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PHILIPPE MAGNAN – oboe and cor anglais recital - Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Rondo alla Turca - Frederic CHOPIN (1810-1849) Valse-Minuet - Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Vocalise - Raymond GUIOT (b.1930) Afternoon Blues - Billie HOLLIDAY (1915-1959) Don’t explain - Eugène BOZZA (1905-1991) Lied for cor anglais and piano - Conte pastoral for oboe and piano - Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Le petit berger - Rêverie - Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911) Frühlingsmorgen - C-T. LALLIET (1837-1892) Fantaisie originale for cor anglais and piano - Raymond GUIOT Charlevoix-Atmosphère for oboe and piano - Le Virtuose-Hockeyeur for oboe and piano - Erik SATIE (1866-1925) 3 Gymnopédies - Johan Vaclav KALLIWODA (1801-1886) Morceau de salon - Nikolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV(1844-1908) Le vol du bourdon Philippe Magnan, oboe and cor anglais, Claude Soucy, piano - Recording venue and date not given DISQUES PELLÉAS PELLÉAS CD0112 [68:25] [GPJ]

Style and imagination … plentiful evidence of flawless technique as well as scarily perfect intonation! … see Full Review

Willem Mengelberg. Archives inédites II - Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony No. 1 in C Op. 21 (1800) - Symphony No. 3 in E flat Op. 55 Eroica (1800) – minus First Movement - Egmont Overture Op. 84 (1810) - Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Bella mia fiamma… Resta o cara Concert aria K528 (1787) - Max TRAPP (1887-1971) Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1931) - Alexander VOORMOLEN (1895-1980) Concerto for two oboes and orchestra - Carl Maria von WEBER (1786-1826) Euryanthe; Overture (1823) - Interview with Mengelberg in Munich 1938 - Chapel Carillon, recorded August 2000 - Walter Gieseking (piano) - Jaap and Hakon Stotyjn (oboes) with Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Egmont – Salzburg 1943 and Weber – Salzburg August 1942), Concertgebouw Orchestra (Beethoven Symphony No. 1 – October 1940, Symphony No. 3 – April 1940, Mozart – March 1942, Trapp – October 1935, Voormolen – February 1944) Willem Mengelberg TAHRA TAH 401/402 [2 CDs 130.17] [JW]

I was greatly taken by performances, works and the unusual presentation of the set and give it a firm and enthusiastic recommendation. … see Full Review

Benno Moiseiwitsch plays Chopin Volume Two - Fryderyk CHOPIN (1810-1849) Scherzo No 1 in B minor Op 20 - Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor Op 31 - Scherzo No 3 in C sharp minor Op 39 - Scherzo No 4 in E Op 54 - Barcarolle in F sharp minor Op 60 - Etudes Op 10 Nos 4, 10 and 11 - Etude Op 25 No 3 - Ballade No 3 in A flat Op 47 - Impromptu No 1 in A flat Op 29 - Polonaise No 9 in B flat Op 71 No 2 - Waltz No 14 in E minor Op posth. - Nocturne No 19 in E minor Op 72 No 1 - Fantasie-Impromptu in C sharp minor Op 66 Benno Moiseiwitsch (piano) - Recorded 1929-1952 APR 5576 [78.17] [JW]

Grace, esprit and drive … see Full Review

Erica Morini in Concert - 19th Century Concertos - Louis SPOHR (1784-1859) Violin Concerto No. 9 in D minor (1820) - Max BRUCH (1838-1920) Violin Concerto in G minor Op. 26 (1868) - Henryk WIENIAWSKI (1835-1880) Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor Op. 22 (1862) - Erica Morini (violin) Musica Aeterna Orchestra/Frederic Waldman - Recorded live 1963-68 ARBITER 106 [74.27] [JW]

A tempting prospect … a very individual talent … see Full Review

Naxos Musical Journey Compilation: Russian Fireworks - Mikhail IPPOLITOV-IVANOV (1859-1935) Procession of the Sardar * - Anatoly LYADOV (1855-1914) Eight Russian Folk-Songs: ** Religious Chant; Christmas Carol; Plaintive Song; Humorous Song; Legend of the Birds; Cradle Song; Round Dance, Village-Dance Song. Dmitry - Baba-Yaga ((1904) *** The Enchanted Lake (1909) *** Kikimora (1910) *** Dmitry KABALEVSKY (1904-1987) Comedian’s Galop (1940) ** Modest MUSSORGSKY (1839-1881) Gopak (from The Fair at Sorochintsy – (1874-80 unfinished) ** Dance of the Persian Slaves (from Khovanshchina – (1873 5th Act unfinished) ** Anton RUBINSTEIN (1829-1894) Dance of the Bayadères and Bridal Procession from Feramors **** Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Ricahrd Hayman *; Kenneth Jean ** ; Stephen Gunzenhauser *** and Michael Halász - With views of St Petersburg, Odessa, Yalta, Ukraine, Crimea and Uzbekistan - Aspect Ratio:1.33:1 - Remastered in Dolby Digital and DTS Surround NAXOS DVD DVDI 1027 [54 mins] [IL]

A feast for the eye… performances, although not top drawer, are at the least acceptable enough, and often quite spirited … see Full Review

The Legendary Violinist - David NADIEN - Romantic and Virtuoso music from the Golden Age of the Violin - Edward ELGAR (1857-1934) Salut d’amour - Niccolò PAGANINI (1782-1940) Moto Perpetuo - Jules MASSENET (1842-1912) Meditation from Thais - Pablo de SARASATE (1844-1908) Caprice Basque - Zapateado - Habañera - Introduction and Tarantella - Franz DRDLA (1869-1944) Souvenir - Fritz KREISLER (1875-1962) Caprice Viennois - Praeludium and Allegro - Joachim RAFF (1822-1882) Cavatina - Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Ave Maria - Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) On wings of song - Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) The Girl with the Flaxen Hair - William KROLL (1901-1980) Banjo and Fiddle - Anton RUBINSTEIN (1829-1894) Melody in F - Henry VIEUXTEMPS (1820-1881) Regrets - Gabriel FAURÉ (1845-1924) Berceuse David Nadien (violin) - Boris Barere (piano) - No Recording details [from Kapp LPs] CEMBAL D’AMOUR CD111 [74.11] [JW]

Had your fill of anaemic fiddlers? Have a transfusion of Nadien and luxuriate in the richness and succulent power of a remarkable musician. … see Full Review

Ginette Neveu (1919-1949) Hommage Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Violin Concerto in D Op 61 (1806) – two versions Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Violin Concerto in D Op 77 (1878) Violin Sonata in D minor Op 108 (1886-88) Two Radio Interviews with Ginette Neveu in 1949 Ginette Neveu (violin) with Jean Neveu (piano) in the Brahms Sonata recorded on 21 September 1949 SWDR Orchestra/Hans Rosbaud in the Beethoven Concerto recorded on 25 September 1949 Radio Filarmonica Orkest/Willem Van Otterloo in the Beethoven Concerto recorded on 1 May 1949 Orchestre National de France/Roger Desormière in the Brahms Concerto recorded on 25 April 1948 TAHRA 355 [3 CDs 156.33] [JW]

A set of major importance collates much previously unpublished material. All Neveu’s off-air material is precious … see Full Review

Nightmare in Venice - Antonio VIVALDI (1678-1741) The Nightmare Concerto (La Notte) in G minor RV439 - Concerto grosso in A minor RV522 - Robert JOHNSON (1583-1633) The Satyrs’ Masque - The Flatt Masque - The Witches’ Dance - Nicholas LESTRANGE (1603-1655) The Furies - Giovanni Paolo CIMA (17th century) Sonata a Tre in A minor - Henry PURCELL (1659-1695) Suite from The Fairy Queen - Prelude/Rondeau - Fairy Dance - Dance of the Savages - Dance of the Followers of Night - Chaconne - Dario CASTELLO (17th century) Sonata Decima - Jean-Marie LECLAIR (1697-1764) Demon Airs 1-3 - Simphonie - RED PRIEST Fantasy on Corelli’s La Folia Red Priest (Piers Adams (recorders), Julia Bishop (violin), Angela East (cello) and Howard Beach (harpsichord)) - Recorded in the Françoys-Bernier concert hall at the Domaine Forget in Saint-Irénée, Québec, May 2001 DORIAN DOR 90305 [65.54] [JW]

Entertaining, naughty … I’ll be sure to be at their next concert. I’ll be the guy in the earmuffs. … see Full Review

Janko NILOVIC (b.1941) Double Concerto for seven trombones (1975) [22.45] - Suite Balkanique for seven trombones and four percussion (1974) [18.59] L’Ensemble de Trombones de Paris - Rec. 1977 ADD CRYSTAL RECORDS CD223 [41.53] [RB]

This music would go down well in any company. … see Full Review

Nordic Wind Band Classics Geirr TVEITT (1908-1981) The Old Mill on the Brook Op. 204 (1962) Sinfonietta di soffiatori Op. 203 (1962) Einojuhani RAUTAVAARA (b. 1928) A Soldier’s Mass Op. 40 (1968) Aulis SALLINEN (b. 1935) Chorali Op. 22 (1970) for 32 Winds, Percussion, Harp and Celesta Hugo ALFVÉN (1872-1960) Festival Overture Op. 26 (1909) Revised and re-orchestrated by Gunnar Johansson (1974) Carl NIELSEN (1865-1931) Paraphrase on ‘Nearer My God to Thee’ FS 63 (1912) Realised by Wayne D. Gorder Ole SCHMIDT (b. 1928) Hommage à Stravinsky (1985) for Symphonic Winds, Timpani and 3 Percussion Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra/Clark Rundell Recorded Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester, 27 and 28 April, 2002 DDD CHANDOS CHAN 10038 [59:23] [CT]

Polished performances of largely little known but worthwhile Scandinavian repertoire for symphonic wind band … see Full Review

Norwegian Rhapsody: Orchestral Favourites Johan Halvorsen (1864-1935) Entry of the Boyars (1893); Wild Dance (1904) Johan Severin Svendsen (1840-1911) Norwegian Carnival of Artists (1874); Edvard Hagerup Grieg (1843-1907) Last Spring Op.34/2 (from Two Elegiac Melodies) (1881); Morning Mood Op.46/1 (1874-75/1888) (from Peer Gynt Suite No.1); Norwegian Dance No.2 Op.35/2 (1881) Nils Geirr Tveitt (1908-1981) Folk Tunes from Hardanger Op.151 Excerpts from Suite No. 1 Nos. 1, 2, 11, 14 (1954) Harald SAeverud (1897-1992) Rondo Amoroso Op. 14/7 (1941); Ballad of Revolt Op.22a/5 (1943) Edvard Fliflet Braein (1924-1976) Towards the Sea (1947)
Eivind Groven (1901-1977) Overture (1950) Ludvig Irgens Jensen (1894-1969) Bols Song (from incidental music to Driftekaren) (1938) Bjarne Brustad (1895-1978) I went to bed so late (c1960) Johannes Hanssen (1874-1967) March of the Valdre (1904) Stavanger Symphony Orchestra/Eivind Aadland Recorded August 2002 (Groven: October 2000) at Stavanger Concert Hall. BIS CD-1367 [64.50] [JF]

A finely played … explores a number of by-ways and gives a great deal of pleasure into the bargain. … see Full Review

Elmar Oliveira plays Favourite Encores - Jules MASSENET (1842-1912) Meditation from Thais - George GERSHWIN (1898-1937) transcribed Heifetz Porgy and Bess - Summertime - My Man’s Gone Now - Bess, you is my Woman Now - It Ain’t Necessarily So - Tempo di Blues - Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Vocalise Op. 34 No. 12 - Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Valses Nobles et Sentimentales Nos. 6 and 7 arr Heifetz - Christoph Willibald von GLUCK (1714-1787) Melodie from Orfeo arr Kreisler - Ottokar NOVÁCEK (1866-1900) Perpetuum mobile - Joseph ACHRON (1886-1943) Hebrew melody - Fritz KREISLER (1875-1962) Liebesfreud - Victor HERBERT (1859-1924) Three Pieces - Serenade - Canzonetta - A la Valse - Bedrich SMETANA (1824-1884) Aus der Heimat Nos. 1 and 2 - Modest MUSSORGSKY (1839-1881) Hopak - William KROLL (1901-1980) Banjo and Fiddle - Manuel de FALLA (1876-1946) Suite Populaire Espagnole - Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) Lied ohne Worte arr Kreisler Elmar Oliveira (violin) - Robert Koenig (piano) - Recorded Concordia College, Bronxville, New York July 2000 ARTEK AR-0007-2 [74.23] [JW]

A somewhat mixed recommendation but Oliveira on top form is a dazzling and magnetic performer. … see Full Review

Navah Perlman (piano) - PIANO WORKS - Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Toccata in C minor (c1710) [10.31] - Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Sonata No.30 in E Op.109 (1820) [19.00] - Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) Variations sérieuses Op.54 (1841) [11.43] - Fryderyk CHOPIN (1810-1849) Nocturne in D flat Op.27 No.2 [6.14] - Nocturne in B Op.32 No.1 [4.49] - Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891-1953) Romeo and Juliet Suite Op.75 (excerpts) (1937) [18.02] Navah Perlman (piano) - Rec. Potton Hall, Suffolk in November 1999 DDD EMI DEBUT SERIES 7243 5 74019 2 0 [70.45] [CF]

Takes no hostages, meets its technical demands head on and, with freshness, plumbs the music’s emotional depths. … see Full Review

Maud Powell (1867-1920) The Complete 1904-1917 Recordings Volume 3 TENAGLIA (c1610-20 – after 1661) Air –Have Pity, Sweet Eyes Jean-Marie LECLAIR (1697-1764) Tambourin George Frideric HANDEL (1685-1750) Xerxes; Largo Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) Violin Concerto in E minor Op 64; Finale Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Minuet in G No 2 Rene de BOISDEFFRE (1834-1906) Au bord d’un ruisseau Op 52 (At the brook) Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Humoresque GILBERT (1879-1964) Marionettes – Scherzo Jenö HUBAY (1858-1937) Hejre Kati Zephyr Moritz MOSKOWSKI (1835-1880) Serenata arr Rehfeld NERUDA (1843-1915) Slavonic Cradle Song Op 11 Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) The Swan Jules MASSENET (1842-1912) Crépuscule – arr Powell Jean SIBELIUS (1865-1957) Musette Op 27 Valse Triste SAAR (1868-1937) Gondoliera Florent SCHMITT (1870-1958) Chanson à bercer Henryk WIENIAWSKI (1835-1880) Kujawiak Op 3 No 2 Mazurka Op 19 No 2 Giacomo PUCCINI (1858-1924)
La Bohème Potpourri Samuel COLERIDGE-TAYLOR (1875-1912) Deep River arr Powell Maud Powell (violin) with variously George Falkenstein (piano) Arthur Loesser (piano) Waldemar Liachowsky (piano) Francis J Lapitino (harp) Brass Orchestra Orchestra conducted by Josef A Pasternack Recorded 1909-17 NAXOS 8.110963 [68.58] [JW]

A sensitive ear for contour and phrasing … see Full Review

Nadia Reisenberg. The acclaimed Haydn recordings - Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809) Sonata No. 13 in G major Hob XVI; 6 (1766) - Fantasia in C major Hob XVII; 4 (1789) - Sonata No. 62 in E flat major Hob XVI; 52 (1794) - Tema con Variazioni in C major Hob XVII; 5 (1791) - Sonata No. 50 in D major Hob XVI; 37 (1780) - Arietta con variazioni in A major Hob XVII; 2 (1771) - Sonata No. 53 in E minor Hob XVI; 34 (1784) - Capriccio in G major Hob XVII; 1 (1765) - Sonata No. 35 in A flat major Hob XVI; 43 (1783) - Arietta con Variazioni in E flat major Hob XVII; 3 (1774) - Sonata No. 60 in C major Hob XVI; 50 (1794/95) - Andante Varié in F minor hob XVII; 6 (1793) Nadia Reisenberg (piano) - Recorded in New York 1955-1958 IVORY CLASSICS 70806 [2 CDs 147.52] [JW]

Enlivening, elucidatory and generous performances that resound down nearly fifty years of recorded history … see Full Review

Medieval Chant - Riga Mass A 14th Century Mass from the Cathedral of Riga - Introitus - Terribilis Est; Kyrie Tropus; Gloria; Graduale - Locus iste; Alleluia - Vox exultationis; Sequentia - Res est admirabilis; Evangelium; Credo; Offertorium - Domine Deus; Sanctus; Pater Noster; Agnus Dei; Communio - Domus Mea; Responsorium - Fundata est; Hymnus - Urbs Ierusalem beata; Magnificat; Benedicamus Domino Schola Cantorum Riga (Janis Mors, Aigars Reinis, Kaspars Milasevics, Gatis Zelmenis, Janis Laucenieks, Rihards Dubra, Guntars Pranis, Gundars Regers, Karlis Bimbers) Recorded Riga Cathedral, May 2002 UPE Classics 4750404004024 [53.40] [RH]

A striking reconstruction of a medieval plainchant mass from Riga. Highly recommended for all those interested in Gregorian chant….see Full Review

Aaron ROSAND: My Legacy. Karol SZYMANOWSKI (1882-1937) Nocturne and Tarantella Op. 28 (1915) - Three Myths Op. 30 (1915) - Romance Op. 23 (1910) - Roxana’s Song (from King Roger Op. 46) (1926) - Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-1849) Nocturne in E flat major Op. 9 No. 2 transcribed Sarasate - Nocturne in E minor Op. 37 No. 1 transcribed Wilhelmj - Nocturne in D major Op. 27 No. 2 transcribed Wilhelmj - Nocturne in C sharp minor Op. Posth. transcribed Milstein - Henryk WIENIAWSKI (1835-1880) Capriccio-Valse Op. 7 (1852) - Saltarelle (Caprice) - Souvenir de Moscou Op. 6 (1853) Aaron Rosand (violin) - Hugh Sung (piano) - Recorded at the Curtis Institute, May 2001 ARTEK AR 0011-2 [73.27] [JW]

My admiration for Rosand is undimmed. He is a violinist we will hear whatever he plays. … see Full Review

Sacred Vocal Music from 18th Century Switzerland - Franciscus Josef Lenti MEYER (1720-1789) Hymno Ambrosiano: Te deum laudamus (1763) [10:29] - Johannes SCHMIDLIN (1722-1772) Gloria in excelsis deo (1758) [6:19] - Magnificat anima mea Dominum(1758) [14:23] - Johann Caspar BACHOFEN (1695-1755) Aria a due: Schäfelein wo bleibest du doch? (1755) [11:54] - Trio: Christi Tod, des Todes Tod (no date given) [3:37] - Wo is Jesus meine Liebe? (no date given) [8:02] - Johann Jakob WALDER (1750-1817)/ Johann Heinrich EGLI (1742-1810) Drittes Morgenleid (date unavailable) [3:21] - Solo: Auf meines Gottes true (date unavailable) [1:12] The Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Geoffrey Webber, conductor - The Cambridge Baroque Camerata, Jonathan Helyer Jones, director - Soloists: Helen Asby, Carris Jones, Andrew Griffiths, James Collin, Alexandra Kidgell, Julia Doyle, Clara Green, David Wright, Abigail Boreham, Richard Hopper, Catherine Bell, Jonathan Stainsby, Jennifer Dunford. Rec. 2002, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. DDD GUILD GMCD 7248 [60:20]

Average performance of average music. … see Full Review

The Complete Aksel Schiøtz Recordings 1933-1946: Vol. 8 - CD 1: Victor BENDIX (1851-1926) Hvor tindrer nu min Stjerne (1) - Recorded November 17th 1939 - Halfdan KJERULF (1815-1868) Mit Hjerte og min Lyre (2) - Recorded December 30th 1939 - Henrik RUNG (1807-1871) arr. Paaskeklokken kimed’ mildt (Faroe melody) (3) - Recorded February 21st 1939 - Peter HEISE (1830-1879) Det var paa Isted-Hede (4), Sange af Shakespeare: Der var en Svend med sin Pigelil (It was a lover and his lass) (5), Dengang jeg var kun saa stor søm saa (When that I was and a little tiny boy) (6), Husker du i Høst (7), Over de høje fjelde (8), Aften på Loggiaen (9), Erotiske Digte af Emil Aarestrup: Til en Veninde (10), Skoveensomhed (11) - Recorded February 21st 1939 (4), May 12th 1938 (5-6), June 8th 1940 (7), May 23rd 1942 (8-11) - Thomas LAUB (1852-1927) Aftensuk, Bag de fjerne bjergetinder (12), Aldrig, Herre, Du forglemme (13) - Recorded March 13th 1942 - Knud Vad THOMSON (1905-1971) Til Glæden (14) - Recorded May 22nd 1942 - Jens BJERRE (1903-1986) Til en ung mor (15) - Recorded May 22nd 1942 - Otto MORTENSEN (1907-1986) Min Skat (16), Sommervise (17) - Recorded February 4th 1943 - Oluf RING (1884-1946) Trækfuglene. Præludium (18), Hjemvee (19) - Recorded February 4th 1943 - Aksel AGERBY (1889-1942) Havren (20) - Recorded June 27th 1941 - ANONYMOUS Jeg véd en urt (21), Vægtervers (22) - Recorded June 20th 1944 - Laurids LAURIDSEN (1882-1945) Syng om Fred (23) - Recorded June 20th 1944 - Mogens BANG (b. 1914) Herr, vort Herskab - Recorded June 20th 1944 - DANISH FOLK-TUNE Det haver så nyligen regent (25) - Recorded May 23rd 1946 - Aksel Schiøtz (tenor), Herman D. Koppel (piano) (1-4, 7, 25), Chr. Christiansen (piano) (5-6), Folmer Jensen (piano) (8-11, 16-19), Grete Kordt (piano) (12-15), Holger Lund-Christiansen (piano) (20), Eyvind Møller (piano) (21-24), Male chorus (3) - Locations (presumably Danish) not given; dates as above - Original HMV recordings transferred at the Abbey Road Studios by Andrew Walter - CD 2: Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Dichterliebe, op. 48 (1) - Recorded December 17th-21st 1942 - Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907) To brune Øine op. 5/1 (2), Jeg elsker Dig op. 5/3 (3), Ved Ronderne op. 33/9 (4), Våren op. 33/2 (5), Udfarten op. 9/4 (6), Foraarsregn op. 49/6 (7), Vær hilset, I Damer op. 49/3 (8), En Digters sidste Sang op. 18/3 (9) - 2-6 recorded February 17th 1943 (already included in Vol. 2), 7-9 recorded on wire in Copenhagen, transmitted by telephone to Oslo and broadcast by the NRK June 5th 1945 - Finn HØFFDING (1899-1997) "17. Mai 1940" (10) - As for 7-9 above - Christoph Ernst Friedrich WEYSE (1774-1842) Altid freidig naar du gaar (11) - Mogens BANG (b. 1914) Herre, vort Herskab (12) - 11-12 Broadcast and recorded by the NRK, October 8th 1945 - Niels GADE (1817-1890) Aprilvise (13) - Johan Peter Emilius HARTMANN (1805-1900) Til de Faldne (incomplete) (14) - Knudåge RIISAGER (1897-1974) Danmarks Frihedssang (incomplete) (15) - 13-15 Live on Danish Radio May 5th 1945 Aksel Schiøtz (tenor), Folmer Jensen (piano) (1-6), Kåre Siem (piano) (11-12). The pianists in 7-10 and 13-15 appear to be unknown - All except 2-6 published for the first time. Dates and locations (where known) as above DANACORD DACOCD 458 [2 CDs: 70:09, 66:00] [CH] Brief biographical notes on the great Danish tenor Aksel Schiøtz can be found in my review of Vol. 1.

Indispensable for Schiøtz’s incomparable singing of the wonderful (yet almost unknown) Heise songs. But the early Dichterliebe is an important find too. … see Full Review

The Complete Aksel Schiøtz Recordings 1933-1946: Vol. 9 - Emil REESEN (1887-1964) Farinelli: Sangen har vinger, Den som har livets mildhed søgt, Livets glæder. Der er en sang (1) - Recorded November 25th 1941 - Old sailors’ tunes arr. Niels CLEEMENSEN (1900-1950) En sømand har sin enegang, Rosvald og Rosa (2) - Recorded March 17th 1943 - Oscar RASBACH (1888-1975) Trees (3) - Recorded June 26th 1941 - Cole PORTER (1891-1964) Night and Day (4) - Recorded September 2nd 1941 (4) - Carl L. SJØBERG (1861-1900) Tonerna (5) - Mogens SCHRADER (1894-1934) I de lyse nætter (6) - Emil REESEN (1887-1964) Flag i storm (7) - Dan FOLKE (1906-1954) Sangen om Hjemmet (8) - 5-8 recorded June 26th 1941 - Knudåge RIISAGER (1897-1974) Danmarks Frihedssang (9) - Recorded May 11th 1945, Stockholm - Bernhard CHRISTENSEN (b. 1906) De 24 timer (Jazz-oratorio): Geografi (10), Skolen på ho’ det (Jazz-oratorio): Møde i skolegården (11) - Recorded August 22nd 1934, January 23rd 1936 - Kai Normann ANDERSEN (1900-1967) Filmsstrimler (medley) (12) - Recorded January 16th 1933 - Jacob GADE (1879-1963) Lykkeland – Valse-serenade (13) - Carlo THOMSON (1898-1954) Solens vuggesang – Serenade (14) - 13-14 recorded September 9th 1938 - Egon ANKERSTJERNE (1901-1981) Mens jeg har dig endnu, lille mor (15) - Recorded May 30th 1938 - Adapted from Franz DOELLE Spil din egen zigeunersang – tango (16) - Adapted from Hand OTTEN Som et eventyr fra gamle dage (17) - Adapted from Ludwig SCHNIDSEDER O skønne Venezia (18) - 16-18 recorded April 7th 1938 Aksel Schiøtz (tenor: 13-18 issued anonymously as "The Masked Tenor"), Orchestra/Emil Reesen (1), Christian Thomsen with instrumental ensemble (2), Aage Juhl Thomsen’s Orchestra (3-8), Sune Waldimar’s Orchestra (9), Three Rhythm Girls, Kjeld Nørregaard (piano) (10), Copenhagen Boys’ Choir/Mogens Wöldike, male trio, Grete Kordt (piano) (11), The Five Syncopes, Erik Tuxen and his Orchestra (12), Bobby Pagan at the Palladium Cinema Wurlitzer Organ (13-15), "Wives" - Orchestra/Aksel Bendix (16-18) - Locations and dates (where known) as above - Original HMV recordings (except 12, a Polyphon recording) transferred at the Abbey Road Studios by Andrew Walter DANACORD DACOCD 459 [72:22] [CH]

Fans of Schiøtz’s will enjoy this glimpse of his lighter side and his first recordings. … see Full Review

The Complete Aksel Schiøtz Recordings 1933-1946: Vol. 10 - Carl NIELSEN (1865-1931) Prinsesse Tove (1920) (1), Sundt Blod (1915) (2, 25), Hiemvee (1915) (3, 16), Sang bag Ploven op. 10/1 (1894) (4, 24), Sjælland (1908) (5), Jægersang (1908) (6), I Aften op. 10/5 (1894) (7), Sommersang op. 10/3 (1894) (8), Aprilsvise (1924) (9), Af Sted! (1915) (10), Fynsk Forår: Den milde dag (1921) (11, 22), Den danske sang (1924) (12), Irmelin Rose op. 4 (1891) (13), Genrebillede op. 6 (1891) (14), Havet omkring Danmark (1908) (15), Hymne til Danmark (1916) (17), Jens Vejmand (1907) (18), Skjaldens Sange op. 40 (1920): Sangen om Danmark (19), Prinsesse Tove (20), Klagesang (21), Maskarade: Magdelone’s Dance Scene (23) Aksel Schiøtz (tenor), Chr. Christiansen (piano) (1-4), Herman D. Koppel (piano) (5-10, 12-17), Gerald Moore (piano) (11), Holger Lund-Christiansen (piano) (18), Arne Skjold Rasmussen (piano) (19), Folmer Jensen (piano) (24, 25), Royal Orchestra, Copenhagen/Johan Hye-Knudsen (20-21, 23), Copenhagen Philharmonic/Svend Christian Felumb (22), Ingeborg Steffenson (mezzo-soprano), Einar Norby (baritone) (23) - Recorded February 14th 1938 (1-4), September 5th 1938 (5-7), October 7th 1938 (8-10), May 26th 1939 (11), June 8th 1940 (12), June 11th 1940 (13-15), June 21st 1940 (16), October 5th 1940 (17), June 27th 1941 (18), October 5th 1942 (19), August 22nd 1940 (20-21), September 2nd 1940 (22), December 27th 1939 (23), January 28th 1943 (24-25) (11) recorded in London. Other locations (presumably Danish) not given - Original HMV recordings (except 19, a Danish Society issue) transferred at the Abbey Road Studios by Andrew Walter DANACORD DACOCD 460 [64:49] [CH]

The conclusion of a wonderfully enriching series. Nielsen’s songs are important if you want to know the bricks from which he built his symphonies. Schiøtz is the ideal interpreter. … see Full Review

Artur Schnabel plays Beethoven, Brahms and Schumann - Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827): 1. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15 (1798) *** [37’56"] - 2. Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 (1795) ** [28’10"] - 3. Bagatelle in A minor, "Für Elise" [3’03] - 4. Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 37 (1801) ** [33’49"] - 5. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 (1806) ** [31’33"] - 6. Rondo in C major, Op. 51, No. 1 [4’42"] - 7. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" (1809) *** [36’35"] - 8. Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 5, No. 2 * [23’33"] - Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897): 9. Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15 (1859) **** [47’22"] - 10. Intermezzo in E flat major, Op. 117, No. 1 [4’53"] - 11. Intermezzo in A minor, Op. 116, No. 2 [3’18"] - 12. Rhapsody in G minor, Op. 79, No. 2 [6’01"] - 13. Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 (1881) ***** [45’16"] - Robert SCHUMANN (1810-56) 14. Kinderszenen, Op. 15 (1838) - Artur Schnabel (piano) * Gregor Piatigorsky (cello) ** London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent *** London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent ****London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by George Szell ***** BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult - Recording dates and venues: 1. EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 23 March, 1932 - 2. EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 5 April, 1935 - 3. EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 3, London 9 May, 1932 - 4. EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 17 February, 1933 - 5. EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 16 February, 1933 - 6. EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 3, London 13 April, 1933 - 7. EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 24 March, 1933 - 8. EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 3, London 6 and 16 December, 1934 - 9. EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 9 January and 18 December, 1938 - -10, 11 and 12. EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 3, London 4 June 1947 - 13. EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 7 and 14 November 1935 - 14. EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 3, London 3 June 1947 NAXOS 8.505189 [69’08" + 70’04" + 60’07" + 61’34" + 62’16"] [JQ]

An abundance of pianistic wisdom. Transfers by Mark Obert-Thorn - well up to his usual high standards. … see Full Review

The Seasons in Zurich: Choral Music from the 18th Century. Johannes SCHMIDLIN (1722-1772), Hymnus auf die Allmacht, Weissheit und Gúte Gottes. Hans-Jacob OTT (1715-1769), Die Jahreszeiten. Johann Caspar BACHOFEN (1695-1735), Irdisches Vernúgen in Gott. Catherine May and Elizabeth Franklin-Kitchen (sops) and Stephen Wells (bass). Robert Howarth (organ); Gareth Deats (cello), Fred Jacobs (theorbo) The Purcell Singers/Mark Ford - Recorded in All Saints, Tooting, London, 3rd-4th May 2002 GUILD GMCD 7255 [73.56] [RJF]

Choral and solo singing of the highest order in music that will be new to all but a few[RJF]

Pedestrian music hampered by inadequate performances [KS]… see Full Review

‘Serenade’- Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Serenade No.13 in G major KV 525 ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’ (1787) - Georg Friederich HANDEL (1685-1759) Largo: ‘Ombra mai fu’ from opera: Xerxes (1738) Arranged by Sir Neville Marriner - Johann PACHELBEL (1653-1706) Canon in D major - Arcangelo CORELLI (1658-1718) Concerto grosso Op.6 No.8 in G minor ‘Christmas Concerto’ - Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) ‘Air on the G string’, from Suite No.3 for orchestra in D major BWV 1068 - Tomaso ALBINONI (1671-1751) Adagio for organ and strings Reconstructed by Remo Giazotti - Christoph Willibald GLUCK (1714-1787) ‘Dance of the Blessed Spirits’ from opera: ‘Orfeo and Eurydice’ (1762) - Henry PURCELL (1659-1695) Dido’s: Lament ‘When I am Laid in Earth’ from opera ‘Dido and Aeneas’ (1689) Orchestrated by Leopold Stokowski - Georg Friedrich HANDEL (1685-1759) ‘Arrival of the Queen of Sheba’ Sinfonia: introduction to the third act of Handel’s oratorio ‘Salomon’ (1748) Academy of St. Martin in the Field/Iona Brown - Recorded in July 1996, Henry Wood Hall, London DDD HÄNSSLER CLASSIC CD 94.040 [67:40] [MC]

Listeners requiring any of these famous works will not be disappointed. … see Full Review

BEVERLY SILLS (soprano) ‘The Art of Beverly Sills.’ Operatic arias by:- BELLINI, (I Puritani). DONIZETTI, (Anna Bolena, Linda di Chamounix, Lucia di Lamermoor, Maria Stuarda and Roberto Devereux). HEUBERGER, (Der Opernball). KORNGOLD, (Die Tote Stadt). LEHÁR, (Die lustige Witwe). MASSENET, (Manon). Douglas MOORE, (The Ballad of Baby Doe). MOZART, (Zaide). OFFENBACH, (Les Contes d’Hoffman). THOMAS, (Mignon). Richard STRAUSS (Daphne and Sechs Lieder). Recorded 1959 (Baby Doe) and between 1969 and 1973 with various orchestras, conductors and recording venues. Bargain price DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 471-766 2 [2CDs: 134.31] [RJF]

Singing pure as crystal, notes hit unflinchingly, all the requisite coloratura ‘needle’, with characterisation good and diction even better. … see Full Review

Ruth Slenczynska. The Legacy of a Genius - Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Italian Concerto in F major BWV 971 - Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor BWV 903 - Toccata in C minor BWV 911 - Sonata in D major BWV 963 - Fryderyk CHOPIN (1810-1849) Six Chants Polonais (S.480/R.145) from Seventeen Polish Songs Op. 74 – arranged Franz Liszt - Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Consolation No. 1 in E major (from S.172/R12) - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15 in A minor Rákóczy March (from S.244/R106) Ruth Slenczynska (piano) - Recorded San Francisco 1951 and 1952 IVORY CLASSICS 70802 [68.31] [JW]

Part of the golden legacy of an outstanding musician … see Full Review

Solomon. Concert recordings 1 - Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Concerto no 3 in C minor Op 37 (? 1800) - Pyotr Il’yich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat Op 23 (1875 rev 1879 and 1889) Concertgebouw Orchestra/Eduard van Beinum, 18 December 1952 (Beethoven) - Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra/Hans Schweiger, 29 or 30 January 1952 (Tchaikovsky) APR 5651 [67.01] [JW]

Heat of the moment playing … nothing derails him from a triumphant conclusion. … see Full Review

TANGO GOES SYMPHONY - Angel VILLOLDO/Enrique DISCEPOLO/Juan Carlos CATAN: El Choclo - Geraldo RODRIGUEZ/Pascual CONTURSI/Enrique MARONI: La Cumparsita - Peter BREINER/Ján STRASSER: Miss Mendacity - Julián PLAZA: Nostalgico - Astor PIAZZOLLA: Adios, Nonino - Tito RIBERO/L. Diaz VÉLEZ: La milonga y yo - Pascual De GRILLO: Lágrimas v sonrisas - Cole PORTER: So in Love - Astor PIAZZOLLA: Oblivion - Jacob GADE: Jealousy Tango - Astor PIAZZOLLA: Lo que vendra - Alfredo GOBBI: Orlando Goni - Francisco CANARO: Nobeza de Arrahal - Julián PLAZA: Melancolico Razumovskyn Orchestra/Peter Breiner NAXOS 8.557004 [67.09] [RW]

Modern tango arrangements by Peter Breiner … suffering from a stock formula approach … see Full Review

Works for Violin and Piano - Karol SZYMANOWSKI (1882-1937) Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op.9 (1904) - Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976) Suite for Violin and Piano, Op.6 (1934) - Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907) Violin Sonata No.3 in C Minor, Op.45 (1887) Rafal Zambrzycki-Payne (violin) - Carole Presland (piano) - Recorded April, 1997, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London EMI CLASSICS DEBUT SERIES 5 72825 2 [58’41] [TH]

A real winner, imaginative planning allied to excellent playing and recording – all at budget price. … see Full Review

Michelle de Young Henri DUPARC (1848-1933) L’invitation au voyage [4.32] Extase [3.52] Le Manoir de Rosemonde [2.45] Chanson triste [3.12] Élégie [2.54] Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) Wesendonck Lieder (1857) [21.36] Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher [9.20] La perla [6.23] Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Zueignung Op.10 No.1[1.54] Befreit Op.39 No.4 [5.54] Michelle de Young (soprano) Kevin Murphy (piano) rec St Michael’s Church, Highgate, London, January 1998 EMI DEBUT SERIES 7243 5 73163 2 3 [62.27] [CH]

An impressive disc despite the absence of any light touches or swifter tempi to alleviate the ‘Angst’ which pervades all the songs chosen. … see Full Review

 

BOOK REVIEWS

GILBERT & SULLIVAN - A DUAL BIOGRAPHY by Michael Ainger Oxford University Press, New York & Oxford, 504pp ISBN 0-19-514769-3 £35 [RW]

For those familiar with the Gilbert & Sullivan story this book will be a fascinating read, for not only does it put situations in proper context, but it gives fresh insight into the way the Gilbert-Sullivan-Carte triumvirate functioned....see full review

 

 



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