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Canta la Serenissima: Music from 17th-Cen. Venice — Argo – Alba Canta la Serenissima: Music from 17th-Cen. Venice — Argo – Alba
Published on June 21, 2014

An intriguing recital of good compass and easy manners, though perhaps a little too mild.


BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D; MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in e – Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique/ John Eliot Gardiner – Decca Blu-ray BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D; MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in e – Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique/ John Eliot Gardiner – Decca Blu-ray
Published on June 21, 2014

Another questionably-released release from Universal, with good and great performances.


BEETHOVEN: Complete String Quartets, Vol. III = Quartet in C Minor; Grosse Fuge in B-flat Major; Quartet in F Major – Quartetto di Cremona – Audite BEETHOVEN: Complete String Quartets, Vol. III = Quartet in C Minor; Grosse Fuge in B-flat Major; Quartet in F Major – Quartetto di Cremona – Audite
Published on June 20, 2014

Wickedly scintillating renditions of Beethoven quartets in this third installment of the cycle make the Cremona players‘ versions irresistible.


Art Taylor – Taylor’s Wailers – Prestige/Analogue Productions (mono SACD) Art Taylor – Taylor’s Wailers – Prestige/Analogue Productions (mono SACD)
Published on June 19, 2014

To call this group extraordinary is an understatement…


MOZART: Requiem – Genia Kuhmeier, sop./ Bernarda Fink, contralto/ Mark Padmore, tenor/ Gerald Finley, bass/ Netherlands Radio Choir/ Royal Concertgebouw Orch./ Mariss Jansons – RCO Live MOZART: Requiem – Genia Kuhmeier, sop./ Bernarda Fink, contralto/ Mark Padmore, tenor/ Gerald Finley, bass/ Netherlands Radio Choir/ Royal Concertgebouw Orch./ Mariss Jansons – RCO Live
Published on June 19, 2014

Fabulous sound and singing, a little bit of interpretative waywardness, but overall a contender in the Mozart Requiem surround sound sweepstakes.


BRUCKNER: Symphonies No. 4 in E-flat, “Romantic” (1874 original version); No. 7 in E; No. 8 in c (1887 original version) – Bavarian State Orch./ Kent Nagano – Farao Pure Audio Blu-ray BRUCKNER: Symphonies No. 4 in E-flat, “Romantic” (1874 original version); No. 7 in E; No. 8 in c (1887 original version) – Bavarian State Orch./ Kent Nagano – Farao Pure Audio Blu-ray
Published on June 19, 2014

************ MULTICHANNEL DISC OF THE MONTH ************* 

A half-star corrective to last year’s release.


BRUCKNER: Mass No. 3 – Bamberg Sym. /Robin Ticciati – Tudor Classics BRUCKNER: Mass No. 3 – Bamberg Sym. /Robin Ticciati – Tudor Classics
Published on June 16, 2014

A welcome addition to the Bruckner catalog in high-definition sound.


CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Chamber Music – Kinsky Trio Prague/Pražák Quartet/various performers – Praga Digitals CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Chamber Music – Kinsky Trio Prague/Pražák Quartet/various performers – Praga Digitals
Published on June 16, 2014

Absolutely charming music in terrific performance.




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