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Orchestral Works Volume 1
The School for Scandal Overture. Op.5.
Symphony No. 1, Op.9
First Essay for Orchestra, Op.12
Symphony No. 2, Op.19
Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Marin Alsop
Playing Time 69.47, Digital Recording, Recorded 8-9 / 12 / 98.At Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow
Naxos 8.559024 [JP]

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770 - 1827)
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op 61 38'42"
(1840 - 1893)*
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op 35** 28'21"
Bronislaw Huberman (violin)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / George Szell
Staatskapelle Berlin / William Steinberg
AAD Naxos 8.110903 "Great Violinists" Series [67'02"] [HD]



Violin Concertos


Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: 1st movement, Adagio

Songs without words, vol 5, Opus 62: no 1, Andante espressivo in G major
Fritz Kreisler/Berlin State Opera Orchestra/Leo Blech
Naxos Historical 8.110909 78 mins.[PW]



orchestration of Act 3 completed by FRIEDRICH CERHA
Teresa Stratas, Franz Mazura, Yvonne Minton, Kenneth Riegel, Gerd Nienstedt, Toni Blankenheim , Robert Tear , Helmut Pampuch,
Jules Bastin, Ursula Boese, Claude Meloni, ; Pierre-Yves Le Maigat,
Hanna Schwarz, Jane Manning, Anna Ringart,
Paris Opéra Orchestra/Pierre Boulez.

DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 463 617-2 DG Originals series
(Previously issued on LP DG 2740213 and CD DG 415 489-2GH3) 3CDs [172.00] [RB]

FRANZ BERWALD (1796-1868)
Piano Concerto, Theme and Variations (1819),  Rondeau-Bagatelle, Tempo di Marcia, Presto Feroce, Duo for violin and piano
Greta Erikson (piano) Josef Grünfarb (violin) Swedish Radio Orchestra/Stig Westerberg
first issued on LP 1972 GENESIS GCD 111 [61.41] [RB]

Franz BERWALD (1796 - 1868)
Complete Duos.
In D Minor for violin and piano 18'22"
Fantasy on two Swedish folk-melodies 7'29"
Concertino in A Minor for Violin & piano (fragment) 2'40"
Duo Concertant in A Minor for two violins 24'48"
Duo in B Flat Major for Cello and Piano 17'07"

Tobias Ringborg (violin) ; David Bergström (violin) ;
Mats Rondin (cello) ; Bengt-Åke Lundin (piano).
Recorded Örebro, Sweden. 19 - 21 May 1997 DDD
Naxos 8.554286 [70'20"] [HD]

BLOCH Sacred Service
Ernest Bloch conducting LPO & Choir, Marko Rothmuller (bass-baritone)
Rockport Records RR5001-2 44'20"
MILHAUD Sacred Service Op.279
Central Synagogue Choir, New York, with Frederick Lechner (bar) & Alexander D. Richardson (organ)/Lazar Weiner (conductor)
Rockport Records RR5005 60'20" [PW]

rating not supplied

Joseph Bodin de BOISMORTIER (1689 - 1755)
Ballets de Village
Le Concert Spirituel
Hervé Niquet

Le Concert Spirituel/Niquet
Recorded Paris. 8 - 10 Sept 1997 DDD
Naxos 8.554295 [74'45".] [HD]

Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2
Maurizio Pollini, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado
DG, 457 837-2 - 2 discs (44'59 & 48'37), Mid-price [MB]

Johannes BRAHMS
Lieder - Complete Edition - Volume 2
Funf Gedichte op 19 Lieder und Gesange op 32
Vier Gesange op. 43 Vier Lieder op 46.

 Juliane Banse (sop), Andreas Schmidt (bar), accompanied by Helmut Deutsche
 recorded August / December 1996 in conjunction with Sender Freies, Berlin.
cpo 999 442-2 DDD Stereo, [57:33] [JP]

Benjamin BRITTEN (1913 - 1976)
Rejoice in the Lamb, 16'04"
Hymn to St. Cecilia 10'18" and other choral works.
Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge.
Conducted by Christopher Robinson.
Recorded 13 - 15 July 1999, Cambridge. DDD Naxos 8.554791 [73'48"] [HD]

Symphony No. 5 in B flat major
BBC Symphony Orchestra  conducted by Jascha Horenstein
Recorded Royal Albert Hall, London, 15th September 1971 BBC Legends - BBCL 4033-2 - STEREO (ADD) Total time 74.46 [JP]

William BYRD (1543 - 1623)
Mass for Four Voices 24'39"
Mass for Five Voices 23'56"
(c1505 - 1585)
Missa Salve Intemerata Virgo* 24'38"
St. John's College Choir, Cambridge.
Conductor George Guest
Recorded March 1986 and Dec 1988* DDD
EMI Classics for Pleasure 5 74002 2 [73'13"] [HD]

JOHN CAGE (1912-1992):
THREE2 (1991) (9'00")
TWENTY-THREE (1988) (23'00")
SIX (1991) (3'00")
TWENTY-SIX (1991) (26'00")
Christina Fong (violin/viola) Glenn Freeman (percussion) Karen Krummel (cello)
The Orchard (Valley Media) OGRE/OGRESS PRODUCTIONS



Fetes galantes (1); Proses lyriques; Nuits blanches
Christine Schäfer (soprano) and Irwin Gage (piano) with Stella Doufexis (mezzo)
Deutsche Grammophon 459 682-2 75'56" [PW]

Luigi CHERUBINI (1760 -1842)
String Quartet No 2 in C Major (1829) 29'11"
String Quartet No 5 in F Major (1835) 25'43"
HAUSMUSIK London Monica Hugget, Pavlo Beznosiuk , (violins) Roger Chase, (viola); Richard Lester (cello).
Recorded June 24 -26 1997 Kammermusik Studio
cpo 999 4642
DDD [54'54"] [HD]

Napoléon COSTE (1805- 1883)
Guitar Works. Vol 3.
Pavel Steidl (Guitar)
Recorded Newmarket, Canada. 16 - 20 December 1998 DDD
Naxos 8.554353 [64'52"] [HD]

Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien - Symphonic Fragments:-The Court of Lilies; Ecstatic Dance and Finale from the first Act; The Passion The Good Shepherd
Live Performance: 20th September 1982
Modest Petrowitsch MUSSORGSKY
Pictures at an Exhibition - orchestrated by Maurice RAVEL
Live performance 21-23 February 1999
NDR-Sinfonieorchester conducted by Günther Wand
RCA Red Seal/BMG 74321 72788 2 [54:31] [IL]

Complete works for solo piano, vol.2
Images - Serie I. Images Serie II. Le Petit Negre. Children's Corner. La plus que lente Valse Romantique. Ballade. Danse (Tarantelle styrienne). Mazurka. Suite bergamasque. Hommage a Haydn. Elegie. Berceuse heroique. Page d'album. Etudes Book I. Etudes Book II. Etude Retrouvee
Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Decca 460 247-2, 2CD 150 mins.[PW]

DELIUS Orchestral Works Volume 1
First Cuckoo*; Summer Night on the River*; Eventyr; Paris; excerpts from Koanga and Hassan

Beecham with London Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic* orchestras, London Select Choir
Naxos Historical 8.110904 61'11" [PW]

Marcel Dupré
Complete Organ Music, Volume 8: Poèmes Symphonique
Op. 37, 44 & 47. Jeremy Filsell (organ)
Guild GMCD 7183 60 mins (PGW)

Vox clamatis/
Organ concerto/Missa cum populo

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus/Neumann, Pesek/Kamila Klugarova (organ) etc
Panton 81 1141-2 60 mins [PW]

Sir Edward ELGAR (1857 - 1934)
Pomp and Circumstances Marches Nos 1-5, Op. 39 27'56"
Sea Pictures. Op 37 27'44"
Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 * 16'39"
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Bernadette Greevy (contralto)
Vernon Handley
Recorded Watford Town Hall Feb 1981
St. Augustine's Church, Kilburn, London Sept 1978* DDD / ADD*
EMI Classics for Pleasure 574003 2 [69'19"] [HD]


EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934)

Bostock and the Münchner Symphoniker in rare ELGAR orchestral and vocal works - many world premiere recordings
The Crown of India March
Hail Immemorial Ind from The Crown of India *
The Wind at Dawn *
Empire March
A Voice in the Desert * **
Piano Concerto (slow movement) ***
The Spanish Lady suite
Civic Fanfare - Hereford.

Christine Østergaard (mezzo) * Peter Hall (Narrator) ** Margaret Fingerhut (piano) *** Münchner Symphoniker/Douglas Bostock
rec 19-20 April 2000, Bavaria Tonstudio, München
The British Symphonic Collection Vol. 7 CLASSICO CLASSCD334 [65.12] [RB]

Piano Works
Ashley Wass
Naxos Laureate Series 8.554484 [76 mins.] [PW]

passatori - accordion, bandoneon, orchestra
Richard Galliano
: Opale Concerto (1994)
Astor Piazzolla:
Richard Galliano:
San Peyre (extracted from the suite of the same name)La Valse à Margaux, Mélodicelli' Habanerando
Astor Piazzolla:
Concerto pour Bandonéon
Richard Galliano (accordion, bandoneon) I solisti dell' orchestra della Toscana
Recorded Florence, Italy, 6, 7, 8 October 1998 Dreyfus FOM 36601 [JE]

String Quartets 1 & 2

Kreutzer Quartet
Metier MSV CD92032. 38 mins. [PW]

Symphony No.6 in C minor,Op. 58. The Forest, Op. 19.
Moscow Symphony Orchestra/Alexander Anissimov.
Naxos 8.554293 [DDD] [59'10]. [RB]

Reynaldo HAHN (1875-1947)
Chansons Grises and other songs
Martyn Hill (tenor) and Graham Johnson (piano)
Helios (Hyperion) CDH55040 (Reissue) [IL]

Symphonies Nos. 103, 'Drum Roll', 104, 'London', Symphony No. 95.

Collegium Musicum 90 Richard Hickox
Chandos Chaconne CHAN0655 78m DDD. [GF]

Sinfonia Serena & Der Harmonie der Welt
 Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/Blomstedt
458 899-2 67 mins. [PW]

ALAN HOVHANESS (b.1911) Piano Music
Macedonian Mountain Dance Op. 144a 2.56
Mountain Dance No. 2 Op. 144b 2.12
Blue Job Mountain Sonata Op. 340 9.53
Mystic Flute Op. 22 2.14
Dance Ghazal Op. 37a 2.38
Love Song Vanishing Into Sounds of Crickets Op. 327 3.41
Sonata Ananda Op. 327 22.00
Fantasy Op. 16 20.09
Wayne Johnson (piano)
rec September 1991, Seattle CRYSTAL RECORDS 813[66.32] [RB]

Passion for unaccompanied male voices
The Burgundian Cadence
ZEN608 [41.01] [RB]

Jacques IBERT (1890 - 1962)
Piano Music
Scherzetto 2'47" Pièce romantique 5'53" Tocatta sur le nom d'Albert Roussel 0'58" L'espiègle au village de Lilliput 0'55" Française: 'Guitarre 'pour le piano 2'34" Le vent dans les ruines 2'53" Petite Suite 16'19" Histoires 21'43" Les recontres 16'10"

Hae-won Chang (piano)
Recorded Heidelberg, Germany. 29 / 30 Sept 1991 DDD
Naxos 8.554720 [70'47"] [HD]

Piano Sonatas
Nos.1 "Sonata-Fantasia" (Op.39) & 2 (Op.54);
13 Preludes (from 24 Preludes in Jazz Style, Op.53)
Steven Osborne (piano)
HYPERION CDA67159 [69'20"] [CA]

Kanteletar-Lauluja op 100
A selection of 26 Songs for soloists and piano
sung by Camilla Nylund (sop), Hans Lydman (bar), accompanied by Peter Stamm
recorded November 4-17, 1997 and January 26-28 1998.
CPO 999 575-2 DDD Stereo, [65 18] [JP]

Sebastian KNUPFER: Sacred Music
Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her. Was mein Gott will das gescheh allzeit. Wenn mein Studlein vorhanden ist. Ach Herr strafe mich nicht in deinem Zorn. Quaemadmodum desiderat cervus. Super flumina Babylonis. Jesus Christus unser Heiland. Die Turteltaube lasst sich horen.    
Robert King   King's Consort   James Bowman   Robin Blaze   Michael George  
Hyperion CDA67160 80m DDD. [GF]



Selected Songs She Walks in Beauty (1951) (2.25) Venilia (1922) (1:34) At Christmas Time (1917) (1 :32) with Sylvia Buccelli, piano

Letter to a Composer (1995) (8:34) Danielle Woerner with Marcia Gates, flute; Jean Kopperud, clarinet, Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Quartet (HVPSQ)

Selections from Nine Songs to Poems of Emily Dickinson (1938-51) Our share of night to bear (.58) Hope is the thing with feathers (1.35) I felt a cleavage in my mind (.37) with Sylvia Buccelli, piano

Images of Man (1994) The Universal Man (1.58) Behold Eternal Death (2:45) Compell the Poor (2:14) I am Weary (3:02) O Prince of Light (2:32) It Is an Easy Thing (3:03) Male and Female (3:08) Rise from the Dews of Death (4:19) with Marcia Gates, flute; Susan Seligman, cello; Robert Starer, piano

Suite for Soprano and Flute (1936-37) + Night Song (4:03) Dawn Piece (1:02) Morning Song (2:34) Evening Song (2:12) with Patricia Spencer, flute

The Ideal Self (1981) (4:05) with Marcia Gates, flute; Robert Starer, piano

Selected songs to poems of William Blake
Love's Secret (1949) (1:52) Ah! Sunflower (1984) (1.57) The Little Vagabond (1980) (2:07) with Sylvia Buccelli, piano

The Soundless Song (1923) String Quartet (6:08) Moonlight (1:31) String Quartet (1:55) The Silent Voice (1:47) Flute and Clarinet (:23) The Soundless Song (2.09) with Marcia Gates, flute; Jean Kopperud, clarinet; Sylvia Buccelli, piano; HVPSQ

Transience (1922) (1.58) with Sylvia Buccelli, piano
Recorded Nov. 1997 & Jan 1998 at the Make-Believe Ballroom, W. Shokan, NY Exec. Producer: Danielle Woerner Producer: Baikida Carroll Engineer: Tom Mark PARNASSUS PACD96-025 [77:14] [RB]

Symphonic Variations Concerto for Orchestra
Symphony No. 1 Jeux venitiens
Musique funebre Livre pour orchestre
Symphony No. 2 Mi parti

Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra - Witold Lutoslawski
recorded at Polish Radio & TV Studios, Katowice,a co-production with EMI and Polish Radio and TV May and June, 1976, and December 1977.
EMI Double Forte CZS5 73833-2 [JP]

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