MILHAUD: ORCHESTRAL & CHAMBER MUSIC
Darius Milhaud is a remarkable composer - though technically modern his music is tuneful and memorable. This generously filled CD (just under 80 minutes) brings together rarely heard works in brilliant performances.
For copyright reasons, this CD cannot be sold in the USA. It is available from our UK store only.
|CD DURATION: 79:30
AUDIO SAMPLE: Trois Rag Caprices: no. 1
|review extracts: for full reviews click here|
|“a disc packed full with a connoisseur’s selection of historic recordings. The no-nonsense sound shows the sort of attentive and skilled remastering that makes Divine Art’s vintage Sibelius symphonies disc such a refreshing experience. This is a distinctive entry in the Milhaud lists…more please, Divine Art.” – Rob Barnett (MusicWeb)|
|“a fascinating and valuable collection… all very nicely transferred. Well worth investigating.” – Rob Cowan (The Gramophone)|
|"I almost feel guilty in declaring this to be one of the finest and most interesting discs I have yet received for review" - Lynne Rene Bayley (Fanfare)|
|“an excellent Milhaud anthology… an imaginative collection in superbly restored sound” - Nigel Simeone (International Record Review)|
|“This collection of less familiar pieces is welcome. There is much that is enjoyable… the compelling reason to purchase the disc is the Protée Suite [which] for sheer bacchic mayhem is unsurpassed. Divine Art is to be commended for their selection of works and the care taken with their restoration” – Radcliffe (American Record Guide)|
|“a very welcome and well-filled CD. [Two of the major works] are an only recording, making this collection extremely valuable for collectors and students of this composer. The Five Studies was, I believe, Paul Badura-Skoda’s first recording, so there is much of importance in this CD. Strongly recommended.” - Robert Matthew-Walker (Musical Opinion)|
|“a very welcome offering… splendidly vigorous performance of the Second Symphonic Suite… good notes by Stephen Sutton and Andrew Rose [restoration engineer] has done an excellent job.” – Roger Nichols (Classic Record Collector)|
|“ ØØØ (outstanding)” – Penguin Guide to Compact Discs|
|"I want to thank everyone involved for putting out this Milhaud collection. There's some priceless stuff on there which may never be re-recorded, so it's all the more important. Thanks again." - WM (Customer from USA)|