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Czech Philharmonic, Jiří Bělohlávek
Martinů’s limpid score counterpoints and underlines the action with beautifully understated finesse and perfect pacing. The coupling of the First Symphony is especially poignant, the last recording... — More…
Momo & Mari Kodama (piano), Sarah & Deborah Nemtanu (violin), Magali Demesse (viola), Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, Lawrence Foster
The biggest challenge here is the Concerto for Two Pianos…the Kodama sisters’ approach with Lawrence Foster and the very fine Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra (who knew?) is less mellow, more... — More…
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Simona Saturová (Ariane), Zoltán Nagy (Theseus), Baurzhan Anderzhanov (Minotaurus), Abdellah Lasri (Bouroun/Wachmann), Tijl Faveyts (Alter Mann), Ivo Kahánek (piano)
Essener Philharmoniker, Aalto-Theater Essen Choir soloists, Tomáš Netopil
This “light-hearted comedy” on the well worn subject of the Minotaur myth owes more, perhaps, to French baroque than to “grand” opera...The cast is entirely non-French...but Simona Saturova sings... — More…