C. Razzell

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Location: California, United States


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Rhapsody in Blue ~ Benjamin Grosvenor
Rhapsody in Blue ~ Benjamin Grosvenor
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The second album on Decca from this young piano genius is as rewarding as the first, perhaps more so. Firstly the program on this CD is far from the obvious crowd pleasers one might have expected, but yet it is likely to make new converts to the repertoire as well as the soloist. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic under James Judd is an equal partner to the proceedings, sounding like they have been making music together with the solist for years. Exciting stuff and highly recommended!
Christmas Oratorio ~ Bach
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 3rd time is a charm, 3 Feb 2008
Here is an atmospheric, live recording of the Bach Christmas Oratorio with superb vocal performances throughout. Period instruments (especially the brass) are well played and add beautiful timbres to the overall sound picture. Nikolaus Harnoncourt has committed this work to disc twice before; frankly I haven't heard the older versions, but this one is a delight in every way.