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Tuesday November 29th

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Violin Concerto
Jakov Gotovac (1895-1982)
Kolo Symphonique, Koleda
Igor Ozim (violin) Orch. Philhar. de Zagreb/Milan Horvat rec. 1958/1961
FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR2079
[68] [SG]

A welcome restoration of Igor Ozim’s Beethoven.

Leo Blech (1871–1958)
Alpenkönig und Menschenfeind
Aachen Opera Symphony Orchestra/Christopher Ward rec. 2021
CAPRICCIO C5478
[2 CDs: 125] [PCG]

An extremely valuable, well-presented first recording of a neglected work.

Ronald Hannah (b. 1945)
Chamber works
CANADIAN MUSIC CENTRE PGM2102-2 [56] [JW]

A creative traditionalist whose chamber works exude lyricism and dance.

Matthew Kaner (b. 1986)
Chamber Music
Goldfield Ensemble, Mark Simpson (basset clarinet), Guy Johnston (cello) rec. 2022
DELPHIAN DCD34231
[70] [DJB]

Music that I found easier to admire than enjoy.

Gustav Mahler (1860–1911)
Symphony No 5
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Semyon Bychkov rec. 2021
PENTATONE PTC5187021
[71] [DM]

A refreshing take on a much performed symphony.

Paul Paray (1886–1979)
Works for Piano Vol 2
Katia Krivocochenko (piano) rec. 2020/21
CIAR CC006
[71] [RMo]

A second volume of delights showcasing Paray’s melodious invention.


Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Works for Solo Piano Vol 6 - Piano Sonata D845, Impromptus
Barry Douglas (piano) rec. 2021
CHANDOS CHAN20253
[82] [MG]

Douglas’ focus is ever clear yet the works’ variety is vibrantly revealed.

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