Christian Erny plays piano works by Arthur-Vincent Lourié (1892 – 1966): Cinq Préludes fragiles op.1, Deux Estampes op.2, Valse, Intermezzo, Petite Suite en fa, Gigue, Nocturne, Lullaby. CD, received for reviewing.
Franz Danzi: Overture, P.228; Piano Concerto in E♭ major, op.4, P.229; Cello Concerto in E minor, P.243 — Nareh Arghmanyan, piano; Aurélien Pascal, cello; Howard Griffiths / Münchener Kammerorchester (Munich Chamber Orchestra). CD, received for reviewing.
Giuseppe Verdi: Messa da Requiem — A Ballet Production from the Zurich Opera, 2016-12, recorded live for & by the Swiss Television, SRF. Artists: Fabio Luisi, Philharmonia Zürich, Ballett Zürich; choreography: Christian Spuck; Choir of the Zurich Opera; Krassimira Stoyanova, soprano; Veronica Simeoni, mezzo-soprano; Francesco Meli, tenor; Georg Zeppenfeld, bass. DVD, received for reviewing.
Gustav Mahler, Symphony No.8 in E♭ major (“Symphony of a Thousand”) — Riccardo Chailly, Lucerne Festival Orchestra (Lucerne Festival 2016, Opening Concert in the KKL); with Ricarda Merbeth, Juliane Banse, Anna Lucia Richter, Sara Mingardo, Mihoko Fujimura, Andreas Schager, Peter Mattei, Samuel Youn, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Latvian Radio Choir, Orfeón Donostiarra, Tölzer Knabenchor. Blu-ray disk, received for reviewing.
Received from the composer, for reviewing: M.V. Waller — “The South Shore” (2015): (…) Michael Vincent Waller’s music is typically calm, contemplative, meditative, and it (usually slowly) evolves from small melodic, harmonic, and/or rhythmic cells, avoiding abrupt changes in dynamics and texture. In many ways (and in many pieces) it reminds me of chamber music by Arvo Pärt…