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This month’s spotlight is on Henning Kraggerud’s recording of the newly rediscovered violin concerto by Johan Halvorsen, paired with another concerto by Carl Nielsen and Johan Svendsen’s Romance. This album also features renowned Norwegian conductor Bjarte Engeset leading the Malmö Symphony Orchestra.
Other highlights include:
• Flute Concertos, Vol. 2 with Patrick Gallois, Flute and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra.
• The second of two recordings of Brahms’ piano quartets, this time featuring his Second Piano Quartet in A major, Op. 26 plus Mahler’s Piano Quartet in A minor, performed by pianist Eldar Nebolsin, violinist Anton Barakhovsky, violist Alexander Zemtsov, and cellist Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt.
• Antoni Wit and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra’s newest recording of ballet works by Polish composer Stanislaw Moniuszko. This album includes excerpts from Hrabina, Halka, and The Haunted Manor.
• Richard Strauss’ suites from Ariadne auf Naxos (arranged by D. Wilson Och ...