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A Marriage of England and Burgundy Music by Walter FRYE (d.1475) and Antoine BUSNOIS (c.1430-1492) The Binchois Consort/Andrew Kirkman rec. 1999-2001 HYPERION CDA67129 [74:48][BW] 

Don’t overlook this recording any longer ... see Full Review

Igor Moiseyev and his World of Dance Moiseyev Dance Company/Igor Moiseyev VAI 4462 [78:00] [RMay]

Somewhat dated ... see Full Review 

Mozart in der Bauernmusik Margit-Anna Suss (folk-harp); Klaus Stolle (double-bass) rec. 1999 CAMPANELLA MUSICA C130076 [63:53] [GPu]

A pleasant collection which links Mozart with the peasant-music of his day ... see Full Review 

Charles Munch in Boston - The Early Years Boston SO/Charles Munch rec. 1952-55 WEST HILL RADIO ARCHIVES WHRA6015 [7 CDs: 544:06] [JQ]

Hours of pleasurable and stimulating listening ... see Full Review 

Music from the Chirk Castle Part-Books The Brabant Ensemble/Stephen Rice rec. 2008 HYPERION CDA67695 [71:04][BW] 

Much more than a historical curiosity ... see Full Review  

Neapolitan Songs Giuseppe Di Stefano (tenor) rec. 1953-7 NAXOS 8.111340 [78:56] [IL]

A wonderful nostalgic wallow and a memorable souvenir of Naples ... see Full Review 

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Choral Songs in Honour of Queen Victoria A.M. GOODHART (1866-1941) Lady on the silver throne (Edmund Gosse) [4:31] Arthur SOMERVELL (1863-1937) With still increasing benefits (Marquis of Lorne) [2:23] C.H. LLOYD (1849-1919) A thousand years, by sea and land (Henry Newbolt) [5:01] Edward ELGAR (1857-1934) To her beneath whose steadfast star (Frederic W.H. Myers) [5:16] C.V. STANFORD (1852-1924) Out in the windy West (Arthur C. Benson [5:07] Sir Frederick BRIDGE (1844-1924) For all the wonder of thy regal day (Earl of Crewe) [2:58] Sir John STAINER (1840-1901) Flora's Queen (J.F.R. Stainer) [5:34] Charles WOOD (1866-1926) A Century's Penultimate (Arthur C. James) [5:03] Sir A.C. MACKENZIE (1847-1935) With wisdom, goodness, grace (Alfred Austin) [3:42] Sir Hubert PARRY (1848-1918) Who can dwell with greatness! (Austin Dobson) [3:05] H. Walford DAVIES (1869-1941) Hark! The world is full of thy praise (Robert Bridges) [4:44] Sir George MARTIN (1844-1916) The seaboards are her mantle's hem (John Davidson) [3:35] Sir Walter PARRATT (1841-1924) The Triumph of Victoria (T.H. Warren) [2:20] Spiritus Chamber Choir/Aidan Oliver rec. 5-7 August 2002 Challow Park Recital Room, Wantage, Oxfordshire TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC 0012 [53:20] [JF]

A supremely confident high-water mark ... see Full Review 

Piano Works during and after Russian Futurism - Volume 1 Nikolaj OBUCHOV (1892-1954) Invocation (1916) [5:33] Deux Pièces (1915) [6:42] Conversion (1916) [5:00] Icône (1915) [3:35] Création de l'Or (1916) [4:50] Ivan WYSCHNEGRADSKY (1893-1979) Deux Préludes pour Piano (1916) [3:40] Sergey PROTOPOPOV (1893-1954) II Sonate op.5 (1924) [13:01] Ivan WYSCHNEGRADSKY Etude sur le Carré Magique Sonore op.40 (1957) [8:22] Nikolaj OBUCHOV Aimons-nous les uns les autres (1942) [1:51] La paix pour les réconciliés - vers la source avec le calice (1948) [2:49] Le Temple est mesuré, l'Esprit est incarné (1952) [2:59] Adorons Christ - Fragment du troisième et dernier Testament (1945) [8:09] Thomas Günther (piano)rec. 1-4 November 2008, Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Köln. CYBELE SACD 160.404 [66:39] [DC]

A remarkable document. ... see Full Review 

Clara Sandler - Alma Apasionada - Songs from Spain and Argentina Clara Sandler (soprano), William Merrill (piano) rec. 2004 NEWPORT CLASSIC NPD85676 [40:51][GF]

Pleasing songs - only wish the execution had been on the same level ... see Full Review

Serenissime Sonate - Music by Giovanni ARRIGONI (1597-1665), Tarquinio MERULA (1594-1665), Biagio MARINI (1597-1665), Francesco CAVALLI (1602-1676), Marco FERRO, Martino PESENTI (1600-1648) and Massimiliano NERI (1615-1666) Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca rec. 2002 DIVOX CDX-70505 [71:47][DJB] 

Eureka: irresistible performances of sublime music from unknown composers … see Full Review

Shadows of Silence Bent SØRENSEN (b. 1958) Lullabies, The Shadows of Silence Witold LUTOSŁAWSKI (1913-1994) Piano Concerto György KURTÁG (b. 1926) Játékok Marc-André DALBAVIE (b. 1961) Piano Concerto Leif Ove Andsnes (piano) Bayerischen Rundfunks SO/Franz Welser-Möst rec. 2007 EMI CLASSICS 2641822 [76:06]  [LW]

Likely to appeal to those favoring repertoire somewhat off the beaten path ... see Full Review

Vladimir Sofronitzky Edition Vladimir Sofronitzky (piano) rec. 1946-60 BRILLIANT CLASSICS 8975 [9 CDs: 63:46 + 75:48 + 51:34 + 63:36 + 63:16 + 53:53 + 53:55 + 62:47 + 56:53][JW]

Probing, quiveringly sensitive, breathtakingly incisive musicianship ... see Full Review

Songs Discovered Thomas DUNHILL, J Meredith TATTON, Winifred BURY, David WRIGHT, James BROWN, Ivor GURNEY, Ian VENABLES, Philip WOOD, Frank HARVEY, Winifred BURY, Humphrey SEARLE Judith Buckle (mezzo); Peter Bailey (piano) rec. 19 November and 3 December, 2008, Music Room Pizza Express Maidstone Private Issue [timing details not given] [CSS]

A very fine disc indeed. ... see Full Review

Sonogram Gamelan - Son of Lion INNOVA 718 [52:13 + 60:07][RB]

Not for gamelan purists unless on adventure holiday ... see Full Review

Spirit of Brazil Aquarelle Guitar Quartet rec. 2007 CHANDOS CHAN10512 [58:44][GPu]

High class ensemble work in some evocative music … see Full Review

Stokowski Alan HOVHANESS (1911-2000) Symphony 1 Darius MILHAUD (1892-1974) Symphony 1 Aaron COPLAND (1900-1990) Symphony 2 José SEREBRIER (b.1938) Symphony 1 NBC SO, Houston SO/Leopold Stokowski rec. 1942-57 GUILD GHCD2347 [72:51][RB]

In-depth musical enjoyment ... see Full Review

The Study of Love Includes works by Guillaume de MACHAUT (c. 1300-1377) Gothic Voices/Christopher Page rec. 1992 HYPERION HELIOS CDH55295 [58.09]  [PG]

Gorgeous … fabulous performances ... see Full Review 

Svetlanov Anthology of Russian Symphony Music  Nikolay Andreevich RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908) Complete Orchestral Works. Complete track-list at end of review The State Academic Symphony Orchestra/Evgeny Svetlanov rec. c. 1969-1993 SVET 57-009-1/6 [6 CDs: 67:03 + 63:19 + 70:03 + 76:16 + 58:51 + 72:37]   [NB]

A magnificent legacy ... see Full Review 

Svetlanov Anthology of Russian Symphony Music  Alexander BORODIN (1833-1887) Modest MUSSORGSKY (1839-1881) Anatoly LIADOV (1855-1914)
Complete track-list at end of review USSR Symphony Orchestra/Evgeny Svetlanov
rec. 1963-1983 SVET 10-14-5 [5 CDs: 76:04 + 76:22 + 75:15 + 75:53 + 62:07]  [NB]

A magnificent legacy ... see Full Review 

Teatro Alla Scala - TDK Gold Edition Gaetano DONIZETTI (1797-1848) Don Pasquale Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan/Riccardo Muti rec. 1994 TDK DVWW-OPDPSC [130:00] Giacomo PUCCINI (1858-1924) Manon Lescaut Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan/Riccardo Muti rec. 1998 TDK DVWW-OPMLES [134:00] Francis POULENC (1899-1963) Dialogues des Carmélites Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan/Riccardo Muti rec. 2004 TDK DVWW-OPDDC [149:00] Complete Set: TDK DVWW-GOLDBOX3 [3 DVDs 413:00][ST]

Good performances, good surround sound, very attractive price ... see Full Review

This Holy Temple Music by James THOMAS (b. 1963), Gerald FINZI (1901-1956), Judith BINGHAM (b. 1952), Roxanna PANUFNIK (b. 1968), Dobri HRISTOV (1875-1941) and John RUTTER (b. 1945) St. Edmundsbury Cathedral Choir/James Thomas rec. 2008 REGENT REGCD295 [54:08][WH]

Will bring much pleasure ... see Full Review '

Variations on America Includes Aaron COPLAND (1900-1990) Preamble (For a Solemn Occasion) Charles IVES (1874-1954) Variations on ‘America’, Henry COWELL (1897-1965) Hymn and Fuguing Tune No.14 Samuel BARBER (1910-1981) Prelude and Fugue, Wondrous Love Stephen PAULUS (b. 1949) Triptych Iain Quinn (Organ of Coventry Cathedral) rec. 2008 CHANDOS CHAN10489 [71:16] [BW]

Apart from the title piece, a rather unvaried recital ... see Full Review

Violin Sonatas by Hans SCHAEUBLE (1906-1988), Paul HINDEMITH (1895-1963), Max REGER (1873–1916) and Wilhelm FURTWÄNGLER (1886-1954) Bettina Boller (violin); Walter Prossnitz (piano) rec. 2007 GUILD GMCD7326/7 [66:58 + 57:31][MC]

Don’t hesitate ... see Full Review

 


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