Wilhelm Kempff Chamber Music – Worth a Listen

Wilhelm Kempff is best remembered as a piano virtuoso. But he was also a composer. This release features two youthful chamber works. The Trio in G minor for violin, cello, and piano dates from 1911, when Kempff was studying composition with a former student of Brahms....

Panufnik – Celestial Bird gives gift of song

“Celestial Bird” is more than an album — it’s a present. In celebration of Panufnik’s 50th birthday, this release brings together ten of her previously unrecorded choral works.  The music is all fairly recent, dating from 2013 through...

Kelly Peral Recital Earned Ovation

Oboist Kelly Peral performed to a small but enthusiastic audience Sunday afternoon, November 10, 2018. The recital was part of the University of Virginia Chamber Music Series, and it was a good one. Peral’s program ranged from the Baroque to the present. A 1728...

Paul Lansky – Idle Fancies Keeps Gwen Dease Busy

Paul Lansky has been creating an impressive catalog of percussion music since the 1990s. This release features three exceptional works for solo marimba, written for some exceptional performers. “Three Moves” (1998) is the earliest (and most difficult) of...