This week brings new releases of solo piano, chamber and orchestral music. The brilliant young pianist Conrad Tao plays Rachmaninov and Ravel from his latest disc...and fellow Illinois musicians of the Chicago Sinfonietta perform an exciting new arrangement of Bernstein's beloved West Side Story. Plus, more Beethoven from the latest cycle by Quartetto Di Cremona.
Ravel/Gaspard de la nuit/Tao/EMI
Dvorak/In Nature's Realm/Indianapolis, Markl/Telarc
Bernstein arr. Fleischer/West Side Story Concerto/Chicago Sinfonietta, Chen/Cedille
Beethoven/String Qt op 135/Quartetto di Cremona/Audite