A Corda - Birgitta Staernes, violin and Martin Haug, guitar - Playera by ProQuest


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									                                      chosen from a wider range of
                                      Latin-American and Iberian
                                      composers, and the
                                      arrangements are unfailingly
                                      interesting and inherently
                                      beautiful. I also liked the
                                      recorded balance very much
                                      indeed – there is a natural,
                                      effortless flow to the music-
                                      making of these two musicians
                                      which is immediately and
A Corda – Birgitta                    consistently appealing. The         with great enthusiasm by friends     Penelope Thwaites:
Staernes, violin and Martin           arrangement of Albeniz’ Cordoba     in Germany while he was based        Travelling Between Worlds
Haug, guitar – Playera                is simply superb and is quite       in the Hochschule in Hannover.       LIR Classics LIS016 62’27”
Music by Piazzolla, Sarasate,         haunting. This is thoroughly        Now that he is nearer home he        www.london-independent.co.uk
Albeniz, Pujol, Granados, and         recommended.                        lends his considerable               £9
traditional – 13 tracks               ROBERT MATTHEW-WALKER               experience as a Visiting Professor
MTG CD 88266                                                              in Keyboard Studies at the                  espite my great
                                      David Wilde: Plays Brahms
                                                                          University of Edinburgh.
                                                                              This Brahms disc is highly
                                                                                                               D      admiration for Penelope
                                                                                                               Thwaites’ robust championship
     his is a not dissimilar CD to    Delphian DCD34040 81’26”            recommended covering a wide          of her Australian compatriot
T    the Tango! disc reviewed
here too, and – curiously – only
                                      www.delphianrecords.co.uk           vista of the composer’s music
                                                                          from the full-blooded pair of
                                                                                                               Percy Grainger, including her
                                                                                                               noteworthy series of
a few seconds separates the               very now and then a             Rhapsodies in Opus 79 the            recordings of his music on the
playing-times of these two
records. There are no
                                      E   favourite artist drops out of
                                      the UK limelight and is missed.
                                                                          second of which is particularly
                                                                          exciting. Perhaps the most
                                                                                                               Chandos label, I have often
                                                                                                               wished to find her both on the
duplications in terms of              Happily, in most cases they re-     significant performances are the     concert platform and in the
repertoire, an
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