RECORD REVIEW: Martin Helmchen - Mozart Piano Concertos No.. 15 & 27 - Multi-Channel SACD - Penta Tone Classics.Written by Karl Erik Sylthe
I have listened to this recording by the young pianist Martin Helmchen, and compared it with another recording two other piano concertos with the equally young Norwegian pianist Christian Idle Hadland.
RECORD REVIEW: Mozart – Piano concertos Nos. 21 and 22. Christian Ihle Hadland – Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra – Arvid Engegård. Simax.Written by Karl Erik Sylthe
This recording from Simax with two piano concertos by Mozart performed by Christian Ihle Hadland as a soloist, I compared with two different piano concertos performed by Martin Helmchen, released on Penta Tone Classics.
In addition to its rich cultural traditions of knitting mittens and home burned production, the municipality Selbu with its location at the dark side of Jonsvannet a beautiful church where the oldest parts believed to date from the 1100s. In this church the Trondheimsolistene arranged a concert with Marianne Thorsen as soloist on three of Mozart's violin concertos one day in May this year (2006). This led to a release of the SA-CD on the label 2L.
This album by Claire Martin on Linn Records differs quite markedly from the previous releases in my collection from the same artist. Where "Too Darn Hot" can easily be graded as gala jazz, this latest release is far more low-key and subdued.
The album Walking in the Sun is the sixth album from Linn Records by Barb Jungr, including the trio release Girl Talk with Mari Wilson and Claire Martin. The female singer is one of my favorite artists on this label. So where do we find this release in the terrain?
Linn Records have some artists that dominate the disc releases. This applies mainly to the genre classic, but perhaps to an even greater degree in jazz. Therefore, it is interesting and exciting when the staff expanded with new artists. And Judith Owen is a new artist for Linn Records.