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December 1999 part 3

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OTTO NICOLAI (1810-1849) Norma Fantasy 16.41 * Symphony in D major  44.15  * Claudius Tanski (piano) Südwestfälische Philharmonie/David Stern MUSIK PRODUKTION DABRINGHAUS UND GRIMM MDG 601 0832-2 Distributed in UK by Chandos [61.04]

CARL NIELSEN: Symphonies Nos. 2, Op. 16 'The Four Temperaments' and No. 5, Op. 50  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Douglas Bostock ClassicO ClassCD296 65m DDD

Carl NIELSEN (1865-1931) Symphony No. 2 (The Four Temperaments) Symphony No. 3 (Sinfonia Espansiva)*  Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano); Poul Elming (tenor) The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Schønwandt. dacapo 8.224126 [71:05]
Includes a comparative review with the Bostock recording listed above

Maurice OHANA Office des Oracles (1974) & Mass (1977) Choeur Contemporain, Musicatreize (Roland Hayrabedian) Opus 111 OPS 30-246 [71'13"]

PIERUCCI Via Crucis  Gintaré Skeryté (mezzo) Algirdas Janutas (ten) Mindaugas Zemaitis (bar) Ignas Misiûra (bass-bar) Aidija Chamber Choir conducted by Darius Grazinis  Pilgrim Star CD 27002

PIZZETTI Rondo' Veneziano, Preludio a un altro giorno, Tre Preludi Sinfonici (per L'Edipo Re), La Pisanella. BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Osmo Vanska   Hyperion CDA67084 76m DDD.

Sergey PROKOFIEV Cinderella  Pyotr Ily'ich TCHAIKOVSKY Sleeping Beauty* Narrator: Brian Cant. National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine conducted by Theodore Kuchar and *Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrew Mogrelia.   NAXOS 8.554610 [69:53]

SERGEI RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 1 (1893) 24.00 Piano Concerto No. 4 (1926) 24.00 Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (1934) 21.00  Earl Wild (piano) RPO/Jascha Horenstein rec London 20 May and 2 June 1965 CHESKY CD41 [68.51]

SERGEI RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 3*(1909)  EDWARD MACDOWELL Piano Concerto No. 2** (1884-88)  *Earl Wild (piano) RPO/Jascha Horenstein rec London 20 May and 3 June 1965; **Earl Wild (piano) RCA Victor SO/Massimo Freccia rec London 14 Feb 1967 CHESKY CD76 [62.31]

EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA (b.1928) Symphony No. 7 Angel of Light (1994-95) Dances with the Winds - Flute Concerto (1974) Cantus Arcticus (1972)  Lahti SO/Osmo Vänska rec 1992, 1995 1999, Lahti, Finland BIS CD-1038 [74.49]

VAN ROSSUM, Frederik. Violin Concerto No 1, Op 37; Symphony No 3, Op 48 'Le Souffle de Némésis; Réquisitaire for brass and percussion, Op 28.   Andre Siwy, RTBF Symphony Orchestra, André Vandernoot. Discovery DICD 920179 [DDD] [61' 10"]

ALBERT RUBENSON (1826-1901) orchestral works -  Drapa (1866) [4.13] Symphony (1847 rev 1851) [24.07] Symphonic Intermezzo (1860) [19.13] Trois Pièces Symphoniques (1871) [13.50] all world premiere recordings  Umea SO/Roy Goodman.   rec 10-13 June 1998, Umea, Sweden STERLING CDS-1029-2 [61.23]

Giacinto SCELSI (1905-1988) Complete choral works (Latin Prayers, Sacred Songs, Popular Songs, TKRDG, Antiphon on the name of Jesus, Sauh III & IV, and Yliam)  New London Choir (directed by James Wood) with Percussive Rotterdam Accord 206812 72 mins.

SCHUBERT 3 Klavierstücke D 946, Allegretto D 915; Schönberg 3 Klavierstücke Op 11 and Sechs kleine Klavierstücke Op 19   Thomas Larcher (piano) ECM 1667 64 mins

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Symphonies Nos. 3, 5 and 6   Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham  EMI - Great Recordings of the Century Series - CDM5 66984 2 [78'52]

SKALKOTTAS The Maiden and Death; Piano Concerto No 1 (Geoffrey Douglas Madge) and Ouverture Concertante   Iceland Symphony Orchestra, cond. Nikos Christodoulou.   BIS CD 1014 55 mins

SKALKOTTAS Violin Music (solo sonata; four sonatinas; seven pieces)  Georgios Demertzis (violin) Maria Asteriadou (piano)  BIS 1024 [66 mins]

LEO SMIT (1921-) Song settings of poems by Emily Dickinson  Rosalind Rees (soprano)/Leo Smit (piano) rec Astoria, June 1997 BRIDGE 9080 [65.42]

Richard STOKER Piano Music Eric Parkin   Priory PRCD659 rating not applicable

DONALD SWANN The Isles of Greece - a cycle of songs for voices and chamber orchestra plus Donald Swann accompanying himself in The Casos Sonnets.  Lucinda Broadbridge Juliet Alderdice Jeffrey Cresswell chamber orchestra/John Jansson  DIVINE ART 2-5010 [77.41]

GEORGE TEMPLETON STRONG (1856-1948) Symphony No. 2 Sintram (1887-88) Chorale on a Theme of Leo Hassler (1929) 7.09  Lucia Popp, John van Kesteren, Herman Prey Bavarian Radio Choir, Munich Radio Orchestra, Kurt Eichhorn and others Moscow SO/Adriano rec March 1998, Moscow NAXOS 8.559018 [66.35]

WILL TODD The Burning Road a BENJAMIN BRITTEN The Company of Heaven a Graeme Danby (baritone) Jennifer Maybee (soprano); b Charlotte Kinder (soprano) Harry Nicholl (tenor) Fiona Shaw (speaker) Jonathan Pryce (speaker) Crouch End Festival Chorus National Sinfonia/David Temple  2 CDs: Todd [34:04]; Britten [47:27] SILVA SCREEN RECORDS SILKD 6021[82.00]

WILL TODD (b. 1970) Brunel Suite for orchestra (1994) Midwinter for soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra (1992) * Saxophone Concerto ** (1991)  ** Ben Waghorn (tenor sax) * Jennifer Maybee (sop) * Paul Robinson (bar) The Brunel Ensemble/Christopher Austin   rec Bristol, 1994. NIMBUS IKB1 [72.51]

Christopher Tye 3 Masses Western Wynd, Euge Bone and Peterhouse  Ely Cathedral Choir cond. Paul Trepte  ASV Gaudeamus GAU 190, 82 mins

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