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NIELSEN complete wind music Selandia Ensemble and guests  Kontrapunkt 32288 60 mins. [PW]

ALAN RAWSTHORNE. Piano Quintet; Piano Trio; Cello Sonata; Concertante for violin and piano; Viola Sonata   Rogeri Trio, John McCabe, Mark Messenger, Helen Roberts, Martin Qutram, Julian Rolton. Naxos 8.554352 [DDD] [70' 05] [DW]

ALAN RAWSTHORNE Music for violin and piano; Music for piano Benedict Holland (violin) Alan Cuckston (piano)   [DDD] SWINSTY RECORDS FEW121CD [DW]

SARABAND FOR DEAD LOVERS, Songs and Piano Music by Alan Rawsthorne Sandra Dugdale (soprano), Martin Hindmarsh (tenor), Alan Cuckston (piano), Rene Atkinson (piano)   [DDD] SWINSTY RECORDS FEW 120 CD  [DW]

RIMSKY KORSAKOV Piano Trio in C minor (1897); MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition (arr for piano trio by the Bekova Sisters) Bekova  Sisters   Chandos CHAN 9672 [DDD] [77' 45"] [DW]

EDMUND RUBBRA MUSIC FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO Sonata No 1 Op 11 (1930) Sonata No 2 Op 31 (1932) Sonata No 3 Op 133 (1968) Four Pieces Op 29 Variations on a Phrygian Theme for solo violin Op 105 Krysia Osostowicz (Violin) Michael Dussek (Piano)  DUTTON CDLX 7101 [GH]

Schumann Liederkreis Op. 24, Belsazar, Romanzen & Balladen Op 49, 53 & 64 Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto) Inger Sodergren (piano) BMG 09026 68900 65'53" [PW]

VARIATIONS. Schumann Impromptus Op 5; Beethoven Variations; Schubert Variations (world première recording); Ghost Variations. Brahms Variation on a theme of Schumann Andreas Boyde (piano)   ATH CD23 [DDD] [67' 16"].[DW]

Schnittke, Pärt, Penderecki, Lutoslawski, Gubaidulina etc  . Roman Mints (violin) Evgenia Chudinovich (piano) Black Box BBM1025 65 mins [PW]

SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartets Nos 4, 6 & 8   St Petersburg String Quartet Hyperion CDA67154 70m DDD [GF]

SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Sonata PENDERECKI Sonata for violin and piano PART Spiegel im spiegel SCHNITTKE Sonata No. 3 for violin and piano, Stille nacht (Silent night) Daniel Hope: Violin, Simon Mulligan (piano)   Nimbus NI5631 68m DDD [GF]

JENNIFER BATE plays British organ music STANFORD AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES Including PARRY, Toccata and Fugue Jennifer Bate (organ)  ASV QUICKSILVA CD QS 6222 [AS] [RB]

STRAUSS Metamorphosen, Capriccio sextet, SCHONBERG Verklarte Nacht. Brandis Quartet with Walter Kussner, Dietmar Schwalke, Rainer Zepperitz   Nimbus NI5614 66m DDD. [GF]

DONALD SWANN The Isles of Greece - a cycle of songs for voices and chamber orchestra plus Donald Swann accompanying himself in The Casos Sonnets. Lucinda Broadbridge (sop) Juliet Alderdice (mezz) Jeffrey Cresswell (ten) with instrumental accompaniment/John Jansson.   DIVINE ART 2-5010 [77.41] [PS]

EXPOSÉ - the chamber works of PETER TAHOURDIN: Dialogue no 1 (1971) for violin and piano; Raga Music 1 - The Starlight Night (1985) for soprano and ensemble; Dialogue No 4 (1984) for trombone and percussion; Songs of Love and Fortune (1992) for baritone and piano; Raga Music 4 - For Two (1991) for bass clarinet and percussion;Expose (1995) for solo piano Kirsten Williams, Michael Harvey, Jeannie Marsh, Gerald Gentry, Frederick Shade, Rudolf Osadnik, Arturs Ezergailis, Peter Neville, Barrie webb, Julian Warburton, Bradley Daley, Phillipa Safey, Carl Rosman MD 3205 Move Records  [PC]

JOAN TRIMBLE: Two Pianos - Songs and chamber Music   Various Artists  Marco Polo Irish Composer Series. 8.225059 [PS]

MANFRED TROJAN (1907-83) Fairy Tales and Folk Songs Prince Bajaja (1950 arr 1970) [21.55] The Emperor's Nightingale (1948 arr 1964) [21.22] Czech and Slovak Folk Songs [15.54] Václav Hudecek (violin) Pavel Dreser (accordion) Lubomir Brabec (guitar)   rec 4-6 March 1994, Prague SUPRAPHON 11 2203-2 131 [59.26] [RB]

TRUSCOTT Symphony, Suite in G and Elegy National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, cond. Gary Brain   Marco Polo 8.223674 (60' 52") [PW]

Erkki-Sven Tüür Symphony No.3; Cello Concerto ; Lighthouse for strings. David Geringas (cello) Radio Symphony Orchestra of Vienna, cond. Dennis Russell Davies. ECM New Series 1673 465 134-2 (63 mins) [PW]

JENNIFER BATE plays British organ music PERCY WHITLOCK Organ Music  Jennifer Bate (organ)   ASV QUICKSILVA CD QS 6233 [AS] [RB]

Xenakis Oresteia   Choirs and ensemble, with Spiros Sakkas (baritone) and Sylvio Gualda (percussion) Salabert SCD 8906 49'25" [PW]

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