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Reviews added on March 20, 2016
Contributors to this update
José Luis Bermúdez (JLB)
Robert Cummings (RC)
Marc Haegeman (MH)
Vincent H.K. Lau (VL)
Mark Sealey (MS)
Robert Stumpf II (RS)
R. James Tobin (JT)
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Concert Reviews

2016 Jun 1 Haydn/Rachmaninoff/Strauss - Symphony #93/Piano Concerto #2/Elektra
Daniil Trifonov, piano; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra/Manfred Honeck (MH)
2016 Jan 23 Wagner - Die Walküre Stuart Skelton, Heidi Melton, Falk Struckmann, Michelle DeYoung; Hong Kong Philharmonic/Jaap van Zweden (VL)

Book Reviews


Blu-ray Video Reviews

  • Hérold - La fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter) by Osipova/McCrae/Mosley/Saunders/Artists of the Royal Ballet/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House/Wordsworth - Opus Arte Blu-ray 7187 (MH)
  • Verdi - Aïda by Lewis/Sartori/Rachvelishvili/Colombara/Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus & Orchestra/Mehta - Unitel Classica Blu-ray 732304 (RC)
  • Wagner - Das Rheingold by Goerne/Pushniak/Reid/Begley/DeYoung/Hong Kong Philharmonic/Zweden - Naxos Blu-ray 49 (JLB)
  • Weinberg - The Passenger by Breedt/Kelessidi/Sacca/Rucinski/Prague Philharmonic Choir/Vienna Philharmonic/Currentzis - Unitel Classica Blu-ray 109080 (RC)

CD, Blu-ray & SACD Reviews

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CD Collections
  • Bach - An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653 by Harbach - MSR 1444 (RC)
  • Bach - Das wohltemperierte Klavier, BWV 846-893 by Gulda - MPS 0300650 (MS)
  • Bach - Mass in B minor, BWV 232 by Morrison/Brazil/Bragle/Davoren/Ashworth/Monteverdi Choir/English Baroque Soloists/Gardiner - SDG 722 (MS)
  • Bach - Choral Prelude "O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde gross", BWV 622 by Harbach - MSR 1444 (RC)
  • Bach - Fantasy & Fugue in G minor "Great G minor", BWV 542 by Harbach - MSR 1444 (RC)
  • Bach - Partita I in B minor, BWV 1002 by Midori - Onyx 4123 (MS)
  • Bach - Partita II in D minor, BWV 1004 by Midori - Onyx 4123 (MS)
  • Bach - Partita III in E Major, BWV 1006 by Midori - Onyx 4123 (MS)
  • Bach - Prelude & Fugue in C minor, BWV 546 by Harbach - MSR 1444 (RC)
  • Bach - Prelude & Fugue in E flat Major "St Anne", BWV 552 by Harbach - MSR 1444 (RC)
  • Bach - Prelude & Fugue in E minor "Wedge", BWV 548 by Harbach - MSR 1444 (RC)
  • Bach - Sonata I in G minor, BWV 1001 by Midori - Onyx 4123 (MS)
  • Bach - Sonata II in A minor, BWV 1003 by Midori - Onyx 4123 (MS)
  • Bach - Sonata III in C Major, BWV 1005 by Midori - Onyx 4123 (MS)
  • Bach - Toccata & Fugue in F Major, BWV 540 by Harbach - MSR 1444 (RC)
  • Bruckner - Symphony #5 (ed. Nowak) by London Symphony/Lance Friedel - MSR SACD 1600 (RC)
  • Dickinson - A Birthday Surprise by BBC Orchestra of Wales/Rundell - Heritage 211 (JT)
  • Dickinson - Bach in Blue by BBC Orchestra of Wales/Rundell - Heritage 211 (JT)
  • Dickinson - Five Diversions by BBC Orchestra of Wales/Rundell - Heritage 211 (JT)
  • Dickinson - Merseyside Echoes by BBC Orchestra of Wales/Rundell - Heritage 211 (JT)
  • Dickinson - Monologue for Strings by BBC Orchestra of Wales/Rundell - Heritage 211 (JT)
  • Dickinson - Satie Transformations by BBC Orchestra of Wales/Rundell - Heritage 211 (JT)
  • Dickinson - Suite for the Centenary of Lord Berners by BBC Orchestra of Wales/Rundell - Heritage 211 (JT)
  • Hérold - La fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter) by Osipova/McCrae/Mosley/Saunders/Artists of the Royal Ballet/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House/Wordsworth - Opus Arte Blu-ray 7187 (MH)
  • Hill - Four Pieces for Wind Instruments by Chamber Soloists of Austin - Pierian 53 (JT)
  • Hill - Idyl, Elegy and Scherzo for Flute & Piano by Chamber Soloists of Austin - Pierian 53 (JT)
  • Hill - Sextet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon & Piano, Op. 39 by Chamber Soloists of Austin - Pierian 53 (JT)
  • Hill - Sonata for Flute & Piano, Op. 31 by Chamber Soloists of Austin - Pierian 53 (JT)
  • Liszt - Fantaisie sur des motifs favoris de l'opéra La Sonnambula de Bellini, S. 393/1/R. 132 by Han Chen - Naxos 8.573415 (RC)
  • Liszt - Fantasie über Themen aus Webers Der Freischütz S. 451/R. 284 by Han Chen - Naxos 8.573415 (RC)
  • Liszt - Halloh! - Jagdchor Und Steyrer Aus Der Oper Tony von Ernst II von Sachsen-Coburn-Gotha S. 404/R. 159 by Han Chen - Naxos 8.573415 (RC)
  • Liszt - Introduction et Polonaise de l'opera I puritani de Bellini, S. 391/R. 130 by Han Chen - Naxos 8.573415 (RC)
  • Liszt - Overture zu Oberon von Carl Maria von Weber, S. 574/R. 288 by Han Chen - Naxos 8.573415 (RC)
  • Liszt - Schwanengesang und Marsch aus Hunyadi László, von Ferenc Erkel S. 405/R. 160 by Han Chen - Naxos 8.573415 (RC)
  • Liszt - Zweite Festmarsch nach Motiven von E.H.z.S.-C.-G., S. 522/R. 51 by Han Chen - Naxos 8.573415 (RC)
  • Mahler - Blumine by Finnish Radio Symphony/Lintu - Ondine SACD 1264 (JLB)
  • Mahler - Symphony #1 by Finnish Radio Symphony/Lintu - Ondine SACD 1264 (JLB)
  • Mendelssohn - Capriccio for String Quartet, Op. 81 by Harrington Quartet - Centaur 3434 (JT)
  • Mendelssohn - Quintet for Strings #1 in A Major, Op. 18 by Harrington Quartet - Centaur 3434 (JT)
  • Mendelssohn - Quintet for Strings #2 in B Flat Major, Op. 87 by Harrington Quartet - Centaur 3434 (JT)
  • Poulenc - Les Chemins de l'amour by Congyu Wang - KNS 40 (JT)
  • Poulenc - Mélancolie by Congyu Wang - KNS 40 (JT)
  • Poulenc - Trois Movements perpétuelles by Congyu Wang - KNS 40 (JT)
  • Poulenc - Fifteen Improvisations by Congyu Wang - KNS 40 (JT)
  • Poulenc - Three Intermezzos by Congyu Wang - KNS 40 (JT)
  • Poulenc - Three Novelettes by Congyu Wang - KNS 40 (JT)
  • Prokofieff - Concerto for Piano #4 in B Flat Major for the Left Hand, Op. 53 by Volodin/Mariinsky Theater Orchestra/Gergiev - Mariinsky SACD 577 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Concerto for Piano #5 in G Major, Op. 55 by Babayan/Mariinsky Theater Orchestra/Gergiev - Mariinsky SACD 577 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Symphony #4 in C Major, Op. 112 (Revised 1947 version) by Mariinsky Theater Orchestra/Gergiev - Mariinsky SACD 577 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Symphony #6 in E Flat minor, Op. 111 by Mariinsky Theater Orchestra/Gergiev - Mariinsky SACD 577 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Symphony #7 in C Sharp minor, Op. 131 by Mariinsky Theater Orchestra/Gergiev - Mariinsky SACD 577 (RC)
  • Schmitt - À tour d'anches, Op. 97 by Soloisten Ensemble Berlin - Naxos 8.570489 (JT)
  • Schmitt - Antoine et Cléopatre by Buffalo Philharmonic/Falletta - Naxos 8.573521 (JT)
  • Schmitt - Le Palais hanté by Buffalo Philharmonic/Falletta - Naxos 8.573521 (JT)
  • Schmitt - Quintet for Piano & Strings, Op. 51 by Wollenweber/Soloisten Ensemble Berlin - Naxos 8.570489 (JT)
  • Sibelius - Bercuse, Op. 109 #8 by Philadelphia Orchestra/Stokowski - Guild 2428 (RS)
  • Sibelius - Finlandia, Op. 26 by Philadelphia Orchestra/Stokowski - Guild 2428 (RS)
  • Sibelius - The Swan of Tuonela, Op. 22 #2 by Philadelphia Orchestra/Stokowski - Guild 2428 (RS)
  • Sibelius - Valse Triste, Op. 44 #1 by Philadelphia Orchestra/Stokowski - Guild 2428 (RS)
  • Sibelius - Concerto for Violin, Op. 47 by Heifetz/Philadelphia Orchestra/Stokowski - Guild 2428 (RS)
  • Sibelius - Symphony #7 in C Major, Op. 105 by All-American Youth Orchestra/Stokowski - Guild 2428 (RS)
  • Stradella - San Giovanni Crisostomo by Venditelli/Tabbush/Mineccia/Cervoni/Ensemble Mare Nostrum/De Carlo - Arcana 389 (MS)
  • Wagner - Das Rheingold by Goerne/Pushniak/Reid/Begley/DeYoung/Hong Kong Philharmonic/Zweden - Naxos Blu-ray 49 (JLB)
  • Wagner - Das Rheingold by Volle/Van Horn/Bruns/Ulrich/Kulman/Bavarian Radio Symphony/Rattle - BR Klassik 900133 (JLB)
  • Weinberg - The Passenger by Breedt/Kelessidi/Sacca/Rucinski/Prague Philharmonic Choir/Vienna Philharmonic/Currentzis - Unitel Classica Blu-ray 109080 (RC)
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