Paul HINDEMITH (1895-1963)
Complete Works for Violin & Piano -
Roman Mints (violin)
Alexander Kobrin (piano) rec. 2017 QUARTZ QTZ2132 [77:13]
[SSi] A wonderful disc for anyone looking for a disc of Hindemith’s four sonatas for violin and piano.
Joseph MARX (1882-1964)
Eine Herbstsymphonie -
Graz PO/Johannes Wildner rec. 2018 CPO 555 262-2 [67:00] [JW]
Giacomo PUCCINI (1858-1924)
Manon Lescaut - Licia
Albanese (soprano) Jussi Bj鰎ling (tenor)
Metropolitan Opera O & Ch/Dimitri Mitropoulos
rec. 1956 PRISTINE AUDIO PACO158 [78:51 + 48:08]
[RMo] A sparkling performance, capturing the best of Bj鰎ling’s appearances as Des Grieux in excellent, refurbished sound.
(1829-1894) Piano Concertos Nos 3
& 5 -
Anna Shelest (Piano)
Estonian Ntl SO/Neeme J鋜vi rec. 2018 SOREL CLASSICS SCCD014 [72:08]
[RC] You will not be let down by these impressive performances.
Mieczysław WEINBERG (1919-1996)
Symphonies Nos 2 & 21 - Gidon Kremer (violin)
City of Birmingham SO, Kremerata Baltica/Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
(soprano) rec. 2018
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 483 6566 [34:21 + 54:38] [JQ] A handsome tribute to Mieczysław Weinberg in his centenary year.
Michael Fabiano (tenor)
Opera arias by Verdi & Donizetti -
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Fabiano provides some impressively dramatic performances of these arias.
Amanda Mole (organ)
Laureate recital rec. 2017 NAXOS 8.573912 [59:52]
[MR] A prize-winner’s recital which possibly does not show us her full potential.
Works by Dove, Jongen & Liszt -
Alexander Ffinch (organ) rec. 2018 DIVINE ART DDA25193 [62:05]
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