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Reviews added on February 15, 2015
Contributors to this update
Robert Cummings (RC)
Marc Haegeman (MH)
Brian Reinhart (BR)
Steven Schwartz (SS)
Mark Sealey (MS)
James Tobin (JT)
Brian Wigman (BW)
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Concert Reviews

2015 Mar 22 Tchaikovsky - The Voyevoda, Violin Concerto, Symphony #6
Vadim Gluzman, violin;Belgian National Orchestra/Andrey Boreyko (MH)
2015 Mar 15 Prokofieff - Romeo and Juliet
Musica Aeterna/Teodor Currentzis (MH)
2015 Mar 13 Smetana/Dvořák/Janáček - Moldau/Symphony #9/Sinfonietta
Anima Eterna Brugge/Jos van Immerseel (MH)
2015 Mar 4 Dukas/Tchaikovsky/Schumann - Sorcerer's Apprentice/Violin Concerto/Symphony #4
Janine Jansen, violin; Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome/Antonio Pappano (MH)
2015 Feb 27 Tchaikovsky - Polonaise from Eugene Onegin, Violin Concerto, Symphony #4
Julian Rachlin, violin; Detroit Symphony/Leonard Slatkin (BW)
2015 Feb 22 Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake Suite, Roméo & Juliet Fantasy Overture, Symphony #3
Detroit Symphony/Leonard Slatkin (BW)
2015 Feb 14 Tchaikovsky - March Slav, Piano Concerto #1, Symphony #1
Olga Kern, piano; Detroit Symphony/Leonard Slatkin (BW)
2015 Feb 13 Tchaikovsky - Marche Solennelle, Piano Concerto #2, Symphony #6
Olga Kern, piano; Detroit Symphony/Leonard Slatkin (BW)

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CD Collections
  • Adam - Giselle by Osipova/Acosta/Artists of the Royal Ballet/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House/Gruzin - Opus Arte Blu-ray 7151 (MH)
  • Bach - Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 by Carmignola/Hirasaki/Concerto Köln - Archiv 4792695 (BW)
  • Bach - Concerto for Violin in A minor, BWV 1041 by Carmignola/Concerto Köln - Archiv 4792695 (BW)
  • Bach - Concerto for Violin in D minor, BWV 1052R by Carmignola/Concerto Köln - Archiv 4792695 (BW)
  • Bach - Concerto for Violin in E minor, BWV 1042 by Carmignola/Concerto Köln - Archiv 4792695 (BW)
  • Bach - Concerto for Violin in G minor, BWV 1056R by Carmignola/Concerto Köln - Archiv 4792695 (BW)
  • Beethoven - Concerto for Piano #1 in C major, Op. 15 by Kodama/German Symphony, Berlin/Nagano - Berlin 300597 (RC)
  • Beethoven - Concerto for Piano #2 in B Flat Major, Op. 19 by Kodama/German Symphony, Berlin/Nagano - Berlin 300597 (RC)
  • Beethoven - Concerto for Piano #3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Kodama/German Symphony, Berlin/Nagano - Berlin 300597 (RC)
  • Beethoven - Concerto for Piano #4 in G Major, Op. 58 by Kodama/German Symphony, Berlin/Nagano - Berlin 300597 (RC)
  • Beethoven - Concerto for Piano #5 in E Flat Major "Emperor", Op. 73 by Kodama/German Symphony, Berlin/Nagano - Berlin 300597 (RC)
  • Beethoven - Concerto for Piano, Violin & Cello in C Major, Op. 56 by Kodama/Blacher/Moser/German Symphony, Berlin/Nagano - Berlin 300597 (RC)
  • Beethoven - Sonata for Piano #1 in F minor, Op. 2 #1 by Brawn - MSR 1465 (RC)
  • Beethoven - Sonata for Piano #2 in A major, Op. 2 #2 by Brawn - MSR 1467 (RC)
  • Beethoven - Sonata for Piano #3, Op. 2 #3 by Brawn - MSR 1465 (RC)
  • Beethoven - Sonata for Piano #8 in C minor "Pathétique", Op. 13 by Brawn - MSR 1466 (RC)
  • Beethoven - Sonata for Piano #14 in C sharp minor "Moonlight", Op. 27 #2 by Brawn - MSR 1466 (RC)
  • Beethoven - Sonata for Piano #17 in D minor "Tempest", Op. 31 #2 by Brawn - MSR 1467 (RC)
  • Beethoven - Sonata for Piano #19 in G minor, Op. 49 #1 by Brawn - MSR 1466 (RC)
  • Beethoven - Sonata for Piano #20 in G major, Op. 49 #2 by Brawn - MSR 1466 (RC)
  • Beethoven - Sonata for Piano #21 in C major "Waldstein", Op. 53 by Brawn - MSR 1466 (RC)
  • Beethoven - Sonata for Piano #23 in F minor "Appassionata", Op. 57 by Brawn - MSR 1465 (RC)
  • Beethoven - Sonata for Piano #26 in E flat major "Les Adieux", Op. 81a by Brawn - MSR 1467 (RC)
  • Bennet, John - Eliza, her name gives honour by Angel/Parthenia - MSR 1490 (MS)
  • Bennet, John - Venus birds by Angel/Parthenia - MSR 1490 (MS)
  • Black, John - Lytill Blak by Angel/Parthenia - MSR 1490 (MS)
  • Black, John - Musick Fyne by Angel/Parthenia - MSR 1490 (MS)
  • Black, John - My Delyt by Angel/Parthenia - MSR 1490 (MS)
  • Byrd - The Noble Famous Queen by Angel/Parthenia - MSR 1490 (MS)
  • Debussy - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Martingale Ensemble/Selden - MSR 1373 (SS)
  • Dvořák - Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 by Czech Philharmonic/Talich - Opus Kura 2080 (BW)
  • Dvořák - Slavonic Dances, Op. 72 by Czech Philharmonic/Talich - Opus Kura 2084 (BW)
  • Dvořák - Symphony #6 in D Major, Op. 60 by Czech Philharmonic/Talich - Opus Kura 2084 (BW)
  • Dvořák - Symphony #7 in D Major, Op. 70 by Czech Philharmonic/Talich - Opus Kura 2080 (BW)
  • Einhorn, Richard - Ca the Yowes by Angel/Parthenia - MSR 1490 (MS)
  • Einhorn, Richard - Songs of Love and Betrayal by Angel/Parthenia - MSR 1490 (MS)
  • Gallagher - Quiet Reflections by London Symphony/Falletta - Naxos 8.559768 (RC)
  • Gallagher - Symphony #2 "Ascendant" by London Symphony/Falletta - Naxos 8.559768 (RC)
  • Gounod - Sapho (Où suis-je?) by Yoncheva/Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana/Chaslin - Sony 501720 (RC)
  • Haydn - Symphony #92 in G Major "Oxford" by NBC Symphony/Toscanini - Opus Kura 7033 (BW)
  • Holborne, Anthony - Pavan Paradizo by Angel/Parthenia - MSR 1490 (MS)
  • Johnson, Robert - A Knell of Johnson by Angel/Parthenia - MSR 1490 (MS)
  • Johnson, Robert - Almaygne: Mr. Johnson by Angel/Parthenia - MSR 1490 (MS)
  • Lauder, James - My Lord of Marche Paven by Angel/Parthenia - MSR 1490 (MS)
  • Lauridsen - Ave Maria by Polyphony/Britten Sinfonia/Layton - Hyperion 67449 (BW)
  • Lauridsen - Lux aeterna by Polyphony/Britten Sinfonia/Layton - Hyperion 67449 (BW)
  • Lauridsen - Magnum mysterium by Polyphony/Britten Sinfonia/Layton - Hyperion 67449 (BW)
  • Lauridsen - Ubi Caritas et Amor by Polyphony/Britten Sinfonia/Layton - Hyperion 67449 (BW)
  • Lauridsen - Madrigali by Polyphony/Britten Sinfonia/Layton - Hyperion 67449 (BW)
  • Lecocq, Charles - Les cent vierges (O Paris, gai séjour de plaisir) by Yoncheva/Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana/Chaslin - Sony 501720 (RC)
  • Leo - Concerto for Cello, 2 Violins & Continuo in A Major by Bonucci/Ensemble Strumentale Italiano - Arts 47342 (BW)
  • Leo - Concerto for Cello, 2 Violins & Continuo in D minor by Bonucci/Ensemble Strumentale Italiano - Arts 47342 (BW)
  • Leo - Concerto for 4 Violins & Continuo in D Major by Bonucci/Ensemble Strumentale Italiano - Arts 47342 (BW)
  • Mahler - Symphony #2 "Resurrection" by Kenny/Van Ness/London Philharmonic & Choir/Tennstedt - LPO 44 (BW)
  • Mahler - Symphony #3 by Lipovsek/Böld/Vienna Boys' Choir/Women's Chorus of the Vienna Singverein/Bavarian State Orchestra/Mehta - Farao Blu-ray Audio 108087 (RC)
  • Mahler - Symphony #4 by Breiwick/Martingale Ensemble/Selden - MSR 1373 (SS)
  • Mahler - Symphony #5 by Bavarian State Orchestra/Mehta - Farao Blu-ray Audio 108087 (RC)
  • Massenet - Hérodiade (Celui dont la parole) by Yoncheva/Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana/Chaslin - Sony 501720 (RC)
  • Massenet - Le Cid (C'est toi, mon père) by Yoncheva/Dupuis/Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana/Chaslin - Sony 501720 (RC)
  • Massenet - Le Cid (Pleurez mes yeux) by Yoncheva/Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana/Chaslin - Sony 501720 (RC)
  • Messager, André - Madame Chrysanthème (Le jour sous le soleil béni) by Yoncheva/Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana/Chaslin - Sony 501720 (RC)
  • Mozart - Concerto for Piano #23 in A Major, K. 488 by Uchida/Cleveland Orchestra - Decca 4781524 (BW)
  • Mozart - Concerto for Piano #24 in C minor, K. 491 by Uchida/Cleveland Orchestra - Decca 4781524 (BW)
  • Offenbach - Les contes d'Hoffmann (Elle a fui la tourterelle) by Yoncheva/Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana/Chaslin - Sony 501720 (RC)
  • Paradiso, Renaldo - A Fancy by Angel/Parthenia - MSR 1490 (MS)
  • Puccini - La bohème (Donde lieta usci) by Yoncheva/Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana/Chaslin - Sony 501720 (RC)
  • Puccini - Le Villi (Se come voi piccina io fossi) by Yoncheva/Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana/Chaslin - Sony 501720 (RC)
  • Rachmaninoff - The Rock, Op. 7 by Gürzenich-Orchester Köln/Kitayenko - Oehms 440 (RC)
  • Rachmaninoff - Symphony #1 in D minor, Op. 13 by Gürzenich-Orchester Köln/Kitayenko - Oehms 440 (RC)
  • Räihälä, Osmo Tapio - Aflao Highway by Kärkkäinen - Alba 367 (MS)
  • Räihälä, Osmo Tapio - Ardbeg by Finnish Radio Symphony/Slobodeniouk - Alba 367 (MS)
  • Räihälä, Osmo Tapio - Barlinnie Nine by Finnish Radio Symphony/Oromo - Alba 367 (MS)
  • Räihälä, Osmo Tapio - Rautasade by Finnish Radio Symphony/Slobodeniouk - Alba 367 (MS)
  • Räihälä, Osmo Tapio - Soliloque 2 - La tornade by Harju - Alba 367 (MS)
  • Ravel - Boléro by London Symphony/Jóo - Arts Music 447243 (BW)
  • Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé Suite #2 by Ambrosian Singers/London Symphony/Jóo - Arts Music 447243 (BW)
  • Ravel - Pavane pour une Infante défunte by London Symphony/Jóo - Arts Music 447243 (BW)
  • Saariaho, Kaija - ÉMilie Suite by Vourc'h/Strasbourg Philharmonic/Letonja - Ondine 1255 (MS)
  • Saariaho, Kaija - Quatre Instants by Strasbourg Philharmonic/Letonja - Ondine 1255 (MS)
  • Saariaho, Kaija - Terra Memoria by Vourc'h/Strasbourg Philharmonic/Letonja - Ondine 1255 (MS)
  • Saint-Saëns - Cypres et lauriers, Op. 156 by Warnier/Orchestre National de Lyon/Slatkin - Naxos 8.573331 (RC)
  • Saint-Saëns - Danse Macabre, Op. 40 by Orchestre National de Lyon/Slatkin - Naxos 8.573331 (RC)
  • Saint-Saëns - Symphony #3 in C Minor, Op. 78, "Organ" by Warnier/Orchestre National de Lyon/Slatkin - Naxos 8.573331 (RC)
  • Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 by Mirring/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Strauss - Aus Italien, Op. 16 by Mirring/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Strauss - Burleske in D minor by Frager/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Strauss - Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24 by Mirring/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59 (Waltz Suite) by Mirring/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Strauss - Don Juan, Op. 28 by Mirring/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Strauss - Don Quixote, Op. 35 by Feuermann/Cooley/NBC Symphony/Toscanini - Opus Kura 7033 (BW)
  • Strauss - Don Quixote, Op. 35 by Tortelier/Rostal/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Strauss - Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 by Mirring/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Strauss - Josephslegende, Op. 63 (Symphonic Fragment) by Mirring/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Strauss - Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (Suite) by Mirring/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Strauss - Macbeth, Op. 23 by Mirring/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Strauss - Metamorphosen by Mirring/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Strauss - Panathenaenzug, Op. 74 by Rosel/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Strauss - Parergon zur Sinfonia domestica, Op. 73 by Rosel/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Strauss - Salome, Op. 54 (Dance of the Seven Veils) by Mirring/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Strauss - Schlagobers, Op. 70 (Waltz) by Mirring/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Strauss - Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op. 28 by Mirring/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Strauss - Capriccio, Op. 85 (Moonlight Music) by Mirring/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Strauss - Concerto for Horn #1 in E Flat Major, Op. 11 by Damm/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Strauss - Concerto for Horn #2 in E Flat Major by Damm/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Strauss - Concerto for Oboe in D Major by Clement/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Strauss - Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 8 by Hoelscher/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Strauss - Dance Suite from Pieces by Couperin by Mirring/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Strauss - Duet Concertino by Weise/Liebscher/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Strauss - Sinfonia domestica, Op. 53 by Mirring/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Strauss - Symphony "Alpine", Op. 64 by Mirring/Staatskapelle Dresden/Kempe - Warner 431780 (BW)
  • Tallis - The Third Tune from Archbishop Parker's Psalter by Angel/Parthenia - MSR 1490 (MS)
  • Tchaikovsky - Capriccio italien, Op. 45 by Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy - RCA 38052 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Fantasy Overture in B minor "Roméo & Juliet" by Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy - RCA 60908 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Fantasy Overture in B minor "Roméo & Juliet" by Philharmonia Orchestra/Muti - Warner 46278 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - March slav, Op. 31 by Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy - RCA 38052 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Overture solennelle in E Flat Major "1812", Op. 49 by New Philharmonia Orchestra/Muti - Warner 46278 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphonic Fantasy in E minor "Francesca Da Rimini", Op. 32 by Philadelphia Orchestra/Muti - Warner 46278 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony "Manfred", Op. 58 by Philharmonia Orchestra/Muti - EMI 64872 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony "Manfred", Op. 58 by London Philharmonic/Jurowski - LPO 9 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony #1 in G minor "Winter Daydreams", Op. 13 by Philharmonia Orchestra/Muti - Warner 46278 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony #2 in C minor "Little Russian", Op. 17 by Philharmonia Orchestra/Muti - Warner 46278 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony #3 in D Major "Polish", Op. 29 by Philharmonia Orchestra/Muti - Warner 46278 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony #4 in F minor, Op. 36 by Philharmonia Orchestra/Muti - Warner 46278 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony #5 in E minor, Op. 64 by Philharmonia Orchestra/Muti - Warner 46278 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony #5 in E minor, Op. 64 by Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy - RCA 38052 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony #6 in B minor "Pathétique", Op. 74 by Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy - RCA 60908 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony #6 in B minor "Pathétique", Op. 74 by Philharmonia Orchestra/Muti - Warner 46278 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony in B minor "Manfred", Op. 58 by Philharmonia Orchestra/Muti - Warner 46278 (BW)
  • Verdi - Don Carlo by Vargas/Kasyan/Abdrazakov/Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro Regio Torino/Noseda - Opus Arte Blu-ray 7139 (RC)
  • Verdi - La traviata (Sempre libera) by Yoncheva/Albelo/Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana/Chaslin - Sony 501720 (RC)
  • Wagner - Der fliegende Holländer (Overture) by Detroit Symphony/Paray - Mercury 434383 (BW)
  • Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nűrnberg (Suite) by Detroit Symphony/Paray - Mercury 434383 (BW)
  • Wagner - Die Walkűre (Wotan's Farewell & Magic Fire Music) by Detroit Symphony/Paray - Mercury 434383 (BW)
  • Wagner - Götterdämmerung (Dawn & Siegfried's Rhine Journey) by Detroit Symphony/Paray - Mercury 434383 (BW)
  • Wagner - Rienzi (Overture) by Detroit Symphony/Paray - Mercury 434383 (BW)
  • Wagner - Siegfried Idyll by Detroit Symphony/Paray - Mercury 434383 (BW)
  • Wagner - Tristan und Isolde (Prelude to Act III) by Detroit Symphony/Paray - Mercury 434383 (BW)
  • Wilson, John - Wilson's Fantasie by Angel/Parthenia - MSR 1490 (MS)

Collection Reviews

  • Chants de la cathédrale de Benevento - Office of the Adoration of the Cross/Easter Vigil/Mass for Easter Day by Ensemble Organum/Pérès - Harmonia Mundi 1951476 (MS)
Trumpet