Monday, November 8, 2010

Gramophone Discs of the Month and Editor’s choices 2010

  • Paganini: Caprices for solo violin, Op. 1 Nos. 1-24 (complete); James Ehnes (violin); Onyx - ONYX4044; Spotify link
  • Peter Warlock: Collected 78rpm Recordings; Divine Art Historic Sound - DDH27811; Spotify link
  • Don't Talk - Just Listen! The Clerks, Edward Wickham (director); Spotify link

  • Ned Rorem - On an echoing road; Anna Leese (soprano), Jennifer Johnston (mezzo), Andrew Staples (tenor), Jacques Imbrailo (baritone), Tim Mead (countertenor) & Alisdair Hogarth (piano / director); Prince Consort; Linn: CKD342; Spotify link
  • Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 9 No. 4 in D minor; String Quartet, Op. 50 No. 2 in C major; String Quartet, Op. 76 No. 1 in G major; String Quartet, Op. 50 No. 1 in B flat major; Encore; Doric String Quartet; Wigmore Hall Live - WHLIVE0032; Spotify link

  • Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64; London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev; LSO Live - LSO0682; Spotify link
  • Amy Dickson: Glass, Tavener & Nyman; arranged for saxophone by Amy Dickson; Glass, P: Violin Concerto; Nyman: Where the Bee Dances; Tavener: The Protecting Veil; Amy Dickson (saxophone); Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Mikel Toms; RCA: 88697376792; Spotify link

  • The Forgotten Kingdom; The Cathar Tragedy - The Albigensian Crusade; Hespèrion XXI, Jordi Savall; Alia Vox: AVSA9873; Spotify link


  • The Complete Butterworth Songbook; Mark Stone (baritone) & Stephen Barlow (piano); Stone Records: 5060192780024; Spotify link
  • Lotti, Zelenka & Bach; Balthasar Neumann Ensemble & Choir, Thomas Hengelbrock; Deutsche HM: 88697526842; Spotify link

  • Yuja Wang – Transformation; DG – 4778795; Spotify link
  • Leoncavallo - I Medici; Domingo; Álvarez; Dessi; Lamanda / Veronesi; DG 477 7456; Spotify link

  • Leoncavallo - La Nuit de mai; Plácido Domingo, Lang Lang; DG 4776633; Spotify link
  • Emerson String Quartet: Old World – New World; DG – 4778765; Spotify link
  • Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6; Chamber Orchestra of Basel, Giovanni Antonini; Sony – 88697648162; Spotify link
  • Elgar - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2; The Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis; Signum Philharmonia Orchestra - SIGCD179; Spotify link
  • Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Volume 1; Alina Ibragimova (violin) & Cédric Tiberghien (piano); Wigmore Hall Live - WHLIVE0036; Spotify link

  • Franck: Symphonic Variations & Piano Pieces; Bertrand Chamayou (piano); Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Stéphane Denève; Naive - V5208; Spotify link
  • Bach - Partitas Nos 1-6; Vladimir Ashkenazy; Decca 4782163; Spotify link
  • Paganini - 24 Caprices; Julia Fischer; Decca 4782274; Spotify link
  • Peace of Utrecht; Nicki Kennedy (soprano), William Towers (alto), Wolfram Lattke (tenor), Julian Podger (tenor) & Peter Harvey (bass); The Netherlands Bach Society, Jos van Veldhoven; Channel - CCSSA29610; Spotify link
  • Nicholas Angelich plays Brahms; Nicholas Angelich (piano); Virgin – 2663492; Spotify link

  • Bernard Haitink conducts Strauss & Webern; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink; CSO Resound - CSOR9011004; Spotify link
  • Habanera; Elina Garanca; DG 4778776; Spotify link
  • David Matthews: Winter Passions; The Nash Ensemble, Lionel Friend; NMC - NMCD152; Spotify link
  • Bach - Cantatas Volume 46; Hana Blažíkova (soprano), Robin Blaze (counter-tenor), Gerd Türk (tenor) & Peter Kooij (bass); Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki; BIS - Suzuki Bach Cantatas - BISSACD1851; Spotify link
  • Live in Vienna; Lang Lang; Sony 88697 71901-2; Spotify link
  • Tedi Papavrami plays Saint-Saëns, Chausson & Ysaÿe; Tedi Papavrami (violin); Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège Wallonie Bruxelles, François-Xavier Roth; Aeon - AECD1088; Spotify link

Awards Issue
  • Rachmaninov - Piano Concertos Nos 3 & 4; Leif Ove Andsnes; LSO / Antonio Pappano; EMI Classics 6405162; Spotify link
  • Passing By: Songs by Jake Heggie; Avie - AV2198; Spotify link
  • Albéniz: Evocación; Wulfin Lieske & Fabian Spindler (guitar); Challenge Classics - CC72374; Spotify link

  • Beethoven; Renaud Capuçon; Frank Braley; Virgin Classics 6420010; Spotify link
  • Melani: Mottetti (Motets); Rinaldo Alessandrini (organ & conductor) Concerto Italiano; Naive - OP30431; Spotify link


NB. The list above includes only those Discs of the Month and Editor’s choices that Spotify links were found for.