Superbudget £5.99 or less
Medium £8-10.99 Full
London, c. 1700
Philippa Hyde (soprano) The Parley of Instruments/Peter Holman rec.
CHANDOS CHACONNE CHAN0776 [75:47]
appeal strongly to a limited audience.
Popular Music from the 17th Century
Dances and Songs from the ‘Polcoki Manuscript’
Greensleaves rec. 2009
CHESTNUT HALL MUSIC CHM091115 [78.32]
and extremely generous …. everything is colourfully and neatly played
and exquisitely recorded.
Music for Cello and Piano
Nikolai MIASKOVSKY (1881-1950)
Cello Sonata 2 Sergei RACHANINOV (1873-1943)
Wendy Warner (cello); Irina Nuzova (piano) rec. 2008
CEDILLE CDR 90000 120 [68:49]
deeply felt recital of a Russian favorite and some works which deserve
Seminary Ch/Priest Mikhailo Davydov rec. 1985/94
ALTO ALC 1110 [74:23]
Alexandr Tikhonovich GRECHANINOV (1864-1956)
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom 4
Cantus Sacred Music Ensemble/Ludmila Arshavskaya rec. 1994
ALTO ALC1069 [61:00]
deep in Russian Orthodox traditions. Will surely please Grechaninov
enthusiasts but the curious generalist would do well to go for the Odessa
Seminary disc - a real winner.
is a Jumpin’
Salmon (piano) rec. 2009
ALBANY TROY1224 [53:30]
sonics, excellent music and superb playing.
OF THE MONTH Scandinavian
Classics - Vol. 3 Edvard GRIEG
(1843–1907) Symphonic Dances, Norwegian Dances Harald
SÆVERUD (1897–1992) Peer Gynt Jean SIBELIUS
(1865–1957) Violin Concerto, Four Lemminkainen Legends
Emil Telmányi (violin) Danish State RSO/Erik Tuxen, Thomas Jensen rec.
DANACORD DACOCD697-698 [75:46 + 78:26]
well deserved Bravo!, and three cheers to Danacord for making these
recordings available once again.
OF THE MONTH The Art of Andres
Segovia - Vol. 6
IDIS 6603 [56.40]
Siem (violin) Works by Wieniawski, Kreisler, Paganini, Waxman, Sarasate
Caroline Jaya-Ratnam (piano) rec. 2010
WARNER CLASSICS & JAZZ 2564 678047 [47:51]
Siem plays well, but not well enough to be humored in his delusion that
he is a pop star.
OF THE MONTH Grigory
Sokolov - Live in Paris
Grigory Sokolov (pno) rec. 2002
MEDICI ARTS 3073888 [123:02]
rare opportunity to savour the art of Grigory Sokolov, that most reclusive
Montero (piano) rec. 2010
EMI CLASSICS 6411442 [78:10]
pastoral, chordally propulsive, rhythmically lively, colour-conscious
and warmly textured.
Wells Cathedral Ch, & School CO/Matthew Owens rec. 2010
REGENT REGCD343 [72:57]
highly enjoyable and very well performed programme
Song without Words -
the legacy of Paul Taffanel
Kenneth Smith (flute) Paul Rhodes (piano) rec. 2008/9
DIVINE ART DDA21371 [3 CDs: 242:36]
Smith’s wonderful tone and range of colours is the highlight of the
Bartoli (mezzo) rec. 1994-2009
DECCA 478 2558 [72:26]
interesting collection of Cecilia Bartoli’s diverse recorded repertoire
over the last sixteen years
in the Earth and Air
Paul Martyn-West (tenor) Nigel Foster (piano) rec. 2005
DIVERSIONS DDV24152 [68:37]
engaging recital that should find a receptive audience among lovers
of British song.
OF THE MONTH Joan Sutherland
- The Legendary Debut Recital Arias by Donizetti, Verdi
Paris Conservatoire O/Nello Santi, Philomusica of London/Sir Anthony
Lewis rec. 1959
REGIS RRC1364 [63:09]
immense success, the first of many, and it remains an astonishing achievement.
Classic Australian Performances
Elizabethan Sydney O/Richard Bonynge
ABC CLASSICS 476 3963 [78:26 + 73:10]
recordings from the last fifteen years of her career amply demonstrate
her strengths as well as her weaknesses.
NIMBUS PRIMA VOCE NI7926 [79:13]
with dedication and artistry. I urge every lover of great tenor singing
to buy this disc.
o cornetto -
17th Century Italian Solo Sonatas
Theresa Caudle (violin and cornett) Canzona rec. 2008
NIMBUS NI 6134 [73:34]
investigative recital of great persuasive power and real spirit.
World of Ballet
Paris Conservatoire O, New SO, Royal Opera House O/Anatole Fistoulari
DECCA ELOQUENCE 480 2391 [70:26 + 63:13]
yet hardly compelling.
m’enamorí d’un aire - Medieval Songs and Dances
Reval’s Troubadours rec. 2010
EMEC E-090 [73:57]
singers are both passionate and expressive with wide dynamic contrasts
and clear diction.
Bach Really Mean That? Deceptive
Notation in Baroque Keyboard Music by Colin Booth, 349 pp
from a Life The Selected Letters of Benjamin Britten - Vol.
ed. Philip Reed and Mervyn Cooke; Boydell Press 2010. 1764 pp. [JSch]
for alphabetical listings by composer:
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2 A-B] [Part 3 C-L]
[Part 4 M-R] [Part
[Part 6 Misc A-L] [Part
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