New Reviews in September 2015

Crocks Newsletter – September 2015
…RECOMMENDED – Back in 2009 we introduced CLOFO readers to a striking contemporary requiem (2007) by Swiss composer Carl Rütti (b. 1949), and this new Guild release gives us another of his moving religious works. Not only that, it also includes three impressive pieces for string orchestra by his compatriot Caspar
MusicWeb International – September 2015
…Diethelm (1926-1997). They’re the only recordings of these works currently available on disc.
There’s some interesting music on this pair of discs and opportunities to hear these pieces are unlikely to be frequent. The programme spills over onto two CDs but I believe that Guild offer the set at an advantageous price, making this a competitive proposition for collectors who are keen to explore less familiar repertoire in expert performances.
To the full reviews -> GMCD 7407/2 – Rütti – Symphony ‘The Visions of Niklaus von Flüe’, Diethelm – The Last Works for String Orchestra

MusicWeb International – September 2015
…Two things before ending: firstly, my own favourite band is here – Georges Boulanger and his Orchestra, which is recommendation in itself – and second, that David Ades’ booklet notes are as good as ever. On that last point I read, very recently, of Ades’s death which occurred last year and would like to add my own very small note of gratitude for all that he contributed to making this such a valuable and instructive series.
To the full review -> GLCD 5225 – The Golden Age of Light Music: More Gems From The 1930s – September 2015
…Große Namen, große Oper, großes Kino für die Ohren!
To the full review -> GHCD 2410 – Leopold Stokowski – Gala Night at the Opera, 1962

Fanfare – September 2015
…This is a most satisfying Don Quixote; in fact the whole disc seems to penetrate to the heart of Straussian expression. Sorab K. Modi contributes excellent, detailed notes. Each section of each piece is separately tracked. Recommended.
To the full review -> GMCD 7204 – Also sprach Zarathustra & Don Quixote by Richard Strauss

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