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JOHN TAVENER: Ikon of Light = Ikon of Light; Funeral Ikos; The Lamb; Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete – The Tallis Scholars/ Peter Phillips – Gimel JOHN TAVENER: Ikon of Light = Ikon of Light; Funeral Ikos; The Lamb; Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete – The Tallis Scholars/ Peter Phillips – Gimel
Published on May 16, 2014

An old and revered, and somewhat important recording, with caveats regarding Ikon of Light.


A Tribute to Erling Bloendal Bengtsson, Vol. 3 = KABALEVSKY: Cello Concerto No. 1; MENDELSSOHN: Cello Sonata No. 2; JOLIVET: Suite en concert pour violoncello – Erling Bloendal Bengtsson, cello/ Anker Blyme, piano/ Iceland Sym. Orch. / Jean-Pierre Jacquillat – Danacord A Tribute to Erling Bloendal Bengtsson, Vol. 3 = KABALEVSKY: Cello Concerto No. 1; MENDELSSOHN: Cello Sonata No. 2; JOLIVET: Suite en concert pour violoncello – Erling Bloendal Bengtsson, cello/ Anker Blyme, piano/ Iceland Sym. Orch. / Jean-Pierre Jacquillat – Danacord
Published on May 14, 2014

From Icelandic Radio tapes issued for the first time, we have more evidence of the broad range and sterling musicianship of cello wizard Erling Bloendal Bengtsson.


BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1 in C Major; Symphony No. 3, (Eroica) – Philharmonic-Sym. of New York/ Willem Mengelberg – Pristine Audio BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1 in C Major; Symphony No. 3, (Eroica) – Philharmonic-Sym. of New York/ Willem Mengelberg – Pristine Audio
Published on May 10, 2014

Historic 1930 readings of Beethoven from New York grant an epic breadth to scores Mengelberg leads in the grand Romantic tradition.


Wanda Landowska – Le Temple de la Musique Ancienne = Works of J.S. BACH – Wanda Landowska, Pleyel harpsichord – Paradizo (CD+CD-ROM) Wanda Landowska – Le Temple de la Musique Ancienne = Works of J.S. BACH – Wanda Landowska, Pleyel harpsichord – Paradizo (CD+CD-ROM)
Published on May 09, 2014

A document on CD & CD-ROM of a milestone in the early music revival.


Julius Katchen, p. = Works of LISZT, BRAHMS, BEETHOVEN, SCHUMANN, CHOPIN – Audite (2 CDs) Julius Katchen, p. = Works of LISZT, BRAHMS, BEETHOVEN, SCHUMANN, CHOPIN – Audite (2 CDs)
Published on May 06, 2014

The tragically short-lived Julius Katchen has an expanded discography courtesy of RIAS tapes from his 1962 and 1964 studio recitals.


Kronos Quartet – A Thousand Thoughts [TrackList follows] – Nonesuch Pro Kronos Quartet – A Thousand Thoughts [TrackList follows] – Nonesuch Pro
Published on May 05, 2014

A celebration of music from varied lands and composers in the Kronos Quartet tradition.


Lucerne Festival – Claudio Abbado = SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2; WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll  – Vienna Philharmonic Orch. (Schubert)/ Ch. Orch. of Europe/ Claudio Abbado – Audite Lucerne Festival – Claudio Abbado = SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2; WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll – Vienna Philharmonic Orch. (Schubert)/ Ch. Orch. of Europe/ Claudio Abbado – Audite
Published on May 05, 2014

Newly-released Abbado performances from Lucerne provide pedestrian Schubert but exhilarated readings of Beethoven and Wagner.


Sir Malcolm Sargent conducts TCHAIKOVSKY: Marche Slav; Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture; Waltz; Theme and Variations from Suite No. 3; 1812 Overture – Royal Philharmonic Orch./ Sir Malcolm Sargent – Guild Sir Malcolm Sargent conducts TCHAIKOVSKY: Marche Slav; Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture; Waltz; Theme and Variations from Suite No. 3; 1812 Overture – Royal Philharmonic Orch./ Sir Malcolm Sargent – Guild
Published on April 28, 2014

The colorful Malcolm Sargent delivers an equally colorful series of Tchaikovsky performances from vintage appearances with the Royal Philharmonic.


Animals in Music (TrackList follows) – Various orchestras/conductors – Naxos (2 CDs) Animals in Music (TrackList follows) – Various orchestras/conductors – Naxos (2 CDs)
Published on April 22, 2014

A most ingenious programming ploy, calling on the huge Naxos collection of recordings.




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