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Magdalena – Medieval Songs for Mary Magdalen’ anon Magdalena degna da laudare (lauda) [03:50] St Lorenzo GIUSTINIANI (1381-1456) O Magdalena che portasti [04:27] Christian of LILIENFELD (14th c) Ave, clari generis dulcis Magdalena [05:02] anon
Chanter voel par grant amour [04:03] WIPO of Burgundy (11th c) Victime paschali laude [01:48] anon Ortorum virentium/Virga Yesse/Victime paschali laudes [01:07] Benedicamus Domino/Victime paschali laudes [02:17] Novum festum celebremus [02:32] Parlamento (istampita) [03:06] Co la madre del beato [04:02] Hodie mater gaudeat ecclesia [02:36] Salve, pia Magdalena [01:15] O Maria Magdalena [01:15] Benedicamus Domino Magdalena [00:58] Magdalenam laude plenam [00:50] Ave, beata femina [01:43] Psallat immensas chorus [03:07] Ave, plena Magdalena [03:39] O Maria, prius via [03:46] Peccatrice nominata (instr) [03:05] Conon DE BETHUNE (d 1219) Chançon legiere (estampie) [02:16] Peccatrice nominata (lauda) [03:04] O Madalena ch’andasti al sepolcro (lauda) [05:40] Philippe DE GREVE (13th c) O Maria, noli flere [03:28] Joglaresa: Belinda Sykes, voice and direction; Jenny Cassidy, Caitríona O’Leary, Dessislava Stefanova, voice; Ben Davis, medieval fidel; Riccardo Delfino, voice, medieval harps, hurdy-gurdy Recorded in April 2003 at St Andrew’s Church, Toddington, Gloucestershire, Britain DDD AVIE AV0026 [69:09] [JvV]

Music in praise of Mary Magdalen as model of repentance in the Church of the Middle Ages – fascinating repertoire in excellent performances … see Full Review

Yehudi and Hephzibah Menuhin: Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Violin Sonata No. 3 in E BWV 1016 Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor Op.30 No.2, Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Op.47 Kreutzer, Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Op.96, Violin Sonata No. 8 in G Op.30 No.3 – Allegro Vivace only, Rondo in G WoO 41 Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Op.78, Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor Op.108, Yehudi Menuhin (violin) Hephzibah Menuhin (piano) Recorded 1934-40 BIDDULPH LAB 124/5 [2CDs: 155.30] [JW]

No one looking to have a collection of sonata performances by this charismatic duo need hesitate. … see Full Review

Anne Akiko Meyers Somei SATOH (b 1947) Birds in warped time II Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Violin Sonata (1916-17) Olivier MESSIAEN (1908-1992) Thème et variations (1932) Toru TAKEMITSU (1930-1996) Distance de Fée (1951) Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Violin Sonata in G (1923-27) Anne Akiko Meyers (violin) Li Jian (piano) Recorded at Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, August 2002 AVIE AV 0024 [52.54] [JW]

A Debussy that is architecturally careless, directionless, without tension, and one seemingly incapable of perceiving the idiom. … see Full Review

Millennium Overture Music by American ComposersRandall SNYDER (b.1944) Fictions (1999)a Hilary TANN (b.1947) Nothing Forgotten (1997)b Allan CROSSMAN (b.1942) Millennium Overture dance (1999)c Sarah MENEELY-KYDER (b.1949) Letter from Italy, 1944 (1997)d Virgil THOMSON (1896 – 1989) Sonata da Chiesa (1926)e Chai-lun Yueh (baritone)d; The North/South Consonance Ensemble; Max Lifchitz (pianob and conductorace) Recorded: Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Centre of Purchase College, September 2001 NORTH/SOUTH RECORDINGS N/S R 1027 [60:58] [HC]

Another typical North/South release … worthwhile, mostly unfamiliar music in excellent, carefully prepared and committed performances. Well worth having. … see Full Review

 

Nathan Milstein (1904-1992) Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) Violin Concerto in E minor Op 64 Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York/Bruno Walter recorded May 1945 Max BRUCH (1838-1920) Violin Concerto in G minor Op 26 Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York/john Barbirolli recorded April 1942 Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Violin Concerto in D major Op 35 Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Frederick Stock recorded March 1940 NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110977 [79.10] [JW]

Catches Milstein in his early to middle prime, technically impeccable and an aristocratic presence. … see Full Review

Yvonne Minton. The Essential Recordings Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Mass in B Minor – Laudate te Michael Wieck (violin)/Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra/Karl Münchinger Gioachino ROSSINI (1792-1868) Stabat mater – Fac, ut portem Christi mortem LSO/Istvan Kertész Edward ELGAR (1857-1934) The Dream of Gerontius – Softly and Gently LSO Orchestra and Chorus/Benjamin Britten Hector BERLIOZ (1803-1869) La Damnation de Faust – D’amour l’ardente flame Scene XV
Orchestre de Paris/Daniel Barenboim Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911) Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen Lieder aus "Des Knaben Wunderhorn" Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Georg Solti Das Lied von der Erde René Kollo (tenor) Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Georg Solti Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) La Clemenza di Tito – Parto, ma ben mio (Act I Scene IX) La Clemenza di Tito - Deh per questo istante solo (Act 2 Scene X) Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden/Colin Davis Le nozze di Figaro – Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio (Act I Scene V) Le nozze di Figaro – Voi che sapete (Act 2 Scene III) BBC Symphony Orchestra/Colin Davis Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Der Rosenkavalier – Herr Kavalier! Michael Langdon – Baron Ochs Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden/Georg Solti Marie Theres’!…Ist ein Traum..Spür’ nur dich Régine Crespin – Marschallin. Helen Donath – Sophie, Otto Weiner – Herr von Faninal; Minton as Octavian Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Georg Solti Recorded 1969-1978 ABC CLASSICS 470 241-2 [2 CDs159.20] [JW]

Minton: whether clear or seeming cool the range of her expressive shadings is always apparent, always supple … not overwhelming but beautifully scaled and convincing. … see Full Review

Benno Moiseiwitsch Volume 7: Historical Recordings 1928-1948 Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Moment musical in E minor, Op. 16 No. 4a (1896) [2’55]. Preludes: C sharp minor, Op. 3 No. 2b (1892) [3’47]; G minor, Op. 23 No. 5b (1903) [3’43]; Op. 32 (1910) – No. 5 in Gc [2’16]; No. 10 in B minor (two versions, [4’45]d and [4’47]e); No. 12 in G sharp minorc 2’07]. Lilacs, Op. 21 No. 5f (1902) [2’36]. Nikolai MEDTNER (1880-1951) Piano Sonata in G minor, Op. 22g (1919/20) [15’29]. Fairy Tales – E minor, Op. 34 No. 2h (1916/17); F minor, Op. 42 No. 1I (1921/23). Round Dance, Op. 58 No. 1 (c1940)j. Dmitri KABALEVSKY (1904-1987) Piano Sonata No. 3 in F, Op. 46k (1946) [14’44]. Serge PROKOFIEV (1891-1953) Suggestion diabolique, Op. 4 No. 4l (1910-12) [2’36]. Aram KHACHATURIAN (1903-1978) Toccata in B flatm (1932) [2’19]. Aram KHACHATURIAN (1903-1978)/LEVANT Gayaneh (1942) – Sabre Dancen [2’19]. Benno Moiseiwitsch (piano); Nikolai Medtner (piano, Round Dance).
Rec. Abbey Road Studio No. 3, aOctober 20th, 1943, bAugust 2nd, 1940, cOctober 19th, 1943, dAugust 2nd, 1940, eOctober 3rd, 1940, fOctober 5th, 1948, gMarch 4th and 11th. 1943, hMarch 1st, 1928, iApril 27th, 1944, jOctober 24th, 1946, kOctober 5th, 1946, lMarch 1st, 1928, mMarch 4th, 1943, nOctober 5th, 1948. ADD NAXOS GREAT PIANISTS 8.110675 [79’21] [CC]

This disc is a gift. Unhesitatingly recommended. … see Full Review

Anabel Montesinos – Guitar Recital Dionysio AGUADO (1784-1849) Introduction and Rondo Op.2 No.3 [9.53] Napoléon COSTE (1805-1883) Les Soirées d’Auteuil Op.23; Sérénade [3.22]; Scherzo [4.29] Julián ARCAS (1832-1882) Andante [5.48] Johann Kaspar MERTZ (1806-1856) Hungarian Fantasy [6.55] Guilio REGONDI (1822-1872) Introduction and Caprice Op.23 [9.59] Francisco TÁRREGA (1852-1909) Capricho Arabe [5.26]; Endecha (Prelude IX) – Oremus (Prelude X) [2.07]; Preludio II [2.13] Miguel LLOBET (1878-1938) Scherzo-Vals [3.48]; Variations on a theme of Sor [7.56] Anabel Montesinos (guitar) rec 27-31 March 2003, St John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada NAXOS 8.557294 [62.15] [PW]

Much to recommend to the general listener. The name of Anabel Montesinos is one that we will certainly hear more in the future. … see Full Review

The Art of Erica Morini Antonio VIVALDI (1678-1741) Violin Sonata in D (arr. Respighi) Henryk WIENIAWSKI (1835-1880) Violin Concerto No. 2 Op. 22 – Romance Capriccio-Valse Op. 7 Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Pièce en forme de Habañera (arr Catherine) Pablo de SARASATE (1844-1908) Waltz from Fantasy on Gounod’s Faust Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Hungarian Dances arr. Joseph Joachim No. 17 in F sharp minor No. 6 in B flat No. 5 in G minor No. 7 in A No. 8 in A minor No. 1 in G minor Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Violin Concerto in D Op. 35 Erica Morini (violin) with Max Lanner (piano) except Artur Balsam (piano) in the Brahms Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Désiré Defauw in the Tchaikovsky Recorded 1941-45 BIDDULPH BID 80168 [69.47] [JW]

So much elegant and winning musicianship … see Full Review

 

Multiplicities: recent music for solo flute performed by Nancy Ruffer Brian FERNEYHOUGH (b. 1943) Superscriptio Jason ECKARDT (b. 1971) Multiplicities Henry COWELL (1897-1965) The Universal Flute James DILLON (b. 1950) Sgothan (1984) Diffraction Chris DENCH Caught Breath of Time Michael FINNISY (b. 1946)
Ulpirra (1982-3) Michael PARKIN Elegy (1984) Simon HOLT(b. 1958) Maïastra (1981) Nancy Ruffer, flute Recorded at Holy Trinity Church, Weston, Hertfordshire, 5th April and 5th June 2001. METIER MSV CD92063 [64.56] [NH]

A remarkable and invigorating trawl through the contemporary flute repertoire … see Full Review


Elly Ney
(piano) Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Piano Concerto in B flat K450 With anonymous orchestra/Willem van Hoogstraten Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat Op 19 With anonymous orchestra/Fritz Zaun Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Burleske With Berlin State Opera Orchestra Willem van Hoogstraten Recorded 1932-37 BIDDULPH BID 82045 [71.42] [JW]

A distinguished, exciting and thought provoking disc … see Full Review

Oistrakh Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Violin Concerto in D major Op.61 (1806) Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Violin Concerto No.4 in D major K218 David Oistrakh (violin) Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra/Kyrill Kondrashin Recorded 10 and 12 October 1965 at the Royal Festival Hall, London BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4127-2 [66.58] [JW]

A glimpse of a stellar talent – not always perfect but still admirable … expands his discography ever more tantalisingly outward. … see Full Review

Tale OGNENOVSKI (b.1922) Musical genius: Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music Jazz Compositions Nos. 1, 5 and 8 Brusnichko oro Nevenino oro Bukovsko svadbarsko oro Talevo kasapsko oro Stevchevo oro Sharsko oro Concerto for Clarinet No. 1 Tale Ognenovski, clarinet, reed pipe, small bagpipe, zourla Stevan Ognenovski, drum, reed pipe Kliment Ognenovski, reed pipe Nikola Ognenovski, reed pipe Recorded at PROMUZIKA TRA-LA-LA STUDIO, Skopje, FYRM, date(s) not given. INDEPENDENT RECORDS, INC., no catalogue number [69.06] [NH]

Uncompromising, vintage folk clarinet from the deepest Balkans. … see Full Review

Oratio:20th Century Sacred Works from Spain and Latin America Alberto GINASTERA (1916 – 1983) Hieremiae prophetae lamentationes Op.14 (1946/7) Nemesio OTAÑO (1880 – 1956) Tota Pulchraa Ernesto HALFFTER (1905 – 1989)
Oratio (1935)b Jesús GURIDI (1886 – 1961) Final para gran organo (1960)c Tantum ergo (1915)d Javier BUSTO (b.1949) Agnus dei (1985/6) Frederic MOMPOU (1893 – 1987) Ave Maria (1958) Fernando REMACHA (1898 – 1984) Veni sponsa Christi (1950)e Pau CASALS (1876 – 1973) O vos omnes (1932) Cristóbal HALFFTER (b.1930) Panis Angelicus (1956) Joaquín RODRIGO (1901 – 1999) Ave Maria (1954)
Joaquim HOMS (b.1906)
Les llums del món (1936) José Antonio DONOSTIA (1886 – 1956) O Iesu mi dulcissime (1941) Xavier MONTSALVATGE (1912 – 2002) Aureola para una imagen de Ramón Amadeuf Antón García ABRIL (b.1933) Pater Noster (1964)g Ave Maria (1964) César CANO (b.1960) Speculum in ænigmatem (1997)h
Benjamin Hulett (tenor)a; Paul Parfitt (bass)b; Jennifer Fisher (alto)b; Andrea Johnson (soprano)e; Zulma Ramirez (alto)e; Karen Cull (soprano)g; Valerie McFarlane (alto)g; Esteve Gascón Martorell (bass)g; Debra Keen (soprano)h; Alan Widdowson (tenor)h; Coro Cervantes; Charles Matthews (organ)acdef; Carlos Fernández Aransay (director) Recorded: St Jude’s, Hampstead, London, April 2003 GUILD GMCD 7266 [74:54] [HC]

I urge you to listen to this, for there is much fine stuff here and – most importantly – wonderful singing by all concerned. … see Full Review

Organo Classico J.S. BACH (1685-1750) Prelude and Fugue in C minor BWV545; Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele. BWV 654. Georg BÖHM (1661-1733) Partita ‘Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele’; Torsten NILSSON (1920-1999) Kleine Messe für Orgel Op.96 (1981); Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) Organ Sonata in D minor Op. 65 no.6 Erik Ludkvist (organ) St. Mary’s Church, Sigtuna, Sweden. Rec. St. Mary’s Church, Sigtuna, September 2002 PROPRIUS PRCD 2024 [56.26] [GH]

Good performances and a fine recording make this a very tempting disc. … see Full Review

The Art of Eugene Ormandy Nikolay RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908) Hymn to the Sun (Le Coq d'Or), Song of India (Sadko) Victor HERBERT (1859-1924) Kiss Me Again (Mlle. Modiste) Eugene Ormandy (violin) and William Axt (piano) recorded 1925 Franz DRDLA (1869-1944) Souvenir Antonin DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Humoresque Eugene Ormandy (violin) and Stephanie Goldner (harp) recorded 1928 Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Hungarian Dance No. 2 in D minor HOSMER Southern Rhapsody Eugene Ormandy and his Salon Orchestra recorded 1927 COSLOW-SPIER-BRITT Was It A Dream? Eugene Ormandy and the Dorsey Brothers' Concert Orchestra recorded 1928 Arnold ZEMACHSON (1892-1956)ugene ZADOR (1894-1977) Hungarian Caprice Charles Tomlinson GRIFFES (1884-1920) The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan Op. 8 Roy HARRIS (1898-1979) When Johnny Comes Marching Home (An American Overture) Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy recorded 1934-35 Samuel BARBER (1910-1981) Essay No. 1 for Orchestra Op. 12 Gian Carlo MENOTTI (b 1911) Amelia Goes To The Ball – Overture Nicolai MIASKOVSKY (1881-1950) Symphony No. 21 Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Sinfonia Domestica Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy recorded 1939-47 Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911) Symphony No. 8 – Part 1 only Frances Yeend and Olive Mae Beech (sopranos) Eula Beal and Suzanne Coray (altos), Charles Kullman (tenor), Mack Harrell (baritone), George London (bass), Greater Los Angeles Choir, Boys Choir, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Recorded live July 1948 BIDDULPH WHL 064/65 [2CDs: 151.29]

If you want to know where Ormandy came from, and what he sounded like, here's your entrée. … see Full Review

The Pearl Fishers and other famous operatic duets Georges BIZET (1838-1870) Les Pecheurs de perles, ‘Au fond du temple saint’ (Janez Lotric (ten), Igor Morozov (bar) Léo DELIBES (1836-1891) Lakme, ‘Dome épais, le jasmin’ Adrianna Kohútková (sop), Denisa Slepkovska (m.sop) Giacomo PUCCINI (1858-1924) La Bohème, ‘Mimi!…Speravo di trovarti qui’ Luba Organasova (sop), Jonathan Welch (ten) La Bohème, ‘In un coupé’ Jonathan Welch (ten), Fabio Previati (bar) La Bohème, ‘O soave fanciulla’ Luba Organasova (sop), Jonathan Welch (ten) Madama Butterfly ‘Viene la serra’ (abbreviated love duet). Miriam Gauci (sop), Yordi Ramiro (ten)
Manon Lescaut, ‘O saró la piú bella’ Miriam Gauci (sop), Kaludi Kaludov (ten)
Tosca, ‘Mario…Son qui’ Nelly Miricioiu (sop), Giorgio Lamberti (ten) Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) Don Carlo, ‘E lui…Dio che nell’alma infondere’ Giacomo Aragall (ten), Eduard Tumagian (bar) La forza del destino, ‘olenne in quest’ora’ Giacomo Aragall (ten), Eduard Tumagian (bar) Otello, ‘Era la notte… Sí, pel ciel marmareo’ Janez Lotric (ten), Igor Morozov (bar) Gaetano DONIZETTI (1797-1868) L’Elisir d’amore, ‘La donna é un animale…Venti scudi!’ Giacomo Aragall (ten), Eduard Tumagian (bar) Gioachino ROSSINI (1792-1868) Il barbiere di Siviglia, ‘All’idea di quell metallo’ Ramon Vargas (ten), Roberto Servile (bar) Various orchestras and conductors. No recording dates given Bargain Price NAXOS 8.555797 [77.59] [RF]

Despite the criticisms this disc has many moments of enjoyment. … see Full Review

Gabriel PIERNÉ Conducts: Emmanuel CHABRIER (1841-1894) Gwendoline overture Danse Villageois, Bourée Fantasque España Georges BIZET (1838-1875) L'Arlésienne Edouard LALO (1823-1892) Le Roi D'Ys Overture Hector BERLIOZ (1803-1869) Romeo and Juliet ; Romeo alone Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune César FRANCK (1822-1890)
Psyché Gabriel PIERNÉ (1863-1937) Cydalise et le Chèvre-pied Giration, Ramuntcho - ouverture sur des thèmes populaires Basques Sonata da camera, Orchestre des Concerts Colonne/Gabriel Pierné  Gabriel Pierné (piano), Marcel Moyse (flute), H Lopes (cello) in the Sonata da camera , Recorded Paris 1928-34,MALIBRAN CDRG 140 [2CDs: 143.43] [JW]

Pierné didn't record extensively and it's a delight to have his idiomatic performances once more available in this handy twofer. … see Full Review

Pilgrim’s Progress Pioneers of American Classical Music Leonard BERNSTEIN (1918-1990) ‘Candide Overture’, Florida Philharmonic/James Judd (from 8.559099); Ferde GROFÉ (1892-1972) ‘Hollywood Suite: Production Number,’ Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/William Stromberg (from 8.559017) Leroy ANDERSON (1908-1975) ‘The Syncopated clock’, Richard Hayman and his orchestra (from 8.559125) Aaron COPLAND (1900-1990) ‘Danza de Jalisco’, Nashville Chamber Orchestra/Paul Gambill (from 8.559125); Amy BEACH (1867-1944) Piano Concerto: Scherzo, Alan Feinberg, Nashville S.O./ Kenneth Schermerhorn.(from 8.559139); Leo ORNSTEIN (1892-2002) ‘A morning in the woods’, Janice Weber, piano (from 8.559067); Charles CADMAN (1881-1946) ‘The Legend of the Canyon’, Peter Zazofsky, violin and Paul Posnak, piano (from 8.559067); Samuel BARBER (1910-81) Violin Concerto 3rd movement, James Buswell, violin and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Marin Alsop (from 8.559044) John Philip SOUSA (1854-1932) ‘Semper Fidelis’, Royal Artillery Band/Keith Brion (from 8.559092); Michael TORKE (b.1961) ‘Rapture: Mallets’ , Colin Currie, Royal Scottish National Symphony Orchestra/Marin Alsop (as above); Ned ROREM (b.1923) Bright Music: Fandango, The Fibonacci Sequence (from 8.559128); Jerome MOROSS (1913-1983) ‘Willie the Weeper’: ‘Sexy Willie’, Hotsprings Festival Chamber Orchestra and choir/Richard Rosenburg (from 8.559086); George GERSHWIN (1898-1937) ‘Cuban Overture’, New Zealand S.O. /James Judd (from 8.559107) NAXOS 8.559200 [64.58] [GH]

A compilation from Naxos’s ever-burgeoning catalogue of American music of the 19th and 20th Centuries. An idea that works well. … See Full Review

Plum Pudding Trad. Arr. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Wassail Song John CLARE: December* Tomás Luis da VICTORIA: O Magnum Mysterium William BYRD: This day Christ was born From The Wakefield Plays: God’s Speech * Kenneth LEIGHTON: Lullay, Lulla Rhian SAMUEL: Jolly wat the shepherd Anon.: I sing of a Maiden* Max REGER (arr. Broadbent): Virgin Mary’s Slumber-Song (Mariä Wiegenlied) Peter CORNELIUS (arr. Atkins): The Three Kings T.S. ELIOT: The Journey of the Magi* Samuel BARBER: Twelfth Night Laurie LEE: Christmas in Seville (excerpt)* Francisco GUERRERO: Virgen Sancta Trad Spanish, arr. Andrew CARTER: Esta Noche Dylan THOMAS: Memories of Christmas* Trad. arr. WALFORD DAVIES: The Holly and the Ivy E. V. LUCAS: Christmas Decorations* Trad Welsh arr. Broadbent: Deck the Hall John Julius NORWICH: The Twelve Days of Christmas* Trad. arr. Andrew CARTER: The Twelve Days of Christmas Cpt. R. J. ARMES: Christmas Truce (A Letter)* Leonard CLARK: Singing in the Streets* Franz GRÜBER arr. Broadbent: Silent Night Dame Felicity Lott (soprano) *Gabriel Woolf (narrator) Emily Woolf, Clair Porter, Helen Semple (sopranos) Andy Mackinder (baritone) Joyful Company of Singers/Peter Broadbent
Rec. 30 Nov 2002, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex DDD ASV WHITE LINE CD WHL 2150 [77’44"] [JQ]

I predict that this CD will give a great deal of Christmas pleasure and I warmly recommend it. … see Full Review

Violin Music from Poland Witold LUTOSŁAWSKI (1913-1994) Partita (1984) Grazyna BACEWICZ (1909-1969) Sonata No 2 for solo violin (1958) Witold SZALONEK (b 1927) Chaconne-Fantasie (1997) Karol SZYMANOWSKI (1882-1936) Sonata in D minor Veronica Kadlubkiewicz (violin) Elizabeth Wright (piano) Recorded Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College, MA (1999?) GASPARO GSCD 338 [66.20] [JW]

This is a fine disc that draws together some threads in Polish violin composition. Each is a significant work in its own right … see Full Review

Gaston Poulet and Jane Evrard Isaac ALBENIZ (1860-1909) Iberia (1906-08) Enrique GRANADOS (1867-1916) Goyescas; Intermezzo (1911) Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Aborada del gracioso from Miroirs (1905) Orchestre du Festival de Besançon/Gaston Poulet. Private recordings 1948 Jean-Baptiste LULLY (1632-1687) Overture [unid]
Danseries François COUPERIN (1668-1773) Troisème Leçon de Ténèbres (publ 1713-17)
Hugues Cuénod and Pail Derenne (tenors) Marcelle de Lacourt (haprsichord) Marthe Bracquemont (organ) Chorale Yvonne Gouverné Nicolas DALAYRAC (1753-1809)
Quatuor No 3 d MAJOR Op 7 No 3 Albert ROUSSEL (1869-1937) Sinfonietta
Orchestre fémenin de Paris/Jane Evrard commercial and private recordings 1938-56 MALIBRAN CDRG 182 [78.58] [JW]

Sheds fascinating light on a previously under explored area of French musical life … see Full Review

Vása Příhoda. The Violin Volume 10 Antonin DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Violin Concerto (1880 rev. 1882) Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Sonata No.3 BWV 1005 – Adagio and Fugue Giuseppe TARTINI (1692-1770) Sonata in G minor Devil’s Trill Nicolo PAGANINI (1782-1840) Variations on the theme Nel cor più non mi sento (from La Molinara by Paisiello arr Příhoda) Antonio BAZZINI (1818-1897) La Ronde des Lutins Op.25 (1852) Vása Příhoda (violin) with Otto A Gräf (piano) Orchestra of the State Opera Berlin conducted by Paul van Kempen (Dvořák) Recorded 1935-43 SYMPOSIUM 1266 [75.59] [JW]

I urge all Dvořákians who have yet to hear it to acquaint themselves with Příhoda’s Concerto recording; it’s special, very special. … see Full Review

Váša Příhoda (violin). The Complete Cetra Recordings 1956-57 Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Violin Concerto No. 3 K216 Violin Concerto No. 4 K218 Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI/Ennio Gerelli Tomaso VITALI (1663-1745) Chaconne transcribed Ottorino RESPIGHI Orchestra d’Archi e Organo di Torino della RAI/Armando Gramegna Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Double Violin Concerto BWV 1043 realized Charles-René BOUVET Franco Novello (violin) Orchestra d’Archi e Organo di Torino della RAI/Ennio Gerelli Giuseppe TARTINI (1692-1770) Devil’s Trill Sonata realized Henri VIEUXTEMPS Trio d’Archi Giovanni Battista VIOTTI (1755-1824) Sinfonia Concertante for two violins and strings in F major Franco Novello (violin) Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI/Ennio Gerelli Nicolò PAGANINI (1782-1840) Introduction and Variations on "Nel cor più non mi sento" from Paisiello’s La Molinara elaborated by Příhoda Sonatina for solo violin Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Slavonic Dance in A flat major Op.72 No.8 Pablo SARASATE (1844-1908) Jota Navarra Jenö HUBAY (1858-1937) Zephyr Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Rosenkavalier Waltzes elaborated by Příhoda Váša PRÍHODA (1900-1960) Slawische Melodie Sérénade Váša Příhoda (violin) Itzko Orlovetsky (piano)
Recorded 1956-57 WARNER FONIT 50466-3248-2-5 [3 CDs: 160.12] [JW]

Whistling harmonics, digital cleanliness, electric trill, sentiments and slides. Příhoda admirers should snap up this set without any delay. … see Full Review

William Primrose – the 1947 RCA Recordings Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Air from Suite No.3 Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809) Divertimento arr. Piatigorsky Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Notturno in D Op.42 Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) May Breezes Op.62 No.1 Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Andante Cantabile Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) The Swan Fritz KREISLER (1875-1962) Schön Rosmarin Liebesleid Boris MYRONOFF Caprice Darius MILHAUD (1892-1974) Lema arr Levy Ipanema arr Levy VALE Ao pé da Foguera arr Heifetz Julian AGUIRRE (1869-1924) Huella arr. Heifetz Efrem ZIMBALIST (1889-1985) Sarasateana William Primrose (viola) David Stimer (piano) Recorded 17 December 1947 BIDDULPH 80147-2 [72.25] [JW]

The transfers are vital and lifelike; Primrose’s tone emerges naturally and without hindrance. A splendid salute … see Full Review

Raphael: Music of his Time Josquin DESPREZ (1446-1506) In Pace
El grillo Johannes GHISELIN (fl.early 16th century) La Spagna Johannes de STOKEM (c.1445-after 1501) Je suis d’Allemagne – je suis trop jeunette Guglielmo Ebreo da PESARO (c1425-after 1480) * Falla con misuras Alexander AGRICOLA (1446-1506) Gaudeamus omnes Domenico da PIACENZA Ballo ‘La Giloxia Antonio ALAMANNI (No date) Carro della morte Marchetto CARA (c.1470 -?1525) Non e tempo ANONYMOUS
/ Giovanni AMBROSIO * In questo ballo - Petits riens ANONYMOUS Ave maris stella Ave regina coelorum – O decus innocentie Pavana ‘Le forze d’Hercole’ – Saltarello ‘Giorgio’ La pastorella L’altr’ hier de la mia villa In questo ballo Paduana – Galliarda Chiara Fontana – Laude e grazia – J’ay pris amours * Guglielmo Ebreo da Pesaro and Giovanni Ambrosio are believed to be one and the same, though both names are found and are represented here, Ensemble Unicorn – Singers and Instrumentalists: Agnes Boll (soprano); Pascal Bertin (counter-tenor); Bernd Lambauer (tenor); Colin Manson (baritone); Peter Rabanser (voice, tambourine); Marco Ambrosini (fiddle, keyed fiddle); Thomas Wimmer (fiddle, lute); Pierre Pitzl (renaissance guitar); Riccardo Delfino (renaissance harp, hurdy-gurdy); Katharina Dustmann (tambourine, frame drum); Wolfgang Reithofer (percussion); Michael Posch (director and recorder) Rec. 5th-8th February 2002, Palais Gentz NAXOS Art and Music 8.558119 [64.18] [BK]

As someone who knows little about painting, I found the historic and musical contexts to Raphael’s work helpful to my appreciation of him … see Full Review

Rarities of Piano Music at Schloss vor Husum 2002 Nikolai MEDTNER (1879-1951) Fairy Tales Op. 20 No.1 Fairy Tales Op. 20 No.2 Steven Osborne (piano) Sonata-Ballade in F sharp major Op. 27 Konstantin Lifschitz (piano) Mikolajus CIURLIONIS (1875-1911) Three Preludes Op. 20 Jean Dubé (piano) William BAINES (1899-1922) The Lone Wreck Goodnight to Flamboro’ Nicholas Walker (piano) Karol SZYMANOWSKI (1882-1937) Mazurka Op. 62 No.2 Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Prelude in A minor Max REGER (1873-1916) Marsch der Stiftsdamen Kolja Lessing (piano) Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891-1953) From Ten Pieces Op. 12, Nos 1, 2 and 5
Enrico Pace (piano) Heitor VILLA-LOBOS (1887-1959) O Polichinello (Punch)
Alexander SCRIABIN (1872-1915)
Etude in C sharp minor Op. 2 No.1 Marc-André Hamelin (piano) Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Mon Coeur s’ouvre à ta voix – arr Meinders Thomas "Fats" WALLER (1904-1943) Ain’t Misbehavin’ arr Meinders
Frédéric Meinders (piano) Ignaz FRIEDMAN (1882-1948) Five Waltzes (for piano four hands) Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen (pianos) Recorded live in August 2002
DANACORD DACOCD 609 [78.21] [JW]


For those who fancy such a programme there are a number of things to catch the ear. … see Full Review

Renaissance Organ Music Michelangelo ROSSI (1601/02-1656) Toccata VI in G [03:47] Giovanni GABRIELI (1553/56-1612) Canzon francese in E [03:02] Girolamo FRESCOBALDI (1583-1643) Partite 11 sopra l’Aria de Monicha in G [07:37] Tarquinio MERULA (1594/95-1665) Capriccio cromatico in D [03:33] Girolamo FRESCOBALDI Toccata per l’Elevatione in E [03:29] Canzona III in G [03:40] Tomás DE SANTA MARIA (?-1570) 8 Fantasies in the eight church modes* [09:09] Enriquez DE VALDERRABANO (fl mid-16th c.) Fantasia primero grado* [02:27] Antonio DE CABEZON (1510-1566) Diferencias sobre el canto Llano de Cavallero* [02:47] Claudio MERULO (1533-1604) Toccata* [05:27] Vincenzo PELLEGRINI (?-c1631/32) Canzona per organo ‘La Serpentina’* [02:24] Michael PRAETORIUS (1569/73-1621) Hymnus de Beate Trinitate ‘O lux beata Trinitas’* [03:04] Paul HOFHAIMER (1459-1537) Recordare (1. Pars) – Ab hac familia (2. Pars)* [02:36] Johannes KOTTER (c1485-1541) Salve Regina* [09:38] Christian ERBACH (1568/73-1635) Ricercar 2. toni* [10:28] Herbert Tachezi, organ Recorded 1968, 1980, 1981 in the Stiftskirche, Ossiach and the Hofkirche, Innsbruck*, Austria ADD WARNER APEX 2564-60446-2 [76:44] [JvV]

An nice programme of keyboard music from around 1600, played on historical organs, which are not always appropriate for the repertoire, though … see Full Review

Édouard Risler (1873-1929): The Complete Recordings
Jean-Philippe RAMEAU (1683-1764)
Pièces de clavecin; Le Rappel des oiseaux and Le Tambourin Louis-Claude DAQUIN (1694-1772) Pièces de clavecin; Le Coucou François COUPERIN (1668-1733) Le Tic-toc-choc ou les maillotins Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Sonata No.18 in E flat Op.31/3 – scherzo Sonata No.12 in A flat minor Op.26 – finale Piano Concerto No.4 in G Op.58 – Andante con molto arr for solo piano (by Risler?) Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) Scherzo in E minor Op.16 No.2 Fryderyk CHOPIN (1810-1849) Waltz in C sharp minor Op.64 No.2 Nocturne in F sharp major Op.15 No.2 Mazurka in A minor Op.17 No.4 Etude in G flat major Op.10 No.5 Black Keys Carl Maria WEBER (1786-1826) Aufforderung zum Tanz Op.65 Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Rhapsodie hongroise No.11 in A minor Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Valse nonchelante Op.110 Emmanuel CHABRIER (1841-1894) Dix pieces pittoresques No.6 – Idylle Enrique GRANADOS (1867-1916) Danzas Españolas Op.37 No.10 in G Benjamin GODARD (1849-1895) Deuxième Mazurka Op.54 Édouard Risler (piano) Paris, recorded? 1917 SYMPOSIUM 1297 [59.04] [JW]

Risler is heard here in all his rhythmic vivacity, élan and drive … see Full Review

Leo SIROTA - a Chopin Recital: 1952-1963 Fryderyk CHOPIN (1809-1847) Nocturne in B Op.62/1 Scherzo in B minor Op.20 Ballade in F minor Op.52 Valse in F minor Op.70/2 Fantasie Impromptu Op.66 Funeral March Op.72/2 Etudes Op.10/9 and 10 Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise Mazurka in A minor Op.posth Nocturne in C sharp minor Op.posth Fantasie in F minor Op.49 Leo Sirota (piano) Recorded live 1952-1963 ARBITER 137 [76.47] [JW]

Undeniably rich vein of nobility and ardour running through Sirota’s playing. … see Full Review

Albert Spalding. The Great Violinists Volume XIII Giuseppe TARTINI (1692-1770) Sonata in G minor Devil’s Trill Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Sonata in E flat No 28 K380 (1781) Sinfonia Concertante in E flat K364 (1779) Louis SPOHR (1784-1859) Violin Concerto No 8 in A minor Op 47 Gesangsszene (1816) Albert Spalding (violin) with André Benoist (piano) in the Tartini and Mozart Sonatas New Friends of Music Orchestra/Fritz Stiedry (Sinfonia Concertante) Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy (Spohr) Recorded 1936-38 SYMPOSIUM SYMPCD1291 [79.02] [JW]

A portrait of a serious and generous musician "in the round" … an admirable tribute to a distinguished musician. … see Full Review


Frederick Stock and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Richard WAGNER (1813-1883)
Meistersinger of Nürnberg; Overture Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Hungarian Dances Nos Book IV 17-21 F sharp minor (orch Dvořák) D (orch Dvořák) B minor (orch Dvořák) E minor (orch Dvořák) E minor (orch Dvořák) Josef SUK (1874-1935) A Fairy Tale Op. 16 No. 2 – The game of the swans and the peacocks Alexander GLAZUNOV (1865-1936) Les Ruses d’amour Op. 61 – Introduction; Valse Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op. 64 Nicolò PAGANINI (1782-1840) Moto Perpetuo MS72 Op 11 William WALTON (1902-1983) Scapino Comedy Overture Ernö DOHNÁNYI (1877-1960) Suite for Orchestra Op. 19 Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Also sprach Zarathustra Op. 30 Frederick STOCK (1872-1942) Symphonic Waltz Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Frederick Stock Recorded 1925-41 BIDDULPH WHL 021-22 [2 CDs: 158.38] [JW]

Stock was an astute orchestral builder and a talented musician, flexible and versatile … one can but admire the nobility and grandeur … see Full Review

Leopold Stokowski. The Complete 1925 Electrical Recordings Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Danse Macabre Alexander BORODIN (1833-1887) Polovtzi Dance Mikhail IPPOLITOV-IVANOV (1859-1935) In the Village Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Marche Slave Symphony No. 6 Pathetique – Andante Theme from the First Movement Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Symphony No. 9 in E minor From the New World Philadelphia Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski Recorded 1925
BIDDULPH BID 83072 [70.21] [JW]

A rather fascinating slice of Stokowski’s musical life, preserved in excellent sound. I’m glad I’ve heard these early electrics. … see Full Review

 

Maggie Teyte (1888-1976): A Vocal Portrait NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110757-58 [2 CDs 77:48, 75:39] [ADD]

This is an essential purchase for all lovers of French song. … see Full Review

A Trombone Odyssey Frank MARTIN (1890-1974) Ballade for trombone and orchestra (1940) [7’54] Kazimierz SEROCKI (1922-1981) Concerto for trombone and orchestra (1952) [21’24] Ernest BLOCH (1880-1959) Symphony for trombone and orchestra (1954) [17’00] Jan SANDSTRÖM (b.1954) ‘Motorbike’ Concerto for trombone and orchestra (1989) [25’37] Christian Lindberg (trombone) Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Leif Segerstam Rec. Berwald Hall, Stockholm, Sweden, Jan. 15-16, 1990 (Sandström) Oct. 21-22 1991 (rest) BIS CD 538 [73’44] [TH]

A well planned and beautifully executed disc, and not just for trombone buffs! … see Full Review

Léonard de Vinci – l’Harmonie du monde anon Mit ganzem [02:35] Guillaume FAUGUES (15th c.) Basse danse [03:26] Francisco VAROTER (c1460-c1502) Voi che passate (frottola) [02:51] anon Quand la douce jouvencelle [02:49] anon Amor che t’o fatto [03:09] Ioan Ambrosio DALZA (f. 1502) Pavana alla veneziana, altarello, piva [03:41] Poi che volse [01:39] Bartolomeo TROMBONCINO (c1480-c1548) Non val aqua (frottola) [05:52] Marchetto CARA (end 15th c. – after 1525) Cangia spera (instr) [01:33] Cangia spera (frottola) [02:45] anon Patienza [01:53] Ansano SENESE (15th c.) Noi siamo galeotti (frottola) [01:55] Bartolomeo TROMBONCINO Se é debile il filo (frottola) [03:07] Pierre ATTAIGNANT (c1494-c1550) Prélude [01:41] anon
Deh quanto è dolze [02:10] Gerle PHALESE (16th c.) Prélude [00:51] anon
Se congies prends* [05:51] Se congies prends (instr) [01:33] Se suis trop jeunette* [02:23] Raulin DE VAUX (16th c.) Je suis trop jeunette (instr) [01:20] Jean RICHAFORT (c1480-c1548) De mon triste déplaisir* Doulce mémoire: Anne Quentin* (soprano), Anne Azéma (mezzo-soprano), Denis Raison-Dadre, Francis Mercet, Jérémie Papasergio, Elsa Frank (flutes, shawm), Frédéric Martin (lira da braccio), Sylvia Abramowicz, Lucas Guimarães Peres, Martin Bauer (viola da gamba), Pascale Boquet (viola da mano, renaissance guitar), Angélique Mauillon (gothic harp), Bruno Caillat (percussion) Recorded in January 2003 at Château de Chambord, France DDD NAIVE E8883 [60:19] [JvV]

A picture of the musical environment of painter and musician Leonardo da Vinci – recommended, especially for the gorgeous lira da braccio … see Full Review


Westwood Wind Quintet Carl NIELSEN (1865-1931) Wind Quintet Op 43 (1922) Paul HINDEMITH (1895-1963) Kleine Kammermusik für fünf Bläser Op 24 No 2 (1922) Ervín SCHULHOFF (1894-1942) Divertissement for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon (1926) Westwood Wind Quintet Recorded 1966 (Schulhoff) and 1968 (Nielsen and Hindemith) CRYSTAL RECORDS CD601 [51.28] [JW]

Two strong performances here and the sound quality has scrubbed up very nicely indeed. … see Full Review

When He Is King – Music for Christmas Trad. arr. Philip LEDGER Sussex Carol Elizabeth POSTON Jesus Christ the Apple Tree Henry WALFORD DAVIES O little town of Bethlehem Peter WARLOCK Benedicamus Domino Harold DARKE In the bleak mid-winter Trad. arr. Philip MARSHALL I saw three ships Benjamin BRITTEN A New Year Carol John TAVENER The Lamb Francis POULENC Quem vidistis pastores W J KIRKPATRICK arr. David WILLCOCKS Away in a Manger Trad. French arr. Stephen JACKSON Noël Nouvelet Robert PARSONS Ave Maria Franz Grüber arr. Simon MORLEY Silent Night Felix MENDELSSOHN When Jesus our Lord Francis POULENC O magnum mysterium H J GAUNTLET and A J MANN arr. David WILLCOCKS Once in Royal David’s City Peter WARLOCK Bethlehem Down Herbert HOWELLS Here is the little door Czech arr. Andrew NETHSINGHA John GARDNER Tomorrow shall be my dancing day Truro Cathedral Choir/Robert Snape Christopher Gray (organ) Recorded in Truro Cathedral, March 2003 LAMMAS RECORDS LAMM 158D [68:04] [CT]

A well-balanced exploration of traditional Christmas fare alongside original gems by Warlock, Howells and Britten.… see Full Review

A Salute to Sir Henry Wood (1869-1944) Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Rosamunde; Entr’acte and Ballet Music Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Sinfonia Concertante in E flat K364 Il Pastore K208 – L’amero, saro costante Exsultate, Jubilate K165 – Alleluia Arnold BAX (1883-1953) Cello Concerto - excerpts Symphony No.3 – brief rehearsal extract Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G major BWV 1048 – brief rehearsal extract Jean Pougnet (violin) and Bernard Shore (viola) in the Sinfonia Concertante Elizabeth Schumann (soprano) in L’amero, saro costante and Exsultate, Jubilate K165 – Alleluia, with Marie Wilson (violin) Beatrice Harrison (cello) in the Bax BBC Symphony Orchestra/Henry Wood Rec. Prom Concert 8 September 1936 except the Bax 1 February 1938 and the rehearsal extracts 21 June 1942 SYMPOSIUM 1150 [79.15] [JW]

A perspective on the standard of London music making between 1936 and 1942 under Wood, and his sympathetically lively musicianship. … see Full Review

BOOK REVIEWS

Suzanne Rhodes DRAYER A Singer’s Guide to the Songs of JOAQUÍN RODRIGO Scarecrow Press Inc., 266 pages, ISBN 0-8108-4408-7

A useful little book intended to introduce Rodrigo’s songs to potential performers. … see Full Review

Luca Marenzio The Career of a Musician between the Renaissance and the Counter-Reformation by Marco Bizzarini Translated by James Chater Published September 2003 Ashgate; ISBN 0 7546 0516 7; 370 pages, 10 b/w illustrations, 40 musical examples £49.50 MusicWeb price £42.50

This is a book containing much important information about a significant 16th century composer and it sheds fascinating light on the mechanisms by which a Roman composer in the period might construct a career in music. It is unfortunate that the book’s structure and editing mean that it could be rather off-putting for the casual reader. … see Full Review

OPERETTA by Richard TRAUBNER (1897-1951) 2nd edition, Routledge, (Taylor & Francis Bks Ltd) 2003 ISBN 0-415-96641-8. pp.498. £20

One of the best reference books of the Musical Theatre is Richard Traubner's book, ‘Operetta’. Originally published in 1983 it is now reprinted in a second edition. … see Full Review

THE PENGUIN GUIDE TO COMPACT DISCS & DVDs 2003/4 Edition: The Key Classical recordings on CD, DVD & SACD 2004 Edition Edited by Ivan March
Reviews by: Ivan March; Edward Greenfield; Robert Layton Assistant Editor: Paul Czajkowski Paperback 1566 pp. ISBN 0141013842 £24.99 [RB]

The most wide-ranging and satisfying classical review print source on the market. ... see Full Review

Rudolf Serkin: A Life By Stephen Lehmann Humanities Bibliographer, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, University of Pennsylvania, USA; and Marion Faber, Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, USA.Published by Oxford University Press, USA, 27 February 2003 ISBN: 0-19-513046-4 £20 [US$35.00] Hardcover 234mm x 156mm [6-1/8" x 9-1/4"]360 pp.; 53 illustrations. Discography by Paul Farber. [PSh]

An interesting story about a very interesting man, interesting even if he isn’t your favourite pianist. … see Full Review

 

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