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MC149 Scarlatti Recreated
Arrangements and homages to Scarlatti by Tausig, Brassin, Granados, Czerny, Friedman, Alkan, Hamelin, Françaix, Lewenthal and Habermann (see end of review for full track-listing)
Sandro Russo (piano)

MUSICAL CONCEPTS MC 149 [61:46]
 
Mar 2014
£8.50 post-free worldwide
 
MC147 Beethoven
Piano Sonatas 10, 17 (Tempest), & 21 (Waldstein)
Radoslav Kvapil
 
£8.50 post-free worldwide
 
ASC          
ASC RECORDS ASCCD150 John IRELAND (1879-1962)
Fantasy Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1943) [14:22]
The Land of Lost Content (1920/21): The Lent Lily [2:33]; The Vain Desire [2:36]
Santa Chiara (Palm Sunday) Naples (1925) [2:44]
Rhapsody for Piano (1915) [7:51]
Mother and Child (song cycle) (1918) [11:17]
Sonata for Cello and Piano (1923) [21:57]
Julian Hellaby (piano); Peter Noke (piano) (Cello Sonata); Naomi Wright (cello); Linda Merrick (clarinet); Catriona Lang (soprano)
rec. ASC Recording, Macclesfield, Cheshire, 12-14 September 2011
ASC RECORDS ASCCD150 [63:20]
 
Review
£12.99 post-free worldwide
 
Cala        
CALA CACD77017 Blackwattle Caprices
Joaquín MALATS (1872-1912)
Serenata Española arr. Jacob Cordover [4:05]
William WALTON (1902-1983)
Five Bagatelles (1970-71) [14:38]
Toru TAKEMITSU (1930-1996)
Three Songs: Yesterday [3:43]; Over the Rainbow [3:18]; Londonderry Air [4:03]
Ross EDWARDS (b.1943)
Blackwattle Caprices [7:10]
Isaac ALBÉNIZ (1860-1909)
Córdoba (pub. 1896) arr. John Williams [6:55]
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Suite for lute in C minor, BWV997 [22:24]
Tom WAITS (b.1949)
I’m Still Here [2:24]
Jacob Cordover (guitar)
rec. January 2013, Holy Trinity Church, Weston, Hertfordshire
CALA CACD77017 [68:41]

 
Review
£13.50 post-free worldwide
 
CALA CACD77015 English Fantasy
William ALWYN (1905-1982)
Clarinet Sonata (1962) [12:26]
John CARMICHAEL (b.1930)
Fêtes Champêtres [13:38]
Aria and Finale [15:42]
Clive JENKINS (b.1938)
Five Pieces for clarinet and piano (2003) [12:42]
Cecil Armstrong GIBBS (1889-1960)
Three Pieces for clarinet and piano (1950s) [9:01]
John IRELAND (1879-1962)
Fantasy-Sonata (1943) [14:12]
Peter Cigleris (clarinet)
Antony Gray (piano)
rec. August 2010, Royal College of Music Studios

 
Review
£13.50 post-free worldwide
 
Campion Cameo        
Campion Cameo 2055

Matthew CURTIS (b.1959)
Orchestral Works (Volume III)
On the Move
Flute Concerto
Five dances for string Orchestra
Divertimento Concartante
At Twilight
Partita
Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Gavin Sutherland
DDD
British Composer series
CAMPION CAMEO 2055 [79.47]

£12.50 May2012
 
CENTAUR CRC 3234

Dutch Music for Oboe and Piano
Julius RÖNTGEN (1855-1932)
Hirtenlied (1917) [3:55]
Oboe Sonata No.1 (1918) [15:29]
Oboe Sonata No.2 in D major (1928) [13:50]
Alexander VOORMOLEN (1895-1980)
Pastorale (1940) [5:40]
Hendrik ANDRIESSEN (1892-1981)
Ballade (1952) [6:26]
Henk BADINGS (1907-1998)
Cavatina (1952) [5:02]
The Lake Cottage Duo (Sheri Mattson (oboe) and Juanita Becker (piano))
rec. May 2010 and January 2011, Hart Recital Hall, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg
CENTAUR CRC 3234 [50:25]

£13.50 Dec 2012
 
CENTAUR CRC 3233

A Suo Amico: Music from the Repertoire of Domenico Dragonetti and Robert Lindley
Arcangelo CORELLI (1653-1713)
Sonata for violin and bc in A, op. 5,9 [8:55]
Sonata for two violins and bc in d minor, op. 4,8** [4:55]
George Frideric HANDEL (1685-1759)
Sonata for violin and bc in F, Walsh op. 1,12 (HWV 370) [12:27]
Giovanni Battista VIOTTI (1755-1824)
Duetto for two violins in D, op. 6,1: allegro scherzando e vivo* [4:07]
Domenico DRAGONETTI (1763-1846)
Duetto for cello and double bass in B flat [6:55]
Arcangelo CORELLI
Sonata for two violins and bc in C, op. 4,1** [6:09]
Gioacchino ROSSINI (1792-1868)
Duetto for cello and double bass in D [13:40]
Arcangelo CORELLI
Sonata for violin and bc in F, op. 5,4: adagio [2:55]
Querelle des Bouffons (Guy Fishman (cello), Robert Nairn (double bass)); Daniel Stepner (violin)*, Sarah Freiberg (cello)**
rec. April 2010, Fraser Recording Studio, WGBH, Boston, Mass., USA. DDD
CENTAUR CRC 3233 [59:36]

£13.50 Feb 2012
 
CENTAUR CRC 3186-7

Steven Staryk Violin
Volume 1
Nicolò PAGANINI (1782-1849)
Violin Concerto No.1 in D major, Op.6 [27:49] ¹
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 [42:41] ²
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)
Violin Concerto No.5 in A Major, K. 219 [27:08] ³
Camille SAINT-SAENS (1835-1921)
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 [8:51] º
Dimitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975)
Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 99 [37:32] ¤
Norddutscher Rundfunk Symphony/Herman Michael, recorded live 1969 ¹
Concertgebouw Orchestra/Bernard Haitink, recorded live 1961 ²
CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra/John Avision, recorded live 1972 ³
London Festival Orchestra/Douglas Gamley, recorded 1962 º
Toronto Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Davis, recorded 1986 ¤
CENTAUR CRC 3186-87 [70:31 + 73:31]

£18.95
 
CENTAUR CRC 3203

Steven Staryk Violin 2
Fritz KREISLER (1875-1962)
Liebesleid [3:30]
Liebesfreud [3:18]
Schön Rosmarin [1:48]
Gypsy Caprice [4:38]
Tambourin Chinois [3:36]
Caprice Viennois [4:21]
Henryk WIENIAWSKI (1835-1880)
Mazurka Op. 19, No. 2 [3:15]
Romance from Concerto No. 2 [4:42]
Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)
Pièce en forme d'Habanera [2:35]
Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
Chanson Triste (arr. J. Moelker) [2:52]
None But the Lonely Heart (arr. J. Moelker) [2:26]
Valse Sentimentale (arr. Klopcic) [2:19]
Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943)
Albumblattt: Marguerite (trans. Kreisler) [3:10]
Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856)
Violin Concerto in D Minor – slow movement [4:11]
Jules MASSENET (1842-1912)
Meditation from Thaïs [5:22]
Gabriel FAURÉ (1845-1924)
Berceuse, Op. 16 [3:28]
Belá BARTÓK (1881-1945)
Pe Loc and Buciumeana [2:34]
TRADITIONAL
Gloomy Sunday (Utuoso Vasarnap) [2:42]
Pablo SARASATE (1844-1908)
Zigeunerweisen [7:59]
Lisa Bergman, Jane Corwin, Adela Kotowska, Robin Wood, Raymond Parnell, Laurent Philippe, Robert Linzon (pianos)
Members of the Concertgebouw Orchestra (Tchaikovsky, Massenet)
CBC Vancouver Studio Orchestra (Wieniawski)
London Festival Orchestra/Douglas Gamley
Primas Stefan and his Royal Tziganes (Gloomy Sunday)
London Festival Orchestra/Douglas Gamley with Primas Stefan and his Royal Tziganes (Sarasate)
rec. 1961-2003
CENTAUR CRC3203 [71:58]

£13.50 Nov 13
 
CENTAUR CRC 3211

Steven Staryk Volume 3
Johann Sebastian BACH

(1685-1750)
Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor BWV1041 [13:45] ¹
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E-Major, BWV 1042 [17:04] ²
Sonata in E minor BWV1023 [8:17] ³
Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020 [9:30] ³
Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 [23:56]
Concertgebouw Orchestra/Bernard Haitink ¹
Vancouver Baroque Orchestra/Steven Staryk ²
Kenneth Gilbert (harpsichord) ³
rec. 1961 (Concerto No.1), 1962 and 1978 (Partita – composite performance); 1967 (Sonatas), 1975 (Concerto No.2)
CENTAUR CRC 3211 [72:34]

£13.50
 
CENTAUR CRC 3222

Steven Staryk Volume 4
Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)
Violin Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 19 [20:29]
Violin Sonata No. 1 in F, Op. 80 [26:46]
Violin Sonata No. 2 in D, Op. 94 bis [22:10]
Concertgebouw Orchestra/Bernard Haitink
Mario Bernardi (piano)
rec. live 1961 (Concerto), 1966 (sonatas)
CENTAUR CRC 3222 [69:26]

£13.50
 
CENTAUR CRC 3195

Jean-Baptiste BRÉVAL (1753-1823)
Six Sonatas for cello or violin and basso continuo, Op12 (1783) (arr. cello and piano by Fedor Amosov)
Fedor Amosov (cello)
Alexey Kurbatov (piano)
rec. March 2011, First Studio, GDRZ Culture, Moscow
CENTAUR CRC3195 [60:41]

£13.50 Review [JW]
 
CENTAUR CRC 3185

Henry COWELL (1897-1965)
Dynamic Motion and The Five Encores to Dynamic Motion (1916) [12:50]
Sway Dance (1956) [2:14]
Two Woofs (1928) [1:41]
Hilarious Curtain-Opener [4:24]
Caoine [4:22]
Rhythmicana (1938) [6:45]
Irishman Dances [1:05]
Scherzo/It Isn’t It (1922) [1:42]
Fairy Bells (1928) [3:36]
Sinister Resonance [2:58]
Three Irish Legends (1917-22) [11:54]
Stacey Barelos (piano)
rec. 30 June – 2 July 2008, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin.
CENTAUR RECORDS CRC 3185 [53:14]

£13.50 Review [DC]
 
CENTAUR CRC 3154

Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976)
Suite for Cello, Op. 72 (1964) [21:55]
Second Suite for Cello, Op. 80 (1967) [19:55]
Third Suite for Cello, Op. 87 (1971) [21:02]
Saeunn Thorsteindottir (cello)
rec. April 2010, Julliard School, New York
CENTAUR RECORDS CRC3154
[62:55]

£13.50 Review [DC]
 
CENTAUR CRC 3150

Gene GUTCHË (1907-2000)
Theme and Variations, op.6 no.2 (1949) [20:32]
Fugue in C minor, op.3 (1948) [3:58]
Utilitarian Fugue, in D minor, op.9 (1948) [4:14]
Piano Sonata, op.32 no.1 (1963) [11:10]
Piano Sonata, op.32 no.2 (1963) [12:00]
Matthew McCright (piano)
rec. Carleton College Concert Hall, Northfield, Minnesota, 29-30 November 2010. DDD

£13.50 Review [Byz]
 
           
CENTAUR CRC 3109

Viktor Stepanovych KOSENKO (1896–1938)
Piano Music – Vol. 2: The Complete Piano Sonatas
Sonata for Piano no 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 13 (1922) [17:32]
Sonata for Piano no 2 in C-sharp minor, Op. 14 (1924) [20:07]
Sonata for Piano no 3 in F minor, Op. 15 (1926-29) [12:05]
Natalya Shkoda (piano)
rec. 10-11 June 2009, Katzin Concert Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA.
World premiere recordings
CENTAUR RECORDS CRC 3109 [49:44]

£13.50 Review [RB]
 
CENTAUR CRC 3086

Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856)
Violin Sonata no.1 in A minor, op.105 (1851) [17:21]
Violin Sonata no.2 in D minor, op.121 (1851) [31:22]
Clara SCHUMANN (1819-1896)
Drei Romanzen, for violin and piano, op.22 (1855) [9:51]
Bruno Monteiro (violin)
João Paulo Santos (piano)
rec. Great Hall, Escola Superior de Música, Lisbon, Portugal, 1-2 March 2010. DDD
CENTAUR CRC 3086 [58:35]

£13.50 Review [Byz]
 
CENTAUR CRC 3066

Eastern Gems
Tadeusz KASSERN (1904-1957)
Sonatina [12:27]
Marta PTASZYNSKA (b. 1943)
Variations for flute [4:54]
Jindrich FELD (1925-2007)
Sonata for flute and piano [19:12]
Four pieces for flute solo [6:34]
Bohuslav MARTINU (1890-1959)
Scherzo for flute and piano [2:39]
Miklós RÓZSA (1907-1995)
Sonata for flute solo, Op. 39 [13:33]
Danuta UHL (b.1928)
Sonatina for flute and piano [4:24]
Nicole Riner (flute); Theresa Bogard (piano)
rec. May and August 2008, FTM Studios, Lakewood, Colorado, USA
CENTAUR RECORDS CRC 3066 [63:46]

£13.50 Feb 2014
 
CENTAUR CRC 3212/3213/3214 [3 CDs: 78:34 + 57:16 + 60:24] Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Late String Quartets

CD 1
Allegretto in B minor (1817) [0:34]
String Quartet in E flat major Op.127 (1825) [34:45]
String Quartet in A minor Op.132 (1825) [43:15]
CD 2
String Quartet in B flat major Op.130 (including the Grosse Fuge Op.133) (1826) [57:16]
CD 3
String Quartet in C sharp minor Op.131 (1826) [37:10]
String Quartet in F major Op.135 (1826) [24:59]
The Lydian String Quartet
rec. 2003-2010, Brandeis University, Waltham Massachusetts and St. Marks School, Southboro Massachusetts, USA
CENTAUR CRC 3212/3213/3214 [3 CDs: 78:34 + 57:16 + 60:24]
Jan 2013

UK sale £28

EU sale £33

Overseas sale £38

PRIMA FACIE PFCD005
£13.50 post-free World-wide
The Rose Tree - Music in Memory of Basil Deane
Aug 2013
   
FC-RECORDS FCRCD-97485
£13.50 post-free World-wide

Tauno MARTTINEN (1912-2008)
Piano Works

Jouni Somero (piano)