ART MUSIC REVIEWS .co.uk

Art music recording reviews. See About. Recent reviews are listed below, latest at top. New reviews are added every few days. All reviews, new and old, are filed by label.

Miscellaneous = Ablaze = Accent = Acte Préalable = Aeon = Alba = Albany = Alto = Ambroisie-Naive = Arcana = ArcoDiva = ARS Produktion = ATMA Classique = Atoll = Aurora = Avie = Berlin Classics = BIS = Bridge = Brilliant Classics = Capriccio = CD Accord = Cedille = Centaur = Champs Hill = Chandos = Columna Música = CPO = Crystal Classics = Dacapo = Delos = Deutsche Harmonia Mundi = Deux-Elles (2L) = DG = Divine Art = Dorian Sono Luminus = DUX = Dynamic = ECM New = EMI Classics = EtCetera = FC-Records (FinnConcert) = Gramola = Grand Piano = Guild = Hänssler/Profil = Harmonia Mundi = Hungaroton = Hyperion (& Helios) = Indésens = Innova = Marco Polo = MDG = Megadisc = Meridian = Métier = MSR Classics = Musièpoca = Naïve = Navona = Naxos = Naxos American Classics = NEOS = Newton Classics = Nimbus = Nimbus Alliance = Northern Flowers = Oehms Classics = Ondine = Onyx = Outhere (incl. Zig-Zag) = Phoenix Edition = Priory = Quintone = Ramée = RCA Red Seal = Regent = Regis = Sheva = Signum = Simax = Solstice = Sony Classical = Supraphon = Timpani = Tactus = Toccata Classics = Warner Classics

You can also search the site here:

Star ratings:
starstarstarstarstar Classic starstarstarstar Quality starstarstar Commendable, with reservation(s) starstar Borderline/Forgettable/Esoterica star Poor

Latest Reviews

starstarstarstar Emanuel Aloys Förster (1748-1823): Three String Quartets op.21 (1802-03). String Quartet in C, op.21 no.1. String Quartet in D minor, op.21 no.2. String Quartet in A, op.21 no.3. Authentic Quartet. Hungaroton HCD32705

starstarstarstar Franz Krommer (1759-1831): Three String Quartets op.7 (1797). String Quartet in C, op.7 no.1. String Quartet in E minor, op.7 no.2. String Quartet in A, op.7 no.3. Authentic Quartet. Hungaroton HCD32623

starstarstarstar Joseph Wölfl (1773-1812): Three String Quartets op.4 (1798). String Quartet in C, op.4 no.1. String Quartet in F, op.4 no.2. String Quartet in C minor, op.4 no.3. Authentic Quartet. Hungaroton HCD32580

starstarstarstar Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (1736-1809): Three String Quartets op.7 (c.1781-83). String Quartet in C, op.7 no.4. String Quartet in G minor, op.7 no.5. String Quartet in E flat, op.7 no.6. Authentic Quartet. Hungaroton HCD32495

starstarstarstarstar Nikolaus Zmeskáll (1759-1833): Two String Quartets. String Quartet no.15 in G minor. String Quartet no.14 in D. Authentic Quartet. Hungaroton HCD32332

starstarstar Dora Pejačević (1885-1923): Chamber Works. Piano Quintet in B minor, op.40 (1915-18). String Quartet in C, op.58 (1922). Piano Quartet in D minor, op.25 (1908). Impromptu, op.9b (1903). Quatuor Sine Nomine (Patrick Genet, François Gottraux, Hans Egidi, Marc Jaermann). Oliver Triendl (piano). CPO 777 421-2 (2 CDs)

starstarstar Joseph Christoph Kessler (1800-72): 24 Preludes, op.31. Etudes, op.20 nos.1-12. Magdalena Brzozowska (piano). Acte Préalable AP 0319

starstar Music For A While - Improvisations on Henry Purcell. Henry Purcell (1659-95): Twas within a Furlong (arr. Christina Pluhar). Music for a While (arr. Christina Pluhar). Strike the Viol (arr. Christina Pluhar). Now that the Sun hath Veiled his Light (an Evening Hymn on a Ground) (arr. Christina Pluhar). In Vain the Am'rous Flute. A Prince of Glorious Race Descended (arr. Christina Pluhar). Oh Solitude, my Sweetest Choice. When I am Laid in Earth (arr. Christina Pluhar). Wondrous Machine (arr. Christina Pluhar). Here the Deities Approve (arr. Christina Pluhar). Ah! Belinda (arr. Christina Pluhar). Hark! how the Songsters of the Grove (arr. Christina Pluhar). One Charming Night (arr. Christina Pluhar). Man is for Woman Made. O Let Me Weep (The Plaint). Curtain Tune on a Ground. Leonard Cohen (1934-): Hallelujah. Philippe Jaroussky (counter-tenor). Raquel Andueza (soprano). Vincenzo Capezzuto (alto). Dominique Visse (counter-tenor). Gianluigi Trovesi (clarinet). Wolfgang Muthspiel (acoustic guitar, electric guitar). L'Arpeggiata / Christina Pluhar. Erato/Warner Classics 2564633750

starstarstarstarstar Swiss Piano Quintets. Joachim Raff (1822-82): Grand Quintuor in A minor, op.107. Phantasie in G minor, op.207b. Hermann Goetz (1840-76): Piano Quintet in C minor, op.16. Anahit Kurtikyan (violin). Davis Greenlees (viola). Dariusz Mizera (double bass). Ensemble Il Trittico. Divox CDX-20506

starstarstarstar Michael Kimber (1945-): Music for Viola 2. *Emerald Isle (2004). Six Caprices (from: Twelve Caprices (1996)). Echoes of Greece (2006). +Rustic Dances (2013). +Concertino, for viola & strings (2010). +Fantasia Hispana (1995). Twelve-Tone. Marcin Murawski (viola). *Grzegorz Stec (folk pipe). +Concertino Chamber Orchestra c/b Marek Siwka. Acte Préalable AP 0321

starstarstar Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Piano Sonata in C minor, op.13. Fryderyk Chopin (1810-49): Etude in E, op.10 no.3. Etude in C minor, op.10 no.12. Berceuse in D flat, op.57. Scherzo no.2 in B flat minor, op.31. Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Bruyères (Prelude no.5, book II). Pagodes (Estampe no.1). Jardins sous la Pluie (Estampe no.3). Katarzyna Pietroń (piano). Acte Préalable AP 0328

starstarstarstar Knudåge Riisager (1897-1974): The Symphonic Edition Vol. 3. Summer Rhapsody (on Danish Folk Melodies), op.43 (1943). Sinfonia Concertante, for strings, op.34 (1937). Sinfonia Gaia (Symphony no.4), op.38 (1939-40). Sinfonia Serena (Symphony no.5), for strings & timpani, op.52 (1949-50). Aarhus Symphony Orchestra c/b Bo Holten. Dacapo 8.226148

starstarstar Rued Langgaard (1893-1952): String Quartets vol. 2. Rosengaardsspil in E, for string quartet, BVN 153 (1918). String Quartet in A flat, BVN 155 (1918). String quartet no.4 in F, 'Sommerdage', BVN 215 (1914-18/1931). Nightingale String Quartet. Dacapo 6.220576 (SACD)

starstarstarstar Josef Bohuslav Foerster (1859-1951): The Complete Piano Trios. Piano Trio no.1 in F minor, op.8 (1883). Piano Trio no.2 in B flat, op.38 (1894). Piano Trio no.3 in A minor, op.105 (1922). Janáček Trio. Supraphon SU4079-2

starstarstarstar Gaspard Fritz (1716-83): Violin Sonatas, op.3 (1756). Sonata in D, op.3 no.1. Sonata in A, op.3 no.2. Sonata in C, op.3 no.3. Sonata in E flat, op.3 no.4. Sonata in B, op.3 no.5. Plamena Nikitassova (violin). Maya Amrein (cello). Jörg-Andreas Bötticher (harpsichord). Pan Classics PC10295

starstarstarstar Franz Ignaz Beck (1734-1809): 9 Symphonies. Symphony in G minor, op.3 no.3 (1762). Symphony in D minor, op.3 no.5 (1762). Symphony in E flat, op.3 no.4 (1762). Symphony in D, op.3 no.6 (1762). Symphony in B flat, op.3 no.2 (1762). Symphony in F, op.3 no.1 (1762). La Mort d'Orphée - Overture (1784). Symphony in D, op.4 no.1 (1766). Symphony in B flat, op.4 no.2 (1766). Symphony in F, op.4 no.3 (1766). L'Isle Déserte - Overture (1779). La Stagione Frankfurt c/b Michael Schneider. CPO 777 880-2 (2 CDs, 1 hybrid SACD*)

starstarstarstar Ebony and Ivory: Works for Clarinet and Piano. Şerban Nichifor (1954-): Two Dances for Andrew Simon (2003). Joseph Horovitz (1926-): Two Majorcan Pieces (1956). Clarinet Sonatina (1981). Diversions on a Familiar Theme (1997). Witold Lutoslawski (1913-94): Dance Preludes (1955). Arnold Cooke (1906-2005): Clarinet Sonata in B flat (1959). Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006): Clarinet Sonatina in G minor, op.29 (1951). Andrew Simon (clarinet). Warren Lee (piano). Naxos 8.573022

starstarstar Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904): [Symphonies:] Volume 4. Slavonic Dance in A flat, op.46 no.3. Slavonic Dance in C, op.72 no.7. Slavonic Dance in D, op.46 no.6. Symphony no.2 in B flat, op.4. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra c/b José Serebrier. Warner Classics 2564 645276

starstarstar Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904): [Symphonies:] Volume 3. Symphony no.3 in E flat, op.10. Symphony no.6 in D, op.60. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra c/b José Serebrier. Warner Classics 2564 657753

starstarstarstar Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47): 'Italian' Symphony in A (1829-33/1834). 'Reformation' Symphony in D, op.107 (posth.) (1830). La Chambre Philharmonique c/b Emmanuel Krivine. Naïve V5069

starstarstar Hermann Suter (1870-1926): Sämtliche Streichquartette. String Quartet no.1 in D, op.1 (1901). String Quartet no.2 in C sharp minor, op.10 (1910). String Quartet no.3 in G, 'Amselrufe', op.20 (1921). Beethoven Quartett. Musiques Suisses MGB 6729

starstarstar Peter Boyer (1970-): Silver Fanfare, for orchestra (2004). Festivities, for orchestra (2011). Three Olympians, for string orchestra (2000). Celebration Overture (1997/2001). Symphony no.1 (2012-13). London Phiilharmonic Orchestra c/b Peter Boyer. Naxos American Classics 8.559769

starstarstarstar Astor Piazzolla (1921-92): Tango Nuevo. *La Muerte del Ángel (1962). Histoire du Tango (1985), arr. Dmitry Varelas. *Melodía in A minor (1969). Tango in A minor (Tanguano) (Dos Piezas Breves no.1) (1969). Milonga sin Palabras. *Fuga y Misterio (from: María de Buenos Aires). Ave María (Tanti Anni Prima). *Yo Soy María (from: María de Buenos Aires). *Oblivion (1982). *Aire de la Zamba Niña. Le Grand Tango (1982), arr. Sofia Gubaidúlina. *Libertango. *Arrangements by Tomas Cotik. Tomas Cotik (violin). Glenn Basham (violin II*). Tao Lin (piano). Naxos 8.573166

starstarstarstar Leopoldo Américo Miguéz (1850-1902): Souvenirs, op.20. Scènes Intimes, op.24 (1894). Faceira (Valse-Impromptu), op.28 (?1897). Morceaux Lyriques, op.34. Nocturne, op.10. Allegro Appassionato, op.11 (1883). Braz Velloso (piano). Naxos 9.70199 brazil (1K) france (1K)

starstarstarstar Henrique Oswald (1852-1931): Six Morceaux, op.4 (c.1887). Trois Romances, op.7. Il Neige (1902). Six Pièces, op.14. Feuilles d'Album, op.20. Braz Velloso (piano). Naxos 9.70200 brazil (1K) france (1K)

starstarstar Peter Ritzen (1956-): Piano Quintet in F sharp minor (2006). César Franck (1822-90): *Piano Quintet in F minor (1878). Peter Ritzen (piano). Moscow Chamber Academy. Naxos 9.70142

starstarstarstar Artefacts / Fundstücke - Piano Music from the 50s ('50th'). Christian Wolff (1934-): Sonata for three pianos (first version) (1953). Sonata for three pianos (second version) (1953). Luigi Dallapiccola (1904-75): Quaderno Musicale di Annalibera (1952). Chou Wen-chung (1923-): The Willows are New (1957). Josef Matthias Hauer (1883-1959): Zwölftonspiel 28.VII.1952 (1952). Bernd Alois Zimmermann (1918-70): Konfigurationen (1956). Paul Dessau (1894-1979): Drei Intermezzi (1955). Sylvano Bussotti (1931-): Per Tre sul Piano, for three pianists (1959). Witold Lutosławski (1913-94): Bucolics (1952). Gunnar Berg (1909-89): Eclatement V (1958). Hans Ulrich Engelmann (1921-2011): Suite no.1 (1950). Galina Ustvólskaya(1919-2006): Sonata no.4 (1953). Steffen Schleiermacher (piano). MDG 613 1821-2

starstarstarstar Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-96): Symphony no.12, 'In Memoriam D. Shostakovich', op.114 (1976). The Golden Key - Ballet Suite no.4, op.55d (1954-55). St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra c/b Vladimir Lande. Naxos 8.573085

starstarstarstarstar Paul Schoenfield (1947-): Six British Folk Songs, for cello & piano (1985). Peccadilloes, for piano (1997). Refractions, for clarinet, cello & piano (2006). James Tocco (piano), Paul Schoenfield (piano), Yehuda Hanani (cello), Alexander Fiterstein (clarinet). Naxos American Classics 8.559380

starstarstarstar Othmar Schoeck (1886-1957): Christian Poltéra Plays Othmar Schoeck. Concerto in A major and A minor, for cello & strings, op.61 (1947) [32:06]. Sonata, for cello & piano, wwo.47 (1957) [16:16]. [6] Songs (transcribed Poltéra) [11:50]. Christian Poltéra (cello). Julius Drake (piano). Malmö Symphony Orchestra c/b Tumoas Ollila. BIS CD-1597

starstarstar Béla Bartók (1881-1945): String Quartet no.1, op.7 (1909). String Quartet no.2, op.17 (1915-17). Juilliard String Quartet. Pristine Classical PACM089a

starstarstar Béla Bartók (1881-1945): String Quartet no.3, BB 93 (1926). String Quartet no.4, BB 95 (1927). Juilliard String Quartet. Pristine Classical PACM089b

starstarstar Béla Bartók (1881-1945): String Quartet no.5, BB 110 (1934). String Quartet no.6, BB 119 (1939). Juilliard String Quartet. Pristine Classical PACM089c

starstarstarstar Daniel Gottlob Türk (1750-1813): Klaviersonaten Grösstentheils für Kenner (Six Keyboard Sonatas for Connoisseurs) (1789). Sonata no.1 in A minor. Sonata no.2 in E flat. Sonata no.3 in B minor. Sonata no.4 in G. Sonata no.5 in B flat. Sonata no.6 in C. Michael Tsalka (clavichord, fortepiano, early grand piano). Grand Piano GP 657

starstarstarstar The Paris Concert: Hommage à Alfred Cortot. Richard Wagner (1813-83), arr. Franz Liszt (1813-83): La Mort d'Isolde, S.447. Franz Liszt (1811-86): Deux Légendes, S.175. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), arr. Franz Liszt: Miserere, S.433. Frédéric Chopin (1810-49): Piano Sonata no.3 in B minor, op.58. Florence Delaage (piano). Calliope CAL1316

starstarstarstar August Klughardt (1847-1902): Symphony no.5 in C minor, op.71 (1892-97). Im Frühling - Konzertouvertüre in E, op.30 (1869-73). Festouvertüre in E flat, op.78 (1898-99). Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau c/b Antony Hermus. CPO 777 693-2

starstarstarstar Saverio Mercadante (1795-1870): Omaggio a Bellini - Fantasia, for large orchestra (1860). Seconda Sinfonia Caratteristica Napoletana. Gran Sinfonia, on themes from Rossini's Stabat Mater (1843). Clarinet Concerto no.2 in B flat, op.101*. Garibaldi - Sinfonia for large orchestra (1861). *Giammarco Casani (clarinet). Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma c/b Francesco La Vecchia. Naxos 8.573035

starstarstar Saverio Mercadante (1795-1870): Flute Concerto no.2 in E minor, op.57 (1814). Flute Concerto no.4 in G, op.57 (1816). Flute Concerto no.1 in E, op.49 (1813). Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä c/b Patrick Gallois (flute). Naxos 8.572731

starstarstar Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński (1807-67): Chamber Works with Piano - 2. Fantaisie, for violin & piano, op.32. Introduction and Variations, for violin & piano, op.9. Les Larmes, for violin & piano, op.41 (1843). Souvenir de Dresde, for violin, cello & piano, op.47 (1846). Introduction and Variations, for flute & piano, op.18 (1831). Andante e Rondo alla Polacca, for flute & piano, op.42. Les Explorateurs. Acte Préalable AP0279

starstarstarstar György Ligeti (1923-2006): Métamorphoses Nocturnes (Night Metamorphoses). String Quartet no.1, 'Métamorphoses Nocturnes' (1953-54/1958). String Quartet no.2 (1968). Sonata for cello (1948-53). Quatuor Béla. Aeon AECD1332

starstarstar Harpsichord Concertos. John Rutter (1945-): Suite Antique, for flute, harpsichord & strings (1979). Philip Glass (1937-): Concerto, for harpsichord & chamber orchestra (2002). Jean Françaix (1912-97): Concerto, for harpsichord & ensemble (1959). Christopher D Lewis (harpsichord). John McMurtery (flute). West Side Chamber Orchestra c/b Kevin Mallon. Naxos 8.573146

starstarstar Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Double and Triple Concertos. Concerto in D, for 2 violins, 2 cellos, strings & continuo, RV 564. Concerto in F, for 3 violins, strings & continuo, RV 551. Concerto in G minor, for 2 cellos, strings & continuo, RV 531. Concerto in A, for 2 violins, strings & continuo, RV 552. Concerto in C, for violin, 2 cellos, strings & continuo, RV 561. Concerto in F, for violin, cello, strings & continuo, 'Il Proteo, ossia Il Mondo al Rovescio', RV 544. Christophe Coin, Paolo Beschi (cello I, II). Enrico Onofri, Marco Bianchi, Duilio Galfetti (violin I, II, III). Il Giardino Armonico c/b Giovanni Antonini. Warner Classics 256464230-9

starstar Philippe Chamouard (1952-): Symphony no.8 (2008). Poème du Vent, for orchestra (1997). Orchestre Symphonique du Conservatoire de Rouen c/b Claude Brendel. François Marchal (bagpipe). Hortus HOR548

starstarstarstar Teresa Carreño (1853-1917): Rêverie - Selected Music for Piano. Nocturne - Souvenirs de Mon Pays, op.10. Caprice-Etude no.1, op.4. Prière, op.12. Rêverie-Impromptu, op.3. Marche Funèbre, op.11. Caprice-Etude no.2, op.6. Elegie, op.18. Mélodies, op.22 no.6: Plaintes au bord d'une Tombe, op.22. Impromptu - une Larme, op.5. Gottschalk Waltz, op.1. Alexandra Oehler (piano). Grand Piano GP660

starstarstar Peter Cornelius (1824-74): Complete Lieder, vol. 3. Drei Lieder. Schäfers Nachtlied. In der Mondnacht. Preziosas Sprüchlein gegen Kopfweh. Du kleine Biene, verfolg mich nicht. Frühling im Sommer. Mir ist, als zögen Arme. Hirschlein ging im Wald spazieren. Drei Duette, op.6. Vier Duette, op.16. Komm herbei, Tod! Scheiden und Meiden. In Sternennacht. Verratene Liebe. Ich und du. Am Meer. Zu den Bergen hebet sich ein Augenpaar. Der Tod des Verräters. Christina Landshamer (soprano). Markus Schäfer (tenor). Mathias Hausmann (baritone). Hans Christoph Begemann (baritone). Matthias Veit (piano). Naxos 8.572558

starstarstar Peter Cornelius (1824-74): Complete Lieder, vol. 2. Sechs Lieder, op.5, nos.2-6. Was will die einsame Träne. Warum sind denn die Rosen so blass?. Drei Sonetten. Dämmerempfindung. Reminiszenz. Abendgefühl (1st version). Abendgefühl (2nd version). Sonnenuntergang. Das Kind. Gesegnet. Vision. Die Räuberbrüder. Am See. Im tiefsten Herzen glüht mir eine Wunde. Christina Landshamer (soprano). Markus Schäfer (tenor). Mathias Hausmann (baritone). Hans Christoph Begemann (baritone). Matthias Veit (piano). Naxos 8.572557

starstarstar Peter Cornelius (1824-74): Complete Lieder, vol. 1. Sechs Lieder, op.1. Trauer und Trost, op.3. [Sechs] Brautlieder. An Bertha, op.15. [Vier] Rheinische Lieder. Drei Lieder, op.4. Christina Landshamer (soprano). Markus Schäfer (tenor). Mathias Hausmann (baritone). Hans Christoph Begemann (baritone). Matthias Veit (piano). Naxos 8.572556

starstarstarstar Roberto Sierra (1953-): Fandangos, for orchestra (2000). Sinfonía no.4 (2008-09). Carnaval, for orchestra (2007). Nashville Symphony c/b Giancarlo Guerrero. Naxos American Classics 8.559738

starstarstar Roberto Sierra (1953-): New Music with a Caribbean Accent. Vestigios Rituales, for two pianos (1984). Conjuros, for soprano & piano (1982). Trío Tropical, for violin, cello & piano (1981). Cinco Bocetos, for solo clarinet (1984). Glosa a la Sombra, for mezzo-soprano, clarinet, viola & piano (1987). Descarga, for piano & ten instruments (1987/1990). Continuum. Naxos American Classics 8.559263

starstarstar Johann Strauss (1804-49): Johann Strauss I Edition, vol. 24. Brünner National-Garde-Marsch, op. 231. Landes-Farben (Schwarz-Roth-Gold) - Walzer, op. 232. Huldigungs-Quadrille, op. 233. Louisen-Quadrille, op. 234. Piefke und Pufke-Polka, op. 235. Damen-Souvenir-Polka, op. 236. Des Wanderers Lebewohl - Wälzer, op. 237. Alice-Polka op. 238. Frederika-Polka, op. 239. Triumph-Marsch (Zwei Märsche der königlichen spanischen Nobelgarde, op. 240 no.1). Manövrir-Marsch (Zwei Märsche der königlichen spanischen Nobelgarde, op. 240 no.2). Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina c/b Christian Pollack. Marco Polo 8.225344

starstarstar Anton Reicha (1770-1836): Complete String Quartets, vol.1. String Quartet in C, op.48 no.1 (c.1802). String Quartet in G, op.48 no.2 (c.1802). Kreutzer Quartet. Toccata Classics TOCC0022

starstarstarstar Nino Rota (1911-79): Trio for clarinet, cello & piano (1973). Improvviso in D minor, for violin & piano (1947). Toccata, for bassoon & piano (1974). Sonata in D, for clarinet & piano (1945). Fantasia in G minor, for piano (1944-45). Goran Gojevic (clarinet). Mary Kenedi (piano). Lynn Kuo (violin). Winona Zelenka (cello). Michael Sweeney (bassoon). Naxos 8.572778

starstarstar Nino Rota (1911-79): Chamber Music for Flute. Three Duets, for flute & oboe (1972). Five Pieces, for flute & piano (1972). Trio for flute, violin & piano (1958). Sonata for flute & harp (1937). Quintet, for flute, oboe, viola, cello & harp (1935). Mario Carbotta (flute). Carlo Parazzoli (violin). Cristina Bianchi (harp). Marino Bedetti (oboe). Marco Bianchi (viola). Marco Testori (cello). Carlo Balzaretti (piano). Dynamic DM8033

starstarstarstar Nino Rota (1911-79): Flute Works. Cinque Pezzi Facili, for flute & piano (1971-72). Elegia, for oboe (flute) & piano (1956). Allegro Veloce, for flute & piano (1971). Sonata for violin (flute) & piano (1936-37). Tre Pezzi, for two flutes* (1972-73). Fantasia su Temi da Films, for flute & piano. Roberto Fabbriciani (flute). Luisella Botteon (flute II*). Massimiliano Damerini (piano). Tactus TC911801

starstarstarstar Niels Gade (1817-90): Piano Sonata in E minor, op.28 (1840/1854). Akvareller, op.19 (1850). Nye Akvareller, op.57 (1881). Andantino in C sharp minor (1860). Andantino. Christina Bjørkøe (piano). CPO 777 628-2

starstarstar Ferdinand Rebay (1880-1953): Sonatas for Flute & Guitar. Sonata no.1 in E (1942). Sonata no.2 in D (1942). María José Belotto (flute). Gonzalo Noqué (guitar). Brilliant Classics 9291

starstarstarstar Ferdinand Rebay (1880-1953): Quartets for Guitar, Flute & Strings. Quartet in D minor, for guitar, violin, viola & cello (1925). Quartet in A minor, for guitar, flute, viola & cello. Gonzalo Noqué (guitar). Alicia Fernández-Cueva (flute). Raúl Galindo (violin). Pedro Michel Torres (viola). Jacobo Villalba (cello). Brilliant Classics 9250

starstarstarstar Ferdinand Rebay (1880-1953): Complete Works for Clarinet & Guitar. Drei Vortragsstücke. Kleine Variationen on a Theme from Chopin's Preludes op.28. Sonata in D minor. Sonata in A minor. Sonatina in B flat. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), arr. Ferdinand Rebay: Dance no.4 (from: 12 Deutsche Tänze WoO.8). Dance no.5 (from: 12 Deutsche Tänze WoO.8). Dance no.7 (from: 12 Deutsche Tänze WoO.8). Luigi Magistrelli (clarinet). Massimo Laura (guitar). Brilliant Classics 94171

starstarstarstarstar Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770): The Violin Concertos: vol.17. Concerto in A Minor, D.114. Concerto in D, D.25. Concerto in B flat, D.121. Concerto in D, D.36. Concerto in C, D.11. Concerto in E, D.51. Concerto in D, D.32*. Concerto in A, D.98. Concerto in D, D.37. Concerto in G, D.80. Grave (alternative slow movement for Concerto in G, D.80). Concerto in C, D.6. L'Arte dell'Arco. Dynamic CDS 678/1-2 (2 CDs)

starstarstarstar Lawrence Axelrod (1960-): The Six Brandenburg Fantasias. Brandenburg Fantasia no.1, for three violins, three violas, three cellos & double bass. Brandenburg Fantasia no.2, for flute, violin, harpsichord & strings. Brandenburg Fantasia no.3, for three oboes, bassoon, 2 French horns & strings. Brandenburg Fantasia no.4, for two flutes, violin & strings. Brandenburg Fantasia no.5, for two violas, two violas da gamba, cello & double bass. Brandenburg Fantasia no.6, for flute, oboe, trumpet, violin & strings. Ensemble Nouvelle Epoque c/b Lawrence Axelrod. Innova 876

starstarstarstar Kimmo Hakola (1958-): Guitar Concerto (2008). Toshio Hosokawa (1955-): Voyage IX, 'Awakening', for guitar & strings with percussion (2007). Blossoming II, for chamber orchestra (2011). Timo Korhonen (guitar). Oulu Symphony Orchestra c/b Santtu-Matias Rouvali. Ondine ODE 1219-2

starstarstarstar Verklärte Nacht - Works for Piano Trio. Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951): Verklärte Nacht, for strings, (1899/1917), arr. Eduard Steuermann for violin, cello & piano (1932). Karl Weigl (1881-1949): Trio in D minor, for violin, cello & piano (1938-39). Osiris Trio. Challenge Classics CC72614



All reviews are by Byzantion. Comments, questions or corrections regarding any review, however old, are always gratefully received, and can be sent to info @ artmusicreviews (plus .co.uk). Many of these reviews first appeared on MusicWeb International and previously on the now disused reviews.gramma.co.uk. Those on MusicWeb may have been texturally altered to conform to its editorial preferences or peccadillos - the versions on Art Music Reviews are the definitive originals.

For a free review, performers, composers and agents should email info @ artmusicreviews (plus .co.uk). Reviews are completely independent of everyone and everything. The site is uniquely free from adverts, solicitations, cookies and scripts.