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...

Steve Schwartz
Classical Net, September 2012

The Suite #2 comes from a ballet, Le bosquet des quatre dieux (1943)…Joyful and light, somewhat in the vein of Bartók’s Rumanian Dances or Kodály’s Háry János Suite. The music works all on its own, without literary or visual aids. The first movement is full of fanfares…The second movement, a vivacious perpetuum mobile that occasionally stops for breath, sparkles in mostly delicate orchestration, with the occasional muscle of brass. A heartfelt serenade in the manner of Kodály conjures up the lonely, wind-swept Hungarian plains.

Throughout the [Third] symphony…Lajtha builds a tight, truly symphonic argument, rather than merely strings cues together. In its balance of architecture and emotion, it makes a great impression.

Pasquet and the Pécs make a strong case for Lajtha…I noticed it only because Lajtha is so contrapuntally precise. How an orchestra like the Berlin would do with sufficient commitment, I can’t imagine. Even so, Pasquet and his players have committed. They give you understanding, animated readings of a composer without a deep performing tradition. © 2012 Classical Net Read complete review



Fanfare

"Pasquet leads his Hungarian musicians in thoroughly idiomatic readings...Well done once again, Marco Polo"






Famous Composers Quick Link:
Bach | Beethoven | Chopin | Dowland | Handel | Haydn | Mozart | Glazunov | Schumann | R Strauss | Vivaldi
11:22:50 AM, 23 August 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.