RELEASED TODAY, September 30: Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra record Alban Berg, including the Violin Concerto with James Ehnes, for Chandos.

RELEASED TODAY, September 30: Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra record Alban Berg, including the Violin Concerto with James Ehnes, for Chandos.

Originally published on September 13 Andrew Davis isn’t the first orchestrator of Berg’s Opus One Piano Sonata (Theo Verbey did so in 1984) but his recent attempt is very persuasive using a “large” (Davis’s word) orchestra that includes an alto flute and an oboe...
Recuerdos – Augustin Hadelich records Violin Concertos by Britten and Prokofiev with WDR Sinfonieorchester and Cristian Măcelaru for Warner Classics.

Recuerdos – Augustin Hadelich records Violin Concertos by Britten and Prokofiev with WDR Sinfonieorchester and Cristian Măcelaru for Warner Classics.

Premiered in, or associated with Spain, Britten’s Violin Concerto and the Second of Prokofiev make an apt pairing. Augustin Hadelich sets the Spanish scene with the high-wire act that is Pablo de Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy, hits from Bizet’s opera stolen from singers...