Friday, April 12, 2013
Just Opened, April 12, 2013
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Cameron Watson, piano
ISBN# 6 81585 14092
Watson is an "old fashioned" renaissance man: legal scholar, composer, pianist, and winner of an award for his work on music copyright. He also teaches, and here turns his musical strength of attention to a pleasing pairing of CPE Bach and Beethoven.
2 CD set
This set features several quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich and one by his contemporary, Mieczylsalw Weinberg. This is the challenging edge of modern era music, but still largely accessible. The Weinberg work is engaging and was worth seeking out.
and FRANCOISE ATLAN
Premier Songs/Early Dreams
ISBN# 7 74204 99892 9
If any early/original music group can be said to be "run of the mill," this one definitely is even farther afield, mining historic latin music with a fetching combination of viol da gamba, guitar, percussion, vocalist and other early instruments. Soulful and varied, this CD would be a great introduction to early music for people who think they don't like "classical music." Who knew early music could be this toe-tappin'?
Nadina Mackie Jackson, bassoon
Nicholas McGegan, Cond. & keyboard
ISBN# 6 81585 14512 8
Speaking of "toe-tappin'," Nadina Mackie Jackson and Co. make the most of Vivaldi's pop and sizzle. She's one of the best bassoonists in the world, and makes the most historical music completely current. This is one to rush out and grab! My Delight of the Week.
Join us next week for more new releases, Just Opened!
Kara Dahl Russell
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