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Thursday August 5th

Jerzy GABLENZ (1888-1937)
Piano and Chamber works
Błażej Goliński (cello), Anna Mikolon (piano), Katarzyna Czerwińska-Gosz (flute), Marta Różańska (oboe), Anna Liszewska (piano) rec. 2017
ACTE PRÉALABLE AP0412
[67:56] [PB]

Gablenz’s untimely demise embodies an unfulfilled talent.


Franz Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809)

Piano Sonatas Vol. 2
Roman Rabinovich (piano) rec. 2019
FIRST HAND RECORDS FHR072
[57:12 + 65:34] [DMD]

A triumphant addition to this ongoing series

Paul HINDEMITH (1895-1963)
Wind Sonatas
Les Vents Francais rec. 2016/17
WARNER CLASSICS 9029504441
 [61:37] [MC]

Worthwhile and accessible 20th-century wind sonatas, brilliantly played.

Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Le Carnaval des Animaux
Francis POULENC (1899-1963) Concerto for two pianos
Duo Jatekok, Orchestre National de Lille/Lucie Leguay rec. 2020
ALPHA 749
[65:20] [BW]

Very decent performances but the all-French notes and the French narration limit the appeal.

Regino SAINZ de la MAZA (1896-1981) & Eduardo SAINZ de la MAZA (1903-1982)
Complete Music for Guitar
Salvatore Fortunato (guitar) rec. 2020
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 95417
[78:58 + 57:20] [ZT]

A welcome addition to the annals of recorded Spanish guitar music.

Pyotr Il’yich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
The Seasons
Vladimir Tropp (piano) rec. 2019
FONDAMENTA FON-1901036
[60:40] [MG]

Some revelatory playing, some I feel trapped in the intensity of its focus.

The Brandenburg Project
Swedish Chamber Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard rec. 2017/18
BIS BIS-2199 SACD
[3 discs: 207:18] [RHa]

A bold experiment – many enjoyable performances, occasional moments of revelation but ultimately a brilliantly recorded souvenir of a well-intentioned idea.

Fritz Busch (conductor)
In Vienna
Niederösterreichisches Tonkünstlerorchester, Vienna SO rec. 1950
PRISTINE AUDIO PASC614
[70:42 + 63:42] [JW]

Interventionist restorations bring powerful orchestral results to these 1950 inscriptions.


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