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Critics' Choice Recordings - June 2008

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



The Strad

May 2008
8.570554
GODARD: Violin Concerto No. 2 / Concerto romantique / Scenes poetiques
The Strad Selection

International Piano

May/June 2008
8.570485
HAYDN: Piano Concertos, Hob.XVIII:3,4,9,11
International Piano Selection

Pizzicato

May 2008
8.111280-81
VERDI: Trovatore (Il) (Callas, di Stefano, Karajan) (1956)
Supersonic Pizzicato
8.570069
RAUTAVAARA: Symphony No. 8, "The Journey" / Manhattan Trilogy / Apotheosis
Sehr Gut - 5 stars

Scherzo - Spain

April 2008
8.570300-02
HAYDN: Ritorno di Tobia (Il)
Excepcional
8.559325
GLASS: Symphony No. 4, 'Heroes' / The Light
Excepcional

Classica-Repertoire - France

April 2008
8.570579
BUXTEHUDE: Harpsichord Music, Vol. 1
R9

FonoForum - Germany

June 2008
8.557757
BLOCH: Violin Concerto / Baal Shem / Suite hebraique
Musik - 3 / Klang - 4
8.559315
ROREM: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Cello Concerto
Musik - 4 / Klang - 4
8.570231
MOZART: Davide penitente / Regina coeli, K. 108
Musik - 4 / Klang - 4

Klassik - Germany

May 2008
8.570316
BAX: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 2 (No. 2, Sonata in F major)

The Guardian

April/May 2008
8.557526
SCHOENBERG: Chamber Symphony No. 2 / Die gluckliche Hand / Wind Quintet (Schoenberg, Vol. 8)
4/5 stars
8.660198-99
MAYR: Amor coniugale (L')
4/5 stars

Gramophone

May 2008
8.570721
SZYMANOWSKI: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3 (Wit)
Gramophone Editor's Choice
8.570283
STRAUSS, R.: 4 Last Songs / 6 Lieder / Ariadne auf Naxos (excerpts)
Gramophone Editor's Choice
8.570069
RAUTAVAARA: Symphony No. 8, "The Journey" / Manhattan Trilogy / Apotheosis
Gramophone Recommends [G]

Classics Today

8.570737
NIELSEN, C.: Symphonies, Vol. 1 - Nos. 1, 6 (Schonwandt)
10/10
8.570529
ROUSSEL: Symphony No. 2 / Pour une fete de printemps / Suite in F major (Deneve)
10/10
8.570833
DOHNANYI, E.: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2
10/10
8.555843
RODRIGO: Concierto serenata / Concierto de Aranjuez (Complete Orchestral Works, Vol. 9)
9/9
8.559356
ANDERSON, L.: Orchestral Music, Vol. 2 - Suite of Carols / A Harvard Festival / Song of Jupiter
9/9
8.570466
LISZT: Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 (arr. for 2 pianos) (Liszt Complete Piano Music, Vol. 28)
10/9

Musica - Italy

March 2008
8.570094
BAX: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 2 (No. 2, Sonata in F major)
Eccezionale - 5 stars
8.111261
CORTOT, Alfred: Encores - 78 rpm Recordings (1925-26)
Eccezionale - 5 stars

The Times

April/May 2008
8.557983
HILDEGARD VON BINGEN: Celestial Harmonies - Responsories and Antiphons (Oxford Camerata)
4/5 stars
8.570466
LISZT: Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 (arr. for 2 pianos) (Liszt Complete Piano Music, Vol. 28)
4/5 stars
8.570534
BARTOK: Wooden Prince (The)
4/5 stars

 


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