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BEST CHAMBER, VOCAL AND OPERATIC FINDS OF 2016


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COMPOSERS (A-Z)

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Folkertsma: Stg Qts 1 & 2; In Memoriam... (stg qt), Andante (vc & pno), Romance (vn & pno); Soloists/Vondel Qt [Aliud]
RECOMMENDED BEST FIND (1 CD)
Born and trained in the Netherlands, Paulus Folkertsma (1901-1972) spent most of his career as a teacher, but would also manage to write over a hundred works in a variety of genres. As performed here, five in the chamber music category fill out this new release from Aliud, and judging from the quality of this music it's hard to believe he was entirely self-taught. These are the only recordings of... Continue
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Reger: Cpte Org Wks; Bach, J.S.: 30 Hpd Wks (org arr Reger); Haas/Albiez Org, Mutter Kirche, Frankfurt [MD&G]
AUDIOPHILE BEST FIND (14 CDs)
German composer Max Reger (1872-1916) left an immense oeuvre, subsuming many organ works in which he seems to have inherited the mantle of J.S. Bach (JSB, 1685-1750), The latter have never fared better than on these fourteen MD&G discs with Max' complete output in the genre on recordings made between 1988 and 1993. Originally released separately at full price, here they’re offered in a bargain box at... Continue
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Taneyev, S.: Stg Qts Cpte V5 (8); Stg Qnt 2; Buswell/Carpe Diem Qt [Naxos]
AUDIOPHILE BEST FIND (1 CD)
It's taken almost ten years for the Carpe Diem Quartet (CDQ) to complete their survey for Naxos of Sergei Taneyev's (1856-1915) nine completed works in the genre. This final installment features what's referred to as his "eighth". But as mentioned before, chronologically speaking their numbering is totally misleading.

In that regard, click here to see a definitive listing of... Continue
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Walter, Bruno: Pno Qnt, Vn Son; Liu/Vida/Peherstorfer/Häusle/Huber, Sato/Frolova [Naxos]
AUDIOPHILE BEST FIND (1 CD)
The year 1876 saw the birth of Bruno Schlesinger in Berlin, who’d go on to become one of the twentieth century’s best loved figures. But not by that name as he changed it in 1896 to Bruno Walter (1876-1962), to get his first conducting position in what was then Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland; see album notes).

He started out as a composition student at the... Continue
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Zbinden: Stg Qts 1 & 2, Alligun (stg qt); SinNum Qt [Gallo]
AUDIOPHILE BEST FIND (1 CD)
Born in Rolle, Switzerland, Julien-François Zbinden (b.1917) makes his CLOFO debut here. At age ninety-eight as of this writing, he can claim the title of the oldest living composer in these pages!

After receiving his musical training in Paris, Zbinden would first pursue a career as a pianist in the pop field until 1947. He'd then go on to head the music departments for a couple of Swiss Radio... Continue

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VOCAL
COMPOSERS (A-Z)

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Van Gilse: Eine Lebensmesse (A Mass of Life); Soloists/Stenz/Neth VJC, GrRC & RPO [CPO]
RECOMMENDED BEST FIND (1 CD)
Over the past four years Dutch composer Jan van Gilse's (1881-1944) symphonic works (see 7 November 2012) have found wide acceptance thanks to CPO, and now they give us one of his large-scale vocal creations. This is the only recording of it currently available on disc.

Eine Lebensmesse (A Mass of Life, 1903-4) is a setting of an eponymous poem (see the album booklet for German and English texts) by... Continue

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OPERATIC
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Beer, Jos.: Polnische Hochzeit (cpte operetta); Soloists/Schirmer/MunGärt StTh C/MunR O [CPO]
SUGGESTED BEST FIND (2 CDs)
A couple of months ago we recommended you attend a Hungarian wedding in an operetta by Nico Dostal (1895-1981; see 31 October 2016). And now CPO invites us to another equally enjoyable one just north of the border. It’s the main event in Austrian composer Joseph Beer's (1908-1987) Polnische Hochzeit (A Polish Wedding) of 1937, which was a highly successful, late addition to the many Austro-Hungarian Singspiel operettas. This is the only recording currently available on... Continue

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Loewe, F. (Lerner & Loewe): Paint Your Wagon (cpte music); Soloists/Bruni/NYCC Encores! C&O [Sony]
RECOMMENDED BEST FIND (1 CD)
Mention "Lerner & Loewe" (L&L) and everybody immediately thinks of what some claim to be the greatest musical of all time, My Fair Lady (1956). Song for song that's arguable. However, in retrospect, having heard this recent studio recording of the music from their original Paint Your Wagon (1951), many may find it a close second.

Ivy Leaguers figured heavily in the world of musical... Continue

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