This week, a rarely-heard violin concerto by early 19th-century French violinist/composer Rodolphe Kreutzer; a violin sonata by Danish composer Niels Gade; Liszt's Piano Sonata in B minor played by Leonard Pennario; Khachaturian's "Concerto-Rhapsody" for Cello and Orchestra; the Suite from Rimsky-Korsakov's opera Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh; and Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No.2 with Itzhak Perlman, Emanuel Ax and Yo-Yo Ma.
Rodolphe KREUTZER (1766-1831): Violin Concerto No.18 in E minor (Laurent Albrecht Breuninger, violin; Southwest German Radio Orchestra-Kaiserslautern/Alun Francis) (29:08) CD TITLE: "Rodolphe Kreutzer: Violin Concertos 15, 18 & 19" (CPO 777 188-2)
Niels Wilhelm GADE (1817-1890): Violin Sonata No.2 in D minor, op.21 (Hasse Borup, violin; Heather Conner, piano) (19:19) CD TITLE: "Gade: Violin Sonatas" (Naxos 8.570524)
LISZT: Piano Sonata in B minor (Leonard Pennario, piano, recorded Jan.22, 1951 at Capitol Records, Hollywood; originally released on LP as Capitol P-8136) (26:48) CD TITLE: "Leonard Pennario--The Early Years 1950-1958" (MSR Classics MS-1188)
KHACHATURIAN: Concerto-Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra (1963) (24:34) (Dmitry Yablonsky, cello; Moscow City Symphony Orchestra "Russian Philharmonic"/Maxim Fedotov) CD TITLE: "Khachaturian: Cello Concerto" (Naxos 8.570463)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Suite from the opera Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh (Russian National Orchestra/Mikhail Pletnev) (20:34) CD TITLE: "Rimsky-Korsakov: Suites" (Pentatone PTC 5186 362 [SuperAudio CD])
MENDELSSOHN: Piano Trio No.2 in C minor, op.66 (Emanuel Ax, piano; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Itzhak Perlman, violin) (30:20) CD TITLE: "Mendelssohn: Piano Trios, Opp.49 & 66" (Sony Classical 88697-52192-2)