Recent 10/10 Reviews


Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
SibSeg SIBELIUS, JEAN: Pelléas et Mélisande (complete); Musik zu einer Szene; Valse lyrique, Autrefois, Valse chevaleresque; Morceau romantique sur un motif de Monsieur Jakob von Julin
SIBELIUS; JEAN Pia Pajala (soprano); Sari Nordqvist (mezzo soprano)
Segerstam; Leif
: Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos 10 / 10
51-MS2K5cmL VIVALDI, ANTONIO: Concertos in G major RV 443, G minor RV 439 (“La notte”), D major RV 95 (“La Pastorella”), D minor RV 566, E-flat major RV 375, G minor RV 103, & D major RV 90
VIVALDI; ANTONIO Maurice Steger (recorders)
I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis
Harmonia Mundi 10 / 10
AcronymValentini VALENTINI, GIOVANNI: Sonatas & Canzonas
VALENTINI; GIOVANNI Acronym
Olde Focus Recordings 10 / 10
MozZim MOZART, LEOPOLD: Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 3, and 4; Adagio K 261; Rondo K 373
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Zimmermann, Frank Peter (Violin)
Szulc; Radoslaw
: Bavarian Radio Symphony Chamber Orchestra
Hänssler Classic 10 / 10
Niobe STEFFANI, AGOSTINO: Niobe, Regina di Tebe
STEFFANI; AGOSTINO Karina Gauvin, Amanda Forsythe (soprano); Philippe Jaroussky, Terry Wey, José Lemos (countertenor); Christian Immler, Jesse Blumberg (baritone), Colin Balzer (tenor)
Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Paul O’Dette, Stephen Stubbs
Erato 10 / 10
Charpentier CHARPENTIER, MARC-ANTOINE: Miserere H.193; Antienne H.526; Annunciate superi H.333; Ouverture H.536; Litanies de la Vierge H.83
CHARPENTIER; MARC-ANTOINE Caroline Weynants, Violaine Le Chenadec, Caroline Dangin-Bardot, (soprano); Lucile Richardot (contralto); Stephen Collardelle (countertenor); Davy Cornillot (tenor); Etienne Bazola (baritone); Nicolas Brooymans (bass)
Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé
Harmonia Mundi 10 / 10
81501J59tkL._SL1500 GRIEG, EDVARD: 27 Lyric Pieces
GRIEG; EDVARD Stephen Hough (piano)
Hyperion 10 / 10
NielsenOr NIELSEN, CARL: Symphonies Nos. 2 "The Four Temperaments" and 6 "Sinfonia Semplice"
NIELSEN; CARL Oramo; Sakari
: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
BIS 10 / 10
mahler MAHLER, GUSTAV: Piano Quartet in A minor (fragment)
SCHUMANN, ROBERT: Piano Quartet in E-flat major
BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Piano Quartet in G minor
BRAHMS; JOHANNESMAHLER; GUSTAVSCHUMANN; ROBERT Daniel Hope (violin); Paul Neubauer (viola); David Finckel (cello); Wu Han (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 10 / 10
NielsenOramo13 NIELSEN, CARL: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 "Sinfonia Espansiva"
NIELSEN; CARL Oramo; Sakari
: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
BIS 10 / 10
???????? MESSIAEN, OLIVIER: Trois petites liturgies de la Présence divine (1943); O sacrum convivium! (1937); Cinq Rechants (1948) for 12 solo voices
MESSIAEN; OLIVIER Creed; Marcus
: Danish National Chamber Orchestra,Danish National Concert Choir,Danish National Vocal Ensemble
OUR Recordings 10 / 10
SibeliusLintu Lemminkäinen Returns on SACD, Powerfully SIBELIUS; JEAN Lintu; Hannu
: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Ondine 10 / 10
elorapoulenc POULENC, FRANCIS: Sept Chansons (1936); Mass in G major (1937); Quatre motets pour le temps de pénitence (Four motets for the season of Lent) (1938-39); Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël (Four motets for the season of Christmas) (1952)
POULENC; FRANCIS Edison; Noel
: Elora Festival Singers
Naxos 10 / 10
71Ps0yeiCxL._SY355 BACH, J.S.: Partita No. 4 in D major BWV 828; Capriccio on the departure of his beloved brother BWV 992; English Suite No. 1 in A major BWV 806; Toccata in C minor BWV 911
BACH; J.S. Rémi Geniet (piano)
Mirare 10 / 10
tallisarvopart PÄRT, ARVO: Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen; Magnificat; Which was the son of…; Nunc dimittis; The Woman with the Alabaster Box; Tribute to Caesar; I Am the True Vine; Triodion
PÄRT; ARVO The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips
Gimell 10 / 10
CPE BACH, C.P.E.: Symphony Wq. 183/1; Symphony Wq. 182/4; Symphony Wq. 182/5; Symphony Wq. 183/3; Symphony Wq. 179
BACH; C.P.E. Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Rebecca Miller
Signum Classics 10 / 10
71zAzgybJLL._SL1000 MENDELSSOHN, FELIX: 15 Songs Without Words; Andante con variazioni Op. 82; Andante & Rondo capriccioso Op. 14; Prelude & Fugue in E minor Op. 35 No. 1; Variations serieuses Op. 54
MENDELSSOHN; FELIX Javier Perianes (piano)
Harmonia Mundi 10 / 10
MI0003667658 Works by Mel Powell, Henry Cowell, Ned Rorem, Samuel Adler, Robert Muczynski, Thomas Benjamin, Robert Moevs, Stephen Blumberg, Patricia Morehead, & Harold Meltzer ADLER; SAMUELCOWELL; HENRYMUCZYNSKI; ROBERTPOWELL; MELROREM; NED Jory Vinikour (harpsichord)
Sono Luminus 10 / 10
bachmagsavall VIVALDI, ANTONIO: Concerto for 2 violins, viola da gamba, strings, & continuo in G minor RV 578; Magnificat in G minor RV 610
BACH, J.S.: Concerto for harpsichord in D minor BWV 1052; Magnificat in D major BWV 243
BACH; J.S.VIVALDI; ANTONIO Hanna Bayodi-Hirt, Johannette Zomer (soprano); Damien Guillon (countertenor); David Munderloh (tenor); Stephan MacLeod (baritone); Pierre Hantaï (harpsichord); Manfredo Kraemer, Riccardo Minasi, Pablo Valetti (violin); Jordi Savall (viola da gamba)
La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall
Alia Vox 10 / 10
Pergolesi PERGOLESI, GIOVANNI BATTISTA: Stabat Mater
SCARLATTI, ALESSANDRO: Stabat Mater
PERGOLESI; GIOVANNI BATTISTASCARLATTI; ALESSANDRO Gemma Bertagnolli (soprano), Sara Mingardo (contralto)
Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini
Naïve 10 / 10
NielsenGilb NIELSEN, CARL: Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6 "Sinfonia semplice"
NIELSEN; CARL Gilbert; Alan
: New York Philharmonic
Dacapo 10 / 10
71FHHnZk4rL._SL1429 BACON, ERNST: The Complete Works for Solo Guitar
BACON; ERNST Bradley Colten (guitar)
Azica 10 / 10
elorachristmas Various original works and arrangements by Chilcott, Britten, Mouton, Adam, Skempton, Rutter, Praetorius, others ADAM; ADOLPHEBRITTEN; BENJAMINCHILCOTT; BOBMOUTON; JEANPRAETORIUS; MICHAELRUTTER; JOHNSKEMPTON; HOWARD Michael Bloss (organ)
Elora Festival Singers, Noel Edison
Naxos 10 / 10
DvorakRequiem DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Requiem
DVORÁK; ANTONIN Christiane Libor (soprano); Ewa Wolak (alto); Daniel Kirch (tenor); Janusz Monarcha (bass)
Wit; Antoni
: Warsaw Philharmonic Choir,Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos 10 / 10
BachSchornsheim BACH, C.P.E.: Rondos and Fantasias from the "Kenner und Liebhaber" collection
BACH; C.P.E. Schornsheim, Christine (tangent piano)
Capriccio 10 / 10
61oxZ65XGYL._SL1000 BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Piano Sonata No. 2 in F-sharp minor Op. 2; Variations on an Original Theme Op. 21 No. 1; Three Intermezzi Op. 117; Scherzo in E-flat minor Op. 4
BRAHMS; JOHANNES Jonathan Plowright (piano)
BIS 10 / 10
bartoli Arias by Francesco Araia; Hermann Raupach; Domenico d'all Oglio; Luigi Madonis; Vincenzo Manfredini; & Domenico Cimarosa Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano)
I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis
Decca 10 / 10
ehnesamerican AARON COPLAND: Violin Sonata (1942-43); CHARLES IVES: Largo for violin, clarinet, & piano; LEONARD BERNSTEIN: Piano Trio (1937); ELLIOTT CARTER: Elegy for viola & piano; SAMUEL BARBER: String Quartet in B minor Op. 11 BARBER; SAMUELBERNSTEIN; LEONARDCARTER; ELLIOTTCOPLAND; AARONIVES; CHARLES James Ehnes (violin)
Members of the Seattle Chamber Music Society
Onyx 10 / 10
ShostPacifica SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Complete String Quartets; Quartets by Miaskovsky, Prokofiev, Weinberg, Schnittke
MIASKOVSKY; NIKOLAIPROKOFIEV; SERGEISCHNITTKE; ALFREDSHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRIWEINBERG; MIECZYSLAW Pacifica Quartet
Cedille 10 / 10
71minuxQPsL._SL1500 CRAVEN, ERIC: Piano Sonatas Nos. 7, 8, & 9
CRAVEN; ERIC Mary Dullea (piano)
Metier 10 / 10
Rzewski RZEWSKI, FREDERIC: The People United Will Never Be Defeated
RZEWSKI; FREDERIC Corey Hamm (piano)
Red Shift Recordings 10 / 10
Flux-Quartet-Feldman-cover FELDMAN, MORTON: String Quartet No. 1 (1979); Three Pieces for String Quartet; Structures
FELDMAN; MORTON FLUX Quartet
Mode 10 / 10
Rebel REBEL, JEAN-FÉRY: Les élémens
RAMEAU, JEAN-PHILIPPE: Castor et Pollux suite
RAMEAU; JEAN-PHILIPPEREBEL; JEAN-FÉRY L'Orfeo Barockorchester, Michi Gaigg
CPO 10 / 10
borowiaksoler SOLER, ANTONIO: Keyboard Sonatas Nos. 42-56
SOLER; ANTONIO Mateusz Borowiak (piano)
Naxos 10 / 10
gliincogniti COUPERIN, FRANÇOIS: La superbe; Apothéose de Lully; Le Parnasse, ou L'apothéose de Corelli; La Sultane
COUPERIN; FRANÇOIS Beyer; Amandine
: Gli incogniti
Harmonia Mundi 10 / 10
musikalischegarten Music for Scordatura Violins KINDERMANN; JOHANN ERASMUSPOHLE; DAVIDSCHMELZER; JOHANN HEINRICHTELEMANN; GEORG PHILIPPVOJTA; JAN IGNÁZ FRANTIŠEK Der Musikalische Garten
Ars Production 10 / 10
Plants FUJIEDA, MAMORU: Patterns of Plants (32)
FUJIEDA; MAMORU Cahill, Sarah (piano)
Pinna 10 / 10
kohlaredo J.S. BACH: Concerto for Two Violins in D minor BWV 1043; ANNA CLYNE: Prince of Clouds (2012); PHILIP GLASS: Echorus (1995); DAVID LUDWIG: Seasons Lost (2012) BACH; J.S.CLYNE; ANNAGLASS; PHILIPLUDWIG; DAVID Jennifer Koh, Jaime Laredo (violin)
Parameswaran; Vinay
: Curtis 20/21 Ensemble
Cedille 10 / 10
cpemagnificat BACH, C.P.E.: Magnificat Wq 215; Heilig ist Gott Wq 217; Symphony in D major Wq 183/1
BACH; C.P.E. Elizabeth Watts (soprano), Wiebke Lehmkuhl (alto), Lothar Odinius (tenor), Markus Eiche (bass)
Rademann; Hans-Christoph
: Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin,RIAS-Kammerchor
Harmonia Mundi 10 / 10
CPEMarkovina BACH, C.P.E.: Complete Solo Piano Music
BACH; C.P.E. Ana-Marija Markovina (piano)
Hänssler Classic 10 / 10
DvorakHoneck DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Symphony No. 8
JANÁCEK, LEOŠ: Suite from Jenufa (arr. Honeck, Ille)
DVORÁK; ANTONINJANÁCEK; LEOŠ Honeck; Manfred
: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Reference Recordings 10 / 10
ShostMork SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Truls Mørk (cello)
Petrenko; Vasily
: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Ondine 10 / 10
dowland-holloway Works by John Dowland, Henry Purcell, William Lawes, John Jenkins, Thomas Morley, & Matthew Locke DOWLAND; JOHNJENKINS; JOHNLAWES; WILLIAMLOCKE; MATTHEWMORLEY; THOMASPURCELL; HENRY John Holloway, Monika Baer (violin, viola); Renate Steinmann, Susanna Hefti (viola); Martin Zeller (bass violin)
ECM 10 / 10
Grieg-Olav EDVARD GRIEG: Landkjenning; Olav Trygvason; Sigurd Jorsalfar EDMUND NEUPERT (arr. Grieg): Resignation GRIEG; EDVARD Nina Gravrok (soprano); Marianne E. Andersen (mezzo-soprano); Helge Ronning (tenor); Yvgne Soberg, Magne Fremmerlid (bass)
Malmö Opera Orchestra; Malmö Chamber Choir; Lund Student Singers; Malmö Opera Chorus; Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Bjarte Engeset
Naxos 10 / 10
Purcell PURCELL, HENRY: Complete Fantasias & In Nomines
PURCELL; HENRY Cocset; Bruno
: Les Basses Réunies
Agogique 10 / 10
WSS BERNSTEIN, LEONARD: West Side Story (complete)
BERNSTEIN; LEONARD Alexandra Silber (Maria); Cheyenne Jackson (Tony); Jessica Vosk (Anita); Kevin Vortmann (Riff); Julia Bullock (A Girl); others
Tilson Thomas, Michael (San Francisco Symphony)
San Francisco Symphony 10 / 10
stileanticophoenix William Byrd: Ave verum corpus; Mass for five voices Orlando Gibbons: O clap your hands together; Almighty and everlasting God Thomas Morley: Nolo mortem peccatoris Thomas Tallis: Salvator mundi (I); In ieiunio et fletu John Taverner: O splendor gloriae Robert White: Portio mea; Christe qui lux es et dies (IV) BYRD; WILLIAMGIBBONS; ORLANDOMORLEY; THOMASTALLIS; THOMASTAVERNER; JOHNWHITE; ROBERT Stile Antico
Harmonia Mundi 10 / 10
Shost14pet SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Symphony No. 14
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Gal James (soprano); Alexander Vinogradov (baritone)
Petrenko; Vasily
: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos 10 / 10
StravLin STRAVINSKY, IGOR: Piano Sonata (1924); Serenade in A; Piano-Rag Music; Ragtime; Prologue to Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov; Circus Polka; Tango, Valse; Polka; Two Sketches for a Sonata; Four Etudes; Firebird Suite (arr. Agosti)
STRAVINSKY; IGOR Lin, Jenny (piano)
Steinway & Sons 10 / 10
finleyshostakovich SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Six Romances On Verses by W. Raleigh, R. Burns, & W. Shakespeare Op. 62a; Annie Laurie, Scottish Ballad (orch. by Shostakovich); Suite On Poems by Michelangelo Buonarroti Op. 145a
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Finley, Gerald (bass-baritone)
Sanderling; Thomas
: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Ondine 10 / 10


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