Meanwhile, in their acoustically revered Austrian monastery, the wonderful Cinquecento have been lavishing their attention on the Richafort Requiem—long thought to be by Josquin, the work is in fact a phenomenally intricate memorial to the older composer and is here presented alongside a moving array of other laments, plus the Josquin models on which the Requiem draws.
Re-issued this month are Elizabeth Wallfisch's definitive recording of the first six of the landmark Op 2 Vivaldi Violin Sonatas, and The Nash Ensemble's invigorating romp through the later Lambert Piano Concerto, which also includes Mr Bear Squash-you-all-flat.
|Bloch: Schelomo & Voice in the Wilderness; Bruch: Kol Nidrei|
Bruch’s Kol Nidrei is one of the most beloved works for cello in the repertoire. It is recorded here with music of extraordinary symphonic sweep by Ernest Bloch, and performed by one of the most brilliant young cellists of today, splendidly accomp ...» More
One of the most important orchestral works of the twentieth century, and featuring a virtuosic piano part, Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie explodes with joyous abandon and spiritual ardour. It is a perfect vehicle for the talents of the acknowled ...» More
|Richafort: Requiem & other sacred music|
Richafort’s Requiem, once attributed to Josquin and now believed to be a tribute to the great Renaissance master, is performed here with a selection of motets by their contemporaries. The programme is sung with luminous beauty by Hyperion’s all-ma ...» More
|Lambert: Piano Concerto & other works|
A selection of works by one of the maverick geniuses of twentieth-century music, presented by great British musicians with an obviously deep enjoyment of Lambert’s idiosyncratic style.» More
|Vivaldi: Six Violin Sonatas Op 2|
A dazzling account of Vivaldi’s first six violin sonatas, given by some of the most admired early music performers on record. These intensely lyrical and virtuosic works are pure joy in aural form.» More
|Tiomkin: Greatest Film Scores|
Russian-born Dimitri Tiomkin is one of Hollywood's most highly regarded composers. Receiving a staggering 22 Oscar nominations, he is most well-known for his soundtracks to Westerns and Hitchcock movies, including 'High Noon', 'The Alamo', 'Rawhid ...» More