CDs of the Month – 2019

Each month, at iClassical, we pick three albums, either new releases or reissues, that we regard as being worthy of your special attention. We nominate one recent release as our overall CD of the Month. We also highlight a bargain choice, that offers exceptional value for money, and a collectors’ choice for those wishing to branch out a little!

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January 2019

CD of the Month – Mendelssohn, Brahms, Dvořák & Prokofiev: Violin Concertos Collection (Joseph Swensen, Scottish Chamber Orchestra)

Bargain Choice – Liszt: Études d’exécution transcendante (Boris Giltburg)

Collectors’ Choice – Lyatoshynsky: Symphony No. 3 (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits)

February 2019

CD of the Month – Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.1 – 5 (Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle)

Bargain Choice – George Szell – The Complete Columbia Album Collection (The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell)

Collectors’ Choice – Shostakovich & Kabalevsky: Cello Sonatas (Steven Isserlis (cello) & Olli Mustonen (piano))

March 2019

CD of the Month – The Polish Violin, Jennifer Pike (violin) & Petr Limonov (piano)

Bargain Choice – Respighi: Roman Trilogy, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta

Collectors’ Choice – Florence Beatrice Price: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4, Fort Smith Symphony, John Jeter

April 2019

CD of the Month – Heimweh – Schubert Lieder (Anna Lucia Richter (soprano), Gerold Huber (piano))

Bargain Choice – Van Cliburn: An American Wins In Russia (Van Cliburn (piano) with various orchestras and conductors)

Collectors’ Choice – Offenbach & Gulda: Cello Concertos (Edgar Moreau (cello), Orchestra Les Forces Majeures, Raphaël Merlin)

May 2019

CD of the Month – Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 109, 110 & 111 (Steven Osborne)

Bargain Choice – Rachmaninov: 24 Préludes (Boris Giltburg)

Collectors’ Choice – Weinberg: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 21 (Gidon Kremer (violin), Kremerata Baltica, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla)

June 2019

CD of the Month – Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 ‘Pathétique’, Op. 74 (Berliner Philharmoniker, Kirill Petrenko)

Bargain Choice – The Grand Mogul – Virtuosic Baroque Flute Concertos (Barthold Kuijken (baroque flute), Indiana Baroque Orchestra)

Collectors’ Choice – TOSCANINI The Complete 1939 Beethoven Cycle (NBC Symphony Orchestra , Arturo Toscanini)

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