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Critics' Choice Recordings - July 2008

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



The Strad

June 2008
8.570360
BERIOT, C.-A.: Violin Concertos Nos. 2, 3 and 5 (Quint)
The Strad Concerto Selection
8.557042
BOTTESINI: Music for Double Bass and Piano, Vol. 2

Scherzo - Spain

May 2008
8.111089
SEGOVIA, Andres: 1950s American Recordings, Vol. 1 (Segovia, Vol. 3)
Scherzo Historico
8.111275
CALLAS, Maria: Puccini Heroines / Lyric Arias (1954)
Scherzo Historico
8.570531
ARNOLD: Concerto for 2 Pianos 3 Hands / Concerto for Piano Duet
8.570443
VILLA-ROJO: Concierto plateresco / Serenata / Concierto 2

Gramophone

June 2008
8.111282
CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 2 / Ballade No. 4 / Polonaise-fantaisie (Horowitz) (1947-1957)
July 2008
8.570529
ROUSSEL: Symphony No. 2 / Pour une fete de printemps / Suite in F major (Deneve)
Editor's Choice

BBC Music Magazine

May 2008
8.559360
RZEWSKI: The People United will never be Defeated
4 stars

Classics Today

8.557983
HILDEGARD VON BINGEN: Celestial Harmonies - Responsories and Antiphons (Oxford Camerata)
10/10
8.570110-11
KORNGOLD: Sea Hawk (The) / Deception
10/10
8.570277-78
BACH, J.S.: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, BWV 1001-1006 (Kaler)
10/10
8.559353
IVES: Orchestral Sets Nos. 1-3 (Sinclair)
9/9
8.570483
HAYDN, J.: Violin Concertos, Hob. VIIa: 1, 3, 4 (Hadelich)
9/9
8.557889
FAURE: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / Elegie / Romance (Kliegel)
9/9

Musica - Italy

April 2008
8.570300-02
HAYDN: Ritorno di Tobia (Il)
Ottimo - 4 stars
8.557844
RIES: Piano Concertos, Vol. 2
Ottimo - 4 stars
8.111141
PONSELLE, Rosa: American Recordings, Vol. 4 (1923-1929)
Eccezionale - 5 stars
8.111223
BALAKIREV: Piano Sonata / LISZT: Apres une lecture du Dante (Kentner) (1938-1951)
Eccezionale - 5 stars

Le Monde de La Musique - France

June 2008
8.570300-02
HAYDN: Ritorno di Tobia (Il)
CHOC

Pizzicato - Germany/France

June 2008
8.570529
ROUSSEL: Symphony No. 2 / Pour une fete de printemps / Suite in F major (Deneve)
Supersonic
8.570721
SZYMANOWSKI: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3 (Wit)
5 stars
8.559324
TOCH: Piano Quintet / Violin Sonata No. 2 / Burlesken / 3 Impromptus
Supersonic

Classica-Repertoire - France

June 2008
8.111282
CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 2 / Ballade No. 4 / Polonaise-fantaisie (Horowitz) (1947-1957)
R8 [excellent disque]

Audiophile Audition

June 2008
8.559353
IVES: Orchestral Sets Nos. 1-3 (Sinclair)
5 stars
8.111289
RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Rubinstein) (1946-1950)
4 stars

UK Dailies

May/June 2008
8.570529
ROUSSEL: Symphony No. 2 / Pour une fete de printemps / Suite in F major (Deneve)
Guardian - 4 stars
8.570714
DVORAK: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World" / Symphonic Variations (Alsop)
Sunday Times - 4 stars
8.111245
CHOPIN: Ballades Nos. 1-4 / Nocturnes (Cortot, 78 rpm Recordings, Vol. 5) (1929-1951)
The Times - 4 stars
8.110659-60
CHOPIN: Nocturnes and Scherzi (Rubinstein) (1936-1937)
The Times - 4 stars
8.570069
RAUTAVAARA: Symphony No. 8, "The Journey" / Manhattan Trilogy / Apotheosis
Scotland on Sunday - 4 stars
8.559297
COPLAND: The Tender Land Suite / Piano Concerto / Old American Songs (arr. for chorus)
Yorkshire Post

German dailies/magazines

July 2008
8.570283
STRAUSS, R.: 4 Last Songs / 6 Lieder / Ariadne auf Naxos (excerpts)
FonoForum - 4 stars
8.660220-21
ROSSINI: Mose in Egitto (1819 Naples version)
FonoForum - 4 stars
8.660211-13
VIVALDI: Griselda
FonoForum - 4 stars
8.111322-24
VERDI: Forza del destino (La) (Callas, Tucker, Serafin) (1954)
Klassik.com - 4 stars
8.557889
FAURE: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / Elegie / Romance (Kliegel)
Klassik.com - 4 stars

Diapason - France

June 2008
8.111117
CHOPIN: Piano Works (Moiseiwitsch, Vol. 11) (1916-1927)
Diapason D'Or
8.111118
CHOPIN: 24 Preludes / Ballades / Fantaisie-Impromptu (Moiseiwitsch, Vol. 12) (1938-1952)
Diapason D'Or
8.570336
TANEYEV: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3
5 diapasons

 


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