This portrait disc reveals a consistency across several decades, a witty composer who admired Prokofiev and Classical forms.
With an assured understanding of the music, Zhu Xiao-Mei’s second take is incredibly personal, perhaps too quirky and nutty for purists.
An ever widening, ever brighter circle. Levin’s deep conversancy with the Romantic canon informs her spirited approach to both modern and period works.
Originally interred at the monastery of Santa Croce, Farinelli’s remains were moved to the Certosa in 1810 following the destruction of the former place by Napoleonic forces.
Folks expecting a metronome or brash chords will be surprised with Levingston’s limpid Glass recital.
Is Via Crucis colorless and ephemeral? Is Socrate religious? This duo piano release crafts a universe where Liszt, Satie and Cage blur.
Gubaidulina’s one-movement Triple Concerto is a consummate mystery. It does not present itself as a typical concerto requiring flamboyant soloists and an obliging orchestra.
Quatuor is Roux’s response to Beethoven’s Op. 74 string quartet. Countless miraculous moments gently surprise, especially in the scherzo (Presto).
This Dmitri animated by Barnes isn’t the Shostakovich whose music I know.