Tuesday, June 19

Today's recent releases include a lesser-known overture by Elgar, Rameau played anachronistically but well on piano, Respighi's tale of female gnomes who seduce and kill an innocent man, a Shostakovich ballet about a communist-capitalist soccer match and a Mozart violin sonata with period instruments.
Elgar: Orchestral Miniatures A Basket of Wild Strawberries: A Selection of Keyboard Works by Jean-Philippe Rameau Respighi: Ballad of The Gnomes [Hybrid SACD] Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Op. 47 Mozart: Violin Sonatas Vol. 4 [SACD]
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11 AM

  • Elgar: Froissart Overture. New Zealand Sym, Judd (Naxos 8.557577)
  • Rameau: Pieces de Clavecin (1724): selections from Suite in E. Tzimon Barto (Ondine 1067)
  • Respighi: Ballad of the Gnomes. Philharmonia Orch, Simon (Cala 4028)
  • Pinkham: Introduction, Nocturne and Rondo for mandolin and guitar. William Buonocore, John Curtis (Koch 7180)
12 N
  • Shostakovich: The Age of Gold, Suite. Seattle Sym, Schwarz (Artek 0037)
  • Mozart: Violin Sonata in E-flat, K. 302. Rachel Podger, Gary Cooper (Channel 24607)
  • D'Indy: The Death of Wallenstein. Prague Sym, Fekete (Supraphon 11 1116)
  • Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana: Regina Coeli. Christine Brewer, Atlanta Sym Orch and Chorus, Shaw (Telarc 80333)
1 PM
  • Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38. David Finckel, Wu Han (ArtistLed 10501)
  • Moscheles: Piano Concerto No. 7 in C minor, "Pathetique." Howard Shelley, Tasmanian Sym (Hyperion 67385)