Listening This Week

  • Mendelssohn: Octet & String Quintets: Hausmusik, London, Monica Huggett, dir.
  • Cannabich: Symphonies, Lukas Consort, Viktor Lukas, dir.
  • Schmelzer & Muffat: Sonatas, London Baroque, Charles Medlam, dir.
  • Moussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel
  • Schenck: L’Echo du Danube, Sonatas 1-3, 5, Berliner Conzert
  • Mozart: Harmoniemusikien, vol. III, Don Giovanni, Consortium Classicum, Dieter Klöcker, dir.
  • John Blow: Ode on the Death of Purcell and Songs from Amphion anglicus, Leonhardt, et. al.
  • Satie: Works for Piano, Aldo Ciccolini
  • G.B. & G. Sammartini: Concerti & Sinfonie, Ensemble 415, Chiara Banchini, dir.
  • Jane Siberry: No Borders Here
  • Mendelssohn Cello Sonatas, Variations & Songs Without Words: Mischa Maisky, cello, Sergio Tiempo, piano
  • Alberta Hunter: The Legendary Alberta Hunter (London Sessions, 1934)
  • John Field: Piano Concertos #1 & #2: Miceal O’Rourke, London Mozart Players, Matthias Bamert, dir.

I almost have to put down two piano quartets of Hoffmeister, since I definitely “listened” to them many, many times over the last week as I scored them up from the original 1788 parts. MIDI files of those will soon be available on my page of works I’m studying for my dissertation.