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...

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...

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)...

Paul Graener: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 / Werner Andreas Albert

Conductor Werner Andreas Albert conducts the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover in what appear to be the world premiere recordings of three gripping orchestral works by...

Andreas Hammerschmidt: Motets for Passiontide and Easter; Johann Rosenmuller: Dixit Dominus / Gli Scarlattisti

This is the second program to come from Carus performed by the vocal ensemble Gli Scarlattisti featuring the music of these two baroque masters,...

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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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Kabalevsky: Complete Music for Piano & Orchestra

I would like to begin this recommendation by stating that I am really grateful for the work done by the German cpo label. Its...

Piano Trios by Chausson, Dubois and Pfeiffer / Trio Arcadis

The Chausson Trio, Op. 3 that opens this program of three works for piano trio sets the aural palette for all of the music on the...

Chanson dans la nuit – Music for Viola and Harp

Music that has long been familiar often feels newly discovered through the simple shift of colors, textures and timbre. This, of course, is the...