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SCHUBERT: Complete Works for Violin and Piano; Fantasia in f minor for Piano Duet [TrackList follows] – Julia Fischer, violin and piano/ Martin Helmchen, p. – Pentatone SCHUBERT: Complete Works for Violin and Piano; Fantasia in f minor for Piano Duet [TrackList follows] – Julia Fischer, violin and piano/ Martin Helmchen, p. – Pentatone
Published on June 04, 2015

Not to be missed: richly memorable accounts in one two-disc set of Franz Schubert’s Complete Works for Violin and Piano.


TALBOT: Path of Miracles – Conspirare/ Craig Hella Johnson – Harmonia mundi TALBOT: Path of Miracles – Conspirare/ Craig Hella Johnson – Harmonia mundi
Published on May 30, 2015

This is my second go ‘round with this work. The first was very fine, but this one’s really got game.


MARAIS: Alcione–Suites des Airs à Jouer, 1706 – Le Concert des Nations/ Jordi Savall – Alia Vox MARAIS: Alcione–Suites des Airs à Jouer, 1706 – Le Concert des Nations/ Jordi Savall – Alia Vox
Published on May 30, 2015

Another fine upgrade for SACD of an earlier Jordi Savall recording.


BEETHOVEN: Complete Sonatas and Variations for Pianoforte and Violoncello = Matt Haimovitz, cello / Christopher O’Reilly, fortepiano – PENTATONE (2 SACDs) BEETHOVEN: Complete Sonatas and Variations for Pianoforte and Violoncello = Matt Haimovitz, cello / Christopher O’Reilly, fortepiano – PENTATONE (2 SACDs)
Published on May 30, 2015

Sensitive, even soulful, playing by Haimovitz and crisp articulation of the piano part on a mellifluous Broadwood of Beethoven’s day.


Seiichi Nakamura Quintet + 2 – The Boss – TBM/ Master Music xrcd24 Seiichi Nakamura Quintet + 2 – The Boss – TBM/ Master Music xrcd24
Published on May 30, 2015

Lost performance released after forty years with an audio upgrade.


*KALEVI AHO: Nineteen Preludes; Three Small Pieces; Two Easy Pieces for Children; Sonatina; Solo II; Sonata – Sonja Fraki, piano – BIS *KALEVI AHO: Nineteen Preludes; Three Small Pieces; Two Easy Pieces for Children; Sonatina; Solo II; Sonata – Sonja Fraki, piano – BIS
Published on May 28, 2015

************* MULTICHANNEL DISC OF THE MONTH ************
An outstanding recital of Aho’s most important piano music, enthusiastically urged upon all.




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