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JOHN McCABE: Edward II Ballet in 2 Acts. Royal Ballet Sinfonia Barry Wordsworth. Hyperion CDA67135/6 114m DDD. [GF]


THE PASSING OF TIME: John McCabe and Richard Strauss
Symphony No. 4
Richard Strauss
Duet Concertino

Royal Holloway Symphony Orchestra/Matthew Taylor
from 2 Park Close, Glossop, Derbyshire SK 13 7RQ £12.00 plus 90p p & p [PS]

Albéric MAGNARD Symphonies No. 2 and 4
Malmö Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Sanderling
BIS CD-928 [RW]

MAHLER: Symphony No. 7,
: Symphony No. 9
BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra/Hallé Orchestra Sir John Barbirolli. BBC Legends BBCL4034-2 138m ADD. [TD] [GF]



Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809 - 1847) Trio No 1 in D Minor. Op. 49 (not E Minor as shown on CD) 29'44"
Johannes BRAHMS
(1833 - 1897) Trio No 2 in C Major. Op. 87 29'24"
Trio de Lisboa Leonor de Sousa Prado (violin), Pedro Corostola (cello), Nella Maissa (piano)
Recorded March 16 1972 (Mendelssohn) June 12 1964 (Brahms) ADD Strauss Portugalsom SP 4241 [59'33"] [HD]

Symphony No. 1 (1929) 41.11
Symphony No. 2 (1932/41) 36.47
Slovak RSO/Ladislav Slovak
MARCO POLO 8.225088 [78.05] [RB]

MOZART - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Symphonies 39 and 41 "Jupiter".
Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer.
EMI 7243 5 67334 2 8 [PC]

Symphony No 35 in D "Haffner", K385. 18.16
Symphony No 36 in C "Linz", K425. 26.58
Symphony No 38 in D "Prague", K504. 25.52
Overture: Die Zauberflöte, K620. 7.19
Philharmonia Orchestra.Otto Klemperer.
EMI. The Klemperer Legacy CDM 5 67333 2 9 [78.56] [HD]

Dixit & Magnificat, K193 9.49
Vesperae Solennes de Dominica, K 321 26.07
Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K339 24.31
Greta De Reyghere (sop); Marijke van Arnhem (mezzo); Rewnaat Deckers (ten); Jan Van der Crabben (bass). Collegium Instrumentale Brigense; Capell Brigensis; Patrick Peire.
Recorded Steurbaut Studios, Ghent. 10-12 August 1996 Naxos 8.554158 [60.38] [HD]

NIELSEN String Quartets
Vol. 1 (Op. 14 in Eb and Op. 44 in F major)
Oslo String Quartet
8.553907 57'

Vol. 2 (No. 2, Op.5 in F minor & No. 1, Op.13 in G minor)
Naxos 8.553908 62'

Vol. 1 (No. 1, Op. 13 in G minor & No. 4, Op. 44 in F major) with Little Suite Op. 1
Zapolski Quartet
Chandos CHAN 9635

Vol. 2 (No. 2, Op. 5 in F minor & No. 3, Op. 14 in Eb)
Zapolski Quartet
Chandos CHAN 9817

Complete Music for Flute and Guitar
Irmgard Toepper (f)  Hugo German Gaido (g)
NAXOS 8.554760 [67:04] [GD]

HANS PFITZNER. Lieder. Complete edition Volume 5.
Julie Kauffman (soprano), Donald Sulzen (piano); Iris Vermillion (mezzo), Axel Bauni (piano); Robert Holl (bass), Rudolph Jansen (piano).
CPO 999 491 - 2 [DDD] [73' 57"]. [DW]

Francis POULENC (1899 - 1963) Complete Chamber Music. Vol 2
Sonata for Violin & Piano a 18'26"
Bagatelle in D Minor for Violin & Piano a 2'17"
Sonata for Clarinet in B Flat & Piano b 13'24"
Sonata for Piano & Cello d 21'51"
Graf Mourja (vn); Alexandre Tharaud (pno) a Ronald Van Spaendonck (clar); Alexandre Tharaud (pno) b  Alexandre Tharaud (pno); Francoise Groben (cello) c
Naxos 8.553612 [56'06"] [HD]

Freddy Kempf plays Rachmaninov
BIS CD-1042 1 Disc, Full Price 67'12 [MB]

SERGEI RACHMANINOV - Anthology of romance
Complete anthology of Sergei Rachmaninov's romances.
All 83 romances sung by Natalia Suchkova (soprano)
Natalia Suchkova (soprano)
BOHEME CDBMR 903048 (A/B/C) [RB]

Maurice RAVEL (1875 - 1937)
String Quartet in F Major 31.09
Gabriel FAURÉ
(1845 -1924)
String Quartet in E Minor. Op. 121 25.15
Ad Libitum Quartet.
Recorded Iasi, Romania May 1999 DDD Naxos 8.554722 [56'35"] [HD]

ALAN RAWSTHORNE Film Music including The Captive Heart, The Cruel Sea, Burmah Victory etc
BBCPO/Rumon Gamba
Chandos CHAN 9749 [HC]
rating not supplied

Max REGER: String Quartet in E flat, Op.109; Clarinet Quintet in A, Op.146
Karl Leister (clarinet) & Vogler Quartett Berlin
NIMBUS NI 5644 [71' 55"] [CA]

Ottorino RESPIGHI (1879-1936) Transcriptions for Orchestra:
Cinq Études- Tableaux
La Boutique Fantasque
Jesús López-Cobos conducting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
TELARC CD-80396 [66:09]
(Note: This album was released in 1996) [IL]

Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano) Malcolm Martineau (piano) with Ensemble Oriol (string trio)
Erato 8573-80222-2 61'00" [PW]

NINO ROTA (1911-1979) Piano Concerto in C (1959-60) Piano Concerto in E Piccolo mondo antico (1978)
Giorgia Tomassi (piano) Filharmonica della Scala Riccardo Muti
EMI CLASSICS CDC 5 56869 2 [58.24] [RB]

Nino ROTA * Chamber Music * Sonata for flute and harp (1937), Trio for clarinet, cello and piano (1973), String Quartet (1948), Quintet for flute, oboe, viola, cello and harp, (1935), Trio for flute, violin and piano (1958), Piccola Offerta Musicale for wind quintet (1943)
Ex Novo Ensemble
ASV CD DCA 1072 [72:39] [GD]

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