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Lori LAITMAN (b. 1955)

The seed of dream (2004)

Reviews by Robert Hugill and Bob Briggs

Vedem (2010)
Fathers (2002, rev. 2010)

Review by Oleg Ledeniov

David LANG (b.1957 )

Pierced (2007)
Heroin (Reed, arr. Lang 2002)
Cheating, Lying, Stealing (1993/1995)
How to Pray (2002)
Wed (1996)

Review by Bob Briggs

Morten LAURIDSEN (b. 1943)

Madrigali (1987)
Les Chansons de Roses (1993)
Mid-Winter Songs (1983)
O magnum mysterium (1994)

Review by Dan Morgan

Henri LAZAROF (b 1932)

Tableaux (after Kandinsky) for Piano and Orchestra
Violin Concerto (1985-86)
Symphony No. 2 (1990)

Review by Jonathan Woolf

Benajmin LEES (b. 1924)

Symphony No. 4 ('Memorial Candles') (1985)

Review by Rob Barnett and David Wright

String Quartet No.1 (1952)
String Quartet No.5 (2002)
String Quartet No.6 (2005)

Review by Glyn Pursglove

Jonathan LESHNOFF (b. 1973)

Symphony No. 4 Heichalos (2017)
Guitar Concerto (2013)
Starburst (2010)

Review by Rob Barnett

Frank Ezra LEVY (b. 1930)

A Summer Overture (1997)
Cello Concerto No. 2 (2002)
Rondo Tarantella (2003)
Symphony No. 3 (1997)

Reviews by David Blomenberg and David Dunsmore

Norman LLOYD (1909-80)

Three Scenes from Memory
Five Pieces for Dance (1935-38)
Episodes for piano
Sonata for Piano (1958)

Review by Steve Arloff

Dan LOCKLAIR (b. 1949)

Symphony of Seasons (Symphony No.1) (2002)
Lairs of Soundings (1982)
Phoenix and Again (1982)
In Memory – H.H.L. (2005)
Concerto for Harp and Orchestra (2004)

Reviews by Gwyn Parry-Jones and Jonathan Woolf

Charles Martin LOEFFLER (1861-1935)

Music for Four Stringed Instruments (1917)
String Quartet (1889)
Quintet in One Movement for 3 Violins, Viola and Cello (1894)

Review by Paul Shoemaker

Hannibal LOKUMBE (b. 1948)

Dear Mrs Parks (2004/5)

Review by Bob Briggs

Edward MACDOWELL (1860-1908)

Piano Music Vol. 1
Woodland Sketches, Sea Pieces
Fireside Tales, New England Idylls

Review by Rob Barnett

Piano Music Vol. 2
First Modern Suite, In Lilting Rhythm
Six Idylls After Goethe, Piano Sonata No. 3 ('Norse')

Review by Rob Barnett

Piano Music Vol. 3
Sonata No. 4 Keltic (1901), Forgotten Fairy Tales (1897)
Six Heine Poems (1887), Twelve Virtuoso Studies (1894)

Review by Rob Barnett

Piano Music Vol. 4
Etude de Concert, Second Modern suite, Serenata
Two Fantasy Pieces, Twelve Etudes

Review by Rob Barnett

Complete Songs

Review by Rob Barnett

Piano Concerto No. 1
Piano Concerto No. 2
Hexentanz (Witches Dance)
Romance for Cello and Orchestra

Review by John Phillips and Rob Barnett

Suite No. 1
Suite No. 2 ('Indian')
Hamlet and Ophelia

Reviews by John Phillips and Adrian Smith

George Frederick McKAY (1899-1970)

From A Moonlit Ceremony (1945)
Harbor Narrative (1934)
Evocation Symphony "Symphony for Seattle" (1951)

Review by Christopher Thomas

Caricature Dance Suite (1924), From My Tahoe Window - Summer Moods and Patterns, Americanistic Etude (1924), An April Suite (1924), Dance Suite No. 2 (1938), Dancing in a Dream (1945), Excerpts from Five Songs for Soprano (1964), Every Flower That Ever Grew (1969), Suite for Viola and Piano (1948)

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Neil Horner

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1940)
Suite on Sixteenth Century Hymn Tunes (1962)
Sinfonietta No. 4 (1942)
Song Over The Great Plains (1953)

Reviews by John Leeman, Kevin Sutton and John Phillips

Epoch (1935)

Reviews by Rob Barnett and William Kreindler

Cindy McTEE (1953-)

Circuits (1990)
Symphony No. 1: Ballet for Orchestra (2002)
Einstein’s Dream (2004)
Double Play (2010)

Reviews by Rob Barnett and David Dunsmore

William MASON (1829-1908)

Piano Music
Silver Spring, Capriccio Fantastico, Rêverie Poétique, Improvisation, Valse-Caprice, Deux Humoresques de Bal, La Sabotière; Danse aux Sabots, Lullaby, Badinage, Caprice Grotesque, Ballade et Barcarolle, Trois Préludes, Amourette, Valse de Bravoure

Reviews by Jonathan Woolf and Don Satz

Peter MENNIN (1923-1983)

Concertato Moby Dick, for orchestra (1952)
Symphony no.3 (1946)
Symphony no.7 Variation-Symphony (1963)

Review by Byzantion

Five Pieces for Piano (1949)
Sonata for piano (1963)

Review by Steve Arloff

Gian Carlo MENOTTI (1911-2007)

Amahl and the Night Visitors (1951)
My Christmas

Reviews by Simon Thompson and Dan Morgan

Paul MORAVEC (b.1957)

The Time Gallery (2000) [42:15]
Protean Fantasy (1993) [9:33]
Ariel Fantasy (2002)

Reviews by David Blomenberg, Dominy Clements and Kevin Sutton

Tempest Fantasy (2002), Mood Swings (1999)
B.A.S.S. Variations (1999), Scherzo (2002)

Review by Dan Morgan

Chamber Symphony (2003), Autumn Song (2000)
Cool Fire (2001)

Reviews by Kevin Sutton and Dominy Clement

Vita brevis (2009)
Characteristics (1996)
Useful Knowledge: A Franklin Fantasy (2006)

Review by Paul Godfrey

Jerome MOROSS (1913–1983)

Frankie and Johnny (1938)
Those Everlasting Blues (1932)
Willie the Weeper (1948)

Review by Hubert Culot

Robert MUCZYNSKI (b. 1929)

Complete Flute Music
Wind Quintet (1985), Duos for Flutes (1973), Moments for flute and piano (1992), Fragments for woodwind trio (1958)
Three Preludes for unaccompanied flute (1962), Movements for wind quintet (1962), Duos for flute and clarinet (1984)
Flute Sonata (1961)

Review by Rob Barnett

Leo ORNSTEIN (1892?-2002)

Piano Works
A Morning in the Woods, Danse Sauvage (Wild Men’s Dance), Piano Sonata Number 4, Impressions of the Thames, Tarantelle, Piano Sonata Number 7, A Long Remembered Sorrow, Suicide in an Airplane.

Reviews by Kevin Sutton and Jonathan Woolf

John Knowles PAINE (1839-1906)

Overture to Shakespeare's 'As You Like It', op.28 (1876)
Shakespeare's 'Tempest' - Symphonic Poem, op.31 (1877)
Symphony no.1 in C minor, op.23 (1872-75)

Reviews by Byzantion, Rob Maynard and John Quinn

Carter PANN (b. 1972)

Piano Concerto (1996-97)
Deux Séjours (1994)
Dance Partita (1995)
Two Portraits of Barcelona (1994)

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Adrian Smith

The Piano's 12 Sides (2011-2012)
The Bills (1997)
The Cheese Grater - A Mean Two-Step (1996)
Your Touch

Review by Dan Morgan

Stephen PAULUS (1949-2014)

Concerto for String Quartet (Three Places of Enlightenment) (1995)
Veil of Tears (from To be Certain of the Dawn) (2005)
Grand Concerto for Organ and Orchestra (2004)

Review by Gwyn Parry-Jones

William PERRY (b. 1930)

Jamestown Concerto (2006)

Reviews by Dan Morgan and Bob Briggs

Vincent PERSICHETTI (1915-1987)

Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 15 (1941)
Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 10 (1940)
Piano Sonatinas No. 1-6 (1950-54)
Masques, Op. 99 (1965)

Review by Lucy Jeffrey

Walter PISTON (1894-1976)

Violin Concerto No. 1 (1939)
Violin Concerto No. 2 (1960)
Fantasia for violin and orchestra (1970)

Review by Rob Barnett

Quintet for Flute & String Quartet (1942)
String Sextet (1964)
Piano Quartet (1964)
Piano Quintet (1949)

Review by Adrian Smith

Symphony No. 2 (1943)
Symphony No. 6 (1955)

Reviews by Lance Nixon and Jonathan Woolf

Symphony No. 4 (1951)
Capriccio for Harp and String Orchestra (1963)
Three New England Sketches (1959)

Review by Neil Horner

String Quartets: No. 1 (1933) No. 3 (1947) No. 5 (1962)

Review by Gary Higginson

Quincy PORTER (1987-1966)

String Quartet No.1 (1922-23)
String Quartet No.2 (1925)
String Quartet No.3 (1930)
String Quartet No.4 (1931)

Review by John France

String Quartet No. 7 (1943)
String Quartet No. 5 (1935)
String Quartet No. 6 (1937)
String Quartet No. 8 (1950)

Review by Roy Westbrook

David POST (b. 1949)

String Quartet no.2 (2001)
String Quartet no.3 (2003)
String Quartet no.4 'Three Photographs of Abelardo Morell' (2005)

Reviews by Byzantion and Robert Cummings

Florence PRICE (1887-1953)

Symphony No. 1 in E minor (1932)
Symphony No. 4 in D minor (1945)

Reviews by Stephen Greenbank and Michael Wilkinson

Kevin PUTS (b. 1972)

Symphony No. 2 (2002)
River’s Rush (2004)
Flute Concerto (2013/14)

Reviews by John Quinn and Paul Corfield Godfrey

Matthew QUAYLE (b. 1976)

String Quartet no.1 (2005)
String Quartet no.2 'Sweet Insanity' (2006)
String Quartet no.3 (2016)

Review by Stephen Greenbank

Terry RILEY (b. 1935)

The Palmian Chord Ryddle (2011)
At the Royal Majestic (2013)

Review by Michael Wilkinson

George ROCHBERG (b. 1918)

Symphony No. 5 (1984-85)
Black Sounds (1965)
Transcendental Variations (1975)

Review by Neil Horner

Violin Concerto (1974, rev. 2001)

Review by Rob Barnett

Symphony No. 2 (1955-56) [31:28]
Imago Mundi (Image of the World) for large orchestra (1973)

Reviews by Michael Cookson, Rob Barnett and John Phillips

Symphony No. 1 (1948-49, rev. 1977, 2002-03)

Reviews by Derek Warby and Brian Burtt

Piano Works Vol. 3
Nach Bach (1966)
Sonata-Fantasia (1956)

Review by Dan Morgan

Ned ROREM (b. 1923)

Selected Songs

Review by Jonanathan Woolf

End of Summer (1985)
Book of Hours (1975)
Bright Music (1987)

Reviews by Hubert Culot and Rob Barnett

Symphony No. 1 (1950)
Symphony No. 2 (1956)
Symphony No. 3 (1958)

Reviews by Rob Barnett, John Quinn, Paul Shoemaker and Kevin Sutton

Pilgrims (1958)
Flute Concerto (2002)
Violin Concerto (1985)

Reviews by Patrick Waller, Rob Barnett and David Harbin

Piano Concerto 2 (1951)
Cello Concerto (2002)

Reviews by Bob Briggs and John Quinn

Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra (1998)
After Reading Shakespeare (1981)

Reviews by Glyn Pursglove and John Quinn

Mountain Song, for flute and piano (1949)
Romeo and Juliet, for flute and guitar (1977)
Trio, for flute, cello and piano (1960)
Book of Hours, for flute and harp (1975)
Four Prayers, for flute and piano (2006)

Review by Byzantion

Piano Album I (1978-2001)
Six Friends

Review by Steve Arloff

Arnold ROSNER (b. 1945)

Symphony No. 5 "Missa sine Cantoribus super Salve Regina" (1973)

Reviews by Rob Barnett, William Kreindler and Jonathan Woolf

Carl RUGGLES (1876-1971)

Sun-Treader (1926-1931)

Reviews by Dan Morgan and John Quinn

Frederic RZEWSKI (b. 1938)

The People United Will Never Be Defeated! (1975)
Four North American Ballads: No.4.
Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues (1979)

Reviews by Dominy Clements and Jens Laurson

Four pieces (1977)
Hard Cuts (2011)
The Housewife's Lament (1980)

Review by Steve Arloff

Piano Music
Fantasia (1989-1999)
Second Hand, or Alone at Last (Six Novelettes for piano left hand) (2005)
De Profundis, for Speaking pianist (1992)

Review by Steve Arloff





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