Rimma Sushanskaya records Beethoven for Guild.

Rimma Sushanskaya records Beethoven for Guild.

It would be easy, I think, to pass over this release on the nod. But, performance-wise it’s very good. Set down as recently as October in Henry Wood Hall, London – albeit with rather edgy sound (the venue is dry but not this fortissimo-steely) – Rimma Sushanskaya...
Wagner at Wahnfried [Deutsche Grammophon]

Wagner at Wahnfried [Deutsche Grammophon]

July 25. It should have been the opening night of this year’s Bayreuth Festival. It was not to be. Indeed, the whole season was “silent”. Instead the conductor and selected instrumentalists decanted to Haus Wahnfried – once the Wagners’ villa and now a museum devoted...