1 by Martin Helmchen and Andrew Manze- A Positive Surprise, Cheerful Vivaldi for not so cheerful times, Brahms Late Piano Works In a New Fantastic Recording by Stephen Hough, The Fred Hersch Trio – Sunday Night At The Village Vanguard, Quatuor Ebène’s truly enjoyable Razumovsky quartets, Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov’s Wonderful Mozart Violin Sonatas (vol. I don’t know; but it is certainly one of the most consistently inspired, masterfully executed and beautiful-sounding versions I can recall.' Regarding EU jazz, I’m also surprised that in the 21st century there is still very limited overlap between what’s happening on both sides of the pond. In a way, you could think that for this blog post pretty much all I did was copy this box set. In fact, both that performance and this one by Mstislav Rostropovich and Martha Argerich are of strongly marked character, acutely, though differently, responsive to the music's every inflection, and both provide deep satisfactions. International licensing, If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to. 10 and 25 are oustanding achievements. If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information. But in a guessing game perhaps it would be the two finales that would most betray the identity of the soloist. I have a pretty sophisticated sound system and I strongly respond to the nuance and the immediacy of the sound itself, not just the interpretation. I’m a big fan of Fleisher in Brahms and Beethoven, but have never heard his Chopin, will really have to check it out. Gramophone is brought to you by Mark Allen Group Pollini used to be my go to modern pianist for Chopin, but as I get older, I find that speed and precision satisfies me less and touch and emotional resonance is of greater significance. Chopin really isn’t well known for his chamber music. MA Music, Leisure and Travel How she keeps you on the qui vive in the Second and Third Sonatas. Now, everything is accomplished without a care for studios and microphones, and with a degree of involvement that suggests an increase rather than a diminution of her love for these works. But you probably have noticed the large number of yellow covers above, and DG really did a great job on this 17 CD box. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. But I’m truly impressed by the selection that DG did here (having all this in their archives obviously helped). Was this prompted by ‘inspirational heat-of-the-moment’? I think Fliter has a rather quirky take on a lot of Chopin’s music, but it seems valid to me and mostly unique to her. And I collect music previously on vinyl and CDs, now on my computer, and am slightly OCD on my music collection. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Time and again he casts a novel and intense light on even the most familiar phrase, making you hang on every note. The recordings are impressively natural and if Dutoit occasionally seems awed if not cowed into anonymity by his soloist (the opening tuttis to the slow movements of both concertos are less memorable than they should be) he sets off Argerich’s charisma to an exceptional degree. ( Log Out / I go to concerts, both classical and Jazz, quite regularly. There are echoes of Les Six, Stravinsky and Ravel, whose G major Violin Sonata surely provided the model for the languid, bluesy middle movement. Apparently even a true master like Pollini needed cuts in recording (hundreds of them if you believe some reports).
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