Tuesday, May 4, 2010
What was Just Opened Friday, April 30
"Faure: Cello Sonatas; Sicilienne; Elegie; Pavane; Papillon; other works" - Ina-Esther Joost Ben-Sasson, cello; Allan Sternfield, piano. Faure's two tuneful cello sonatas, along with favorite short pieces arranged for cello and piano. (Naxos 747313054572 / 8.570545)
"Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances; Isle of the Dead; The Rock" - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko, conductor. Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic continue their exploration of late Russian works with three orchestral pieces by Rachmaninoff - two early works, the symphonic fantasy "The Rock" and "The Isle of the Dead," and one of his last compositions - the Symphonic Dances. (Avie 822252218824 / AV2188)
"Chopin: Nocturnes 1-20" - Nelson Freire, piano. For this year's Chopin bicentennial, a fresh new recording of the 20 Nocturnes, beautifully played by Nelson Freire, who's been making some remarkable recordings these past several years. This is his second recording of the Nocturnes; the first was back in the 1970's on the German Telefunken label. (Decca 028947821823 / B0014053-02)
Thanks to our friends at Naxos, Avie, and Decca for supporting WSCL with four terrific new recordings this week.
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