From my collection.
Bought in 2010.
First listen: 16-9-2010.
Second listen: 17-11-2012.
Third listen; 11-4-2017.
Label: Marco Polo.
Recording dates: April 1979.
Recording venue: Iruma Prefectural Hall, Japan.
Recording engineer: Hiroshi Isaka.
Running time: 46:25.
Classical relevance to me: Essential.
Spring Festival Overture.
Ballet Suite from "The White Haired Girl"
The White haired girl
Tokyo PO, Lim Kektjiang.
The booklet is a total let down in terms of giving proper information.
The Suite seems to derive it inspiration from folk music, and melodies from local operas, and is scored for full orchestra. The story takes place during the Sino-Japanese war. It has some of the brilliancy as used by Rimski Korsakov, and some imitation of Chinese instruments or at least to the kind of effect which is to be found in Chinese instrumental music.
The Heroes monument is erected in Peking. The composer of this music seems to be Chu Wei. The rest of the info explains some heroic happenings which are depicted in the score.
The music is beautiful, original, and has a simple but very effective scoring. It belongs to my treasured disc department.
The recording is really very good. An open sound stage, with plenty of detail. Close to State of the Art actually. The sonics are especially smashing in the lower section of the orchestra, which gives the rest of the orchestra the ompff. The performance of this orchestra is top notch, and it is well conducted.
New acquisition. Purchase date: I do not remember. First listen: 21-2-2018. Label: Naxos. CD 51 & 52 from 52. Recording dates: Apri...
A fine disc. This is my second rerun, and I stick to my first review, which was quite a positive one. First review of this disc. ...
From the 206 titles available in the BIS sale, there were not many of interest for me. A lot of new composers, but their modernity was a tad...
Merula, Tarquinio. (c.1595-1665) Madrigali e Altre Musiche Concertate... (Madrigals & instrumental Works)New acquisition. Date of purchase: January 2018. First listen: 6-2-2018. Label: Pierre Verany. Recording dates: September 2000. Venue: ...
Eberl, Anton. (1765-1807) Concerto for 2 pianos and Orchestra opus 45, and Sonatas for four hands, opus 7, No. 1 & 2.New acquisition. Free gift from JPC de. Date of purchase: 6-2-2018 First listen. Recording dates: March 2008 & November 2011. Venue:...
Castello,. Dario. (before 1600-1644) Sonate Concertate in Stile Moderno 1629. (Sonatas Nr. 3-5, 7,9-17 from the second book.)New acquisition. Date of purchase: February 2018. First listen: 12-2-2018. Label: CPO. Recording dates: October 2013. Venue: Dorfkirche...
New acquisition. Date of purchase: Autumn 2017. First listen: 24-1-2018. Label: Pan Classics. Recording dates: July 2009. Venue: Kloste...
New acquisition. Date of purchase: 2017. First listen: 25-1-2018. Label: Ricercar. CD 1 from 16. Recording dates: 1997. Venue: Jacobi...
New acquisition. Date of purchase: January 2018. First listen: 8-2-2018. Label: Arion. Recording dates: October/ November 2002. Venue: ...
Renaissance- Organ music played on a newly build organ after Arp Schnitger in the Lutherse kerk in Groningen, The Netherlands. Top recommendation.New acquisition. Date of purchase: February 2018. First listen: 16-2-2018. (Twice) Label: Not given, Recording dates: September 2017...
New acquisition. Date of purchase: 2017. First listen: 19-2-2018. Label: Ricercar. Recording dates: May 1996. Venue: Blasii Kirche in Z...