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Christina Pluhar / L'arpeggiata, featuring Misia
[ Erato Classics / CD - released 8/Mar/2013 ]
"Misia is not exactly representative of traditional fado, and that is to the advantage of this collaboration, but paradoxically her singing here is the most traditional I have heard from her and she complements the rest with her very different timbre
Turn Up The Quiet
[ Verve Records / CD - released 5/May/2017 ]
Diana Krall's new album celebrates a return to jazz and the Great American Songbook and reunites her with Grammy Award-winning producer Tommy LiPuma.
MOZART / CHOPIN
Grigory Sokolov: The Salzburg Recital
Grigory Sokolov (piano)
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 2 CD - released 28/Jan/2015 ]
"From the beginning of Mozart's F major sonata, K. 280, the first of two included, the Sokolov spell is cast...here is poetic and intimate playing of the highest order." (Gramophone Award Nomination 2015 - Instrumental)
W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Complete Violin Concertos
Isabelle Faust (violin) / Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini
[ Harmonia Mundi / 2 CD - released 20/Nov/2016 ]
"her sound growing out of the corporate entity to glitter, coax, snarl and soar as required…[a] thought-provoking and eminently enjoyable cycle" Gramophone Award WINNER 2017 - RECORDING OF THE YEAR
HANDEL / JOMMELLUI / LEO / MONTEVERDI / PURCELL
In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music
Joyce DiDonato (mezzo) / Il Pomo d'Oro, Maxim Emelyanychev
[ Erato Warner Classics / CD - released 10/Nov/2016 ]
"In War & Peace' finds DiDonato back on Baroque ground for the first time in a while, and it's a joyful musical homecoming. ..Drama, as ever with DiDonato, is everything. Ornamentation serves narrative first, ego second." Gramophone Award WINNER 2017
Jenkins: Cantata Memoria - For The Children (In Memory of Aberfan 1966)
Bryn Terfel, Elin Manahan Thomas, Catrin Finch, David Childs, Sinfonia Cymru
[ Deutche Grammophon / CD - released 7/Oct/2016 ]
'Cantata Memoria' commemorates through new music the Aberfan tragedy of 21 October 1966, when 116 children and 28 adults tragically lost their lives as a coal tip enveloped Plant Glas school, together with some houses, in Aberfan, South Wales.
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
A Star Is Born: Motion Picture Soundtrack
[ Universal Music / CD - released 5/Oct/2018 ]
The official motion picture soundtrack to A Star Is Born features new music from six-time Grammy Award-winner Lady Gaga and director Bradley Cooper. Featuring 19 songs in a wide range of musical styles, and 15 dialogue tracks featuring those moments...
[ Verve / CD - released 7/Sep/2018 ]
Eight albums and 22 years since her debut Dreamland, Madeleine Peyroux continues to challenge the confines of jazz, venturing into the fertile fields of contemporary music with unfading curiosity. Peyrouxs new album, Anthem, finds the...
PUCCINI / BIZET / DVORAK / OFFENBACH / DONIZETTI / VERDI / etc
40 Most Beautiful Arias
Maria Callas, Placido Domingo, Cecilia Bartoli, Kiri te Kanawa, Jose Carreras, José Cura, Angela Gheorghiu, etc
[ Warner Classics / 2 CD - released 10/Feb/2009 ]
Nothing stirs the soul and tugs at the heartstrings more than an inspired operatic aria. Warner Classics CD set 40 MOST BEAUTIFUL ARIAS collects forty of the most moving ones the world has known on this star-studded collection.
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Bach: The French Suites
Murray Perahia (piano)
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 2 CD - released 2/Dec/2016 ]
"...I've only had this recording for five days but I predict a long and happy future in its company." Gramophone award WINNER 2017 - Instrumental
BELLINI / GOUNOD / DONIZETTI / MEYERBEER
Dreams: Pretty Yende
Pretty Yende (soprano) / Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Sagripanti
[ Sony Classics / CD - released 3/Dec/2017 ]
"What a lovely sound Pretty Yende makes! Yende is in the same company as, say, Anna Moffo...She's certainly a great asset to the world of opera." ClassicsToday
On Another Note
[ Universal Music / CD - released 9/Oct/2015 ]
United by a love of opera and deep family bonds, tenor brothers Pene and Amitai Pati, and their baritone cousin Moses Mackay have carved out a unique niche for themselves. While continuing to study, train and make huge achievements within the...
JOSEPH HAYDN / C.P.E. BACH
Haydn & CPE Bach: Cello Concertos
Steven Isserlis (cello), The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
[ Hyperion / CD - released 1/Sep/2017 ]
"Isserlis's 1998 recording [of the Haydn] remains classy stuff, but this has superbly trumped it." Gramophone Disc of the Month Awards Issue 2017
BACH / VIVALDI / BOCCHERINI / SAINT-SAENS / FRANCK / ELGAR / etc
50 Best Cello [3 CD set]
Various Artists incls Pablo Casals, Han-Na Chang, Natalie Clein, Robert Cohen, Jacqueline du Pre, Lynn Harrell, Steven Isserlis, etc
[ Warner Classics CD / 3 CD Box Set - released 1/Feb/2014 ]
This collection features a host of celebrated cellists performing 50 iconic tracks, from three of Bach's suites for solo cello, to a rare recording of the Arthur Sullivan cello concerto.
FAURE / BEETHOVEN / GLUCK / RUTTER / MOZART / RAVEL / etc
50 X Relaxing Classics
Various performers from the vast Decca catalogue
[ Decca / 3 CD Box Set - released 10/Oct/2014 ]
From Faure's beautiful Pavane to Elgar's "Enigma" variations here is a beautiful selection of favourite classics to wind down after a hectic day.
Scarlatti: 18 Sonatas Vol 2
Yevgeny Sudbin (piano)
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 18/Mar/2016 ]
"More than a decade on from his impressive debut on the BIS label - and indeed in our pages - with music by Scarlatti, Yevgeny Sudbin returns to the composer with a truly triumphant recital." Recording of the Month Gramophone April 2016
A Very M3rry Christmas
[ Universal Music / CD - released 10/Nov/2017 ]
Sol3 Mio's first ever Christmas album! A Very Merry Christmas features the breathtaking voices of Pene Pati, Amitai Pati and Moses Mackay, this much requested album will delight their legions of fans and is destined to become a bona fide Kiwi...
Dvorak: Cello Concerto / Rondo in G minor for cello & orchestra / etc
Alisa Weilerstein (cello), Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiří Bělohlávek
[ Decca / CD - released 21/Apr/2014 ]
"Hers is an interpretation of passion. It is by no means heart-on-sleeve but, rather, it is distinguished by well-harnessed vigour and attack, susceptibility to the music's lyrical heart." (Gramophone Award Nomination 2015 - Concerto)
GEORG FRIDERIC HANDEL
Handel: Messiah (Complete oratorio)
Andreas Scholl, Barbara Schlick, Sandrine Piau, Mark Padmore, Nathan Berg / Les Arts Florissants / William Christie
[ Harmonia Mundi / 2 CD - released 1/Jun/2013 ]
"...an exhilarating account of the score under the American-in-Paris, Christie, who makes you hear the work afresh..." - The Illustrated London News
DVORAK / ELGAR / SAINT-SAENS / HAYDN / BOCCHERINI / etc
The Very Best of Jacqueline du Pre
Jacqueline du Pre (cello) with Various Artists, Orchestras and Accompanists
[ Warner Classics / 3 CD Box Set - released 1/Jul/2005 ]
Few artists are regarded with as much affection in the musical world as the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. Her colourful life, tragically early death, supreme recordings and regular press and media attention as a result of several controversial books...