Press enter to see results or esc to cancel.

Search Results for: "haydn"

 

Thu 20 Jul, 2017:
Prokofiev: Symphonies – No 1 in D major, Op 25 (Classical); No 7 in C sharp minor, Op 131; Lieutenant Kijé, Op 60 (Suite)

Prokofiev is one of the most approachable of the 20th-century composers. His goals included being as clear as possible in expression. He wrote a few...

Continue reading

Wed 17 May, 2017:
Haydn: The Seasons

What, a 50-bar fugue on just six words “for thy bounty, thanks be given”? Placed at the end of section 6, it is but one example of canny mastery...

Continue reading

Sun 30 Apr, 2017:
Perfido! – Concert arias by Mozart, Haydn & Beethoven

The theme linking these concert arias is that of treachery, disloyalty and infidelity, reflected in wonderfully stirring music and in this disc's...

Continue reading

Wed 29 Mar, 2017:
Schubert: String Quartet No 15 in G major, D887; Haydn: String Quartet No 26 in G minor, Op 20 No 3

If there’s one quality that a performance of Schubert’s last quartet can do without it’s charm, and you can take my word for it that for the G...

Continue reading

Thu 09 Feb, 2017:
Beethoven: Symphonies – No 1 in C major, Op 21; No 4 in B flat major, Op 60

Published five years after Haydn’s last symphony in 1795, Beethoven’s First portends a new era for the form. Kurt Masur’s response to the change...

Continue reading

Tue 07 Feb, 2017:
Tishchenko: Symphony No 8; Concerto for violin, piano and string orchestra; Three Songs to Poems of Marina Tsvetayeva

The opening of the Concerto (2006) finds the violin appealingly expressive, whereas the piano knocks on the door in a fateful manner; the spectre of...

Continue reading

Tue 24 Jan, 2017:
Schubert: String Quartets – No 12 in C minor, D703 (Quartettsatz); No 15 in G major, D887

After forays into Haydn and Brett Dean, the wide-ranging Doric String Quartet return to Schubert for blistering performances of two sinewy late works....

Continue reading

Wed 21 Dec, 2016:
Haydn: String Quartets – No 1 in B flat major, Op 1 No 1; No 41 in G major, Op 33 No 5; No 81 in G major, Op 77 No 1

The youthful German musicians of the Goldmund Quartet will garner widespread attention for their debut studio recording that includes three works...

Continue reading

Tue 15 Nov, 2016:
Clementi: Piano Concerto in C major; Franz Xaver Mozart: Piano Concertos – No 1 in C major, Op 14; No 2 in E flat major, Op 25

Franz Xaver Mozart – born four months before his father’s death – led an itinerant life as 'Wolfgang, Jr.', piano virtuoso and composer of...

Continue reading

Wed 28 Sep, 2016:
Haydn: Piano Concertos – No 4 in G major; No 11 in D major; Ligeti: Piano Concerto; Capriccios Nos 1 and 2

Haydn and Ligeti – the great musical jokers of the 18th and 20th centuries – meet in Shai Wosner’s new album of solo capriccios and orchestral...

Continue reading

Fri 16 Sep, 2016:
Mozart: Piano Trios – in B flat major, K 502; in E major, K 542; in G major, K 564

The Rautio Piano Trio’s growing reputation will only be enhanced by this, their debut recording of three Mozartian jewels. This might be...

Continue reading

Tue 07 Jun, 2016:
Benda: Sinfonias – No 2 in G major; No 3 in C major; No 5 in G major; No 7 in D major; No 8 in D major; No 10 in G major

This recording is a family affair, and rightly so. Georg Anton Benda (1722-1795) remains the most famous name from a long line of Bohemian musicians...

Continue reading

Fri 29 Apr, 2016:
Haydn: Six String Quartets, Op 50 (Prussian)

Haydn’s six ‘Prussian’ string quartets have not always received the attention accorded the composer’s other quartets. Listening to The London...

Continue reading

Wed 13 Apr, 2016:
Sperger: Symphonies – No 21 in G minor; No 26 in C minor; No 34 in D major

Johannes Sperger (1750-1812) had a dual career as a double-bass player and prolific composer of varied chamber and orchestral works. The former...

Continue reading