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Eugen d’Albert Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor – First Movement # Ecossaises in E flat arr d’Albert Violin Sonata No. 5 Spring – Scherzo and Rondo * Carl Maria von WEBER Aufforderung zum Tanz Op. 65 Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Au Bord d’une Source Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Capriccio in B minor Op. 76/2 Eugen d’ALBERT (1864-1932) Die Toten Augen; Lied der Myrtocle Tiefland; Zwischenspiel Tiefland; Schau her, das ist ein Taler +< Gavotte and Minuet Op. 1 No. 4 Scherzo Op. 16/2 Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Violin Sonata in C – Andante ostenuto * Fryderyk CHOPIN Nocturne in F sharp Op. 15/2 Waltz in A flat Op. 42 Etude in F minor Op. 25/2 Etude in G flat Op. 25/9 Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Impromptus No. 3 and 4 in B flat and F minor D946 Marche Militaire in D Op. 51/1 D733 Eugen d’Albert (piano) with
Andreas Weissgerber (violin) in the Mozart and Beethoven Violin Sonatas * Berlin Orchestra conducted by Bruno Seidler-Winkler # Gotthilf Pistor (tenor) Recorded 1912-30 SYMPOSIUM 1146 [78.30] [JW]

I can’t imagine any pianophile willingly renouncing the chance to make the acquaintance of so various, so remarkable a musician. … see Full Review

Philip Amalong, piano Johann Sebastian BACH (1685 - 1750) Das Wohltemperierte Klavier book I: Prelude and Fugue in Bb [6.15] Johannes BRAHMS (1832 -1897) Ballades, Op. 10 (1854): #1 in d, "Edward" [4.06]; #2 in D [6.22] Alberto Ginastera (1916 - 1983) Piano Sonata #1, Op. 22 (1952) [15.04] Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891 - 1953) Ten piano pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75 (1935): Romeo bids Juliet farewell [7.48] Enrique GRANADOS (1867 - 1916) Quejas ó La Maja y el Ruiseñor [6.48] Fr. Angelo A. DELLA PICCA (b.1923) Rondo Capriccioso (on a theme by Mascagni) (?) [7.39] Philip Amalong, piano Two pages of notes in English. Photograph of the performer. "Enhanced CD" (See Review) material by TVAcom, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Recording dates and locations not given. EROICA JDT 3119 [54.02] [PSh]

Beautifully played piano music selected for a rainy afternoon and featuring a remarkable Ginastera Op. 22 ... see Full Review

Amours, Zéphyrs and Sirènes Marcello UCELLINI (1603-1680) Aria decimal terza Sopra ‘Questa Bella Sirena’, (1645) Bellerofonte CASTALDI (1580/1-1649) Sonata 7 Tarquino MERULA (1595-1665) Chiacona a 3, (1637) Girolamo FRESCOBALDI (1583-1643) Canzona quinta detta ‘La Tromboncina’, (1628) Andrea FALCONIERI (1585-1656) La Gioiosa fantasia, (1650) Giovanni BASSANO (c.1558-1656) Suzanne un jour (1591), after Rolande de Lassus Bellerofonte CASTALDI (1580/1-1649) Sonata 5 Salmone ROSSI (1570-1649) Sonate Duodecima, sopra ‘La Bergamasca’ Giovanni CIMA (1570-after 11622) Sonata a 3, (1610) after Cipriano de RORE (1515/16-1665) Anchor che col partire Giovanni Battista BUONAMENTE (died 1642) Sonata Decima, sopra ‘Cavaletto zoppo’ (1628) Girolamo FRESCOBALDI (1583-1643) Toccata cromatica per l’Elevazione (1635) Bartolomeo d SELMA Y SALAVERDE (died 1638) Vestiva i colli (1638), after Palestrina Andrea FALCONIERI (1585-1656) Bayle de los dichos Diablos (1650) Girolamo FRESCOBALDI (1583-1643) Canzon decimaterza ditto ‘La Bianchina’ (1628) Salmone ROSSI (1570-1649) Sinfonia a 3 (1608) Bellerofonte CASTALDI (1580/1-1649) Ritornello primo Giovanni Battista BUONAMENTE (died 1642) Gagliarda Decima (1626) Andrea FALCONIERI (1585-1656) Fantasia Padre Falla (1650) Andrea FALCONIERI (1585-1656) Folias echa para mi senora dona Tarolilla de Caralenos (1650) La Turbulente (Susi Möhlmeier (flutes/recorders), Frédérique Thouvenot (flutes/recorders), Claire Giardelli (cello and piccolo violoncello), Mirella Giardelli (harpsichord and organ), Pascal Monteilhet (theorbo and archlute)) Recorded October 2002 in Olivier Messiaen Hall, Grenoble NAÏVE E 8884 [55.06] [RH]

An interesting exploration of the development of Italian instrumental music, with some wonderfully infectious playing. … see Full Review

Claudio Arrau (piano) Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Op. 15 (1854-58) Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Sonata No. 21 in C minor Op. 53 Waldstein (1803-04) Claudio Arrau (piano) Philharmonia Orchestra/Basil Cameron Recorded London 1947 URANIA SP 4216 [72.07] [JW]

Arrau: two examples of a self he later came to disavow but whose virtues are still illuminating and necessary. … see Full Review


Awake Sweet Love - English Lute Songs by Dowland and Purcell
CD1 John DOWLAND (1564-1626) First Book of Songs (1597) Complete Rufus Muller (tenor); Christopher Wilson (lute) CD2 Henry PURCELL (1658-1695) Fifteen Songs: Crown the Altar, If music be the food of love and By Beauteous Softness from the Birthday Ode to Queen Mary (1689); Strike the Viol from Come ye sons of Art (1694); In the Black Dismal Dungeon of Despair and Evening Hymn words by Dr. William Fuller; Music for a while from Oedipus ; Since from my dear Astrea’s Sight’ from Diocletian; Thrice Happy’ and ‘One Charming Night’ from ‘The Fairy Queen’ (1692); Here the deities approve from ‘Welcome to all pleasures’(1683); Tis Nature’s Voice from ‘Ode on St.Cecilia’s day’(1692); O Solitude words by Katherine Philips; ‘Sweeter than Roses’ from ‘Pausanius’. Incassum, Lesbia’ from Elegy on Queen Mary’s death; (1695) Michael Chance (counter-tenor); Nigel North (archlute/theorbo), Richard Boothby (viola da gamba); Maggie Cole (harpsichord) Recorded at Toddington Church, Gloucestershire, 1993 BRILLIANT CLASSICS 92137 [74.32+55.57] [GH]

This super-budget price set is a very good place to start a collection of early English songs. Both composers are connected by the importance they placed on the text and on expressing it. … see Full Review

Bamboo Dream – The Cloudgate Dance Theatre of Taiwan A film danced to the music of Arvo PÄRT, choreographed by Lin Hwai-Min Fratres – for piano and violin – Gidon Kremer (violin) and Keith Jarrett (piano) Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten – Staatsorchester Stuttgart conducted by Dennis Russel Davies Fratres – for 12 cellos – The 12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Tabula Rasa – Gidon Kremer (violin), Tatjana Grindenko (violin) and Alfred Schnittke (prepared piano), with the Lithuanian Chamber Music Orchestra conducted by Saulus Sondeckis. Darfe ich – Gidon Kremer (violin) and Kremerata Baltica. Flute – Huang Sheng-Kai Directed by Ross MacGibbon. (DVD). ARTHAUS MUSIK 100 378 [63 minutes plus 25 minutes extras] [JPh]

I do urge you to see this … visually stunning, danced superbly by all, and the music is wonderful. This is a fusion of eastern and western dance techniques, and I haven’t seen better. … see Full Review

Sir Thomas Beecham - The CBS collection

Sir Thomas Beecham conducts orchestral favourites Franz SUPPÉ Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna Overture [8.22] Johann STRAUSS II Morning Papers Waltz Op. 279 [7.58] Georges BIZET La Jolie Fille de Perth selection [19.49] Luigi BOCCHERINI Overture in D [7.43] Gioachino ROSSINI La Cambiale de Matrimonio overture [5.38] Jacques OFFENBACH Les Contes de Hoffman - suite [12.38] Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART German Dance Die Schlittenfahrt K605 [2.59] German March in D Haffner K249 [2.58] Emmanuel CHABRIER España - Rhapsodie [6.34] Royal Philharmonic Chorus (Offenbach) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Thomas Beecham rec. 1950-53, London. mono
SONY CLASSICAL SMK91185 [73.38] [RB]

Lollipops despatched with panache - a Beecham speciality. ... see Full Review

Sir Thomas Beecham conducts Dvořák, Balakirev and Rimsky-Korsakov Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Symphonic Variations Op. 78 Mily Alexeyevich BALAKIREV (1837-1910) Tamar – symphonic poem Nicolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908) Le Coq d’Or Suite Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Thomas Beecham Recorded 1951-54 SONY CLASSICAL SMK91171 [66.39] [JW]

This is a well-documented and cannily programmed entrant into the happily formidably well-equipped Beecham catalogue – long may it continue. … see Full Review

BERLIN CABARET MUSIC Es Lag In Der Luft AKADEMIE DER KÜNSTE 0014642TLR [78.13]

A fine panoramic sweep to this Weimar cabaret salute. … see Full Review

BERLIN CABARET MUSIC (2) Bei uns um die Gedächtniskirche rum…Berlin Caberet. Friedrich Holländer und das Kabarett der zwanziger Jahre in Originalaufnahmen AKADEMIE DER KÜNSTE EDEL 0014532TLR [2 CDs: 156.20]

An excellent conspectus of the world of the Berlin cabaret before it and so much else was swept away. … see Full Review

Felicja Blumental – Friends and Rivals: Beethoven and Hoffmeister Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Op. 15 (1798) Franz Anton HOFFMEISTER (1754-1812) Piano Concerto in D major (publ. 1787) Felicja Blumental (piano) Vienna Symphony Orchestra/Robert Wagner (Beethoven), recorded Innsbruck 1962 Prague Chamber Orchestra/Alberto Zedda, recorded Milan 1967 BRANA RECORDS BR 0009 [72.26] [JW]

It’s certainly good to have Blumental’s sensitive musicianship back in the catalogue. … see Full Review


Felicja Blumental – Friends and Rivals: Mozart and Clementi Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)
Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major Jeunehomme K271 (1777) Muzio CLEMENTI (1752-1832) Piano Concerto in C (? 1790-96) Felicja Blumental (piano) Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg/Leopold Hager, recorded Salzburg 1976 (Mozart) Prague Symphony Orchestra/Alberto Zedda, recorded Salzburg 1980 (Clementi) BRANA RECORDS BR 0008 [56.24] [JW]

A cultivated, idiomatic and sensitive musician … Brana do good work in restoring Blumental’s legacy … see Full Review

British Women Composers Volume 1 Errollyn Wallen It all depends on you (1989) [16.07] Lindsay Cooper The Road is Wider than Long (1991) [15.21] Elizabeth Maconchy (1907-1994) My Dark Heart (1981) [20.49] Nicola Lefanu (b.1947) The Old Woman of Beare (1981) [18.08] Lontano/Odaline de la Martinez Recorded 1992 at St Silas Church, London NW5, UK Notes in English. LORELT LNT 101 [70.54] [PSh]

Candy for unreconstructed Feminists, for the rest of us dry bread and vinegar with very little jam … see Full Review

The art of Robert BURNS The Musicians of Edinburgh David Johnson Artistic Director Hilary Bell (soprano) Paul Rendall (tenor) Geoff Davidson (baritone) Bonnie Ridout (violin - guest) Kevin McCrae (cello) Philip Sawyer (harpsichord/fortepiano) Edna Arthur (violin - guest) Recorded at Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Midlothian SCOTSTOWN MUSIC no number [60.18] [CSS]

A delight for anyone – not only for the Scot … see Full Review

The Busch String Quartet Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) String Quartet in E flat K428 (1783) Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Piano Quintet in E flat Op. 44 (1842) Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) String Quartet in E flat Op. 51 (1878-79) The Busch String Quartet Recorded 1941-42 BIDDULPH LAB 103 [80.09] [JW]

Busch performances that have tended to be a little overlooked, in transfers that are sympathetic and attractive. … see Full Review

Enrico CARUSO (tenor) (1873-1921) The Complete Recordings: Volume 11 (1918-1919) NAXOS HISTORICAL GREAT SINGERS SERIES 8.110752 [66.43] [CC]

The ease of vocalisation and delicacy of phrasing is a delight and a fitting conclusion to this interesting and varied disc … see Full Review

China - Classical Music He ZHANHAO (b.1933) and Chen GANG (b.1935) Butterfly Violin Concerto (1959) [27.33] Tang Baodi (violin); Yuan Fang (cond.) Xi XINGHAI (1905-1945) Yellow River Piano Concerto (arr. from cantata by Yin CHENGZONG, Liu ZHUANG, Chu WANGHUA, Sheng LIHONG, Xu WENXING) (1936) [19.56] Yin Changzong (piano); Li Delun (cond.) Five Themes on Taiwanese Folk Songs [9.38] Tang Baodi (violin) Huang TIAN Yisham Mountain Fantasia - suite [19.28] (cond. Chen Xieyang) Sun YILIN The Kazak Suite [23.14] (cond. Han Zhongjie) Tian FENG A Trip to Yi Village - suite [18.15] (cond. Yao Guanrong) DP - Arrangement: Yang BAOZHI Moonlight on the Journey's Road [4.02] DP - Arrangement: Li GUOQUAN Fishermen's Song at Dusk [6.22] Yao ZHONG Spring in Xinjiang [2.43] Symphony Orchestra of the Central Philharmonic Society of China rec. 1990-1999. Predominantly 1990. DDD. Licensed from the China Record Corporation NOVALIS 150 167-2 [58.14+75.20] [RB]

Rambunctious, cheeky, flighty, sometimes overdone, sometimes treacly. Fasten your seatbelts ... see Full Review


Christmas from a Golden Age
Original recordings 1925-1950. ADD Seth B. Winner Studios Inc., Restoration Engineer NAXOS 8.110296 [77.28] [CMT]

In all, a marvellously enjoyable disc which brings unforced smiles through great artistry and unshakeable musical conviction - no other present required! … see Full Review

Christmas With The Tallis Scholars Medieval Carols: Angelus ad virginem [2’39]. Nowell sing we [3’01]. There is no rose [3’35]. The Coventry Carol: Lullay: I saw [2’19]. Lulla, lulla, thou tiny little child [3’20]. Ave Maria: Josquin DESPREZ (c1440-1521) Ave Maria for four voices [5’25]. Philippe VERDELOT (c1470/80-before 1552) Beata es virgo/Ave Maria [5’40]. Tomás Luis de VICTORIA (1548-1611) Ave Maria for four voices (attrib) [2’15]. Ave Maria for double choir [4’51]. German Chorales:
Michael PRAETORIUS (?1571-1621) Es ist ein’ Ros’ [3’06]. Hieronymous PRAETORIUS (1560-1629) Joseph, lieber Joseph mein [2’30]. In dulci jubilo [3’41]. Flemish Polyphony: Clemens Non PAPA (c1510-c1555) Pastores quidnam vidistis [4’43]. Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis [31’15]. Chant from Salisbury: Missa in gallicantu (First Mass of Christmas) [31’15]. Christmas Hymns: Christe Redemptor omnium [3’49]; Veni, Redemptor gentium [4’30]; Slavator mundi, Domine [2’31]; A solis ortus cardine [4’59].
Tudor Polyphony:
Thomas TALLIS (c1505-1585) Missa Puer natus est nobis (compl. Wulstan and Dunkley) [23’54]. The Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips. Rec. c.1986-1998 at The Church of St Peter and Paul, Salle, Norfolk and Merton College, Oxford. GIMELL CDGIM202 [156’42: 78’8 + 78’34] [CC]

Thanks are due to Gimell for a very rewarding and often intensely beautiful Christmas experience. … See Full Review

Clarinet Kaleidoscope Gavin SUTHERLAND (b.1972) The Lounge Suite (2002); Nostalgia (arrangements); In Party Mood (arr from Jack Strachey - original 1942) David FANSHAWE (b.1942) Serenata (Mother and Child) Reginald HUNT (b.1891-1982) Meditation (1947) Gilbert VINTER (b.1909-1969) Song and Dance (1961) Edward ELGAR (1857-1934) Canto Popolare (In the Moonlight) (1904) Philip LANE (b.1950)
Three Spanish Dances (1981) Frederick KELL (1871-1950) A Graceful Tune; A Humorous Fantasy; An Autumn Tune; Moods (1933). Terence GREAVES (b.1933) Clarinet Cakewalk (1989) Verity Butler (clarinet) Gavin Sutherland (piano) rec. The Downs School, Great Malvern, Sept 2002. DDD British Composer Series CAMPION CAMEO 2022 [67.14] [RB]

Light classics despatched with lovingly shaped playing ... see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH Classical Cello Concertos CD1 Carl Philipp Emanuel BACH (1714-1788) Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor Wq. 170 (H.432) Cello Concerto No. 3 in A major Wq. 172 (H.439) Cello Concerto No. 2 in B flat major Wq. 171 (H.436) Balázs Máté (cello) Concerto Armonico/Péter Szüts On authentic instruments Recording: 1995 Licensed from Hungaroton, Hungary. Brilliant Classics DDD STEMRA 92198/1 CD2 Luigi BOCCHERINI (1743-1805) Cello Concerto in E flat major, No.12 (G deest) Cello Concerto in G major, No.7 (G 480) Cello Concerto in A major, No.2 (G 475) Cello Concerto in C major, No.11(G 573) Julius Berger (cello) South-West German Chamber Orchestra, Pforzheim/Vladislav Czarnecki Recording: 1988, Matthäuskirche, Pforzheim, Germany. Producer: Teije van Geest Licensed from EBS, Germany Brilliant Classics DDD STEMRA 92198/2 CD3 Luigi BOCCHERINI (1743-1805) Cello Concerto in D major, No.6 (G 479) Cello Concerto in B flat major, No.9 (G 482) Cello Concerto in C major, No.4 (G 477) Cello Concerto in D major, No.3 (G 476) Julius Berger (cello) South-West German Chamber Orchestra, Pforzheim/Vladislav Czarnecki Recording: 1988, Matthäuskirche, Pforzheim, Germany. Producer: Teije van Geest Licensed from EBS, Germany Brilliant Classics DDD STEMRA 92198/3 CD4 Luigi BOCCHERINI (1743-1805) Cello Concerto in D major, No.5 (G 478) Cello Concerto in E flat major, No.1 (G 474) Cello Concerto in C major, No.8 (G 481) Cello Concerto in D major, No.10 (G 483) Julius Berger (cello) South-West German Chamber Orchestra, Pforzheim/Vladislav Czarnecki Recording: 1988, Matthäuskirche, Pforzheim, Germany. Producer: Teije van Geest Licensed from EBS, Germany Brilliant Classics DDD STEMRA 92198/4 CD5 Leonardo LEO (1694-1744) Cello Concerto in D major (L 10) Cello Concerto in A major (L 20) Sinfonie concertante for cello and strings in C minor (L 30) Julius Berger (cello) South-West German Chamber Orchestra, Pforzheim/Vladislav Czarnecki Recording: 29-31 May 1999, Kirnbachhalle, Niefern-Öschelbronn, Germany. Producer & engineer: Reinhard Geller Licensed from EBS, Germany Brilliant Classics DDD STEMRA 2198/5 CD6 Leonardo LEO (1694-1744) Cello Concerto in F minor (L 40) Cello Concerto in A major (L 50) Cello Concerto in D minor (L 60) Julius Berger (cello) South-West German Chamber Orchestra, Pforzheim/Vladislav Czarnecki Recording: 5-7 July 1999, Kirnbachhalle in Niefern-Öschelbronn, Germany. Producer & engineer: Reinhard Geller Licensed from EBS, Germany Brilliant Classics DDD STEMRA 92198/6 CD7 Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809) Cello Concerto in D major Hob. VIIb: 2 Cello Concerto in C major Hob. VIIb: 1 Miklós Perényi (cello) Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra/János Rolla Recording: 1979 Producer: Zoltán Hézser Licensed from Hungaroton, Hungary. Brilliant Classics ADD STEMRA 92198/7 BRILLIANT CLASSICS 92198 [7 CDs: CD1 68:57; CD2 63:26; CD3 72:37; CD4 74:42; CD5 37:21; CD6 44:03; CD7 50:38] [MC]

Excellently performed works with many gems waiting to be discovered. Nothing here to deter even the most discerning buyer. The slim and compact packaging is simple, yet attractive … at super-budget price an absolute steal. Highly recommended. … see Full Review

Portraits – Franco Corelli - Arias Giacomo PUCCINI (1858-1924) La fanciulla del West (1910) – Una parola sola … Or son sei mesia [3’40]; Ch’ella mi creda libero e lontanob [1’59]. Turandota (1826) – Non piangere Liù [2’30]; Nessun dorma [2’57]. Toscab (1900) – Recondita armonia [2’56]; E lucevan le stelle [2’50]. Manon Lescaut (1893) – Tra voi bellec [1’16]. Madama Butterfly (1904) – Addio fiortio asilc [1’41]; Amore o grillo dir non sapreid [0’58]. Francesco CILEA (1866-1950) Adriana Lecouvreuera (1902) – La dolcissima effigie [2’07]; L’anima ho stanca [1’35]. Gaetano DONIZETTI (1797-1848) La Favorita – Una Vergine, un angiol di Diob [2’43]. Lucia di Lammermoor – Tombe degli avi miei … Fra poco a me ricoveroe [7’24]. Jules MASSENET (1842-1912) Werther (1892) – Dividerci dobbiamc (with Loretta Di Lelio, Carlotta) [3’20]; Ah, non mi ridestarf [2’53]. Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) Ernani (1844) – Mercé diletti amici … Come rigiada al cespiteg [3’47]. Il trovatore (1853) – Quale d’armi … Ah sì! Ben mio coll’essereg [6’20]; Di quella pirag [2’07]; Deserto sulla terrah [1’41]. Aida (1871) – Se quel guerrier … Celeste Aidag [4’46]. Otello (1839) – Dio, fulgar della bufera … Esultate!h [2’25]. I Lombardi (1843) – La mia letizia infondere [2’25]. Rigoletto (1851) – La donna è mobilee [2’34]; Questa o quellac [2’01]. Un ballo in maschera (1859) – Forse la soglia attinse … Ma se m’è forza perdertie [5’07]. La forza del destino (1862, rev. 1869) – La vita è inferno … O tu che in seno angelih [6’44]. Simon Baccanegra (1857, rev. 1881) – Sento avvampar nell’anima … Cielo pietosoc [3’58]. Georges BIZET (1838-1875) Carmen (1875) – Il fiore che avevi a me tu datof [4’14]. Arrigo BOITO (1842-1918) Mefistofele (1868) – Giunto sul passo estremof [3’23]; Dai campi dai pratic [2’12]. Ruggiero LEONCAVALLO (1858-1919) Pagliaccif (1892) – Recitar … Vesti la giubba [3’41]; No, pagliaccio non son [3’07]. Pietro MASCAGNI (1863-1945) Cavalleria rusticana (1890) - Mamma quel vino è generoso (Addio alla madre)f [3’54]. Lodoletta (1917) – Se Franz dicesse il vera … Ah, ritovarla nella sua capannaf [4’59]. Umberto GIORDANO (1867-1948) Andrea Chénierf (1896) – Colpito qui m’avete … Un dì all;azzurro spazio [2’34]; Come un bel dì di maggio [3’20]. Fedoraf (1898) – Amor ti vieta [3’13]; Mia madre … Vedi io piango [7’01]. Vincenzo BELLINI (1801-1835) Norma (1831) – Svanir le voci … Meco all’altar di Venerei (with Athos Cesarini, Flavio) [9’58]. Franco Corelli (tenor); a-iOrchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI/afghArturo Basile, bFulvio Vernizzi, cdUmberto Cattini, eAlfredo Simonetto. Rec. in Turin on aDecember 15th, 1955, bJanuary 11th, 1956, ciFebruary 19th, dJune 9th, 1958, ehunknown, fApril 5th, gFebruary 5th, 1957. WARNER FONIT 5050466-3303-2-1 [two discs] [144’07: 73’09 + 70’58] [CC]

Accompanied by a clutch of experienced operatic conductors, this set represents a very worthwhile portrait of Corelli in his Cetra years. … see Full Review

Decoding Skin Paul WHITTY (b. 1970) Decoding Skin (1995) [1’29]. Max WILSON (b. 1973) Zeitlin [on] (1998) [4’05] Iannis XENAKIS (1922-2001) Evryali (1973) [8’52] Paul NEWLAND (b. 1966) ‘ … Butterfly Dreaming …’ (2000) [5’11] Michael FINNISSY (b. 1946) Eadweard Muybridge –Edvard Munch (1997) [22’54] Morton FELDMAN (1926-1987) Palais de Mari (1986) [26’57] Philip Howard (piano).
Rec. Phayd-X Studios, London, in 2002. THE DIVINE ART 25021 [CC]

Highly recommended, but bear in mind it is no easy ride. … see Full Review

Music For Prince Nikolaus Esterházy Franz Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809) Barytontrio Nr.96 h-moll (Hob.XI/96) [15:18] Barytontrio Nr.66 A-dur (Hob XI/66) [13:37] Joseph BURGKSTEINER (?) Divertimento Nr.18 D-dur [11:29] Anton NEUMANN (1740-1776) Divertimento Nr.22 G-dur [15:14] Alois Luigi TOMASINI (1741-1808) Divertimento Nr.12 G-dur (Ko.24) [10:51] The Polish Baryton Trio: Kazimierz Gruszczyński (baryton); Violetta Plużek (viola); Maria Sarap (cello) Rec. Polish Radio Studio (S-2), July 2001. DDD DUX 0337 [66:27] [AN]

In a nutshell: not enough guts, not enough musicality. … see Full Review


Sergio Fiorentino. A Recital of Concert Encores
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) arr. Ferrucio BUSONI (1866-1924) Nun Komm’ der Heiden Heiland, Nun freut euch, lieben Christen Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Kinderszenen Op. 15 – Träumerei, Phantasiestücke Op. 12 – Warum? Fabel and Traumeswirren Sonata No. 3 in F minor Op. 14 – Quasi variazioni (Third Movement) Waldeszenen Op. 82 – Vogel als Prophet, Toccata in C major Op. 7 Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Two Preludes, La fille aux Cheveux de lin, Feux d’artifice Erik SATIE (1866-1925) Gymnopédies Nos. 1-3 Anton RUBINSTEIN (1829-1894) Melodie in F Anatol LIADOV (1855-1914) A Musical Snuff Box. Op 32 Alexander SCRIABIN (1872-1915) Prelude in C sharp minor Op. 9/1 Nocturne in D flat Op. 9/2, Etude in C sharp minor Op. 45/5, Etude in D sharp minor Op. 8/12 Sergio Fiorentino (piano) Recorded variously in London, Guildford, Paris between 1959 and 1966 CONCERT ARTIST/FIDELIO RECORDINGS CACD9170-2 [71.28] [JW]

Fiorentino’s linearity and sense of pointing and clarity pay rich rewards … fluent and articulate … a diaphanous quality … see Full Review


Fleurs Jetées. Songs by French Women Composers Augusta HOLMÈS (1847-903)
La belle Madeleine, Sérénade printanière, Parmi les meules, Chanson lointaine, La heine Nadia BOULANGER (1887-1979) Le ciel en nuit (1910) Avec mes sens, avec mon Coeur (1910) Vous m’avez dit (1910) Élégie (?1910) Soir d’hiver (1916) Cécile CHAMINADE (1857-1944) Madrigal, Chanson slave, Rêve d’un soir, Amoroso, Fleur jetée Pauline VIARDOT-GARCÍA (1821-1910) Berceuse cosaque (? 1886) Bonjour mon Coeur (? 1886) Sérénade Florentine (? 1886) Madrid (? 1886) Rebecca de Pont Davies (mezzo-contralto) Clare Toomer (piano) Recorded St Paul’s Church, New Southgate, London, no date LORELT LNT 109 [62.25] [JW]

This intriguing collection of songs … see Full Review

Music for Flute and Piano Lowell LIEBERMANN (b. 1961) Sonata for Flute and Piano [13:34] Bela BARTÓK (1881-1945) Arma (1904-1987) / Suite Paysanne Hongroise [12:40] Lowell LIEBERMANN (b. 1961) Soliloquy for Solo Flute [5:33] Otar TAKAKISHVILI (1924-1987) Sonata for Flute and Piano [15:52] Bohuslav MARTINŮ (1890-1959) First Sonata for Flute and Piano [17:12] Jeannine Dennis, flute Philip Amalong, pianoRecorded at the Corbet Studio, WGUC Cincinnati, dates not noted DDD EROICA JDT 3052 [64:54] [PG]

A wonderful voyage of discovery for me. … see Full Review

Zino Francescatti (violin) in Performance Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Violin Concerto in D major Op. 35 (1878) Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York/Arthur Rodzinski recorded 24 October 1943 Max BRUCH (1838-1920) Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor Op. 26 (1868) NBC Symphony Orchestra/Frank Black recorded 29 April 1945 Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor (1880) ORTF/Charles Munch recorded at the 1951 Strasbourg Festival MUSIC AND ARTS CD 1118 [79.50] [JW]

For all that these are ancillaries to the commercial discography they reveal Francescatti’s affectionate and generous lyricism, supported by cast iron technique … see Full Review

French Choral Music Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orléans Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Trois Chansons Olivier MESSIAEN (1908-1992) Cinq Rechants André JOLIVET (1905-1974) Epithalame Ernest CHAUSSON (1855-1899) Ballata SWR Vokalensemble of Stuttgart/Rupert Huber Recorded at Sendesaal Villla Berg SWR Stuttgart, Jan-March 1999; November 2000 HÄNSSLER CLASSIC CD 93.055 [50.49] [GH]

Recording and acoustic bring out all the good things … a good place to start a collection if you do not have any of this repertoire. At only 50 minutes a somewhat expensive luxury. … see Full Review

The Gigli Edition Volume 3: Camden and New York Recordings 1923-25
Giacomo MEYERBEER (1791-1864) L’Africaine, ‘O paradis’ Alfredo CATALANI (1854-1893) Loreley, ‘Nel verde maggio’ Georges Charles GOUNOD (1818-1893) Romeo et Juliette, ‘Ange adorable’ (Lucrezia Bori, soprano); ‘Ah! Ne fuis pas encore’ (Lucrezia Bori, soprano)Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) ‘Canto del cigno’ (A vocal treatment of Le cygne from Carnaval des animaux) Friedrich von FLOTOW (1812-1883) Martha, ‘M’appari’ BUZZI-PECCIA. ‘Paquita’. ‘Povero Pulcinella’ DENZA. ‘Funiculi, funicula’ DE CURTIS. ‘Sentinella’. ‘Sto penzanno 'a Maria’. ‘Good-bye, Marie’ CARNEVALI. ‘Come, love with me’ TAGLIAFERRI. ‘Mandulinata a Napule’ Gaetano DONIZETTI (1797-1868) L’Elisir d’amore, ‘Quanto e bella’; Lucia di Lamermoor, ‘Tombi degli avi miei’. ‘Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali’ DE CRESCENZO. ‘Quanno ’a femmena vo’
DI CAPUA. ‘Maria, Mari’ Beniamino Gigli (1890-1957) (tenor) Victor Orchestra/Rosario Bourdon and Nathaniel Shilkret Recorded in New York and Camden, New Jersey Bargain Price. NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110264 [67.34] [RF]

Restorations making both minor and major improvements … an enjoyable record of the singer at a critical stage of his burgeoning career. An interesting and enjoyable issue. … see Full Review

"Good News - Newyddion Da" The Rhos Orpheus Male choir Côr Meikbion Orffiws y Rhos Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880) Tales of Hoffmann (1880): opening chorus [3.02] Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901) Il Trovatore (1853): Soldier’s Chorus [2.34] Ernani (1844): Bandit’s Chorus [3.57] Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842 - 1900) text by W. S. Gilbert (1836 - 1911) Iolanthe (1882): He Who Shies At Such A Prize (It’s Love that Makes the World go Round) [2.41] Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741) Gloria: Gloria in Excelsis Deo [2.41] R. Lowry Tui Egeo [2.44] Roger Whittaker The Last Farewell; Sailing [2.47] Hugh S. Roberton The Old Woman [1.37] George Gershwin (1898 - 1937) Porgy and Bess (1935): Oh I can’t Sit down [1.43] John DENVER Country Roads [2.38] Amanda McBROOM The Rose [3.17] Traditional Good News the Chariot’s Comin’ [2.47] When the Love Comes Tricklin’ Down [2.59] Goiezeko Izara [1.49] Lisa Lân [2.32] Men of Harlech [4.53] Si hei lwli mabi [2.47] Ai am fod haul yn machlud [4.35] Rhos Orpheus Male Choir. Soloists: John A Gladman, Gareth Owen, Alan Thomas. Accompanist: Anne Phillips, piano and organ Music Director John Glyn Williams, Deputy Music Director, Eifion Wyn Jones Notes in English and Welsh; Colour photos of the artists. SAIN SCD 2341 [57.21] [PSh]

Amateur choral singing of some very unusual — and some very usual — repertoire … see Full Review

Heritage and Legacy 2; Elgar, his forebears and successors Edward ELGAR (1857-1934) In the South (Alassio) Concert Overture Op. 50 (1904) Hamish MACCUNN (1868-1916) The Land of the Mountain and the Flood; Overture Op. 3 (1887) Frederic AUSTIN (1872-1952) Symphony in E major (1913) Arthur BLISS (1891-1975) Pyanepsion (final movement of A Colour Symphony 1921-22) Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Douglas Bostock Recorded at Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, October 2001 CLASSICO CD 1501 [69.52] [JW]

If the Austin is more a tapestry of influences it loses little in subjective interest and many admirers of British music making will find it a fascinating listen. … see Full Review

Vladimir Horowitz – Legendary RCA Recordings CD 1 Piotr Il’yich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Piano Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor, op. 23 With the NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini, recorded 1941 Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Piano Concerto no. 3 in D minor, op. 30 With the RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra/Fritz Reiner, rec. 1951 CD 2 Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-1849) Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat, op. 61, rec. 1951 Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Träumerei (from Kinderszenen, op. 15), rec. 1950 Alexander SCRIABIN (1872-1915) Preludes: in D flat, op. 48/3, in G flat, op. 11/13, in F sharp minor, op. 15/2, rec. 1956 Moritz MOSZKOWSKI (1854-1925) Étincelles, op. 36/6, rec. 1951 CHOPIN Mazurka in C sharp minor, op. 30/4 Vladimir HOROWITZ after Georges BIZET (1838-1875) Variations on a Theme from "Carmen", rec. 1947 Sergei PROKOFIEF (1891-1953) Toccata, op. 11, rec. 1947 CHOPIN
Nocturne in E flat, op. 9/2, rec. 1957 Muzio CLEMENTI (1752-1832) Rondo (from Sonata, op. 47/2), rec. 1950 Francis POULENC (1899-1963) Presto, rec. 1947 RACHMANINOV
Prelude in G, op. 32/5, rec. 1977 SCHUMANN Wieck Variations (from Grand Sonata in F minor, op. 14), rec. 1976 Domenico SCARLATTI (1685-1757) Sonatas: in F minor, L.189, in A, L. 494, rec. 1981 Franz LISZT (1811-1886) arr. Busoni/Horowitz Mephisto Waltz, rec. 1979 SCRIABIN Étude in D sharp minor, op. 18/12, rec. 1982 Vladimir Horowitz (piano) RCA RED SEAL 82876 56052 2 [2 CDs: 66:59+72:04] [CH]

Some enthralling playing on the solo disc and the finest of Horowitz’s three versions of the Rachmaninov. Be careful with the Tchaikovsky, though. … see Full Review

Evgeny Kissin in Concert Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor Op. 23 St. Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra/Valery Gergiev Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Orchestra in C minor Op. 35 Bernard Soustrot, trumpet; St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra/Vladimir Spivakov Recorded 30 March1987 (Tchaikovsky) 26 December 1988 (Shostakovich)
Fryderyk CHOPIN (1810-1849)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor Op. 11 Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor Op. 21 Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra/Dmitri Kitaenko [Recorded ?27 March 1984] Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Waldesrauschen La Leggierezza Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat major Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C sharp minor Etude d’exécution transcendante No. 10 in F minor "Appassionata" Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Études symphoniques Op. 13 Abegg Variations Op. 1 Widmung (Transcription Franz Liszt) Recorded 23 May 1983 and 26 February 1989 Fryderyk CHOPIN (1810-1849) Waltz No. 14 in E minor Op. Posth. Mazurka in F minor Op. 63 No. 2 Mazurka in D flat major Op. 30 No. 3 Mazurka in B flat minor Op. 24 No. 4 Mazurka in F minor Op. 68 No. 4 Mazurka in C sharp minor Op. 50 No. 3 Fantasie in F minor Op. 49 Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor Op. 58 Recorded 23 May 1984 and 26 February 1989 Evgeny Kissin (piano) BRILLIANT CLASSICS 92118 [4 CDs 56.28, 63.05, 65.45, 56.21] [JW]

Recent alarming inconsistencies can do little to inspire confidence. This CD faithfully mirrors the perverse idiosyncrasies though not without excitement and mastery. … see Full Review

Otto Klemperer Carl Maria WEBER (1786-1826) Euryanthe Overture Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony No. 8 in F major Op. 93 Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major BWV 1050 Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Serenade No. 13 in G major K525 Eine kleine Nachtmusik Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Academic Festival Overture Roesgen-Champion (harpsichord), R Cortet (flute) and Henri Merckel (violin) in the Bach Orchestra of the Staatsoper, Berlin (Weber, Beethoven and Brahms) recorded 1927-31 Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, Paris (Bach and Mozart) recorded 1946 Otto Klemperer SYMPOSIUM 1241 [75.00] [JW]

Another in the growing line of early Klemperers and a boon to collectors. … see Full Review

The Great Violinists Volume XIX Beethoven Violin Sonatas Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Sonata No. 6 in A major Op. 30 No. 1 Jenö Léner (violin) and Louis Kentner (piano) Recorded 1939 Sonata No. 8 in C major Op. 30 No. 3 Fritz Kreisler (violin) and Sergei Rachmaninov (piano) Recorded 1928 Sonata No. 10 in G major Op. 96 Adila Fachiri (violin) and Donald Tovey (piano) Recorded (1927?) SYMPOSIUM 1312 [65.45] [JW]

Something of a catch … a strong welcome to a specialist though historically valuable disc. … see Full Review

Leipziger Barocksolisten Arcangelo CORELLI (1683-1713) Sonata for trumpet, 2 violins and bc in D (WoO 4) [04:20] Johann Friedrich FASCH (1688-1758) Sonata for 2 oboes, bassoon and bc in g minor (FWV N:g1) [07:38] Joseph Bodin DE BOISMORTIER (1689-1755) Sonata for descant and 2 basses in e, op. 37, 2 [04:39] Gottfried (Godfrey) FINGER (c1660-1730) Sonata for trumpet, oboe and bc in C [05:23] Georg Philipp TELEMANN (1681-1767) Quartet for recorder, 2 transverse flutes and bc in d minor [14:14] Johann Wilhelm HERTEL (1727-1789) Concerto a 5 for trumpet, 2 oboes and 2 bassoons in D [12:25] Gottfried REICHE (1667-1734) or Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Fanfare (Abblasen) for trumpet [00:32] Leipziger Barocksolisten: John Roderick MacDonald, trumpet; Thomas Hipper, oboe; Stefan Arzberger, violin; Thomas Reinhardt, bassoon; Tobias Martin, double bass; with Michael Schönheit, harpsichord Recorded in March/June 2002 at the Lutherkirche in Leipzig, Germany DDD QUERSTAND VKJK 0227 [52:42] [JV]

A mixed programme of baroque music in ‘alternative instrumentations’ – neither very convincing nor well played ... see Full Review

Enrico CARUSO: The Complete Recordings Volume 11 MICHELENA A la luz de la lunaa [4’05]. COSTA Sei morta ne la vita miab [3’31]. ALVAREZ La Partidac [4’45]. A Garanda [3’48]. Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) La forza del destino – Nè gustare m’è dato .. Sleale! Il segreto fu dunque violate?d [4’17]. COHAN Over Theree [2’58]. Louis NIEDERMEYER (1802-61) Pietà, Signoref [4’30]. BILLI (arr. Malfetti) Campane a sera ‘Ave Maria’f [3’56]. OLIVIERI Inno di Garibaldif [2’34]. ARONA La Compana di San Giustog [4’37]. Robert PLANQUETTE (1848-1903) Le Régiment de Sambre et Meuseg [4’16]. FUCITO Sultanto a Tteh [3’05]. Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Samson et Dalila – Je viens célébrer la victoirei [3’34]. Gaetano DONIZETTI (1797-1848) L’elisir d’amore – Venti scudi!d [4’10]. Paolo TOSTI (1846-1916) ‘A vicchellaj [3’00]. TRADITIONAL Vieni sul marj [3’36]. Ernesto De CURTIS (1875-1937) Tu, ca nun chiagnej [2’39]. Teodoro COTTRAU Addio a Napolik [3’21]. Enrico Caruso (tenor); iLouise Homer (mezzo), aEmilio de Gogorza dGiuseppe De :Luca (baritones); iMarcel Journet (bass); bVincenzo Lellezza (piano); a,c-jVictor Orchestra/Josef Pasternack. Rec. in Camden, N. J. on abApril 16th, July cd10th, e11th, fSeptember 26th, 1918, gJanuary 6th, hiFebruary 10th, September j8th, k9th, 1919. ADD NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110752 [66’43] [CC]

Caruso completists will not hesitate. Those looking for a celebration of the lighter side of life shouldn’t either. … see Full Review

Ionisation II - Pioneer Orchestral recordings: 1927-51 Albert ROUSSEL (1869-1937) Le Festin d l’Araignée; Ballet – Fragments Symphoniques (1913) Orchestra/Albert Roussel, recorded 1929 Anton BRUCKNER (1824-1896) Symphony No. 0 in D minor – Scherzo (1869) Symphony No. 1 in C minor – Scherzo (1865-66) Symphony No. 2 - Scherzo (1871-72 rev. 1875-76) Orchestra of the Staatsoper, Berlin/Fritz Zaun, recorded (1928?) Symphony No. 3 – Scherzo (1873-77 rev. 188-89) Vienna Symphony Orchestra/Anton Konrath, recorded (1928?) Mark LOTHAR (1902-?) Lord Spleen Overture, Ständchen, Fugue and Fox-Trot (1930) Berlin Symphony Orchestra/Clemens Schmalstich, recorded 1930 Werner EGK (1901-1983) Kleine Abraxas Suite (1926) RIAS Symphony Orchestra/Ferenc Fricsay, recorded 1951 Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958) Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (1910 rev. 1919) NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini, recorded 1945 Charles IVES (1874-1954) Barn Dance from a Symphony In the Night; Third Movement of a set for theatre or chamber orchestra (1906-11) Pan American Chamber Orchestra/Nicolas Slonimsky, recorded 1934 SYMPOSIUM 1258 [75.05] [JW]

Pioneer orchestral recordings is the subtitle of this disc and that’s no mistake … preserves some notable examples …. Fine sound. … see Full Review

Les Plaisirs Les Plus Charmants: French Baroque Guitar Music Francesco CORBETTA (1615-1681) Prelude and Chiacona in C major; Caprice de chaconne; Suite in A minor. Robert de VISEE (1656-1725) Suite in C major; Henry GRENERIN (1668-1748) Suite in D major; Remy MEDARD (fl.17th Century) Suite in G major; Antoine CARRE (fl.17th Century) ; Six pieces from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Visee ‘Masquerade’, Marin MARAIS (1656-1728) Air, LULLY (1632-1687) Entrée d’Isis and Entrée d’Apollon; Francois COUPERIN (1668-1733) Soeur Monéique Gordon Ferries (guitar) Recorded at the Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh, January 2003 DELPHIAN DCD 34011 [72.14] [GH]

Represents its period perfectly. I have nothing but praise for Gordon Ferries’ musicianship, care and determination … see Full Review

Mischa Levitzki Complete Recordings - Volume 2 Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Sonata No. 2 in G minor Op. 22 Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major S124 Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D flat major S244 Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C sharp minor S244 Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13 in A minor S244 Etude de Concert No. 3 in D flat major Un sospiro S144 Etude d’exécution transcendante d’après Paganini No. 3 in G sharp minor La Campanella S140 – and remake Moritz MOSZKOWSKI (1854-1925)
La Jongleuse Op. 52/4 Mischa LEVITZKI (1898-1941) Waltz in A major Valse amour Op. 2 Mischa Levitzki (piano) London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Landon Ronald Recorded 1927-33 NAXOS 8.110769 [78.33] [JW]

Levitzki’s jewelled treble and that fabulous trill … see Full Review

The London Trumpet Sound. Volume 2 (Arturo?) SANDOVAL Mambo Caliente arr. Tony Rickard CARILLO Dos Gardenias arr. Richard Payne WHITFIELD/STRONG I Heard It Through The Grapevine John WILLIAMS (b.1932) Superman – theme arr. Paul Sarcich CARRELL/CLAYTON Amazing Grace arr. Daryl Runswick Leoš JANÁČEK (1854-1928) Sinfonietta – Fanfare Jean-Baptiste ARBAN (1825-1889) Theme and Variations sur ‘Le Carnival de Venise’ Georg Frideric HANDEL (1685-1759) Music for the Royal Fireworks – 3 Movements Ouverture, La Réjouissance, Menuet Aaron COPLAND (1900-1990) Rodeo – Hoedown The London Trumpet Sound/Geoffrey Simon Recorded BBC Maida Vale Studio 3 and St Jude-on-the-Hill, London, August 2001 CALA CACD 0114 [44.38] [JW]

A light-hearted mix of virtuosity, languorous rhythm and bold panache … see Full Review

 

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