Classical Music Home

The World's Leading Classical Music Group

Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?
Keyword Search
in
 
 Classical Music Home > Naxos Album Reviews

Album Reviews



 
See latest reviews of other albums...

Limelight Magazine, August 2008

There was always a unique alchemy between the art of sir Thomas Beecham and the music of Frederick Delius, to be heard in every bar of this remarkable January 1938 recording of Appalachia. It’s a performance of beaming dedication, wistful heartache and rapt wonder leaves the listener in no doubt about Sir Thomas’s boundless love for a work that served as his introduction to the composer. By July 1938 Beecham and the LPO had committed to disc the three remaining items that make up The Delius Society’s final volume of the composer’s music issued by Columbia Records; suffice to say, La Calinda skips along entrancingly here, while no true Delian could fail to respond to Beecham’s poignant way with both the closing scene from Hassan and the lovely Irmelin Prelude. Naxos’s curtain-raiser, Brigg Fair, took two days to produce this tender reading.



Andrew Achenbach
Gramophone, April 2001

Winner of the Prix Albert de Sutter 2000

“There always was a unique alchemy between the art of Sir Thomas Beecham and the music of Frederick Delius, and you can detect it in every bar of this remarkable January 1938 recording of Appalachia. It is, quite simply, a performance to cherish, its beaming dedication, wistful heartache and rapt wonder leaving the listener in no doubt Sir Thomas’ boundless love for a work that served as his introduction to the composer. David Lennick’s transfers have been admirably managed, Appalachia now sounding rather more open and full–bodied than on a rival Dutton compilation.”






Famous Composers Quick Link:
Bach | Beethoven | Chopin | Dowland | Handel | Haydn | Mozart | Glazunov | Schumann | R Strauss | Vivaldi
10:38:52 AM, 23 October 2014
All Naxos Historical, Naxos Classical Archives, Naxos Jazz, Folk and Rock Legends and Naxos Nostalgia titles are not available in the United States and some titles may not be available in Australia and Singapore because these countries have copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.
Copyright © 2014 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.     Terms of Use     Privacy Policy
-212-
Classical Music Home
NOTICE: This site was unavailable for several hours on Saturday, June 25th 2011 due to some unexpected but essential maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience.