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FAURE: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 2   The Schubert Ensemble of London   ASV Quicksilva CD QS6237 65m DDD. [GF]

JOHN FIELD Nocturnes 1 - 12; Rondo in E (Le Midi); Rondo in E flat (Sonata No 1) Alan Cuckston (piano)   Swinsty Records [DDD] FEW 115 [DW]

ARTHUR FOOTE (1853-1937) Piano Trio No. 1 in c minor (1884) DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio No. 2 Serafino Trio   rec Palma de Mallorca - 17-21 December 1999 SERAFINO TRIO (no number) CD available from the artists. Distribution via [60 mins] [RB]

GOTTSCHALK: Piano Music for 2 and 4 hands. Alan Marks and Nerine Barrett.  Nimbus NI7045/6 107m DDD.[GF]

REYNALDO HAHN (1875-1947) Piano Quintet (1921) [26 mins] String Quartet No. 1 (1939) [18 mins] String Quartet No. 2 (1940) [23 mins] Alexander Tharaud (piano) Quatuor Parisii   world premiere recordings AUVIDIS VALOIS V4848 [67.45] [RB]

HALVORSEN: Stage Music Vol 1. 'Gurre': Dramatic Suite for Orchestra Op. 17, Askeladden, Suite, The Merchant of Venice - Suite. Latvian National Orchestra Terje Mikkelsen  Simax Classics PSC1198 [GF]

George Frederick HANDEL Handel at the Opera overtures, arias and ballet music   Collegium Musicum 90 conducted by Simon Standage   Chandos Chaconne CHAN 06550 [66:37] [GD]

HAYDN String Quartets Op76, no1 in G; No2 in D minor (Fifths); no3 in C (Emperor) The Lindsays   ASV CD DCA 1076 [DDD] [74' 39"] [DW]

HENZE Works for Two Guitars. "Minette: Canti e rimpianti amorosi" per 2 chitarre; Memorias de "El Cimarrón" for two guitarists (1995) and Drei Märchenbilder aus der Oper "Pollicino" (1980)   Jürgen Ruck and Elena Càsoli (guitars) MDG Gold. MDG 304 0881-2. (59' 56'') [PC]

HERBERT HOWELLS Hymnus Paradisi; A Kent Yeoman's Wooing Song  (premiere recording) Joan Rodgers, soprano - Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor - Alan Opie, baritone - BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus - Richard Hickox  CHANDOS CHAN 9744 [65] [HC]

Janácek: The Cunning Little Vixen cast below Kühn Children's Choir, Czech Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra Václav Neumann  Supraphon 10 3471-2 (2 disc set) [TB]

ALEMDAR KARAMANOV (b.1934) Symphony No. 3 (1956-64) Piano Concerto No. 3 Ave Maria (1968)   Vladimir Viardo (piano) Moscow SO/Antonio de Almeida   rec 3 Nov 1994, Moscow Conservatory, Grand Hall MARCO POLO 8.223796 [73.38] [RB]

Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD Juarez - The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex - The Sea Wolf James Sedares conducting the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra   Koch International Classics 3-7302-2H1 [60:35] [GD]

BENJAMIN LEES Symphony no 4 'Memorial Candles'    Kimball Wheeler (soprano), James Buswell (violin), National Symphony of Ukraine, conducted by Theodore Kuohar American Classics Naxos. 8.559002 [DW]

LOCATELLI Concerti Grossi Op 1 nos 1-6    Capella Istropolitana  Jaroslav Krecek. Naxos 8.553445 [DDD] [50' 27] [DW]

BENJAMIN POCHI MA (1964-) The Music of Benjamin Pochi Ma Vol. 1 Symphony in g minor Requiem Ohne Worte and 11 chamber works various soloists, Shanghai Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Li Jian Ping   OMNIS ARS 020-99-672-01 c. 58 mins [RB]

MAHLER: Das Lied Von Der Erde John Mitchinson (Tenor), Alfreda Hodgson (Mezzo) BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Jascha Horenstein BBC Legends BBCL 4042-2 apprx £12  John Mitchinson (Tenor), Janet Baker BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Raymond Leppard The BBC Classic Collection BBCM 5012-2 bargain price approx £5

MARTINU: Julietta cast below Chorus and Orchestra of the National Theatre, Prague cond. Jaroslav Krombholc   Supraphon 10 8176-2 (3 disc set) [TB]

JOSEPH MARX (1882-1964) The Three String Quartets Quartetto Chromatico (1936-37 rev 1948) Quartetto in Modo Classico (1940-41) Quartetto in Modo Antico (1937-38)   Lyric Quartet  world premiere recordings ASV CD DCA 1073 [79.22] [RB]

Billy MAYERL (1902-1959) Light Music for Piano and Orchestra including:- Marigold; Four Aces Suite; Aquarium Suite; Bats in the Belfry, Fireside Fusiliers; Busybody; and Pastoral Sketches. Andrew Ball (piano) Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gary Carpenter MARCO POLO 8.223514 [73:52] [IL]

JOSE VIANNA DA MOTTA (1868-1948) Symphony in A major À PÁTRIA (To the Fatherland) (1895)
RDP Symphony Orchestra/Silva Pereira  rec 28-30 June 1, 4-6 July 1977, Lisbon ADD PORTUGALSOM STRAUSS SP 4117 [49:03]

Hungarian State Orchestra/Mátyás Antal  rec 21-24 April 1988, Lisbon DDD PORTUGALSOM STRAUSS CD 870016/PS [40:55] [RB]



MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition. TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6, 'Pathetique'. Philharmonia Orchestra Carlo Maria Guilini.  Recorded live in Usher Hall Edinburgh 1961 BBC Legends BBCL 4023-2 [76m] ADD [GF]

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