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ENGLISH LUTE SONGS. Works by: Purcell, Lawes, Dowland, Locke, Blow etc. Robin Blaze: countertenor, Elizabeth Kenny: lute Hyperion CDA67126 71m DDD.[GF]

ENGLISH STRING MINIATURES: "Summer Stream": Alan Langford: Four Pieces; Geoffrey Bush: Divertimento; Geoffrey Wright: Two Pieces; Herbert Sumsion: A Mountain Tune; David Lyon: Intermezzo; Anthony Hedges: Divertimento. Royal Ballet Sinfonia/David Lloyd-Jones ASV CD WHL 2121 [PC]

TORTELIER'S FRENCH BONBONS: Works by Hérold, Gounod, Thomas, Massenet, Adam, Chabrier, Auber, Offenbach and Maillart   BBC Philharmonic/Yan Pascal Tortelier   Chandos CHAN 9765 [75' 08''] [PC]

Charlotte CHURCH Various songs and  arias  SONY SK89003 [DW]

rating not applied

RADIO CLASSICS Various composers and orchestras HMV CLASSICS 5 73550 2 [PS]

RENAISSANCE MASTERPIECES   Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly   Naxos 8.550843 [DDD] [69'01] [DW]

OF KNIGHTS AND CASTLES Sinfonia of Cambridge Brass Ensemble/Russell Keable   DUNELM RECORDS DRD 0141
(from 2 Park Close, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 7RQ) [PS]

Collection: The Land of Mountain and Flood - Scottish Orchestral Music Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by John Wilson  ASV CD WHL 2123 [70:46] [C S-S] rating not applied

THE ROMANTIC CELLO: Sonatas by PARRY and HURLSTONE, pieces by HARTY    Andrew Fuller (cello), Michael Dussek (piano)   DDD DUTTON CDLX 7102 [PS]

WHALE SPIRIT RISING: MARJAN MOZETICH Fantasia .. sul linguaggio perduto for string orchestra (1981) 14.16 BRIAN ELLIAS Whale Spirit Rising for strings and baritone saxophone (1985) 26.24 KEITH JARRETT Elegy for violin and string orchestra (1985) 18.28 Eleonora Turovsky (violin) David Mott (sax) I Musici de Montreal/Yuli Turovsky   rec Canada 1996-1997 CHANDOS NEW DIRECTION CHAN 9748 [59.18] [RB]

HOPE AND GLORY: Soundtrack to the TV series Music by: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Pachelbel, Wagner etc.   Various Orchestras and conductors. BBC WMSF 6014-2 70m DDD. [GF]

EDWARD & SOPHIE: A Royal Celebration   Official Recording of the wedding service by the BBC BBC WMEF0042-2 55m  [GF] rating not applicable

Richard Rodney BENNETT & John TAVENER Gormenghast  Orchestral score by Richard Rodney Bennett, the BBC Philharmonic conducted by John Harle. Choral music by John Tavener, The Academy of Ancient Music conducted by Paul Goodwin, with The Choir of Temple Church directed by Stephen Layton. Title song sung by Andrew Johnson.   SONY SK89135 [67:20] [GD]

HAMMER FILM COLLECTION Vol 2 GDI Records GDICD005 Distributed by ABM Tel: (0208) 236 2310 Fax: (0208) 236 2312 [PC]

FRANZ REIZENSTEIN - Film Music for "The Mummy"   GDI Records GDICD006. Distributed by ABM Tel: (0208) 236 2310. Fax: (0208) 236 2312. (57' 45'').[PC]


The CELIBIDACHE Edition - The Stuttgart Recordings Volume IV
(1862-1918)Nocturnes; La Mer; Ibéria (Images pour orchestre No. 2)
Maurice RAVEL
(1875-1937)Daphnis et Chloé (Suite No. 2); La Valse; Le Tombeau de Couperin; Alborado del gracioso; Rapsodie espagnole SWR Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sergiu Celibidache  DG 453 194-2 3 CDs [163:28] with bonus CD containing La Mer rehearsals [47:59] [IL]

LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI - The Magician   various orchestras  RCA Red Seal - Artists of the Century series RCA 74321 70931 2 2 CD set (CD1 78.10+CD2 70.29) Mid price ADD [RB]

TOSCANINI CONCERT EDITION. Beethoven Symphony No 2 in D, Op 36; Symphony No 4 in B flat, Op 60; Overture Leonore No 3. With broadcast introductions and interval talk by Samuel Chotzinoff. NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini.  Recorded at NBC on 4 November 1939 Naxos 8.110815-16 (2 CDs) [AAD] [95']. [DW] rating not applied

TOSCANINI CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN. Symphony No 7; Septet, Op 20; Overture Egmont. NBC   Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini.   Radio broadcast 18 November 1939. [AAD] [78' 51"] Naxos 8.110814. [DW] rating not applied

TOSCANINI CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN. Choral fantasy for piano, chorus and orchestra; Symphony No 9 in D minor 'Choral'.   Anita Dorfman (piano), Jamila Novotna (soprano), Kerstin Thorburg (contralto), Jan Peerce (tenor), Nicola Noscona (bass), Westminster Choir, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini   . Radio broadcast of 2 December 1939. Naxos 8.110824 [AAD] [80']. [DW] rating not applied

REALMS OF GOLD: The Letters and Poems of John Keats Read by Samuel West with Matthew Marsh Naxos Audiobooks NA217412 158m DDD.[GF]


The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs (1999) By Ivan March, Edward Greenfield and Robert Layton Paperback - 1600 pages (November 1999) Penguin Books; ISBN: 0140513795  £19.99 (Amazon UK £13.60) [AB]

MARIGOLD - The Music of Billy Mayerl By Peter Dickinson Hardback, 320 pages (with Free CD). Oxford University Press ISBN 0-19-816213-8 £29:95

Amazon UK £23.96   Amazon US $45

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