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SCHUBERT Complete chamber music for piano and strings Vol. 1: Trout Quintet D.667; Notturno D. 667& Piano Quartet D. 487 Nathalie Juchors-Paoletti (piano) David Lefèvre (violin) Christopher Gaugué (viola) Guillaume Paoletti (cello) & Eckhard Rudolph (Bass). ZigZag zzt 991201 63' 48" [PW]

Schubert, Schumann & Brahms lieder;
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Christa Ludwig (mezzo), Fritz Wunderlich (tenor) and Jessye Norman (soprano).
DG CD-pluscore 445 188-2 62'24" [PW]

The Orchestral Works conducted by NIKOLAI GOLOVANOV

Mono recordings reissued from Melodiya LPs dating from 1946-1952

BOHEME - Russian Classical Collection on four CDs [RB]


SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture, Piano Concerto 2, Symphony 5
Dallas Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Litton (piano)
DELOS DE 3246 [73' 59"] [CA]

Shostakovich & Schnittke. The Piano Trios
Vienna Piano Trio
Nimbus NI 5572 69'. 00" [PW]

SHOSTAKOVICH: Complete String Quartets
Emerson String Quartet
DG 463 284-2, 5 discs (75'26, 76'58, 77'56, 68'33 & 60'38) Full Price [MB]

SHOSTAKOVICH: Overture Op. 23,
: Cello Concerto (orch. Shostakovich),
: Cello Concerto (orch Shostakovich),
: Two Preludes (orch. Alfred Schnittke).
Russian State Symphony Orchestra Valery Polyansky.
Chandos CHAN9792 60m DDD. [GF]

SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 Op 43, Finlandia Op. 26, En Saga Op. 9. Pelleas et Melisande Suite Op. 46, Romance in C Op. 42, Andante festivo, Valse Triste, Suite champetre, Suite mignonne Op. 98, Rakastava Op. 14.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/English String Orchestra William Boughton
Nimbus NI7716/7 137m DDD. [GF]


SOLER Sonatas Vol. 6
Gilbert Rowland (harpsichord)
Naxos 8.554565 75'07" [PW]

Winners of the First International Composers' Competition.
The Prayer of Saint Francis interrupted by bells
The Sun's Blinking Eye
Piano Concerto
Budapest SO and Hungarian Radio and TV Chorus/Tamas Vasary.
HUNGAROTON BR 0156 CD available from: Kodaly Foundation, Budapest [GH]
This is our third consecutive review of this disc

Richard STRAUSS: Elektra
Birgit Nilsson (Elektra), Marta Szirmay (Klytamnestra), Gwyneth Jones (Chrysothemis), Donald McIntyre (Orestes) & Charles Craig (Aegisthus).Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by Carlos Kleiber
rec London, 1977. 2 discs (stereo), Mid-price on Golden Melodram GM 6.0001.
+ Coupled with Alban Berg: Wozzeck Suite, Wendy Fine (sop), Symphony-Orchestra of Radio Cologne, Carlos Kleiber (1972) [MB]

TCHAIKOVSKY Francesca da Rimini (1876)
Great SO of All-Union Radio and Central TV rec 1949
Symphony No. 1 (1895)
USSR State Academic Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra rec 1945 conducted by Nikolai Golovanov (1891-1953)
Historical Golovanov series - mono recordings BOHEME Russian Classical Collection CDBMR GOLO2 [61.36] [RB]

Symphony No. 6 Pathétique (1893) 48.10
1812 Overture (1880) 14.47
Great SO of All-Union Radio and Central TV/Nikolai Golovanov
both rec 1948 Historical Golovanov series - mono recordings BOHEME Russian Classical Collection CDBMR GOLO1 [63.04] [RB]

Complete Songs, Volume Two. Children's Songs, Op. 54. Six Romances, Op. 73.
Lyuba Kazarnovskaya (soprano); Ljuba Orfenova (piano).
Naxos 8.554358 [DDD] [64'09]. [CC]

PERCY TURNBULL Piano Music (Character Sketches; Miniatures; Pasticcio on a Theme of Mozart; Sonatina; Dances; Fantasy Suite; Preludes; Three Winter Pieces.)
Peter Jacobs, piano.
Somm SOMMCD 015 CD 69:35 [LF]
rating not supplied

GUISEPPI VERDI (1813 - 1901) I vespri siciliani: Overture 8.50 Messa de Requiem 85.42 Amy Shuard (sop); Anna Reynolds (mez); Richard Lewis (ten); David Ward (bass); Philharmonia Orchestra, Philharmonia Chorus. FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797 -1828) Mass in E Flat Major. D 950 56.33 Anne Pashley (sop); Sybil Michelow (cont); David Hughes (ten 1); Duncan Robertson (ten 2); William McCue (bass). Scottish Festival Chorus, New Philharmonia Orchestra. Carlo Maria Giulini   Recorded: Royal Albert Hall:- Aug 7 1963 (I vespri siciliani); Royal Albert Hall:- Aug 5 1963 (Requiem) Usher Hall, Edinburgh. Aug 31 1968 (Schubert) BBC BBCL 4029-2 CD1 75.06 CD2 77.31 [HD]

VERDI: Complete Overtures, Preludes and Ballet Music.
BBC Philharmonic Sir Edward Downes.
CHANDOS CHAN9510, CHAN9594, CHAN9696, CHAN9788. 4 discs aas CHAN9787/4. 76m, 71m, 56m, 64m.[GF]

WILLIAM WALTON Violin Concerto Cello Concerto Dong Suk Kang (violin) Tim Hugh (cello) ENPO/Paul Daniel NAXOS 8.554325 [59.57] [RB]

William WALTON (1902 - 1983)
String Quartet in A Minor 28'49"
Piano Quartet in D Minor * 28'37"
Maggini Quartet Peter Donohoe (pno)*
Recorded Potton Hall, Suffolk,UK. May 30 - June 1 1999 DDD Naxos 8.554646 [57'38"] [HD]

RICHARD WILSON Symphony No. 1 (1984) New Zealand SO/James Sedares Gnomics (1981) Randy Bowman (fl) Laura Ahlbeck (ob) Laura Flax (cl) Tribulations - song cycle (1988) Mary Ann Hart (mezzo) composer (piano) Viola Sonata (1989) Misha Amory (viola) Blanca Uribe (piano) KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS 3-7483-2 [63.15] [RB]

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