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PART 7
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[Part 4 M-R] [Part 5 S-Z]
[Part 6 Misc A-L] [Part 7 Misc M-Z]
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Music for Shakespeare's Theatre Rebecca Hickey (soprano); Gerald Price (tenor); Dorothy Linell (lute) rec. 2007 NAXOS  8.570708 [67.46][GH] 

The very first settings of such famous poetry in pleasing performances ... see Full Review

The Very Best of Anne-Sophie Mutter Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Violin & Two Violin Concertos Antonio VIVALDI (1678-1741) The Four Seasons – ‘Autumn’ Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-91) Violin Concerto 4 Jules MASSENET (1842-1912) Méditation Pablo SARASATE (1844-1908) Zigeunerweisen rec. 1980-84 EMI CLASSICS 2076342 [52:47 + 50:11] [BW]

If the programme appeals, the performances and recording are recommendable ... see Full Review

Akiko Nakajima - Plaisir d’amour Akiko Nakajima (soprano), Niels Muus (piano) rec. 2007 DYNAMIC CDS556 [58:29][GF]

Constantly well considered … of interest to even well-stocked lovers of songs ... see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Anna Netrebko - Opera Arias Bonus: The Making of the Film: Anna Netrebko. The Woman – The Voice [14:44] Anna Netrebko (soprano) Wiener Philharmoniker/Gianandrea Noseda rec. 2003. DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 00289 477 7566 [62:59 + 40:38]

One of the classics ... see Full Review

Nordic Autumn – Orchestral Songs Ture RANGSTRÖM (1884-1947) Den utvalda Leevi MADETOJA (1887-1947) Syksy Selim PALMGREN (1878-1951) En sällsam fågel Jean SIBELIUS (1865-1957) Luonnotar Camilla Nylund (soprano) Munich Radio O/Ulf Schirmer rec. 2006 CPO 777 262-2 [56:57] [RB]

Distilled Nordic magic from Sweden and Finland ... see Full Review

Oboesession Camille saint-saëns (1835-1921) Sonata for oboe and piano Henri Dutilleux (b.1916) Oboe Sonata Francis POULENC (1899-1963) Oboe Sonata Marcel MIHALOVICI (1898-1985) Sonatina Makoto SHINOHARA (b. 1931) Obsession Pauline Oostenrijk (oboe) Ivo Janssen (piano) rec. 1995 CHALLENGE CLASSICS CC72062 [57:39] [BW]

Good performances but will this disc have a very wide appeal? ... see Full Review

Susan Platts: Lieder by Robert SCHUMANN (1810–1856), Clara SCHUMANN (1819–1896) and Johannes BRAHMS (1833–1897) Susan Platts (mezzo); Rena Sharon (piano) rec. 2007 ATMA CLASSIQUE ACD22586 [63:59][GF]

Warmth and sensitivity … agreeable though not ousting established favourites ... see Full Review

Play this Passionate: Music for solo viol Sarah Cunningham (bass viol) rec. 1990 VIRGIN VERITAS 3858012 [69:03 + 71:58][GPu]

Thoroughly rewarding … illustrative of the bass viol’s beauty and expressiveness … see Full Review

Player Piano 6: Original Compositions in the Tradition of Nancarrow Bösendorfer Grand Piano with Ampico Player Piano Mechanism (1927); Fischer Grand Piano with Ampico Player Piano Mechanism (1925) rec. 2005 MUSIKPRODUKTION DABRINGHAUS UND GRIMM MDG64514062 [65:47][DC]

A real showstopper ... see Full Review

Rosa Ponselle American Recordings 1939 and 1954 NAXOS 8.111142-44 [77:14 + 66:23 + 74:55] [GF]

The art of Rosa Ponselle is just as apparent but her voice has aged ... see Full Review

Scenic Grandeur – The Golden Age of Light Music Victor Young and his Orchestra rec. no dates given GUILD GLCD5145 [76:03][ST]

If you like this style of music then you’ll enjoy this disc ... see Full Review

Andrés Segovia 1950s American Recordings Vol. 5 Includes Mario CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO (1895-1968) Capriccio diabolico, Quintet for Guitar and String QuartetAlexandre TANSMAN (1897-1986) Cavatina Andrés Segovia (guitar) Quintetto Chigiano (quintet) rec. 1954-56 NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.111313 [76:30] [JW]

Another chamber of delights then for the Segovia lover ... see Full Review

Knut Skram - Concert Recordings arias Giuseppe VERDI , Richard WAGNER, Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART, Robert SCHUMANN Knut Skram (baritone) Inga Nielsen (soprano) SIMAX PSC 1804 [78:29] [GF]

A worthy tribute to an eminent singer ... see Full Review

Sweet Desire: Prothimia suavissime sive sonatarum selectissimarum Music by Johann Heinrich SCHMELZER (c.1620-1680), Antonio BERTALI  (1605-1669) and David POHLE (1624-1695) Chatham Baroque DORIAN DSL90706 [62:15][GPu]

An engaging selection, well played and well recorded … see Full Review

Time of the Templars Music for a Knight; Music of the Church; Music of the Mediterranean NAXOS 8.503192 [3 CDs: 65:34 + 75:25 + 67:24] [GH]

Performances that are excellent, vibrant and well chosen ... see Full Review

Traditions and Transformations Sounds of Silk Road Chicago Ernest BLOCH (1880-1959) Schelomo Byambasuren SHARAV (b.1952) Legend of Herlen Lou Harrison (1917-2003) Pipa Concerto Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891-1953) Scythian Suite Yo-Yo Ma (cello, morin khuur) Wu Man (pipa), Chicago SO, Silk Road Ensemble/Miguel Harth-Bedova rec. 2007 CSO-RESOUND CSOR901801 [79:24] [GPu]

Intriguing; the Harrison and the Bloch are outstanding … see Full Review

Venetian Composers in Guatemala and Bolivia Music by Baldassare GALUPPI (1706-1785), Giacomo FACCO (1670-1757) and Antonio Gaetano PAMPANI (1705?-1775) Albalonga/Aníbal E. Cetrangolo rec. 2007 ARTS 477228 [76:00][GPu]

A fascinating collection. Much lovely music in excellent performances ... see Full Review

Rolando Villazon - Cielo e mar Milano Giuseppe Verdi SO & Ch/Daniele Callegari rec. 2007 DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 477 7224 [56:41] [GF]

Rare repertoire, superb musicality … needs to be heard for its great singing ... see Full Review

Weaver of Fictions Genevieve Lacey (recorder etc) rec. 2006/7 ABC CLASSICS 476 6439 [69:44] [JW]

There are good things everywhere we turn ... see Full Review

Works for String Duo Bohuslav MARTINŮ (1890 – 1959) Three Madrigals (1947) [15:29] Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756 – 1791) Duo in B flat, K424 (1783) [20:14] Astor PIAZZOLLA (1921 – 1992) Otoño Porteño (arr. C E Langheim) (1962) [5:37] Invierno Porteño (1962) [6:42] Hagit Halaf (violin); Christoph Emmanuel Langheim (viola) rec.2006, . DDD ROMÉO RECORDS 7261 [48:02] [BBr]

Nothing profound, but played with irresistible enjoyment and style ... see Full Review

Laurel Zucker Romanza Andaluza for Flute and Guitar Laurel Zucker (flute); Mark Delpriora (guitar) CANTILENA 66023-2 [65:39]
Master Music
for Flute and Piano
w/Marc Shapiro (piano) CANTILENA 66030-2 [70:47]
Sonata da Camera
for Flute and Harp
w/Susan Jolles (harp) CANTILENA 66035-2 [58:22] [RB]

Gorgeous tone, tasteful phrasing and breath control, pleasingly judged playing ... see Full Review

 

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The Treasures of Beethoven - by John Suchet Hardcover: 64 pages (260 x 298mm) 160 colour/mono images Hardback in slip-case Large format 31 x 27.8 x 4 cm Andre Deutsch ISBN-10: 0233002162 ISBN-13: 978-0233002163 £35.00 [RB]

Unique both at the price and generally. Will suit any real Beethoven enthusiast ... see Full Review

Scotland's Music by John Purser Mainstream Publishing ISBN-10: 1845961609 ISBN-13: 978-1845961602 Hardback - Large format: 28.8 x 23.2 x 3.4 cm 430 pages [RB]

Deals doughtily with a serious subject in a serious but engaging way ... see Full Review

Vaughan Williams on Music by David Manning ISBN13: 9780195182392 ISBN10: 0195182391 hardback, 456 pages OUP £19.99 [RB]

Surprises, shocks and delights from the doyen of British composers ... see Full Review

 


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