Alexandra Conunova is releasing Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni, on which she is joined by a chamber orchestra for a compelling reading of Vivaldi’s masterwork. Though this is one of the most performed compositions in the classical world, Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni captures the extremely sensitive and imaginative subtitles the composition celebrates about nature’s power and beauty. Alexandra Conunova’s violin playing is the perfect guide through this magical journey through the four seasons. Conunova’s goal in presenting the well-known melodies was to bring joy and fulfill an artist’s role, which is [...]
Brandon Patrick George is a flutist who has gained much attention and accolades with his virtuosity and gorgeous round flute tone. He is a member of the Grammy®-nominated Imani Winds. Patrick George has performed with many of the world’s leading ensembles, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). He has appeared at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, Elbphilharmonie, the Kennedy Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dresden Music Festival, and the Prague Spring Festival. As an [...]
Violin star Julia Fischer has returned to the Pentatone label for a Double Album with 21 Stereo Selections spanning 117 minutes 34 seconds of music. The program is a window into an extensive catalog from the prolific violinist and an opportunity to sample her most intimate performances. The double album is titled Intimate and features the works of Khachaturian, Schubert, Bach, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Glazunov. The music was selected to be an accompaniment for intimate moments. Each selection features Fischer’s beautiful tone playing melancholic melodies, affectionate duets, and comforting concertos.
Bach’s “Sonata [...]
Eldbjørg Hemsing is releasing a new album of Edvard Grieg’s violin sonatas. The album follows the acclaimed recordings of concertos by Dvořák and Shostakovich, by Tan Dun and Josef Suk. The Norwegian violinist is joined by Simon Trpčeski at the piano. Grieg’s violin sonatas mark a decisive phase in the composer’s artistic development. He completed the F major Sonata at the age of 22, after completing his studies at the Leipzig conservatory and it still bears the stamp of German romanticism. Two years later, in 1867, Grieg created Sonata No. 2 with a goal of a national culture, [...]