Salomon Jadassohn (1831-1902): Symphonies Nos. 1-4 / Brandenburg State Orchestra, Frankfurt; Griffiths May23
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Salomon Jadassohn (1831-1902): Symphonies Nos. 1-4...

Having fallen into obscurity shortly after the composer’s death, the music of Salomon Jadassohn has enjoyed a re-evaluation in recent years. This cpo release was my first acquaintance with the German composer’s music and based on the merits of what’s to be heard here,...

Arif Melikov (b.1933): Legend of Love, a ballet in three acts / Moscow Radio SO; Valery Gergiev May06
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Arif Melikov (b.1933): Legend of Love, a ballet in...

Here’s one for lovers of lush, romantic orchestral scores. The ballet Legend of Love by Azerbaijani composer Arif Melikov was completed in 1961, only a year and a half after the composer had graduated from the Baku Conservatory. It promptly premiered on the stage of the Leningrad Kirov...

A.H. Schultzen (1682-1762): Recorder Sonatas / Ensemble la Ninfea, Barbara Heindlmeier, recorder Apr30

A.H. Schultzen (1682-1762): Recorder Sonatas / Ens...

The music of A.H. Schultzen (1681-1742) is a relatively new and exciting addition to the 18th-century recorder literature. Schultzen’s music first came to light in a 2001 article in the Journal of the American Recorder Society. A contemporary and compatriot of J.S. Bach and G.P....

Franz Anton Hoffmeister (1754-1812): Sonatas for piano, Vol. 1 / Biliana Tzinlikova, piano Apr10
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Franz Anton Hoffmeister (1754-1812): Sonatas for p...

This beautifully recorded Grand Piano disc is the first of a planned series of the complete keyboard music of Franz Hoffmeister. All world premiere recordings, the program is played with sensitivity, spirit and sparkle on a modern grand piano by Bulgarian pianist Biliana Tzinlikova. Franz...

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Carson Cooman: ‘In Beauty Walking’ ...

I had not encountered the music of American composer and organist Carson Cooman prior to picking up his most recent release on CD, 2014’s In Beauty Walking. After thoroughly enjoying this selection of music for string orchestra and deciding to recommend it on Expedition Audio, I set about...