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Czech Philharmonic, Jiří Bělohlávek
The first documented performances were apparently given with piano only, which seems rather a pity given the inventiveness of Martinů’s orchestration, but this fine premiere recording showcases... — 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…