Stephen Francis Vasta

Jason Victor Serinus, Stephen Francis Vasta  |  Feb 09, 2024  |  1 comments
Reinbert de Leeuw: Der nächtliche Wanderer / Abschied; Sandrine Piau: Reflet; Prokofiev: Symphony 5; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4; Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet & Quintet.
Jason Victor Serinus, Stephen Francis Vasta  |  Jan 12, 2024  |  3 comments
Weinberg: Dawn, Op.60, Symphony No.12, Op.114; Nielsen: Violin Concerto, Flute Concerto, Clarinet Concerto; Walker: Sinfonias 1–5.
Jason Victor Serinus, Stephen Francis Vasta  |  Dec 08, 2023  |  5 comments
Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein: Oklahoma!; Postcards From Italy: Italian Music for Film; British Piano Concertos: Works by Jacob, Addison, and Rubbra; Bruckner: Symphony 7; Tan Dun: Buddha Passion.
Jason Victor Serinus, Stephen Francis Vasta  |  Nov 09, 2023  |  0 comments
Hermitage Piano Trio: Spanish Impressions; Mahler: Symphony No.1; Maurice Ravel: L'Heure espagnole • Bolero; Melody Moore: Remembering Tebaldi.
Jason Victor Serinus, Stephen Francis Vasta  |  Oct 06, 2023  |  2 comments
Dvořák: Takács Quartet; Johan Dalene/Christian Ihle Hadland: Stained Glass; Herrmann: Wuthering Heights Suite & Echoes for Strings
Jason Victor Serinus, Stephen Francis Vasta  |  Sep 08, 2023  |  1 comments
C.P.E. Bach: Württemberg Sonatas (6), Wq. 49, Keith Jarrett, piano; Mahler: Symphony No.5, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Rafael Payare, cond.; Schubert: Symphonies Nos.5 & 7 (Unfinished), Freiburger Barockorchester, Pablo Heras-Casado, cond.; Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe • Kerner Lieder, Florian Boesch, baritone; Malcolm Martineau, piano.
Stephen Francis Vasta  |  Aug 10, 2023  |  0 comments
Shostakovich: Symphonies 6, 15, London Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda, cond.
Stephen Francis Vasta  |  Jul 18, 2023  |  0 comments
Byrd: Mass for five voices; Choral works
The Gesualdo Six/Owain Park
Hyperion CDA68416 (CD, 2023). Adrian Peacock, prod.; David Hinitt, eng.
Performance *****
Sonics *****

Those who, like me, hauled ourselves through college music courses will remember being told that the Byrd Mass for five voices is a masterpiece, a claim soon belied when we were played a performance by some desiccated, monochromatic chorus. Had a recording like the new one by The Gesualdo Six been played instead, we might have agreed more readily with the academic judgment.

Stephen Francis Vasta, Jason Victor Serinus  |  Jul 13, 2023  |  0 comments
Danish String Quartet: Prism V: Beethoven, Webern, Bach; Mahler: Symphony No.9, Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä; Protean Quartet: Haydn, String Quartet Op.33 No.6; Almeida Mota, String Quartet Op.7 No.1; Beethoven, String Quartet Op.18 No.1
Jason Victor Serinus, Stephen Francis Vasta  |  Jun 07, 2023  |  5 comments
Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs; Final Scene from Capriccio; Mahler: Symphony 2 (Resurrection); Various composers: Maria Mater Meretrix; Prokofiev: Symphony No.5.