Classical Reissue Reviews


The Huberman Week Festival = Works of BACH, VIVALDI, BEETHOVEN, MENDELSSOHN, TCHAIKOVSKY, ELGAR, SIBELIUS & BARTOK – violin soloists/ Israel Philharmonic Orch./ Zubin Mehta – Helicon (4 CDs) The Huberman Week Festival = Works of BACH, VIVALDI, BEETHOVEN, MENDELSSOHN, TCHAIKOVSKY, ELGAR, SIBELIUS & BARTOK – violin soloists/ Israel Philharmonic Orch./ Zubin Mehta – Helicon (4 CDs)
Published on July 27, 2014

Devotees of “the Jewish fiddle” will discover virtuoso treasures from this Festival of Music devoted to Bronislaw Huberman, from Israel, 1982.


Monique de la Bruchollerie, piano = Works BEETHOVEN, LISZT, SCHUMANN, CHOPIN, SOLER, GALLES, RODRIGUEZ – MeloClassic Monique de la Bruchollerie, piano = Works BEETHOVEN, LISZT, SCHUMANN, CHOPIN, SOLER, GALLES, RODRIGUEZ – MeloClassic
Published on July 22, 2014


The powerful French virtuoso Bruchollerie is captured in a live recital at the peak of her “formidable” powers.


Schneiderhahn Quartet = HAYDN: String Quartet in C Major; BRAHMS: String Quartet in C Minor; SCHUMANN: String Quartet in A Major – Schneiderhahn Q. – MeloClassic Schneiderhahn Quartet = HAYDN: String Quartet in C Major; BRAHMS: String Quartet in C Minor; SCHUMANN: String Quartet in A Major – Schneiderhahn Q. – MeloClassic
Published on July 20, 2014

An important new label restores historic performance from wartime German radio by the famed Schneiderhahn Quartet.


Mordecai Shehori plays BEETHOVEN, Vol. 2 = Cembal d’amour Mordecai Shehori plays BEETHOVEN, Vol. 2 = Cembal d’amour
Published on July 18, 2014

More elegantly “musical” Beethoven from Mordecai Shehori, who eschews mere bravura for intelligence and authenticity of expression.


Arthur de Greef: Solo and Concerto Recordings = Volumes 1 thru 4 – acoustic & electrical recordings – APR (4 CDs) Arthur de Greef: Solo and Concerto Recordings = Volumes 1 thru 4 – acoustic & electrical recordings – APR (4 CDs)
Published on July 18, 2014

An extensive survey of Belgian piano virtuoso Arthur de Greef reveals a master of an idiom he knew well.


PROKOFIEV: Concertos for Piano and Orchestra, Nos. 1 – 5 – Vladimir Krainev, piano/ Moscow Philharmonic Orch./ Dmitri Kitaenko – Melodiya (2 CDs) PROKOFIEV: Concertos for Piano and Orchestra, Nos. 1 – 5 – Vladimir Krainev, piano/ Moscow Philharmonic Orch./ Dmitri Kitaenko – Melodiya (2 CDs)
Published on July 13, 2014

A grand surprise for Prokofiev concertos enthusiasts; Krainev blazes his way through the cycle with demonic expertise.


GRIEG: Complete Orchestral Works – soloists/ Malmo Sym. & Royal Scottish Sym./ Bjarte Engeset – Naxos (8 CDs) GRIEG: Complete Orchestral Works – soloists/ Malmo Sym. & Royal Scottish Sym./ Bjarte Engeset – Naxos (8 CDs)
Published on July 10, 2014

The collected Grieg orchestral works under one roof: romantic, melodious, often gripping and infinitely attractive.


Duets for Violin and Piano = SCHUBERT: Violin Sonata in A Major; Fantasie in C Major; BRAHMS: Violin Sonata No. 1 – David Oistrakh, violin/ Frida Bauer, p. – Melodiya Duets for Violin and Piano = SCHUBERT: Violin Sonata in A Major; Fantasie in C Major; BRAHMS: Violin Sonata No. 1 – David Oistrakh, violin/ Frida Bauer, p. – Melodiya
Published on July 10, 2014

These early ’70s recordings find Russian violinist David Oistrakh in excellent form.


Kreisleriana; Carnaval; Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp Minor; Davidsbuendlertaenze; Fantasie in C Major; Kinderszenen: Traeumerei – Walter Gieseking, p. – Andromeda (2 CDs) Kreisleriana; Carnaval; Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp Minor; Davidsbuendlertaenze; Fantasie in C Major; Kinderszenen: Traeumerei – Walter Gieseking, p. – Andromeda (2 CDs)
Published on July 08, 2014

Another attempt to “codify” the collected Schumann that Walter Gieseking recorded, 1938-1947.


O Vos Omnes: Music for Lent and Holy Week – Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola/ Kent Trittle – MSR Classics O Vos Omnes: Music for Lent and Holy Week – Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola/ Kent Trittle – MSR Classics
Published on July 06, 2014

16 years old, but worth every year—this has aged well.




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