Schumann - Myrthen
Christian Gerhaher (baritone), Camilla Tilling (soprano), Gerold Huber (piano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - due 18/Oct/2019 ]
After the success of his critically acclaimed album Frage, the internationally renowned baritone, Christian Gerhaher returns with Myrthen-the second chapter of his project to record all of Schumann's songs. Schumann devoted his song cycle,...
Donizetti: Il Campanello di Notte (complete opera recorded in 1983)
Agnes Baltsa, Enzo Dara, Biancamaria Casoni, Angelo Romero / Wiener Symphoniker, Gary Bertini
[ Sony RCA Classical Opera / CD Box Set - released 20/Mar/2017 ]
"One of Donizetti's most charming short operas, with a Don Pasquale-like plot, and gorgeously performed by Agnes Baltsa and Enzo Dara, this is a nice way of spending 55 minutes." BBC Music
MOZART / MENDELSSOHN / MUSSORGSKY / LIEBERSON
Piano Pieces For Children
Andre Previn (piano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 20/Aug/2016 ]
"An attractively played collection" (BBC Music)
CILEA / LEONCAVALLO / MASCAGNI / PUCCINI / VERDI
Summer Night Concert 2018 BLU-RAY
Anna Netrebko (soprano) / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Valery Gergiev
[ Sony Classical Blu-ray / Blu-ray - released 25/Jul/2018 ]
Anna Netrebko and Valery Gergiev reunite in the SommernachsKonzert 2018. Gergiev conducts the Vienna Philharmonic with Netrebko performing arias from Cilea, Puccini, and Leoncavallo.
PROKOFIEV / FRANCK / STRAUSS / BRUCH / LALO / COPLAND / etc
Anne Akiko Meyers: The Complete RCA Recordings
Anne Akiko Meyers (violin) / Philharmonia Orchestra, Andrew Litton / Sandra Rivers & Rohan de Silva (pianos), etc
[ Sony / RCA Classics Masters / 6 CD Box Set - released 20/Aug/2016 ]
Of the American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, the American Record Guide is quoted as saying, "Through her peerless mastery and vivid imagination there seems to be no limit to the colors she can draw from her instrument." Sony Classical's 6-CD reissue...
W. A. MOZART / BEETHOVEN / SCHUMANN / LISZT / BARTOK / SCHUBERT
Annie Fischer: The Complete London Studio Recordings
Annie Fischer (piano) Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Otto Klemperer, etc
[ Warner Classics Icon / 8 CD Box Set - released 23/Aug/2014 ]
'I can find no praise too high for Annie Fischer's playing, for she makes every phrase a delight. Sawallisch partners his soloist to perfection. Everybody has here combined to produce something really outstanding among recordings of Mozart...
Volodos plays Brahms
Arcadi Volodos (piano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 20/May/2017 ]
"Comparisons become irrelevant in interpretations of such mesmerising honesty. An award-winner if ever I heard one." Gramophone Award WINNER 2018 - Instrumental
Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2
Arthur Rubinstein (piano) / New Symphony Orchestra of London / Symphony of the Air
[ Sony Classical Masters / CD - released 10/Apr/2012 ]
"The result is wonderfully exciting. This is a really superb account of this lovely music." (Gramophone)
Pierre Boulez conducts Stravinsky [Incls Firebird Ballet, Pulcinella Suite & Le Sacre du Printemps]
BBC Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Ensemble intercontemporain, Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez
[ Sony Classical / 3 CD Box Set - released 3/Dec/2017 ]
Conductor Pierre Boulez's lucid precision is perhaps the ideal perspective on Stravinsky's music, from the late Romantic sweep of the Firebird to the witty Neo-Classicism of the Pulcinella Suite.
CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS / CESAR FRANCK / MAURICE RAVEL
Saint-Saens / Franck / Ravel: French Impressions
Joshua Bell (violin) Jeremy Denk (piano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 20/Mar/2017 ]
a spirited, varied, sensitively imagined recital. [The artists] are on equal terms artistically, responding to one another with spontaneity and unanimity in the interpretation of nuances that give their playing a sense that they are inside the music"