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Composer Joseph Boulogne, the son of an African slave woman and her French owner who grew up in France and was awarded the title Chevalier du Saint-Georges, was largely lost to history until the last few decades, reemerging into public awareness with the somewhat belittling appellation “Le Mozart Noir” (The Black Mozart). This apparent attempt […]
Please click below to access the video review, and please consider subscribing to our YouTube Channel. The Bottom Line: This box offers a carefully curated and rewarding survey of sixty years of music-making. Over the years, Neville Marriner’s Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields because synonymous with lively, polished recordings of baroque and classical music, but they […]
For some period during what we now call the Renaissance and Baroque, it was popular practice for vocalists and instrumentalists to embellish or ornament a melodic line by dividing longer note values into many shorter, more elaborate figures as a means of variation. This was nothing so “ordinary” as a little trill or turn, or […]
Shai Wosner continues working his way through Schubert’s sonatas on disc, with largely distinctive results. In the A minor sonata’s opening Moderato, the pianist brings a variety of touch and emphasis to each iteration of the martial repeated-note theme, and manages to convey both unity and improvisatory impulse in the movement’s tempo fluctuations. He keeps […]
The piano music of Jean Roger-Ducasse (1873-1954) is cut from the same subtle and refined cloth as that of his teacher and mentor Fauré, particularly in the latter’s elusive late works. Its difficulties lie not so much with virtuosic challenges as they do with issues of numerous expressive directives and clarifying contrapuntal movement. It must […]
When this came across my desk and I checked the playlist, my heart sank. Chestnuts galore. Did I really want to hear this selection of French and Italian arias (and duets) sung by a Russian soprano? I’d made a pact with myself that right or wrong, a Russian-bloc Mimi or Liu would have to have […]
Please click on the link below for the video review, and please subscribe to our YouTube channel (it’s free). The bottom line: this beautifully assembled and reasonably priced box includes all of the Jochum Philips recordings not found in the two big DG boxes. You get, most importantly, his Amsterdam Beethoven cycle, with its excellent […]
Pianist Tony Chen Lin understandably tries to explain and justify why he’s brought these particular four compositions together for a recital disc. Yet he doesn’t need to, because they add up to a wonderfully contrasted program. Opening with Bartók’s Piano Sonata guarantees attention, especially considering Lin’s grounded rhythm and decisive articulation in the outer movements. […]
Nikolai Tcherepnin (1873-1943) was the father of Alexander, who might be just a smidge better known. A pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov, he was a composer of some talent, and believe it or not this is the second complete recording of his ballet Narcisse et Echo. The work explores a world quite similar to that in Ravel’s […]
The chamber and orchestral works of Karl Weigl (1881-1949) have been gradually finding their way onto recordings, including the last two of his eight string quartets, recorded here for the first time, so far as I know. The harmonic content and polished workmanship of his style relate to other keepers of the Austrian/German fin-de-siècle Romantic […]