Tag: Classical

Buy “Ludwig Van Beethoven, Nikolaus Von Krufft, Franz Paul Lachner, Christoph Pregardien, Andreas Staier – Beethoven / Krufft / Lachner Lieder – Music” Online

This is another great recital by perhaps the greatest man to the job, Pregárdien, accompained again by Staier in a very beautiful pianoforte. The duo give excellent renditions of the Beethoven songs, among the best available. The Lachner and Krufft songs are obscure to most listeners, but they shouldn’t be. They are beautiful and masterfully… Continue Reading

Buy “Aaron Copland, Eiji Oue, Minnesota Orchestra – Copland Fanfare for the Common Man, Appalachian Spring Suite, Third Symphony – Music” Online

This HDCD begins with Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man. It’s very good. You will never hear the bass drum recorded any better. Telarc always had a mean bass drum, but Reference Recordings outdoes Telarc hands down. I was disappointed, however, that the brass wasn’t given the same prominence. Both are essential to convey the… Continue Reading

Buy “Gaetano Donizetti, Herbert von Karajan, Berlin RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester, Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano, Rolando Panerai, Nicoal Zaccaria, Coro del Teatro alla Scala – Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor – Music” Online

I am a firm believer that without Callas there would not be too much Bel Canto opera being performed today. This recording is an outstanding example why. I relistened to it as I am going to see the Met production in September had not heard it for a while. I have other versions that are… Continue Reading

Buy “W.A. Mozart – Piano Concerti 20 & 21 – Music” Online

Whatever she playes turns into gold. These are reat recordings and i cherish them. Looking frward to buying more recordings. Check it out! Mozart’s greatest piano concertos bring together so many elements identified with his style that they offer an ideal introduction to their composer’s uniqueness. This is especially the case with the well-loved pair… Continue Reading

Buy “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, London Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy – Mozart Great Piano Concertos – Music” Online

Vladimir Ashkenazy’s complete cycle of Mozart piano concertos was originally issued in the late 70s-early 80s, and holds up well, on the evidence of this bargain-priced 2-CD set of five of the most famous of these works. The pianist’s approach tends toward the large-scale and deliberate. This works particularly well in the majestic C major… Continue Reading

Buy “Sergey Rachmaninov, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Kiril Kondrashin, Fritz Reiner, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, RCA Victor Orchestra, RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, Van Cliburn – Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 / Rachmaninoff Concerto No.2 – Music” Online

“It seemed that I was born to play the piano. ” ~ Van Cliburn ~To my ears, Tchaikovsky’s “Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23” and Rachmaninoff’s “Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18” are two of the most ingeniously beautiful concerti ever written where the creative juices of the two of the… Continue Reading

Buy “Henry Purcell, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Barbara Bonney, Elisabeth von Magnus, Concentus musicus Wien, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Sylvia McNair, Michael Chance, Laurence Dale, Robert Holl, Anthony Michaels-Moore – Purcell – The Fairy Queen / Bonney von Magnus McNair L. Dale Holl Michaels-Moore Harnoncourt – Music” Online

THE BEST OF THE THREE RECORDINGS ON THE MARKET! AND IF YOU ARE A MICHAEL CHANCE FAN THIS RECORDING HAS HIM SINGING MANY MORE SOLO PARTS THAN IN GARDINER’S VERSION OR THAT OF THE SIXTEEN!”What have we left untry’d to please this Age, To bring it more in liking with the Stage? We sunk to… Continue Reading