Lucile Boulanger — “Solo Bach – Abel” (Diary 2024-01-02)

Review (Listening Diary) — Lucile Boulanger performing Solo works for Viola da gamba: 11 Solos by Carl Friedrich Abel (1723 – 1787), as well as the artist’s own transcriptions of solo works by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Blog post #658 — #rolfsmblog •

Mendelssohn & Enescu: String Octets (Diary 2023-07-24)

Media Review (Listening Diary) — Gringolts Quartet and Meta4 performing Mendelssohn Octet op.20 & Enescu String Octet op.7; comparisons with Emerson String Quartet (Mendelssohn), Merel Quartet & Castalian String Quartet (Mendelssohn), and Vilde Frang & Friends (Enescu)
Blog post #649 — #rolfsmblog •

Marco Rapetti — Anatoly Lyadov: Complete Piano Works (Diary 2021-03-02)

Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov (1855 – 1914): Complete piano works, including works for piano 4-hands, and for 2 pianos 8-hands, performed by Marco Rapetti, Akanè Makita, Giampaolo Nuti, and Daniela de Santis (5 CDs, 2010); includes a short look at an alternative recording (2012 / 2016) by Olga Solovieva

Ysaÿe: 6 Solo Sonatas op.27 (Diary 2017-12-29)

A short review with a brief comparison of several recordings of the six Sonatas for Solo Violin, op.27 by Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 – 1931), featuring recordings by Oscar Shumsky (1982), Frank Peter Zimmerman (1994), Thomas Zehetmair (2002), and Kristóf Baráti (2013), and a brief outlook to further recordings.

Ferdinand Ries / Ignaz Brüll (Diary 2017-07-26)

Alexandra Oehler playing piano music by two (nearly) forgotten composers: sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven’s pupil Ferdinand Ries (1784 – 1838), and compositions by pianist and Johannes Brahms’ friend Ignaz Brüll (1846 – 1907)

Crusell: Clarinet Concertos (Diary 2017-05-05)

The three clarinet concertos (E♭ major, op.1; F minor, op.5; B♭ major, op.11) by Bernhard Henrik Crusell (1775 – 1838), in two recordings: Emma Johnson (RPO and ECO, various conductors, 1986 – 1991), and the 2008 recording with Martin Fröst (Okko Kamu, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra)