BACH: Partita No. 4 in D, BWV828. Toccata in C minor, BWV
911. English Suite No. 3 in G minor BWV 808. Chromatic Fantasia
and Fugue in D minor
BWV 903. Adagio from Concerto in D minort, BWV 974 after Marcello. Ich
ruf zu dir, Herr Jesus Christ, BWV 639 *arr, /Buroni). Komm, Gott Schöpfer
heiliger Geist, BWV 667. Nun Komm , der Heiden Heilan, BWV 659. Prelude
in G minor, BWV 535. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (arr. Hess). Nelson
SCHUMANN: Six Studies in Canon Form, Op. 56. DEBUSSY: En blanc et noir.
BARTÓK: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion.
MOZART: Flute Quartet in D, K. 285. Flute Quartet in A, K. 298.
BEETHOVEN: Serenade in D, Op. 25. Variations on Lá ci darem
la mano BACH: Air from Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068
Nelson Freire has often been praised on this site, most recently for the remarkable Decca set of live performances of concertos by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev (REVIEW). His latest generously-filled CD (81:44)offers a wide selection of Bach, all performed with crystalline clarity and beauty of tone. Argerich has two earlier recordings of the latter, one with Stephen Kovachevich, the other with Nelson Freire. She also recorded the Debussy with SK.
Martha Argerch and Daniel Barenboim have been friends s and collaborators for many years. Both are from Argentina and their association began in early childhood. Now we have this latest concert given at Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires July 26, 2015. This was part of the second Buenos Aires music festival, a very special sold-out event. The program of Schumann, Debussy and Bartók offers ample opportunity to display their technical finesse and beauty of sound, all wonderfully captured in the warm acoustics of the venue. Audio favors the pianists; percussion in the Bartók is rather recessed. Argerich recorded the Bartók twice before, with Stephen Kovacevich and Nelson Freire; she also recorded the Debussy with Kovacevich. Regardless, this is a major addition to the catalog.
Aralee Dorough is a master flutist, principal flute of the Houston Symphony, and she has made a number of fine recordings, some with Christoph Eschenbach conducting. On this new disk she performs on a new version of the flute called the vertically configured modern flute. This was created by pairing the body of a traditional flute with a revolutionary head joint called the UpRite. Perhaps this is just a natural part of evolution of musical instruments, but the sound hasn't changed. Expert performances from all involved, fine audio as well. A curiosity.