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May 1999

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30 discs  and five books reviewed this month

Kurt ATTERBERG (1887-1974) Symphony No. 1 in B-minor*, op. 3  Symphony No. 4 in G-minor, op. 14 "Sinfonia Piccola"**   *Swedish Radio Orchestra conducted by Stig Westerberg (rec. 1986)  **Norrköping Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sten Fryberg (rec. 1976)  STERLING CDS-1010-2 (61:10)

KURT ATTERBERG (1887-1974) Cello Sonata* (1920s?) [27.28] Cello Concerto** (1917-22) [35.45] Werner Thomas-Mifune (cello) Carmen Piazzini (piano) Berlin RSO/Karl Anton Rickenbacher *rec Munich, Nov 1994**rec Berlin, Oct 1994 issued 1997 KOCH-SCHWANN 3-1585-2 [63.13]

LAMENTED BACHIAN TREASURES. BACH: 'St Matthew Passion'. PERGOLESI: 'Stabat Mater'   . Kathleen Ferrier, Eric Greene, Elsie Suddaby, Henry Cummings. The Bach Choir, The Jacques Orchestra. Dr Reginald Jacques/Joan Taylor, The Nottingham Oriana Choir, The Boyd Neel String Orchestra Roy Henderson Dutton Laboratories 2CDAX2005 3 discs 224m ADD (Recorded: 1946/48)

ARNOLD BAX Symphony No. 2; November Woods Royal Scottish National Orchestra/David Lloyd-Jones. Naxos 8.554093

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (ed. Carragan)   National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Georg Tintner Naxos 8.554006 [71.00] DDD

Anton BRUCKNER: Symphony No.8 & Symphony No.9*   London Symphony Orchestra / BBC Symphony Orchestra*  Jascha Horenstein BBC Music Legends BBCL 4017-2


IGNAZ BRULL: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2. Andante and Allegro   Martin Roscoe BBC Symphony Orchestra Martyn Brabbins Hyperion CDA67069 [73m ] DDD.

CHOPIN, First and last   A recital by Peter Katin playing his 1836 Collard & Collard square piano. Athene ATHCD11 DDD [74' 56"]

CONSTANT LAMBERT (1905-51) Pomona - A ballet in one act (1927) 19:45 Tiresias - A ballet in three acts (1950/1) 54:16   English Northern Philharmonia/David Lloyd--Jones recorded Leeds Town Hall 8-9 April 1998 HYPERION CDA67049 [74:02]

Edward ELGAR (1857-1934) - Cello Concerto Witold LUTOSLAWSKI (1913- 1994) - Cello Concerto Pieter Wispelwey and the Netherlands Radio Orchestra conducted by Jac van Steen. Channel Classics CCS 12998 [53:45]

GERALD FINZI (1901-1956) Clarinet Concerto (1949) [27.59] Five Bagatelles for clarinet and strings (orch Ashmore) (1943) [14.36] Three Soliloquies (1946) [4.49] A Severn Rhapsody (1923) [6.42] Romance (1928) [8.11] Introit (1927) (Lesley Hatfield violin) [8.22] Robert Plane (clarinet) Northern Sinfonia/Howard Griffiths NAXOS 8.553566 rec 3-6 November 1995 [71:07]

Hans HUBER (1852-1921) Symphony No. 5 in F major* (Romantic - 'The Fiddler of Gmünd') 'Summer Nights' Serenade Hansheinz Schneeberger (violin)* with the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker conducted by Jörg-Peter Weigle. STERLING CDS-1027-2 [65:31]

RONAN MAGILL. Titanic, an atmospheric poem in five pictures for piano solo played by the composer.   Athene. ATHCD13 DDD [62' 13"]

MAHLER: Symphony No.4* Songs of a Wayfarer# Two songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn+  Joan Carlyle* Anna Reynolds#  Elly Ameling+ London Symphony Orchestra* English Chamber Orchestra#+ Conducted by Benjamin Britten BBC Music "Britten As Performer 4" - BBCB 8004-2

MAHLER: Symphony No.4 BERLIOZ: Overture Corsaire   BBC Symphony Orchestra Sir John Barbirolli Smetana Hall, Prague. January 3rd 1967  BBC Music Legends BBCL 4014-2

MAHLER Symphony No 9   Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Zander Telarc CD 80527 (2CD)

FRANK MARTIN (1890-1974) Le vin herbé (1938-41) Sopranos: Basica Resitchitzka, Nata Tuscher (Iseut), Adrienne Comte (Branghien).Altos: Helen Morath (Iseut aux Blanches Mains), M L de Montmellin (mere de Iseut), Veria Diakoff. Tenors: Oleg de Nyzanowskyi , Eric Tappy (Tristan), Hans Jonelli (Kaherdin). Baritones: Heinz Rehfuss (Roi Marke), André Vessières (Duc Hoel), Bass: Derrik Olsen. Composer (piano) Ensemble from Stadtorchester, Winterthur/Victor DesarzensJECKLIN DISCO JD581/2-2 2CD set: CD1: [57.01]; [CD2: 44.57] recorded in 1961 and first issued as LP set Westminster XWN-2232

Astor PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992) Tango Ballet; Concierto Del Angel; Tres Piezas Para Orquesta De Camara. Gidon Kremer (violin) with Per Arne Glorvigen (bandoneon); Alois Posch (double bass); Vadim Sakharov (piano); Marta Sudraba (cello) and Ula Zebriunaite (viola); and Kremer ATA Baltica. TELDEC 3984-22661-2 [53:52]

PREVIN A Streetcar Named Desire - An opera based on the play by Tennessee Williams Renée Fleming; Elizabeth Futral; Rodney Gilfrey; Anthony Dean Giffey.San Francisco Opera conducted by André Previn DG 459 366-2 [161:53]

Alan RAWSTHORNE (1905-1971) - Orchestral Works: Concerto for String Orchestra, Concertante pastorale for flute, horn and strings, Light music for strings, Suite for recorder and string orchestra, Elegiac rhapsody for string orchestra, Divertimento for chamber orchestra. Conrad Marshall (flute), Rebecca Goldberg (horn), John Turner (recorder), Northern Chamber Orchestra conducted by David Lloyd-Jones Naxos 8.553567 [63:36]

RAWSTHORNE Violin Concertos 1& 2, Fantasy Overture: Cortèges Rebecca Hirsch (violin), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, cond. Lionel Friend Naxos 8554240 [64.08] DDD

comparative review with
BBC Carlton Classics
15656 91952

Albert RUBENSON (1826-1901) Drapa; Symphony in C-Major; Symphonic Intermezzo; Trois Pièces Symphoniques. Roy Goodman conducting the Umeå Symphony Orchestra STERLING CDS-1029-2 [61:23]

JEAN SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2 (1902) Royal PO/John Barbirolli CHESKY RECORDS CD-3 [43:54] recorded Walthamstow Town Hall England From RCA GL25011 (10/76)

SIBELIUS: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5.   Philharmonia Orchestra Herbert von Karajan EMI Karajan Edition 77m ADD

SIBELIUS: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5, Finlandia.   Philharmonia Orchestra Herbert von Karajan. EMI Karajan Edition 78m ADD (Recorded: 1952/53).



Richard STRAUSS Elektra   Resnik, Nilsson, Collier, Stolze, Krause, Vienna Philharmonic, Solti remastered Decca 417 345 2 (2CDs Full price) Also an appraisal of the remastering

VINTAGE BEECHAM. HANDEL: "Solomon': The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba. DVORAK: Legend Op. 59 No. 3. OFFENBACH: Suite from: 'Tales of Hoffmann'. BIZET: 'Carmen'-Suite. DELIUS: 'La Calinda' from: 'Koanga'. MENDELSSOHN: Music from 'A Midsummer's Night Dream'. STRAUSS: Voices of Spring. BORODIN: Prince Igor - Excerpts.   London Philharmonic Orchestra Sir Thomas Beecham Dutton Laboratories CDEA5022 [73m] ADD.



TOSCHA SEIDEL - the RCA Victor Recordings:  César FRANCK Sonata in A, Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD Much Ado About Nothing Suite, Dimitri TIOMKIN arrangements of Strauss Waltzes plus music by Mozart; Wagner and Brahms etc. Erich Wolfgang Korngold (piano); Toscha Seidel (violin) and other artists . BIDDULPH LAB 138 [73:31]

Anna RUSSELL Anna Russell - Again? More musical spoofs SONY SFK 60317 [77:43]


BOOK REVIEW: BOULT ON MUSIC Foreword by Vernon Handley and Bernard Shore  Published by Toccata Press ISBN 0 907689 03 57 £9.95


BOOK REVIEW: LUIGI DALLAPICCOLA. On Opera. With a foreword by Antal Dorati. Published by Toccata Press ISBN 0 907689 09 4 £15.00


BOOK REVIEW: HOLMBOE, Vagn. Experiencing Music, a composer's notes, translated, edited and introduced by Paul Rapoport with a foreword by Robert Simpson. Published by Toccata Press ISBN 0 907689 15 9 £9.95

BOOK REVIEW: THE MUSIC OF E.J.MOERAN - Geoffrey Self Published by Toccata Press ISBN 0 907689 17 5 £15.00

BOOK REVIEW: STRAVINSKY SEEN AND HEARD by Hans Keller and Milein Cosman  Published by Toccata Press ISBN 0 907689 02 7£2.95

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