Reviews - wehecht
Carol Kidd: Tell Me Once Again
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June 16, 2011
I might as well say from the start that I listen to very little "popular" music. When I do it's because the singer chooses songs that tell stories, which is exactly what comprises this superlative disc. Every single song on this disc is a story of its own; of life, or love, of hope, or loss, and ...
Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra - Wolters
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May 3, 2011
I've had this disc in my collection for at least two years, listened to it a couple of times, and thought no more about it. Last night, in the mood for some Mendelssohn, I popped it in the player and was blown away. It's customary to express amazement at Mendelssohn's precocity when discussing his ...
Bach: Cantatas Vol. 46 - Suzuki
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November 9, 2010
From time to time I have mentioned my admiration for Maestro Suzuki's recordings for BIS, particularly singling out the Cantata series. In doing so I've acknowledged that I share the Lutheran spiritual tradition with both JSB and Suzuki, and that I find the devotional quality of these performances ...
Strauss, Richard: Delicate Strauss - Utkin
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October 1, 2009
We've been treated to several fine sacd recordings of the big, bold, brassy Strauss of the tone poems. This disc, aptly titled "Delicate Strauss" couldn't be more different. The most significant work is the oboe concerto of 1945. Written, the story goes, for John de Lancie, an American GI and ...
Franz Schmidt: Symphony No. 4 - Kreizberg
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October 17, 2008
Imagine that you were living in Vienna in 1933 and that your child had recently died. Try to conjure up the feelings associated with an overwhelming personal loss amidst the daily trials of a disintegrating culture. How could you possibly express even a part of your suffering? For Franz Schmidt the ...