CD — M.V. Waller: The South Shore

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…

Maurice Steger / ZKO — Zurich, 2014-10-28

Some media are proclaiming Maurice Steger the “world champion of the recorder”. I think this is a rather odd statement, as musical interpretation can’t be measured, remains subjective, both on the side of the artist, as well as in the listener’s perception and receptivity; however, it is certainly legitimate to state that Maurice Steger’s recorder playing is in the world’s very top league…

Haydn: Works for Cello & Orchestra

Haydn: Cello concertos No.1 C & No.2 D — Maisky (1986), Mørk/Brown (1992), Rostropovich/Brown (1975), Isserlis/Norrington (1996); Haydn: Sinfonia concertante in B♭ major, Hob.I/105 — Antal Doráti (1972), Dennis Russell Davies (2009), Sir Roger Norrington (1996)