Stephen Vasta

Scott: Orchestral Works Volume Three (Toccata Classics)

Appealing lighter music, when it hangs together [SV]

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Beethoven: Piano Trios (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) It’s difficult adequately to describe the essential rightness of these performances [SV]

Sperger: String Quartets (cpo)

Conventional Classical-era quartets, with some quirky details [SV]

Berlioz: L’Enfance du Christ  (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) A performance to love and to cherish [SV]

Beethoven, Berwald: Septets (BIS)

Two lovely chamber scores for strings and winds [SV]

Cunningham: Symphonies 5 & 6 (Navona)

Twentieth-century American, with its own set of highs and lows [SV]

Gyrowetz: Flute Quartets (cpo)

Solid Classical construction, and occasionally more [SV]

Leipzig String Trio: Passion (Ars Produktion)

Something of a mixed bag [SV]

Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky & Varèse (BR Klassik)

Some good things, but this is only for Jansons completists [SV]

Respighi: Orchestral Works (Signum Classics)

Revival of a collection of appealing, less familiar Respighi [SV]

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Bruckner: Symphony 3 (Capriccio)

Played somewhat ‘wrong,’ but much of it still right [SV]

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Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus (cpo)

Realizes the balletic and symphonic styles, but not everything gels [SV]

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Neeme Järvi (conductor) In Concert (Chandos)

For the conductor’s fans only [SV]

Eugene Ormandy (conductor) (Testament)

An interesting document, but only the Emperor adds significantly to the discography [SV]

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Krommer: Clarinet works (Brilliant)

The Quartet comes off better than the Quintet [SV]

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Fréderick Franssen (horn) (Challenge)

A virtuoso hornist addresses newly discovered Baroque repertoire [SV]