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April 1999

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Eugen D'ALBERT Tiefland   Eva Marton; René Kollo; Bernd Weikl; Kurt Moll. Münchner Rundfunkorchester conducted by Marek Janowski ARTS 2CD 47501-2 (134:46)

MALCOLM ARNOLD (1921-) Overtures:- A Sussex Overture (1951) 12:11 Beckus the Dandipratt (1943) 10:45 The Smoke (1948) 11:56 The Fair Field (1973) 9:17 Commonwealth Christmas Overture (1957) 18:55  LPO/composer rec 14-16 August 1991, Watford Town Hall Producer: Christopher Palmer [all premiere recordings apart from Beckus] REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR48CD [63:23]

Kurt ATTERBERG (1887-1974) Symphony No. 7 - 'Sinfonia Romantica'; Symphony No. 8 Malmö Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michail Jurowski STERLING CDS-1026-2

Anton BRUCKNER: Symphony No.8 & Symphony No.9*   London Symphony Orchestra / BBC Symphony Orchestra*  Jascha Horenstein BBC Music Legends BBCL 4017-2


CLEMENTI, Muzio. Piano Sonatas: F sharp minor Op 25 no 5; B flat Op 24 no 2; G minor Op 7 no 3; Op 25 no 6; F minor Op 13 no 6.   Played on a Clementi square piano of 1832 by Peter Katin.   DDD Athene ATH CD4. [74' 35"].

ALEXANDER GLAZUNOV (1878-1936) Grand Adagio in D minor from Raymonda (1897) * cond Vladimir Fedosyev rec 20 Jan 1983 Concert Waltz no. 1 in D major (1893) * cond Gennadi Tcherkasov rec 20 Dec 1978 To the Memory of a Hero - Symphonic Elegy (1881) * cond Vladimir Fedosyev rec 10 June 1982 The Forest - Fantasia (1887)   Moscow State SO/Veronika Dudarova rec 18 Dec 1983 * Moscow RTVSO all ADD ICONE Russian Masters Collection ICN-9424-2 [45:01]

RIC GRAEBNER Works for tape. Venus in landscape (1995); Fulminar (1996); Resurge (1997); Divertimento of the Statues. Metier MSV CD92019.

HAYDN. Piano Works. Variations in F minor, Hob. XVII: 6; Sonata in C, Hob. XVI: 35; Sonata in E flat, Hob. XVI: 49; Sonata in C minor Hob. XVI: 20.   Joanna Leach (square piano)   Athene ATH CD2. DDD [68' 47"].

PETER KATIN in recital. LISZT Piano Sonata; BRAHMS Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel Op 24; LISZT Sonetto 123 del Petrarca (Années de Pélérinage, second year)  . Peter Katin (piano) From a recital recorded in April 1983 at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. ADD Minerva Athene. ATH CD9 [67' 45"]

CONSTANT LAMBERT (1905-51) Pomona - A ballet in one act (1927) 19:45 Tiresias - A ballet in three acts (1950/1) 54:16   English Northern Philharmonia/David Lloyd--Jones recorded Leeds Town Hall 8-9 April 1998 HYPERION CDA67049 [74:02]

LOCKETT, Mark. Hollowed Ground. 12 pieces. Wriggly Pig Records, 101 Summerfield Crescent, Birmingham B16 0EN. WP1 G001 [64:21]

JOHN MCLEOD Piano Music. Twelve Preludes/Hebridean Dances/Four Impromptus/Piano Sonatas 1/3     Murray McLachlan, piano.  Redbook Records RBCD002

MENOTTI Violin Concerto, BARBER Violin Concerto  Ruggiero Ricci (violin) Pacific SO/Keith Clark rec issued 1992 REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-45CD

NIKOLAI MIASKOVSKY (1881-1950) Cello Concerto in C minor (1944) 36.49, Cello Sonata No. 1 in D major (1946?) 20.09, Cello Sonata No. 2 in A minor (1949) 21.58   Kyrill Rodin (cello), Andrei Pisarev (piano), Russian PO/Konstantin Krimets ARTE NOVA Classics 74321 54464 2 [79.07]

MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition; Ravel Miroirs   Andreas Boyde (piano) DDD Athene-Minerva. [65' 05"].

Giacomo PUCCINI (1858-1924) IL TRITTICO: Il Tabarro (The Cloak); Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica)*; Gianni Schicchi. Roberto Alagna; Angela Gheorghiu

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