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National Discographies Update: March-June 2016
by Mike Herman

So that the status of each entry in this update is clear, editing instructions (e.g. replace entry, new entry) have been retained.  Where no instruction is shown, it indicates a new entry for an existing work.

Index of full discographies


American Symphonies

SAMUEL ADLER

(replace bio) Born in Mannheim, Germany, his family fled the Nazis for America in 1939. He received musical degrees from Boston University and Harvard University where his teachers included Aaron Copland, Paul Hindemith, Paul Pisk, Walter Piston, and Randall Thompson. In addition, he studied conducting with Serge Koussevitzky at Tanglewood. He worked as an orchestral and choral conductor and has had a distinguished career as a teacher of composition at the University of North Texas College of Music, the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester and at New York's Juilliard School of Music. A prolific composer, his catalogue includes operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. Many works are based on religious subjects. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1953) and 2 (1957).

Symphony No. 6 (1985) (new entry)

José Serebrier//Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto and Drifting On Winds and Currents)
LINN CKD545 (2016)

JOHN CORIGLIANO

Symphony No. 1

David Alan Miller/National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic
( + Torke: Bright Blue Music and Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite)
NAXOS 8.559782 (2016)

HARL McDONALD

Children's Symphony on Familiar Tunes (1948)
(replace Ormandy entry)

Harl McDonald/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Concerto for two pianos and orchestra, My Country At War, Songs of Conquest and Miniature Suite)
PRISTINE CLASSICS PASC430 (2014)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-2141) (1950)

PETER MENNIN

Symphony No. 9

Jose Serebrier/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (replace entry)
( + W. Lee: Veri and Serebrier: Poema Elegiaco)
URLICHT UICH 5985 (2016)
(original LP release: FINNADAR 90937) (1988)

KEVIN PUTS

(replace bio) Born in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his Bachelor's Degree from the Eastman School of Music where his principal instructors were Samuel Adler and Joseph Schwantner, his Master's Degree from Yale University where he studied with Jacob Druckman, Martin Bresnick, and David Lang. and a Doctor of Musical Arts at the Eastman School of Music where he studied composition with Christopher Rouse and piano with Nelita True. He first taught composition at The University of Texas at Austin and has since been on the Composition Faculty at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. He has composed orchestral, band, chamber and solo instrumental works. His other Symphonies are Nos. 1 (1999), 3 "Vespertine” (2004) and 4 "from Mission San Juan" (2007).

Symphony No. 2 "Island of Innocence" (1999) (new entry)

Marin Alsop/Peabody Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto and River's Rush)
NAXOS 8.559794 (2016)


Asian Symphonies

XIAOGANG YE (new entry-add to index)
(b. 1955, CHINA)

Born in Shanghai. He studied at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing under the composer Du Mingxin. Afterwards, he studied at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, New York. with, among others, Minxin Du, Samuel Adler, Joseph Schwantner, Louis Andriessen and Alexander Goehr. He then taught at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. His catalogue comprises symphonic and chamber music and stage works, as well as film scores. Among his other large-scale works are Symphony No. 2 for Soprano, Baritone and Orchestra, Op. 20 "Horizon" (1985) and Symphony No. 4 for Piano, Chinese Instrum)ents and Orchesra, Op. 38 "The Great Wall" (2001-2).

Symphony No. 3. Op. 46 "Chu" (2004-7)

José Serebrier/Hila Plitmann (soprano)/Cho-Liang Lin (violin)/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
BIS SACD-2083 (2016)


Benelux Symphonies

WIM HENDERICKX (new entry - add to index)
(b. 1962) BELGIUM

Born in Lier. He studied at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and the Darmstadt New Music Summer School in Germany. He teaches composition at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. His compositions cover many genres, ranging from opera to electronic works.

Symphony No. 1 "At the Edge of the World" (2011)

Edo de Waart /Royal Flemish Philharmonic
( + Oboe Concerto, Groove and Empty Mind)
ROYAL FLEMISH PHILHARMONIC RFP011 (2016)


British Concertos

REBECCA CLARKE (new entry- add to index)
(1886-1979)

Born in Harrow. She played the violin at age nine.eand began her studies at the Royal Academy of Music in 1903, later resuming these studies at the Royal College of Music where she became one of Sir Charles Villiers Stanford's first female composition students. At Stanford's urging she shifted her s from the violin to the viola and then studied with Lionel Tertis. She toured as a solo and chamber violist, while composing in a variety of genres.

Viola Concerto (from Viola Sonata, 1918-19, orch. R.Lomon, 2007)

Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)/Stephen Bell/The Hallé
( + Dale: Romance, Walthew: A Mosaic in Ten Pieces and Warner: Suite in D minor)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX7329 (2016)

BENJAMIN DALE (new entry- add to index)
(1885-1943)

Born in London. An accomplished organist siince childhood, he entered the Royal Academy of Music at age 15 where he studied composition under Frederick Corder. He had early success as a composer and teacher including an appointment as Professor of Harmony at the Royal Academy of Music. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works, including a Concertstück (Concert Piece) for Organ and Orchestra (1904).

Romance for Viola and Orchestra (from Suite, Op.2) (1906, orch. 1910)

Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)/Stephen Bell/The Hallé
( + Clarke: Viola Concerto, Walthew: A Mosaic in Ten Pieces and Warner: Suite in D minor)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX7329 (2016)

JOHN FIELD

Piano Concerto No. 2

Benjamin Frith (piano)/David Haslam/Northern Sinfonia (replace entry)
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 7)
NAXOS 8.573262 (2016)
(original CD release: NAXOS 8.553771) (1999)

Piano Concerto No. 4

Benjamin Frith (piano)/David Haslam/Northern Sinfonia (replace entry)
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 7)
NAXOS 8.573262 (2016)
(original CD release: NAXOS 8.553771) (1999)

Piano Concerto No. 7

Benjamin Frith (piano)/Andrew Mogrelia/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 4)
NAXOS 8.573262 (2016)

CHRISTOPHER GUNNING

Violin Concerto (2011) (new entry)
Harriet Mackenzie(violin)/Christopher Gunning/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto and Birdflight)
DISCOVERY MUSIC AND VISION DMV119 (2016)

Cello Concerto (2012) (new entry)
Richard Harwood (cello)/Christopher Gunning/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Birdflight)
DISCOVERY MUSIC AND VISION DMV119 (2016)

ROSS HARRIS (new entry- add to index)
(b.1945)

Born in Amberley, New Zealand. He studied in Christchurch and Wellington and taught at the Victoria University of Wellington Music Department for over thirty years.After his retirement, he became a freelance composer. He has composed operas, orchestral, chamber, piano, vocal, jazz, klezmer and electronic works. His other major concertante work is "Labyrinth," Tuba Concerto (2005).

Violin Concerto (2010)

Ilya Gringolts (violin)/Eckehard Stier/Auckland Philharmonia Orchestr
( + Symphony No . 5)
NAXOS 8.573532 (2016)

Cello Concerto (2011)

Li-Wei Qin (cello)/Garry Walker/Auckland Philharmonia Orchestr
( + Symphony No . 4)
NAXOS 8.573532 (2016)

COLIN MATTHEWS

(replace bio)
Born in London. He studied composition at the University of Nottingham with Arnold Whittall and Nicholas Maw and finished his musical education at the University of Sussex while teaching on its staff. His compositions cover various genres and he is very active as an arranger, orchestrator and writer on musical subjects. He helped Deryck Cooke prepare the first performing version of Mahler’s unfinished 10th Symphony and he recently orchestrated the complete Preludes for piano of Debussy. Some of his own orchestral works are 6 Sonatas, Reflected Images, and Horn Concerto (2001).

Violin Concerto (2007-9) (new entry)

Leila Josefowicz (violin)/Oliver Knussen/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto No. 2 and Cortège)
NMC: NMCD227 (2016)

Cello Concerto No. 2 (1996) (new entry)

Anssi Karttunen (cello)/Rumon Gamba/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Cortège)
NMC: NMCD227 (2016)

ANDRZEJ PANUFNIK

Violin Concerto

Piotr Plawner (violin)/Jürgen Bruns/Kammersymphonie Berlin
( + Tansman: 5 Pieces, Spisak: Andante and Allegro and Bacewicz: Violin Concerto No. 1)
NAXOS 8.573496 (2016)

ROGER SMALLEY

(1943–2015) (add death year to entry and index)

Piano Concerto (1985)

Roger Smalley (piano)/Diego Masson/West Australian Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1987)
(included in collection: "International Rostrum of Composers 1955-1999")
Q DISC 97006 (6 CDs) (2000)

RICHARD WALTHEW (new entry- add to index)
(1872-1951)

Born in Islington in Middlesex. He was a pupil of Sir Hubert Parry at the Royal College of Music . He taught the opera class at the Guildhall School of Music and from 1907 was Professor of Music at the Queen's College. He was best known as a composer of c hamber music, although his catalogue also included a Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1894), Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra and Caprice Impromptu for Violin and Orchestra.

A Mosaic in Ten Pieces (with Dedication) (1900 orch. 1943)

Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)/Stephen Bell/The Hallé
( + Clarke: Viola Concerto, Dale: Romance and Warner: Suite in D minor)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX7329 (2016)

HARRY WALDO WARNER
(1874-1945)
(new entry-add to index)

Born in Northampton. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music (London), where he was a pupil of Orlando Morgan. He distinguished himself as a performer, and was violist in the very successful London String Quartet. As a composer, he began to score successes, winning several important composition prizes. He mostly composed chamber and instrumental works.

Suite in D minor, Op. 58 (ca. 1941 orch. Tim Seddon, 2012; ed. John White)

Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)/Stephen Bell/The Hallé
( + Clarke: Viola Concerto, Walthew: A Mosaic in Ten Pieces and Dale: Romance,)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX7329 (2016)


British Symphonies

HAVERGAL BRIAN

Symphony No. 2

Martyn Brabbins/Royal Scottish National Oorchestra
( + Symphony No. 14)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX7330 (2016)

Symphony No. 14

Martyn Brabbins/Royal Scottish National Oorchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX7330 (2016)

BENJAMIN BRITTEN

Simple Symphony

Mikhail Gurewitsch/Dogma Chamber Orchestra
( + L Berkeley: Antiphon, Bryars: In Nomine (after Purcell) and Nyman: When Ingrid Met Capa)
MDG AUDIOMXX 91219446 (2016)

SIR EDWARD ELGAR

Symphony No.1

Antonio Pappano//Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
( + In The South, Overture)
ICA CLASSICS ICAC5138 (2016)

JOHN GARDNER

(replace bio)

Born in Manchester. He studied composition with R.O. Morris at Oxford. After World War II he joined the staff of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and then held teaching posts at Morley College, the Royal Academy of Music and the St. Paul’s Girls’ School. His composition career began with a performance of his 1st Symphony and since then he compiled a large catalogue ranging from opera to chamber music. His larger works for orchestra also includes 2 Piano Concertos and Concertos for Trumpet and Oboe.

Symphony No. 2 in E flat major (1984-5)

Martin Yates/Royal Scottish National Oorchestra
( + Veale: Symphony No. 2)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX7332 (2016)

ROSS HARRIS

Symphony No. 4 "To the Memory of Mahinärangi Tocker" (2011) (new entry)

Brett Dean/Robert Ashworth (viola)/Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto)
NAXOS 8.573044 (2014)

Symphony No. 5 (2013) (new entry)

Garry Walker/Sally-Anne Russell (mezzo)/Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
NAXOS 8.573532 (2016)

ROGER SMALLEY

(1943–2015) (add death year to entry and index)

SIR MICHAELTIPPETT

Symphony No. 2

Sir Adrian Boult/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1958)
( + Bliss: Music for Lighter Mood)
PRISTINE AUDIO PASC460 (2016)

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

Symphony No. 4

Antal Doráti/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1965)
( + Mozart: Masonic funeral music, Ave verum corpus, ‘Munich’ Kyrie and Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus Overture)
DORÁTI EDITION ADL21 (2016)

JOHN VEALE (new entry - add to index)
(1922-2006)

Born in Shortlands, Bromley, Kent. He studied music at Oxford where his mentors were Thomas Armstrong and Egon Wellesz. His 1st Symphony received several performances and he then went to America where he studied with Roger Sessions and Roy Harris. He worked as a film critic and as a copy editor for Oxford University Press and wrote a number of film scores. His works for the concert hall are not numerous and also include, Symphonies Nos. 1 (1945-7. rev. 1951) and 3 (1997-2003).

Symphony No. 2 in D minor (1965)

Martin Yates/Royal Scottish National Oorchestra
( + Gardner: Symphony No. 2)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX7332 (2016)


British Orchestral Works

FRANK BRIDGE

Cherry Ripe

Sakari Oramo/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Sally in Our Alley, Three Idylls for String Quartet: II, Britten: Variations on a Theme: of Frank Bridge, Elgar: Serenade for Strings and Finzi: Romance)
ALBA ABCD387 (2016)

Sally in Our Alley

Sakari Oramo/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Cherry Ripe, Three Idylls for String Quartet: II, Britten: Variations on a Theme: of Frank Bridge, Elgar: Serenade for Strings and Finzi: Romance)
ALBA ABCD387 (2016)

GEORGE BUTTERWORTH

The Banks of Green Willow

Kriss Russman/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Fantasia for Orchestra, A Shropshire Lad, Two English Idylls,
Suite for String Orchestra, Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad and Love Blows as the Wind Blows)
BIS SACD-2195 (2016)

Fantasia for Orchestra (1916, unfinished sketch) (replace entry)

Kriss Russman/BBC National Orchestra of Wales (arr./orch. K. Russman, 2014)
( + The Banks of Green Willow, A Shropshire Lad, Two English Idylls, Suite for String Orchestra, Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad and Love Blows as the Wind Blows )
BIS SACD-2195 (2016)

Martin Yates/Royal Scottish National Orchestra (arr./orch. M.Yates, 2015)
( + Bax: Variations for Orchestra and Scott: The Melodist and the Nightingales)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7326 (2016)

A Shropshire Lad

Kriss Russman/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + The Banks of Green Willow, Fantasia for Orchestra, Two English Idylls, Suite for String Orchestra, Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad and Love Blows as the Wind Blows )
BIS SACD-2195 (2016)

Suite for String Orchestra (arr. by K. Russman of Suite for String Quartette, 1910/2015) (new entry)

Kriss Russman/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + The Banks of Green Willow, Fantasia for Orchestra, A Shropshire Lad, Two English Idylls,
Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad and Love Blows as the Wind Blows )
BIS SACD-2195 (2016)

Two English Idylls

Kriss Russman/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + The Banks of Green Willow, Fantasia for Orchestra, A Shropshire Lad,
Suite for String Orchestra, Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad and Love Blows as the Wind Blows)
BIS SACD-2195 (2016)

SIR EDWARD ELGAR

In the South Overture

Antonio Pappano//Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
( + In The South, Overture)
ICA CLASSICS ICAC5138 (2016)

Serenade for Strings

Sakari Oramo/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Bridge: Cherry Ripe,Sally in Our Alley, Three Idylls for String Quartet: II, Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge and Finzi: Romance)
ALBA ABCD387 (2016)

GERALD FINZI

Romance for String Orchestrta

Sakari Oramo/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Bridge: Cherry Ripe,Sally in Our Alley, Three Idylls for String 0Quartet: II, Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge and Elgar: Serenade for Strings)
ALBA ABCD387 (2016)

GUSTAV HOLST

The Planets

Owain Arwel Hughe/The Cambridge Singers/. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (replace entry)
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA RPO013CD (2016)
(original CD release: APEX 2564 61991-2) (2005)

SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN

Macbeth - Incidental Music

John Andrews/Mary Bevan (soprano)/ Fflur Wyn (soprano)/Simon Callow (narrator)/BBC Singers/BBC Concert Orchestra (complete)
( + The Tempest and Maarmion Overture)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX7331 (2 CDs) (2016)

Maarmion Overture

John Andrews/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + The Tempest and Macbeth)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX7331 (2 CDs) (2016)

The Tempest - Incidental Music

John Andrews/Mary Bevan (soprano)/ Fflur Wyn (soprano)/Simon Callow (narrator)/BBC Singers/BBC Concert Orchestra (complete)
( + Macbeth and Maarmion Ove (rture)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX7331 (2 CDs) (2016)


Eastern European Concertos

GRAZYNA BACEWICZ

Violin Concerto No. 1

Piotr Plawner (violin)/Jürgen Bruns/Kammersymphonie Berlin
( + Tansman: 5 Pieces, Spisak: Andante and Allegro and Panufnik: Violin Concerto)
NAXOS 8.573496 (2016)

BELA BARTÓK

Violin Concerto No. 2

Ivry Gitlis (violin)/Wolfgang Rennert/Orchester des Nationaltheaters Mannheim/ (rec.1986)
(included in collection: "Ivry Gitlis - Concertos and Recital)
SWR MUSIC SWR19005CD (2 CDs) (2016)

Sir Yehudi Menuhin (violin)/Günther Herbig/ : BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1982)
(+ Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 and A..Tcherepnin: Violin Sonata)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE BBCMM395 (2016)

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN

Piano Concerto No. 1

Seong-Jin Cho (piano)/Jacek Kaspszyk/Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Mazurkas, Op. 33, Étude Op. 10 No. 1, Étude Op. 10 No. 10, Fantasia in F minor,Ballade No. 2 and Grande Valse Brillante)'
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN INSTITUTE NIFCCD625 (2016)

Piano Concerto No. 2

Maria João Pires (piano)/Christopher Warren-Green/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + 7 Nocturnes)
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN INSTITUTE NIFCCD040 (2016)

IGOR DEKLEVA (new entry- add to index)
(b. 1933, SLOVENE)

Born in Ljubljana. Best known as a pianist, he studied in Belgrade, Ljubljana, Rome and Salzburg. He has also had extensive carees as a teacher and administrator. His compositional catalogue is dominated by solo piano and chamber works.

Concertino for Piano and Orchestra (2012)

Igor Dekleva (piano)/Simon Krečič/Slovenian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Igor Dekleva-From Duo to Orchestra")
ZKP RTVS 114199 (2 CDs) (2016)

ANTONIN DVORAK

Violin Concerto

Jan Mráček (violin)/James Judd//Czech National Symphony Orchestra
( + Romance in F minor, Mazurek and Romantic Pieces for Violin and Piano)
ONYX ONYX4160 (2016)

Cello Concerto in B minor

Leonard Rose (cello)/Charles Dutoit/Orchestre National de l'ORTF (rec. 1967)
( + Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1, Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations, Beethoven: Cello Sonatas Nos. 3 and 5 and Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 1)
DOREMI RECORDS DHR-8038-9 (2 CDs) (2016)

Romance in F minor

Jan Mráček (violin)/James Judd//Czech National Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Mazurek and Romantic Pieces for Violin and Piano)
ONYX ONYX4160 (2016)

Mazurek

Jan Mráček (violin)/James Judd//Czech National Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Romance and Romantic Pieces for Violin and Piano)
ONYX ONYX4160 (2016)

PETER EÖTVÖS

(replace bio)

Born in Székelyudvarhely, Transylvania (then part of Hungary, now in Romania). He studied composition with Pál Kadosa at the Budapest Academy ofd Music and conducting at the Cologne Hochschule fur Musik. In addition, he worked with Karlheinz Stockhausen and the West German Electronic Music Studio in Cologne. He conducted various orchestras and led several contemporary music ensembles. His catalogue encompasses various genres from operas to solo instrumental and electronic works. This includes "Psychokosmos," Zymbalon Concerto (1993).

Violin Concerto No. 2 "DoReMi" (2012) (new entry)

Midori (violin)/Peter Eotvos/Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
( + Cello Concerto Grosso and Speaking Drums)
ALPHA ALPHA208 (2016)

Cello Concerto Grosso (2011) (new entry)

Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello)/Peter Eotvos/Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
( + Violin Concerto No. 2 and Speaking Drums)
ALPHA ALPHA208 (2016)

Speaking Drums for Percussion and Orchestra (2014) (new entry)

Martin Grubinger (percussion)/Peter Eotvos/Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
( + Violin Concerto No. 2 and Cello Concerto Grosso)
ALPHA ALPHA208 (2016)

ULVI CEMAL ERKIN

Violin Concerto

James Buswell (violin)/Theodore Kuchar/Istanbul State Symphony
( + Symphony No. 2 and Köçekçe)
NAXOS 8.572831 (2016)

ROMAN HAUBENSTOCK-RAMATI
(1919-1984, POLISH)
(new entry - add to index)

Born in Krakow. He studied musicology and philosophy as well as composition with Artur Malawski in Krakow and took private composition lessons with Jósef Koffler in Lemberg. After years of exile in the USSR as a result of the Nazis, he retuned to head of the music department of the Krakow Radio. He then became director of the State Music Library of Tel Aviv and professor at the Music Academy. Returning to Europe, he worked at the Studio de Musique Concrète in Paris where he drew inspiration from Olivier Messiaen and then worked as editor and music consultant of Universal Edition Vienna. He composed music in many genres ranging from orchestral to solo instrumental and vocal works.

Séquences. Music for Violin and Orchestra (1958)

Ivry Gitlis (violin)/Hans Rosbaud/SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden and Freiburg/ (rec. 1962)
(included in collection: "Ivry Gitlis - Concertos and Recital)
SWR MUSIC SWR19005CD (2 CDs) (2016)

ILJA HURNÍK

Concerto for Oboe, Piano and String Orchestra (1959) (replace entry)

Stanislav Duchon (oboe)/Ilja Hurník (piano)/Josef Vlach/Czech Chamber Orchestra
(included in collection: "Josef Vlach and the Czech Chamber Orchestra)"
SUPRAPHON SU42032 (4 CDs) (2016)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON SUA 18394) (1962)

GYÖRGY LIGETI

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

Shai Wosner (piano)/Nicholas Collon/Danish National Symphony Orchestra
( + Due Capricci. Haydn: Piano Concertos in G and D, Capriccio in G and Fantasia Capriccio)
ONYX ONYX4174 (2016)

FRANZ LISZT

Piano Concerto No. 2

Robert Casadesus (piano)/Charles Munch/Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York (rec. 1948) (replace entry)
( + d’Indy: Symphony on a French Mountain Air, Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, Mozart: Symphony No. 35. Piano Concerto No. 211and Chabrier: Bourrée Fantasque)
PRISTINE AUDIO PASC448 (2 CDs) (2016
(original CD release: DANTE/LYS 548 (1999)

BOHUSLAV MARTINU

Double Concerto for 2 String Orchestras, Piano and Timpani

Ivo Kahanek (piano)/Tomáš Netopil/Essen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Ariane)
SUPRAPHON SU42052 (2016)

ANDRZEJ PANUFNIK

Violin Concerto

Piotr Plawner (violin)/Jürgen Bruns/Kammersymphonie Berlin
( + Tansman: 5 Pieces, Spisak: Andante and Allegro and Bacewicz: Violin Concerto No. 1)
NAXOS 8.573496 (2016)

MICHAL SPISAK

Andante and Allegro for Violin and String Orchestra (1954) (new entry)

Piotr Plawner (violin)/Jürgen Bruns/Kammersymphonie Berlin
( + Tansman: 5 Pieces, Bacewicz: Violin Concerto No. 1 and Panufnik: Violin Concerto)
NAXOS 8.573496 (2016)

SIGISMUND (ZYGMUNT) STOJOWSKI

Violin Concerto

Bartolomiej Niziol (violin)/Łukasz Borowicz/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Romance for Violin and Orchestra and Wieniawski: Fantaisie Brillante on Themes from Gounod's Faust)
HYPERION CDA68102 (2016)

Romance for Violin and Orchestra

Bartolomiej Niziol (violin)/Łukasz Borowicz/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Wieniawski: Fantaisie Brillante on Themes from Gounod's Faust)
HYPERION CDA68102 (2016)

ALEXANDRE TANSMAN

5 Pieces for Violin and Orchestra

Piotr Plawner (violin)/Jürgen Bruns/Kammersymphonie Berlin
( + Bacewicz: Violin Concerto No. 1, Spisak: Andante and Allegro and Panufnik: Violin Concerto)
NAXOS 8.573496 (2016)

ANATOL VIERU

Cello Concerto No. 1

Vladimir Orloff (cello)/Zubin Mehta/George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Jocuri, Écran, and Sonnenuhr)
TROUBADISC TRO-CD 01449 (2016)

Jocuri

Remus Manoleanu (piano)/Emil Simon/Cluj-Napoca Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Cello Concerto No. 1,Écran, and Sonnenuhr)
TROUBADISC TRO-CD 01449 (2016)

HENRYK WIENIAWSKI

Fantaisie Brillante on Themes from Gounod's Faust

Bartolomiej Niziol (violin)/Łukasz Borowicz/
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Stojowski: Violin Concerto and Romance)
HYPERION CDA68102 (2016)

LIDIA ZIELIŃSKA (new entry - add to index)
(b. 1953, POLAND)

Born in Poznań. She graduated from the State Higher School of Music in Poznań in 1979 after studying composition under Andrzej Koszewski. She also studied composition and electronic music in Poland and at 'Musicultura' in Breukelen, the M. Deutsch Symphonic Workshop in Paris, IRCAM courses in Kraków and the Polish Society for Contemporary Music courses in Rydzyna and Wzdów. She became a professor of composition at the Poznań Academy of Music, and worked as a violinist in the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra and the Agnieszka Duczmal Chamber Orchestra. She has composed orchestral, chanber, instrumental. vocal and electronic works, including a Little Atrophic Symphony for Orchestra (1988).

Sinfonia Concertante for Small Sound Devices, Small Percussion, and Large Orchestra (2014-15)

Lidia Zielińska (small sound devices)/Krzysztof Przybylowicz (percussion)/Hubert Zemler (percussion)/Jenny Q Chai (piano)/Adam Kosmieja (piano)/Marcin Zdunik (cello)/Alexander Liebreich/Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice conducted by
( + Janulyte: Textile, Lachenmann: Air, and Alvin Lucier: Slices)_
WARSAW AUTUMN 2015-CD No. 1, POLMIC 116 (non-commercial) (2016)


Eastern European Symphonies

(following entry incorrectly placed under ŽELJKO BRKANOVIC - please relocate)

MATIJA BRAVNICAR

Symphony No. 3 for String Orchestra "Sinfonia Sretta" (1958)

Ciril Cvetko/Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Škerjanc: Symphony No. 4)
GALLUS LP-43 (LP) (c. 1960)

ANTONIN DVORAK

Symphony No. 6

Andres Orozco-Estrada/Houston Symphony
( + Slavonic Dances Nos. 8 and 11)
Colombian conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the orchestra's music director since.
PENTATONE SACD PTC5186575 (2016)

ULVI CEMAL ERKIN

Symphony No. 2

Theodore Kuchar/Istanbul State Symphony
( + Violin Concerto and Köçekçe)
NAXOS 8.572831 (2016)

MILOSLAV KABELÁC

(replace bio)

Born in Prague. He studied composition at the Prague Conservatory under Karel Boleslav Jirák and conducting under Pavel Dedeček and at its Master School he studied the piano under Vilem Kurz. He then worked for Radio Prague as a conductor and one of its first music directors before becoming a professor of the Prague Conservatoy where he served for many years. He produced an extensive catalogue of orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Symphony No. 1 in D for Strings and Percussion, Op. 11 (1941–2) (new entry)

Marko Ivanovič/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
SUPRAPHON SU42022 (4 CDs) (2016)

Symphony No. 2 in C for Large Orchestra, Op. 15 (1942–6) (new entry)

Marko Ivanovič/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
SUPRAPHON SU42022 (4 CDs) (20

Symphony No. 3

Marko Ivanovič//Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
SUPRAPHON SU42022 (4 CDs) (2016)

Symphony No. 4

Marko Ivanovič//Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
SUPRAPHON SU42022 (4 CDs) (2016)

Symphony No. 5

Marko Ivanovič//Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8)
SUPRAPHON SU42022 (4 CDs) (2016)

Symphony No. 6 "Concertante" for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 44 (1961–2) (new entry)

Marko Ivanovič//Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8)
SUPRAPHON SU42022 (4 CDs) (2016)

Symphony No. 7 for Orchestra and Reciter, Op. 52 (1967–8) (new ent

Marko Ivanovič//Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8)
SUPRAPHON SU42022 (4 CDs) (2016)

Symphony No. 8

Marko Ivanovič//Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7)
SUPRAPHON SU42022 (4 CDs) (2016)

JIRÍ PAUER

Symphony for Strings (1978) (replace entry)

Josef Vlach/Czech Chamber Orchestra

(included in collection: "Legendary Recordings: Josef Vlach and the Czech Chamber Orchestra)"
SUPRAPHON SU42032 (4 CDs) (2016)
(original release: PANTON 81100350-1 (2 LPs) (c. 1980)

LUCIJAN ŠKERJANC

Symphony No. 4

Ciril Cvetko/Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Bravničar: Symphony No. 3)
GALLUS LP-43 (LP) (c. 1960)

EMIL TABAKOV

(replace bio)

Born in Rousse. He graduated from the Sofia State Academy of Music where he studied double bass under Todor Toshev, composition under Marin Goleminov and conducting under Vladi Simeonov. He became one of Bulgaria's leading conductors and led the Rousse Philharmonic, Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensemble and the Sofia Philharmonic. He has composed ballets, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal woks. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 2 (1983), 4 (1998), 5 (2000), 6 (2002), 7 (2005) and a Symphony Concertante for Violin, Vibraphone, Marimba, Bells and Mixed Choir (1996-7).JIRÍ VÁLEK

Symphony No. 8 (2007–9) (new entry)

Emil Tabakov/Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Five Bulgarian Dances)
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0365 (2016)

JIRÍ VÁLEK

(replace bio)

Born in Prague. He studied composition in Jaroslav R ídký's master class at the Prague Conservatory. He then privately studied philosophy, aesthetics, the history of music and music theory. He became creative secretary of the newly established Union of Czechoslovak Composers, was a senior staff member of the Panton publishing house and then became the Artistic Director of Supraphon. Academically, he was professor of composition at Prague Conservatory and then associate professor of composition at the Prague Academy of Music Arts. His enormous catalogue of compositions includes music dramas, oychestral, chamber and pianoworks but his cycle of Symphonies forms the center of his output. The unrecoded ones are: Nos. 1 for Trumpet, Piano and Orchestra "Year 1948" (1948), 2 for Chamber Orchestra "Classical" (second version for 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes and Chamber String Orchestra {1957}), 3 for Soprano and Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra "Romantic" (1957-63), 4 for Mezzo Soprano, Baritone, Wind Orchestra, Piano and Percussion Instruments "Dialogues with an Inner Voice" (1964-65), 15 (Symphony-Oratorio) tribute to Czech patriot for Baritone, Bass, Women' s Choir and Orchestra "Sarcastic" (1986) and 16 for Bass-Baritone and Orchestra "Neter" (1987), 17 for Nine Soloists, Two Mixed Choir and Orchestra"Hradcanská Station" ( Symphony-Opera) (1992), .18 for Baritone, Children's Chorus and Chamber Orchestra "Alternative - For Ten Years of Velvet Revolution" (1999), 19 for Mezzo Soprano, Baritone and Chamber Orchestra "The Garden of Dreams - In memory of natural and human catastrophes at the turn of the third millenium and the entry of ten nations into the European Union" (2003) and 20 (2004), as well as Symfonietta for Large Orchestra (1945)

ANATOL VIERU

(replace bio)

Born in Iasi. After attending the Bucharest Conservatory, where his teachers included Paul Constantinescu, Theodor Rogalski, Constantin Silvestri and Wilhelm Klepper, he entered the Moscow Conservatory as a pupil of Aram Khachaturian. He finished his musical studies at the Dima Conservatory of of Cluj-Napoca. He worked as a conductor at the Bucharest National Theatre and then chief editor of Muzica, the journal of the Romanian Composers' Union. He was appointed a teacher of orchestration at the Bucharest Conservatory where he also taught composition. His activities as a lecturer took him to Western Europe, Israel and America. He composed operas and film scores as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His unrecored Symphonies are: 7 "The Year of the Silent Sun" (1992–3) as well as Simfonia de Camera (1962), Sinfonietta (1975) and Sinfonia Concertante for Cello and Orchestra (1987).

Symphony No. 1, Op. 47 "Ode au silence" (1967) (replace entry title)

Corneliu Dumbraveanu/George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto No. 1, Jocuri, Écran, and Sonnenuhr)
TROUBADISC TRO-CD 01449 (2016)

Symphony No. 6, Op. 112 "Exodus" (1989) (new entry)

Horia Andreescu/Romanian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Memorial)
TROUBADISC TRO-CD 01446 (2015)

 LIDIA ZIELIŃSKA (new entry - add to index)
(b. 1953, POLAND)

Born in Poznań. She graduated from the State Higher School of Music in Poznań in 1979 after studying composition under Andrzej Koszewski. She also studied composition and electronic music in Poland and at 'Musicultura' in Breukelen, the M. Deutsch Symphonic Workshop in Paris, IRCAM courses in Kraków and the Polish Society for Contemporary Music courses in Rydzyna and Wzdów. She became a professor of composition at the Poznań Academy of Music, and worked as a violinist in the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra and the Agnieszka Duczmal Chamber Orchestra. She has composed orchestral, chanber, instrumental. vocal and electronic works, including a Little Atrophic Symphony for Orchestra (1988).

Sinfonia Concertante for Small Sound Devices, Small Percussion, and Large Orchestra (2015)

Lidia Zielińska (small sound devices)/Krzysztof Przybylowicz (percussion)/Hubert Zemler (percussion)/Jenny Q Chai (piano)/Adam Kosmieja (piano)/Marcin Zdunik (cello)/Alexander Liebreich/Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice conducted by
( + Janulyte: Textile, Lachenmann: Air, and Alvin Lucier: Slices)_
WARSAW AUTUMN 2015-CD No. 1, POLMIC 116 (non-commercial) (2016)


French Concertos

BERNARD CAVANNA (new entry - add to index)
(b. 1951)

Born in Nogent-sur-Marne, Île-de-France . He recieved some musical training but generally is considered a highly original autodidact, though encouraged and influenced by Henri Dutilleux, George Aperghis and Paul Méfano. He has composed works in various genres, including a Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra (2007) and a "Karl Koop Concerto"for Accordion and Orchestra (2010).

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1998)

Noëmi Schindler (violin)/Hubert Soudant/ Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire
( + Trois chants Cruels)
ÉDITION SOUPIR S201 (2006)

Noël Schindler (violin)/Dominique My/Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (rec. 1999)
(included in collection: "International Rostrum of Composers 1955-1999")
Q DISC 97006 (6 CDs) (2000)

JACQUES IBERT

Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

Sebastian Jacot (flute)/David BjörkmanOdense Symphony Orchestra
( + Nielsen: Flute Concerto and Reinecke: Flute Concerto)
ORCHID CLASSICS ORC100054 (2016)

ANDRÉ JOLIVET

Concerto for Bassoon, Harp, Piano and String Orchestra

Rodion Tolmachev (bassoon)/Ivan Stolbov/Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra
( + Vivaldi: Bassoon Concertos in A minor, D minorand E minor and Weber: Bassoon Concerto)
MELODIYA MELCD1002413 (2016)

TRISTAN MURAIL (new entry - add to index)
(b. 1947)

Born in Le Havre. He attended the Paris Conservatory, where he studied composition with Olivier Messiaen. He then taught computer music and composition at IRCAM in Paris where he assisted in the development of Patchwork composition software. Afterwards he became a.professor of composition at Columbia University in New York City. He has composed orchestral, ensemble, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

"Le Désenchantement du Monde," Concerto Symphonique Pour Piano Et Orchestre (2012)

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)/George Benjamin/Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks
( + Ligeti: Lontano amd Benjamin: Palimpsests)
NEOS NEOS11422 (2016)

FRANCIS POULENC

Concerto in D minor for Two Pianos and Orchestra

Katia and Marielle Labèque (pianos)/Semyon Bychkov/Vienna Philharmonic Orchesta
( + Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé - Suite No. 2,
Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust - Rákóczi March, Bizet: L'Arlésienne Suite No. 2
SONY CLASSICAL 8898531354 (2016)

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS

Cello Concerto No. 1

Leonard Rose (cello)/Louis de Froment/Radio Luxembourg Orchestra (rec. 1961)
( + Dvořák: Cello Concerto,Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations, Beethoven:
Cello Sonatas Nos. 3 and 5 and Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 1)
DOREMI RECORDS DHR-8038-9 (2 CDs) (2016)


French Symphonies

HECTOR BERLIOZ

Symphonie Fantastique

Antal Doráti/London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1960)
( + Sibelius: Violin Concerto)
ANTAL DORÁTI LIVE ADL203 (2016)

Roméo et Juliette

Valery Gergiev/Olga Borodina (mezzo-soprano)/ Kenneth Tarver (tenor)/Evgeny Nikitin (bass-baritone)/London Symphony Chorus/Guildhall School Singers/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Benvenuto Cellini Overture)
LSO LIVE LSO0762 (2016)

ÉMILE GOUÉ (new entry - add to index)
(1904-1946)

Born in Chateauroux, Indre department. He was educated as a scientist and mathematiciam, but was also drawn to music. Having been encouraged by Albert Roussel, he ccompleted his musical studies under the direction of Charles Koechlin. As a prisoner of war during World War II, he remained musically active. However, his suffering during internment led to his premature death soon after the end of the war. He composed orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works, including Symphony No. 1 in G minor "Classique" (1925-37).

Symphony No. 2 in A major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 39 (1943)

Tony Aubin/Max Roques (violin)/Orchestra Radio Symphony Paris (rec. 1958)
( + Ballade on a Poem by Emily Brontë)
AZUR CLASSICAL AZC135 (2016)

VINCENT D’INDY

Symphony on a French Mountain Air

Robert Casadesus (piano)/Charles Munch/Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York (rec. 1948) (replace entry)
( + Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, Liszt: Piano Concerto No.2, Mozart: Symphony No. 35. Piano Concerto No. 211and Chabrier: Bourrée Fantasque)
PRISTINE AUDIO PASC448 (2 CDs) (2016)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-4298) (1950)

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS

Symphony No. 3

Charles Munch/Édouard Nies-Berger (organ)/Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York (rec. 1947) (replace entry)
( + d’Indy: Symphony on a French Mountain Air, Liszt: Piano Concerto No.2, Mozart: Symphony No. 35. Piano Concerto No. 211and Chabrier: Bourrée Fantasque)
PRISTINE AUDIO PASC448 (2 CDs) (2016)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-4120 (1950)/COLUMBIA 33CX 1116 (1953)


German Symphonies

FRIEDRICH GERNSHEIM

Symphony No. 2

Hermann Bäumer/Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz
( + Symphony No. 4)
CPO 777848-2 (2016)

Symphony No. 4

Hermann Bäumer/Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz
( + Symphony No. 2)
CPO 777848-2 (2016)

HANS WERNER HENZE

Symphony No. 7

Markus Stenz/Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
( + L’heure Bleue and 7 Boleros)
OEHMS OC446 (2016)

CHRISTIAN JOST

Berlin Symphony (2014) (new entry)

Ivan Fischer/Deutches Kammerorchester Berlin
( + Lover-Skysong)
NEUER MEISTER 0300707NM (2016)

ERNST LUDWIG LEITNER
(b. 1943) (new entry - add to index)

Born in Wels, Upper Austria. He studied music education, organ, and composition at the Akademie Mozarteum in Salzburg,and had further studies in musicology at the University of Innsbruck and composition with Augustinus Franz Kropfreiter in Linz. He then taught organ and music theory at the Salzburg Mozarteum and performed as an organist. His vast catalogue includes operas, orchestral, chamber, solo instrumental, vocal and choral works. These include Sinfonia Notturna (1989) and Chamber Symphony (1996).

Symphony (No. 3) for Symphonic Wind Orchestra and Percussion "Omnia mutantur, nihil enterit” (2007)

Hansjörg Angerer/Universität Mozarteum Bläserphilharmonie
( + Creston: Marimba Concertino and Borboudakis: Chorochronos II)
UNIMOZ 33 (2009)

Symphony (No. 4) for Tenor, Baritone, Harp, Symphonic Wind Orchestra and Percussion

"Nach Texten von H. von Kleist, Andreas Hofer und dem Gerichtsprotokoll aus dem Jahr 1810" (2008)

Hansjörg Angerer/Daniel Johannsen (tenor)/
Martin Achrainer (baritone)/Universität Mozarteum Bläserphilharmonie
( + Catel: Overtüre in C, Pirchner: Choräle PWV 85 and Tchaikowsky: 1812 Overtüre)
UNIMOZ 38 (2009)

HERMANN NITSCH

Symphony No. 6 "All Saints’ Symphony" (1980) (new entry)

Hermann Nitsch/Frank Dolch (organ)/Iceland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1980)
TOCHNIT ALEPH TA 135 (2 CDs) (2016)

Symphony for Mexico City (2015) (new entry)

Andrea Cusumano/Ensemble Liminar
TOCHNIT ALEPH TA 136 (2015)

ENJOTT SCHNEIDER
(b.1950)

(replace bio)

Born in Weil am Rhein. Baden-Württemberg. He studied music and musicology at Freiburg im Breisgau and was awarded his Dr. phil. in 1977. Since 1979, he has taught at the University of Music and performing arts in Munich as professor of theaory of music, then as professor of composing for films. His large catalogue includes operas and other music for the stage, chamber and orchestral works and film scores. His other Symphonies are Nos. 1 for Soprano, Baritone, Choir, Organ and Orchestra "Bell Symphony -Song to Life" (1999), 4 for Soloists (S-A-T-B), Choir and Orchestra "Salaam-Peace Symphony" (2011), 5 for Chorus and Orchestra "Schwarzwald-Saga" (2012), 6 for Soprano, Choir and Orchestra "The Rhine" (2013) and 7 "The Dark World of Entersberg" (2012)

Symphony No. 2 for Percussion and O rchestra "Sisyphos Symphony" (2001) (new entry)

Wolfgang Lischke/Johannes Fischer (percussion)/Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
( + Violin Concerto and Concerto for Two Cellos and String Orchestra)
WERGO WER51132 (2016)

LOUIS SPOHR

Symphony No. 1

Alfred Walter/Slovak State Philharmonic, Košice (replace entry)
( + Symphony No. 5)
NAXOS 8.555500 (2016)
(original CD release: MARCO POLO 8.223363) (1990)

Symphony No. 2

Alfred Walter/Slovak State Philharmonic, Košice (replace entry)
( + Symphony No. 9)
NAXOS 8.555540 (2016)
(original CD release: MARCO POLO 8.223454) (1992)

Symphony No. 5

Alfred Walter/Slovak State Philharmonic, Košice (replace entry)
( + Symphony No. 1)
NAXOS 8,555500 (2016)
(original CD release: MARCO POLO 8.223363) (1990)

Symphony No. 9

Alfred Walter/Slovak State Philharmonic, Košice (replace entry)
( + Symphony No. 2)
NAXOS 8.555540 (2016)
(original CD release: MARCO POLO 8.223454) (1992)

BERND ALOYS ZIMMERMANN

Symphony in One Movement (first version)

Peter Hirsch/WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
( + Giostra Genovese, Concert for String Orchestra and Musique pour les soupers du Roi)
WERGO WER73402 (2016)


Latin Symphonies

JULIAN CARRILLO

Symphony No. 1

José Miramontes Zapata/Orquesta Sinfonica de San Luis Potosí
( + Theme with Variations for orchestra and First Suite for Orchestra)
STERLING CDS-1107-2 (2016)

ANGEL ILLARRAMENDI

(replace bio)

Born in Zarautz, Guipúzcoa. He started composing and playing the guitar as a child before studying music and piano with María Bárbara Aranguren. This was followed with harmony, counterpoint, fugue and composition studies with Francisco Escudero at San Sebastian's Music Conservatory. After graduating, he composed music for theater productions and films and taught harmony at several schools. In addition to the above-mentioned genres, he composed orchestral,chamber and instrumental works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 "Zelai Urdin" (Blue Field) (1984), 2 (1986), 5 (1996), 6 (1998) and 8.

Symphony No. 4 "Ingenua" (Naive) (1993) (new entry)

José Miguel Pérez-Sierra/ Maite Arruabarrenaa(mezzo-soprano)/Basque Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
SONY CLASSICAL (Spain) 65072 (2016)

Symphony No. 9 (2014) (new entry)

José Miguel Pérez-Sierra//Basque Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
SONY CLASSICAL (Spain) 65072 (2016)

FRANCO MANNINO

(replace bio)
Born in Palermo. He studied at Rome's Accademia di Santa Cecilia with Renzo Silvestri for piano and Virgilio Mortari for composition. In addition to composing, he had successful careers as a pianist and conductor both in Italy and abroad. His vast output includes operas, ballets, film scores, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1, Op. 18 "Sinfonia Americana" (1954), 2, Op. 78 (1972), 3, Op. 177 (1978), 10, Op. 410 for Baritone, Trombone, Chorus and Orchestra "Da Colombo a Broadway" (1991) and 11, Op. 442 for Baritone and Orchestra (1994).

Symphony No. 9, Op. 409 (1991) (new entry)

Franco Mannino/Orchrstra Sinfonica di Roma della RAI
( + Trumpet Concerto and Beethoven: Symphony No. 5)
CAROSELLO CDCLS-2 (1991)

OTTORINO RESPIGHI

Sinfonia Drammatica

John Neschling/Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège
( + Belfagor Overture)
BIS BIS-2210 SACD (2016)


Russian Concertos

ALEXANDER GLAZUNOV

Violin Concerto

Nicola Benedetti (violin)/Kirill Karabits/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1)
DECCA 4788758 (2016)

Philippe Quint (violin)/Steven Sloane/Bochumer Symphoniker
( + Khachaturian: Violin Concerto and Kabalevsky:
Colas Breugnon Overture)
AVANTI AVANTI10472 (2016)

ARAM KHACHATURIAN

Violin Concerto

Philippe Quint (violin)/Steven Sloane/Bochumer Symphoniker
( + Glazunov: Violin Concerto and Kabalevsky:
Colas Breugnon Overture)
AVANTI AVANTI10472 (2016)

Flute Concerto

Sharon Bezaly (flute)./Enrique Diemecke /São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
( + Rautavaara: Flute Concerto)
BIS BIS-1849 SACD (2016)

VALERY KIKTA

Oboe Concerto No. 1

Maria Sournatcheva (oboe)/Christoph-Mathias Mueller/Gottinger Symphony Orchestra
( + Oboe Concerto No. 3 , Rubtsov: Oboe Concerto and Eshpai: Oboe Concerto)
MDG SACD MDG9011947 (2016)

Oboe Concerto No. 3 with String Orchestra (new entry)

Maria Sournatcheva (oboe)/Christoph-Mathias Mueller/Gottinger Symphony Orchestra
( + Oboe Concerto No. 1, Rubtsov: Oboe Concerto and Eshpai: Oboe Concerto)
MDG SACD MDG9011947 (2016)

SERGEI PROKOFIEV

Piano Concerto No. 1

Anna Shelest (piano)/Niels Muus/Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra
(+ Piano Concerto No. 2)
SOREL CLASSICS SCCD006 (2016)

Piano Concerto No. 2

Anna Shelest (piano)/Niels Muus/Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra
(+ Piano Concerto No. 1)
SOREL CLASSICS SCCD006 (2016)

Violin Concerto No. 1

Vadim Gluzman (violin)/Neeme Järvi/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra( + Violin Concerto No. 2 and Sonata for Solo Violin)
BIS SACD BIS-2142 (2016)

Violin Concerto No. 2

Vadim Gluzman (violin)/Neeme Järvi/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra( + Violin Concerto No. 1 and Sonata for Solo Violin)
BIS SACD BIS-2142 (2016)

Sinfonia Concertante

Zuill Bailey (cello)/Grant Llewelly/North Carolina
Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Sonata)
STEINWAY & SONS STNS30057 (2016)

SERGEI RACHMANINOV

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Susan Starr (piano)/Leopold Stokowski/Philadelphia Orchestra (rec. 1963)
( + Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No.1, R. Strauss: Salome - Dance of the Seven Veils, Verdi: La Forza del Destino Overture and arias by Donizetti, Giordano and Puccini)
TESTAMENT SBT1513 (2016)

ANTON RUBINSTEIN

Piano Concerto No. 1

Grigorios Zamparas (piano)/Jon Ceander Mitchell/Bohuslav Martinů: Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Don Quixote)
CENTAUR CRC 3462 (2016)

ANDREI RUBTSOV (new entry - add to index)
(b. 1982)

Born in Moscow. In 2005, he graduated from the Moscow Conservatoire as an oboist and in 2008 as a conductor. In the same year, he started studying conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He has also composed Andante Dolente for Two Cellos and Strings (2005) and Divertimento in E-flat for Flute and Strings (2002).

Concerto for Oboe And String Orchestra (2003)

Maria Sournatcheva (oboe)/Christoph-Mathias Mueller/Gottinger Symphony Orchestra
( + Kikta: Oboe Concertos 1 and 3 and Eshpai: Oboe Concerto)
MDG SACD MDG9011947

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH

Violin Concerto No. 1

 Nicola Benedetti (violin)/Kirill Karabits/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Glazunov: Violin Concerto)
DECCA 4788758 (2016)

IGOR STRAVINSKY

Concerto for String Orchestra in D major

Masaaki Suzuki/Tapiola Sinfonietta
( + Pulcinella Suite and Apollon Musagète)
BIS SACD- 2211 (2016)

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

Piano Concerto No. 1

Miyuji Kaneko (piano)/Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + solo piano pieces)
EXTON OVXL-00080 (2014)

Variations on a Rococo Theme

Leonard Rose (cello)/Louis de Froment/Radio Luxembourg Orchestra (rec. 1961)
( + Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1, Dvořák: Cello Concertos, Beethoven: Cello Sonatas Nos. 3 and 5 and Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 1)
DOREMI RECORDS DHR-8038-9 (2 CDs) (2016)


Russian Symphonies

ANDREI ESHPAI
(1925-2015) (add death year to entry and index)

SERGEI PROKOFIEV

Symphony No. 6

Marin Alsop/São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
( + Waltz Suite)
NAXOS 8.573518 (2016)

Sinfonia Concertante

Zuill Bailey (cello)/Grant Llewelly/North Carolina
Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Sonata)
STEINWAY & SONS STNS30057 (2016)

SERGEI RACHMAMINOV

Symphony No. 2

Mariss Jansons/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
(rec. 2010)
RCO LIVE RCO16004 (2016)

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH

Symphony No. 5

Andris Nelsons/Boston Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 8 and 9 and Hamlet Suite)
DECCA 4795201 (2 CDs) (2016)

Kurt Sanderling/Berlin Symphony Orchestra (replace entry)
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 6, 8, 10 and 15)
BERLIN CLASSICS 009217-2BC (5 CDs) (2001)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0300750BC (2016)
(original LP release: ETERNA 827793) (1982)

Symphony No. 8

Andris Nelsons/Boston Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 5 and 9 and Hamlet Suite)
DECCA 4795201 (2 CDs) (2016)

Symphony No. 9

Andris Nelsons/Boston Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 5 and 8 and Hamlet Suite)
DECCA 4795201 (2 CDs) (2016)

Symphony No. 13

Saulius Sondeckis/Sergei Baikov (bass)/Estonian National Male-Voice Choir/St. Petersburg Camerata(Orchestra of the State HermitageMuseum)/Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra (replace entry)
CUGATE CLASSYCS CGC021 (2016)
(origina; CD release: SONY CLASSICS SMK 66591) (1996)

Symphony No. 15

Eduard Serov/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1979)
( + Suite to words by Michelangelo and Novorossiisk Chimes)
PRAGA PRD250334 (2016)
(origi nal CD release: PRAGA PR 250 003) (1992)

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

Symphony No. 1

Vasily Petrenko//Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5)
ONYX ONYX4150 (2 CDs) (2016)

Symphony No. 2

Vasily Petrenko//Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 5)
ONYX ONYX4150 (2 CDs) (2016)

 Sir Georg Solti/Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris (rec. 1956) (replace entry)
( + Symphony No. 5, Serenade for strings, Borodin:
Prince Igor Overture, Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmila Overture, Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina: Prelude and Dance of the Persian Slaves and A Night on the Bare Mountain)
AUSTRALIAN ELOQUENCE ELQ4806585 (2 CDs) (2016)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 5245/LONDON CS 6118) (1958)

 Symphony No. 5

Vasily Petrenko/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2)
ONYX ONYX4150 (2 CDs) (2016)

Sir Georg Solti/Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris (rec. 1956) (replace entry)
( + Symphony No. 2, Serenade for strings, Borodin:
Prince Igor Overture, Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmila Overture, Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina: Prelude and Dance of the Persian Slaves and A Night on the Bare Mountain)
AUSTRALIAN ELOQUENCE ELQ4806585 (2 CDs) (2016)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 5241/LONDON CS 6117) (1958)

Symphony No. 6

Iván Fischer /Budapest Festival Orchestra
( + Borodin: Prince Igor - Polovtsian Dances)
CHANNEL CLASSICS CCSSA37016 (1016)

Manfred Honeck/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
( + Dvořák: Rusalka Fantasy)
REFERENCE RECORDINGS FR-720 (2016)


Finnish and Baltic Symphonies

JOUNI KAIPAINEN (add death year)
(1956-2015) FINLAND

LEIF SEGERSTAM

(replace bio and fix heading)

Born in Vaasa. He studied violin, piano and conducting as well as composition with Joonas Kokkonen, Nils-Eric Fougstedt and Einar Englund at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. His studies continued at the Juilliard School in New York with Jean Morel for conducting, Louis Persinger for violin and Vincent Persichetti and Hall Overton for composition. After further conducting training with Walter Susskind in Aspen, Colorado, his brilliant conducting career began, a career that included posts in Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Austria and his own country as chief conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, he is also a professor of conducting at the Sibelius Academy. He is easily one of the most prolific composers of modern times with a continually-growing catalogue that already includes 300 Symphonies as well as numerous other works in many genres.

Symphony No. 288, “Letting the FLOW go on...” (2015) (new entry)

Leif Segerstam/Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Brahms: Symphony No. 4)
ALBA ABCD390 (2016)

JEAN SIBELIUS

Symphony No. 2

Mariss Jansons/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Finlandia and Karelia Suite)
BR KLASSIK 900144 (2016)

Symphony No. 3

Osmo Vänskä/Minnesota Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 6 and 7)
BIS SACD-2006 (2016)

Symphony No. 6

Osmo Vänskä/Minnesota Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 3 and 7)
BIS SACD-2006 (2016)

Symphony No. 7

Osmo Vänskä/Minnesota Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 3 and 6)
BIS SACD-2006 (2016)


Scandinavian Concertos

SVEN-ERIK BÄCK

(replace bio)

Born in Stockholm. He studied the violin with Charles Barkel and composition with Hilding Rosenberg and then received further composition lessons at the Schola Cantorum, Basel and with Goffredo Petrassi in Rome. He was the violinist in the Kyndel and Barkel String Quartets and was Director of the Edsberg Music Institute Foundation. He composed operas, ballets and a large number of orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. Remaining unrecorded are his Cello Concerto (1966), Concertino for Strings "Pro Musica Vitae" (1989) and Ciclos for Piano and Orchestra (1977).

Violin Concerto (1957-60) (new entry)

Endre Wolf (violin)/Michael Gielen/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1961)
(included in collection: "Endre Wolf in Sweden - Studio and Private Recordings: 1944-1978 - Volume 2")
DANACORD DACOCD763-768 (6 CDs) (2016)

LENE GRENAGER (new entry add to index)
(b. 1969) NORWAY

Born in Halden. She studied composition and the cello at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo under Aage Kvalbein (cello), Olav Anton Thommessen and Alfred Janson (composition). She has also attended seminars and lectures with, among others, composers: Louis Andriessen,George Benjamin, Brian Ferneyhough, Magnus Lindberg and Iannis Xenakis. She is also known as a concert cellist. Her works encompass various genres.

Cello Concerto (2012)

Tanja Orning (cello)/Peter Szilvay/Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta
( + The Operation and Smilodon)
AURORA ACD5080 (2016)

ERLAND VON KOCH

(replace bio)

Born in Stockholm, the son of composer Sigurd von Koch (1879-1919). After initial training from his father, he studied at the Stockholm Music Conservatory and received a degree in organ performance and church music. Then he went abroad to Germany and later France to study composition with Paul Höffer, conducting with Clemens Krauss and piano with Claudio Arrau. Coming home, he obtained a teaching position at Karl Wohlfart's Music School and then as a conductor and engineer for Swedish Radio. After his retirement from the latter position, he taught theory and harmony at the Stockholm Music Conservatory. He composed prolifically throughout his long life and his output ranged from a children's opera and ballets to pieces for solo piano, though most of his works are for orchestra and chamber groups. Many of his works reflect Swedish national motifs. Among his other unrecorded works from his vast orchestral catalogue are Piano Concertos Nos. 1, Op. 11 (1936) and 2 (1962), Violin Concertos Nos. 1 (1937), Op. 14 and 2 (1980, rev. 1990), Cello Concerto, Op. 49 (1951, rev. 1966), Concerto for Tuba and String Orchestra (1978), Concerto for Small Orchestra (1955), Concerto Lirico for String Orchestra (1961), Concerto Piccolo for Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone and Brass (1962), Concertino for String Orchestra, Op. 16 (1938), Double Concert for Flute, Clarinet and String Orchestra (1971), Fantasia Concertante for Violin and Orchestra (1964, rev.1969) and Serenade for Double Bass and String Orchestra (1985).

Triptych for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 43 (1949) (new entry)

Endre Wolf (violin)/Sten Frykberg/Swedish Radio Orchestra (rec.1951)
(included in collection: "Endre Wolf in Sweden - Studio and Private Recordings: 1944-1978 - Volume 2")
DANACORD DACOCD763-768 (6 CDs) (2016)

BENGT HAMBRAEUS

(replace bio)

Born in Stockholm. He studied organ with Alf Linder and musicology with Carl-Allan Moberg. Afterwards, he worked at the music department of the Swedish Radio, where became an important spokesman and advocate of new music in Sweden. In 1972, he became professor of composition at McGill University, Montreal, where he remained until his death. He composed a large catalogue of works in various genres, including an Organ Concerto with String Orchestra (1948, withdrawn).

Piano Concerto (1992) (new entry)

Ortwin Stürmer (piano)/Israel Yinon/Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra. Baden-Baden
( + C. Lenners: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra)
NEOS CLASSICS 11311 (2016)

KETIL HVOSLEF

Oboe Concerto (2012) (new entry)

David Strunck (oboe)/Arvid Engegård/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Saeverud: Oboe Concerto, Rondo Amoroso and Mozart: Oboe Quartet)
LAWO LWC1100 (2016)

CARL NIELSEN

Flute Concerto

Sebastian Jacot (flute)/David BjörkmanOdense Symphony Orchestra
( + Ibert: Flute Concerto and Reinecke: Flute Concerto)
ORCHID CLASSICS ORC100054 (2016)

JÓN NORDAL

Adagio for Flute, Harp, Piano and String Orchestra

unspecified soloists/Johannes Gustavsson/Iceland Symphony Orchestra /
( + Choralis, Langnætti, Epitafion and Leiðsla)
ONDINE ODE12822 (2016)

EINOJUHARI RAUTAVAARA

Flute Concerto, Op. 69 "Dances with the Winds"

Sharon Bezaly (flute)./Dima Slobodeniouk/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Khachaturian: Flute Concerto)
BIS SACD BIS-1849 (2016)

HILDING ROSENBERG

Violin Concerto No. 2

Endre Wolf (violin)/Stig Westerberg/Swedish Radio Orchestra (rec. 1961)
(included in collection: "Endre Wolf in Sweden - Studio and Private Recordings: 1944-1978 - Volume 2")
DANACORD DACOCD763-768 (6 CDs) (2016)

HARALD SAEVERUD

Oboe Concerto

David Strunck (oboe)/Arvid Engegård/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Rondo Amoroso, Hvoslef: Oboe Concerto, and Mozart: Oboe Quartet)
LAWO LWC1100 (2016)

JEAN SIBELIUS

Violin Concerto

Arnold Eidus (violin)/Frederick Hummel/Vienna Orchestral Society (rec. c. 1952)
( + Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 2, Wieniawski: Polonaises Brillantes Nos. 1 and 2, Scherzo-Tarantelle, Etudes-Caprices Op. 18 No. 4 and Op. 10 No. 5 and Souvenir de Moscou)
FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR1121 (2016)
(original LP release: STRADIVARI STR-611 (LP) (1952)

Steven Staryk (violin)/Antal Doráti/London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1960)
( + Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique)
ANTAL DORÁTI LIVE ADL203 (2016)


Scandinavian Symphonies

KURT ATTERBERG

Symphony No. 7

Neeme Järvi /Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
CHANDOS CHAN 5166 (2016)

Symphony No. 9

Neeme Järvi/Olle Persson (baritone)
Anna Larsson (mezzo)/Gothenburg Symphony Chorus/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
CHANDOS CHAN 5166 (2016)

MATS LARSSON GOTHE
(b. 1965, SWEDEN) (new entry - add to index - under L)

Born in Lammhult, Kronoberg County. He studied dström and Pär Lindgren and went on for further studies with Kalevi Aho at Helsinki's Sibelius Academy. Since 1995, he has been a full-time composer, producing works in various genres including opera. His catalogue also includes Symphonies Nos. 1 " Mixing Memories and Desires" (1990–92) and 3 "de Blanche et Marie... (2015).

Symphony No. 2 "sunt lacrimae rerum ..." (2009)

Fredrik Burstedt/Vasteras Sinfonietta and Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Apotheosis of the Dance - Autumn Diary)
Db PRODUCTIONS dBCD172 (2016)

 




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