Positive Feedback ISSUE 65
january/february 2013

 

 

Notes of an Amateur: Top 10 Favorite CD's for 2012
by Bob Neill

 

Ligeti, String Quartets, Parker Quartet, Naxos 8.57081

http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue60/amateur2.htm

Charles Ives, Four Sonatas. Hilliary Hahn, violin. Valentina Lisitsa, piano. DG 477-9435.

http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue60/amateur2.htm

Schumann, Davidsbündlertänze, Kinderszenen. Ahu Ziao-Mei, piano. Mirare MR 158.

http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue60/amateur3.htm

Benjamin Britten, Serenade for Tenor, Horn, & Strings; Nocturne. Gerald Finzi, Dies Natalis. Mark Padmore, tenor. Britten Symfonia, Jacqueline Shave, Director. Harmonia Mundi HMU 807552.

http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue61/amateur2.htm

Shostakovich, Symphony No. 2 'To October.' Symphony No. 15. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Vasily Petrenko, conductor. Naxos 8.572708.

http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue61/amateur3.htm

Gibbons: Motets, Anthems, Fantasias, Academy of Ancient Music & Choir, Richard Egarr, director. Harmonia Mundi HMU 807551. http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue62/amateur3.htm

Guillaume Lekeu. Trio et Quatuor avec Piano. Tri Hochelaga. Teng Li, viola. ATMA Classique. ACD 2651.

http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue62/amateur3.htm

Georg Philipp Telemann. Quixote and La Changeante. Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante. Agogique. AG 0005. 

http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue63/amateur.htm

François Devienne, Six Trios, Opus 12. Mathieu Lussier, bassoon. Pascale Giguère, violin. Benoît Loiselle, cello. Atma Classique ACD 2583.

http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue64/amateur2.htm

Thomas Adès. Seven Days for Piano and Orchestra. Nicolas Hedges, piano. London Sinfonietta, Thomas Adès. Signum SIGCD 277.

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Bob Neill, a former equipment reviewer for PF and For the Music and a current music reviewer for PF, is also proprietor of Amherst Audio in Amherst, Massachusetts, which sells equipment from Audio Note, Blue Circle, Crimson Audio, JM Reynaud, and Resolution Audio.

 

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