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ALLAN PETTERSSON: Symphony No. 1; Symphony No. 2 – Norrköping Sym. Orch./  Christian Lindberg – BIS (CD + DVD) ALLAN PETTERSSON: Symphony No. 1; Symphony No. 2 – Norrköping Sym. Orch./ Christian Lindberg – BIS (CD + DVD)
Published on April 27, 2012

A remarkable completion of the composer’s First Symphony, but the work itself might prove too challenging for many.


Gillian Weir – The King of Instruments (1987-88/2010) Gillian Weir – The King of Instruments (1987-88/2010)
Published on April 21, 2012

Gillian Weir – The King of Instruments (1987-88/2010) All six episodes of the BBC TV Series; six magnificent organs Performer & Host: Organist Gillian Weir [TrackList follows] Studio: BBC/Priory PRDVD 7001 (Distr. by Albany) CD + DVD Video: 4:3 color Audio: English PCM stereo on DVD Length: 152 minutes Rating: ***** When it was telecast […]


Esperanza Spalding – Radio Music Society (Deluxe Version) – Heads Up   (CD+DVD) Esperanza Spalding – Radio Music Society (Deluxe Version) – Heads Up (CD+DVD)
Published on March 16, 2012

This has my vote for the best CD+DVD pop package yet.


“In Seven Days” = THOMAS ADES: In Seven Days; CONLON NANCARROW : Studies No. 6 & 7 – Signum Classics CD+DVD “In Seven Days” = THOMAS ADES: In Seven Days; CONLON NANCARROW : Studies No. 6 & 7 – Signum Classics CD+DVD
Published on March 10, 2012

The always interesting Ades in a fascinating multi-media work.


The SIBELIUS Edition: Vol. 13, Miscellaneous Works – BIS (4 CDs + 1 DVD) The SIBELIUS Edition: Vol. 13, Miscellaneous Works – BIS (4 CDs + 1 DVD)
Published on January 18, 2012

Discoveries galore in Volume 13, many of them well worth exploring, and some world premieres.


STEVE REICH: WTC 9/11; Mallet Quartet; Dance Patterns – Kronos  Quartet/So Percussion, 2 vibes/2 xylophones – Nonesuch CD + DVD STEVE REICH: WTC 9/11; Mallet Quartet; Dance Patterns – Kronos Quartet/So Percussion, 2 vibes/2 xylophones – Nonesuch CD + DVD
Published on January 13, 2012

I find WTC 9/11 the most effective musical composition yet on the subject of 9/11.


“Eternal Source of Brass Divine: Famous Arias for Soprano and Brass” – Magnifica Brass Quintet/ Shigeko Hata, sop. – indésens “Eternal Source of Brass Divine: Famous Arias for Soprano and Brass” – Magnifica Brass Quintet/ Shigeko Hata, sop. – indésens
Published on January 04, 2012

Not all this music works equally well, though there are individual beauties throughout. But the bonus DVD is very entertaining.


When Words Fade – Anderson & Roe, pianos [TrackList follows] Steinway & Sons CD + DVD When Words Fade – Anderson & Roe, pianos [TrackList follows] Steinway & Sons CD + DVD
Published on January 03, 2012

This pair of exciting performers is revolutionizing the duo piano format today.


Anthony Wilson – Seasons: Live at the Met. Museum of Art – Goat Hill (CD + DVD) Anthony Wilson – Seasons: Live at the Met. Museum of Art – Goat Hill (CD + DVD)
Published on December 14, 2011

Four guitars, four guitarists, four seasons: a forecast for unforgettable and refined music.




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