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JOHN FIELD (1782-1837) Piano Concertos Nos 2 (1815) and 3 (1815)  Andreas Staier (fortepiano) Concerto Köln/David Stern  TELDEC 3984 21475 2 [61.77]

Philip GLASS Dracula A new score for the 1931 Bela Lugosi classic . Performed by the Kronos Quartet NONESUCH 7559 79584 2 [67:04]

GRIEG  String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 Chilingirian Quartet   Hyperion CDA67117 64m DDD.

A SOCIETY CLOWN The Songs of GEORGE GROSSMITH Leon Berger (baritone); Selwyn Tillett (piano) The Divine Art in association with the Sir Arthur Sullivan Society.Divine Art CD2-4105

Jean GUILLOU Improvisations on Christmas Carols; Improvisations on a theme of Purcell and Sinfonietta Jean Guillou (organ) .   Philips 454 654-2

JEAN GUILLOU in Paris and on CD

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HANDEL: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato  Susan Gritton, Claron McFadden, Lorna Anderson, Paul Agnew, Neal Davies. The King's Consort Robert King.  Hyperion CDA67283/4 138m DDD.

HOLST Cotswolds Symphony; Ballet Music from The Perfect Fool; A Hampshire Suite; Walt Whitman Overture, Scherzo for Orchestra.   Munich Symphony Orchestra/Douglas Bostock ClassicO CLASSCD 284 65:00 min

Arthur HONEGGER (1892-1955)   Le Roi David Symphonic Psalm after a drama by René Morax  Jacques Martin (narrator); Christine Fersen (the prophetess); Danielle Borst (soprano); Marie-Ange Todorovitch (mezzo-soprano); Gilles Ragon (tenor); Clara Guedj (treble). Choeur Régional Vittoria d'Ile de Farnce. Orchestre de la Cité Conducted by Michel Piquemal   NAXOS 8.553649 [66:04]

Arthur HONEGGER  CD1 [71:38] Le Roi David     Jean Desailly (narrator); Simone Valère (the prophetess); Christiane Eda-Pierre (soprano); Jeannine Collard (alto); Éric Tappy (tenor). Chorale Philippe Caillard. Ensemble Instrumental.Conducted by Charles Dutoit CD2 [73:19]   Prelude, fugue and postlude. Monopartita Prelude from The Tempest - William Shakespeare The Shadows (from the film Napoleon) The Song of Nigamon Phaedra: Suite - Curse of Theseus; Prelude; Death of Phaedra Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo conducted by Marius Constant Pastoral d'été Mouvement symphonique No. 3 Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks conducted by Charles Dutoit. ULTIMA/ERATO 2-CD 3984-24244-2

Arthur HONEGGER Les Misérables. Napoléon. La Roue. Mermoz.   Adriano conducts the CSR Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava)   MARCO POLO 8.223134

John IRELAND (1879-1962) Ireland plays Ireland   Violin Sonata No. 1 in D-minor Frederick Grinke (violin); John Ireland (piano) Violin Sonata No.2 in A-minor Albert Sammons (violin); John Ireland (piano) Phantasie Trio in A-minor Frederick Grinke (violin); Florence Hooton (cello); Kenneth Taylor (piano) Holy Boy Florence Hooton (cello); Lawrence Pratt (piano)   EPOCH /DUTTON CDLX 7103 [72:36]

THE SONGS OF JOHN IRELAND   Lisa Milne, John Mark Ainsley, Christopher Maltman. Graham Johnson: Piano Hyperion CDA67261/2 154m DDD.

FREDERICK JACOBI 1891-1952 Cello Concerto (1932) 15.56  Guido Vecchi (cello) Oslo PO/William Strickland Hagiographia (1938) 23.24  Claremont Quartet plus Irene Jacobi (piano) Ballade (1942) 11.37 Fredell Lack/Irene Jacobi String Quartet No. 3 (1945) 26.30 Lyric Art Quartet CRI AMERICAN MASTERS CD703 [76.32]

KEELING Hidden Streams& Meditatio; HUGHES The story teller & Chroma; REEMAN Symphony for strings   Opus 20, directed by Scott Stroman   Discipline Global Mobile DGM9908 [60 mins.]

EDOUARD LALO Symphonie Espagnole (1875) [32.52] ERNEST CHAUSSON Poème (1896) [15.51] MAURICE RAVEL Tzigane (1931) [9.36]   Vadim Repin (violin) London SO/Kent Nagano  ERATO 3984 27314 2 [58.37]

Constant LAMBERT (1905-1951) Piano Concerto, Merchant Seaman Suite; Prize Fight; Pomona   BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Barry Wordsworth.  ASV White Line CD WHL 2122 [67:26]

LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsodies  Leslie Howard: Piano  Hyperion CDA67418/9 148m DDD.

MAHLER: Symphony No.4, Four Early Songs (orchestrated by Colin and David Matthews)  Ruth Ziesak, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Daniele Gatti  BMG Classics 75605 51345 2

IGOR MARKEVICH (1912-1983) The Marco Polo Orchestral Series   Arnhem PO/Christopher Lyndon-Gee    Three Volumes: Vol. 1 8.223653 Vol. 2 8.223666 Vol. 3 8.223724

Jules MASSENET (1842-1912)Werther - Lyric drama in 4 acts and 5 tableaux after Goethe  cast as shown London Symphony Orchesta conducted by Antonio Pappano.  EMI CDS5 56820 2 2CDs [128:17]

NICOLAI MEDTNER Second Improvisation (in form of variations) Op. 47 Sonate-Idylle Op. 56 Vergessene Weisen Op. 39  Earl Wild (piano) CHESKY AD1 [66.40]

MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4, 'Italian'. BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3.  Philharmonia Orchestra Guido Cantelli  Testament SBT1173 [60m] ADD (recorded 1951/55).

PETER MENNIN 1923-1983 Symphony No 3 (1946) 22.14 New York PO/Dimitri Mitropoulos Symphony No 7 (1963) 26.31 Chicago SO/Jean Martinon Piano Concerto (1958) 25.48 John Ogdon (piano) Royal PO/Igor Buketoff  all stereo apart from Symphony No. 3 which is in mono CRI AMERICAN MASTERS CD741 [77.47]

JOHN McCABE: Symphony No. 4 'Of Time and the River, Flute Concerto Emily Beynon: Flute, BBC Symphony Orchestra Vernon Handley.   Hyperion CDA67089 57m DDD.

MOZART: Flute Quartets   Emmanuel Pahud flute, Chrstoph Poppen violin, Hariolf Schlichtig viola, Jean-Guihen Queyras cello EMI CDC5 568292 [58.54]

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