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KARLSEN St. John Passion Op. 100     Bergen Cathedral Choir with soloists, instrumentalists/ Tor Grønn (organ)/ cond. Magnar Mangersnes Simax PSC 1209 76' 35" [PW]

KODALY: Missa brevis, Laudes organi. JANACEK: Mass in E Flat.     The Choir of Westminster Cathedral James O'Donnell.   Hyperion CDA67147 73m DDD. [GF]

RUED LANGGAARD (1893-1952) Music of the Spheres (Sfaerernes musik) (1916-18) [35.29] Four Tone Pictures (1917) [17.44]   Gitta-Maria Sjöberg (sop) Danish National Radio Choir Danish National Radio SO/Gennadi Rozhdestvensky    rec Danish Radio, 21-24 Feb 1996 CHANDOS CHAN9517 [53.21] [RB]

RUED LANGGAARD (1893-1952) The End Of Time [24.08] From 'The Song of Solomon' [16.25] Interdict [10.33] Carl Nielsen - Our Great Composer [8.48]    Nina Pavlovksi (sop) Stig Andersen (ten) Per Hoyer (bar) Danish National Radio Choir Danish National Radio SO/Gennady Rozhdestvensky   rec Danish Radio Concert Hall. 30 Oct, 2, 3, 5 Nov 1999 Chandos CHAN9786 [RB]

RUED LANGGAARD (1893-1952) Sinfonia Interna (1915-1927)     Anne Margrethe Dahl (sop) Pia Hansen (mezzo) Jens Krogsgaard Jensen (ten) Canzone Choir Aarhus SO/Frans Rasmussen rec Aarhus 7-8 Mar 1997 and 13-14 Feb 1998 DA CAPO 8.224136 [65 mins] [RB]

MAGNARD Symphonies 2 & 4     Malmo Symphony Orchestra/Sanderling   BIS CD 500928 83'21" [PW]

MAHLER: Symphony No.2    Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano) Hilde Rossl-Majdan (Mezzo-soprano) Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra Conducted by Otto Klemperer   EMI "Great Recordings of The Century". EMI CDM5 67235 2 [TD]

MAHLER: Symphony No.8    Mimi Coertse, Hilde Zadek (Sopranos), Lucretia West, Ira Malaniuk (Altos), Giuseppe Zampieri (Tenor), Hermann Prey (Baritone), Otto Edelmann (Bass) Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsoper, Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos  Recorded on 28th August 1960 at the Felsenreitschule, Salzburg.Orfeo C 519 992 B (Mono) [TD]

MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde   Alfreda Hodgson, John Mitchinson. BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra Jascha Horenstein    BBC Legends BBCL4042-2 73m ADD [GF]

MAHLER: Das Lied Von Der Erde John Mitchinson (Tenor), Alfreda Hodgson (Mezzo) BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Jascha Horenstein BBC Legends BBCL 4042-2 apprx £12  John Mitchinson (Tenor), Janet Baker BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Raymond Leppard The BBC Classic Collection BBCM 5012-2 bargain price approx £5 [MB]

Marc did not feel able to award any stars to these recordings

MAHLER: Des Knaben Wunderhorn    Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano) Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone) London Symphony Orchestra Conducted by George Szell  EMI "Great Recordings of The Century"  EMI CDM 5 67236 2 [TD]

MARIN MARAIS: Pieces for two and three viols.     Jerome Hantai: Bass viol, Kaori Uemara: Bass viol, Alix Verzier: Bass viol, Pierre Hantai: clavecin   Virgin 545-358-2 63m DDD [GF]

MARTINU The Knife's Tears and The Voice of the Forest     Prague Philharmonia/Jiri Belohlavek with soloists  Supraphon SU 3386-2 631 61'43" [PW]

Joseph MARX The Three String Quartets     Lyric Quartet ASV DCA 1073 79'22" [PW]

MASCAGNI  Cavalleria Rusticana    Fiorenza Cossotto, Carlo Bergonzi, Marigrazia Allegri, Giangiacomo Guelfi, Adriane Martino. Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala Herbert von Karajan.     DG Originals 457-764-2 81m ADD (1966 recording). [GF]

MOZART Sonatas KV 301, 304 & 454, Rondo KV 269    Maria-Elizabeth Lott (violin) Sontraud Spiedel (fortepiano) Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg/Tomasi  EMI Classics CDC 5 56872 2 56'49" [PW]

PINTO Four sonatas, two Rondos etc     Míceál O'Rourke (piano)   Chandos CHAN 9708 77'51" [PW]

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