Monthly Choices

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This Month's Choices

July 2009

Recording of the Month
Disc of the Month

Shostakovich: The Nose Mariinsky Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus/Valery Gergiev ‘Shostakovich was never so obviously the...

Orchestral
Orchestral

Fauré: Soloists & orchestra Orchestre de Bretagne/Moshe Atzmon 'Fauré's blend of languor and virtuosity is well...

Opera
Opera

Wagner: Lohengrin WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln/Semyon Bychkov 'Semyon Bychkov's Lohengrin is keenly dramatic yet...

Chamber
Chamber

Schubert: Trout Quintet Martin Helmchen (piano) et al 'The most satisfactory account of the Trout Quintet I have ever...

Choral & Song
Choral & Song

Handel: Samson NDR Chor, Festspiel Orchester Göttingen/Nicholas McGegan 'A match for any of the few complete Samsons...

Instrumental
Instrumental

Sonatas and Etudes Yuja Wang (piano) 'She's young, but make no mistake: Yuja Wang is one hell of a pianist'

DVD
DVD
Galuppi: L’Olimpiade Venice Baroque Orchestra/Andrea Marcon 'An astonishingly accomplished cast in magnificent music'
Jazz
Jazz

Gary Burton's Quartet Live Burton, Metheny, Swallow, Sanchez 'This bouncy, tumbling serpentine set sounds fresh-minted...

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