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A good number of pianists have been taking up works of Tudor virginal composers like William Byrd and John Bull on the modern concert grand. Yet only a handful have truly internalized the music to Kit Armstrong’s remarkable degree, as he proves time and again throughout his first recording for Deutsche Grammophon. In contrast to […]
Joan Manén (1883-1971) was a locally well-known Catalan composer who apparently had serious ambitions as a creator of large-scale works. Both pieces here are very substantial–the Violin Concerto No. 3 lasts 43 minutes, while Symphony No. 2 takes nearly an hour–and both are subtitled “Ibérico/a” for some reason. I say “for some reason” because Manén […]
Beatrice Rana’s affetuoso, free-spirited approach to Chopin’s Etudes Op. 25 and four Scherzos may not suit all tastes, yet there’s no question that she has the means to bring off her conceptions. Put simply, Rana can do whatever she wants at the piano. She can bring out any voice in any line, at any dynamic […]
This is one terrific album! Put aside your expectations of how Ravel’s music should sound based on prior experience of it as played by world-class orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic (Boulez), Concertgebouw (Haitink), Boston Symphony (Ozawa), London Symphony (Abbado), or Montreal Symphony (Dutoit). Only the French National under Martinon offers a unique and distinctive […]
In his notes prefacing the recording, guitarist Daniel Lippel acknowledges the validity of many different approaches to Bach performance practice, and assures his listeners that his own approach, while certainly distinctive, is in no way meant to make a definitive argument–“after all,” he continues, “I am playing an instrument that didn’t exist when the music […]
Each of the three works that Behzod Abduraimov presents in this program consists of small, strongly individual pieces that ultimately add up to more than the sum of their parts. Abduraimov’s impressive interpretations bear this out; he manages to tap into each piece’s character, while unifying them by way of timing and carefully thought out […]
This is a delightful, even astonishing release. It contains early works by Leo Sowerby, the most popular composer of church music in the 20th century USA. The two largest items here were composed for Paul Whiteman’s (of Rhapsody in Blue fame) jazz band. They are extraordinarily appealing. The first, called Synconata, is a single movement […]
The Bottom Line: Up and running again under the new leadership of Johannes Klumpp, Hänssler’s Haydn Symphony cycle continues with this fine new recording of Symphonies Nos. 2, 17-20. Check out the video below.
The best performances of Nikolai Kapustin’s through-composed jazz-influenced works come from that rare breed of pianists who possess both a transcendental classical technique and a feel for jazz time keeping. Yeol Eum Son is one of those pianists. She swings like mad in the Op. 40 Etudes’ first and final selections, nailing the syncopated accents […]
Between 1992 and 2016 Cyrus Meher-Homji produced compilations of live, unedited performances recorded during the Sydney International Piano Competition. From this body of work, Meher-Homji has culled 11 CDs’ worth of strong, well-contrasted, and wide ranging programs organized by style and genre. Choices are based on musical quality first and foremost, rather than on which […]