Monday, June 7, 2010
Just Opened June 4, 2010
"Flotenmusik" - Emmanuel Pahud, flute; Gerard Wyss, piano. A 1993 recital by Emmanuel Pahud on the Musiques Suisses label, featuring works for solo flute: CPE Bach's Sonata, Three Pieces by Pierre Octave Ferroud, and "Cassandra's Dream Song" by Brian Ferneyhough...plus Faure's Fantaisie for flute and piano, and Prokofiev's Sonata in D Major. (Musiques Suisses 7624400842492 / MGB 6107)
"Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet; String Serenade; Francesca da Rimini/Victor Ewald: Brass Quintets Nos. 1 & 3" - Philadelphia Orchestra; Christoph Eschenbach, conductor. The marriage between Eschenbach and the Philadelphia Orchestra was not destined to last, but it did bear some fruit - for the first time in years, the Philadelphia Orchestra is back on CD, on the Finnish label Ondine. Several of the recent releases have gotten favorable reviews. The most recent release combines three orchestral favorites by Tchaikovsky, along with two chamber works that feature the talents of the Philadelphia Orchestra brass - Quintets by another Russian composer, Victor Ewald. (Ondine 0761195115022 / ODE 1150)
"Dvorak: Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8" - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop, conductor. Another American Orchestra back on CD is the Baltimore Symphony, as their Music Director Marin Alsop came into Charm City with a label contract with Naxos. The first project - the Symphonies of Antonin Dvorak. The second in the series features the 7th and 8th Symphonies, both recorded in Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore. (Naxos 747313211272 / 8.572112)
"Beethoven: Piano Trios Op. 1 No. 2; Op. 97 "Archduke" - Gryphon Trio. From the Canadian label Analekta comes a fresh recording of two trios by Ludwig Van: the early Trio No. 2 Op. 1, and the later "Archduke" trio, Op. 97. (Analekta 774204985820 / AN 2 9858)
Thanks this week to Crossover Media and Naxos of America for the newly-opened CDs.
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