Placido Domingo & Friends
ISBN # 8 8691 93493 2 0
Domingo's first pop CD in over 20 years, a big splashy release includes duets with his son, Josh Grogan, Harry Conick Jr., Susan Boyle, Megan Hilty, and Katherine Jenkins.
BACH & SHOSTAKOVICH
Brandenburg Concertos & Preludes
Mattias Maute, cond. & recorder
2 CD SET
ISBN # 7 74204 99962 9
Intersting pairings of Shostakovich Preludes and Brandenburg Concertos, all played on original instruments from this group of international fame.
Quartetto di Cremona
ISBN# 4 037408 01400 7
My delight of the week. Just breaking through on the international music scene, this quartet is known for its authentic and intimate approach to Italian chamber music. The works included are refreshing; Verdi, Puccini & Respighi works that are not overplayed, melodic and easy on the ears.
Orchestra de Paris
Paavo Jarvi, cond.
SONY 971 292
ISBN# 8 86919 71292 6
Not since Glen Gould has a pianist been so hailed for having a personal approach to great piano works. Chopin, the master of the personal, seems a natural fit for this confident, talented beauty.
The music of Barbara Harbach
London Philharmonic Orch.
David Angus, cond.
ISBN# 6 81585 12582 3
Concert organist and harpsichordist, modern composer Harvach has lived to see her fame and awards internationally. Some of her works can be challenging, but these works for strings are some of the most accessible that I've heard, and can easily update your listening collection.
Join us again next week, for more new music, Just Opened.
Kara Dahl Russell