Issue 38:1
Sept/Oct 2014
Magazine Contents

Collections: Orchestral

This seems to be a month of tributes. First, there was Profil’s six-disc Karl Richter Bach edition, then SanCtuS Records’ lavishly appointed Bach Partitas tribute to...

The very first recording I ever bought of Van Cliburn’s, many years ago now, featured performances of Tchaikovsky’s B♭-Minor Concerto paired with Rachmaninoff’s C-Minor Concerto. I...

It’s coincidence, but when I really got into Annie Fischer about six years ago, in addition to acquiring all her Beethoven sonata recordings, I went to...

Written between 1888 and 1934, these eight concert overtures represent a cross-section of a fascinating genre, ranging from light-hearted children’s works to highly charged scenarios from...

Jaime Laredo, the violinist of the Kalichstein-Robinson-Laredo Trio, was Jennifer Koh’s mentor when she was a student at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. Since then, she...

Jennifer Koh’s collaboration with her erstwhile mentor at the Curtis Institute, Jaime Laredo, has resulted in a program of works for two violins played by both...

David Dubal has called Sviatoslav Richter “the iron man of the piano.” Certainly Richter could do whatever he wanted to at the keyboard and produced a...

The Leonard Shure authority Daniel Gorgolione prefaces Doremi’s extensive booklet notes with a bold claim by Leon Fleisher: “Leonard Shure and William Kapell were the greatest...

Available as a download from iTunes and ClassicsOnline In this Brave New World of “indy” labels, downloads, and FLACs, a great number of musicians who might...

My previous experience in reviewing recordings by David Bernard and the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony has conditioned me to expect excellent results from them, and this...

I must admit that I really like this sort of varied program on a disc that is topical according to geographical location. Here, one finds a...

This is the second CD from the Sinfonietta Rīga and its Latvian conductor Claus Efland, a follow-up to their outstanding Concertante CD ( Fanfare 37:6). The...

Willem Mengelberg’s recordings, made from 1926 to 1944, take us back more than a full century, to the era of Mahler and Nikisch, when Mengelberg’s interpretations...

Monteux’s relationship with the Concertgebouw began in 1924, where he was appointed first conductor alongside Mengelberg, who served as chief conductor. This continued for a decade,...

This disc presents eight modern works by seven male and one female (Joyce Wai-chung Tang) composer as performed by the Brno Symphony under Mikel Toms. I...

This is an utterly fascinating DVD, so much so that instead of splitting up my viewing between two sessions (as I often do) I watched it...

A film by Georg Wübbolt This hour-long documentary, produced for German television in 2010 and available previously on standard definition DVD, provides an invaluable amplification of...

It is hard enough to describe this video, let alone to review it! What we have is a combination drama, dance piece, and musical experience based...