Leslie Howard has joined forces with Rita Manning, Morgan Goff and Justin Pearson to record the two Rubinstein Piano Quartets. Two? The 'other' one is the composer's own ingenious transcription of his Quintet for piano and winds. The Violin Sonatas by Pizzetti and Castelnuovo-Tedesco are performed by Hagai Shaham and Arnon Erez, this master-to-pupil coupling leading us through a fascinating period of transition in Italian composition.
Reissued this month are Kathryn Stott's seminal Complete Fauré Piano Music, an electrically charged Bruckner Symphony No 3 from Osmo Vänskä and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and the Complete Duruflé Organ Music performed by John Scott on the organ of St Paul's Cathedral in London.
From Linn and The Avison Ensemble we have Corelli's Church Sonatas, Opp 3 & 6, the concluding volume in this comprehensive tercentennial survey. 1equalmusic continues its theme of four hands at one piano with Duo Bohêmes' Harmonies d'un Soir—an ear-opening journey that begins in a Bohemian forest and ends with transilient echoes of India.
|In the Night|
This latest recital album by ‘the thinking person’s virtuoso: an extraordinary pianist’ (The New York Times) takes the listener on a journey through that most intense and absorbing of nineteenth-century obsessions, the night. Stephen Hough’s thoug ...» More
|Handel: The Eight Great Suites|
Danny Driver’s recordings of CPE Bach’s keyboard works have been much admired: praised by critics as deeply stylish and revelatory accounts of eighteenth-century works on a modern piano, with Driver’s impeccable pianism constantly present. Now he ...» More
|Pizzetti & Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Violin Sonatas|
Hagai Shaham and Arnon Erez continue their exploration of the early twentieth-century violin repertoire, turning this time to Italy. These musicians are noted for their full-blooded performances: here they revel exuberantly in the music’s operatic ...» More
|Rubinstein: Piano Quartets|
Pianist Leslie Howard is acclaimed as ‘a virtuoso in the true Romantic style with its emphasis on musicality as much as bravura’ (The Guardian). He is joined here by three of his frequent string collaborators for two forgotten masterpieces of the ...» More
|Fauré: The Complete Music for Piano|
This welcome release presents Fauré’s complete music for piano, in benchmark performances by Kathryn Stott, at budget price. 4 hours and 56 minutes of pure pleasure.» More
|Bruckner: Symphony No 3|
This recording is of the 1877 third (first published) version of Bruckner 3, with the inclusion of an 1876 version of its Adagio containing much new material, which was discovered pasted over in the orchestral parts used in the first performance. ...» More
|Duruflé: The Complete Organ Music|
Erstwhile organist of St Paul’s Cathedral, John Scott, puts the cathedral’s wonderful instrument to the best possible use in this album of Maurice Duruflé’s complete works for organ.» More
|Corelli: Sonate da chiesa Opp 1 & 3|
The final recording in The Avison Ensemble's welcome undertaking to record Corelli's complete chamber music in celebration of the 300th anniversary of the composer's death.» More
|Panufnik & Panufnik: Dreamscape – Songs and Trios|
Sir Andrzej Panufnik was a leading Polish composer of the 20th century, and his daughter Roxanna has made a name for herself in her own right as a contemporary composer in the 21st. This album explores the parallels between their two musical langu ...» More
|Harmonies d'un Soir|
With their ever delightful and often surprising 'evening harmonies', the Franco-Romanian piano duo Duo Bohêmes transport the listener from the Bohemia of Dvořák via Schubert's 'storms of life' to the India of Pitts and the China of Ravel's childli ...» More