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WILLIAM MATHIAS Piano Sonatas no 1 & 2; JOHN PICKARD A Starlit Dome; Piano Sonata No 1. Raymond Clarke (piano) Athene ATH CD15 DDD [66' 01"].

DOMINIC MULDOWNEY Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) London Voices/Terry Edwards, Endymion Ensemble/Dominic Muldowney Original Soundtrack - much never used. Airstrip One AOD 1984 [54:31]

MAX REGER (1873-1916) Piano Concerto in F minor (1910) Gerhard Oppitz (piano) Bamberg SO/Horst Stein recorded Bamberg 1988 Koch Schwann - Musica Mundi 311058 H1 [36:46]

Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Piano Concerto No 1 in F sharp minor, 'Fantasie-Tableaux'; Op.5* Sequeira Costa and Artur Pizarro* (pianos) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Christopher Seaman IMP Classics 30367 02842

ROSSINI/RESPIGHI La Boutique Fantasque RESPIGHI Impressioni Brasiliane Orchestre Symphonique De Montreal conducted by Charles Dutoit DECCA 455 938-2

OTHMAR SCHOECK (1886-1957) Elegie Op. 36 (1923) Song Cycle for Bass-Baritone and chamber orchestra Arthur Loosli (bass-baritone) Berner Kammerensemble/Theo Hug recorded 1967, DRS Studio, Bern JECKLIN DISCO JD 510-2 [56.52]

OTHMAR SCHOECK (1886-1957) Nachhall (1954-55) * Five Eichendorff Songs ** Three Hesse Songs ** * Arthur Loosli (bass bar) Radio Bern Chamber Ensemble/Theo Loosli ** Arthur Loosli (bass bar) Karl Grenacher (piano) rec * 1973; ** 1968 JECKLIN JD 535-2 [56.52]

OTHMAR SCHOECK (1886-1957) Der Postillon Op. 18 for male chorus, tenor and orchestra Fifteen Lieder Ernst Haefliger (tenor), Wettinger Kammerchor und Seminarkor Wettingen, Wettinger Kammerorchester cond Karl Grenacher Haefliger and Karl Grenacher (piano) in the eighteen songs rec 1967 JECKLIN JD 504-2 [43.10]

ALFRED SCHNITTKE (1934-1998) Sonata for violin and chamber orchestra, Concerto Grosso for violin and string orchestra , KURT WEILL (1900-1950) Concerto for violin and wind orchestra , TORU TAKEMITSU (1930-1996) Nostalghia for violin and string orchestra Daniel Hope (violin) English SO/William Boughton rec May 1998 except Takemitsu: March 1995 NIMBUS NI5582 [73.02]

SCHUBERT Drei Klavierstüke D946 Valses Nobles D969 Moments Musicaux D780 Peter Katin (piano) Athene ATH CD7 [73' 33"]. Rating not applied

SCHUBERT Four Impromptus D899 Four Impromptus D935 Peter Katin (piano) ATHENE ATHCD5 [64' 22"] Rating not applied

Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Der Rosenkavalier - Highlights (In English) London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by David Parry CHANDOS CHAN 3022 [79:40]

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 5, Valiant-for-truth, The Pilgrim Pavement, Hymn-tune Prelude on Song 13 by Orlando Gibbons, The Twenty-third Psalm, Prelude and Fugue in C minor. . Ian Watson: Organ, Richard Hickox Singers, London Symphony Orchestra Richard Hickox Chandos CHAN9666 [71] DDD.

Anna Russell Encore? Anna Russell - Comedienne, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano; Tenor; Baritone; Pianist; Guitarist, Autriculatrix Extraordinary. Jimmy Carroll and his Miserable Five, José Rodriguez Lopez (piano) SONY SFK 60316 [76:46]



BEETHOVEN. Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, Choral. Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Agnes Baltsa, René Kollo, José van Dam, German Opera Chorus, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan. Deutsche Grammophon VIDEO 072 133-3. 69 minutes


The Music of Aaron Copland by Neil Butterworth (with a Preface by André Previn)  Published by Toccata Press £12:95 264 pp ISBN 0 907689 07 8

KLEMPERER ON MUSIC: Shavings from a Musician's Workbench. Edited by: Martin Anderson with a Foreward by Pierre Boulez.   Published by Toccata Press £12:95 264 pp ISBN 0 907689 13 2


VILLA-LOBOS. His letters translated and edited by Lisa M Peppercorn.   Published by Toccata Press ISBN 0 907689 28 0 £15.50

Would You?

Would you care to say something? The thirty year story of a successful music society by N K Scott CBE, Overleigh Press, Overleigh House, East Cliff,  Preston  PR1 3JE England. pub. 1998 ISBN 0 95341560 0 £25 plus £5.00 postage

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