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The Beecham Collection: Frederick DELIUS (1862-1934) A Mass of Life – Prelude to Part Two, No 3 - An Arabesk - Songs of Sunset - Songs; Whither, The Violet, I-Brasil, Klein Venevil, Le ciel est par-dessus le toit, Irmelin Rose, Twilight Fancies, Cradle Song, The Nightingale - Roy Henderson, baritone - Olga Haley, soprano - London Select Choir - Nancy Evans, soprano and Redvers Llewellyn, baritone with the BBC Chorus - Dora Labbette, soprano - Sir Thomas Beecham, piano - LPO - RPO Sir Thomas Beecham - Recorded 1929-46 SOMM-BEECHAM 8 [73’40][JW]

Necessary additions for Delian shelves. … see Full Review

The Beecham Collection - Frederick DELIUS (1862-1934) Brigg Fair, On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, The walk to the Paradise Garden from A Village Romeo and Juliet, Sea Drift, Autumn and Winter from North Country Sketches, A Song before Sunrise, A Dance Rhapsody No 2, Dennis Noble, baritone, Manchester Beecham Opera chorus, Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Philharmonic Society, LSO, LPO Sir Thomas Beecham - Recorded 1927-29 (first four items) October 1945 (remainder) SOMM-BEECHAM 10 [74’45] [JW]

A highly tempting proposition. … see Full Review

The Beecham Collection - Georg Frederic HANDEL (1685-1759) – Thomas BEECHAM (1879-1961) Suite de Ballet – The Origin of Design - The Gods go A’Begging - Piano Concerto - Betty Humby Beecham, piano - London Philharmonic Orchestra - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Sir Thomas Beecham - Recorded 1932-49 SOMM-BEECHAM 7 [74’52] [KM]

A CD of almost limitless pleasure. … see Full Review

The Beecham Collection. Operatic and Orchestral Excerpts - Bedrich SMETANA (1824-1884) Bartered Bride – Overture, Polka and Dance of the Comedians - Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) Macbeth – Act 2 La Luce Langue, Act 4 Gran Scena del Sonnambulismo - Emil REZNICEK (1860-1945) Donna Diana Overture - Giacomo PUCCINI (1858-1924) Manon Lescaut – Act 2 Intermezzo - Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) La Clemenza di Tito – Overture - Peter I TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Eugene Onegin – Act 2 Waltz, Act 3 Polonaise - Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) Tannhauser – Act 3 Introduction, Das Rheingold – entrance of the Gods into Valhalla - Margherita Grandi, soprano - Edith Furmedge and Margaret Field-Hyde sopranos, Gwladys Garside mezzo soprano, Nancy Evans contralto, Parry Jones and George Chitty tenors, Paul Schöffler baritone - RPO - LPO BBC Symphony Orchestra - Recorded 1945-47 SOMM-BEECHAM 9 [73’45][JW]

Much to interest in these immediate post-War recordings. … see Full Review

BOLEROS Jose Cura (tenor) Latin American love ballads by:- Armando MANZANERO: "Como yo te amé," "Somos Novios," "Te extraño," "Esta tarde vi llover," "Voy a apagar la luz." Portillo de la LUZ: "Tú, me delirio," "Contigo aprendi." P. JUNCO, Jr./A. DOMINGUEZ: "Nosotros / Perfidia." Bobby CAPO: "Juguete." Paul MIRASKI: "Una mujer." Vincente GARRIDO: "No me platiques." Alvaro CASTILLO: "La mentira." Arrangements and Orchestrations by Jorge Calandrelli Sinfonia di London/Ettore Stratta - Recorded June 11-15, 2001, Eurodisc Studios, Madrid; August 6, 2001, Ocean V-U Studios, Miami; and December 4-6, 2001, Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London WARNER CLASSICS 8573-85821-2 [45.08] [DR]

I shall return to this album when I am in the mood for Latin love songs that soothe, and I shall return to it with much pleasure. … see Full Review

British Light Overtures William BLEZARD (b.1921) Caramba (1966) Stanley BLACK (b.1913) Overture to a Costume Comedy (1955) James LANGLEY (1927-1994) Overture and Beginners (1965) Thomas DUNHILL (1877-1946) Tantivy Towers Overture (1931) arr P. Lane Herbert CHAPPELL (b.1934) Boy Wizard (2001) Walter CARROLL (1869-1955) Festive Overture Michael HURD (b.1928) Overture to an Unwritten Comedy (1970) Lionel MONCKTON (1861-1924) The Arcadians 1909) arr A. Wood Philip LANE (b.1950) A Spa Overture (1982) Thomas PITFIELD (1903-1999) Concert Overture (1950) Paul LEWIS (b.1943) Sussex Symphony Overture (2000) Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Gavin Sutherland rec 21-23 Feb 2001, Henry Wood Hall, London recorded with financial support from the Ida Carroll Trust ASV CD WHL 2133 [66.27] [RB]

The heritage of British film music 1940-70 is never far away from the music in this collection. Extremely welcome and done with panache. ... see Full Review

CANCIONERO 1 - ANON Propinan de melyor 2 - ANON Dindiridin 3 - J. ANCHIETA Con amores mi madre 4 - L. DE MILAN Durandarte 5 - ANON La Spagna 6 - L. DE NARVAEZ Fantasia 7 - L. DE NARVAEZ Baxa de contrapunto 8 - A. DE CABEZON Differencias sobr'el canto 9 - F. DE LA TORRELa Alta 10 - ANON De dos la mer 11 - J. DEL ENCINA Prelude/Ay triste que vengo 12 - VILCHES Ya cantan los gallos 13 - P. DE ESCOBAR Secaronme los pesares 14 - J. DEL ENCINA Vuestros amores e, senora 15 - E. DE VALDERRABANO Musica para discanter sobre un punto 16 - GABRIEL Aquella mora garrida 17 - J. DEL ENCINA Mi libertad en sosiego 18 - ANON Dolce amoroso focho 19 - ANON L'amor, dona, ch'io te porto 20 - A. DE CABEZON Fabordon del primer tono 21 - ANON Que faray ie mal fortune 22 - H. ISAAC La Spagna 23 - GABRIEL O, cuidado, mensajero 24 - ANON Al alva venid, buen amigo 25 - J. DE BADAJOS Puse mis amores 26 - ANON La Spagna 27 - ANON La tricotea Samartin la vea 28 - ANON So ell enzina, enzina 29 - J. DEL ENCINA Oy comamos y bebamos 30 - ANON Pase el agoa, ma Julieta 31 - ANON Calabaca, no se, buen amor The Dufay Collective Rec: October 1997, Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset, England. AVIE AV0005 [63.50] [KM]

A delightful recording, which offers enough variety for each track to be intriguing, and enough homogeneity for it all to make sense. … see Full Review

Coronation Anthems William BOYCE (1711-1779) George Frideric HANDEL (1685-1759) William CROFT (1678-1727) Jeremiah CLARKE (1674-1707) John BLOW (1649-1708) Henry PURCELL (1659-1695) The Choir of New College, Oxford, and the Academy of Ancient Music, cond. Edward Higginbottom
recorded 11/12 July 2000 & 25/26 June 2001 in the Temple Church, London DDD DECCA 470 226-2[71.13] [PL]

Lots of truly glorious music, intelligently assembled, superbly performed, and nicely packaged. … see Full Review

Peter Sadlo and Friends: "Drum Together" Dean WILMINGTON (b.1969) Heat John CAGE (1912-1992) Third Construction Matthias SCHMITT (b.1958) Ghanaia Iannis XENAKIS (1922-2001) Psappha Minoru MIKI (b.1930) Marimba Spiritual Nandor WEISZ (b.1978) Improvisation Latino Peter Sadlo and Friends Claudio Estay, Philipp Jungk, Biao Li, Famadi Sako, Dean Wilmington, Nandor Weisz Recorded at Teldec Classics International, Studio Berlin, December 2000 DDD TELDEC 8573-85877-2 [69:09] [CT]

Virtuosity and variety in abundance. A superb demonstration of the sheer diversity of repertoire for percussion ensemble. … see Full Review

Duo Hyksos: Music for Flute and Percussion Petros KORELIS (1955) - Cronos II [10’24] Jacques DI TUCCI (1958) - Etude pour Ramypide [4’23] Roger LERSY (1920) - A la mémoire de Chagall [4’23] Francois ROSSE (1945) - …fur ein Sandkornchen von Osten…[13’14] Alain FERON [1954) - Ta’wil [5’09] Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988) - Hyksos [9’49] Yoshihisa TAIRA (1938) - Maya [4’45] Jean-Yves NAVINER [1966] - D’une pluie, la couleur [8’47] Duo Hyksos: (Henri Tournier: Flute; Michel Castaud: Percussion) Rec France 1995? DDD TIMPANI 1C1032 [59’25] [ET]

While it has its moments (in Scelsi, Lersy, di Tucci, Korelis) this is, at best, a party record, and even then partially so your friends can read the liner notes. … see Full Review
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Great Violinists: Mischa Elman Peter Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893): Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35* [34.29] Sérénade Mélancolique, Op. 26** [8.36] - Henryk WIENIAWSKI (1835-1880): Violin Concerto No 2 in D minor, Op. 22*** [23.53] Mischa Elman (violin) *London Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Barbirolli **Victor Symphony Orchestra conducted by Nathaniel Shilkret ***Robin Hood Dell Orchestra of Philadelphia conducted by Alexander Hilsberg - Recordings: * 19 & 20 December 1929 at Queen’s Hall, London ** 25 August 1930 at Victor’s 24th Street Studios, New York *** 23 June 1950 at the Academy of Music, Philadelphia NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110912 [66.58][JQ]

Performances from another age of great interest to violin aficionados though their appeal to non-specialist listeners may be more limited … see Full Review

Mischa ELMAN (1891-1967) Jubilee Album - Jules MASSENET (1842-1912) Meditation - Anton ARENSKY (1861-1906) Serenade - Robert SCHUAMNN (1810-1856) Traumerei, Prophet Bird arr Auer - Cesar CUI (1835-1918) Orientale - Riccardo DRIGO (1846-1930) Valse Bluette arr Auer - Pablo SARASATE (1844-1908) Zigeunerweisen - Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Ave Maria arr Wilhelmj - Antonin DVORAK (1841-1904) Humoresque arr Wilhelmj -Joseph SULZER (1850-1926) Sarabande - Francois Joseph GOSSEC (1734-1829) Gavotte arr Elman - Frederic CHOPIN (1810-1849) Nocturne in E Flat Op 9 No2 arr Sarasate - Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Minuet in G arr Burmester - Peter I TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1903) Mélodie Op 42 No 3 Mischa Elman, violin - Joseph Seiger, piano - Recorded 1959 VANGUARD CLASSICS SVC 125 [54’58] [JW]

A violinistic titan whose incendiary tone inspired two generations of violinists and enchanted countless admirers around the world. … see Full Review

EUROPEAN CONCERT 1993 Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770 – 1832) Romances 1 and 2 for Violin and Orchestra (1802 and 1798) Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92 (1812) Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891 - 1953) Excerpts from Romeo And Juliet – Ballet (1938) Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873 – 1943) Aleko’s Cavatina from Aleko, (1893) Anatoly Kocherga, Baritone (Rachmaninov), Kolja Blacher, Violin, (Beethoven)Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Claudio Abbado.recorded in the Maryinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, 1st May 1996.Video directed by Brian Large. TDK DVD - ECSPE [89 minutes (main programme) + 20 minutes documentary]. [JP]

The overall impression of this DVD is one of immense pleasure … see Full Review

Sergio Fiorentino - The Early Recordings. Volume Four. The Orchestral recordings. Liszt and Chopin - Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Mephisto Waltz No 1 S514, Funf ungarische Volkslieder S245, Ab irato S143, Spozalizio S161/1, Piano Concerto No 2 in A major S125, Weber Polonaise Brillante S367 - Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-1849) Fantasia on Polish Airs Sergio Fiorentino, piano - Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vernon Handley (last three items) - Recorded September 1962 Salle Wagram, Paris items 1, 3 and 4, February 1966 Guildford Civic Hall remainder APR 5584 [78’17] [JW]

Wit, glitter, imagination and verve. Fiorentino was an unflappable and consummate musician. ... See Full Review

French Operetta Arias Reynaldo HAHN (1874-1947)
Ciboulette (1923): C’est pas Paris, c’est sa banlieue; Mozart (1925): Etre adoré; Brummell (1931): Air de la Lettre; O mon bel inconnu (1933): C’est très vilain d’être infidèle; O mon bel inconnu Arthur HONEGGER (1892-1955) Les Aventures du roi Pausole (1930): Si vous saviez André MESSAGER (1853-1929) Les P’tites Michu (1897): Vois-tu, je m’en veux; Les Dragons de l’Impératrice (1905): Amour, amour, quel est donc ton pouvoir; Fortunio (1907): Je ne vois rien … Lorsque je n’étais qu’une enfant; Le Petite Fonctionnaire (1921): Je regrette mon Pressigny; L’Amour masqué (1923): J’ai deux amants; Mon rêve; Passionnément (1926): L’amour est un oiseau rebelle; Coups de roulis (1928): Les hommes sont bien tous les mêmes Moïses SIMONS (1888-1945) Toi c’est moi (1934): C’est ça la vie; Vagabonde Maurice YVAIN (1891-1965) Yes (1928): Yes Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Yves Abel Recorded 24th-29th June 2001, CBSO Centre, Birmingham ERATO 0927-42106-2 [59’ 08"] [CH]

An interesting survey of post-Offenbach French operetta in which the more serious pieces come off best. … see Full Review

Wilhelm Furtwangler: Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809) Symphony no. 88 in G major Recorded 22 October 1951, Waldheim Degerloch, Stuttgart - Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) ‘Coriolan’ Overture op.62 - Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Symphony no.1 in B major op.38, ‘Spring Symphony’ - Anton BRUCKNER (1824-1896) Symphony no. 4 in E flat major - Recorded 29 October 1951, Deutsches Museum, Munich Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Wilhelm Furtwängler ORFEO C559 022 I [2CDs: 132’34"] [PQ]

A Bruckner performance of sure purpose and amazing energy. … see Full Review

GERMAN ROMANTIC OPERA ARIAS Albert LORTZING (1801-1851) Zar und Zimmermann O sancta justitia! Ich möchte rasen, Den hohen Herrscher würdig zu empfangen, Sonst spielt ich mit Zepter - Der Wildschütz Fünftausend Taler! Traum oder wach ich?, Lass er doch hören!, Wie freundlich strahlt die holde Morgensonne - Carl Maria von WEBER (1786-1826) Euryanthe Wo berg ich mich? Schweigt, glühnden Sehnens - Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) Tannhäuser Gar viel und schön ward hier in dieser Halle, O du mein holder Abendstern - Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Die schweigsame Frau, Wie schön ist doch die Musik - Thomas Quasthoff (bass-baritone) Christiane Oelze (soprano) Chorus and Orchestra of Deutsche Oper, Berlin Christian Thielemann - Recorded in the Grosser Saal, Philharmonie, Berlin, September 2000 DDD DG 471 493-2 [66.35] [TH]

Lortzing shows, his lighter, comic style was an equally viable link in the German opera chain from Mozart to Wagner … see Full Review

Immortal Classics 16 CD Special Edition Picture Classics VIVALDI The Four Seasons,Oboe Concerto in A minor ,  Bassoon Concerto in B flat major ,  Flute Concerto in F major ,  MOZART ,  Eine Kleine Nachtmusik ,  Clarinet Concerto ,  Flute Concerto No. 2 ,  DVORAK ,  Symphony No.9 ,  Slavonic Dances 1-5 ,  GRIEG ,  Piano Concerto ,  Peer Gynt Suites 1 and 2 ,  MENDELSSOHN ,  Violin Concerto ,  Overture - The Hebrides ,  Symphony No. 4 The Italian ,  BEETHOVEN ,  Symphony No. 9 Choral ,  TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake and Nutcracker - excerpts ,  BRAHMS ,  Symphony No. 1 ,  Academic Festival Overture ,  Four Pieces for piano ,  HANDEL Messiah highlights ,  STRAUSS ,  Blue Danube ,  Voices of Spring ,  Viennese Bonbons ,  An Artist's Life ,  Morning Papers ,  Where the Lemon Trees Bloom ,  Vienna Blood ,  Parting with St Petersburg ,  BEETHOVEN ,  Piano Concertos 4 and 5 ,  TCHAIKOVSKY ,  1812 Overture ,  Symphony No. 6 Pathétique ,  Marche Slave ,  VERDI ,  Excerpts from Joan of Arc; Macbeth; Trovatore; Rigoletto; Traviata; Sicilian Vespers; Don Carlos; Forza del Destino ,  MOZART ,  Symphony No. 40 ,  Symphony No. 41 ,  Two Marches K335 ,  SCHUBERT ,  Symphony No 5 ,  Symphony No. 8 UnfinishedRosamunde - Entr'acte and ballet music ,  rec - no dates or locations given but DDD 20 bit, Georgia, Lithuania, Russian Federation - probably 1990s. ,  PRISM PLATBX 862 16CDs [RB]

You could do worse than choose this economical set as a classical starter. A bran tub but there's gold in the hands of Vladimirov's (Seasons), Klimov's (Bruch), Ratushin (Rococo), Tsatishvili (Brahms and Tchaikovsky) and Gluzdov (Verdi). ... see Full Review

Japanese Orchestral Favourites Yuzo TOYAMA (born 1931) Rhapsody for Orchestra (1960) Hidemaro KONOYE (1898 – 1973) Etenraku (1931) Akira IFUKUBE (born 1914) Japanese Rhapsody (1935) Yasushi AKUTAGAWA (1925 – 1989) Music for Symphony Orchestra (1950) Kiyoshige KOYAMA (born 1914)
Kobiki-Uta (1957) Takashi YOSHIMATSU (born 1953) Threnody to Toki Op.12 (1980) Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; Ryusuke Numajiri Recorded: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, July 2000 NAXOS 8.555071 [65:41] [HC]

First instalment of a projected series of sixty CDs of Japanese music, and it augurs well for what is to come. … see Full Review

HERBERT KEGEL - Legendary Recordings - recordings made 1960-1989 - various soloists and choirs - Leipzig Radio SO - Leipzig Radio Chamber Orchestra - Dresden Philharmonic conducted by Herbert Kegel EDEL CLASSICS 0002332CCC [15CDs:76.11+77.24+74.24+75.19+78.28+51.18+63.31
+60.17+47.39+51.58+79.18+58.36+62.41+68.31+52.55] [RB]

A varied and rewarding box. The music is largely of this century and treads most of the boards. Here we find the baroque, the late romantic, the neo-classical, the avant-garde. Kegel is very well served by his orchestras. ... see Full Review

Great violonists: Kreisler - Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Violin Concerto in D major, op. 61 (1806) - Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64 (1844) Fritz Kreisler, violin - London Philharmonic Orchestra/John Barbirolli (Beethoven) and Landon Ronald (Mendelssohn) - Recorded June 1936 (Beethoven) and April 1935 (Mendelssohn) at Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London, UK. NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110959 [69.48] [WH]

Neither much wit nor, where required, much fire. … see Full Review - See also review by Jonathan Woolf

Constant Lambert. The Last Recordings - Emile WALDTEUFEL (1837-1915), Estudiantina Op 191, Pomone Op 155, Les Patineurs Op 183, Sur la plage Op 234 - Franz von SUPPÉ (1819-1895) Pique Dame, Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna - William WALTON (1902-1983) Façade - Emmanuel CHABRIER (1841-1894) Ballabile orch Lambert - Philharmonia Orchestra Constant Lambert - Recorded 1950 SOMM CD 023 [72’15] [JW]

This splendid disc preserves much of his vitality and vigour in congenial and delightful repertoire. … see Full Review

Land of the Midnight Sun Scandinavian Songs for Soprano and Orchestra Jean SIBELIUS (1865-1957) Var det en drom,Flickan kom ifran sin alsklings mote,Svarta rosor,Säv, Säv, Susa, Demanten på marssnön, Höstkvåll, Våren flyktar hastigt Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907) En svane, Fra monte pincio, Våren, Ture RANGSTRÖM (1884-1947) Melodi, Bön till natten, Sköldmön, En gammal dansrytm Arne EGGEN (1881-1955) Ære det evige forDr i livet Eyvind ALNÆS (1872-1932) De hundrede fioliner, Vårlængsler, Nu briste alle de kløfter, Februarmorgen ved Golfen Harald LIE (1902-1942) Nykelen, Skinnvengbrev, Birgit Nilsson (sop) Vienna Opera Orchestra/Bertil Bokstedt (Sibelius, Grieg, Rangström) Kirsten Flagstad (sop) London SO/Øivin Fjeldstad (Eggen, Alnæs, Lie) rec 1959 (Nilsson), 1965 (Flagstad) stereo ADD ELOQUENCE DECCA 466 675-2 [68.16] [RB]

Flagstad and Nilsson in songs from their homeland or close-by. These incline towards seriousness, drama and the great themes rather than slender charms. ... see Full Review

Largo al Factotum: Famous Baritone Arias Gioachino ROSSINI (1792 – 1868.) Il barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factorum. (Roberto Servile, Failoni Chamber Orchestra, Will Humburg; from Naxos 8.553436.) Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756 – 1791.) Die Zauberflöte: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja. (Georg Tichy, Failoni Orchestra, Michael Halàsz; from Naxos 8.553438.) Le nozze di Figaro: Se vuol ballare, signor contino; Non più andrai. (Natale De Carolis, Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, Pier Giorgio Morandi; from Naxos 8.554172.) Le nozze di Figaro: Hai già vinta la causa! (Roberto Frontali, Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, Pier Giorgio Morandi; from Naxos 8.554172.) Don Giovanni: Deh! Vieni alla finestra; Finch’ han dal vino. (Bo Skovhus, Nicolaus Esterhàzy Sinfonia, Michael Halàsz; from Naxos 8. 660080-83.) Cosi fan tutte: Non siate ritrosi; Donne mia la fate, a tanti a tanti. (Andrea Martin, Capella Istropolitana, Johannes Wildner; from Naxos 8. 553172.) Georges BIZET (1838 – 1875.) Carmen: Votre toast (Alan Titus, Czech-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Rahbari; from Naxos 8.553166.) Giuseppe VERDI (1813 – 1901.) Rigoletto: Pari siamo!; Cortigiani, vil razza donnata. (Eduard Tumagian, Czech-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Rahbari; from Naxos 8. 550684.) Il trovatore: Il balen del suo sorriso. (Roberto Servile, Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, Will Humburg; from Naxos 8.554707.) La traviata: Di Provenza il mar. (Georg Tichy, Czech-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Rahbari; from Naxos 8. 553041.) Otello: Era la notte (Iago’s Dream.) (Igor Morozov, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Johannes Wildner; from Naxos 8.553030.) Falstaff: Ehi paggio! . . . L’onore! Ladri!. (Domenico Trimarchi, Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, Will Humburg; from Naxos 8.660050-51.) Ruggiero LEONCAVALLO 1857 – 1919.) I pagliacci: Si può. (Eduard Tumagian, Czech-Slovak Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Rahbari; from Naxos 8.550684.) Pietro MASCAGNI (1863 – 1945.) Cavalleria rusticana: Il cavallo scalpita. (Eduard Tumagian, Czech-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Rahbari; from Naxos 8.660022.) Giacomo PUCCINI (1858 – 1924.) Tosca: Tre shirri, una carrozza; Quanto . . .Quanto . . . Già mi dicon venal. (Silvano Caroli, Czech-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Rahbari; from Naxos 8.554153.) NAXOS 8.555922 [71.35] [DR]

Brings new insight into imaginative ways in which the lyric baritone voice can entertain—and challenge—listeners. … see Full Review

Leonardo da Vinci: Music of His Time - Twenty-three selections taken from previous Naxos releases by composers that were contemporaries of Leonardo da Vinci - including Josquin DESPRES, Heinrich ISAAC and Guillaume DUFAY - Guillaume DUFAY Helas mon dueil, Ensemble Unicorn, Vienna - HEINRICH ISAAC Carmen a 5, La mi lasol, Ensemble Villanella - Alexander AGRICOLA Soit loing ou pres, De tous biens plaine, Ay je rien fet, Ensemble Unicorn, Vienna/Michael Posch - Josquin DESPREZ Faute d'argent, The Scholars of London, Mille regretz - Jacob OBRECHT Stat ein Meskin, Ensemble Villanella - Joan Ambrosio DALZA Tastar de corde, Shirley Rumsey, lute - Marchetto CARA Mal un muta per effecto, Shirley Rumsey, lute - Bartolomeo TROMBONCINO A la guerra a la guerra, Shirley Rumsey, lute - Marco Dall AQUILA Recercar, La traditora, Shirley Rumsey, lute - Josquin DESPREZ Scaramella va alla guerra, El grillo, Shirley Rumsey, lute - ANONYMOUS L'homme armé, Oxford Camerata/Jeremy Summerley - Guillaume DUFAY Kyrie (Missa L'homme arme), Oxford Camerata/Jeremy Summerley - Jacob OBRECHT Salve Regina (six-part), Oxford Camerata/Jeremy Summerley - Josquin DESPREZ Absalon, fili mi, Kyrie (Missa L'homme arme)
Agnus Dei (Missa L'homme arme), Oxford Camerata/Jeremy Summerley - ANONYMOUS L'homme armé Oxford Camerata/Jeremy Summerley - Various artists - Various recording dates NAXOS 8.558057 [74:42] [KS]

I can do nothing but heartily recommend this disc and from the look of things thus far, this entire series is going to be a sure winner for anyone interested in comparative arts. … see Full Review

LOVE AND RECONQUEST: Music from Renaissance Spain - ANON Rodrigo Martinez, Ay luna, Nina y vina, Que bonito nino, Virgen digna de honor, A los maytines era, Calabaza, no se. Luys de NARVAEZ Pasavase; Cancion de emperador; Juan del ENCINA Levante, Pascuel; Qu, es de ti, desconsolado; Hoy comamos y bebamos; Fata la parte; Miguel de FUENLLANA De Antequera ale sl moro; Madonna mia; Fantazia de redoubles; Diego ORTIZ Recercada primera; Alonso MUDARRA Fantasia de pasos; Israel mira tus montes; Fantasia que contrahaze; Gentil cavallero; Juan de ANCHIETA Con Amores. Adrian WILLAERT A quand a quand. Luis MILAN Fantasia No 8, Durandarte; Josquin de PREZ- Mille Regretz Fires of Love - Recorded at Crichton Collegiate Church Scotland February 2001 DELPHIAN DCD 34003 [70.56] [GH]

A fine, realistic and upfront recording in an excellent church acoustic which I have not come across before. ... see Full Review



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