Morgan Burroughs

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Ponchielli: La Gioconda (Pristine Audio)

A good but not quite superlative recording in enhanced sound [MBu]

Wagner Parsifal Kaufmann Sony 19439947742

Wagner: Parsifal (Sony Classical)

A decent account of the score let down by vocalism which ranges from mediocre to poor [MBu]

Puccini: A te, Puccini (Signum Classics)

These songs deserve more recordings but here the vocal shortcomings are hard to ignore [MBu]

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Noè Rodrigo Gisbert (percussion) Paraules (IBS Classical)

A rich variety of musical language bought to life by an admirably virtuosic and intelligent musician [MBu]

Schumann Grieg PCs Leonskaja Warner 5419783783

Schumann and Grieg: Piano Concertos (Warner Classics)

Fine performances, but do we really need any more? [MBu]

Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana Hengelbrock Prospero PROSP0088

Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana (Prospero)

The original version of Mascagni’s masterpiece unfortunately let down by singing that cannot do justice to the music or drama [MBu]

Anders Paulsson (soprano saxophone): Solitary Poems for Soprano Saxophone (BIS)

Beautiful, approachable contemporary music showcases the craft of a wonderful saxophonist [MB]

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Irrberge (Dux)

An interesting concept, though how much this really adds to the performances, I am not sure [MBu]