Issue 38:3
Jan/Feb 2015
Magazine Contents

Collections: Orchestral

More than a decade ago, in Fanfare 26:6, I suggested that Adrian Chandler and La Serenissima, in their first volume of music written for violinist Johann...

A generation of concertgoers attending the New York Philharmonic has seen the splendid violinist Glenn Dicterow take the stage as concertmaster. It was a tough job...

When the Wizard of Oz hid his real identity behind a façade of wonder, behind-the-scenes Hollywood was doing much the same thing. It manufactured a glamorous...

Xenia Löffler here follows her recent success with the brothers Graun with yet another winner, exploring the world of Vivaldi and his contemporaries. Alessandro Marcello’s exquisite...

In the good guy, bad guy story of Herbert von Karajan, not leaving out horrible guy, he made a magnanimous gesture in hiring a young female...

These are four delightful pieces, mainly in a Coplandesque musical style: tuneful, rhythmically vital, songful in their slow movements, harmonically conservative if occasionally piquant. All four...

This marvelous disc features works either originally composed for or arranged for trumpet and wind ensemble. Brian Shaw is professor of trumpet at Louisiana State University...

This year you may have noticed the 25th anniversary of Karajan’s death, as all the labels gather up his legacy for reissue. Such is the vastness...

Well hello to you too, Solistensemble Kaleidoskop. I understand that you’re a Berlin-based ensemble, founded in 2006 by cellist Michael Rauter (still among your numbers) and...

Hollywood terror found musical expression in two short motifs that aren’t even real melodies: the stomach-churning rumble at the opening of Jaws before the monstrous great...

It takes only a few seconds of the opening number to realize that this release is going to be something special. There have been dozens, perhaps...

This is not the first Hitchcock-themed, multi-composer compilation to come my way, but there aren’t many examples of them, so thematically, this release fills a niche....

There have been several compilations of music from Alfred Hitchcock films, the best of which, by far, is the Decca Phase 4 recording with Bernard Herrmann...

Rarities, indeed … I have never heard three of the recordings on this CD and didn’t even know one of them existed. That would be Beethoven’s...

The late Václav Neumann (1920–1995) was not only one of the most recorded conductors of all time, he was the single most recorded artist for Supraphon,...

Of late, there have been many multi-disc reissues showcasing conductors of the past. Most involve the recycling of familiar material (Karajan, Fricsay, and Bernstein, to take...

There is both good and bad news regarding this issue. The good news is that Gianandrea Noseda, well known to lovers of orchestral music, is finally...

Musica Italiana proves to be a Chandos series, and the 10 years refer to recording dates, roughly 2003–2012 (the booklet specifies only publication dates). This sampler...

The idea behind Sounds Baroque’s Conversazioni series is to present a mix of secular cantatas and non-vocal chamber music such as would have been heard at...

My interest in this summer concert from Annecy, France in 2013 was sparked because it pairs the great Russian conductor Yuri Temirkanov with Denis Matsuev, a...

Evgeny Kissin (b. 1971) is now a well-established personality in the classical music world. This was perhaps less so when the current documentary, directed by Cristopher...

The influence of John Cranko is alive and well in the Stuttgart Ballet/Gauthier Dance Ensemble’s piquant production of Christian Spuck’s ballet Poppea Poppea , captured in...

When Stravinsky married his second wife, Vera, in 1940, he bought a hillside bungalow on North Wetherly Drive overlooking West Hollywood. It was the first house...

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