Friedrich Hartmann Graf: Flute Concertos (4) / Gaby Pas-Van-Riet, flute

Friedrich Hartmann Graf's (1727-1795) flute concertos come from a time when the transverse flute had recently gained enormous popularity, becoming one of the most...

Carl Czerny (1791-1857): String Quartets / Sheridan Ensemble

What circumstances would compel a composer to purposely conceal his finest compositions, while at the same time publishing an abundance of, if not mediocre,...

Avishai Cohen Trio: From Darkness

My beliefs about Israeli-born bassist Avishai Cohen have evolved over the years. Upon the release of his 1998 debut CD as leader, Adama, on Chick Corea’s...

Baptiste Trotignon: ‘Hit’ with Thomas Bramerie and Jeff Ballard

The acclaimed French pianist and composer Baptiste Trotignon appears on this evocative, elegant and diverse new album of original compositions entitled “Hit”, released on...

Frank Kimbrough: Quartet / Frank Kimbrough, piano; Steve Wilson, sax; Jay Anderson, bass; Lewis Nash, drums.

Admirers of the NYC-based, Julliard School of Music faculty member and internationally respected jazz pianist Frank Kimbrough know well of the many gratifying characteristics...

Dave Stryker: Eight Track / Dave Stryker, guitar; Stefon Harris, vibraphone; Jared Gold, organ; McClenty Hunter, drums

With nearly a record a year as leader since his late 1980s recording debut, not to mention the dozens of recorded sideman appearances, veteran...

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Kuhlau (1786-1832): Flute Quintets / Ginevra Petrucci, flute; Kodaly Quartet

Recommendation Brilliant Classic is a label well known to collectors for its extensive catalog of bargain collections and editions. These compilations are culled by licensing...

Manuel Blasco De Nebra – Complete Piano Works Vol. 1 / Pedro Piquero

Very little is known about the 18th-century Spanish composer and organist Manuel Blasco de Nebra. During his lifetime, he was renowned for his dramatic...

Franz Xaver Mozart (1791-1844): The Complete Piano Chamber Music

With this release of the complete piano chamber music by Franz Xaver Mozart, the Equilibrium label not only fills an essential gap in the...

Friedrich Ernst Fesca: Complete String Quartets, Vol. 1 / Diogenes Quartett

This new three-CD set from CPO contains eight string quartets by the German composer Friedrich Ernst Fesca performed by the Diogenes Quartet. Fesca (1789-1826)...

Johann Ladislaus Dussek: Grand Sonata; Piano Quartet; Piano Quintet

Sometimes it's a long process for me to decide whether or not I'll recommend a particular title on Expedition Audio, and other times only...

Spanish Music for 6 Course Guitar around 1800 / Thomas Schmitt

Guitarist and musicologist Thomas Schmitt is heard on this new Centaur CD in an enjoyable program from Spain of sonatas, variations, and dances for...

Viaggio Musicale – Italian Music of the 17th Century

Containing some two dozen tracks of pieces by largely lesser known composers from the early Baroque, this release on Teldec's Das Alte Werk imprint is fittingly...

Michel Blavet – Sonatas for Flute / Philippe Pierlot, flute

A flautist known for his extraordinarily beautiful tone, astonishing technique and impeccable intonation, Michel Blavet (1700-1768) was one of the most celebrated flute virtuosos...

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Friedrich Hartmann Graf: Flute Concertos (4) / Gaby Pas-Van-Riet, flute

Friedrich Hartmann Graf's (1727-1795) flute concertos come from a time when the transverse flute had recently gained enormous popularity, becoming one of the most...

Carl Czerny (1791-1857): String Quartets / Sheridan Ensemble

What circumstances would compel a composer to purposely conceal his finest compositions, while at the same time publishing an abundance of, if not mediocre,...

Avishai Cohen Trio: From Darkness

My beliefs about Israeli-born bassist Avishai Cohen have evolved over the years. Upon the release of his 1998 debut CD as leader, Adama, on Chick Corea’s...

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Alessandro Stradella (1639-82): La Susanna, oratorio

Some composers are satisfied to live quiet but purposeful lives, have many children and leave a great musical legacy. Others are like Alessandro Stradella...

Portus Felicitatis – Motets & Arias by Johann Georg Reutter

This is the second CD recommended on Expedition Audio of music by German composer Johann Georg Reutter (1708-1772), who has long been handed the...

Eduard Franck: Piano Trios / Swiss Piano Trio

This is the second disc from the Audite label of piano trios by the German composer and virtuoso pianist, Eduard Franck. Given the high...

Arvo Pärt: ‘Fur Anna Maria’ – The Complete Piano Music / Jeroen Van Veen

As it is played here, the complete piano music of Arvo Pärt takes about two hours to perform and fits neatly on these two...

Taylor Haskins: Fuzzy Logic

Dreamy, evocative, exploratory, filmic, melodious, intermittently raucous, self-assured – just some of the descriptions one can use when describing Fuzzy Logic, the New Hampshire-born, Champlain Valley,...

Virgil Thomson: The Mother of Us All / The Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater

Virgil Thomson was a great force behind American music in the 20th Century. Not only was he a great composer, but an outspoken and...

Igor Raykhelson: Orchestral Music, Vol. 3 – Piano Concerto; Cello Concerto

The two concertos dating from 2007 and 2010 on this Toccata Classics CD sound, for the most part, as though they could have been...

Russian Gems: Piano Rarities – Sandro Russo, piano

The sparkling opening bars of "Russian Gems" define the program of this Musical Concepts CD, one that is superbly performed by Sicilian pianist Sandro...