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Simon Mulligan (piano) & Wen-Sinn Yang (cello)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, José Serebrier
Simon Mulligan is an outstanding piano soloist, combining precision with a beautiful pearly sound in the upper register. The cellist Weng-Sinn Yang isn't always as tight rhythmically, but makes... — More…
Laura Aikin (soprano), Nicola Jurgensen (clarinet), Gerhard Zank (cello), Donald Sulzen (piano)
Interest continues in Ned Rorem's vocal music – more than 300 solo songs and numerous songcycles.
There's little duplication between Laura Aikin's recital and those of Susan Graham and Carole... — More…
Matthew DiBattista (Stage Manager), Donald Wilkinson (Dr. Gibbs, the town doctor), Glorivy Arroyo (Mrs. Soames), Brendan Buckley (George Gibbs), Margot Rood (Emily Webb), Angela Gooch (Mrs. Webb)
Monadnock Music, Gil Rose
The playing of the chamber orchestra is alert, the small chorus produces pleasingly blended tone, and the cast – led by the flexible tenor Matthew DiBattista as the narrating Stage Manager –... — More…
Clare McCaldin (mezzo-soprano), Libby Burgess (piano), Catriona Scott (clarinet)
This is a quite remarkable gathering together of songs that evoke so many emotions. Clare McCaldin shows how she is able to shape and control her voice to draw so much from each song, following... — More…
Philippe Quint (violin) & Jeffrey Khaner (flute)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, José Serebrier
On this well-planned Naxos disc we are transported into [Rorem's] refined, often elegiac sound-world by the opening Pilgrims for string orchestra, which evokes a quiet feeling of 'remembrance'...Philippe... — More…