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Antonio SALIERI (1750 - 1825)
Il Talismano 3'12"  Eraclito e Democrito 3'46" Cesare in Farmacusa 4'43"
Il Ricc0 d'un giorno 3'39" La Secchia rapita 6'15" Axur, Re d'Ormus 3'15"
Les Danaïdes 5'42" Don Chisciotte allnozze di Gamace 6'58"
La Grotta di Trofonio 5'35" Il Moro 2'47" Armida 5'51" L'Angiolina 5'03"

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava) Michael Dittrich.
Recorded Concert Hall of Slovak Radio. 22 - 27 April 1991 (Tracks 1 - 7, 9 - 10) 11 - 13 May 1992 (Tracks 8,11,12) DDD
Naxos 8.554838 [57'46"] [HD]

Seven sonatas for Flute, Violin, Viola and Bass.
Camerata Koln
CPO 999-619-2 53m DDD.[GF]

Complete Songs Vol.27
Matthais Gorne (baritone) Christine Schafer (soprano) Graham Johnson (piano)
The Hyperion Schubert Edition Hyperion CDJ33027 78'11" [PW]

FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Die schöne Müllerin, D795.
Christian Elsner (tenor); Ulrich Eisenlohr (piano).
Naxos 8.554664 [DDD] [63'35] [CC]

Piano Concerto Op. 54; Piano Quintet op. 44.

Maria Joao Pires with Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado and string quartet.
Deutsche Grammophon DG 463 179-2 62 mins. [PW]

Kleine geistliche Konzerte
Op.8 SWV 282-305 & Op.9 SWV 306-337
Weser-Renaissance/Manfred Cordes
CPO 999 675-2 (3 CDs; 195' 34") [PW]

Piano Concerto in G minor (1878) 37.34
Piano Concerto in A flat (1876) 31.55
Jorge Bolet (piano - Sgambati) Adrian Ruiz (piano - Rheinberger) Nürnberg SO/Ainslee Cox (Sgambati); Zsolt Deáky (Rheinberger)
first issued on LP 1972 GENESIS GCD 111 [61.41] [RB]

SHCHEDRIN: Concerto Cantabile;
: Violin Concerto in D;
: Serenade melancolique

Maxim Vengerov (violin)/London Symphony Orchestra/Mstislav Rostropovich
EMI CDC (7243 outside of UK; PM 518 in France) 5 56966 2 [60' 51"] [CA]
rating not applied

Symphony No. 7 Leningrad (1941) 73.29
Symphony No. 11 The Year 1905 (1957) 66.37
Bournemouth SO/Paavo Berglund
rec Guildhall, Southampton No. 7: Jan 1974; No. 11 Dec 1978 EMI Classics Double Forte 5 73839 2 2CDs - 73. ADD [29+66.37] [RB]

Finlandia, The Swan of Tuonela, Spring Song, Alla Marcia from 'Karelia Suite', The Countess's Portrait, Suite for Violin and String Orchestra, Valse Triste, Tapiola, Excerpts from: 'Pelleas and Melisande' and 'The Tempest'.

Lahti Symphony Orchestra Osmo Vanska
BIS CD 1125 79m DDD.[GF]

String Quartets nos. 3 & 4.

New Hellenic String Quartet
BIS CD 1074 [57' 48"]
 Amazon UK  Amazon USA [PW]

Symphony No. 5 (1985) 19.31
Ancient Verses for choir and percussion (1978) 14.10
Taikyoku (Symphony No. 4) for two pianos and percussion (1976) 15.49
Folksongs Set 1 for string orchestra (1983) 4.51
A Christmas Carol Symphony (1978) 15.44
RTS MUSIC 1997 Promotional CD (NOT FOR SALE) [75.00] [RB]

Songs Vol. 1
Stephen Varcoe: baritone, Clifford Benson: piano.
Hyperion CDA67123 78m DDD. [CH]
long discussion but rating not supplied

Stephenson 1

Piano Concerto; Oboe Concerto, Toccata Festiva.
Stewart Young (piano), Laszlo Bohr (oboe), Deanna Blacher (castanets) Cape Town SO/I Musicanti/Allan Stephenson
Claremont GSE 1563 [RJT]
rating not supplied

Stephenson 2

Horn Concerto; Piccolo Concerto; Bassoon Concerto; Brass Quintet
Peter Amon (Horn), Lucien Gruion (Piccolo), John Juritz (Harpsichord); Bodo Koeningsbeck (Bassoon). Claremont Chamber Orch/I Musicanti/Allan Stephenson The Cape Town SO Brass Quintet
Claremont GSE 1520 [RJT]
rating not supplied

Die Fledermaus
Gerda Scheyrer Rosalinde Wilma Lipp Adele Luise Martini Ida Christ Ludwig Orlovsky Karl Terkal Eisenstein Anton Dermota Alfred Walter Berry Frank Eberhard Waechter Falke Erich Majkut Blind Erik Kunz Frosch       Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra Otto Ackermann
recorded in Kingsway Hall, London, July, 1959.EMI Double Forte CZS5 73851-22CD bargain price [JP]

Missa O Michael, Leroy Kyrie, Dum transsisset Sabbatum
The Sixteen Harry Christophers
CDH55054 50m DDD. [GF]

TAVERNER: Mass: 'The Western Wynde', O splendor gloriae, Te Deum, Allelulia Veni electa mea.
The Sixteen Harry Christophers
Hyperion Helios CDH55056 56m DDD. [GF]

Gaude plurimum, Missa Corona Spinea, In pace.
The Sixteen Harry Christophers.
Hyperion Helios CDH55051 59m DDD. [GF]

Piano Concertos Nos. 1; 2 & 3; Concert Fantasy for piano & orchestra;
Philharmonia/ Fedoseyev /Pletnev (piano)
Virgin Classics VBD5614632  [PW]

Symphony No. 3 (1952) 26.25
Symphony No. 4 (1958-9) 25.52
Piano Concerto No. 6 (1965) 26.52
Noriko Ogawa (piano) Singapore SO/Lan Shui
rec Jan 1999, Victoria Concert Hall, Singapore BIS BIS-CD-1018 [79.45] [RB]

Giuseppe VERDI
I vespri siciliani: Overture
Messa da Requiem
Amy Shuard Anna Reynolds Richard Lewis David Ward
Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra

Mass in E flat, D950
Anne Pashley Sybil Michelow David Hughes Duncan Robertson William McCue
Scottish Festival Chorus - New Philharmonia Orchestra
Carlo Maria Giulini
Recorded - Royal Albert Hall, London, 7th August 1963 - Overture 5th August 1963 - Requiem Usher Hall, Edinburgh 31st August 1968 - Mass
BBC Legends - BBCL 4029-2 - STEREO (ADD) Total time 152.37 - two discs [JP]

Missa Gaudeamus; Missa Pro Victoria; Motets
The Cardinall's Musick/Andrew Carwood
ASV Gaudeamus GAU 198 77'43" [PW]

Symphony No. 1 The Unexpected (1916) 26.06
Symphony No. 11 (1955) 26.04
rec 15-19 Sept 1997 Stuttgart SWR RADIO SO, Stuttgart / Carl St Clair
CPO 999 568-2 [52.15] [RB]

Bachianas Brasileiras nos. 1 & 5


Desafio XXXII
; Songs Op. 21bis, 87 & 88
Cello Octet
Conjunto Iberico/Elias Arizcuren with Pilar Jurado (soprano)
Channel Classics CCS 15598 61'58" [PW]

Alexander VOORMOLEN (1895 - 1980)
Baron Hop Suite No.1
Concerto for Two Oboes and Orchestra (
with Pauline Oostenrijk and Hans Roerade oboes)
Eline (Nocturne for Orchestra)
Baron Hop Suite No. 2
Residentie Orchesta The Hague - Matthias Bamert
Recorded in the Dr Anton Philipzaal 25-28/5/99 Chandos - CHAN 9815 DDD Stereo Playing time 71.45 [JP]

Symphony No. 2 op. 47
Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz Werner Andreas Albert.
CPO 999 695-2 59m DDD. [GF]

ALBERTO WILLIAMS (1862-1952) Argentinian Suite No. 3 for strings, MOZART Piano Concerto No. 12 K414, J S BACH Concerto for Violin and Oboe BMV1060
Susana Agrest (piano) Luis Roggero (violin) Andrés Spiller (oboe) Matías Targhetta (keyboard) Youth Chamber Orchestra of National Library of Congress, Argentina cond. Lucio B Videla
rec April-June 1998 Estudios Irco Cosentino de Buenos Aires RADIO CLÁSICA CDC 0028 [RB]

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