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Giovanni Felice SANCES Sacred and Secular Songs for Soprano, Harp and Guitar Musica Fablua, directed by Jan Walters ASV (Gaudeamus) CD GAU 193 * [64:15] [GD]

DOMENICO SCARLATTI Eighteen Harpsichord Sonatas Jane Clark (harpsichord) JANICULUM JAN D204  [63.06] [RB]

SHCHEDRIN Concerto Cantabile
Violin Concerto
Serenade Melancolique

EMI Classics CDC5 56966 2 [PW]

ARTHUR SHEPHERD (1880-1958) selected works
Piano Quintet (1940) (Abramyan Quartet) 29.00 songs (JoAnn Otley - soprano; Rhoda Vaun Young - piano):-
Piano solos (Grant Johannesen - piano) 16.43
Abramyan Quartet , JoAnn Otley - soprano; Rhoda Vaun Young - piano TANTARA TCDO 39808HS [69.56] [RB]

SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8 'Unfinished', Symphony No. 9 'The Great'. Philharmonia Orchestra Otto Klemperer.   EMI CDM567-338-2 78m ADD. [GF]

SCHUMANN: Symphonies Nos. 1 'Spring' and No. 2.
National Symphony Orchestra Piero Coppola/London Philharmonic Orchestra Georges Enesco.
Dutton Laboratories CDK1209 68m ADD (Transferred from Decca originals 1946/1947) [GF]

Dimitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906 - 1975)
Piano Quintet in G Minor, 4 Waltzes for flute,clarinet & piano, Piano Trio No 2 in E Minor.
Arnold SCHOENBERG (1874 - 1951)
Kammersymphonie, Ode to Napoleon
Verklärte Nacht
 Virgin Classics 7243 5 61760 2 7

SIBELIUS - The Seven Symphonies Utah SO/Maurice Abravanel analogue stereo recordings rec May 1977, Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah VANGUARD CLASSICS SVC 3133 (boxed set - also available separately) [RB]

SIBELIUS TONE POEMS - conducted by SIR ADRIAN BOULT Vol. 1 (The Legends) Vol. 2 (Nature and Patriotism)   London Philharmonic Orchestra/ Sir Adrian Boult  rec Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, July 1956 OMEGA CLASSICS OCD1027 [53.49] OCD1028 [55.17] [RB]

Bedrich SMETANA (1824 - 1884) Ma Vlast/ My Fatherland Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Libor Pesek Recorded Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool. May 1989  Antonin DVORAK (1841 - 1904) Domov muj / My Home. Overture Op 62a 10.02 Czech Suite. Op 39 23.01 Symphony No 4 in D Minor. Op 13 42.18 Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Libor Pesek Recorded Dvorak Hall, Prague (2:1) May 1995. The House of Artists, Prague (2: 2+3) Mar & June 1989 Virgin Classics 7243 5 61739 2 7 CD1. 76.33 CD2. 75.20 [HD]


SIR CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD: Complete Songs Vol. 1. Stephen Varcoe: baritone, Clifford Benson: piano. Hyperion CDA67123 78m DDD. [GF]

YEVHEN STANKOVYTCH (b.1942) Symphony No. 1 Sinfonia Larga (1973) Symphony No. 2 Heroic (1975) Symphony No. 4 Sinfonia Lirica (1977) National SO of the Ukraine/Theodore Kuchar MARCO POLO 8.223792 70.01 [RB]

David STAROBIN (guitar) New Dance -18 dances for guitar (composed 1996-97) Bridge 9084 51'03" [PW]

Sir John TAVENER Fall and Resurrection World premiere performance Patricia Rozario - Soprano, Michael Chance - counter-tenor, Martyn Hill - psaltis, Stephen Richardson - bass, BBC Singers, Adrian Peacock - voice of God / Christ / Devil,  John Scott - chorus master,  St. Paul's Choir  John Scott - director of music, City of London Sinfonia conducted by Richard Hickox  Chandos CHAN 9800 - digital - full price [67.37]  [JP]

TCHAIKOVSKY: The Tempest, Marche Slave, Romeo & Juliet, 1812 Overture Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado DG 453 496-2, Full Price, 1 disc, 69 mins. [MB]

The Tempest, Marche Slave, Romeo & Juliet

1812 Overture

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 6 in B minor Op 74 'Pathetique'; SCHUMANN Symphony No 4 in D minor.
Philharmonia Orchestra / Otto Klemperer. EMI Classics The Klemperer Legacy CDM5 67336 26 [ADD] [75' 37"]. Recordings from 1961 and 1962. [DW]

TCHAIKOVSKY Manfred Symphony 48.44 *
Tapiola 16.22 **
LSO/Eugene Goossens *  LSO/Tauno Hannikainen **
EVEREST EVC 9025 [65.16] [RB]

UCCELLINI Works for Violin. Helene Schmitt with continuo. Christophorus 77224, 76'19" [PW]

JAZEPS VITOLS (1863-1948) Dramatic Overture (1895)
Latvian Folk Song Fantasy (1908) * Spriditis Overture (1907) Jewels - suite (1924) Autumn Song (1928) * Valdis Zarins (violin) Latvian National SO/Dmitri Yablonsky
rec 22-26 Aug 1994 Riga MARCO POLO 8.223756 [66.32]

: Parsifal, live performance from Muziektheater, Amsterdam, February 1997 Poul Elming (Parsifal), Robert Lloyd (Gurnemanz). Violeta Urmana (Kundry), Carsten Stabel (Amfortas), Gunther von Kannen (Klingsor), Wolfgang Schone (Titurel).Sir Simon Rattle, conductor From: The Complete Operas of Richard Wagner on 1 CD-ROM (AE003), priced $8.50 + $3.00 p&p. Time: 40+ hours. Available only from
YES! All the Wagner operas for around £10

Usual ratings not applicable

SIR WILLIAM WALTON: Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, Partita for Orchestra.  Yehudi Menuhin Philharmonia Orchestra Sir William Walton.  EMI CDM5 65005-2 74m ADD. [GF]

SIR WILLIAM WALTON: Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor. 'Belshazzar's Feast'. Donald Bell, Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus Sir William Walton. EMI Walton Edition  CDM5 65004-2 79m ADD (Rec: 1953/59). [GF]

RUTH ZECHLIN Sacred Circles+; Music for Epiphany*; Resurrection*; Three Songs of Hildegard von Bingenº.
Ruth Zechlin (organ*), Harvestrude Chamber Choir, Claus Bantzen; Mechthild Seitz (mezzo+), Werner Tast (fluteº).
ARTE NOVA 74321 67504 2 [DDD] [63' 07"]. [DW]



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