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Maria - Songs of Maria Malibran (1808-1836) Giovanni PACINI (1796-1867) Irene, o L'assedio di Messina (1834): Se Un Mio Desir ... Cedi Al Duol [3:45]; Ira Del Ciel [2:22] Giuseppe PERSIANI (c1799-1805-1869) Ines De Castro(1833): Cari Giorni [4:09] Felix MENDELSSOHN(1809-1847) Infelice op. 94 (Scena and Aria) (London Version) (1843) [12:14] Manuel GARCIA (1775-1832) El Poeta Calculista (1805): Yo Que Soy Contrabandista (Poeta) [2:23] Vincenzo BELLINI (1801-1835) La Sonnambula (1831): Ah! Non Credea Mirarti [4:18]; Ah! Non Giunge [3:24] Johann Nepomuk HUMMEL(1778-1837) Air a la Tirolienne avec Variations op. 118 (c.1829) [7:24] Manuel GARCIA (1775-1832) La Figlia Dell’aria (1826): E non lo Vedo … Son Regina [7:02] Maria Malibran (1808-1836) Rataplan [2:26] Giovanni PACINI (1796-1867) Dopo Tante E Tante Pene (1834) [3:14] Vincenzo BELLINI (1801-1835) I Puritani (Malibran Version) (1835): O Rendetemi la Speme ... Qui La Voce [5:20]; Vien, Diletto [2:48] Jacques Fromental HALÉVY (1799-1862) Clari (1828): Come Dolce a me Favelli [4:37] Lauro ROSSI (1810-1885) Amelia Ovvero Otto Anni di Costanza [1834]: Scorrete, O Lagrime [2:33] Maria MALIBRAN for Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore: Prendi, per me sei Libero [4:15] Vincenzo BELLINI (1801-1835) Norma (1831): Casta Diva [6:48] La Sonnambula (1831): Ah! non credea mirarti [3:34] Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo) Celso Albelo (ten) (Elvino, Riccardo) Luca Pisaroni, bass-bar (Giorgio) Maria Goldschmidt (flute) Robert Pickup (clarinet) Una Prelle (harp) Maxim Vengerov (violin) Ada Pesch (violin) Daniel Pezzotti (cello) Claudio Mermoud (guitar) International Chamber Soloists/Jurg Hammerli Orchestra La Scintilla/Adam Fischer rec. Kirchgemeinde, Zurich-Oberstrasse, August-October 2006 Notes in English, French and German DECCA 475 9078 [CD: 79:46 + DVD] [RW]

The legendary Malibran - the Callas of her day – honoured by a tribute from Cecilia Bartoli and Decca. ... see Full Review

Nathan Milstein in Portrait: Some Memories of a Quiet Musician A film in two parts by Christopher Nupen Featuring interviews with Nathan Milstein in conversation with Christopher Nupen, and Pinchas Zukerman with contributions by Thérèse Milstein and Yuri Nagai Includes Nathan Milstein (violin) in performance, with Georges Pludermacher (piano), playing Beethoven Kreutzer Sonata and Bach Chaconne rec. 1986, Berwaldhallen, Stockholm ALLEGRO FILMS A06CND [2 DVDs: 225:00] [IL]

Moving and witty memories of a master violinist with two wonderful performances ... see Full Review

The Mystery of Do-Re-Mi Q. HORATIUS FLACCUS (HORACE) (65-8 BC) Ad Phyllidem (Carmen IV.xi) (c.15 BC) [3:52] Ode to Phyllis (Carmen IV.xi, translated by Stuart Lyons) [3:45] PAUL THE DEACON (c.720-c.799) / GUIDO D’AREZZO (c.991-c.1050) Ut queant laxis [0:56] musical arrangements by Iain Kerr and Stuart Lyons Christopher Gabbitas (baritone); David Miller (lute) rec. Royal College of Music, London, 18 December 2006. SIGNUM SIGCD098 [08:34][GPu]

An interesting contribution to a noteworthy scholarly hypothesis, but doesn’t really justify itself as a free-standing CD … see Full Review

John Ogdon (1913-1998) – Seventieth Anniversary Edition CD 1 Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op.18 [35:27] Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini Op.43 (previously unreleased) [24:04] Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir John Pritchard rec. 29-31 January 1962 and 21 December 1963 Gabriel FAURÉ (1945-1924) Ballade in F sharp Op.19 [13:14) Henry LITOLFF (1818-1891) Scherzo (Concerto symphonique No. 4 in D minor Op.102) [6:47] City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Louis Frémaux rec. 17-18 June 1971 CD 2 Peter Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor Op.23 [33:33] César FRANCK (1822-1890) Symphonic Variations [16:17] Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli rec. 17-18 December 1962 Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Hungarian Fantasia, S123 [15:20] Franz LISZT arr Ferruccio BUSONI (1966-1924) Rhapsodie espagnole S254 [14:41] Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir John Pritchard rec. 22 December 1963 CD3 Béla BARTÓK (1881-1945) Piano Concerto No. 1 Sz83 (previously unreleased) [21:45] New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent rec. 14, 18 October 1965 Alexander Konstantinovich GLAZUNOV (1865-1936) Piano Concerto No. 1 in F minor Op.92 [26:44] Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Paavo Berglund rec. 8-9 January 1976 John OGDON (1937-1989) Piano Concerto No. 1 [26:54] Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Lawrence Foster rec. 22-22 December 1970 CD4 John OGDON Piano Sonata [23:58] rec. 21 July 1972 Theme and Variations [7:43] rec. 24 August 1966 Franz LISZT Piano Sonata in B minor S178 [31:09] rec. 24 April 1964 Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15 in A minor S244 [5:25] Valse oubliée No.1 S215 No.1 [2:30] rec. 25-26 July 1967 Csárdás macabre S224 [6:30] En rêve: Nocturne S207 [2:35] rec. 10 August 1965 John Ogdon (piano) EMI CLASSICS 3927472 [4 CDs: 79:34 + 79:52 + 75:24 + 79:53][EMc]

A treasure trove for Ogdon’s fans and also well worth acquiring if you are not yet familiar with the legacy of this wayward genius. ... see Full Review

Old American Songs Stephen FOSTER (1826-1864) arr. Ned ROREM (b.1923) Jeanie with the light brown hair [3:33]; Stephen FOSTER arr. Warren Michel SWENSON (b.1937) Old folks at home [4:41]; Ah! may the red rose live alway [3:10]; Was my brother in the battle? [2:35]; Gentle Annie [3:14]; Why no one to love? [2:53]; My old Kentucky home, good night [4:56]; Traditional arr. Kurt WEILL (1900-1950) The lonesome dove [3:59]; Hop up, my ladies [1:36]; Traditional arr. Percy GRAINGER (1882-1961) Shenandoah [2:09]; Traditional arr. Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976) Soldier, won’t you marry me? [1:53]; I wonder as I wander [3:29]; Lord! I married me a wife [1:20]; Dink’s Song [2:57]; The deaf woman’s courtship [1:22]; Traditional arr. Jake HEGGIE (b.1961) Dixie [3:54]; Barb’ry Allen [3:18]; He’s gone away [2:44]; Traditional arr. Aaron COPLAND (1900-1990) Simple gifts [1:47]; I bought me a cat [2:22]; Long time ago [2:53]; At the river [3:10]; Ching-a-ring Chaw [1:32] Taryn Fiebig (soprano), Juan Jackson (tenor), Andrew Greene (piano) rec. 23-24 October 2006 Eugene Goossens Hall, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Texts included ABC CLASSICS 476 6169 [68:05][JS]

Once the dull Foster arrangements are passed, this is a disc with many virtues and much interest. You will find much to enjoy here. ... see Full Review

Phantasies, Ayres and Chaconys Henry PURCELL (1659-1695) King Arthur: Chaconne, Z628/1 (1691) [3:29]* Matthew LOCKE (1621-1677) Suite No. 4 [8:38] Henry PURCELL Fantazia No. 6, Z737 (1680) [3:50] Fantazia No. 7, Z738 (1680) [4:10] Matthew LOCKE Theatre suite, MB li, p. 55, 191, 113, 116, 90 [6:09]* Henry PURCELL Prelude, ZN773 [1:11] Dioclesian: Two in one upon a ground, Z627/16 (1690) [2:41] Matthew LOCKE Suite No. 3 [10:19] Henry PURCELL Fantazia No. 11, Z742 (1680) [3:32] Fantazia No. 12, Z743 (1680) [3:44] Theatre Suite, Z631/1, 632/20, 570/6, 626/13, 570/7, 570/9 [12:03]* Three parts upon a ground, Z731 [4:52] * The Flautadors Recorder Quartet *David Miller (theorbo and guitar) rec. St Andrew’s Church, Toddington, September 2006. DDD DEUX-ELLES DXL 1123 [64:52] [MG]

Offers a fresh perspective, the exuberance of the theatre pieces is very enjoyable as well. … see Full Review

Portraits in Brass Alexander ARUTUNIAN (b. 1920) Trumpet Concerto in A flat major (1950) [18:38] Ferdinand DAVID (1810-1873) Concertino for Trombone in E flat major Op. 4 (1837) [15:12] Huug STEKETEE (b.1959) Portraits [15:27] Edward GREGSON (b.1945) Concerto for French Horn and Brass Band (1971) [17:08] Huug STEKETEE (b. 1959) For Four and Jean-Baptiste – Quartet Piece [2:41] Peter Masseurs (trumpet); Timothy Dowling (trombone); Huug Steketee (cornet); Jasper de Waal (French horn) Hepworth (Lanson Homes) Brass Band/Mark Bentham rec. Morley Town Hall, 27-28 January 2007; Royal Conservatoire, The Hague, 25 February 2007 (Jean-Baptiste). DDD PROJECT AUDIO C12327 [69:08] [CT]

Exceptional value and fabulous playing from Dutch trumpet virtuoso Huug Steketee and friends in four major concertos for brass ... see Full Review

Sally-Anne Russell - Enchanting Georges BIZET (1838–1875) 1. Seguidilla: Près de ramparts de Séville from Carmen [2:34] Gioachino ROSSINI (1792–1868) 2. Cruda sorte from L’Italiana in Algeri [4:44] Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756–1791) 3. Voi, che sapete from Le nozze di Figaro [2:56] Charles GOUNOD (1818–1893) 4. Faites-lui mes aveux from Faust [2:47] Christoph Willibald GLUCK (1714–1787) 5. Sposa! Euridice! … Che faro senza Euridice from Orfeo ed Euridice [5:37] George Frideric HANDEL (1685–1759) 6. Verdi prati from Alcina [3:50] Henry PURCELL (1659–1695) 7. Dido’s Lament: Thy hand, Belinda … When I am laid in earth from Dido and Aeneas [4:27] George Frideric HANDEL 8. Iris, Hence Away from Semele [3:36] Gioachino ROSSINI 9. Una voce poco fa from Il barbiere di Siviglia [6:05] Pyotr Il’yich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840–1893) 10. Oui, Dieu le veut … Adieu, foréts from The Maid of Orleans [7:45] Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835–1921) 11. Mon Coeur s’ouvre à ta voix from Samson et Dalila [6:18] Georges BIZET 12. Habanera: L’amour est un oiseau rebelle from Carmen [4:30] Sally-Anne Russell (mezzo) Adelaide Vocal Project (2, 12) Adelaide Symphony Orchestra/Nicholas Milton rec. 11-13 April 2006, Adelaide Town Hall Texts and English translations included ABC CLASSICS 476 5963 [54:59][GF]

There are ups and downs in this recital but several ups – Faust, Alcina, Semele, The Maid of Orleans – are so good that they will be on my shortlist for these arias ... see Full Review

Carl Schuricht Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Tragic Overture op.81 (1880) [14:15]* Max REGER (1873-1916) Variations and Fugue on a Theme of J.A. Hiller op.100 (1907) [40:17]* Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Grosse Fuge in B flat major op.133 (1826) [18:56]** London Symphony Orchestra*, New Philharmonia Orchestra**/Carl Schuricht*, Sir Adrian Boult** rec. 31 January 1964, Hornsey Town Hall, London*, 19 August 1968, Royal Albert Hall, London, live** BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4213-2 [73:55][CH]

A valuable addition to the Boult discography unhelpfully coupled with Schuricht on an off-day. ... see Full Review

Graziella Sciutti  - The Studio Recitals 1953, 1955, 1956 Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756–1791) Le nozze di Figaro (1786) 1. Cinque … dieci … Se a caso Madama [10:21] 2. Bravo! … Venite, inginocchiatevi [3:46] 3. Giunse alfin il momento … Deh, vieni [5:02] Così fan tutte (1789) 4. In uomini, in soldati [2:55] 5. Una donna a quindici anni [4:06] Don Giovanni (1787) 6. Là ci darem la mano [3:03] 7. Batti, batti, o bel Masetto [3:38] 8. Vedrai, carino [3:31] Vincenzo BELLINI (1801–1835) La Sonnambula (1831) 9. Come per me sereno [7:10] I Puritani (1835) 10. Qui la voce sua soave [6:42] Gaetano DONIZETTI (1797–1848) Don Pasquale (1843) 11. So anch’io la virtù magica [5:12] Linda di Chamounix (1842) 12. O luce di quest’ anima [5:12] Gioacchino ROSSINI (1792–1868) Semiramide (1823) 13. Bel raggio lusinghier [5:46] Graziella Sciutti (soprano); Sesto Bruscantini (bass) (1); Sena Jurinac (soprano), Risë Stevens (mezzo) (2); George London (bass) (6); Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra/Vittorio Gui (1-3); Wiener Symphoniker/Rudolf Moralt (4-8); Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux/Pierre Dervaux (9-13) rec. London, July 1955 (1-3); Vienna, May 1955 (6-8); November 1956 (4, 5); Paris, December 1953 (9-13) ARCHIPEL RECORDS ARPCD0372 [66:31] [GF]

In spite of reservations, lovers of lyrical soprano voices will find a great deal to admire. It is good to have a disc specially devoted to Graziella Sciutti ... see Full Review

Beverly Sills - Welcome to Vienna Franz LEHÁR (1870–1948) Die lustige Witwe: Vilja [7:19] Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD (1897–1957) Die tote Stadt: Marietta’s Lied [8:03] Johann STRAUSS II (1825–1899) Thunder and Lightning (Polka) [2:58] Voices of Spring (Waltz)[6:32] Richard HEUBERGER (1850–1914) Der Opernball: Im Chambre séparée [4:27] Franz LEHÁR Giuditta: Meine Lippen küssen so heiss [5:23] Johann STRAUSS II A Night in Venice: Overture [6:37] Franz LEHÁR Der Zarewitsch: Einer wird kommen [5:02] Rudolf SIECZYNSKI (1879–1952) Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume [5:09] Beverly Sills (soprano) London Philharmonic Orchestra/Julius Rudel rec. Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England, May 1971 Sung texts with English translations included EMI CLASSICS 47524 [51:27] [GF]

A lot to admire here but how much depends on how one reacts to Beverly Sills’ type of voice. Those who prefer creamy voices should perhaps look elsewhere ... see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Gitta-Maria Sjöberg -Verdi and Puccini Arias see review for details Gitta-Maria Sjöberg (soprano) Odense Symphony Orchestra/Matthias Aeschbacher rec. Carl Nielsen Hall, Odense, Denmark, 24-26 November 2003, 14-19 June 2004 Italian texts included. DANACORD DACOCD 665 [77:05] [GF]

There have been more overtly thrilling recitals with more or less the same repertoire; few have so consistently delved below the surface and found the soul of the characters, presenting them as weak, vulnerable human creatures. ... see Full Review

Tout passe: Chants d’Acadie Quand j’ai parti du Canada [4:24] Ernie Arsenault’s Favourite, the Draggers Reel [2:27] La Novelle Chanson de Terre-Neuve [6:13] Ton Bale, The Bluebird, Annie Annie [4:14] La Pauvre Lisette [3:21] À Saint-Malo, Laridé de Pontivy, Rond de Loudéac [3:33] Les Pèlerins [2:32] Tout passe [6:30] La Fille tuée par sa mère, or Le Baron [5:36] Comment veux-tu que je t’embrasse [1:44] Valse de ’Cadien [2:04] Suite “Le Mariage”: (The Basquett of Oysters [1:43]; L’Alouette et le Poisson [2:32]; Pigeon on the Gate [1:31]; Le jour du mariage [4:33]; Laridé [1:25]) Tout d’travers, tout à l’envers [2:52] The Bedding of the Bride, La Disputeuse, Keep It Up! [3:06] Suzie LeBlanc (soprano, harpsichord, shruti box, spoons); David Greenberg (violin, voice); Chris Norman (flutes, small pipes, percussion, voice); Betsy MacMillan (viola da gamba, voice); Sylvain Bergeron (acoustic guitar, baroque guitar, shruti box); David McGuinness (harpsichord, harmonium, melodica, voice); Shawn Mativetsky (percussion, tabla) rec. 17-19 October 2006, Église Saint-Augustin de Mirabel, Quebec Texts and translations included ATMA CLASSIQUE ACD2 2522 [60:29] [GPu]

Suzie LeBlanc heard, with enjoyable results, outside her normal early music repertoire in ‘traditional’ music of some power and with an infectious sense of joy … see Full Review

Virtuoso - Rolf Smedvig Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047: 3rd movement, Allegro assai (1718) [2:48]* Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie (1739) [1:26]^ Vincenzo BELLINI (1801-1835) Concerto for Oboe in E flat major: 2nd Movement, Allegro (1825) [3:38]* Franz Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809) Concerto for Trumpet in E flat major, H 7e no 1: 3rd movement, Finale (1796) [5:27]* Maria Theresia PARADIS (1759-1824) icilienne in E flat major [2:40]# Anthony HOLBORNE (c. 1547-1602) Elizabethan Dance Suite: Gigue [2:50]^ Johann Nepomuk HUMMEL (1778-1837) Concerto for Trumpet in E flat major, S 49/WoO 1: 3rd movement, Rondo (1803) [3:38]* Tomaso ALBINONI (1671-1750) Suite in G major: 3rd Movement, Allegro [1:34]^ Concerto for Trumpet in C major [2:08]^ Alexander BORODIN (1833-1887) Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances [3:34]^ Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Bacchanale (1877) [7:14]^ Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i): 3rd movement, Rondo alla turca (1783) [3:05] ^ Giuseppe TARTINI (1692-1770) Concerto for Trumpet in D major: 3rd movement, Allegro grazioso [3:14]* Bedrich SMETANA (1824-1884) Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Dance of the Comedians (1870) [2:48]^ Anonymous Sibley Sanctus Lydian [3:57]^ Rafael MENDEZ (b. 1906) Romanza [2:50]^ Manuel DE FALLA (1876-1946) El amor brujo: Danza rituel del fuego "Ritual Fire Dance" (1915) [3:47] ^ Rolf Smedvig (trumpet); Michael Murray (organ)#; Empire Brass^; various associated artists. Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Jahja Ling* rec. various venues: 1989-1998. DDD TELARC CD-80550 [57:53] [TP]

Smedvig's playing has a distinctive, mellifluous and smooth-edged tone and the tracks here demonstrate this admirably ... see Full Review

Song of Songs William WALTON (1902-1983) Set me as a seal upon thine heart (1938) [3:32] Guillaume BOUZIGNAC (1592-1641) Surge, amica mea [2:00] Howard SKEMPTON (b. 1947) Rise up, my love (2002) [10:38] Gabriel JACKSON (b. 1962) I am the Rose of Sharon (2001) [6:13]Francis GRIER (b. 1955) Dilectus meus mihi (1987) [7:20] John DUNSTAPLE (c 1390-1453) Quam Pulchra es (ca 1430) [1:49] Giovanni Pierluigi da PALESTRINA (1525-1594) Descendi in hortum meum (1584) [2:42] Tomás Luis de VICTORIA (1548-1611) Vadem et circuibo civitatem (1572)[9:58] Jean Yves DANIEL-LESUR (1908-2002) La cantique des cantiques (1952) [21:35] Laudibus/Michael Brewer rec. 14-15 January 2006, St. Giles the Martyr, Kentish Town, London. DDD Texts and English translations included DELPHIAN DCD34042 [65:50] [JQ]

I’ve found this a most enjoyable and highly stimulating CD and I hope many other collectors will derive similar pleasure from it. ... see Full Review

Great Swedish Singers - Ragnar Ulfung Jacques OFFENBACH (1819–1880) Les Contes d’Hoffmann (1881) 1. Il était une fois (The legend of Kleinzach) [5:09] 2. Malheureux, tu ne comprends (Hoffmann-Giulietta a.3) [6:52] Jules MASSENET (1842–1912) Manon (1884) 3. En fermant les yeux (Des Grieux’s dream) [3:28] Georges BIZET (1838–1875)Carmen (1875) 4. La fleur que tu m’avais jetée (Don José’s flower song) [3:35] Bedrich SMETANA (1824–1884) The Bartered Bride (1866) 5. I know a girl who burns for you (Kecal–Jenik, a.2) [2:11] 6. How can I believe (Jenik, a.2) [3:28] 7. Go away! You have deceived me (Jenik–Mařenka, a.3) [4:07] Modest MUSSORGSKY (1839–1881) Boris Godunov (1874) 8. O, the same dream (Grigory and Friar Pimen at the Chudov monastery, a.1) [11:49] Giacomo PUCCINI (1858–1924) Tosca (1900) 9. E lucevan le stelle [3:00] 10. O dolci mani (Cavaradossi–Tosca a.3) [7:32] La Bohème (1896) 11. Che gelida manina [4:29] Giuseppe VERDI (1813–1901) Un ballo in maschera (1859) 12. Di’ tu se fedele (a.1) [3:07] 13. Forse la soglia … Ma se m’è forza (a.3) [7:03] 14. Ah! Perchè qui! fuggite (a.3) [5:47] 15. Ella è pura (a.3) [4:49] Ragnar Ulfung (tenor, all); Margareta Hallin (soprano) (2); Paul Höglund (bass) (5); Evy Tibell (soprano) (7); Bengt Rundgren (bass) (8); Birgit Nilsson (soprano) (10); Aase Nordmo-Løvberg (soprano), Birgit Nordin (soprano), Hugo Hasslo (baritone), Bo Lundberg (bass), Arne Tyrén (bass) (13-15) Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Silvio Varviso (4, 9); Stora Teatern Orchestra, Gothenburg/Styrbjörn Lindedal (5-7); Royal Orchestra (and Chorus), Stockholm/Herbert Sandberg (1-3, 11), Bohumil Gregor (8), Fausto Cleva (10), Sixten Ehrling (12-15) rec. at the Concert Hall, Gothenburg 5-6 May, 1958 (5-7), at the Royal Opera House 3 October, 1958 (3, 11), 13 January 1959 (12-15), 28 February 1960 (1, 2), 28 September 1964 (10), 22 April 1966 (8), unknown venue 2 November 1968 (4, 9) BLUEBELL ABCD101 [77:53] [GF]

Another priceless cultural achievement from Bluebell, at long last giving Ragnar Ulfung his rightful place in Swedish recorded opera history ... see Full Review

Virtuoso Cello Showpieces Buxton ORR (1924–1997) A Carmen Fantasy (1985) [14:13] Franz DANZI (1763–1826) Variations on a Theme from Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ (ed. Heinrich Klug) [6:54] Mario CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO (1895–1968) Figaro Variations from Rossini’s ‘The Barber of Seville’ (concert transcription, ed. Gregor Piatigorsky) [6:40] Caspar CASSADÓ (1897–1966) Lamento de Boabdil (1931) [3:58] Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841–1904) Rondo in G minor, B171 (Op. 94) (1891) [8:03] Silent Woods (Klid), B173 (Op. 68 No. 5) (1891) [5:14] Sonatina in G major, B183 (Op. 100) (1893) (arr. Oscar Hartwieg) [20:48] Maria Kliegel (cello) Nina Tichman (piano) rec. Clara Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen, Germany, 1-3 December 2004 NAXOS 8.557613 [65:51][GF]

Excellent playing and attractive music, not frequently heard in these versions ... see Full Review

Winds of Nagual Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841–1904) Serenade in E Major, Op. 22 (1875) (arr: Russel C. Mikkelson)* [27:44] David GILLINGHAM (b. 1947) No Shadow of Turning* [9:48] Michael COLGRASS (b. 1932) Winds of Nagual [25:15] Nikolay RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844–1908) Flight of the Bumblebee (1900) (arr: Donald Hunsberger) [1:24] The Ohio State University Wind Symphony/Russel C. Mikkelson rec. Weigel Auditorium, Ohio State University, 22 April, 2006 (Dvořák), 4-5 February, 2006 * World premiere recordings NAXOS 8.570244 [64:11][GF]

Two fascinating works by present day composers share the space with two warhorses in colourful garbs – all of it expertly played by this Ohio band ... see Full Review

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