Classical Editor: Rob Barnett

Music Webmaster
Len Mullenger: Len@musicweb.uk.net

Find in this Page only
   Search this site                 powered by FreeFind
Free JavaScripts provided
by The JavaScript Source
Searches all classical reviews. This is powerful so you will get multiple results as it will find a review in the listings pages, the individual review and the same review in the scrolling scripts

Click here for 2000 reviews
1999 reviews
star ratings

Classical Editor: Rob Barnett, Spoken Word Editor :Gerald Fenech, Reviewers: Rob Barnett, Ian Lace, Len Mullenger, and:  Richard Adams, Arthur Butterworth, Paul Conway, Andy Daly, Tony Duggan, Jane Erb, Gerald Fenech, David Frieze,  Ian Marchant, Gairt Mauerhoff, Humphrey Smith, Colin Scott Sutherland, Andrew Seivewright, Richard Whitehouse, Reg Williamson, Peter Grahame Woolf, David Wright.

DECEMBER 1998 Click here to read these reviews

Due to production difficulties the scrolling files will appear later

Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD Die Kathrin Op. 28 (1937) Three Acts (Nine Scenes) Kathrin Melanie Diener (sop) Francois David Rendall (ten) Malignac Robert Hayward (bass-bar) Chou-Chou Lillian Watson (sop) Monique Della Jones (mezzo) BBC Singers BBC Concert Orchestra/Martyn Brabbins

TREVOR BARNARD (piano) plays Bach transcriptions and modern Australian piano music  BACH arr BUSONI Chaconne (Partita no 2 in D minor for violin solo BWV1004); Prelude and Fugue (in D for organ BWV532); BACH arr HESS Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring; BACH arr SUTHERLAND Chorale Prelude ‘Herzliebster Jesus’; Chorale Prelude ‘Jesu, Mein Freude’. Margaret SUTHERLAND First Suite (1937); Second Suite (1937); Felix WERDER Three Pieces After Blake’s ‘Songs of Innocence and Experience’ (1985); Nigel BUTTERLEY Comment on a Popular Song (1960).

PIERRE-OCTAVE FERROUD (1900-1936) Sonnerie pour le Hérault (1935),Symphony in A Major(1930), Sarabande (1920), March (L’Eventail de Jean) (1927), Serenade (1927), Chirurgie (suite for orchestra) (1930), Andante Cordial (1919, 1926) Württemberg PO/Patrick Davin

ZDENEK FIBICH (1850-1900) orchestral music Symphony No 1 in F major Op 17 (1883) At Twilight - Idyll (1893) The Romance of Spring Op. 23 (1880) Czech PO/Karel Sejna

ZDENEK FIBICH (1850-1900) Symphony No 2 in E flat major Op. 38 (1893) rec 1951 36:44 Symphony No 3 in E minor Op. 58 (1898) rec 1961 36:43 Czech PO/Karel Sejna

RUED LANGGAARD 1893-1952 Solo piano music Rosalind Bevan (piano)

EDUARD LALO (1823-1892) Namouna - ballet - 16 dances (1881)    Orchestra Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo/David Robertson

ERIK CHISHOLM Piano Music Murray McLachlan Piano.

ALFRED SCHNITTKE (1934-1998) film music (1970-1985) USSR Cinematography Symphony Orchestra/Emin Khachaturyan

JOHN McLEOD Piano Music. Twelve Preludes/Hebridean Dances/Four Impromptus/Piano Sonatas 1/3    Murray McLachlan, piano.

JOHN McLEOD *The Gokstad Ship; *+The Whispered Name; ºA Dramatic Landscape; *ºLieder der Jugend.   *Polish Radio and TV Orchestra of Krakow, McLeod; *+Jane Manning (soprano), Malgorzata Skocze -Staniszewska (harp); ºAndrew Wilson (clarinet) RNCM Wind Orchestra, Clark Rundell; *ºRaimund Gilvan (tenor).

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.8   Joyce Barker, Beryl Hatt, Agnes Giebel, Kerstin Meyer, Helen Watts, Kenneth Neate, Alfred Orda, Arnold Van Mill, BBC Chorus, BBC Choral Society, Goldsmiths Choral Union, Hampstead Choral Society, Emanuel School Boys Choir, Orpington Junior Singers, London Symphony Orchestra. Conducted by Jascha Horenstein

JOHN JEFFREYS Who is at my window? 24 tenor songs.   Ian and Jennifer Partridge

JOHN JEFFREYS Violin Concerto (Lawrence Jackson with Orchestra da Camera, conductor Kenneth Page); Serenade for Strings; Bickleigh Idyll; Elegy for John Fry (all Orchestra da Camera/Kenneth Page) The Fox (Song cycle - Barry Duane Hill)    Martin Renshaw (tenor)

CALLUM KENMUIR Piano Concerto; Rhapsody on themes of Grieg Piano Concerto.   Murray McLachlan (piano) Kelvin Ensemble/Julian Clayton.

JOHN IRELAND songs Rachel Ann Morgan (mezzo soprano), Tan Crone (piano)

C.V. STANFORD Trottin’ to the Fair and other songs    James Griffett (tenor), Clifford Benson (piano)

ROY AGNEW Piano Music.     Larry Sitsky.

PIANO PICTURES   Oliver Williams (piano)

Gian Carlo MENOTTI Help, Help The Globolinks (Space-Age Comic Opera)  

George GERSHWIN The Ultimate GERSHWIN 

FRENCH ORCHESTRAL MINIATURES (1850-1950) Vol. 1: Delibes; Lalo; Franck; Chabrier; Bizet; Saint-Saens 62:22 Vol. 2: Fauré, d’Indy; Pierné; Ropartz; Satie; Debussy 64:03 Vol. 3: Auric; Ibert; Roussel; Ravel; Poulenc; Milhaud; Koechlin 59:47 Dum Hubny, Pardubice, Czech Republic. Chamber Philharmonic of Bohemia/Douglas Bostock Classic

Piano Music of Scotland F G SCOTT, RONALD CENTER, RONALD STEVENSON. Murray McLachlan. (piano)

ALISTAIR HINTON Variations and Fugue on a theme of Grieg KAIKHOSRU SORABJI Variazione maliziosa e perversa sopra ‘La Morte d’Ase’ da Grieg RONALD STEVENSON Den Bergtekne (after Grieg): Norse Elegy for Ella Nygard: Beltane Bonfire. Donna Amato, Piano.

Charles Tomlinson GRIFFES (1884-1920) Goddess of the Moon: Exotic Chamber Music based on Japanese, Druid and Indian Themes: The Kairn of Koridwen; Three Japanese Melodies; Three Sketches on Indian Themes; Sonata for Piano Perspectives Ensemble

FINZI Clarinet Concerto Five Bagatelles/Three Soliloquies from "Love's Labour Lost"/Severn Rhapsody Romance/Introit.  Robert Plane (clarinet) Northern Sinfonia conducted by Howard Griffiths

ESSENTIALLY SCOTTISH Piano Music from Scotland. Cramer; Kiallmark; Mackenzie; Bantock; Chisholm; Stevenson.     Ronald Brautigam (piano).

NOVEMBER 1998 Click here to see reviews

Hamish MacCUNN: Six Scottish Dances, Valse John Blackwell McEwen: Four sketches for piano, Sonatina for Piano, Three Keats Preludes, On Southern Hills, Five vignettes from La Côte d'Argent Alexander C Mackenzie: Refrain, High Spirits, Chasse aux Papillons, Trois Morceaux, Harvest Home Murray McLachlan

George GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue; Concerto in F; An American in Paris André Previn (piano) and conducting the London Symphony Orchestra

DVORÁK (1841-1904) Piano Concerto.* SCHUBERT (1797-1828) 'Wanderer Fantasia'. Sviatoslav Richter (piano); *Carlos Kleiber conducting Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Piano Concerto in G-Major. Concerto for the Left Hand. Gaspard de la nuit: Ondine; Le Gibet; Scarbo. Samson François (piano); André Cluytens conducting Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire.

Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Four Last Songs. 12 Orchestral Songs. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano); George Szell conducting the Radio Symphonie-Orchester, Berlin and the London Symphony Orchestra

Heitor VILLA-LOBOS (1887-1959) Bachianas Brasileiras Nos 1,2 5* & 9. Victoria de los Angeles* (soprano); Heitor Villa-Lobos conducting theOrchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française.

Nino ROTA Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2. Norrköping Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kristian Ruud.

Malcolm ARNOLD  Symphonies Nos 7 and 8    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vernon Handley

Eric COATES (1886-1957) The Enchanted Garden: 10 Orchestral Pieces.   John Wilson conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra [71:18]March:London Calling; Symphonic Rhapsody on "I pitch my lonely caravan at night"; Springtime Suite; Ballet: The Enchanted Garden; Concert Waltz: Dancing Nights; À la Gavotte; March: The Seven Seas; Symphonic Rhapsody on a song by Richard Rogers - "With a Song in my Heart"; Lazy Night; March: High Flight.

Eric COATES Eight Orchestral Works.   Andrew Penny conducting the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra.

JANIS IVANOVS (1906-83) Symphony No 4 Atlantis, Rainbow - Symphonic Poem Latvian National SO/Vassili Sinaisky * Dzintars Women's Choir

PÁLL PAMPICHLER PÁLSSON: Lend Me Wings - Six Songs for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (1992/3)
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, Concerto Di Giubileo for Orchestra  Rannveig Frída Bragadóttir (mezzo-soprano), Sigurdur Snorrason (Clarinet), Iceland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Petri Sakari

Moritz MOSZKOWSKI ( 1854-1925) Piano Concerto in E-Major. From Foreign Lands. Marcus Pawlik (piano); Antoni Wit conducts the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

VISSARION SHEBALIN (1902-1963) Symphony No 2 in C sharp minor Op 11, Symphony No 4 in B flat major 'The Heroes of Perekop' , Russian Overture Op 31 Russian Cinematographic SO/Sergei Skripka

VISSARION SHEBALIN (1902-1963) Concertinos (Violin; French Horn) Sinfonietta, Symphony No 5

AMERICAN MASTERS (Three Symphonies):ROY HARRIS Symphony No. 3 RANDALL THOMPSON Symphony No. 2 DAVID DIAMOND Symphony No. 4 NYPO/Leonard Bernstein

WILLIAM SCHUMAN (1910-1992) Symphony No. 3, Symphony No. 5 , Symphony No. 8 NYPO/Leonard Bernstein

Thea MUSGRAVE Concerto for clarinet and orchestra, The Seasons, Autumn Sonata (Bass Clarinet concerto) Victoria Soames (clarinet and bass clarinet), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thea MUSGRAVE

Thea MUSGRAVE The Seasons, Helios, Night Music Nicholas Daniel (oboe),  Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Kraemer

Thea MUSGRAVE Horn Concerto with Elgar Symphony No.1 Michael Thompson (horn), The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland conducted by Bramwell Tovey

RONALD STEVENSON Sing a Song of Seasons - Song Cycles A Child’s Garden of Verses (R L Stevenson): Nine Haiku (Keith Bosley): Border Boyhood (MacDiarmid)   The Art Song Collective: Richard Black Piano/Wills Morgan Tenor/Moira Harris Soprano.

FRANCIS POTT Farewell to Hirta Cello & Piano.  David Watkin (cello); Howard Moody (piano); Francis Pott (piano).

FRANK BRIDGE Songs:  Janice Watson/Louise Winter/Jamie MacDougall/Gerald Finley/Roger Vignoles (piano)/Roger Chase (viola)

FREDERICK MAY String Quartet in C minor; ALOYS FLEISCHMANN Piano Quintet.  Hugh Tinney (piano) Vanbrugh String Quartet.

SILVER APPLES OF THE MOON: Irish Classical Music.  Irish Chamber Orchestra/Fionnuala Hunt.

A word about the star ratings, they signify:-

very good

Sometimes the last star will appear bracketed. Thus:


good - nearly very good almost excellent with some minor reservations


Return to Music on the web