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Music News 11/22/2017


CD Cover David Rawlings released a great album back in August, POOR DAVID’S ALMANACK (Acony Records, $15.99). David Rawlings and Gillian Welch have formed a performing and personal partnership that has been going strong for over twenty years. Though they write most of their songs together, most of their recordings come out under Gillian Welch’s name, with Gillian’s voice out front, and David in harmony support (and high-powered acoustic lead guitar). Rawlings’ third album is called Poor David’s Almanack, and is filled with wonderful new songs, often taken from folk-song sources. Rawlings and Welch are joined by Willie Watson (vocals, guitar), Paul Kowert (bass), and Brittany Haas (fiddle), among others.

David Rawlings (and his band) is touring behind Poor David’s Almanack, and will be playing the Lincoln Theatre on Wednesday, December 6.

If you’d like to enter the raffle for two tickets see David Rawlings & Gillian Welch, please write to , with RAWLINGS in the message line.



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Björk, UTOPIA (One Little Indian, $15.98) – Björk brings new layers of sound to surround her amazing voice—this time arranging an an all-women flute ensemble—on a new suite of songs. Björk describes it as “a love letter to enthusiasm and optimism.” Read the New York Times profile.

Cecilia Bartoli & Sol Gabetta, DOLCE DUELLO (Decca, $22.98) – Mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli and cellist Sol Gabetta team up with Capella Gabetta in a Baroque recital featuring works by Caldara, Albinoni, Vivaldi, Handel, Porpora, and Gabrielli. The final piece is a Boccherini cello concerto feature for Ms. Gabetta.

The CD comes a limited edition, hardbound book with notes and lyrics.

Handel, MESSIAH 1754 (Alpha, 2 CDs, $27.99) – Hervé Niquet and Concert Spirituel perform the 1754 version of the Messiah, with five soloists. The star soloists are Anthea Pichanick (contalto), Katherine Watson and Sandrine Piau (sopranos), Rupert Charlesworth (Tenor) and Andreas Wolf (bass).



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I look forward to the reviews of poet and classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz on NPR’s Fresh Air. He’s been doing reviews for many years, and besides his focus on classical music (often historic reissues), he has also reviewed films and art exhibits. Here are links to two recent music reviews.

In July, Mr. Schwartz reviewed ARTUR SCHNABEL: THE RCA VICTOR RECORDINGS (Sony Masterworks, 2 CDs $24.98).

And most recently, he reviewed Nelson Freire’s  BRAHMS (Decca, $16.98) piano recital.