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Musical Pointers CD & DVD reviews from 2006 through 2007

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December 2007

DVDs

Wagner Tristan und Isolde (Glyndebourne 2007)

Rossini La pietra del paragone (Paris)

Martinu The Greek Passion

Brisk Recorder Quartet (Campion - Domestication of the Animal World)

Busoni Doktor Faust (Zurich)

Nadia Boulanger (Mademoiselle, Film by Bruno Monsaigner)

Earle Brown Ne(x)tworks

Britten Albert Herring (Glyndebourne)

 

CDs

 

Heiner Goebbels opera Landscape with Distant Relatives

Koechlin String Quartets 1 & 2 (Ardeo Quartet)

Ives Songs (Jill Feldman)

Daniel Börtz (His name was Orestes; A Joker's Tales)

Margarethe Danzi (Sonatas & Variations)

Organ Gloriosa (Ulrike Northoff)

Buxtehude Trio Sonatas Op 2 (L'Estravagante)

Bartók & Martinu (Supraphon for Christmas)

Scheidt & Schein and Vintage Brisk (Brisk Recorder Quartet)

The Better Land Volume Six (Great Boy Sopranos 1912 - 1970)

Buxtehude Trio Sonatas Op 1 (L'Estravagante)

Rachmaninoff Preludes and Études-tableaux (Barbara Nissman)

Alkan Organ Music Vol 2 (Kevin Bowyer)

Coates Symphony 15/Cantata da Requiem/Transitions

Nörgard & Hind (mainly Works For Piano)

Pintscher en sourdine; tenebrae; Reflections on Narcissus

Dowland Lute music Vol 3 (Nigel North)

Monteverdi Madrigals etc (I Fagiolini)

Campion, Byrd etc (Domestication of the Animal World)

Swayne (music for cello & piano)

Robert Parsons (Voces Cantabiles)

J S Bach Well-tempered Clavier, Book 1 (Jill Crossland, piano)

Berkeley String Quartets

Albeniz, Bartok, Falla, Ketelby, Khachaturian, Kosma etc (Taraf de Haidouks)

Elizabethan Ballads, Ayres & Dances (Pantagruel)

Purcell, Blow, Croft & Humphrey (Les Arts Florissants /William Christie)

Gregers Brinch piano works

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols/Hodie

 

November 2007

DVDs

Monteverdi Vespers (ARTS- Lugano)

Tan Dun Tea & Broken Silence

The Full Monteverdi (I Fagiolini/La Bouchadière)

CDs

Boccherini - Cello Concertos etc (Ophélie Gaillard, Sandrine Piau & Ensemble Pulcinella)

Monteverdi Vespers (ARTS- Lugano)

D'Indy Piano Sonata in E Minor op.63 etc

Paul Carey Jones/Llyr Williams - song recital

September/October 2007

DVDs

Rossini La pietra del paragone (Madrid)

Dillon Traumwerk (Duo Gelland)

Vivaldi Four Seasons Mosaic

Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana

Leoncavallo I Pagliacci

Verdi Oberto

Lully Thésée

Verdi Il Trovatore at Bregenz

CDs

Brahms Quartets Nos 1 & 3 (Takacs Quartet)

Boccherini (Documentaries "Neiges éternelles" and "Parfums de Madrid")

Grieg Slåtter op. 72 (Åshild & Ingfrid Breie Nyhus - Hardanger fiddle & piano)

Conlon Nancarrow Player Piano Studies 33-41c
and Stravinsky, Hindemith, Toch, Casella, Malipiero, Antheil etc - (Original Compositions of the 1920s for Player Piano)

Luc Ferrari (Chansons pour le corps & Et si tout entière maintenant…)

Lou Harrison - Concerto for Violin with Percussion etc (Madeleine Mitchell & ensemblebash)

Hindemith Mathis der Maler

Debussy - music for piano duet

Ge Gan-ru (Chinese avant-garde)

Rotterdam String Quartets (Doelen Kwartet)

Theo Verbey (two portrait CDs)

Tippett Piano Works Intégrale (Osborne)

Metner Piano Works (Severin von Eckardstein)

Scriabin The Solo Piano Works (Maria Lettberg)

Tartini / Telemann (Hyperion)

Vivaldi - The Trial of Harmony & Invention - Vols 1 - including the Four Seasons - and 2 (Accademia Bizantina)

Vivaldi L'estro armonico

Bach, Wilhelm Friedmann (12 Polonaises, Sonata and Fantasia)

Brahms & Schumann Piano Quintets (Two-Pianos versions)

Beethoven Piano Concertos 2 & 4 (Mikhail Pletnev)

Schoenberg Orchestral songs, Kol Nidre etc (Naxos Craft Vol 7)

Reimann: Zyklus / Kumi Ori / Die Pole sind in uns

Lorenz, Pann, Jalbert, Garrop and Fung (Composers in the Loft)

Spectrum for clarinet (Mitchell/Myers)

Penderecki (Te Deum etc)

Silvestrov 6th Symphony (Kofman/Bonn)

Ireland Songs

Sarah Leonard (English Song)

Whettam Quartets

Verdi Luisa Miller (Maag, Pavarotti)

Beethoven, Mahler, Shostakovich, Mahler and Silvestrov (ECM)

Handel – Messiah (Dublin Version)

Handel - Joshua (Maulbronn)

Song of Songs” (Laudibus)

Schubert: Works for fortepiano vol. 2 (Vermeulen)

Valerio Sannicandro (Chamber music)

Sannicandro/ Mundry/ Schlunz / Schwartz/ Reiserer/ Furrer/ Riedl
(Dialogues - Music for flute & percussion)

Haydn, Mendelssohn and Kurtag (Asasello String Quartet)

Monteverdi L'Orfeo (Concerto Italiana/Alessandrini)

Flecha (ensaladas)

Birtwistle: Punch and Judy

James Tenney (Barton Workshop)

Poulenc (Les Animaux modeles)

James MacMillan a cappella music (Tenebrae & Cappella Nova)

Choral realisations (arr. Mitchell)

Arnold Piano Concertos

Madeleine Mitchell ("Violin Songs”)

Louis Couperin (Harpsichord Suites)

Mozart am Stein Vis-à-vis (Andreas Staier & Christine Schornsheim)

Schumann Schubert Mendelssohn (Meneses/Wyss)

An Italian Sojourn (Trio Settecento)

Vivaldi concertos & arias (La Serenissima & Mhairi Lawson)

D'Indy Piano works Vol 1

Catherine Bott (songs from medieval Spain)

Central European medieval love lyrics (Capilla Flamenca)

Stravinsky The Rake's Progress (cond. Stravinsky in New York)

Schönberg / Strauss / Komarova / Danzmayr/ Bartok (Cologne String Sextet)

József Sári (Music for brass and cimbaloms)

Rimsky Korsakov - Piano Duos

Buxtehude solo keyboard music (Colin Booth)

Solbiati and Dall'Ongaro (contemporary Italian composers)

Roberto Sierra Chamber Music (Continuum Ensemble)

Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite, Symph N°4 (Anima Eterna)

Bax 2-Piano Music

Maxwell Davies Quartets 7 & 8

Peter Schuback - (music for cello solo)

Rorem Concertos (Piano Concerto no 3 and Cello Concerto)

August 2007

DVDs

Hindemith Cardillac

CDs

Paderewski piano music

Bacevicius Orchestral Music

Rubinstein plays Concertos
(Beethoven 4 and Saint-Saens 2
)

Hartmann Violin works

Spohr Symphonies 1 and 2 etc

Beethoven, Brahms, Zemlinsky Piano/Viola Trios

Alkan Piano Works (Hamelin)

Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition (CD set)

Naïve Baroque reissues:
Handel Il trifono di tempo

Vivaldi concertos and cantatas

Stabat Mater by Pergolesi and A Scarlatti

Jesuit Baroque Music from Peking


Brahms Piano Quintet (Pollini / Quartetto Italiano)

Strauss and Pedersen Piano Quartets

Casals conducts (pre-war, Naxos Historical)

Ian Wilson

Cortot Encores (Naxos Historical)

Francis Pott's Cloud of Unknowing

Walton and Rubbra Viola concertos

Langgard Symphonies 2 and 3

Brahms Sextets in Piano Trio versions

Allgen Solo Violin Sonata

Brahms Violin and Viola Sonatas (Portrait Classics)

Quincy Porter String Quartets

CPE Bach and Mozart Orchestral Works

Mozart and Beethoven Piano /Wind Quintets (original instruments)

Carpenter and Skempton

Tippett, Britten, Arnold, Berkeley & Rawsthorne (Lyrita reissues)

Malcolm Williamson - concertos, sonata for two pianos (Lyrita)

JULY 2007

DVDs

Angelin Preljocaj ballets (Paris Opera Ballet Company)

John Cage One 11 with 103

Mozart – Cosi fan tutte at Glyndebourne & Salzburg

Haydn, Dvorak & Schubert (Wihan Quartet with Jamie Walton)

Mozart – Lucio Silla (Salzburg M22)

CDs

Martinu – The Epic of Gilgamesh

Grieg String Quartets (Chilingirians)

Stanford Chamber Works

Medtner Complete Skazi

French Piano Duo Music (Immerseel/Chevalier & Labeques)

20thC Guitar Music Recital (Abigail James)

Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin (Vollestad/Glaser)

Scarlatti Complete Sonatas Vols 6 & 7 (Richard Lester)

Uri Caine Goldberg Variations

Bach Motets (The Hilliard Ensemble)

Bach and the fortepiano (Walter Riemer)

Czernowin: Shu Hai Practices Javelin

Fleishman/Shostakovich: Rothschild's Violin
Shostakovich: The Gamblers

Brahms Sonatas (Wakabayashi, Vardi & Sturrock)

Vaughan Williams, Warlock, Bliss & Gurney (James Gilchrist)

Handel Organ Concertos and Harp Concerto

Vivaldi Arias and Sinfonias (Emma Kirkby)

Verdi – Reductions for small orchestra

Buxtehude Organ works and Vocal miscellany (Ton Koopman)

Taverner (Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford)

Margarethe Danzi & Mozart (violin & fortepiano)

John R Williamson - Songs

Beethoven Spring & Kreutzer sonatas (Leonard and Tinney)

Kukal Symphonies & Bassoon Concerto

Tsontakis Man of Sorrows

Rolf Borch (contemporary clarinet)

Christian Lindberg Composer

Åke Hermanson (2 CD compilation)

Peteris Plakidis (songs and concertos)

Hans Koessler (String Quintet & Sextet)

Andre Jolivet (Mario Caroli)

Veracini Sonate accademiche (Elizabeth Wallfisch)

Schubert, Dvorak Piano trios (London Mozart Trio)

Jennifer Koh (violin concertos and violin/piano fantasies)

Haydn Piano Sonatas (John Lill)

Bach Flute Sonatas (Folena)

English Violin Sonatas

Dodgson String Quartets (Tippett Quartet)

Donizetti Anna Bolena (Callas)

Havergal Brian Symphony No 2

Edna Stern plays Schumann

Brahms Violin concerto etc (Fischer and Zehetmair)

Strauss Wiener Blut

 

JUNE 2007

DVDs

Mozart Idomeneo

Mozart Lo Sposo Deluso /L'Oca del Cairo

Mozart Ascanio in Alba

Mozart Piano Sonatas and Concertos (Piazzini)

Debussy Fall of the House of Usher (Bregenz Festival)

 

CDs

Zeisl Piano Concerto

Berg, Schonberg & Webern (Quatuor Psophos)

ROSSINI La Donna del Lago

Elgar Songs and Piano Music

Haydn Piano Trios Volume 7

American Virtuosa (Rachel Barton Pine)

MONTEVERDI Il Sesto Libro De Madrigali (Allesandarini)

Busoni & Liszt (David Wilde)

Maxim Rysanov & Ruth Palmer

Geminiani Concerti Grossi and Trio Sonatas

Benjamin Wallfisch (composer portrait)

Schubert Der Graf von Gleichen

Portrait of an English Harpsichord (Steven Devine)

Zemlinsky & Schulhoff Songs (Randi Stene)

Mozart Piano Sonatas and Concertos (Glaser & Bilson)

Schubert Schone Mullerin (Glaser & Vollestad)

Gesualdo - Madrigali - Libro IV (Kassiopeia Quintet)

Silvestrov Symphony No 6

Edwin Roxburgh

 

MAY 2007

DVDs

 

CDs

Elgar/Berlioz (Dresden/Davis)

Janáček: Glagolitic Mass (Tennstedt)

Strauss Songs (Hyperion series)

Brahms Symphonies etc (Dohnanyi)

Haydn Armida (Harnoncourt)

 

 

APRIL 2007

DVD

Ades - Powder Her Face

Chopin Preludes and documentary (Schiff)

Barenboim plays Beethoven

CD

CPE Bach Flute works (Juliette Hurel on Zig Zag)

Schumann Symphony 4 (Northern Sinfonia / Zehetmair at the Sage)

Sibelius Symphony No 2 etc. (Davis / Dresden SK)

John Jeffreys 26 English Songs

Bartok Composer Portrait (Stephen Johnson book + CDs)

Vivaldi: L'Estro Armonico (Accademia Bizantina)

Reger Songs

Stefan Wolpe Songs

Ferneyhough Choral Works

Haydn complete Piano Sonatas (Buchbinder)

Kenneth Mobbs plays early keyboards

Alessandro Scarlatti 'La Folia' & Two Cantatas

Early Scriabin piano music (Stephen Coombs)

Klemperer conducts Beethoven

Hans Gal Piano Music

Schubert String Quintet D956

Eulenburg Audio +Score (concept review)

Avison/Scarlatti Concerti Grossi

Donizetti Don Sebastian, King of Portugal

Schornsheim plays harpsichord / fortepiano concertos

Demidenko plays Clementi

Modern American String Quartets

Ades / Schubert Piano Quintets

Alnaes / Sinding Piano Concertos

Schumann Vioin sonatas

 

MARCH 2007

DVDs

Mozart – La Finta Giardiniera ( Salzburg)

Mozart – La Finta Semplice (Salzburg 2006)

Wagner - Tannhauser (Bayreuth 1989)

Verdi - Otello (Barcelona)

Mozart – Le nozze di Figaro (Paris)

Mozart – La Clemenza di Tito (Salzburg 2003)

CDs

Songs of FG Scott

Bach Goldberg Variations; Partita No. 5 (Glenn Gould; Obert-Thorn transfer)

Peterson-Berger (The Doomsday Prophets)

Sibelius Symphony No 2; Pohjola's Daughter (Davis)

Sadie Harrison (An unexpected light)

Roger Marsh Giraud's Pierrot Lunaire

Roger Smalley (Concertos & Scriabin transcriptions)

Haydn String Quartets (Carducci Quartet debut recording)

Schubert Piano Sonatas (Howard Shelley, fortepiano)

Kagel Duodramen; Szenario; Liturgien

Schumann complete String Quartets (Fine Arts)

Chopin & Rachmaninoff - cello sonatas

Stravinsky – Oedipus Rex

Medtner Skazki Op 8 - Op 54 (Hamish Milne)

Kirsten Flagstad (Grieg – Wagner etc)

Schubert/"James" & Schumann/"James" WandererFantasy

Schubert String Quintet etc (Raphael Ensemble)

Schubert/Kissine String Quartet in G major

Judith Bingham – Choral Music

Manchicourt - Brabant Ensemble

Schubert, Spohr etc (Lieder for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano)

Handel ‘Cello Sonatas

Berio's Piano Music

Rawsthorne Piano Concertos & Symphonic Studies

Bach Mass in B minor/Jos van Veldhoven

Buxtehude/Koopman Wacht! Euch zum Streit gefasset macht

Cavalli: Gli Amori d'Apollo e di Dafne

Webern: Complete Songs

Franck - Melodies

Schoenberg: Vocal works and 1st Chamber Symphony

 

 

FEBRUARY 2007

DVDs

Ponchielli La Gioconda X2

Puccini – La Boheme (Madrid)

Wagner – Lohengrin

Torroba Luisa Fernanda

Dusapin Faustus, the Last Night

Offenbach Tales of Hoffmann from Bilbao

Prokofiev – The Love for Three Oranges (Amsterdam, 2005)

Bellini - Norma (Amsterdam)

Rossini Tancredi


CDs

Xenakis Thommessen Hegdal Hvoslef (Norwegian Chamber Orchestra)

Adams Piano Music (Ralph van Raat)

Arman Piano Trio

Mahler & Handel; Lieberson & Harbison (Lorraine Hunt Liberson)

Cherkassky at Wigmore Hall

Clementi Sonatas and Sonatinas (Liz Glazer - fortepiano)

Beethoven Piano Sonatas (Brautigam)

Gesualdo - Madrigals Book III (Kassopeia Quintet)

Francis Pott Choral and Organ Music

Ronald Stevenson - Songs

Robert Louis Stevenson A Child's Garden of Verses (Susan Hamilton & Simon Woolf)

American Songs (Michaels/Buccheri)

Moondog arr Joanna MacGregor

Joby Talbot etc (The King's Singers)

English Songbooks of the 1700s

Music for the Coronation of James II

Grainger and Grieg Choral Music

Albeniz – Pepita Jimenez

JAN

Falstaff at Florence

CDs

Dutilleux (John Chen Piano)

Busoni Piano Music – 3 (Wolf Harden)

Judith Weir Songs

Bartok, Ben-Shabetaj etc (Voland Quartet - Two Pianos and Percussion)

Lex Van Delden Complete String Quartets

Havergal Brian Symphonies Nos 4 & 12

Scarlatti sonatas (Joanna Leach, square piano)

Morten Lauridsen – Choral Music

Stravinsky Renard etc

Nielsen: Chamber Works for Violin and Strings

Beethoven Sonatas Vol 4 - Ronald Brautigan (fortepiano)

Rameau Suites (Angela Hewitt - piano)

New Goldberg Variations (2nd review)

Shostakovich – Symphony No 13 “ Babi Yar ” RLPO/Schwarz

Arne Nordheim - Draumkvedet

The Essential Sibelius (BIS)

Sibelius piano works

Beethoven Op. 109-111 (Schnabel & Uchida)

Dallapiccola: a portrait

Rorem 'Cello suite & Double Concerto

Alfred Hollins organ works

Piet Swerts Chamber Music

DECEMBER 2006

DVDs

Bizet Carmen (Opernfestspiel St. Margarethen)

Malcolm Arnold (Tony Palmer TV film)

Conny Janssen Danst with Conjunto Iberiico

Strauss Elektra (Zurich)

Mozart Die Zauberflöte (Ludwigsburger Festspiele/Wolfgang Gönnenwein /Axel Manthey)

Rossini L'Italiana in Algeri revisited (copied from The Opera Critic 2002)

CDs

Bernhard Lang Theatre of Repetitions

Contemporary music from Sweden (Duo Gelland, Johannes Johansson etc)

Fuchs & Rihm (Minguet Quartet)

Higdon, Fitzell, Mackey, Gordon, DeSantis (eighth blackbird)

Elisabeth Schumann (Mozart and Viennese Operetta 1926-38)

Malcolm Arnold Edition (Decca, 13 CDs)

Malcolm Arnold (Solo Piano Music)

Mozart & Strauss (Thaous Ensemble)

William and Henry Lawes Songs

Vivaldi (The Purcell Quartet)

Nicholas Maw (Choral Music)

Riley, Donatoni, Loevendie etc (Conjunto Iberico Cello Octet)

Bach Brandenburg Concertos (Naxos & ARTS)

 

NOVEMBER 2006

DVDs

Roland Petit ballets

CDs

Schubert Holzmair/Eisenlohr (fortepiano)

Giles Swayne: Convocation

Recent Naxos releases

Bax Violin and Viola Sonatas

Ernst Toch Tanz-Suite / Cello Concerto

Schumann's Carnaval (Dame Myra Hess)

Brahms and Schumann (John Lill)

Vaughan Williams & Gurney– A Shropshire Lad

Maulbronner Kammerchor/Jurgen Budday

Miserere Tenebrae/Nigel Short

Busoni – Songs

Elgar – Sea Pictures & The Music Makers

Landscape and Time (The Kings Singers)

Daubney Songs

Feuchtwanger (Haydn Dickenson, piano)

Carl Vine Piano Music

Brahms & Schoenberg (Trio Jean Paul)

Mahler Symphonies & Das Lied von der Erde (Bertini)

 

OCTOBER 2006

DVDs

Verdi Rigoletto (Liceu, Barcelona 2004)

Marc-André Hamelin on DVD and CD

Julian Bream - My Life in Music

CDs

The songs of Judith Weir

CPE Bach, Dieter Ammann & Rudolf Kelterborn (Mondrian Ensemble Basle)

Geoffrey Tozer (For Children: Bach;Mozart;Schumann; Prokofiev etc)

Brahms, Wagner and Dupré (Robert Quinney, organ)

Brahms Piano Quartets (Hamelin & Leopold String Trio)

The King's Singers (R R Bennett, J McCabe, P M Davies etc)

Roslavets Chamber Symphony

Goldstone/Clemmow (Piano Trio in B flat; Arpeggione Sonata etc)

Elgar Piano Music (Ashley Wass)

Annie Fischer (Beethoven & Schumann)

Elisabeth Lutyens: Chamber and choral works (Exaudi/Endymion)

Brahms German Requiem (Vasari Singers)

Bach Clavieruebungen (Elizabeth de la Porte)

Debussy Pour le Piano , Estampes , Preludes Bk 1 etc (Roy Howat)

Debussy Preludes (Steven Osborne)

IVES Symphonies (Litton)

Adrian Jack String Quartets (Arditti)

Ivan Fedele (music for ensembles, with solo flute and clarinet)

Hindemith, Janacek & Seeger String Quartets

Satsuki Odamura (music for Japanese traditional instruments)

Debussy early piano music (Roy Howat)

Godowsky & Beethoven/Liszt etc (David Stanhope)

John Adams violin concerto (Chloë Hanslip)

Roslavets Violin Sonatas

Shostakovich The Complete Symphonies (Oleg Caetini)

Rostropovich live in 1985 (Concertos by Elgar, Haydn and Saint-Saens)

Julian Anderson (2001-2005)

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2006

DVDs

Mozart La Finta Giardiniera (Zurich Opera)

CDs

Mikhail Shilyaev (promo CDs)

Auerbach plays Auerbach

Sacchini Oedipe à Colone

Bruckner Symphony No.7 (Barbirolli)

Will Todd Mass in Blue

Aleksander Szram (piano) Into the 21st Century

Tanya Prochazka (Britten, Ireland, Walton and Elgar)

New Goldberg Variations (six American composers)

AUGUST 2006
DVDs

Glenn Gould Hereafter
Rameau – In Convertendo (Christie)

Wagner – The Ring Cycle (Audi)

 

 

 

 

 
 

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