The Bottom Line: This is a first-class effort by a tremendously gifted composer. Check out the video below.
You simply have to hear this. Alfredo Casella’s Suite, Op.
Tippett’s The Midsummer Marriage, a modern retelling of The Magic Flute, is one of the major 20th-century operas. The music is tuneful, lyrical, bursting with
This splendid disc will appeal both to piano mavens and fans of good twentieth-century music alike. Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-69) was a very distinguished composer, and
Thomas de Hartmann (1885-1956) is best known today for the series of piano pieces he transcribed/composed in partnership with the Armenian mystic and general whack-job
I had never heard of the Rosi & Toni Grunschlag Piano Duo until I stumbled across this disc in a second-hand bin. Naturally I couldn’t
These are two major works, all but unknown: big, serious, superbly written and (here) superbly played and recorded. Ernst Bacon is best known for his
Florence Price’s Symphony No. 3 (1940) may be her finest. Written in four well-proportioned movements, it begins with music of high seriousness–a slow introduction that
The Bottom Line: This completely unknown major work is vintage Franck, composed in 1885, the same period as the great orchestral and chamber works on
From the cover art adorning this terrific release, you would think that America (or the United States bit of it) was a land characterized by