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29.6.03

Ionarts CD Reviews



Gluck, Le Feste d'Apollo (Aristeo / Bauci e Filemone), Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset (November 18, 2006)
Dip Your Ears, No. 71: M.-R. de Lalande, Les Folies de Cardenio, Ensemble Baroque de Limoges, Christophe Coin (November 18, 2006)
Mozart, Violin Concertos 1/2/5, Julia Fischer, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Yakov Kreizberg (November 16, 2006)
Penderecki, Symphony No. 7: Seven Gates of Jerusalem, Warsaw National Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Antoni Wit (November 12, 2006)
Vivaldi, Griselda, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Verónica Cangemi, Simone Kermes, Ensemble Matheus, Jean-Christophe Spinosi (November 11, 2006)
Thomas Quasthoff, Consider, My Soul, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sebastian Weigle (November 9, 2006)
Beethoven, Piano Concertos 2/3, Martha Argerich, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (November 9, 2006)
Mozart, Fantasias and Rondos, Richard Egarr, fortepiano (November 3, 2006)
Hélène Grimaud, Reflection, Truls Mørk, Anne Sofie von Otter (November 2, 2006)
Osvaldo Golijov, Ainadamar, Dawn Upshaw, Atlanta Symphony, Robert Spano (October 30, 2006)
Dave Brubeck, Nocturnes, John Salmon (October 29, 2006)
Sting, Songs from the Labyrinth, Edin Karamazov (October 23, 2006)
Domenico Scarlatti, Sonatas, Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord (October 18, 2006)
Antonio Vivaldi et al., Bajazet, Ildebrando d'Arcangelo, David Daniels, Patrizia Ciofi, Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi (October 7, 2006)
Steve Reich, Different Trains and other works, Orchestre National de Lyon, David Robertson (October 3, 2006)
Violin Sonatas by Franck and Debussy, Schumann Fantasiestücke, Dora Schwarzberg and Martha Argerich (September 30, 2006)
Vicente Martín y Soler, La Capricciosa Corretta, Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset (September 28, 2006)
Intégrale des pièces de clavecin, Michel Kiener, harpsichord (September 24, 2006)
Rameau: Les Cyclopes - Pièces de Clavecin, Trevor Pinnock, harpsichord (September 24, 2006)
Alexandre Tharaud joue Rameau (September 24, 2006)
A Basket of Wild Strawberries, keyboard works by Rameau, Tzimon Barto (September 24, 2006)
Portrait of the Artist: Enchantment, Magdalena Kožená and various artists (September 17, 2006)
G. Onslow, Nonet/Quintet and other cpo releases (September 14, 2006)
Heroes and Heroines: Handel, Sarah Connolly, Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers (September 12, 2006)
Kaija Saariaho, Cello Works, Alexis Descharmes (September 10, 2006)
Wolf Lieder, Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano (September 9, 2006)
Natalie Dessay, Delirio, Handel Italian Cantatas (September 5, 2006)
Vivaldi, Concertos for the Emperor, Andrew Manze, English Concert (September 1, 2006)
Italian Violin Sonatas, Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante (September 1, 2006)
Monteverdi, Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (August 31, 2006)
Monteverdi, Sixth Book of Madrigals, Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini (August 31, 2006)
Monteverdi, Fifth Book of Madrigals, Delitiæ Musicæ, Marco Longhini (August 31, 2006)
Dip Your Ears, No. 70: Chopin, Waltzes, Alexandre Tharaud (August 25, 2006)
Nuove Musiche, Rolf Lislevand (August 24, 2006)
Glory of Byzantium, Melodi Choir (August 23, 2006)
Dip Your Ears, No. 69: Telemann, Komm Geist des Herrn, L. Rémy (August 21, 2006)
Gautier and Renaud Capuçon, Face à Face (August 19, 2006)
Palestrina, Canticum Canticorum, Capella Dvcale Venetia (August 17, 2006)
Vivaldi, Sacred Music, Dresdner Instrumental-Concert (August 13, 2006)
Vivaldi, Concerti di Archi, Venice Baroque Orchestra (August 13, 2006)
Vivaldi, Violin Concerti, Giuliano Carmignola (August 13, 2006)
Roberto Alagna, Berlioz Arias and others (August 8, 2006)
Vivaldi, Motezuma, Il Complesso Barocco (August 2, 2006)
Mozart, Magic Flute, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, C. Abbado (August 1, 2006)
Dip Your Ears, No. 67: Alexander Zemlinsky, Die Seejungfrau, Danish NSO (July 31, 2006)
Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 8, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa (July 26, 2006)
Giacinto Scelsi, Natura Renovatur and other works, Frances-Marie Uitti, cello, Münchener Kammerorchester, Christoph Poppen (July 20, 2006)
Giacinto Scelsi, Suite No. 10 (Ka) and No. 9 (Ttai), Markus Hinterhäuser, piano (July 20, 2006)
Dip Your Ears, No. 66: J. Brahms / C. Saint-Saëns, Sonata for Two Pianos et al., G. and S. Pekinel (July 19, 2006)
C. Loewe, Passion Oratorio, and other recent releases from Naxos (July 18, 2006)
Dip Your Ears, No. 65: G. P. Telemann, Suites & Concerto for recorder and orchestra, Akamus / Maurice Steger (July 6, 2006)
Dip Your Ears, No. 64: J. Haydn, Symphonies Nos. 44, 95, 98, Ferenc Fricsay, RIAS SO Berlin (June 30, 2006)
P. Glass, Symphony No. 8, D. R. Davies / Bruckner Orchestra Linz (June 24, 2006)
G. Mahler, Symphony No. 2, WPh / P. Boulez / Schäfer, DeYoung (June 22, 2006)
Various works, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus, Norman Mackenzie (June 19, 2006)
Various works, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Hila Plitmann, Nancy Maultsby, Robert Spano (June 19, 2006)
Dip Your Ears, No. 63: J. Brahms, R. Schumann, Violin Concerto, Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Mutter / Masur / NYPhil (June 19, 2006)
A. Dorman, Piano Sonatas, and other new releases from Naxos (June 17, 2006)
Don Quijote de La Mancha: Romances y Musicas, Montserrat Figueras, Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Jordi Savall (Part 1 of several parts) (June 17, 2006)
Dip Your Ears, No. 62: G. Mahler, Symphony No. 4, BPh / Abbado / Fleming (June 16, 2006)
Essential Recordings of György Ligeti (June 15, 2006)
Benjamin Britten, String Quartets No. 1-3, Three Divertimenti, Belcea Quartet (June 13, 2006)
Dip Your Ears, No. 61: L. van Beethoven, Piano Sonatas 16-18, Mari Kodama (June 10, 2006) [Ionarts Review No. 150]
J. S. Bach, The Six Cello Suites, Paolo Pandolfo, viola da gamba (June 1, 2006)
J. S. Bach, The Six Cello Suites, Bruno Cocset (June 1, 2006)
Karol Szymanowski, Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra (op. 35), Nicola Benedetti, London Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding (May 27, 2006)
R. Wagner, Parsifal, Thielemann / Meier, Selig, Domingo, Struckmann, Anger, Bankl (May 25, 2006)
Dip Your Ears, No. 60: A. Bruckner, Symphony No. 4, P. Herreweghe / Orchestre des Champs-Elysées (May 21, 2006)
J. S. Bach, English Suites (BWV 806-811), Angela Hewitt, piano (May 16, 2006)
Franz Schubert, Piano Sonata (D major, D. 850) and Lieder (poems by Schulze and Schlegel), Leif Ove Andsnes, Ian Bostridge (May 13, 2006)
Juan Diego Flórez, Sentimiento Latino, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Miguel Harth-Bedoya (May 11, 2006)
Lang Lang, Memory (Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt) (May 10, 2006)
Dip Your Ears, No. 59: Canciones Argentinas, Bernarda and Marcos Fink, Carmen Piazzini (May 7, 2006)
Dip Your Ears, No. 58: J. S. Bach, Concertos Italiens, Alexandre Tharaud [second review] (May 7, 2006)
One Hundred Roses (works by various composers), Paula Robison, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, David Stahl (May 6, 2006)
Dip Your Ears, No. 57: J. Sibelius, Symphonies, Violin Cto., Tone Poems, Ashkenazy/LPO/Belkin (May 5, 2006)
J. S. Bach, Goldberg Variations, Richard Egarr and several other recordings (April 25, 2006)
Dip Your Ears, No. 56: Alexander Zemlinsky, Various Recordings (April 25, 2006)
Violetta: Arias and Duets from Verdi's La Traviata, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Thomas Hampson, Vienna Philharmonic, Carlo Rizzi (April 14, 2006)
D. Shostakovich, Symphonies 2 and 12, Bavarian Radio Symphony, M. Jansons (April 5, 2006)
J. S. Bach, Solo Cello Suites, Yo-Yo Ma / Matt Haimovitz (April 4, 2006)
Kaija Saariaho, L'aile du songe and other works, Camilla Hoitenga, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste (March 30, 2006)
Dip Your Ears, No. 55: W. A. Mozart, Piano Sonatas, K. 330, 331, 332, 457, Mikhail Pletnev (March 2, 2006)
F. Schubert, Music for Piano, Four Hands, Evgeny Kissin and James Levine, live concert at Carnegie Hall (March 2, 2006)
Dip Your Ears, No. 54: F. Schubert, Octet, Mullova Ensemble (February 17, 2006)
Dip Your Ears, No. 53: J. Haydn, Scottish Songs, v. 1, Anderson, MacDougall, Haydn Trio Eisenstadt (February 12, 2006)
Stravinsky, Orchestral Works, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Dennis Russell Davies (February 11, 2006)
F. Schubert, An den Mond, Dietrich Henschel / H. Wolf, Mörike Lieder, Werner Güra (February 9, 2006)
Osvaldo Golijov, Ayre / Kronos Quartet, You've Stolen My Heart (February 7, 2006) [Ionarts Review No. 125]
Alfred Brendel, Artist's Choice: Haydn and Mozart (February 6, 2006)
W. A. Mozart, Piano Sonatas, K. 281, 282, 576, and Fantasia in C minor, K. 396, Alfred Brendel (February 6, 2006)
Scriabin, Symphonies, Poème de l’Extase, Prométhée, Ricardo Muti, Philadelphia Orchestra (February 4, 2006)
William Bolcom, Songs of Innocence and of Experience, University of Michigan School of Music and associated musicians (February 2, 2006)
Viktoria Mullova, Five Vivaldi Violin Concerti, Il Giardino Armonico (January 30, 2006)
Handel, Radamisto, Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis (January 28, 2005)
Sandrine Piau, Haendel Opera Seria, Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset (January 26, 2006)
Dip Your Ears, No. 50: Beethoven, Violin Concerto, Romances, Zehetmair / Brüggen (January 25, 2006)
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Handel Arias, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (January 20, 2006)
Ives, Concord Sonata, Pierre-Laurent Aimard (also the version by Marc-André Hamelin) (January 16, 2006)
Hilliard Ensemble, Gombert, Missa Media Vita in Morte Sumus (January 15, 2006)
Birgit Nilsson on Disc (January 15, 2006)
Verdi, Missa Da Requiem, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (January 14, 2006)
Shostakovich, Eighth Symphony, Netherlands RPO, Mark Wigglesworth (January 12, 2006)
András Schiff, Early Beethoven Sonatas (January 9, 2006)
Anne Sophie Mutter, Mozart Violin Concerti (December 31, 2005)
Cédric Tiberghien, Bach Keyboard Partitas (December 29, 2005)

Best of 2005: Addendum (December 24, 2005)

The Best Recordings of 2005 (December 21, 2005)
Mahler, Seventh Symphony, SFSO, M. T. Thomas (December 19, 2005)
Trio Mediæval, Stella Maris (December 13, 2005)
Don Quijote de la Mancha: Romances y Musicas, Jordi Savall (December 8, 2005)
Osvaldo Golijov, Ayre, and Luciano Berio, Folk Songs, Dawn Upshaw (December 6, 2005)
Enescu, Octet and Piano Quartet, Kremerata Baltica (December 3, 2005)
Mahler, Sixth Symphony, Budapest FO, Iván Fischer (November 28, 2005)
Dip Your Ears, No. 49: Rachmaninov, Preludes, Boris Berezovsky (November 25, 2005) [Ionarts Review No. 100]
Bruckner's Third Symphony, transcribed for two pianos by Mahler (November 23, 2005)
Andreas Scholl, Arias for Senesino (November 21, 2005)
Mitsuko Uchida on Record (November 18, 2005)
Gidon Kremer, Bach Violin Sonatas and Partitas (November 17, 2005)
Bach, Alles mit Gott und nichts ohn' ihn, John Eliot Gardiner (November 16, 2005)
Bach, Klavierbüchlein für Wilhelm Friedemann, Christophe Rousset (November 2, 2005)
Dip Your Ears, No. 48: Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Violin Concerti, N. Znaider (October 21, 2005)
Strauss, Daphne, Renée Fleming (October 19, 2005)
Universal Releases, Fall 2005 (October 19, 2005)
Topping the Rostrum: Recordings by Iván Fischer (October 6, 2005)
Cecilia Bartoli, Opera Proibita (October 6, 2005)
Dip Your Ears, No. 47: Bach Family et al., Lamento, MAK, Goebel, Kožená (September 27, 2005)
Dip Your Ears, No. 46: Mozart, Symphonies nos. 35 "Haffner" & 36 "Linz," Prague Philharmonic, J. Bélohlávek (September 25, 2005)
Dip Your Ears, No. 45: C. Franck, In Spiritum, O. Latry (September 22, 2005)
Renée Fleming, Sacred Songs (September 19, 2005)
Centennial Ring, Chéreau / Boulez (September 2-21, 2005)
Dip Your Ears, No. 44: Shostakovich, Stravinksy, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Messe Noire, A. Lubimov (September 12, 2005)
Dip Your Ears, No. 43: Schnittke, Bach, Webern, Faust Cantata, Ricerar et al., Boryeko, Hamburger Symphoniker (September 4, 2005)
Dip Your Ears, No. 42: J. Strauss II, Waltz Transcriptions, Berliner Streichquartet et al. (September 1, 2005)
Dip Your Ears, No. 41: Alexandre Tharaud, Bach's Italian Concerto (August 7, 2005)
New York Soundtrack (August 5, 2005)
Dip Your Ears, No. 40: Bach Cantatas, John Eliot Gardiner (August 2, 2005)
Dip Your Ears, No. 39: Bach, Keyboard Concerti, vol. 2, Angela Hewitt (July 31, 2005)
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (July 29, 2005)
Amieta Sole, Rostropovich (July 28, 2005) [Ionarts Review No. 75]
Shostakovich 8th with Rostropovich on LSO live (July 27, 2005)
Recordings by Marin Alsop (July 26, 2005)
Mahler's Sixth Symphony (July 21, 2005)
An die ferne Geliebte, Schwanengesang, Matthias Goerne, Alfred Brendel (July 18, 2005)
Budget Picks No. 3: Violin Concerti, Nathan Milstein (July 16, 2005)
Operas on Archiv (July 12, 2005)
Budget Picks No. 2: Beethoven, Violin Sonatas, M. Vengerov (July 10, 2005)
Live Recordings of Mahler's Eighth (July 8, 2005)
Dip Your Ears, No. 37: Richard Strauss, Rosenkavalier Waltzes, Capriccio Sextet (July 7, 2005)
Budget Picks, No. 1: J. S. Bach, Goldberg Variations, A. Schiff (July 6, 2005)
Dip Your Ears, No. 36: Klassizistische Moderne, Christopher Hogwood (July 2, 2005)
Twang, Twang, Twang: Scarlatti with Alain Planès (June 30, 2005)
Horsing around with Wagner (June 27, 2005)
Dip Your Ears, No. 35: Bach Cantatas, John Eliot Gardiner (June 25, 2005)
Dip Your Ears, No. 34: Telemann, Flute Quartets, Musica Antiqua Köln (June 20, 2005)
Dip Your Ears, No. 33: L. van Beethoven, Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, C. Mackerras (June 9, 2005)
Dip Your Ears, No. 32: F. Chopin, Sonata No. 2, Barcarolle op. 60, Études op. 10, Nelson Freire (June 6, 2005)
Dip Your Ears, No. 31: A. Dvořák, Symphony No. 6, LSO / Sir C. Davis (June 3, 2005)
Dip Your Ears, No. 30: F. Mendelssohn, String Quartets, Vol. 3, Eroica Quartet (May 31, 2005)
A. Vivaldi, Le Quattro Stagioni, Concerto Italiano, R. Alessandrini (May 28, 2005)
Michael Tilson Thomas, Mahler's Ninth Symphony (May 7, 2005)
A. Bruckner, Symphony No. 5, Thielemann / MuPhil (April 24, 2005)
D. Shostakovich, Symphony No. 4, M. Jansons / Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (April 21, 2005)
DG Originals: A Review (March 29, 2005)
Hélène Grimaud, Chopin / Rachmaninov (March 27, 2005) [Ionarts Review No. 50]
F. Schubert, Piano Works for Four Hands, M. J. Pires and R. Castro (March 24, 2005)
Dip Your Ears, No. 29: Igor Stravinsky, Le Sacre du Printemps, Fazil Say (February 16, 2005)
Dip Your Ears, No. 28: Bach / Stravinsky, Leonidas Kavakos and Péter Nagy (February 13, 2005)
Dip Your Ears, No. 27: E. Grieg, Violin Sonatas no. 1–3, Henning Kraggerud and Helge Kjekshus (February 12, 2005)
Dip Your Ears, No. 26: D. Scarlatti, Keyboard Sonatas, M. Pletnev (February 8, 2005)
Dip Your Ears, No. 25: J. S. Bach, Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, Pierre Fournier (January 30, 2005)

2 comments:

Thomas said...

Any recommendations for recordings of Brahms' Handel Variations and Fugue, op 24?

jfl said...

The answer, as far as I can give one (I have only so many recordings): Katchen (either on the complete set or the import double-Decca, Fleischer (w/the 2 piano concertos), or Ax.