Classical Reissue Reviews


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.


ELGAR: Symphony No. 1 in A-flat Major – London Philharmonic Orch./ Sir Georg Solti – HDTT ELGAR: Symphony No. 1 in A-flat Major – London Philharmonic Orch./ Sir Georg Solti – HDTT
Published on July 06, 2014

The 1972 Solti performance of Elgar’s A-flat Symphony returns in spectacular sound from HDTT.




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