Music News 10/06/21



Susana Baca, PALABRAS URGENTES (RealWorld, $14.98) – The foremost singer in the Afro-Peruvian tradition. 


Renée Fleming & Yannick Nézet-Séguin, VOICE OF NATURE: THE ANTHROPOCENE (Decca, $14.98) – A thematic recital including Fauré, Hahn, Liszt, Grieg, and world premiere recordings of works by Caroline Shaw (Aurora Borealis), Kevin Puts (Evening), and Nico Muhly (Endless Space). 


Alice Sara Ott, ECHOES OF LIFE (Deutsche Grammophon, $14.98) – Ms. Ott plays Chopin’s Preludes, Op. 28, interwoven with pieces by seven contemporary composers including György Ligeti, Francesco Tristano, Toru Takemitsu, Arvo Pärt, Chilly Gonzales, and Ms. Ott herself. 


Daniil Trifonov, BACH: The Art of Life (Deutsche Grammophon, 2 CDs, $20.98) – Trifonov plays J.S. Bach’s The Art of Fugue, two Bach arrangements, and a selection from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach. Trifonov also plays works by four of J.S. Bach’s sons, Johann Christian, Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emanuel, and Johann Christoph Friedrich. 


Craig Taborn, SHADOW PLAYS (ECM, $18.98) – The adventurous pianist in a solo recital recorded at the Vienna Konzerthaus in March, 2020. 


Jennifer Koh, BACH & BEYOND (Cedille, 5 CDs, $34.99) – This box set collects the three volumes of the violinists Bach & Beyond project, interspersing solo Bach with works by Ysaye, Saariaho, Mazzoli, Bartók, Berio and Harbison. 





The touring company of the Tony Award-winning musical, Hadestown, by Anaïs Mitchell, will be at the Kennedy Center from October 13 to October 31. 

Listen to HADESTOWN: Original Broadway Cast Recording (Warner Classics, 2 CDs, $26.98).