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Critics' Choice Recordings - August 2008

This month brings more great reviews from the leading specialized magazines, quality dailies and online review sites.

American Record Guide

May/June 2008
8.570715
URCULLU: Guitar Works
July/August 2008
8.570541
ELGAR: Part-Songs
8.570006-07
HALFFTER, E.: Piano Music
8.570532
KAPUSTIN: Piano Sonata No. 15 / Preludes / Etudes / Bagatelles
8.570286
RODRIGO: Guitar Works, Vol. 1 - 3 piezas espanolas / Sonata giocosa / Por los campos de Espana / Tonadilla
8.570280
VANHAL: Symphonies, Vol. 4
8.111283
WAGNER: Opera Overtures / BRAHMS: Academic Festival Overture (Boston Symphony / Koussevitzky) (1946-1949)
8.570538
MAJESTIC JOURNEY - Original Works for Euphonium and Orchestra

ClassicFM

August 2008
8.570735
BACH, J.S.: Oboe d'amore Concertos, BWV 1053, 1055 / TELEMANN: Oboe d'amore Concertos, TWV 51:G3, 51:A2 (Stacy)
3 stars

ClassicsToday

February 2008
8.570319
SUGATA: Symphonic Overture / Peaceful Dance of 2 Dragons / The Rhythm of Life
Artistic Quality 9/8 Sound Quality
July 2008
8.570241
ANTILL: Corroboree / Outback Overture
Artistic Quality 10/10 Sound Quality
8.559269
IVES, C.: Songs, Vol. 1
Artistic Quality 9/9 Sound Quality
8.570177
OHZAWA: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Symphony No. 2
Artistic Quality 8/8 Sound Quality
8.559335
FUCHS, K.: Canticle to the Sun / United Artists
Artistic Quality 8/9 Sound Quality
8.557900-01
MOZART, W.A.: Songs (Complete)
Artistic Quality 9/9 Sound Quality

Dallas Morning News

July 2008
8.570833
DOHNANYI, E.: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2

Fanfare

May/June 2008
8.570553
ALBENIZ: Piano Music, Vol. 2 - Recuerdos de viaje / Espagne / Azulejos / La Vega / Navarra
8.660220-21
ROSSINI: Mose in Egitto (1819 Naples version)

Gramophone

May 2008
8.570069
RAUTAVAARA: Symphony No. 8, "The Journey" / Manhattan Trilogy / Apotheosis
Gramophone Recommends
August 2008
8.570714
DVORAK: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World" / Symphonic Variations (Alsop)
8.111142-44
PONSELLE, Rosa: American Recordings (1939, 1954)

International Piano

January/February 2008
8.570359
ALWYN: Piano Music, Vol. 1

Musicalpointers.co.uk

March 2008
8.570299
MEDTNER: Works for Violin and Piano (Complete), Vol. 2 - Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / 2 Canzonas with Dances

MusicWeb International

July 2008
8.570590-91
ROSSINI: Piano Music, Vol. 1 (Marangoni) - Peches de vieillesse, Vols. 6, 9
8.570717
FRESCOBALDI: Keyboard Music from Manuscript Sources
Recording of the month

Readings Monthly

May 2008
8.570341
ESCOBAR, Jose Antonio: Guitar Music of Chile

Strings

April 2008
8.570202
OPERA FANTASIES FOR VIOLIN

The Sunday Times

September 2007
8.570233
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4 / Hungarian Dances Nos. 2, 4-9 (orch. Breiner)
4 stars

 


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