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Positive Feedback ISSUE 71
january/february 2014


2013 Favorite Baker’s Dozen
by Bob Neill

Dimitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 4, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Petrenko, conductor, Naxos 8.573188.

Shostakovich, String Quartets 13-15. Pacifica Quartet. Çedille. CDR 90000 145.

Britten, Reflections. Matthew Jones, viola and piano. Annabel Thwaite, piano. Naxos 8.573136.

Krzysztof Penderecki, The Symphonies and Other Orchestral Works. National Polish Symphony Orchestra, Antony Witt conductor. Naxos 8.505231. (5 CDs)

Stravinsky, Le sacre du printemps. Houston Symphony Orchestra, Christoff Eschenbach. Messiaen, L'assension. Houston Symphony Orchestra, Erich Bergal. Live recordings. HDTT. HDCD 261.

Dimitri Shostakovich, Cello Concerto No. 1. Sonata for Cello and Piano. Emmanuelle Bertrand, cello. Pascal Amoyel, piano. BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Pascal Rophé conductor. Harmonia Mundi. HMC 902142.

Wolgang Rihm, String Quartet No. 11. Interscriptum. Grave. Minguet String Quartet. Markus Bellheim, piano. Wergo WER 6576.

Schubert, Complete Works for Violin and Piano. Alina Ibragimova, violin; Cédric Tiberghien, piano. Hyperion CDA67911/2.

Wendy Warner (cello), Haydn and Myslivecek. Camerata Chicago, Droston Hall, conductor. Çedille. 9000142

Prokofiev, Violin Sonatas; Three Pieces from Romeo and Juliet. Vadim Gluzman, violin. Angela Yoffe, piano. BIS SACD 2032.

Bartók & Kodály. The Complete String Quartets, The Alexander String Quartet. FoghornClassics. CD 2009. (3)

Alfred Schnittke, Complete Violin Sonatas. Carolyn Huebl, violin; Mark Wait, piano. Naxos 8.570978.

Lutoslawski. Symphonies, Concertos, Choral and Vocal Works. 10 cds.

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Antoni Wit. Naxos 8.501066.