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...

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...

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...

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...

Ben Wolfe: From Here I See from Maxjazz

In contrast to the many jazz albums which place heavy emphasis on soloistic music-making, Ben Wolfe’s belief in the primacy of melody infused his...

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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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The Violin Concerto of Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari

This album of the Wolf-Ferrari violin concerto and four orchestral highlights from his operas is absolutely wonderful! The concerto by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (1876 –...

Julius Röntgen – A romantic symphonist

It was not a quick and easy decision to add this recording of Röntgen (1855 – 1932) symphonies to my blog. I’ve listened to...

Presenting the Israeli Chamber Project – Opus 1

As superb as the performances are on this recording, and as enjoyable as the program of works is (more on those later), the story...

Arie & Sinfonie of Johann Georg Reutter – Not to be missed!

Johann Georg Reutter (1708-1772) lived and worked at a time when the support and practice of music composition and performance had fully blossomed at...

Discover the Charming, Romantic Chamber Music of August Klughardt

For any listener who loves chamber music of the romantic period, this is a must. It only took the first couple of achingly lovely...

The Three Chamber Symphonies of Danish Composer Vagn Holmboe

A perfect recording for an Uncommonly Classical recommendation, these chamber symphonies are all appearing as World Premiere Recordings, and are deeply rewarding to listen to! Danish composer...

Charming Baroque Chamber Airs by Richard Jones

I can state with absolute certainly that you have never before heard these Chamber Airs for Violin (and Thorough Bass) from 1735 by Richard Jones. I...

“Out of Nowhere” comes the First Great Concerto of the 21st Century

“Out of Nowhere” is a new album from Deutsches Grammophone containing two works by composer/conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen. Aside from the brief Dona Nobis Pacem for a...