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DAVID VAN VACTOR 1906-1994 Symphony No 1* (1937) 22.14  Symphony No 3**(1958) 26.31 Sinfonia Breve** (1958) Recitativo and Saltarello** (1946)  *Frankfurt RSO **Hessian RSO all conducted by the composer CRI AMERICAN MASTERS CD702 [75.17]

Ian VENABLES Songs Kevin McLean-Mair (tenor), Graham Lloyd (Piano) Emerald String Quartet  Enigma ED10045

WAGNER: Götterdämmerung   Astrid Varnay, Bernd Aldenhoff, Hermann Uhde, Elisbaeth Hongen, Heinrich Pflanzl, Ludwig Weber, Martha Modl. Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festpielhaus. Hans Knappertsbusch.   Testament mono SBT 4175. 240m ADD (previously unpublished. Recorded live in 1951)

WILLIAM WALTON (1902-1983) Spitfire Prelude and Fugue, Sinfonia Concertante (1927 version), Hindemith Variations , March: A History of the English Speaking Peoples   Peter Donohoe (piano) English Northern Philharmonia/Paul Daniel   rec Leeds Town Hall, 3 May, 24-25 October 1996 NAXOS 8.553869 [52.52]

BAROQUE CHRISTMAS MUSIC: Telemann: Festive Suite in A major, PURCELL: Two Christmas Interludes, VALENTINI: Sinfonia a tre per il santissimo Natale Op. 1 No. 12, TORELLI: Concerto a quattro, SCHIASSI: Sinfonia pastorale.   Northwest Chamber Orchestra of Seattle Alun Francis   . Hyperion Helios CDH55048 47m DDD.

Sonate Veneziane del '700 Stefano Bet (flute) Francesco Cera (harpsichord)  Tactus TC 700002,[73'11'] (Distributor Chandos)

Cello Concerto Collection Featuring Arto Noras (Cello) SHOSTAKOVICH, STRAUSS, ELGAR , DVORÁK, BARTÓK, SAINT SAËNS, LALO &  DUTILLEUX Orchestras and conductors as indicated  FINLANDIA 3CD boxed set

DANISH ROMANTIC OVERTURES  Royal Danish Orchestra / Johan Hye-Knudsen  rec AAD late 1960s by EMI Denmark and DMI, and first issued on Fona LP STERLING CDS-1018-2 [51.30]

Spanish Piano Music Vol.2: Turina, Falla, and Mompou Martin Jones  NIMBUS NI 5619/23 [6 hrs 10 mins]

FLUTISSIMO Music for flute and piano Sharon Bezaly (flute) Ervin Nagy (piano)  BIC-CD-1039 [55.31]

JOHN AND PETER's WHISTLING BOOK John Turner - recorder, Peter Lawson - piano.   FORSYTH CD FCD001/2 2 CDs [56.34]+[48.29]

IAN BOSTRIDGE Sings the ENGLISH SONGBOOK   Ian Bostridge (tenor); Julius Drake (piano)  EMI CDC5568302

ILLUMINA Unaccompanied choral works by W H Harris, Rautavaara, Rachmaninov, Byrd, Hildegard of Bingen, Tallis, Rutter, Charles Wood, Whyte, Holst, Desprez, Grechaninov, Tchaikovsky, Palestrina, Ligeti.  Choir of Clare College/Timothy Brown   COLLEGIUM RECORDS COLCD 125 [76.08]

ROMANTIC RUSSIA. GLINKA: Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture, MUSSORGSKY: Khovanschina: Prelude, Night on the Bare Mountain. BORODIN: Prince Igor, Overture and Polovtsian Dances. TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2 in C minor: 'Little Russian'*. London Symphony Orchestra/Paris Conservatoire Orchestra* Sir Georg Solti.   Decca Legends 460-977-2 77m ADD.

THE COUNTRY HOUSE Domestic Music of the 18th Century Marie Vassiliou - sop; Alasdair Elliott - ten; Harry Nicoll - ten; Lesley holliday - flute; John Trusler - violin; Marylin Sansom - cello; Jane Clark - hrpchd Janiculum JAN D201 [70.25]

THE GRAND TOUR  Musical delights encountered by the 18th Century traveller in Paris, Rome, Naples & Venice Marie Vassiliou - sop; Alasdair Elliott - ten; Harry Nicoll - ten; Lesley Holliday - flute; John Trusler - violin; Marylin Sansom - cello; Jane Clark - hrpchd Janiculum JAN D202 [64.01]

Great Conductors: Sergiu CELIBIDACHE Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Don Juan, Tod und Verklärung, Ein Heldenleben*  Ottorino RESPIGHI (1879-1936) Pini di Roma  - Bonus CD - Celibidache rehearses Tod und Verklärung and Pini di Roma  SWR Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sergiu Celibidache  DG 453 190-2 2CDs +bonus CD * [52:08]; [69:53]; † [37:52] Midprice

MRAVINSKY Edition BOX. 1 LENINGRAD PO/YEVGENY MRAVINSKY   10 CDs BMG-Melodiya 74321 25189 2  (also available separately)

The MRAVINSKY Edition BOX. 2  LENINGRAD PO/YEVGENY MRAVINSKY   10 CDs BMG-Melodiya 74321 29459 2

Los de Azuero (Traditional music from Panama)   NIMBUS NI 5579 71.49 mins

Min'yo Folk song from Japan. Takahashi Yujiro and friends.  Nimbus NI 5618 [73' 33"]

Ragas Tilak Kamod etc  Abdul Jaffer Khan (sitar) with Sadahiv Pawar (tabla)  Navras NRCD 0110


UNCLE TOM'S CABIN. By Harriet Beecher Stowe  Read by Liza Ross   4 CDs/4MCs Naxos Audiobooks NA417512/4 311m DDD.


ARTHUR HONEGGER by Harry Halbreich (Translated by Roger Nichols) Amadeus Press 680 pp £32:50 (USA:$44.95 [Amazon $31.47])

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