Feeling musically adventurous? Here’s a Lucky Seven selection from Toccata Classics – Alexander Brincken, Fridrich Bruk, Steve Elcock, Vincent Persichetti, Vissarion Shebalin, Ronald Stevenson, Agnes Zimmermann

What a catalogue of discoveries Martin Anderson (no relation) has built up for his Toccata Classics label. The vast majority of what follows are first recordings, presented with generously informative booklets. Alexander Brincken Orchestral Music, Volume One. Brincken...
The Early Horn – Ursula Paludan Monberg [Hyperion]

The Early Horn – Ursula Paludan Monberg [Hyperion]

The Early Horn – the title bringing Carry On connotations to my mind – is explained thus in Hyperion’s annotation: “Exploring the natural horn’s pivotal role in eighteenth-century chamber music, this album celebrates the instrument’s dramatic arrival from its rustic...