Issue 38:2
Nov/Dec 2014
Magazine Contents

Collections: Orchestral

This collection is an excellent way to become acquainted with a much admired pianist who somehow is in danger of being forgotten by younger collectors. (I...

We get to stamp our passports along with Zino Francescatti as he tours Europe between 1946 and 1961, giving a recital in Besançon (1958) and another...

Andromeda’s release of live performances by violinist Arthur Grumiaux, a violinist familiar to American audiences from his recordings on Epic and Philips, spans the period 1951...

This CD, which is described as a “limited edition” release, celebrates violinist Jeanne Lamon’s 33-year career as music director and concertmaster of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra....

The Arion Baroque Orchestra’s collection of Italian violin concertos includes works by followers, if not imitators, of Corelli, Vivaldi, and Tartini. Cristiano Giuseppe Lidarti’s Violin Concerto...

This CD came to me courtesy of cellist Michael Samis, instead of via the usual route from Fanfare headquarters, and it came with the understanding that...

Arturo Toscanini didn’t record much Russian music: a few works by Tchaikovsky, including the “Pathetique” Symphony, and a work each by Stravinsky, Liadov, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and...

As this is a sort of banner year for major 18th-century figures, one of these is bound to focus upon what might be the major musical...

The two Turina pieces shared an LP with López-Cobos’s collaboration with Pilar Lorengar in the Canto a Sevilla . Like so many conductors, he left the...

Charles Munch was the last Boston Symphony conductor who was genuinely beloved, a strong musician who cut rehearsals benevolently short, a charmer with the patrons and...

The young Japanese principal guest conductor of the Suisse Romande Orchestra has assembled a program from opera and the symphonic repertoire in this, the first of...

A full serving of Viennese Schlagobers , exported to Geneva (the Mephisto Waltz a barely noticed alien). If only the Strauss and Liszt have achieved potboiler-hood,...

On November 23, 2013, Krzysztof Penderecki—in my doubtless rash estimation, the world’s greatest living composer—turned 80 years old. The two DVDs reviewed here commemorate that milestone...

A Film by Marco Capalbo This fascinating film includes Stravinsky “home movies,” scenes from Hollywood movies—and from one television film, The Flood —with which he was...

There is little to say of this film from the perspective of Stravinsky’s Hollywood years and his creativity that hasn’t been said before (often, and at...