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Natasha MarshAmour 1. Craig LEON (b. 1952) Si un jour (from Jean de Florette) [4:00] 2. Erik SATIE (1866–1925) Gymnopédie No. 1 [3:39] 3. Alfredo CATALANI (1854–1893) Ebben? Ne andro lontano (from Adriana Lecouvreur) [3:43] 4. Nino ROTA (1911–1979) Ai giochi addio (love theme from Rómeo et Juliet) [3:24] 5. Joseph KOSMA (1905–1969) Autumn Leaves [3:47] 6. Luis BACALOV (b. 1933) Mi mancherai (theme from Il postino) [4:12] 7. Gabriel FAURÉ (1845–1924) Chanson d’amour [2:01] 8. Jimmy WEBB (b. 1946) He Moves, and Eyes Follow [3:26] 9. Ewan MacCOLL (1915–1989) The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face [3:10] 10. John RUTTER (b. 1945) Et misericordia (from Magnificat) [4:36] 11. Joseph CANTELOUBE (1879–1957) La delaissado (from Songs of the Auvergne) [4:30] 12. Claudio MONTEVERDI (1567–1643) Pur ti miro (from L’incoronazione di Poppea)*[3:45] 13. Leo DELIBES (1836–1891) Les filles de Cadiz [3:27] 14. Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873–1943) Vocalise [4:05] Natasha Marsh (soprano) Fernando Lima (tenor)*, London Symphony Orchestra/Francois-Xavier Roth (1, 3, 4, 6, 11); Craig Leon (2, 5, 8-10, 12-14); Michael Francis (7); London Voices/Terry Edwards (10) All tracks produced, arranged and mixed by Craig Leon, except 11, arranged by Joseph Canteloube rec. Abbey Road Studios. No recording dates available. EMI CLASSICS 374 93526 [51:51] [GF]

Pretty and sweet, often beautiful and occasionally a flash of lightning to put life in the proceedings but in the main too much icing and too little cake. ... see Full Review

Henry Merckel – Celebrated Historical Recordings: 1930-35 Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, op.61 (1880) (rec. 27 June 1935) [25:19] Danse Macabre, op.49 (1875) (rec. 4 April 1930) [7:00]*Edouard LALO (1823-1892) Symphonie Espagnole, op.21 (1873) (rec. 15/16 February, 1932) [31:33] Concerto Russe:  Intermezzo (1879) (rec. 27 June, 1935) [4:26] Henry Merckel (violin) L’Orchestre des Concert Pasdeloup, Piero Coppola Orchestra/ Philippe Gaubert* MUSIC & ARTS CD1178 [66.17] [JW]

A truly delicious disc, and Merckel admirers can here savour his very special musicianship in works entirely congenial to him. ... see Full Review

Messa per Rossini Antonio BUZZOLLA (1815-1871) Requiem and Kyrie Antonio BAZZINI (1818-1897) Dies Irae Carlo PEDROTTI (1817-1893) Tuba Mirum Antonio CAGNONI (1828-1896) Quid sum miser Federico RICCI (1809-1877) Recordare Jesu Pie Alessandro NINI (1805-1877) Ingemisco Raimondo BOUCHERON (1800-1876) Confutatis maledictis Carlo COCCIA (1782-1873) Lacrimosa and Amen Gaetano GASPARI (1808-1881) Offertorio Pietro PLATANIA (1828-1907) Sanctus Lauro ROSSI (1812-1885) Agnus Dei Teodulo MABELLINI (1817-1897) Lux aeterna Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) Libera me Gabriel Beňačkova (soprano); Florence Quivar (mezzo); James Wagner (tenor); Alexandru Agache (baritone), Aage Haugland (bass) Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart; The Prague Philharmonia Choir Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra/Helmuth Rilling rec. 1989 (?), Evangelische Stadtkirche, Ellwangen, Württemberg ‘In Search of the Messa per Rossini’: Documentary directed by Gabrielle Faust WARNER MUSIC VISION 50-51011 7396-2-0 [120:32] [GPu]

For a specialist audience no doubt, but for those with an interest in the church music of the nineteenth century or the larger history of Italian music this is a fascinating and rewarding issue … see Full Review

Nathan Milstein In Portrait: Some Memories of a Quiet Magician Master of Invention - Part 1 [54:01] Master of Invention - Part 2 [59:43] (includes concert performance of Beethoven Kreutzer Sonata and Bach Chaconne) Nathan Milstein (violin) Georges Pludermacher (piano) rec. Stockholm, 17 July 1986 Cameraman: David Findlay Editor: Peter Heelas Writer and Director: Christopher Nupen. NTSC. All regions. 2007 ALLEGRO FILMS A06CND [113:44] [AOz]

Interesting not just because it preserves Milstein’s technique for posterity, but because it also shows what it means to be a true musician. ... see Full Review

Mon coeur charmé - The song book of Sophie Erdmuthe von Nassau-Saarbrücken [Shepherd's Idyll] Viens aurore, je t'implore [01:01] Depuis que je sais [02:57] Que ne suis-je fougère 01:47] Je n'entends plus dessous l'ormeau [02:35] Depuis que j'ai vu Nanette [01:53] Mes chers troupeaux [01:54] Tircis je n'ose [02:23] Georg Philipp TELEMANN (1681-1767) Sonata for treble viol and bc in G (TWV 41,G6) [10:38] [The Happiness of Love] J'aime une jeune brunette [02:05] Engagés par le tendre amour 01:45] N'oubliez pas votre houlette [00:51] Que je vous aime [01:26] Sois tous mes dieux [02:11] Quel embarras hélas, que faire? [01:33] [Jealousy] De mon berger volage j'entends le flageolet [02:17] Un jour sur la fougère [01:12] L'amant le plus tendre [02:00] Dedans mon petit réduit [01:19] Lisette croyant se venger [00:55] Je soupire, nuit et jour [02:10] Mon coeur charmé de sa chaîne [02:42] Thomas MARC (18th C.) Suitte de Pièce de Dessus de Viole (1724) [11:52] [Humorous Songs] Déjà dans la plaine [01:57] 'L'heureux maladroit', Pierrot dit à Madeleine [01:30] 'Les douces blessures', L'Amour caché dans un buisson [01:23] Robin a une vache [00:43] Tour à tour Licas et Lisette [01:10] Un jour Maman me dit tout bas [01:33] Guillot dit à Guillemette [01:26] Ingrid Schmithüsen (soprano), Markus Schäfer (tenor), Simone Eckert (treble viol), Ulrich Wedemeier (guitar) rec. October 2003, Erbach Castle, Odenwald, Germany. DDD CHRISTOPHORUS CHR77265 [69:10][JV]

Songs from a songbook of a German aristocratic lady of the 18th century … performed well but a little short on substance ... see Full Review

Moon, sun & all things: Baroque music from Latin America - 2 anon Hanacpachap cussicuinin [05:02] Juan Gutiérrez DE PADILLA (1590-1664) Deus in adiutorium [02:02] Juan DE ARAUJO (1648-1712) Dixit Dominus [08:29] Diego José DE SALAZAR (c1660-1709) ¡Salga el torillo hosquillo! [07:21] Domenico ZIPOLI (1688-1726) Beatus vir [11:48] Gaspar FERNANDES (1570-1629) ¡Viva Ignacio! ¡Viva! [00:38] Francisco López CAPILLAS (c1605-1674) Laudate Dominum [04:04] Juan DE ARAUJO ¡Aquí, Valentónes! [03:22] Hernando FRANCO (1532-1585) Dios itlazonantziné [03:09] Domenico ZIPOLI Ave maris stella [03:42] Francisco López CAPILLAS Magnificat [06:17] Cui luna, sol et omnia [03:03] Manuel DE SUMAYA (c1678-1755) ¡Ay, andar! [04:51] anon Dulce Jesús mío [04:25] Ex Cathedra/Jeffrey Skidmore rec. October 2004, St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London. DDD HYPERION CDA67524 [76:50][JV]

Fascinating repertoire from Latin America - the performances are a little too distant, but good enough to reveal its qualities ... see Full Review

The Piano G&Ts Volume Four Recordings from the Gramophone and Typewriter Era 1900-1908 LOUIS DIÉMER (1843-1919) Grande Valse de concert in D flat Op.37 [2:29] Chant du nautonier [3:07] Benjamin GODARD (1849-1895) Valse chromatique Op.88  [3:01] Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) Songs without Words – No.34 in C major Op.67/4 La Fileuse [1:37] Fryderyk CHOPIN (1810-1849) Nocturne in D flat Op.27/2 [3:34] Louis Diémer (piano) rec. Paris, 1904 LOUIS DIÉMER (1843-1919)  Grande Valse de concert in D flat Op.37 [2:43] Chant du nautonier [3:01] Louis Diémer (piano) rec. Paris, 1906 Domenico SCARLATTI (1685-1757) Sonata in E, K20 [1:12] Sonata in G, K14 [1:01] Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Ballade in G minor, Op.118/3 [2:38] Waltz in E major, Op.39/2 [1:03] Waltz in A flat, Op.39/15 [0:59] Ilona Eibenschutz (piano) rec. London, 1903 Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) Song without words Op.19/3 (Hunting Song) [2:09] Song without words Op.62/6 (Spring Song) [2:38] Fryderyk CHOPIN (1810-1849) Polonaise in A, Op.40/1 [2:59] Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Marche Militaire arranged Tausig [4:24] Der Erlkönig arranged Franz LISZT (1811-1886) [4:54] Josef Hofmann (piano) rec. Berlin, 1903 Georg Frideric HANDEL (1685-1759) Suite No.5 in E: Air & variations (The Harmonious Blacksmith) [3:15] Carl Maria von WEBER Sonata No.1 in C: Presto (Perpetuum-mobile) [3:32] Fryderyk CHOPIN (1810-1849) Prelude Op.28/1 [0:42] Etude Op.10/1 [2:04] Fantaisie-Impromptu Op.66 [3:55] Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Liebestraume No.3 in A flat [3:41] Paganini Etude No.3 in A flat minor (La Campanella) [3:44] Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907) Norwegian Bridal Procession Op.19/2 [2:52] Sergei RACHMANINOFF (1873-1943) Prelude in C sharp minor, Op.3/2 [3:36] Wilhelm Backhaus (piano) rec. London, 1908 APR 5534 [73:28][JW]

Excellent discographic and biographical information completes another noteworthy release from an indispensable series. ... see Full Review

Giacinto Prandelli II - Old Italian Airs Alessandro SCARLATTI (1660-1725) Su, venite a consiglio [3:33] Antonio LOTTI (1667-1740) Pur dicesti [5:18] Francesco DURANTE (1684-1755) Vergin, tutto amor [2:17] Giovanni Battista BASSANI (c.1657-1716) Ah se tu dormi ancora [2:18] Antonio CALDARA (1671-1736) Sebben, crudele [3:23] Marco Antonio CESTI (1620-1669) Intorno all’idol mio [3:04] Giuseppe GIORDANI (1751-1798) Caro mio ben [2:52] Alessandro SCARLATTI (1660-1725) Sento nel core [4:03] Christoph Willibald von GLUCK (1714-1787) O del mio dolce ardour [4:11] Francesco GASPARINI (1661-1727) Lasciar d’amarti [2:41] Giovanni LEGRENZI (1626-1690) Che fiero costume [2:45] Giovanni Battista PERGOLESI (1710-1736) Tre giorni son che Nina [2:52] Gian Giacomo CARISSIMI (c.1604-1674) Vittoria, mio core! [2:21] Gaetano DONIZETTI (1797-1848) Scenes from Lucia di Lammermoor (1835) Egli s’avanza…Sulla tomba [12:52] T’allontana, sciagurato [5:01] Tombe deglia avi miei [16:41] Giacinto Prandelli (tenor) Dick Marzollo (piano) Renata Ferrari Ongaro – Lucia Tosca Da Lio – Alisa
Philip Marco – Enrico Norman Scott – Raimondo Luigi Pontiggia – Arturo Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro La Fenice/Jonel Perlea rec. Italian Arias - 1953 for Vox; Donizetti - 1956 for Remington PREISER 89680 [77:21] [JW]

Prandelli is hugely characterful … of warmth and romance, of gallantry, there is a profusion. ... see Full Review

Psalms for the Spirit George Mursell GARRETT (1834-1897) Psalm 126 [2:03] Psalm 93 [2:14] John GOSS (1808-1880) Psalm 127 [2:15] Herbert HOWELLS (1892-1983) O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem (after Psalm 122) [7:37] Psalm 121 [2:33] Henry SMART (1813-1879) Psalm 65 [4:14] William MATHIAS (1934-1992) Let the people praise thee, O God. (after Psalm 67) [5:30] Thomas ATTWOOD (1765-1838) Psalm 41 [3:57] William CROFT (1678-1727) Burial Sentences [2:59] Noel EDISON (b. 1959) Psalm 137 [3:14] Edward BAIRSTOW (1874-1946) Psalm 114 [2:16] Bob CHILCOTT (b. 1955) My Prayer (after Psalm 102) [7:19] Matthew LARKIN (b. 1963) Psalm 111 [3:14] Samuel WESLEY (1766-1837) Psalm 42 [4:34] Hubert PARRY (1848-1918) I Was Glad (after Psalm 122) [6:25] Choir of St. John’s, Elora/Noel Edison Matthew Larkin (organ) rec. St. John’s Church, Elora, Ontario, Canada, 27-30 January 2005. NAXOS 8.557781 [60:31] [KS]

Finely tuned, rhythmically precise singing. A collection that contains a number of true gems. Well worth the effort. ... see Full Review

The Romantic Cello Concerto - 2 Robert VOLKMANN (1815-1883) Cello Concerto in A minor Op.33 (1853-1855) [14.43] Albert DIETRICH (1829–1908) Cello Concerto in G minor Op.32 (c.1876) [22.52] Friedrich GERNSHEIM (1839–1916) Cello Concerto in E minor Op.78 (1907) [13.50] Robert SCHUMANN (1810–1856) Cello Concerto in A minor Op.129 (1850-1854) [22.12] Alban Gerhardt (cello) Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin/Hannu Lintu rec. Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, 14-16 March 2006. DDD HYPERION CDA67583 [73.43][CF]

Gerhardt and Lintu have done a splendid job in making a case for this music. ... see Full Review

Rondo Brillante – Early Romantic Works for Piano and Orchestra
Carl REINECKE (1824-1910)
Concertstück in G minor Op.33 91848) [15:15] Johann Nepomuk HUMMEL (1778-1837) Introduzione and Rondo Brillant in A major Op.56 (c.1814) [13:53] Carl CZERNY (1791-1857) Introduction and Rondo Brillante in B flat minor Op.255 [14:30] Carl Maria von WEBER (1786-1826) Concertstück in F minor Op.79 (1821) [15:06] Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) Rondo Brillante in E flat minor Op.29 (1834) [10:28] Joshua Pierce (piano) Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra/Bystrík Režucha rec. Dom Umennia, Košice, Slovakia, November 2000 (Hummel). March 2002 (Reinecke), December 2002 (Czerny and Mendelssohn), September 2003 (Weber) MSR CLASSICS MS 1196 [61:11] [JW]

Pierce plays with great rhythmic vitality and energy but whilst his passagework is crystal clear the orchestral detail is once more subservient. ... see Full Review

Seduction Erik SATIE (1866-1925) 1. Gymnopédie No 1 [2.29] Astor PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992) 2. Tanti Anni Prima [4.11] Giovanni KAPSBURGER (1580-1651) 3. Toccata Arpegiatta [3.15] Giulio CACCINI (1551-1618) 4. Ave Maria [4.08] Friedrich BURGMÜLLER (1806-1874) 5. Nocturne No 1 [2.30] Manuel de FALLA (1876-1946) 6. Nana [2.33] Alonso MUDARRA (1510-1580) 7. Romanesca [1.22] Phillip HOUGHTON (b 1954) 8. Adoration [2.51] Peter TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) 9. Valse Sentimentale [1.43] Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) 10. Beau Soir [4.15] Erik SATIE 11. Gnossienne No 1 [2.29] Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) 12. Pièce en forme de Habañera [3.04] Roberto di MARINO (b 1956) 13. Milonga Arvo PÄRT (b 1935) 14. Spiegel im Spiegel [8.15] Jewell KITSON (?) 15. Amen John LENNON (1940-1980)/Paul MCCARTNEY (b 1942) 16. Blackbird [2.14] Luminesca Duo (Trish O’Brien (cello); Gareth Koch (guitar)) rec. no details given. LUM 001 [52.46][RMO]

Truly enjoyable and recommended to all and sundry … see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Leopold Stokowski Otto KLEMPERER (1885-1973) Merry Waltz from the opera Das Ziel (1915) [3:02] Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958) Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (1910) [17:02] Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Rapsodie espagnole (1908) [16:02] Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Symphony No.4 in E minor Op.98 (1885) [37:36] Ottokar NOVÁČEK (1866-1900) Perpetuum mobile Op.5 No.4 transcribed Leopold Stokowski (1940) [3:55] ¹ New Philharmonia Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski London Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski ¹ rec. Royal Albert Hall, 14 May 1974; 21 September 1974 (Nováček) BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4205-2 [78:24][JW]

This Brahms Fourth - the most exciting, galvanizing and convincing of all Stokowski’s efforts. ... see Full Review

Sunday Evenings with Pierre Monteux Broadcast performances from San Francisco 1941-52 San Francisco Symphony Orchestra/Pierre Monteux MUSIC AND ARTS CD 1192 [13 CDs priced as eight: 959:15 or 16 hours 14 minutes] [JW]

Sixteen hours with Monteux is no time at all, so zestful, so clear, so deft his musicianship and so sympathetic his conducting. 13 CDs priced as 8 - a bargain no admirer of Monteux and of great conducting could easily forego. ... see Full Review

Klaus Tennstedt Carl Maria von WEBER (1786-1826) Oberon: Overture (1826) [9:23] Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Symphony No. 9 in C Major , D944, The Great (?1825-8) [49:38] Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1879) Tragic Overture, op. 81* (1881) [14:05] London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt rec. Royal Festival Hall, London, 7 October 1984, *7 April 1983. ADD BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4195-2 [73:57][MG]

My abiding impression is of zest and vibrancy, also the ability to draw out expressive playing. … see Full Review

Totus amore Arcangelo CORELLI (1653-1713) Sonata for 2 violins and bc in d minor, op. 1/11 [06:03] Alessandro SCARLATTI (1660-1725) Totus amore languens (motet) [10:35] Giovanni Battista BASSANI (1654-1716) Salve Regina, antiphon [07:03] Alessandro SCARLATTI Follia in d minor, variations for keyboard [07:34] Infirmata vulnerata (motet) [13:29] Arcangelo CORELLI Sonata for violin and bc in D, op. 5/1 [11:44] Alessandro STRADELLA O vos omnes [09:26] Ryland Angel (alto) Les Folies Françoises (Patrick Cohën-Akenine (violin); Hélène Houzel (violin); François Poly (cello); Pascal Monteilhet (theorbo); Béatrice Martin (harpsichord, organ)) rec. July 2003, Douai Abbey, Upper Woolhampton, Berkshire, UK. DDD DEUX-ELLES DXL1054 [66:00] [JV]

A most enjoyable recording - recommended for the quality of music and performance ... see Full Review

The Unicorn - Medieval French songs The bestiary of love Philippe DE THAON (c.1130) Serena en mer hante [2:10] ANONYMOUS (13th century) En mai au douz tens nouvel [3:55] The four-legged Narcissus Marie DE FRANCE, (12th-13th century), ANONYMOUS (ed. Cohen) Issi avint qu'un cers [2:06]; D'un gupil [1:17] Shira KAMMEN La danse de gupil [1:35] ANONYMOUS (13th century) Ensement com la panthere t'ui [4:21] Philippe DE THAON (c.1130) Monosceros est beste [1:05] Thibault DE CHAMPAGNE (1201-1253) Aussi come unicorne sui [6:10] Miracles and wonders • Miracles et merveilles Le Cycle de Sainte Leochade Gauthier DE COINCY (1177/8-1236) Que de memoyre [1-47]; Las, las, las [3:56]; Quatre jours plains [1:30]; Sour cest rivage [4:06]; N'est pas merveille [1:31]; De sainte Leochade [5:57] The abbey of love or love betrayed ANONYMOUS (13th century)/Cheryl Ann FULTON Au renouvel [3:10] ANONYMOUS (13th century) Belle Doette [8:44] Moniot DE PARIS (13th century) Je chevauchoie l'autrier [3'20] Anne Azema (soprano); Cheryl Ann Fulton (harps); Shira Kammen (vielle; rebec; harp); Jesse Lepkoff (flute); Rainer Thurau (gothic harp; Cithara Anglica); Fabrizio Reginato (vielle); John Fleagle (rebec); Barbara Stanley (flute) rec. Campion Center, Weston, Massachusetts, May 1993. DDD WARNER APEX 2564 62550-2 [56:57] [EM]

Although slightly put off by the spoken tracks this is interesting and enjoyable, the singing pleasant, and the works themselves a fascinating insight into mediaeval France. ... see Full Review

Viola Voilà - Esther Apituley Franz Peter SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Arpeggione Sonata, D.821 (1824) arranged for viola and piano [21:06] Richard (Riccardo) DRIGO (1846-1930) Valse Bluette, arranged for viola and piano by Jascha Heifetz [3:05] Henri VIEUXTEMPS (1820-1881) Capriccio, for solo viola (c. 1883) [3:55]John CAGE (1912-1992) Dream, arranged for viola quartet and piano [9:00]Igor STRAVINSKY (1882-1971) È lègie, for solo viola (1944) [6:50]Esther APITULEY Hydropath, for viola quartet, electric bass and trumpet [7:28]Gabriel FAURÉ (1845-1924) Berceuse, Op. 16 (1879) arranged for viola and piano [4:20]Astor PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992) Le Grand Tango, for viola and piano (c. 1990) [10:30] Esther Apituley (viola); Rië Tanaka (piano) Amsterdam Viola Quartet: (Esther Apituley; Rogier van der Tak; Mieke Honingh; Ernst Grapperhaus) Eric Calmes (electric bass); Hans Dagelet (trumpet) rec. 2006, Nederlands Hervormde kerk, Rhoon, Holland. DDD CHALLENGE CLASSICS CC72165 [67:36] [MC]

Viola Voilà achieves the same level of excellence as her successful release Violent Viola. Esther Apituley is a remarkable viola player and this fascinating recording is essential chamber music listening. ... see Full Review

The Complete Francisco Viñas FRANCHETTI Germania:: Studenti, udite [2:05] Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) Aida: Celeste Aida [3:41] Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) Meistersinger:  Dall’alba tinto (Morgenlich leuchtend) [3:35] Die Walküre: Cede il verno ai rai (Winterstürme) [3:26] Lohengrin:  Ben altra prova (Höchstes Vertrau’n) [3:49] Lohengrin:  Da voi lontan (In fernem Land) [3:00] Lohengrin:  S’ei torna alfin (Mein lieber Schwan!) {Second part only} [3:05] Giacomo MEYERBEER (1791-1864) L’Africaine:  O paradiso [3:32] Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) Aida: Celeste Aida [3:33] GASTALDON Donna Clara [3:20] GUETARY Mi niña [3:07] ÁLVAREZ La partida [3:35] Giacomo MEYERBEER (1791-1864) L’Africaine:  O paradiso [3:33] AMEDEI Se ti dicessi [2:19] MASCHERONI Lorenza: Ecco mia giovinezza [2:38] Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) Lohengrin: Di’, non t’incantan (Atmest du nicht mit mir) [2:42] Lohengrin: Da voi lontan (In fernem Land) [4:32] Lohengrin:  Cigno fedel (Mein lieber Schwan!){First half only}[2:32] Gaetano DONIZETTI (1797-1868) Lucrezia Borgia: Di pescator ignobile [2:33] ÁLVAREZ A Granada [3:18] La partida [3:47] GAZTAMBIDE Un pleito [2:40] GUETARY Maria [3:07] Mi niña [3:09] Giacomo MEYERBEER (1791-1864) Le Prophete:  Sopra Berta (Pour Bertha) [2:00] Gaetano DONIZETTI (1797-1868) Lucrezia Borgia: Di pescator ignobile [2:33] Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) Un Ballo in Maschera: Ma se m’è forza perderti [2:53] Otello:  Ora e per sempre  [2:27] GUETARY Lily [2:07] Georges BIZET (1838-1875) Carmen:  Il fior che avevi a me tu dato (La fleur que tu m’avais jetée) [3:11] Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) Meistersinger: Nel verno al piè (Am stillen Herd in Winterszeit) [2:34] Meistersinger: Dall’alba tinto (Morgenlich leuchtend){Abridged} [2:38] Lohengrin: Di’, non t’incantan (Atmest du nicht mit mir) [2:45] Lohengrin: Ben altra prova (Höchstes Vertrau’n) [3:24] Lohengrin: Da voi lontan (In fernem Land) [4:40] Lohengrin: Cigno fedel (Mein lieber Schwan!) [5:51] Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) Aida: Celeste Aida [3:42] Giacomo MEYERBEER (1791-1864) L’Africaine:  O paradiso [3:38] Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) Die Walkure: Cede il verno ai rai (Winterstürme) [2:52] Giacomo MEYERBEER (1791-1864) Le Prophete: Sopra Berta (Pour Bertha) [1:56] Amilcare PONCHIELLI (1834-1886) La Gioconda; Cielo e mar [2:43] FRANCHETTI Germania:: Studenti, udite [2:23] Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) Aida: Pur ti riveggo…Fuggiam gli ardori with Esther Mazzoleni (soprano) [7:57] Otello: Ora e per sempre [2:29] Georges BIZET (1838-1875) Carmen : Il fior che avevi a me tu dato (La fleur que tu m’avais jetée) [3:17] FRANCHETTI Germania: No non chiuder gli occhi vaghi [2:10] Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) Meistersinger: Dall’alba tinto (Morgenlich leuchtend) [3:43] Arrigo BOITO (1842-1918) Mefistofele: Dai campi, dai prati [2:37] Mefistofele: Giunto sul passo estremo [3:18] Amilcare PONCHIELLI (1834-1886) La Gioconda; Cielo e mar [2:47] Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) Tannhäuser: Inno a Venere…Te vò lodar (Dir töne Lob!) [1:57] Tannhäuser: Col cor contrito (Inbrunst im Herzen) [Romerzählung] [9:22] FILIASI In riva al mare “dedicated to the celebrated artist by the composer” [3:02] TIRINDELLI O primavera [2:53] Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) Rienzi: O Padre Santo (Allmächt’ger Vater) [6:22] Tannhauser: Lodar tu devi il Dio (Den Gott der Liebe sollst du preisen) with Maria Alessandrovich (soprano) [2:36] Tannhauser:  Preghiera (Auch ich darf ... Zum Heil den Sündigen zu führen) [3:13] Tristan und Isolde: Su noi discendi (O sink’ hernieder) with Maria Alessandrovich (soprano) [5:06] Parsifal: Amfortas! La piaga! (Amfortas! Die Wunde!) [8:44] Parsifal Si salvo, assolto (Sei heil, entsündigt und entsühnt) [3:06] Giacomo MEYERBEER (1791-1864) L’Africaine:  O paradiso [3:02] CABALLERO El lucero del Alba [3:10] COTÒ Ensayo de Lios [3:26] ÁLVAREZ Los ojos negros [3:08] CHAPÍ El milagro de la Virgen [3:11] Pietro MASCAGNI (1863-1945) Serenata [3:23] Carl Maria von WEBER (1786-1826) Die Freischutz: No, più soffrir… La finestra s’apre (Nein, länger trag’ ich nicht die Qualen… Jetzt ist wohl ihr Fenster offen) [6:12] Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) Lohengrin: Da voi lontan (In fernem Land) [4:47] Francisco Viñas (tenor) Unidentified accompanists rec. 1903-13 MARSTON 53006-2 [3 CDs: 79:47 + 78:01 + 79:15] [JW]

Affectionate delicacy, capable of the subtlest inflexions running from a gentle floating of the tone to more hardened steel with never a bark or incipient crudity of projection. ... see Full Review

 

BOOK REVIEWS

BAX - A Composer and his Times by Lewis Foreman 25 b/w illustrations 616 pagesSize: 23 x 15 cm 10 digit ISBN: 184383209713 digit ISBN: 9781843832096 Binding: Hardback Boydell Press Price: 55.00 USD / 29.95 GBP

A whopping great book and the definitive voice on Bax and his music for £30. A solidly and extensively detailed book. It will for most practical purposes be all you will ever need on Bax. ... see Full Review

Alan Bush - A Source Book by Stewart R. Craggs, Ashgate Publishing Publication Date: 02/2007 Number of Pages: 186 pages Binding: Hardback Book Size: 234 x 156 mm British Library Reference: 016.7'8'092 Library of Congress Reference: 2006006944 ISBN-13 978-0-7546-0894-3 Price: $99.95/£55.00 Contents listed at end of review [RB]

Stewart Craggs is the doyen of such productions and the result here is admirably informative and supportive of the deservedly growing interest in Alan Bush’s music. ... see Full Review

LIONEL TERTIS - The First Great Virtuoso of the Viola by John White First published: 2006 40 b/w illustrations 424 pages Size: 23 x 15 cm Binding: Hardback ISBN-10: 184383278X ISBN-13: 9781843832782 The Boydell Press Price: 47.95 USD / 25.00 GBP [RB]

A well structured, sturdy and fascinating account of a life - a crusade for the viola. ... see Full Review

Classic fm The Friendly Guide to Music By Darren Henley Book accompanied by a CD of 20 classical music excerpts Hodder Arnold 224 pages paperback ISBN 978-0-340-94019-8 £9:99; $19:60 Amazon [IL]

A friendly introduction to classical music – buy it for a favourite young person.... see Full Review

Meet the Instruments of the Orchestra! by Genevieve Helsby with Evelyn Glennie 176 pp large format hardback ISBN: 978-1-84379-112-6 Naxos Books [RB]

A reliable and inspired as well as critically engaging introduction to the world of orchestral instruments. Triumphant. ... see Full Review

 

 

 

 

 

 


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