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Otto MALLING (1848-1915) Piano Concerto in C minor Op. 43 (1890) [25:11] Ludvig SCHYTTE (1848-1909) Piano Concerto in C sharp minor Op. 28 (c.1884) [26:58] Siegfried SALOMON (1885-1962) Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 54 (1947) [23:29] Oleg Marshev (piano) Aalborg Symphony Orchestra/Matthias Aeschbacher rec. Aalborg, Denmark, 29 Sept - 2 Oct 2003. DDD DANACORD DACOCD 597 [75:51] [RB]

Three memorable Danish romantic piano concertos - the Malling and Schytte outstanding ... enduringly and deeply enjoyable discoveries ... see Full Review

Rolf MARTINSSON (b. 1956) Kalliope (2004) [25:21] At the End of Time (2002) [14:15] * A.S. - In Memoriam (1999) [9:44] Dreams (1999) [22:39] Jacques Werup (recitation and lyrics) * Malmö Symphony Orchestra/Christoph König (except *) Malmö Symphony Orchestra/Markus Lehtinen * Rec. Malmö Concert Hall, 7-11 June 2004; live 31 Dec 2003 * DAPHNE 1022 [72:36] [RB]

A very welcome new arrival - Martinsson now has a handsome calling card and we can appreciate four major orchestral works three of which are impressive. ... see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH Bohuslav MARTINŮ (1890-1959) Symphony No.6 ‘Fantaisies symphoniques’ (1951-3) Three Frescoes of Piero della Francesca (1954-5) Orchestral suite ‘Julietta’ (1937) Symphony Orchestra St.Gallen/Jiři Kout Recorded at the Tonhalle St.Gallen, Switzerland, June 2003 (Symphony, Julietta) and March 2004 (Frescoes) ARTE NOVA 82876 57740-2 [63’17] [TH]

Recording: rich and full ... A super-budget winner. ... see Full Review

Pietro MASCAGNI (1863 – 1945) Cavalleria rusticana (1890) Melodrama in one act. Libretto by G. Targioni-Tozzetti and G. Menasci. Zinka Milanov (Santuzza), Jussi Björling (Turiddu), Robert Merrill (Alfio), Margaret Roggero (Mamma Lucia), Carol Smith (Lola). Robert Shaw Chorale/Robert Shaw RCA Victor Orchestra/Renato Cellini Recorded 2nd January– 8th March 1953 in Manhattan Center, New York First issued on RCA Victor LM-6106 Producer and Audio Restoration Engineer: Mark Obert-Thorn NAXOS 8.110261 [71:07] [GF]

At Naxos’s super-budget price nobody should hesitate, however many versions they already have ... see Full Review

DISC OF THE MONTH Peter MAXWELL DAVIES (b. 1934) Naxos Quartets: No. 1 (2002) [29’35]; No. 2 (2003) [53’05]. Maggini Quartet (Laurence Jackson, David Angel, violins; Martin Outram, viola; Michal Kaznowski, cello). Rec. Potton Hall, Suffolk, on September 30th-October 2nd, 2003. DDD NAXOS 8.557396 [72’39] [CC]

A superb, vitally important disc. Naxos is to be congratulated on their foresight in aiding the creation of a cycle of quartets that promises so much. ... see Full Review

Robin MILFORD (1903-1959) Fishing by Moonlight (1952) [6.33] Miniature Concerto in G (1933) [9.09] Elegiac Meditation (1946-7?) [8.23] Two Orchestral Interludes (1930) [3.49] Go, Little book –Suite (1930) [14.55] Elegy for James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch (1939) [7.06] Interlude for flute and strings (1944) [5.10] Festival Suite (1950) [14.27] Guildhall Strings, Robert Slater (director), Julian Sperry (flute), Julian Milford (piano), Carys Lane (soprano) Recorded in Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, Sussex on 26-28 May 2003 DDD HYPERION CDA 67444 [69.48] [EM]

Instantly loveable music - witty, engaging, winsome and delectable. ... see Full Review

Darius MILHAUD (1892-1974) Service Sacré, pour le samedi matin-Sabbath Morning Service (1947) avec prières additionelles pour le vendredi soir (with additional prayers for Friday evening) (1949-1950) Yaron Windmueller, baritone Rabbi Rodney Mariner, reader Prague Philharmonic Chorus Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Gerard Schwarz NAXOS AMERICAN CLASSICS 8.559409 [64:15] [RB]

Should do very well. I happily recommend this disc of a major devotional work.
... see Full Review

Franz Xaver MOZART (1791-1844) Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 14 (1805) Piano Concerto No. 2 in E sharp major, Op. 25 (1818) Henri Sigfridsson, piano International New Symphony Orchestra (INSO) Lemberg/Gunhard Mattes Recorded July 2003 NOVALIS 150 175-2 [51:00] [DS]

The music of Franz Xaver bears a striking resemblance to his father's as reflected in his piano concertos 11-13. I heartily recommend that readers investigate this very attractive release. ... see Full Review

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Clarinet and Piano Trios Trio (No.2) for piano, violin and cello in B flat major K502 (1786) Trio for piano, clarinet and viola in E flat major K498 ‘Kegelstatt’ (1786)  Trio (No.3) for piano, violin and cello in E major K542 (1788) Andras Schiff (fortepiano) Yuuko Tonkawa (violin) Erich Hobarth (viola) Miklos Perenyi (cello) Elmar Schmid (clarinet) Recorded in the Mozarteum, Salzburg, January 1995. DDD WARNER CLASSICS ELATUS 2564 61733-2 [63:16] [MC]

Fine performances on period instruments by Andras Schiff and friends but not a first choice. ... see Full Review

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Sonata in F major K376 Sonata in A major K526 Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Sonata No.1 in D major Op.12 No.1* Sonata No.10 in G major Op.96 Yehudi Menuhin (violin) Hephzibah Menuhin (piano) except Hubert Giesen (piano)* Recorded London and Paris, 1929-47 NAXOS 8.110988 [78.58] [JW]

Bright and vital playing informs the twenty-two year old’s performance, with cannily widened vibrato usage ... see Full Review

Sacred works for soprano and orchestra Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Exsultate, Jubilate, Motet for soprano and orchestra, K.165 (1773) Giovanni Battista PERGOLESI (1710-1736) Salve Regina, Motet for soprano, strings and basso continuo (1736) Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Ergo Interest - Quaere Superna, Recitative and aria for soprano, strings and organ, K.143 (1770) Johann Christian BACH (1735-1782) Salve Regina in E flat major, Motet for soprano and orchestra (1758) Ruth Ziesak (soprano) La Stagione/Michael Schneider Recorded 13-15 August 1994 (tracks 1-10); 23-25 June 1995 (tracks 11-18). Grosser Saal Musikhochschule Frankfurt/ M. DDD DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI DHM 74321 935522 [57:27] [MC]

A gratifying reissue of rewarding works from DHM. ... see Full Review

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-91) Così fan tutte (1790). Daniela Dessì (soprano) Fiordiligi; Delores Ziegler (mezzo) Dorabella; Alessandro Corbelli (bass) Guglielmo; Jozef Kundlak (tenor) Ferrando; Adelina Scarabelli (soprano) Despina; Claudio Desderi (bass) Don Alfonso Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala, Milan/Riccardo Muti. Rec. live at Teatro alla Scala, Milan, in 1989. 4:3. Dolby Digital. DDD OPUS ARTE LA SCALA COLLECTION OA LS3006D [187’00] [CC]

Not particularly historically-informed Mozart, being more of the old school. … Amazing that just listening (as opposed to seeing and listening) to Busch’s classic Così brings me closer to Mozart than this miracle of modern technology ... see Full Review

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756 – 1791) The Marriage of Figaro English translation by Jeremy Sams Count Almaviva – William Dazely (baritone) Countess Almaviva – Yvonne Kenny (soprano) Susanna – Rebecca Evans (soprano) Figaro – Christopher Purves (baritone) Cherubino – Diana Montague (mezzo-soprano) Geoffrey Mitchell Choir Philharmonia Orchestra/David Parry CHANDOS CHAN 3113(3) [45.14 + 46.21 + 72.22] [RH]

A highly recommendable English version with a very fine cast. ... see Full Review

Modest MUSSORGSKY (1839-1881) Symphonic Transcriptions by Leopold STOKOWSKI (1882-1977) Pictures at an Exhibition (1939) Boris Godunov – Symphonic Synthesis (1936) Entr’acte to Khovanshchina (Act IV) (1922?) Night on Bare Mountain – Witches’ Sabbath (1940) Cleveland Orchestra/Oliver Knussen Recorded at the Severance Hall, Cleveland, Nov 1995 (Pictures) and Nov 1996. DDD DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 457 646-2 [65:31] [CT]

A fine new recording of Stokowski’s vividly orchestrated responses to Mussorgsky’s music ... see Full Review

Josef MYSLIVECEK (1737 - 1781) Symphony in C, F26 (1772) [9.16] Symphony in A, F27 (1772) [8.54] Symphony in F, F28 (1772) [10.50] Symphony in D, F29 (1772) [10.04] Symphony in Bb, F30 (1772) [10.09] Symphony in G, F31 (1772) [10.54] London Mozart Players/Mathias Bamert Recorded at All Saints Church, Tooting, London, UK, 11 December 2003 Notes in English, Deutsch, Français. Portrait of composer. Contemporaries of Mozart series CHANDOS CHAN 10203 [60.27] [PSh]

A startling collection of "nearly Mozart" that’s as good as the real thing ... see Full Review

Jacques OFFENBACH (1825 – 1899) Les Contes d’Hoffmann Hoffmann – Neil Shicoff (tenor) Lindorf/Coppelius/Dr. Miracle/Dapertutto – Bryn Terfel (baritone) La Muse/Niklausse – Susanne Mentzer (mezzo-soprano) Olympia – Désirée Rancatore (soprano) Antonia – Ruth Ann Swenson (soprano) Giulietta – Beatrice Uria-Montzon (mezzo-soprano) Andres/Cochenille/Frantz/Pitichinaccio – Michel Sénéchal (tenor) La Voix de la mère – Nora Gubisch (mezzo-soprano) Spalanzani – Alain Vernhes (baritone) Nathanael – Jean-Luc Maurette (baritone) Hermann – Josep Miquel Ribot (baritone) Schlemil – Nigel Smith (baritone) Stella – Bambi Floquet (non-singing) Chorus and Orchestra of the Opera Nationale de Paris/Jesus Lopez-Cobos Robert Carsen (director) Philippe Giraudeau (designer) Jean Kalman (lighting) Ian Burton (dramaturgy) François Rousillon (director for TV and Video) TDK DVOPLCDH [2DVDs: 1:14 + 1:37] [RH]

A striking staging which ultimately fails to deliver all that it promises. ... see Full Review

Carl ORFF (1895 – 1982) Klage der Ariadne (Lamento d’Arianna di Claudio Monteverdi; German text by Carl Orff) Ariadne – Rose Wagemann (mezzo-soprano) Tanz der Spröden (Ballo dell’ingrate rappresentativo di Claudio Monteverdi; Free German interpretation of the original text by Dorothée Günther) Amor – Lucia Popp (soprano); Venus – Rose Wagemann (mezzo-soprano); Pluto – Karl Ridderbusch (bass); Eine Spröde – Hanna Schwarz (mezzo-soprano) Bavarian Radio Chorus/Heinz Mende Munich Radio Orchestra/Kurt Eichhorn Supervision: Carl Orff Recorded May 1974; no recording venue given ARTS ARCHIVES 43004-2 [41:52]

Orff’s decidedly romantic spin on Monteverdi ... see Full Review

Carl ORFF (1895-1982) Klage der Ariadne (1608) Lamento d’Arianna di Claudio Monteverdi, German text by Carl Orff [Claudio MONTEVERDI (1567-1643)] Rose Wagemann (mezzo–soprano) – Ariadne Tanz der Spröden (1608) Ballo dell’Ingrate in genere rappresentativo di Claudio Monteverdi, free German interpretation of the original text by Dorothée Günther [Claudio MONTEVERDI (1567-1643)] Rose Wagemann (mezzo–soprano) - Venus Lucia Popp (soprano) – Amor Karl Ridderbusch (bass) – Pluto Hanna Schwarz (mezzo–soprano) – Eine Spröde Chor der Bayerischen Rundfunks
Münchner Rundfunkorchester/Kurt Eichorn Supervised by Carl Orff Recorded 1974 ARTS 43004-2 [41.58] [JW]

The timing is short and in the context of the composer’s development it may not seem an essential purchase. Finely done, rewarding – and moving. ... see Full Review

Giovanni PAISIELLO (1741-1816) Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor Overture in D major from the opera Proserpine (1803) Sinfonia d’Opera: Allegro vivace Francesco Nicolosi (piano) Collegium Philarmonicum Chamber Orchestra/Gennaro Cappabianca Recorded at the Court of the Royal Palace Theatre, Caserta, Italy, 25-28 Feb 2003 NAXOS 8.557031 [54:35] [IL]

Energetic and lyrical performances of two attractive late 18th century concertos. Recommended to the adventurous music lover. ... see Full Review

Niccolò PAGANINI (1782-1840) Twenty-Four Caprices Op. 1 Tedi Papavrami (violin) Recorded at the Théâtre des Quatre Saisons de Gradignan, 1997 PAN CLASSICS PC510 153 [77.49] [JW]

He doesn’t evince the ricochet drama of Ricci in the first, or Perlman’s crystalline accuracy but he shapes very musically ... see Full Review

Willem PELEMANS (1901 – 1991) Harp Quintet (1962) Prelude, Aria and Waltz (1962) Sonata for Flute and Harp (1967) Banaliteiten (1944) Serenade and Dance (1947) Sonata for Flute and Piano (1959) Arpae Ensemble (Aldo Baerten, flute; Gudrun Vercampt, violin; Diederik Suys, viola; Marie Hallynck, cello; Sophie Hallynck, harp) Recorded: Sound Recording Centre Steurbaut, no date DE RODE POMP RP/GMA 014 [51:51] [HC]

Well worth investigating, if you like the music of Debussy, Ravel, Moeran or French music from the inter-war years; there is much to enjoy here. ... see Full Review

Francis POULENC (1899-1963) Gloria (1961) [24:04] Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani (1938) [25:07] Igor STRAVINSKY (1882-1971) Symphony of Psalms (1930) [21:29] Sylvia McNair (soprano), Michael Murray (organ), Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/Robert Shaw Recorded in the Cathedral of Saint Philip, Atlanta, Georgia, May 20th 1982 (Concerto), Symphony Hall, Atlanta, Georgia, May 20th 1982 and May 2nd 1983 (Gloria and Symphony) TELARC CD 80643 [70:56]
[GP-J]

Here is yet another superb re-issue of recordings by Robert Shaw ... see Full Review

Serge PROKOFIEV (1891-1953) Egyptian Nights - incidental music (first complete recording) (1934) [55:00] Chulpan Chamatova; Jacob Küf (speakers) Victor Sawaley (tenor) Arutjun Kotchinian (bass) RIAS-Kammerchor Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester/Michail Jurowski rec. Berlin-Dahlem, Jesus-Chrstus-Kirche Mar 2003, Jan-Feb 2004. DDD CAPRICCIO 67 059 [55:00] [RB]

Prokofiev's lyrical fantasy at last finds its feet courtesy of Capriccio - outstanding ... see Full Review

Giacomo PUCCINI (1858-1924) Tosca Daniela Dessi (soprano) Floria Tosca; Fabio Armiliato (tenor) Mario Cavaradossi; Ruggero Raimondi (baritone) Baron Scarpia; Marco Spotti (bass) Cesare Angelotti; Miguel Sola (bass) Sacristan; Emilio Sánchez (tenor) Spoletta; Josep Miquel Ribot (bass) Sciarrone; Francisco Santiago (bass) Gaoler; Eliana Bayón (treble) Shepherd Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real (Madrid Symphony Orchestra and Chorus)/Maurizio Benini Rec. live on 19th and 22nd January, 2004 at the Teatro Real, Madrid, Spain. DDD LPCM Stereo. 16:9 OPUS ARTE OA0901D [194’00][CC]

A quality product. Recommended on many levels. A tie between Benini’s carefully considered conducting and Raimondi’s evil yet human and believable Scarpia ... a worthwhile purchase ... see Full Review

An Introduction toGiacomo PUCCINI (1858 – 1924): Turandot (1926) Written by Thomson Smillie narrated by David Timson Princess Turandot – Giovanna Casolla (soprano) Prince Calaf – Lando Bartolini (tenor) Liù, a young slave girl – Masako Deguci (soprano) The Emperor Altoum – Francisco Heredia (tenor) Timur – Felipe Bou (bass) Ping – Armando Ariostini (baritone) Pang – Javier Más (tenor) Pong – Vicenc Esteve (tenor) Mandarin – José A Garcia-Quijada (baritone) Prince of Persia – Gorka Gerrikabeitia (tenor) Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra, Choral Society of Bilbao, Children’s Chorus; Escolanía Santa Maria de la Victoria/Alexander Rahbari Recorded 26th – 27th October 2001 in the Teatro Municipal de Cervantes, Madrid, Spain NAXOS 8.558157 [79:06] [GF]

Even if you think you know your Turandot you will get much pleasure out of this disc; if you are a beginner in the field, it is a must! ... see Full Review


RECORDING OF THE MONTH Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in f-sharp minor, Op. 1 [26:02] Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in g minor, Op. 40 [24:35] Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43 [23:44] Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in c minor, Op. 18 [32:26] Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in d minor, Op. 30 [38:23] Stephen Hough (piano) Dallas Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Litton Recorded live in concerts at the Eugene McDermott Concert Hall, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas TX in May 2004. DDD HYPERION CDA67501/2 [74:41 + 70:54] [KS]

A must have. A revelation. Get it. ... see Full Review

Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Piano Concertos: No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18a [30’51]; No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30b [37’45]. Preludes:c E flat, Op. 23 No. 6 [2’49]; C sharp minor, Op. 3 No. 2 [3’50]. Byron Janis (piano); aMinneapolis Symphony Orchestra, bLondon Symphony Orchestra/Antal Dorati. Rec. acNorthrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, 17-18 April 1960, b 16-17 June 1961. ADD From LPs: Mercury AMS16109 and AMS16071 MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE SACD 470 639-2 [75’18] [CC]

Masterly Rachmaninov, to sit alongside your Richters and Ashkenazys. Even your Volodos in No. 3 ... Recommended. ... see Full Review

Jean-Féry REBEL (1666-1747) Tombeau - The Complete Trio Sonatas La Flore, in A major La Junon, in E minor La Venus, in F major Le Tombeau de Monsieur de Lully, in C minor La Pallas, in D major L’Immortelle, in G minor L’Apollon, in B flat major Ensemble Rebel Recorded April 1996 (tracks 1-3 & 7) and May 1994 (tracks 4-6) at Oranieburg of Schloss Nordkirchen, Germany DDD DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI DHM 74321 935552 [61:39] [MC]

This recording of late baroque Trio Sonatas from Rebel is surely one of the finest of the series of reissues from the DHM label. ... see Full Review

Nikolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908) Le Coq d’Or (The Golden Cockerel) (1906-7) Libretto by Vladimir Bel’sky based on Pushkin’s "The House of the Weathercock" - fairy tale with a moral - opera in three acts King Dodon…Albert Schagidullin Queen of Shemakha…Olga Trifonova Astrologer…Barry Banks General Polkan…Ilya Bannik The Golden Cockerel…Yuri Maria Saenz Amelfa…Elena Manistina Prince Guidon…Ilya Levinsky Prince Afron…Andrei Breus Chorus of the Mariinsky theatre, St Petersburg Orchestre de Paris/Kent Nagano Recorded at the Théâtre Musical de Paris – Châtelet in December 2002 TDK DVD Video DV-OPLCO [108.00] [IL]

A very colourful production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s tragic-comic opera. Fun. Recommended. ... see Full Review

Nicolai Andreyevich RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844 - 1908) Le Coq d’Or: Suite (1907) [25.27] Recorded 5 July 1956 Capriccio Espagnol, Op 34 (1887) [15.14] Russian Easter Overture, Op 36 (1888) [15.09] Recorded 6 June 1959 Alexander BORODIN (1833 - 1887) Prince Igor: Polovtsian dances (1875) [11.06] [Sung in English translation] Recorded 4 July 1956 London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/Antal Dorati Recorded Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England. ADD Notes in English. Previously released on Philips Mercury Living Presence CD 434 308-2 Hybrid SACD playable on SACD players and CD players. 3.0 and 2.0 SACD tracks, 2.0 CD tracks. DECCA MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 475 6194 [67.06][PSh]

Brilliant performances and recordings of brilliant music, a triumphant return to the high throne by one of the earliest stereo demonstration disks — after 46 years! ... see Full Review

Joaquín RODRIGO (1901 – 1999) Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra (1939) [20:42] (Angel Romero); Concierto Andaluz for Four Guitars and Orchestra (1967) [25:00] (The Romeros); Antonio VIVALDI (1678 – 1741) Concerto in B Minor for Four Guitars and Orchestra (Transcribed from the Concerto for Four Violins and Orchestra, Op 3, No 10 (from "L’Estro Armonico") [9:27] (The Romeros); Concerto in C for Guitar and Orchestra (Transcribed from the Concerto in C for Mandolin and Orchestra [9:50] (Celedonio Romero); Concerto in G for Two Guitars and Orchestra (Transcribed from the Concerto in G for Two Mandolins and Orchestra) [10:57] (Pepe and Celin Romero). The Romeros (Celedonio, Celin, Pepe and Angel) guitars San Antonio Symphony Orchestra/Victor Alessandro Recorded in Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, November 1967 SACD playable on all CD players MERCURY 475 6184 MSA [76:47] [GF]

A good disc, generously timed ... if it is the Aranjuez concerto you are after you can’t do much better and getting the Andaluz on the same disc is no bad thing. ... see Full Review

Gioachino ROSSINI (1792-1868) Maometto II - Melodramma eroico in Two Acts (1822 Venice version) Maometto, Denis Sedov (bass); Calbo, a Venetian general, Anna-Rita Gemmabella (alto); Anna Erisso, Luisa Islam-Ali-Zade (mezzo); Paolo Erisso, her father, Massimiliano Barbolini (ten); Condulmiero, another Venetian general, Antonio de Gobbi (bass); Selimo, Maometto's confidant, Cesare Ruta (ten); Czech Philharmonic Choir, Brno Czech Chamber Soloists, Brno/Brad Cohen Recorded live, 15, 17, 20 July 2002, Kurhaus Bad Wildbad, Germany, ‘Rossini In Wildbad Festival’ NAXOS 8.660149-51 [3 CDs: 71.58 + 26.12 + 68.30] [RF]

A must for all who enjoy Rossini’s operas ... It will take a proud place on my shelves ... see Full Review

Albert ROUSSEL (1869-1937) Psalm 80 for tenor, chorus and orchestra (1928) [20:24] Fanfare pour une sacre païen - Fanfare for a pagan coronation (1921) [0:52] Le Bardit des Francs for male chorus, brass and percussion (1926) [4:42] Aeneas - ballet for chorus and orchestra (1935) [37:51] Benjamin Butterfield (ten) EuropaChorAkademie/Joshard Daus Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg/Bramwell Tovey rec Luxembourg Conservatoire, May 2004. DDD TIMPANI 1C1082 [64:04] [RB]

A provocatively mixed bag of rare Roussel. The Aeneas is fascinating if flawed while the rest is completely successful. Another laurel crown for Timpani ... see Full Review

 

 

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