Born into slavery and blind as well, Tom Wiggins (1849–1908) attained such proficiency on piano that he learned 7,000 songs, and would have been the highest-paid musician of the 19th century had he ... (Read More)
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Heikki Nikula, clarinet. Mikko Luoma, accordion. Pasi Pirinen, trumpet. Jari Valo, violin, & others.
Label: BIS. Format: CD.
UPC: 7318590011072. Daedalus Item Code: 77430
Contemporary Finnish composer Juhani Nuorvala brings cosmopolitan influences and a quirky sense of humor to his compositions, resulting in an entertaining and profound musical experience. Sounding ... (Read More)
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Václav Neumann, conductor.
Label: Berlin Classics. Format: CD.
UPC: 782124143329. Daedalus Item Code: 77400
Recorded in 1967, this performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony no. 5 in C-sharp Minor sounds crisp, lively, and focused, due in large part to Václav Neumann's vision of the piece. Responding with the ... (Read More)
Martha Argerich, piano. Gidon Kremer, violin. Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. Charles Dutoit, conductor, & others.
Label: Warner Classics. Format: 20 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 0190295948986. Daedalus Item Code: 69644
(Grammy Winner Included) For more than half a century, Martha Argerich has unquestionably been one of the premiere interpreters of Romantic and modernist repertoire, making this lavish 20-disc ... (Read More)
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André Post, Claudia Patacca, Cécile van de Sant & others. Vocal Ensemble Cocu. Musica ad Rhenum. Jed Wentz, conductor.
Label: Brilliant Classics. Format: 2 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 5028421939674. Daedalus Item Code: 67203
Recorded in the 900-year-old Maria Minor Church in the Netherlands, this 2002 performance of W.A. Mozart's two-act opera features Dutch tenor André Post in the role of emperor Tito Vespasiano and ... (Read More)
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A past winner of the Choc du Monde de la Musique and the Echo Klassik award—and with a previous disc of Robert Schumann's music earning him the BBC's 2012 Recording of the Year Award—Piotr ... (Read More)
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Ian Partridge, tenor. Peter Savidge, baritone. Jennifer Partridge, piano. The Song and Supper Club. Andrew Phillips, director.
Label: Just Accord Music. Format: CD.
UPC: 806400100025. Daedalus Item Code: 67286
Perfectly evoking the drawing rooms and music halls of the late-19th and early-20th-centuries, these uniformly jolly songs about the leisure activities of the British public are performed with relish ... (Read More)
Bruno Praticò, Alessandra Rossi, Maurizio Comencini & others. English Chamber Orchestra. Marcello Viotti, conductor.
Label: Claves Records. Format: CD.
UPC: 7619931910123. Daedalus Item Code: 77086
Launching one of opera's greatest careers, Gioacchino Rossini composed La Cambiale di Matrimonio in 1810, when he was all of 18 years old. This one-act farce follows the fortunes of English ... (Read More)
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Isabelle Faust, violin. Alexander Melnikov, piano. Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello. Freiburger Barockorchester. Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor.
Label: Harmonia Mundi. Format: CD & DVD.
UPC: 3149020219621. Daedalus Item Code: 59319
Among his last completed works, Robert Schumann's Violin Concerto in D Minor, WoO 23, was premiered 80 years after his death. This neglected masterwork finds its ideal champion in Paganini ... (Read More)
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In 1966, 16-year-old Grigory Sokolov was awarded the gold medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition by the great Soviet pianist Emil Gilels, and in the intervening half century he has only ... (Read More)
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If you assume that the combination of saxophone and piano must sound like jazz, then Duo ST15 will surely surprise you. On this 2011 release, saxophonist Laurent Estoppey and pianist Virginie Falquet ... (Read More)
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