- Mendelssohn (Felix), String Quartets. Cherubini Quartet, EMI. Good, sharp performances with plenty of momentum. Also, a bargain. I paid $21 for the three-CD set.
- Mendelssohn, Italian Symphony, Overture and incidental music from A Midsummer Night's Dream. Mackerras/Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Veritas. Ask me when I've heard them on my stereo; I've heard the set on phones and in the car.
- Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto & some other stuff. Daniel Hope, Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
- Ninon Vallin, recital, Preiser. Just put it on. "Casta Diva:" no. Not for her. "L'altra notte" is fine, but I'm waiting for her to get to French music, which was her strong suit.
Friday, February 20, 2009
One of these things is not like the others: