2 CD / Decca Import / 2010-07-29Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Die Schöpfung (The Creation), oratorio, H. 21/2
Performers: Guastafeste, Joseph; Lippert, Herbert [Tenor Vocals]; Pape, René; Scharinger, Anton; Schrader, David; Sharp, John; Ziesak, Ruth
Conductors: Hills, Margaret; Solti, Georg
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
"Georg Solti, a master of the orchestra in his own right, is the star [of this album], striking a fine balance between the lightweight, angular...continue...
1 CD / CSO Resound / 2008-02-17Works: Ernest Bloch: Schelomo; Byambasuren Sharav: Legend of Herlen; Lou Harrison: Suite for Pipa with String Orchestra (Concerto for Pipa with String Orchestra); Sergey Prokofiev: Scythian Suite, Op. 20
Performers: Ma, Yo-Yo; Man, Wu; Sharp, John
Conductors: Harth Bedoya, Miguel; Gilbert, Alan
Ensemble: ; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Silk Road Ensemble
"Strangely it all works well... Harrison’s concerto is fascinating, a wonderful synergy of Far East and California west played to a tee by virtuoso pipa...continue...