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Isaac ALBÉNIZ (1860-1909) Henry Clifford - opera in three acts (1893-95)
Aquiles Machado (Henry Clifford); Alessandra Marc (Lady Clifford); Carlos Álvarez (Sir John Saint John); Jane Henschel (Lady Saint John); Ana Maria Martínez (Annie Saint John); Christian Immler (Colin); Ángel Rodríguez (Messenger). Escolanía de la Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos Madrid Symphony Chorus and Orchestra/José de Eusebio Rec. Madrid, 2003. DDD DECCA 473 937-2 [2CDs: 67: 08+72:29=139:37] [JW]

Colourful and dramatic late Romanticism, powerful strings and the medievalism of the woodwinds. I enjoyed it … see Full Review

William ALWYN (1905-1985) Film Music - volume 2 The Crimson Pirate (1952) - Green Girdle (1941) - Take My Life (1947) - A Night to Remember (1958) - main title - The Card - suite (1952) - Desert Victory - suite (1952) - Svengali - Libera Me (1954) - The Winslow Boy (1948) - In Search of the Castaways (1962) - State Secret - suite (1950) Susan Bullock (sop) (Take My Life; Svengali) - Canzonetta/Jeffrey Wynn Davies (Svengali) - BBCPO/Rumon Gamba - rec Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester, 28-29 June 2001 CHANDOS CHAN 9959 [77.29] [RB]

A palpable hit from Chandos. I hope that they do not let Mr Gamba slip from their grasp. ... see Full Review

Steindór ANDERSEN (b. 1954) Rímur: a collection Atlarímur I-III (Jón Sigurðsson, 1853-1922) Epigrams (Jón S. Bergmann, 1874-1927) Gunnarsrímur (Sigurður Breiðfjörð, 1798-1846) Andrarímur (The Reverend Hannes Bjarnason, 1776-1838) Epigrams (Bjarni Gíslason, 1880-1940) Upptíningur (Herdís Andrésdóttur, 1858-1939) Jómsvíkingarímur I (Breiðfjörð) Lýsing af hesti (Sigurbjörn Jóhannsson frá Fótaskinni, 1839-1903) Bernótusrímur (Magnús Jónsson í Magnússkóm, 1763-1840) Haustið nálgast (Stefán frá Hvitadal, 1887-1933) Númarímur I (Breiðfjörð) Rammislagur (Stephan G. Stephansson, 1853-1927) Göngu-Hrólfsrímur (Hjálmár Jónsson frá Bólu, 1796-1875) Jómsvíkingarímur II (Breiðfjörð) Lágnætti (Þorstein Erlingsson, 1858-1914) Númarímur II (Breiðfjörð) Steindór Andersen, voices Monika, Irish harp Recorded on location in Iceland by Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson. NAXOS WORLD 76031-2 [55.06] [NH]

A vivid insight into an ancient Nordic traditional music, in an album which is an authentic labour of love … see Full Review

Edmond AUDRAN (1840-1901) La Mascotte (1880) operetta Genevieve Moizan (sop) Bettina - Robert Massard (ten) Pippo - Lucien Baroux (ten) Laurent XVII - Denise Cauchard (sop) Fiametta - Bernard Alvi (ten) Fritellini - Choir and orchestra conducted by Robert Benedetti - Rec. Universal (Decca) Studios, Antony, France, 1956 - 2 CDs for the price of one DISCOVERY/ACCORD OPERETTE SERIES 465 877-2 [104:08] [RW]

Strong performance … the singing of Moizan and Massard does not disappoint. Recording clear, with singers closely miked … see Full Review

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685 - 1750) Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-3 Consort of London/Robert Haydon Clark - Recorded: St. John’s Smith Square, London, 1990 CLASSIC COLLECTION 99905 [43.13] [RH]

A satisfactory, modern instrument recording of three of Bach's great concerti … see Full Review

Johann Christian BACH (1735 - 1782) Complete Overtures: Artaserse; Cantata a tre voci; Gli Uccellatori; Alessandro - nell’Indie; La Giulia - Il tutore e la pupilla - Catone in Utica - La Cascina - La calamita de cuori - Gioas, re di Giuda - La clemenza di Scipione - Adriano in Siria; Zanaida - Carattaco - Orione - Symphony in D major Op.18 No.1 - Endimione - Temistocle - Lucia Silla - Amadis des Gaules: Overture and Ballet Music The Hanover Band/Anthony Halstead - Recorded at Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead, England 1994, 1996, 2000 DDD Stereo - 3 CDs with three sets of notes in a multi-CD box CPO 999 963-2 [3CDs: 176.57] [DB]

These are completely engrossing works. Anthony Halstead’s marvellous players have caused me to spend several hours exploring this and related repertoire ....see Full Review

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Organ Works Vol. 14 "Arrangements Part I" Concerto in C (BWV 594) [19:02] Trio in b minor (BWV 790) [01:58] Trio in G (BWV 586) [04:24] Fugue in g minor (BWV 131a) [02:32] Trio in c minor (BWV 585) [05:45] Prelude and fugue in d minor (BWV 539) [07:36] Sonata in G (BWV 1027a/Anh II,46 [12:09] Concerto in C (BWV 595) [04:29] Gerhard Weinberger, organ [Joachim Wagner, 1723] Recorded in May 2002 at the Cathedral of Brandenburg/Havel DDD CPO 999 868-2 [59:02] [JvV]

I hope this is not representative of the entire series because this CD hasn’t satisfied me at all. … see Full Review

Nicolas BACRI (b.1961) Sinfonietta for string orchestra Op. 72 (2001) [14.59] Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Ricercar from the Musical Offering [8.53] Ludwig Van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Grosse Fuge from String Quartet Op. 133 [19.24] Béla BARTÓK (1881-1945) Divertimento (1939) [28.16] Jean SIBELIUS (1865-1957) Impromptu for strings [7.25] Orchestre des Régions Européennes/Konrad von Abel rec. live concert, Prinzregententheater Großer Saal, Munich, 18 Oct 2002, Sergiu Celibidache Festival ECOUTEZ ORCHESTRA DES RÉGIONS EUROPÉENNES MTBZ 221 102 [77.21] [RB]

A strong recommendation for this disc and not simply as a memento of a fine concert but as a permanent listening privilege for the Bacri. ... see Full Review

Leonardo BALADA (b 1933) Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No 2 "New Orleans" (2001) - Concerto for Four Guitars and Orchestra (1976) - Celebració for Orchestra (1992) - Passacaglia for Orchestra (2002) Michael Sanderling (cello) -
Versailles Guitar Quartet - Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and Catalonia National Orchestra/Colman Pearce - Recorded L’Auditori, Barcelona, June 2002 NAXOS 8.557049 [68.08] [JW]


Plenty then to stimulate the mind and the ear. Balada’s proves a strong and imaginative voice … see Full Review

Leonardo BALADA (b.1933) Cello Concerto No.2 New Orleans (2001)a Concerto for Four Guitars and Orchestra (1976)b Celebració (1992) Passacaglia (2002) Michael Sanderling (cello)a; Versailles Guitar Quartetb Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra/Colman Pearce Recorded: L’Auditori, Barcelona, June 2002 NAXOS 8.557049 [68:08] [HC]

Well worth having and will help redressing the balance, if you had been dissatisfied by Balada’s operas … see Full Review

Samuel BARBER (1910-81) Symphony No 1 ((1936) - Essays for Orchestra: No. 1 (1938) and No. 2 (1942) - Night Flight (1964) - Music for a Scene from Shelley (1936) - Knoxville (Summer of 1915) (1948) - Molly McGurk London Symphony Orchestra - West Australian Symphony Orchestra - Conducted by David Measham - A reissue originally from Unicorn-Kanchana; recorded in Sept 1973 in St Giles’ Cripplegate, London REGIS RRC 1139 [78:04] [IL]


Powerful and committed performances of these exciting and atmospheric works. … see Full Review

Sir Arnold BAX (1883-1953) Symphony No. 7 (1938/39) Tintagel (Tone Poem) (1917/19) Royal Scottish National Orchestra/David Lloyd-Jones Rec. 21-22 August 2002, Royal Scottish National Concert Hall, Glasgow NAXOS 8.557145 [56:55] [IL]

An energetic and atmospheric recording of Bax’s predominantly optimistic final symphony coupled with a surging, powerful reading of Tintagel. … see Full Review

Arnold BAX (1883-1953) Violin Sonata No.1 in E minor (1910-1915)
Frederick DELIUS (1863-1934)
Violin Sonata No.2 (1923) Henry Holst (violin) -
Frank Merrick (piano) - Recorded Soho Sound Studios, London January 1965 CONCERT ARTIST/FIDELIO RECORDINGS CACD 9022-2 [45.21]
[JW]

Henry Holst: a master of restless, argumentative rhetoric and bold vigorous playing … see Full Review

Sir Arnold BAX (1883-1953) Overture, Elegy and Rondo (1927) [23:44] Sinfonietta (1932) [22:00] Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra/Barry Wordsworth - Rec. Concert Hall, Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, 8-12 June, 1987 DDD - Originally issued as Marco Polo 8.223102 NAXOS 8.555109 [45:44] [KS]

There is much to be praised about these performances … see Full Review

Ludwig Van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) The Nine Symphonies CD1 Symphony no.1 in C op.21 (1800) - Symphony no.3 in Eb, op.55 Eroica (1805) - CD2 Symphony no.5 in C minor op.67 (1808) - Symphony no.7 in A op.92 (1813) - CD3 Symphony no.2 in D op.36 (1803) - Symphony no.6 in F op.68 Pastoral (1808) - CD4 Overture: Coriolan op.62(1807) - Symphony no.4 in Bb op.60 (1807) - Symphony no.8 in F op.93 (1814) - CD5 Symphony no.9 in D minor op.125 Choral (1824) Jean Glennon, soprano, Dalia Schaeter, contralto, Algirdas Janutas, tenor, Benno Schollum, bass - Kaunas State Choir of Lithuania - Sinfonia Varsovia/Menuhin - Recorded at the Salle Erasme, Palais de Musique, Strasbourg, June 1994 WARNER APEX 2564 60457 2 [5CDs: 77:08+72:06+76:17+66:15+66:26] [GPJ]

Another wonderful tribute to one of the most thoughtful and sensitive musicians of the 20th century … see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) The Pietro Scarpini Edition Piano Concerto No.4 in G Op.66 - Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111 RAI Orchestra, Rome/Wilhelm Furtwängler - Recorded January 1952 (Concerto) and March 1961 (Sonata) ARBITER 131 [62.32] [JW]

Considerable richness of tone, a superior analytic mind. His command of the rhetoric is undeniable … see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770 - 1827) The Creatures of Prometheus: Overture - 1; Allegretto; Finale Coriolan Overture,Op.62 - 2 - Leonore Overture No. 2 - 3 - Egmont Overture Op. 84 - 4 - Symphony No.8 in F – 2nd Movement - 5 - Ruins of Athens Overture, Op.113 - Turkish March - 6 Franz Josef SCHUBERT (1797 - 1828) Marche Militaire in D major Op. 51 No.3- D733 - 7 - Rosamunde Overture D.164 - 8 Concertgebouw Orchestra, conducted by Willem Mengelberg - All recorded in the Concertgebouw Hall, Amsterdam.1/11/42 (1), 1/6/31 (2), 2/6/31 (3), 30/5/30 (4), 2/6/31 (5), 10/6/27 (6), 1/11/42 (7), 17/4/42 (8), and 30/11/38, (9). ADD NAXOS 8.110864 [68’30"] [JP]

Another superb historical issue from Naxos – More please.…see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Sir Lennox BERKELEY (1903-1989) A Lennox Berkeley Centenary Album Horn Trio op. 44 Manoug Parikian, violin, Dennis Brain, horn, Colin Horsley, piano Recorded no.1 studio Abbey Rd., London, 15th and 16th June 1954 Six Preludes op.23 Colin Horsley, piano Recorded No.3 Studio, Abbey Rd., 13th July 1949 Four Poems of St.Teresa of Avila op.27 Pamela Bowden, contralto, Collegium Musicum Londinii/John Minchinton Recorded No.1 Studio Abbey Rd., 17th and 18th March 1958 Three Greek Songs op.38 Five poems by W.H.Auden op.58 Thomas Hemeley, baritone, Ernest Lush, piano Recorded No.3 Studio, Abbey Rd., 15th January 1959 Polka op5 no.1 Cyril Smith & Phyllis Sellick (two pianos three hands) Recorded No.1 Studio, Abbey Rd., 27th and 28th June and 7th July 1967 I Sing of a Maiden Choir of King’s College Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks, Andrew Davis, organ The Lord is My Shepherd op.91 no.1 Thomas Rose, treble, Christopher Hughes, organ, Choir of King’s College Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury Recorded Chapel of King’s College Cambridge, 3rd-5th August 1965 and 16th –19th Dec. 1991 EMI CLASSICS 7243 5 85138 2 0 [73:09] [GPJ]

This is a deeply satisfying disc, and I came from it thinking that Berkeley was an even better composer than I realised … a major contribution to the centenary celebrations of one of our finest composers. … see Full Review

Lennox BERKELEY (1903-1989) Sacred Choral Music Crux Fidelis Op.43 no. (1955); Missa Brevis Op.57 (1960); Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Op.99 (1980); Three Latin Motets (1972); The Lord is my Shepherd Op.91 no.1 (1975); Mass for Five voices Op.64 (1964); Look up, sweet babe Op.43 no.2 (1955); A Festival Anthem Op.21 no.2 (1945); Toccata from Three pieces for organ Op.72 no.1 (1966-8) Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge/Christopher Robinson - Jonathan Vaughan, Organ - Recorded at St. John’s Cambridge, March 2003 NAXOS 8.557277 [75.10] [GH]

A well chosen group of pieces stretching across much of the composer’s lifetime … performances are exemplary. … highly recommendable. … see Full Review

Hector BERLIOZ (1803 - 1869) Herminie (1828) - La Mort de Cléopâtre (1829) - La Mort de Sardanapale (1830) - La Mort d’Orphée (1827) Michele Lagrange (Soprano) - Beatrice Uria-Monzon (mezzo soprano) - Daniel Galvez Vallejo (tenor) – Choeur Regional Nord / Pas de Calais - Orchestre Nationale de Lille, Regional Nord / Pas de Calais, conducted by Jean-Claude Casadesus - Rec. Palais de Musique, Lille on 19th - 21st October 1994 (1 & 2) and 28th – 29th November 1995 NAXOS 8.555810 [60’45"] [JP]


A very good opportunity for fans of Berlioz to get a further fix of repertoire is not generally available … see Full Review

Leonard BERNSTEIN (1918 – 1990) Chichester Psalms (1965) Charles Villiers STANFORD (1852 – 1924) A Song of Freedom Op.113 No.1 (1909) - Benjamin BRITTEN (1913 – 1976) Rejoice in the Lamb Op.30 (1943) - Jubilate Deo in C (1961) - Te Deum in C (1935) Alan RIDOUT (1934 – 1996) Sacred Songs – Third Setd William WALTON (1902 – 1983) Jubilate Deo (1972) Robert Karlsson (treble) - Helen Tunstall (harp) - Cameron Sinclair (percussion)- Wells Cathedral Choir; Rupert Gough (organ) - Malcolm Archer (organ) - Malcolm Archer (director) - Recorded: Wells Cathedral, July 2000 LAMMAS LAMM 125 D [65:56] [HC]

On the whole a worthwhile release for its mix of familiar and not-so-familiar music … see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH Leonard BERNSTEIN (1917-1990) On the Waterfront – Symphonic Suite from the Film,Chichester Psalms, On the Town – Three Dance Episodes Thomas Kelly, treble Elizabeth Franklin-Kitchen, soprano Victoria Nayler, alto Jeremy Budd, tenor, Paul Charrier, bass Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Marin Alsop Recorded at Lighthouse, Poole Centre for the Arts, UK on April 14th-15th 2003 NAXOS 8.559177 [48:36] [GPJ]

Naxos have produced another winner here; wonderful playing and singing, and a recording which is crystal clear and atmospheric … see Full Review

Manuel BLANCAFORT (1897-1987) Complete piano music, volume 1. Peces de juventat (Youthful Pieces) (1915-17) - Cançons de muntanya (Mountain songs) (1916-18) - Notes d'antany (Notes from Years Gone By) (1915-1919) - 12 Cançons (1916-19) Miquel Villalba, piano - Recorded at L'Auditorium, Jafre, Spain, 22nd-23rd November 2002 NAXOS 8.557332 [61.28] [NH]

A superb introduction to a real but neglected talent. More please soon, Naxos! … see Full Review

Alexander BLECHINGER (b. 1956) Schlagzeugkonzert Op. 91 (Percussion Concerto) * Wiener Violinsonate (1989)¹ Wiener Sextett ² Wiener Klavierquartett (1988) ³ Georges Tchernenko, percussion * Kiev Camerata * Paul Polivnick, conductor * Michael Grube, violin ¹ Ergican Saydam, piano¹ Birgit Walk, violin ² Wolfgang Leitner, violin ² Yoko Nishio, clarinet ² Kanako Todo, bassoon ² Hermann Ebner, horn ² Viktor Vörös, double bass ² Jess-Stradivari Quartett ³ Recorded live in the Bösendorfersaal, Vienna, Austria, September 14th 2000 *¹², and in the Brahms Saal, Musikverein, Vienna, September 27th 1988. ANTES EDITION BM CD 31.9172 [72.50] [NH]

Accessible and entertaining contemporary music from Vienna … see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Sir Arthur BLISS (1891-1975) Piano Quartet (1915) [15:38] Sonata for Viola and Piano (1933) [24:25] Oboe Quintet (1927) [22:03] Maggini Quartet: Lawrence Jackson and David Angel, violin; Martin Outram, viola; Michael Kaznowski, cello. Peter Donohoe, piano. (Quartet) Julian Rolton, piano. (Sonata) Nicholas Daniel, oboe. Recorded at Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 18-20 December 2001 DDD NAXOS 8.555931 [62:07] [KS]

Bliss is a composer who strikes the perfect balance between sheer aural pleasure and intellectual challenge … see Full Review

Mewton-Wood plays Twentieth Century Piano Concertos Arthur BLISS (1891-1975) Piano Concerto (1938-39) [37.36] Igor STRAVINSKY (1882-1971) Concerto for piano and wind instruments (1924) [20.06] Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings Op. 35 (1933) [21.08] Noel Mewton-Wood (piano) Harry Sevenstern (trumpet) (Shostakovich) Utrecht Symphony Orchestra (Bliss); Residentie Orchestra, The Hague (Stravinsky); Concert Hall Symphony Orchestra Walter Goehr (conductor) rec. 1952 (Bliss, Stravinsky); 1953 (Shostakovich). mono. ADD Transferred by Bryan Crimp from LPs drawn from the collection of Robert Milnes Financial assistance from the Bliss Trust Originally issued as Concert Hall LPs: CHS1167 (Bliss); CHS1160 (Stravinsky); CHSH4 (Shostakovich) BRITISH MUSIC SOCIETY HISTORIC BMS101CDH [79.00] [RB]

Mewton-Wood at the peak of his very considerable powers in no fewer than three concertos … warmly recommended... see Full Review

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Symphony no. 3 in F major, op. 90, Symphony no. 4 in E minor, op. 98 Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie/Edouard Lindenberg - Recorded in 1969, location not given WARNER APEX 0927 49880 2 [73:21] [CH]

 Perhaps not the greatest of performances, but they leave a warm feeling after them. … see Full Review

Tomas BRETON (1850 - 1925) La Verbena de la Paloma Susana – Maria Bayo Julian – Placido Domingo Sena Rita - Raquel Pierotti Casta – Silvia Tro Don Hilarion – Rafael Castejon Don Sebastian – Jesus Castejon Tia Antonia – Ana Maria Amengual Cantaora – Milagros Martin Sereno – Enrique Baquerizo Guardia 1 – Juan Jesus Rodriguez Guardia 2 – Alberto Rios Tabernero – Alfonso Echeverria Mozo 1 – Ramon de Andres Mozo 2 – Marin Grijalba Portero - Juan Jesus Rodriguez Portera – Maria Luisa Maesso Vecino – Maria Carmen Campos Ros Vecino – Alfredo Garcia Huerga Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid Orquesta Sinfonic de Madrid/Antoni Ros Marba Recorded April 1994, Autidorio de la ONCE, Madrid NAÏVE V4895 [45.32] [RH]

A reissue of Breton’s famous zarzuela, recommendable both to lovers of the genre and to those new to it. … see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH Frank BRIDGE (1879-1941) String Quartet No. 1 (1906) [29.01] - String Quartet No. 3 (1926) [30.35] Maggini Quartet - rec. Potton Hall, Suffolk, England, 18-20 June 2002 NAXOS 8.557133 [59.35] [RB]

This goes right to the top of the recommendations for its scorching ripeness and sentiment. Roll on the second Bridge disc from the Magginis. ... see Full Review

English Piano Trios Frank BRIDGE (1879-1941) Phantasie in C minor (1907) James FRISKIN (1886-1967) Phantasie in E minor (world premiere recording) (1909) John IRELAND (1879-1962) Phantasie in A minor (1906) E. J. MOERAN (1894-1950) Piano Trio in D major (1923-25) Cantamen: (Caroline Balding, violin; Jo Cole, cello; Timothy Lissimore, piano) Recorded at Tonbridge School concert hall, 22nd-24th March 1996. BRITISH MUSIC SOCIETY BMS418CD [65.37] [NH]

One of Moeran's best small scale works is admirably supplemented by a real rarity and two likeable works by composers who would reach greater heights later in life … see Full Review

Anton BRUCKNER (1824-1896) Symphony No. 7 in E (1883) Vienna Philharonic Orchestra/Eugen Jochum - Rec. May 10th-11th, 1939 ADD HÄNSSLER CLASSIC MASTERPIECE CD94.043 [63’47] [CC]

An interesting document, then, but definitely not a first choice. … see Full Review

Gavin BRYARS (b. 1943) BIPED 1. Part I - 7:34 - 2. Part II - 12:57 - 3. Part III - 9:18 - 4. Part IV - 8:31 - 5. Part V - 5:16 - 6. Part VI - 2:20 - Gavin Bryars, electric keyboard, double bass, director James Woodrow, electric guitar - Sophie Harris, cello - Takehisa Kosugi, violin, hand-held percussion - Rec: No date given, Angel Studio, Islington, London GB RECORDS BCGBCD02 [45.59] [KM]

A dark, foreboding disc that will not be everyone's cup of tea ... see Full Review


Cecil BURLEIGH
(1885-1980) Music for Violin and Piano Impromptu (1911) - Nature’s Voices (1922): Winding Streams; Giant Hills; O’er the Meadow; Reapers Five Indian Sketches: Legend; Over Laughing Waters; To the Warriors; From a Wigwam; Sun Dance - Plantation Sketches (1916): In Cotton Fields ; Pickaninnies; A Log Cabin; Uncle Rastus; Mammy’s Lullaby; Minstrel - Characteristic Pieces (1910): Idyle; The Lament of a Rose; Indian Snake-Dance; Spanish Serenade; Lullaby; Bolero - Six Fancies (1917): Early Morning; Fairy Sailing; Dew; Coloring; Woodbine; Yule-Tide - Four Concert Pieces (1920): By the Wayside; Fairies Dancing; Tints; Spray - Boyhood Recollections (1925): Hushed Woods; Pirating; Sweet Romance; In Haunted Shadows; Jim - Spanish Dance (1909) - Cradle Song (1909) Zina Schiff, violin, Mary Barranger, piano, Cherina Carmel, piano (tracks 1 and 39) - Recorded at the Warren Studios, University of California, March 19-20th, 1998 NAXOS AMERICAN CLASSICS 8.559061 [69:26] [GPJ]

Thirty-nine tiny, albeit attractive, encores … the effect is rather like eating dozens of canapés in place of a real meal… adjust the volume to a comfortable level and sit back and enjoy the artistry. … see Full Review

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