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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Biber: Vespro della beata Vergine; Kerll: Missa in Fletu Solatium / Cantus Cölln

The sacred works on this disc were composed by two powerhouses of the Baroque. The well-known Austrian composer Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704)...

Time Stands Still: Elizabethan and Jacobean Songs / Simon and David Ponsford

I always get excited when I get to hear an album of artists I am not familiar with, which turns out to be wonderful....

Alexandre Tansman Piano Music / Eliane Reyes, piano

This release marks the fifth CD issued by Naxos dedicated entirely to the music of Alexandre Tansman and is the second of the composer's...

Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Cello Concertos

Baroque cellist Stefano Veggetti performs with members of the early music band Ensemble Cordia on this Brilliant Classics release of cello concertos by Giovanni...

Luis de los Cobos: The Symphonic Works

The cover of this Verso CD reads: Luis de los Cobos, complete orchestral works. Normally, you would expect a CD labeled this way to include...

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...

George Enescu: Complete Works for Cello and Piano / Radutiu, Rundberg

Cellist Valentin Radutiu and pianist Per Rundberg perform on this two CD set from Hänssler Classic of the complete works for cello and piano...

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...