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March 1999

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GUITAR RECITAL    Jason Vieaux    Naxos  Laureate Series - Guitar - 8.553449

THE BARTÓK ALBUM  Muzsikás featuring Márta Sebestyén (vocals) and Alexander Balanescu (violin)  Hannibal HNCD1439

Sir Arnold BAX (1883-1953): In Memoriam/Concertante for Piano (Left Hand) and Orchestra, The Bard of the Dimbovitza  Jean Rigby (soprano); Margaret Fingerhut (piano) BBC Philharmonic conducted by Vernon Handley   Chandos CHAN 9715 [76:40]

BEETHOVEN: Missa Solemnis in D Op. 123. MOZART: Symphony No. 38 in D K. 304, ‘Prague. Includes rehearsal sequences and an interview with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.   Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Christa Ludwig, Nicolai Gedda, Nicola Zaccaria. Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Wien. Philharmonia Orchestra Herbert von Karajan.   Testament SBT 2126 158m ADD

HAKON BØRRESEN (1876-1954) Symphony No 2 in A Major The Sea (1904) 35:22 Symphony No 3 in C major (1927) 33:20   Frankfurt RSO/Ole Schmidt   CPO 999 353-2 [69:16]


JOHANNES BRAHMS Serenade No. 1 in D major Op. 11 (1858) Serenade No. 2 in A major Op. 16 (1859)  Chamber Philharmonic of Bohemia / Douglas Bostock  ClassicO CLASSCD196 [69:58]

BUSH Alan. Relinquishment, Op 11 (1928) for piano; Nocturne Op 46 (1957) for piano; Lyric Interlude Op 26 (1944) for violin and piano; Voices of the Prophets Op 41 (1953) for tenor and piano (live recording); English Suite Op 28 (1946) for string orchestra.  Piers Lane (piano), Clio Gould and Sophia Rahman (violin and piano); Philip Langridge and Lionel Friend (tenor and piano); Northern Chamber Orchestra, Nicholas Ward.   Redcliffe Recordings. RR008 [72' 16"].

SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Chamber Music Fantasiestücke for string quartet Op. 5 (1895) (20:55)Five Negro Melodies for piano trio Op. 59 No. 12 (1904-6) (18:10)Nonet in F minor Op. 2 (1894) (26:40)   The Coleridge Ensemble (leader: John McLaughlin Williams)  AFKA Records SK-543 [65:35]

ERNESTO CORDERO Tres Conciertos del Caribe Concierto de Bayoán para Guitarra y Orquesta (performed by Iván Rijos) Concierto Criollo para Cuatro y Orquesta, (performed by Edwin Colón Zayas) Concierto Evocativo para Guitarra y Orquesta, (performed by Leonardo Egúrbida)   Orquesta San Juan Pops under Musical Director Roselín Pabón

THOMAS DUNHILL Violin Sonata No. 1; songs; piano music.   David Dunhill

ANTONIN DVORÁK Slavonic Dances (selection of 13 of the 16) Op. 46 1-4 6-8 ;Op. 72 1-2 5-8  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Douglas Bostock   rec March 1995 TRING TRPO74 [62:15]

FINE Irving. Orchestral Music. Blue Towers; Music for Orchestra (arranged by Joel Spiegelman of Music for Piano); Diversions for Orchestra; Toccata Concertante; Symphony (1962).   Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, Joel Spiegelman.   DDD [62' 15"] Delos DE3139.

HOWARD HANSON (1896-1981) Merry Mount - an opera in three acts (1934)  conducted by Tullio Serafin   historical recording - mono NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110024-25 [2hrs 6mins]

Howard HANSON (1896-1981) SYMPHONIES Nos. 1-7.Piano Concerto in G Major; Suite from "Merry Mount"; Lament for Beowulf; Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Youth. Serenade for Flute, Harp and Strings; Mosaics; Elegy in Memory of Serge Koussevitzky.   Carol Rosenberger (piano); Gerard Schwarz conducting The Seattle Symphony, The Seattle Symphony Chorale and the New York Chamber Symphony.   Two Volumes of 2CD albums - DELOS 3705 [135:48] and DELOS 3709 [138:17]

JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony Nos. 88 in G major (1786), 89 in F major (1787), Overtures: Acide e Galatea (1762), Lo speziale (1768), L'incontro improviso (1775)  Chamber Philharmonic of Bohemia conducted by Douglas Bostock  ClassicO CLASSCD236

Gustav HOLST The Planets, The Perfect Fool* and Egdon Heath*.   Sir Adrian Boult/New Philharmonia Orchestra, Andre Previn*/London Symphony Orchestra    EMI ADD CDM 5 66934 2

LITHUANIAN ORCHESTRAL MUSIC Symphony Music - Live: Vytautas BARKAUSKAS (b. 1931) Konzerstück No. 2 (1994) 8:51 (1) Feliksas BAJORAS (b. 1934) Exodus II (1996) 11:15 (2) Vytautas GERMANAVICIUS (b. 1969) Affluente (1995) 13:05 (1) Algirdas MARTINAITIS (b. 1950) Unfinished Symphony (1995) 15:03 (1) Remigius MERKELYS (b. 1964) Existence (1994) 21:12 (3)   Lithuanian National SO cond Juozas Domarkas (1); Robertas Servenikas (2) ; Leon Botstein (3) recordings from Lithuanian Radio 1995-96  LCUCD001[69:26]

MAHLER: Symphony No.5  Transcribed for and played on the organ of Gloucester Cathedral by David Briggs  Priory PRCD 649

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