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John McCormack Irish Tenor Ballads Gerald Moore, piano Edwin Schneider, piano Spencer Clay, piano Orchestras conducted by Rosario Bourdon, Lawrance Collingwood Recorded 1916-1941 REGIS RRC 1092 [75’15] [JW]

McCormack vincit omnia. … see Full Review

Michelangeli plays Beethoven, Debussy and Ravel - Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827): Piano Sonata No 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 [19.13] Piano Sonata No 4 in E flat major, Op. 7 [29.44] Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918): Hommage à Rameau [6.53] Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937): Gaspard de la nuit [21.58] Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)
Recorded at: Royal Festival Hall, London, 13 April 1982 (Beethoven, Debussy); BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, 30 June 1959 (Ravel) BBC Legends BBCL 4064-2 [78.26] [JQ]

Here we have marvellous, compelling performances by a great artist caught on the wing. … touched by greatness. … see Full Review

Music For King Philip Of Spain And His Four Wives Spanish, Portuguese French and English Music of the 16th Century. Diego ORTIZ (1510-1570) Recercada ottava, Recercada quarte, Recercada primera; Recercada Segunda. Enriquez de VALERRABANO (c.1550) Descante sobre un punto Luis Venegas de HENESTROSA (1510-1557) Diferencias sobre Guardame las vacas Hernando de CABEZON (1541-1602) Ave maristelo; Doulce memoire; Susanne un jur Antonio de CABEZON (c.1500-1566) Diferencias sobre canto de cavallero; Diferencias sobre las vacas Luis MILAN (c.1500-1561) Con paver recordo el more; Sospirastes Baldovinos; Falai. mina amor; Fantasia; Al amor quiero vencer Juan VASQUEZ (1510-1560) Gracias al cielo doy Diego PISADOR (1509-1557) Sempre, me finge; Madonna mia fa Tobias HUME (1569-1645) A soldier’s resolution. Thomas ROBINSON (1569-1609) Spanish Paven. Alfonso FERRABOSCO 1st (1543-1588) Spanish Pavinge. Thomas MORLEY (1557-1602) Ayre. Eustache du CAURROY (1549-1609) Fantasias 29 and 30 Anon Three pieces from the ‘Lautenbuch de Octavianus Fugger’; Vuestros ojos; Une jeune fillette. Charivari agréable Recorded at St. Andrew’s Church, Toddington, Glos, November 1997 SIGNUM CD006 [73.41] [GH]
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Delightful and beautiful musicianship, make this a worthwhile CD to add to your collection. … see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH MUSICA SACRA - 1000 YEARS OF SACRED MUSIC BRILLIANT CLASSICS 99757 (approx. 25 hours)

What can they be thinking at Brilliant Classics? A 25-CD set of sacred music, including some of the greatest works ever written, at such a low price! It’s worth it ... and how! … see Full Review

A Night of Dances and Rhapsodies - Franz von SUPPÉ (1819 - 1895) Light Cavalry – Overture (1866) - Franz SCHUBERT (arr. LISZT) (1797 – 1828) The Wanderer Fantasia, D. 760 (1822) - George ENESCU (1881 – 1955) Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1 (1901) - Bedrich SMETANA (1824 – 1884) Overture to The Bartered Bride (1866) - Richard STRAUSS (1864 – 1949) Waltz Sequence from Der Rosenkavalier (1911) - Franz LISZT (1811 – 1886) Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (1847) - Johannes BRAHMS (1833 – 1897) Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor (Orch. Schmeling) (1859) - Johann STRAUSS II (1825 – 1899) Overture to Die Fledermaus (1874) Thunder and Lightning – polka (1868) - Johann STRAUSS I (1804 – 1849) Radetzky March (1848) - Paul LINCKE (1866 – 1946) Berliner Luft (1902) - Mikhail Rudy – piano Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Mariss Jansons - recorded in the Waldbühne, Berlin, 16th June, 1994 - Video directed by Brian Large. TDK DVD - WBDAR [101 minutes] [JP]

The Berlin Philharmonic plays superbly and the enjoyment on the faces of the players is clearly evident. … see Full Review

Nicolai MEDTNER (1880-1951) Complete solo piano recordings played by Nicolai Medtner Volume 1 - Nicolai MEDTNER (1880-1951) Märchen (Skazka/Fairy Tales) Op 14/2, Op 8/1, Op 20/2, Op 51/3, Op 51/5, Op 20/1, Op 26/3, Op 26/3, Op 26/2, Op 51/2, Hymn in praise of toil op 49/1, Danza jubilosa Op 40/4, Danza festiva Op 38/3, Canzona matinata Op 39/4, Novelle Op 17/1 - Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Sonata No 23 Op 57 Appassionata Nicolai Medtner, piano - Recorded London 1930-31 (Medtner) and 1946 (Beethoven) APR 5546 [75’42] [JW]

An issue of the highest conceivable importance. … see Full Review

Nicolai MEDTNER (1880-1951) Complete Solo Recordings of Nicolai Medtner Volume 2 - Novelle Op 17/1, Märchen Opp 14/2, 20/1, 20/2, 26/2, 26/3, 34/2, 51/2, 51/3, Danza Festiva op 38/3, Arabesque Op 7/3, Improvisation Op 31/1, Violin Sonata No 1 Op 21 Nicolai Medtner, piano - Cecilia Hansen, violin - Recorded Abbey Road, London 1936-1947 APR 5547 [70’40] [JW]

The presence of the Violin Sonata makes this pretty much a mandatory purchase … see Full Review

Noel Mewton-Wood (1922-1953) Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Concerto No. 4 Sonata No. 8 for Piano and Violin Isaac ALBENIZ (1860-1909) Malagueña arr Fritz Kreisler Frederic CHOPIN (1810-1849) Tarantelle in A Flat Op. 43 Carl Maria von WEBER (1786-1826) Sonata No. 1 Op. 24 – Rondo Franz LISZT (1811-1886)
Petrarch Sonnet 47 Petrarch Sonnet 104
Peter I TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 44 Dimitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Trumpet and Strings Op. 35 Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Kinderszenen Op 15
Ferruccio BUSONI (1866-1924) Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 Op. 36a Michael TIPPETT (1905-1998) Boyhood’s End The Heart’s Assurance Noel Mewton-Wood, piano with Utrecht Symphony Orchestra (Beethoven) Winterthur Symphony Orchestra (Tchaikovsky) Concert Hall Symphony Orchestra (Shostakovich) Walter Goehr, conductor Ida Haendel, violin (Beethoven, Albeniz) Max Rostal, violin (Busoni) Peter Pears, tenor (Tippett) Harry Sevenstern, trumpet (Shostakovich) Recorded 1941-1953 ABC 461 900-2 [3 CDs 210’32]

These are very special discs. They enshrine a great talent cut down in early manhood whose achievements were obvious but whose greater future was lost to us. … see Full Review

Claude MONET: Music of His Time: BERLIOZ: La Corsaire Overture, BIZET: Selections from L’Arlésienne, CHABRIER: Prelude Pastoral, ELGAR: Imperial March, DEBUSSY Fêtes (Nocturnes), De ‘aube à midi sur la mer (La mer), Reflets dans l’eau, Jardins sur la pluie, Les sons et les parfums trounent dans l’air du soir FAURÉ: Overture and Pastourale (Masques et bergamasques), RAVEL: Une barque sure l’océan, La vallée des cloches (Miroirs). Various orchestras and soloists, compiled from recordings in the Naxos catalogue. NAXOS 8.558058 [73:15] [KS]

Highly recommended for music lovers of all stripes, and bravo to Naxos for once again delivering interesting and appealing items to add to our libraries! … see Full Review

Ivor NOVELLO (1893-1951) Shine Through My Dreams Original recordings 1917-1950 NAXOS 8.120600 [67:00] [IL]

A highly recommended nostalgic wallow … see Full Review

Opera Explained An Introduction to … Bizet’s CARMEN Narrator: David Timson Carmen: Graciela Alperyn Don Jose: Giorgio Lamberti Escamillo: Alan Titus Michaela: Doina Palade Slovak Philharmonic Chorus Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra/Alexander Rahbari NAXOS 8.558010 [65:54] [KR]

This CD would serve well as a classroom aid for any teacher of music history, or for the neophyte to opera who may be attending their first performance. … See Full Review

PASSIONTIDE – Music for Solace and Reflection Emily Gray, Claire Buckley, sopranos; Jeffrey Makinson, organ, Manchester Cathedral Choir/Christopher Stokes. Recorded January/February 2002, Manchester Cathedral. NAXOS 8.557025 [62.16] [WH]

Despite a lack of variety and contrast this is a representative example of the work of a particular choir and of two most promising young singers. … see Full Review

Peacock Pie - Gordon JACOB (1895 – 1984) Concertino for Piano and Strings (1954) Cecil Armstrong GIBBS (1889 – 1960) Concertino Op.103 (1942) Peacock Pie (1933) Cyril ROOTHAM (1875 – 1938) Miniature Suite (1921) Robin MILFORD (1903 – 1959) Concertino in E major (1955) Madeleine DRING (1923 – 1977) Festival Scherzo (1951) Martin Roscoe (piano); Guildhall Strings; Robert Salter (director) Recorded: Henry Wood Hall, London, July 2001 HYPERION CDA 67316 [60:14] [CSS]

"Why don't people whistle any more? " They will after this - I certainly did! … see Full Review

PIRACY: Baroque Music Stolen for the Recorder - J S BACH. Trio Sonata in G, BWV 530; Inventions Nos 4, 8 and 13; Chorale, Wach Auf; Allemande from French Suite No 2; Sonata in E Minor - PURCELL: A New Ground; Ah! How Sweet it is to Love; Music For a While. SCHMELZER: Sonata Cu Cu. MARAIS/CORELLI: Folies E FINCH: Solo called the Cuckoo. GEMINIANI: Lady Ann Bothwel’s Lament. Genevieve Lacey, recorder. Linda Kent, harpsichord and chamber organ. ABC - ANTIPODES SERIES - 472 226-2 [59’34"] [PLS]

A cautious welcome, then, for this release with the suggestion that it is most sensibly listened to a few tracks at a time. … see Full Review

THE POWER OF LOVE: British Opera Arias Excerpts from Lurline, Maritana, Love's Triumph and The Amber Witch (WALLACE), Il Talismano, The Siege of Rochelle, The Rose of Castille, Satanella, The Maid of Artois and The Puritan's Daughter (BALFE), Ivanhoe and The Rose of Persia (SULLIVAN) and Amasis (FARADAY) Deborah Riedel (soprano) Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra/Richard Bonynge MELBA 301082 [73.00]

I would have preferred more from Balfe or Wallace, but this disc is highly desirable nonetheless. … see Full Review

ROYAL GOLDEN JUBILEE 1. Fanfare and Wedding March (Neary:MENDELSSOHN) (3:11)* 2. Praise my soul, the King of Heaven (GOSS; descant; Tysoe) (2:52)*3. The Lord's my shepherd (Psalm 23, "Crimond") (GRANT; descant: Ross)* 4. Trumpet Tune (PURCELL) (Solo: Andrew Crowley) (1:16) 5. I was glad (PARRY) (7:44)* 6. Rejoice in the Lord always (Anon, formerly attrib: Redford) (3:21)* 7. All people that on earth do dwell (Old 100th) (VAUGHAN WILLIAMS) (6:18)* 8. Crown Imperial (WALTON-brass arrangement Christopher Palmer) (6:18)* 9. Wash me throughly (S.S. WESLEY) (4:57)** 10. Lord, for Thy tender mercy's sake (HILTON) (2:11)** 11. Give rest, O Christ ("Kontakion" trad. Ukraine, Kiev Melody) (4:18)* 12. O God, our help in ages past (ST. ANNE) (Croft) (2:25)* 13. I will lift up mine eyes (Psalm 121) (MCKIE) (3:10)** 14. Fanfare: Royale (W. G. JACKSON) (0:43) 15. Hen wlad fy nhadau (Welsh National Anthem) (JAMES) (1:14) 16. God Bless the Prince of Wales (RICHARDS) (1:15) 17. Set me as a seal (WALTON) (3:31)** 18. Make me a channel of Your Peace (TEMPLE; arr. Neary) (3:37)* 19. Love Divine ("Blaenwern") (PRITCHARD) (3:26)* 20. Whoso dwelleth under the Defence (Psalm 91) (ALCOCK) (4:23)** 21. I vow to thee my country ("Thaxted") (HOLST) (2:25)* 22. Fanfare & National Anthem (arr. Jacobs) (2:17)* Westminster Abbey Choir, London Brass
Director Martin Neary (Organ: Martin Baker*, Iain Simrock**) (Tracks 15,16 Llandaff Cathedral Choir, Welsh National Opera Brass Ensemble - Director: Michael Smith, Organ: Michael Hoeg) GRIFFIN GCCD4034 [74:08] [ET]

Sadly, dull and clichéd. … see Full Review

Instruments From The Russell Collection. ANON 16th CENT SCOTTISH: Galliarda la Reyne d’Ecosse; Queen of Scots Galliard. MERULA: Capriccio Cromatica. BYRD: Pavana and Galliarda, The Earl of Salisbury. SWEELINCK: Ballo del Granduca. SCARLATTI: Sonatas in F Minor and G Major. GREENE: Suite in F. J S BACH: Prelude and Fugue in E Flat. STANLEY: Voluntary in G Opus 7/9. HANDEL: Fugue in A Minor; Overture; Rodelinda. FORQUERAY: La Régente, La Du Vaucel, La Moranges ou La Plessay (from Troisième Suite in D). ARMAND-LOUIS COUPERIN: L’Affligée. CLEMENT: Sonatina in D, Op 36/6 John Kitchen (keyboards) DELPHIAN RECORDS LTD, EDINBURGH [75’53"] [PLS]

Recommendable not only to lovers of old keyboard instruments but also on account of a number of striking and unusual items. ... see Full Review

SONGS OF DORSET Gustav HOLST: Sergeant’s Song; Between Us Now
Clive CAREY: The Spring A. SOMERVELL: The Mother’s Dream Gerald FINZI: I said to love Roger LORD: Corn A- turnen Yollow; Come Alison EDGAR: The Wind at the Door Judith BAILEY: Jeäne Brian DAUBNEY: The Storm Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: In the Spring; Blackmwore Maidens (by the Stour); The Winter’s Willow; Linden Lea Stephen Foulkes (baritone) Colin Hunt (piano)rec 2001 DUNELM RECORDS DRD0186 [47:43] [PS]

Another winner from Dunelm Records which, I repeat, no-one who professes an interest in British song should ignore. … see Full Review

SOUNDS FROM TAMPERE CONSERVATOIRE Jussi-Pekka NUTO (born 1962) Clap (1997)a Ilari LAAKSO (born 1952) AM – Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1992)a Leonid BASHMAKOV (born 1927) Clarinet Concerto (1990)b Sakari VAINIKKA (born 1945) Trumpet Concerto (1985)b Esko SYVINKI (born 1943) Piano Concerto No.1 Op.4 (1978)b Lauri Voipo (cello); Pekka Ahonen (clarinet); Aki Välimäki (trumpet); Hikka Servo-Junttu (piano); Tampere Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra; Tuomas Piriläa, Juha Törmäb Recorded: Tampere Conservatoire Hall, February 1999 TAMPEREEN KONSERVATORIATALON SÄÄITÖ TKTS-1 [47:18 + 48:45] [HC]

Standards of performance high. Well worth investigating, especially for the Bashmakov and the Vainikka concertos. … see Full Review

THE SULTAN AND THE PHOENIX - Chamber and Keyboard music by: Louis COUPERIN (1626-61), Michel CORRETTE (1707-95), François COUPERIN ((1668-1733), Pierre DUMAGE (1674-1751), Armand-Louis COUPERIN (1727-1789), Jacques DUPHLY (1715-89), Louis-Antoine DORNEL (1680-1756), and Marin MARAIS (1656-1728) Charivari Agréable - Recorded in St. Andrews Church, Toddington, Gloucestershire December 2000 SIGNUM CD 032 [69.12] [GH]

This disc gives pleasure and delight. The players have the happy distinction of successfully combining intellect with passion. … see Full Review

SYMPHONIC ORGAN MUSIC FROM FRANCE - BOËLLMANN Suite Gothique - César FRANCK Prelude, Fugue et Variation; Choral no 3 in A minor - Louis LEFÉBURE-WÉLY Choeur de Voix Humaines - Louis VIERNE Carillon de Westminster - Jean ALAIN Litanies - Maurice DURUFLÉ Prélude & Fugue sur le nom d’Alain - Charles-Marie WIDOR Andante Sostenuto (from Symphony no 9); Toccata (from Symphony no 5) Christian von Blohn (organ) - Recorded on the organ of the Hildegardkirche in St Ingbert, 2001
ARTE NOVA CLASSICS 74321 85287 2 [72:55] [AS]

Von Brohn is a fine player, though I do have some quibbles. Both his Boëllmann and Vierne are somewhat ponderous, and at the other extreme, his Alain is a shade too fast. … see Full Review

Szigeti: Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64 (1845) [27.01] Joseph Szigeti (violin) London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Thomas Beecham - ADD mono: recorded 27-28 September 1933 in EMI Abbey Road Studio No 1, London (first issued on Columbia LX262-5) - Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Violin Concerto in D major, Op 77 (1878) [37.11] Joseph Szigeti (violin) Hallé Orchestra, cond. Hamilton Harty - ADD mono: recorded 3-5 December 1928 in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester (first issued on Columbia L2265-9) NAXOS Historical 8.110948 [64.12] [PJL]

Szigeti’s tone is ravishing. He speaks with a confident and authoritative voice, phrases slow music beautifully, and imbues fast music with a compelling sense of momentum. … see Full Review

Simon TRPCESKI: Piano Recital - TCHAIKOVSKY (arr. Pletnev): Concert Suite from The Nutcracker - SCRIABIN: Piano Sonata No.5, Op.53 - STRAVINSKY: Three movements from Petrushka - PROKOFIEV: Piano Sonata No.6 in A, Op.82 - Recorded November 2001 at Potton Hall, Suffolk. Budget Price EMI CLASSICS 7243 5 75202 2 5 [72’42"] [MB]

Trpceski an important young artist, fiery and poetic in equal measure. … see Full Review

UTE LEMPER The Thousand and One Lives of Ute Lemper – A Trilingual Portrait Ute Lemper with various artists Archive material recorded at various times and places ART HAUS MUSIK DVD 100 166 [GPJ]

For admirers of this talented and intelligent ‘cross-over’ artist, this DVD will be informative as well as hugely enjoyable. … see Full Review

DEL SONAR CON OGNI SORTE DE FLAUTI Venetian music for solo flute Stefano Bet, traverse flutes Rec: 1-3 September 2000, Chiesa di S. Trovaso, Venezia, Chiesa di S. Lorenzo, S. Vito al Tagliamento Frini (Italy) NALESSO NR 010 [69.51] [KM]

If you are a flautist, you will certainly want this recording for its variety of music and instruments. But, if not, you will probably feel there is not enough variety here. … see Full Review

VÊPRES DE L'ASSOMPTION Compañia Musical de las Americas (prepared by Josep Cabré) Maîtrise Nationale de Versailles (prepared by Olivier Schneebeli) La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy Conducted by Jean-Claude Malgoire Recordings made in the church of Tavira, Portugal on 31 May - 3 June 1992. K617 - K617026 [6137"] [PW]

A very enjoyable and well put together disc with good notes in a well presented booklet. a nice overall product. see Full Review
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VICTORIAN ORGAN SONATAS, Vol 1 John E WEST: Sonata in D Minor Hugh BLAIR: Short Sonata in G Opus 8/3 W BATTISON HAYNES: Introduction and Variations on a Ground Bass; Sonata in D Minor John Kitchen (organ) PRIORY PRCD 756 [67.00?] [PS]

Mr Kitchen is a persuasive advocate for this rarely heard, but worthwhile repertoire. Roll on Vol 2! … see Full Review

Waldbuhne in Berlin 1997 Mikhail GLINKA (1804 - 1857) Ruslan and Ludmilla – Overture (1842) Peter TCHAIKOVSKY (1840 – 1893) Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor Op. 23 (1875, revised 1879 and 1889) Waltz from Swan Lake (1877) Fryderyk CHOPIN (1810 – 1849) Waltz in D Flat Major Op. 64, No. 1 Modest MUSSORGSKY (1839 – 1881) Prelude from "Khovanschina" (1872) Gopak from "The Fair at Sorochinsk" (1913) Nikolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844 – 1908) The Flight of the Bumblebee from Tsar Saltan (1900) Capriccio Espagnol Op.34 (1887) Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891 – 1953)
Death of Tybalt from Romeo and Juliet (1938) Paul LINCKE (1866 – 1946) Berliner Luft (1902) Daniel Barenboim – piano Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta.
recorded in the Waldbuhne, Berlin, 29th June, 1997 Video directed by Bob Coles. TDK DVD - WBSPE [97 minutes] [JP]

If the repertoire attracts you, then go out and buy this disc. I guarantee you will enjoy it, and with such good sound, notes and production, it is a winner. … see Full Review

WHERE MORNING GOES - SPIRITUAL SONGS - Ricky Ian GORDON (b. 1956) Angel's Wings; White Haired Woman; Will There Really Be a Morning?; God's World; Air; Stars and Luck (from Only Heaven) - Charles IVES (1874-1954) Down East; Serenity - TRAD Negro Spiritual: When I Lay my Burden Down; Fix Me Jesus; Hold On; Deep River; Good News. TRAD arr COPLAND: Simple Gifts; At the River. Samuel BARBER (1910-81) Sure on this Shining Night; St Ita's Vision - Ned ROREM (b. 1923) Alleluia - John CARTER (1937-?1989) Cantata Clare Gormley (soprano) Kevin Murphy (piano) rec 11-16 Aug 2000, Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre, Ultimo, Sydney ABC CLASSICS 461 766-2 [68.25] [RB]

A lovely collection, varied and moving. One of the best of its type. … see Full Review


Violet Gordon WOODHOUSE Great Virtuosi of the Harpsichord - Volume 3
Henry PURCELL (1658-1695)
Gavotte in G Major J. S. BACH (1685-1750) French Suite No 4 – Prelude Fugue in D Minor Toccata in E Minor Partita No 1 – Allemande English Suite No1 – Prelude Italian Concerto Clavierbuchlein fur Anna Magdelena Bach – 3 Pieces Well-Tempered Clavier –Prelude and Fugue No 1 J. P. RAMEAU (1683-1764) Suite in E Minor – Tambourin François COUPERIN (1668-1733) Pieces de Clavencin – L’Arlequine Giles FARNABY (c1563-1640) Nobody’s Gigge Domenico SCARLATTI (1685-1757) Sonata K29 Sonata K113 John BULL (c1562-1628) Galliard FVB185 George Frederic HANDEL (1685-1759) Suite No 5 – Harmonious Blacksmith William BYRD (1543-1623) Earle of Oxford’s Marche The Queene’s Alman Galiarda Rowland or Lord Willobie’s Welcome Home Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809) Keyboard Sonata No 37 Hob XVI; 37 Excerpts from a 1941 BBC Interview Violet Gordon Woodhouse, harpsichord and clavichord Recorded 1920-1942
PEARL GEMM CD 9242 [78’04] [JW]

Resoundingly demonstrates the significance of her place in the history of the rediscovery of early music and its first remarkable appearance on disc. … see Full Review

WORDPLAY Madrigals and Chansons in virtuoso instrumental settings from sixteenth-century Italy. Composers include Ebreu; Capirola; Ortiz; Bassano; dalla Casa; Bovicelli; Rognono; Willaert; Ganassi; Lupi; Terzi; Musica Antiqua of London directed by Philip Thorby Recorded in the National Centre for Early Music, York, December 2000 SIGNUM CD 031 [65.00?]

A beautiful recording in an ideal acoustic. Long may these continue. … see Full Review
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ZA KRIZEM: Glagolitic chant for Holy Week from Hvar, Croatia. The Pharos Cantors Recorded June 1999, Church of St. Peter, Stari Grad, Hvar, Croatia ARCANA A318 [55.00?] [WH]

Strangely compelling music and extremely beautiful and moving singing lead me to recommend this with enthusiasm. … see Full Review
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BOOK REVIEWS

A DICTIONARY-CATALOG OF MODERN BRITISH COMPOSERS by Alan POULTON Music Reference Collection, Number 82 Hardback in three volumes: vol. 1: A-C; Vol 2: D-L; Vol. 3 M-Z, 1700pp through numbered across the three volumes ISBN 0-313-31623-6 Library of Congress 00-026439 GREENWOOD PRESS, Connecticut publ. 2000 Volumes are available individually [AB] [RB]

This major book facilitates and decisively paves the way for the slowly rolling renaissance of British music from the period 1945-1970. ...see Full Review

Why Beethoven threw the stew And lots more stories about the lives of Great Composers. By Steven Isserlis; Faber; PB; £4.99

... like Plutarch’s "Lives", one wishes that he could have written like this about so many other composers. ...see Full Review

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