Gramophone's The Listening Room (19.3.21)

Friday, March 19, 2021

Elgar from Renaud Capuçon and Simon Rattle, the Jussen brothers play Rachmaninov, Sandrine Piau sings Richard Strauss, and we sample forthcoming albums by Louise Alder, Adam Walker, Augustin Hadelich and Miloš

The big works this week are the Elgar Violin Concerto with Renaud Capuçon, and Simon Rattle conducting the LSO, Fauré's lovely First Violin Sonata played by Tanguy de Williencourt and Théotime Langlois de Swarte, Richard Strauss's heavenly Four Last Songs sung by Sandrine Piau, and HK Gruber's guitar concerto, into the open …, played by Colin Currie. And we dip into the new album 'Proud Songsters' which showcases many generations of alumni of King's College, Cambridge.

Other new works come from Rodrigo Ruiz, Wim Henderrickx and Joby Talbot, while Bach and Rameau take us further back in time. 

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Elgar Violin Concerto

Renaud Capuçon; LSO / Sir Simon Rattle (Erato)

Howells King David

Tim Mead; Simon Lepper (King's College)

Rachmaninov Suite No 2 for two pianos

Lucas Jussen; Arthur Jussen (DG)

Quilter Fear no more the heart of the sun, Op 23

James Gilchrist; Simon Lepper (King's College)

Fauré Violin Sonata No 1 in A minor

Tanguy de Williencourt; Théotime Langlois de Swarte (Harmonia Mundi)

Vaughan Williams Linden Lea

Ashley Riches; Simon Lepper (King's College)

HK Gruber into the open …

Colin Currie; BBC Philharmonic / John Storgårds (Colin Currie Records)

R Strauss Vier letzte Lieder

Sandrine Piau; Orchestre Victor Hugo / Jean-François Verdier (Alpha Classics)

Klami Symphonie enfantine – Berceuse

Essi Höglund; Esa Ylonen (Alba)

Rameau Dardanus – Act 4 scene 1, 'Lieux funestes, où tout respire'

Cyrille Dubois; Orfeo Orchestra / György Vashegyi (Glossa)

Castelnuovo-Tedesco Platero y Yo – Angelus

Lars Hannibal (OUR Recordings)

Ruiz A Riverder le Stelle

Kerenza Peacock; Huw Watkin (Signum Classics)

Henderickx Revelations – Cyclus 1

HERMESensemble; Vlaams Radiokoor; Muziektheater Transparant; Lore Binon (Antartica)

Talbot Ink Dark Moon – Largo flessibile

Miloš; BBC Symphony Orchestra / Ben Gernon (Decca) PRE-RELEASE TRACK

JS Bach Violin Sonata no 3 in C – Largo

Augustin Hadelich (Warner Classics) PRE-RELEASE TRACK

Debussy La romance d'Ariel

Louise Alder; Joseph Middleton (Chandos) PRE-RELEASE TRACK

Saint-Saëns Romance in D flat

Adam Walker; James Baillieu (Chandos) PRE-RELEASE TRACK


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