Rhapsody in Navy Blue [Channel Classics]

Rhapsody in Navy Blue [Channel Classics]

This eighty-one-minute release courtesy of the Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy and its conductor Major Arjan Tien – great playing, superb sound – contains plenty of good listening, opening with Stephen Melillo’s sonorous and filmic A Sending, then comes...
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...