Vasily Petrenko’s Elgar disappoints, Edward Gardner’s Mendelssohn excites, and Alain Lefévre’s Paris is delights.
A trio of fine discs: Leonard Bernstein’s music for solo piano, Charlie Chaplin’s songs, and Charles Hubert Hastings Parry’s trios.
This is one of the year’s standout orchestral albums and it’s a special treat to catch the ensemble live on these shores so soon after its release.
Spectrum is a stylish, intelligent, and enjoyable disc played by a couple of musicians from whom we can expect big things.
Jean-Guihen Queyras wraps up a Schumann concerto trilogy in style, pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton play with panache and color.