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Reviews of this series on Musicweb

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Lori LAITMAN (b. 1955)

The seed of dream (2004)
8.559379

Reviews by Robert Hugill and Bob Briggs

Vedem (2010)
Fathers (2002, rev. 2010)
8.559685

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)
8.559615

Review by Bob Briggs

Morten LAURIDSEN (b. 1943)

Madrigali (1987)
Les Chansons de Roses (1993)
Mid-Winter Songs (1983)
O magnum mysterium (1994)
8.559304

Review by Dan Morgan

Henri LAZAROF (b 1932)

Tableaux (after Kandinsky) for Piano and Orchestra
Violin Concerto (1985-86)
Symphony No. 2 (1990)
8.559159

Review by Jonathan Woolf

Benajmin LEES (b. 1924)

Symphony No. 4 ('Memorial Candles') (1985)
8.559002

Review by Rob Barnett and David Wright

String Quartet No.1 (1952)
String Quartet No.5 (2002)
String Quartet No.6 (2005)
8.559628

Review by Glyn Pursglove

Frank Ezra LEVY (b. 1930)

A Summer Overture (1997)
Cello Concerto No. 2 (2002)
Rondo Tarantella (2003)
Symphony No. 3 (1997)
8.559234

Review 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)
8.559767

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)
8.559337

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)
8.559077

Review by Paul Shoemaker

Hannibal LOKUMBE (b. 1948)

Dear Mrs Parks (2004/5)
8.559668

Review by Bob Briggs

Edward MACDOWELL (1860-1908)

Piano Music Vol. 1
Woodland Sketches, Sea Pieces
Fireside Tales, New England Idylls
8.559010

Review by Rob Barnett

Piano Music Vol. 2
First Modern Suite, In Lilting Rhythm
Six Idylls After Goethe, Piano Sonata No. 3 ('Norse')
8.559011

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)
8.559019

Review by Rob Barnett

Piano Music Vol. 4
Etude de Concert, Second Modern suite, Serenata
Two Fantasy Pieces, Twelve Etudes
8.559030

Review by Rob Barnett

Complete Songs
8.559032

Review by Rob Barnett

Piano Concerto No. 1
Piano Concerto No. 2
Hexentanz (Witches Dance)
Romance for Cello and Orchestra
8.559049

Review by John Phillips and Rob Barnett

Suite No. 1
Suite No. 2 ('Indian')
Hamlet and Ophelia
8.559075

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)
8.559052

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)
8.559143

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)
8.559225

Reviews by John Leeman, Kevin Sutton and John Phillips

Epoch (1935)
8.559330

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)
8.559765

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
8.559142

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)
8.559718

Review by Byzantion

Five Pieces for Piano (1949)
Sonata for piano (1963)
8.559767

Review by Steve Arloff

Gian Carlo MENOTTI (1911-2007)

Amahl and the Night Visitors (1951)
My Christmas
(1987)
8.669019

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)
8.559267

Reviews by David Blomenberg, Dominy Clements and Kevin Sutton

Tempest Fantasy (2002), Mood Swings (1999)
B.A.S.S. Variations (1999), Scherzo (2002)
8.559323

Review by Dan Morgan

Chamber Symphony (2003), Autumn Song (2000)
Cool Fire (2001)
8.559393

Reviews by Kevin Sutton and Dominy Clement

Vita brevis (2009)
Characteristics (1996)
Useful Knowledge: A Franklin Fantasy (2006)
8.559698

Review by Paul Godfrey

Jerome MOROSS (1913–1983)

Frankie and Johnny (1938)
Those Everlasting Blues (1932)
Willie the Weeper (1948)
8.559086

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)
8.559001

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.
8.559104

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)
8.559747

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)
8.559043

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
8.559751

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)
8.559740

Review by Gwyn Parry-Jones

William PERRY (b. 1930)


Jamestown Concerto (2006)
8.559344

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)
8.559725

Review by Lucy Jeffrey

Walter PISTON (1894-1976)

Violin Concerto No. 1 (1939)
Violin Concerto No. 2 (1960)
Fantasia for violin and orchestra (1970)
8.559003

Review by Rob Barnett

Quintet for Flute & String Quartet (1942)
String Sextet (1964)
Piano Quartet (1964)
Piano Quintet (1949)
8.559071

Review by Adrian Smith

Symphony No. 2 (1943)
Symphony No. 6 (1955)
8.559161

Reviews by Lance Nixon and Jonathan Woolf

Symphony No. 4 (1951)
Capriccio for Harp and String Orchestra (1963)
Three New England Sketches (1959)
8.559162

Review by Neil Horner

String Quartets: No. 1 (1933) No. 3 (1947) No. 5 (1962)
8.559630

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)
8.559305

Review by John France

David POST (b. 1949)

String Quartet no.2 (2001)
String Quartet no.3 (2003)
String Quartet no.4 'Three Photographs of Abelardo Morell' (2005)
8.559661

Reviews by Byzantion and Robert Cummings

George ROCHBERG (b. 1918)

Symphony No. 5 (1984-85)
Black Sounds (1965)
Transcendental Variations (1975)
8.559115

Review by Neil Horner

Violin Concerto (1974, rev. 2001)
8.559129

Review by Rob Barnett

Symphony No. 2 (1955-56) [31:28]
Imago Mundi (Image of the World) for large orchestra (1973)
8.559182

Reviews by Michael Cookson, Rob Barnett and John Phillips

Symphony No. 1 (1948-49, rev. 1977, 2002-03)
8.559214

Reviews by Derek Warby and Brian Burtt

Piano Works Vol. 3
Partita-Variations
(1976)
Nach Bach (1966)
Sonata-Fantasia (1956)
8.559633

Review by Dan Morgan

Ned ROREM (b. 1923)

Selected Songs
8.559084

Review by Jonanathan Woolf

End of Summer (1985)
Book of Hours (1975)
Bright Music (1987)
8.559128

Reviews by Hubert Culot and Rob Barnett

Symphony No. 1 (1950)
Symphony No. 2 (1956)
Symphony No. 3 (1958)
8.559149

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

Pilgrims (1958)
Flute Concerto (2002)
Violin Concerto (1985)
8.559278

Reviews by Patrick Waller, Rob Barnett and David Harbin

Piano Concerto 2 (1951)
Cello Concerto (2002)
8.559315

Reviews by Bob Briggs and John Quinn

Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra (1998)
After Reading Shakespeare (1981)
8.559316

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)
8.559674

Review by Byzantion

Piano Album I (1978-2001)
Six Friends
8.559761

Review by Steve Arloff

Arnold ROSNER (b. 1945)

Symphony No. 5 "Missa sine Cantoribus super Salve Regina" (1973)
8.559347

Reviews by Rob Barnett, William Kreindler and Jonathan Woolf

Frederic RZEWSKI (b. 1938)

The People United Will Never Be Defeated! (1975)
Four North American Ballads: No.4.
Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues (1979)
8.559360

Reviews by Dominy Clements and Jens Laurson

Piano Music
Fantasia (1989-1999)
Second Hand, or Alone at Last (Six Novelettes for piano left hand) (2005)
De Profundis, for Speaking pianist (1992)
8.559760

Review by Steve Arloff

 

 

 

 



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