Posts tagged as "ernest-bloch"

Ida Haendel – The Decca Legacy

September 22, 2020

A tribute to the late Ida Haendel, comprising her complete Decca Recordings (1940–1997), newly remastered, as well as her performances at the 1982 Huberman Festival. Lavishly illustrated, Original Jackets, Limited Edition. On her death in July 2020, obituaries worldwide paid glowing tributes to the effervescence of the violinist Ida Haendel, in both her playing and […]

Concertos in Contrast

May 25, 2016

The first CD release of these recordings of showpieces for solo instruments and orchestra. All of the pieces are performed by the gifted members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic with the exception of the Bloch piece, one of Mehta’s earliest Decca recordings in which the solo cellist is János Starker. Here are spirited recordings of Haydn’s […]

Berlioz: Harold in Italy; Bloch: Voice in the Wilderness

April 29, 2016

The first release on CD of these two wonderful performances. The Berlioz is scored for viola and orchestra while the Bloch is written for cello and orchestra and both works represent their heroes (one named, the other unnamed) in ever-changing landscapes. Needless to say, the performances are absolutely first-rate.

Andante Cantabile – Cello Encores

April 29, 2016

As he explains in his liner notes for this CD, Lynn Harrell uses the voice as his point of departure for this collection of encores. They are largely reflective pieces with a bit of fun such as the unfairly forgotten Glazunov ‘Spanish Serenade’ thrown in for good measure. And this once popular disc now makes […]

Bloch: Schelomo; Voice in the Wilderness. Oboussier: Antigone. Geiser: Symphony

April 22, 2016

Among the music Ernest Ansermet championed was that of some of his Swiss compatriots – Honegger and Martin among them. So it is appropriate that a whole CD should be devoted to Swiss composers including an LP of music by Geiser and Oboussier that has never before appeared on CD. Zara Neslova is cello soloist […]