Another BPO Rediscovery – Vítězslav Novák

There are two things I admire about the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of JoAnn Faletta. First, their high performance standards. Even their basic repertoire recordings make you sit up and take notice. Second, their commitment to expanding the...

Sibelius Reissued in Superior Sound

On Dec. 8, 1957, a concert was held at Carnegie Hall in New York to commemorate the life and works of Jean Sibelius, who had recently died. Performing were members of the New York Philharmonic, Martti Similä conducting, and the great Swedish tenor Jussi Björling. The...

Georg Schumann – a “Post-Wagner” Romantic?

This is the first time I’ve heard the music of Georg Schumann — but not the first time CPO’s released it. This recording is the fourth of G. Schumann’s music. Previously, CPO’s released his first symphony, a disc of lieder, and one of...