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APRIL FOOLS

2011

Jascha Heifetz Plays George Formby Jascha Heifetz (violin) Benjamin Trusselmont (piano) Vallee Blanche O/Otto von Frinkenflapp rec. 1948 ASCENT-CLASSIQUE FRANCE AF 0104 [36:24] [AM]

2010

Sir John Frederick Neville CARDUS (1888-1975) MacLaren Cantata, Scenes from Three Men in a Boat Men of the Opera North Ch, BBC PO/Martyn Brabbins rec. 2009 CHANDOS CHAN19466 [68:33] [TP]

Vagn HOLMBOE (1909 - 1996) Sinfonia Disintegrazzione Copenhagen Glee Club O/Wilhelm Breuning-Svendsen rec. 2009 DANONE CDDK2009 [64:52] [BBr]

Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911) Symphony 8 (arr. Robert J. Keeshan) A homeless man (viola); Bob Barker (double-bass) Warsaw Prisoners’ Ch rec. 2008 NAXOS 8.509198-9 [28:12 + 61:29] [BR]

Otakar šEVČIK (1852 - 1934) The Complete Works for Solo Violin Michel Souris (violin) rec. 2008 YZMA RECORDINGS YZ13120CD [5 CDs: 75:13 + 67:22 + 73:55 + 72:30 + 69:08]  [NB]

Don Bradman – The Music He Loved ABC CLASSICS 532 2945 [78:12 +76:21] [JW] This was genuine but placed with the Cardus above it fooled people

DIZZY PARKER & WOODY KENTON BIG BAND  He Beeped When He Should Have Bopped   Knowsense Records 000001278

Yamaha Piano Recall

 

2009

Claude–Dénis AUTOBÜSSE (1908–1955) Fragment (1950) [0:30] Ils ont sorti de la pluie (They Came From Out of the Rain) (1933) [5:32] Voyageurs de nuit (Night Travellers) (1945) [4:33] Le fabricant de fantôme (The Ghost Maker) (1930) [5:29] L'étranger foncé (The Dark Stranger) (1951) [3:58] The Antonia: de Grasse (Guitar Concerto) [25:45] Hymne an der Vaterland (Hymn to Germany) (1943) [6:18] Symphony No.1 (1946) – Finale [5:35] Overture (Symphony No.1 – Finale in a new version by Harry Halbreich) (1946 – 1954) [4:50] - Ida Presti (guitar) Roger Brasseur Chorale Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux/Eugène Bigot rec. live radio broadcast, 21 March 1954, Théâtre du Châtelet. AAD - SBBM DISK STALL 3 [62:31] [BBr]

Relaxing Classics loved by the Stars- Classic FM 123456

TRADITIONAL AND MISCELLANEOUS COMPOSERS (1793-1934) ‘Blow The Wind Southerly’ - Songs of Life and Longing from the north east of England sung by Margarette Ashton. - Concert Royal: Margarette Ashton (soprano); Peter Harrison (flute); Rachel Gray (cello); and John Treherne (piano) rec. Whickham Parish Church, September 2006; Evesham Avenue, Whitley Bay September 2008. DDD - DIVINE ART DDV24139 [52:37] [JMIII]

Wagner, Der Fliegende Holländer: (New Production Premiere) Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of Universal Opera, Marcus Tenfold (conductor) The Stadium of Light, Chipping Sodbury, UK. 30.3.2009 (RoH)

2008

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Le nozze di Figaro: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra/Sergiu Celibidache, London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult, rec. 1994,1974,  -  EMI[10 CDs] [CH]

Peter SCULTHORPE (b 1929) G’Day Australia!  -  Ramsay Street (piano) William Barton (dijeridoo) Toowoomba chamber players rec.2007  -  TOADFISH RECORDS [BBr]

Ethel SMYTH (1858 – 1944) Symphony ‘The Women’ (1935)  -  The Frimley Players/ Gerald McMuffin rec.2006.  -  ASPASIA RECORDS [RH]

THE COMPLETE JOYCE HATTO rec. The Royston Concert Hall  -  Concert Artist [TA]

Wolf Schäfer’s Singing Dogs VERDI, MOZART, ROSSINI, SCHÄFER, RACHMANINOV, STRAUSS Bonus Track: Glenn MILLER - The Singing Dogs: rec. 2007  -  Canina Voce [GF]

SEED AND HERB: GARD(E)NER'S MUSIC John GARDNER, ADÈS, BEAMISH, BUTTERWORTH, TURNAGE  -  The SubRosa Consort directed by Edward Smusch. Rec 2007.. -  SUBROSA [BK]

 

2007

John CAGE (1912-92) Organ²/ASLSP (As SLow aS Possible)[PSe]

John CAGE (1912-1992) 4’33" (five performances) [PCW]

The Goons Sing British Folksong[DJB]

Albert Sammons (violin) (1886-1957) Unissued and Rare Private Recordings [JW]

ARCANGELO ZERENSKY SAMPLER [CH]

Beethoven concerto for guitar discovered….

Dame Ethel Smyth, The Piskies: (World Premiere) (BK)

2006

Rochelle BEASLEY (b. 1971) Leonardo's Code [BK]

Anton BRUCKNER (1824-1896) Symphony No 000 in G minor (1864-5) reconstructed Beckenbauer (2002-4) [PW]

Anton BRUCKNER (1824-1896) Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Te Deum in D major [JQ]

Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958) Symphonies Nos 4 & 6 [TP]

William WALTON (1902-1983) Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor (1933) [AR]

Vera Di WESCHARLE (Charles Edward IVES) (1874-1954) Songs and Ballads [CH]

"Rogue Genius" Unleashed? by Paul Serotsky

2005

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) Symphony No.8, "Symphony of a Thousand" Orchestra, Soloists and Choruses of Manchester United Supporter’s Club, Simon Rattle

Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Four Last Songs Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Des Knaben Wunderhorn Shirley Bassey, Soprano,

Richard WAGNER (1813-1883)Parsifal Ein Bühnenweihfestspiel and R. Wagner Parsifal (new production premiere) soloists, Universal Opera, Glastonbury, 25th March 2005 (RoH)

Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) Tristan und Isolde (Act I) Arturo Toscanini at Bayreuth (Vol. 1):

2004

Serge PROKOFIEV (1891-1953) Piano Concerto No.5 in G, Op.55 (world premiere) Serge Prokofiev (piano), Berliner Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler

It is the Very Model of a Modern Concert-Hall Platform

2003

Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989) Heldensonate (1938) Paul von Müllerein, piano

Card Games for Classical Music Buffs: an interactive CD-ROM

2002

Gustav MAHLER (1864-1911) Versuch für Orchester (1906) World Premier Recording Phantasie auf Englischen Themen (1892) World Premier Recording
Illustrated lecture by Dr. Willem Van Helder on Mahler’s lost works.

Florence Foster Jenkins: Even MORE Glory (????) of the Human Voice

2001

VERDI REQUIEM Wilhelm Furtwängler

2000

Huxley: Opus Pistorum, for Quartet, Horn and Soprano (1954)



 



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