We reveal who’s recording what, and where
French pianist Julien Brocal is to follow his five-star Chopin debut CD with a disc of Mompou and Ravel. Recorded for Rubicon Classics at Tippet Rise, Montana, Reflections features Mompou’s Paisajes and Charmes, and Ravel’s Miroirs and Sonatine.
Chandos continues to record Richard Rodney Bennett’s music, with a new disc featuring the late British composer’s Marimba Concerto, Third Symphony and Sinfonietta. Colin Currie is the soloist, joining the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor John Wilson.
The London Symphony Orchestra and Joann Falletta headed to Abbey Road this August for an album showcasing the American composer Kenneth Fuchs. This Naxos recording features three new concertos: Spiritualist (with pianist Jeffrey Biegel); Rush (with alto saxophonist Timothy Mcallister); and Glacier (with electric guitarist DJ Sparr).
Violinist Arabella Steinbacher
recently headed to the German capital for her latest recording with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski. Her upcoming Pentatone album will pair Britten and Hindemith Violin Concertos.
Arvo Pärt’s works for violin and orchestra have taken pride of place on Viktoria Mullova’s music stand recently as she has recorded them for Onyx, with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Paavo Järvi, in the presence of the composer.
reflections: Julien Brocal records Ravel