Friday, February 20, 2009


One of these things is not like the others:
  • 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.

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