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...


Penguin Guide, January 2009

The alternative Naxos partnership of Line Most and Marie Zeiner chooses the four-movement Suite for Violin and Organ for their coupling, which is equally agreeable. They seek a rather larger scale, with a more resonant Danish organ. Yet again the balance is adroitly managed and the performances are just as persuasive as those on Hyperion.





Fanfare, July 2005

View PDF  


Jonathan Woolf
MusicWeb International, January 2005

"There’s some overlap between Naxos and Capriccio when it comes to the attractive Op.166 Suite. This is a largely nostalgic and very romantic piece and the two teams take an almost identical view when it comes to tempi and timings. But the Capriccio pairing of Ernö Sebestyen and organist Andreas Juffinger is rather heavier and more Schumann-Brahmsian in inclination whilst the Naxos duo are generally lighter, wristier and tend to project the Suite’s more Mendelssohnian charms. There are advantages in both approaches; the Naxos’s organ registrations are more delicate and Line Most tends to inflect the violin line with more light and shade than does Sebestyen. I think it’s fair to say that the Naxos duo cleaves to the more feminine sound and Capriccio’s to the more masculine and heavily vibrated and richly pointed. At the same tempo, however, it does show how two relatively divergent approaches can be shown to work hand in glove with the music and not sound imposed on it.

The Six Pieces for Violin and Organ are studies in up to date nostalgia, in that they fuse elements of baroque procedure and melody with more romantic characteristics. That said, listening blind, you’d swear that Tartini and Handel were mischievously at work in the Overture, complete with some fluttering passages for organ and the gently indulged fugal section. The Pastorale is delightfully light and sprung with the organ tending to simply a supportive spongy base. The ethos is broadly Handel meets Schumann and the latter predominates in the Abendlied albeit with a touch of Schubert. This is all undemanding and attractive, and recorded sympathetically: the Most-Ziener duo plays with finesse and elegance – and not too much sauce."






Famous Composers Quick Link:
Bach | Beethoven | Chopin | Dowland | Handel | Haydn | Mozart | Glazunov | Schumann | R Strauss | Vivaldi
5:00:22 AM, 20 April 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.