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Meister der Mozart-Zeit/Masters of the Mozart Era Joseph Martin KRAUS (1756-1792) Symphony in D major Concerto Köln/Werner Erhardt Johann Gottlieb NAUMANN (1741-1801) Piano Concerto in B flat major Christine Schornsheim (fortepiano) Berliner Barock-Compagney Antonio SALIERI (1750-1825) Symphony in D major for chamber orchestra La Veneziana Budapest Strings/Béla Bánfalvi Franz Anton RÖSLER-ROSETTI (1750-1792) Horn Concerto in E flat (1779) Andrew Joy (horn) Kölner Rundfunkorchester/Johannes Goritzki Carl Ditters von DITTERSDORF (1739-1799) Symphony in C major La prise de la Bastille Concerto Köln/Werner Erhardt Christoph Willibald von GLUCK (1714-1787) Overture to Orfeo ed Euridice (1762) Ballet (Paris Version) (1773) Kammerorchester "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach"/Hartmut Haenchen Johann Georg ALBRECHTSBERGER (1736-1809) Harp Concerto in C major (1773) Andrea Vigh (harp) Budapest Strings/Béla Bánfalvi Luigi BOCCHERINI (1743-1805) String Quartet No.19 in D major Op.15 No.1 Petersen Quartet Giuseppe FERLENDIS (1755-1802) Oboe Concerto in F major Burkhard Glaetzner (oboe) Kammerorchester "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach"/Hartmut Haenchen Johann Baptist VANHAL (1739-1813) Symphony in G minor Cappella Coloniensis/Hans-Martin Linde Johann Christian BACH (1735-1782) Overture to La Clemenza di Scipione Cappella Coloniensis/Hans-Martin Linde Giovanni PAISELLO (1740-1816) Piano Concerto in C major Maria Luisa Tanzini (fortepiano) Cappella Coloniensis/Gabriele Ferro François-Joseph GOSSEC (1734-1829) Symphony in B flat major Cappella Coloniensis/Hans-Martin Linde Johann Baptist WENDLING (1723-1797) Concerto for flauto traverse and orchestra in G major Martin Sandhoff (flauto traverse) Neue Hofkapelle München/Christoph Hammer Carl STAMITZ (1745-1801) Orchestra Quartet in G major Cappella Coloniensis/Ulf Björlin Undated German radio broadcasts in association with Capriccio CAPRICCIO 67 100/02 [3 CDs: 69.36 + 71.07 + 74.20][JW]

There’s variety here ... encounters and discoveries ... see Full Review

Nellie Melba; The Hayes and London Recordings 1921-26 see review for details Nellie Melba (soprano - and piano on two tracks) with An orchestra conducted by Landon Ronald Royal Opera House Orchestra/Vincenzo Bellezza John Brownlee (baritone) * Harold Craxton (piano) + Landon Ronald (piano) Recorded 1921-26 NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110780 [69.37] [JW]

Her importance is not lessened by the relative triviality of the repertoire she essays here. Fine transfers. ... see Full Review

Nettle and Markham in England Richard ADDINSELL (1904-1977) Warsaw Concerto Percy GRAINGER (1882-1961) Country Gardens Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958) Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’ William WALTON (1902-1983) Popular Song (from Façade) William WALTON (1902-1983) Tango-Pasodoble (from Façade) Jeremy NICHOLAS (born 1947) Quiet Peace No.1 Madeleine DRING (1923-1977) Fantastic Variations on ‘Lilliburlero’ No.1 Frank BRIDGE 9(1879-1941) Sally in our Alley Eric COATES (1886-1957) By the Sleepy Lagoon William WALTON (1902-1983) Old Sir Faulk (from Façade) Howard BLAKE (born 1938) Slow Ragtime (from ‘Dances for Two Pianos’) Howard BLAKE (born 1938) Folk Ballad (from ‘Dances for Two Pianos’) Noel GAY (1898-1954) The Lambeth Walk Cyril SCOTT (1879-1970) Lotus Land Op.47 No.1 Percy GRAINGER (1882-1961) Lisbon (from ‘A Lincolnshire Posy’) Percy GRAINGER (1882-1961) The Brisk Young Sailor (from ‘A Lincolnshire Posy’) Percy GRAINGER (1882-1961) The Lost Lady Found (from ‘A Lincolnshire Posy’) William WALTON (1902-1983) Swiss Yodelling Song (from Façade) William WALTON (1902-1983) Polka (from Façade) Constant LAMBERT (1905-1951) Siesta (from ‘Trois Pièces Nègres Pour Les Touches Blanches Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976) Mazurka Elegiaca Op.23 No.2 Percy GRAINGER (1882-1961) English Waltz Peter WARLOCK (1882-1961) Pavane (from ‘Capriol Suite’) Percy GRAINGER (1882-1961) Handel in the Strand David Nettle and Richard Markham (pianos) rec. 1 June 2001, King Edward’s School, Birmingham and 30 May to 1 June 1992, Studio 1, Pebble Mill, Birmingham. DDD NETMARK NEMACD200 [78’03"] [RNB]

I will be returning to these performers whenever I need to raise a smile with entertaining pianism. ... see Full Review

Great Conductors of the Twentieth Century: Artur Rodzinski Nicolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908) Russian Easter Festival, Op. 36* [14’40"] Modest MUSSORGSKY (1839-1881) Khovanshchina: Prelude* [5’26"] Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Symphony No 2 in E minor, Op. 27** [42’59"] Gioacchino ROSSINI (1792-1868) William Tell Overture*** [11’19"] Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) Die Walküre The Ride of the Valkyries**** [4’55"]; Magic Fire Music**** [6’55"]; Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey**** [9’34"]; Funeral March**** [6’50"]; Tristan und Isolde: Prelude to Act 1***** [10’19"]; Isoldes Liebestod***** [5’59"] Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949): Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils****** [9’09"]; Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 ****** [23’25"] see review for details All items conducted by Artur Rodzinski EMI CLASSICS/IMG GREAT CONDUCTORS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY 7243 5 75959 2 6 [74’59" + 77’37"] [JQ]

One of the most interesting releases that I’ve encountered in this series to date and I warmly recommend it. ... see Full Review

Musique Sacrée Française Gabriel FAURÉ (1845-1924) Requiem* [40’41”]; Cantique de Jean Racine [4’59”]; Ave Verum, Op. 65 No 1 [3’29”]; Salve Regina, Op. 67, No 1 [2’39”]; Ave Maria, Op. 93 [4’35”]; Messe basse [11’50”] Maurice DURUFLÉ (1902-1986) Quatre Motets [10’04”] Messe “Cum Jubilo” [18’33”] Olivier MESSIAEN (1900-1992) O sacrum convivium [4’37”] Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) O salutaris Hostia [2’08”] Hector BERLIOZ (1803-1869) L’Enfance du Christ – Shepherd’s Farewell [3’25”] Charles GOUNOD (1818-1893) Ave Maria [2’17”] César FRANCK (1822-1890) Panis Angelicus [3’28”] Francis POULENC (1899-1963) Ave Verum [2’31”]; Salve Regina [4’49”]; Exultate Deo [2’48”]; Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël [11’10”]; Quatre Petites Prières de Saint François d’Assise [7’06”]; Quatre Motets pour un temps de pénitence [14’33”] *Camilla Otaki (soprano); Mark Collins (baritone); Briony Shaw (violin) London Musici/Martin Outram Richard Pearce (organ) Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge directed by Richard Marlow Recording dates and locations not given BMG ARTISTES RÉPERTOIRES 74321 987262 [75’00” + 74’03”]

Performances of the highest order and the music is exquisite. I have enjoyed this set enormously and I’ll return to it in the future with great pleasure. ... see Full Review

The Flute Collection – Romantic Flute Concertos Ignaz MOSCHELES (1794-1870)
Concertante in F major for flute, oboe and orchestra [13’34] With Joris van den Hauwe, Oboe Gaetano DONIZETTI (1797-1848) Concertino in D major [9’50] Jules MOUQUET (1867-1949)Pan et les oiseaux, Op. 15 [6’53] Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Tarantelle, Op. 6 for flute, clarinet and orchestra [6’42] With Guy Vanderborght (Clarinet) Gabriel FAURÉ (1845-1924) (orchestrated Y. TALMI) Berceuse, Op. 16 Morceau de concours Sicilienne, Op. 78 Fantaisie, Op. 79 Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) (orchestrated A. HOERÉ) Pièce en forme de Habanera Eugène DAMARÉ (1840-1919) Le merle blanc, Op. 161 for piccolo and orchestra All pieces for flute and orchestra unless otherwise indicated Marc Grauwels (Flute and Piccolo) Orchestra symphonique de la Radio & Télévision Belge/André Vandernoot Rec. Grand Auditorium de la Radio de Bruxelles in January 1990. DDD NAXOS 8.555977 [59’15] [C 't H]

Grauwels is apparently one of the world’s leading flautists, and this disc shows why. All in all, highly recommended. ... see Full Review

Portsmouth Remembers: A collection of hymns, part songs and organ pieces Henry SMART (1813-1879) Hymn: Light's abode, Celestial Salem (Regent Square) John JOUBERT (b. 1927) O Lorde, the maker of al thing Herbert SUMSION (1899-1995) They that go down to the sea in ships Mark BLATCHLY (b. 1960) For the fallen ('They shall grow not old') William P. ROWLANDS (1860-1937) Hymn: Love Divine, all loves excelling (Blaenwern) Sir Charles H. PARRY (1848-1918) Organ: Chorale Prelude on Croft's 136th John B. DYKES (1823-1876) Hymn: Eternal Father, strong to save (Melita) Alan GRAY (1855-1931) What are these that glow from afar Sir Ernest BULLOCK (1890-1979) Give us the wings of faith Andrea GABRIELI (1510-1586) Ricercare IX del 12o tono Percy DEARMER (1867-1936) Hymn: He who would valiant be (Monk's Gate) John IRELAND (1879-1962) Te Deum laudamus in F Sir Charles H. PARRY (1848-1918) Hymn: Jerusalem Sir Michael TIPPETT (1905-1998) Steal Away Sir John TAVENER (b. 1944) Funeral Ikos Gabriel FAURÉ (1845-1924) Agnus Dei (from 'Requiem') Karl JENKINS (b. 1944) Benedictus (from the Mass 'The Armed Man') Sir Henry WALFORD DAVIES (1869-1941) Psalm 121 Organists: David Thorne, Rosemary Field and Christopher Eastwood Portsmouth Cathedral Choir and the Regent Brass Ensemble Organists: David Thorne, Rosemary Field, Christopher Eastwood Directed by Anthony Froggatt and David Price Recorded at Portsmouth Cathedral, England, July 1984; November 2003 GUILD GMCD 7271 [78:52] [RW]

The boy sopranos soar effortlessly above the tenor and bass lines, and this made the experience rather special. ... see Full Review

Tito Schipa – Disques Pathé see review for details Tito Schipa (tenor) Unidentified accompanists Recorded 1916-1921 MALIBRAN MR 551 [76.35] [JW]

There are no notes but you get 25 tracks and almost full playing time. Transfers are good without being outstanding. ... see Full Review

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra: Great Recordings from the Archives. Volume 1: see review for details Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra IMG ARTISTS RSPO1000-2 [eight discs] [CC]

There is a huge amount of fascinating listening here. No-one investing in this set will be disappointed. Quite the reverse. ... see Full Review

Arturo Toscanini – All-Debussy Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Ibéria, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, La mer, La mer in rehearsal, Broadcast commentaries NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini Recorded 13th and 14th October 1953 GUILD GHCD 2271-72 [2 CDs: 78.12 + 67.15] [JW]

A collectors’ issue - extremely well produced and presented. ... see Full Review

Verbotene Klange. Komponisten im Exil/Forbidden Sounds. Composers in Exile Alexander ZEMLINSKY (1871-1942)
Drei Ballettstücke Triumph der Zeit (1903) Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg/Gerd Albrecht Franz SCHRECKER (1878-1934) Schwanensang Op.11 WDR Rundfunkchor und Rundfunkorchester Köln/Peter Gülke Erwin SCHULHOFF (1894-1942) Duo for Violin and Violoncello (1925) Gernot Süssmuth (violin) Hans-Jakob Eschenburg (cello) Viktor ULLMANN (1898-1944) Don Quixote tanzt Fandango (1944) – reconstructed from the short score by Bernhard Wulff Gürzenich Orchester Köln/James Conlon Paul HINDEMITH (1895-1963) Trumpet Sonata (1939) Reinhold Friedrich (trumpet) Thomas Duis (piano) Arnold SCHOENBERG (1874-1951) Verklärte Nacht for string orchestra Op.4 (1943) Camerata Academica des Mozarteums Salzburg/Sandor Végh Egon WELLESZ (1885-1974) Symphonischer Epilog (1969) Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Roger Epple Darius MILHAUD (1892-1974) String Quartet No.1 Op.5 (1912) Petersen Quartet Hanns EISLER (1898-1962) Kleine Sinfonie Op.29 (1931/32) Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Hans E Zimmer Franz WAXMAN (1906-1967) Athanael the Trumpeter – comedy overture for trumpet and orchestra (1944) Joachim Pliquett (trumpet)
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Hans E Zimmer Kurt WEILL (1900-1950) Die Dreigroschenoper (1928) – two excerpts from historic recordings Die Seeräuberjenny sung by Lotte Lenya Die Moritat von Mackie Messer sung by Gisela May with a studio orchestra/Henry Krtischl Ernst KRENEK (1900-1991) Zwölf Variationen in drei Sätzen Op.79 (1937) Till Alexander Körber (piano) Paul DESSAU (1894-1979) Hagadah Shel Pessach; Oratorio in Three Parts (1934-36) From Part 2 Midnight Hymn Chor des Norddeutschen Rundfunks/Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg/Gerd Albrecht Manfred GURLITT (1890-1972) Wozzeck – Musical Tragedy Op. 16 (1926) – Scenes 17, 18 and Epilogue Wozzeck – Roland Hermann (bass baritone) Marie – Celina Lindsley (soprano) Gabrielle Schreckenbach (contralto) RIAS Kammerchor/Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin/Gerd Albrecht Recorded by German radio stations, undated CAPRICCIO 67 097-99 [3 CDs 69.53 + 76.09 + 56.30] [JW]

Recorded quality from broadcast material varies ... never less than acceptable; often much more. Performances are fully committed, agile, idiomatic. ... see Full Review

Verbotene KLÄNGE: Komponisten im Exil. Documentary by Norbert Bunge and Christina Fischer-Defoy Producer: Wolfgang Pfeiffer. Sound Format: 2.0 Stereo (Doc.); Dolby Digital 5.1 (specials). Picture Format: NTSC. 4:3. Region Code: 0 (Worldwide). CAPRICCIO 93 506 [72’00: Documentary: 35’00: Specials + 70’00: Audio] [CC]

This is no easy ride, but is necessary viewing for all concerned with activities in and around Germany in the War years. ... see Full Review

Völker Hört Die Signale - The Internationale Unites The Human Race: DEGEYTER L'Internationale’ (Marc Ogeret) MADSEN ‘Nar jeg ser et roedt flag smaelde’ (Peter Abrahamson) RENARD ‘Les temps de cerises (Marc Ogeret) TRADITIONAL ‘En el pozo Maria Luisa’ (Nuestro Pequefio Mundo) KLEIN ‘Komrode loost mer sangen’ (Venant Arend) DE NOBEL ‘Morgenrood’ (De Stem des Volks) HUGHES ‘The watchword of Labour’ (Irish Transport and General Workers' Union Band with the Guinness Brewery Choir) GEBIRTIG ‘Arbeflose-Marsch’ (Zupfgeigenhansl) THEODORAKIS ‘Embros voithate na Sikosoume’ (Maria Farantouri) STERNEFELD ‘ABVV-mars’ (Brecht-Eister-Koor) FUGAIN ‘Le Chiffon rouge’ (Les amies avec Michel Fugain) AFONSO ‘Grandola villa morena’ (Jose Afonso) TRADITIONAL ‘Brüder zur Sonnee zur Freheit’ (Hein und Oss Kröher) TRADITIONAL ‘The red flag’ (Labour Chorus) TRADITIONAL ‘Bella ciao’ (Coro A.Toscanini di Turino) T. PYOÖRE ‘Käy eespäin’ väki voimakas’ (Helsingin Työväenyhdistyksen Soittokunta joht. Olavi Kosketa) BRÜGEL ‘Wir sind das Bauvolk’ (Konzertorchester Chorvereinigung des Österreichischen Gewerkschaftsbundes) Nils Peter MOLLER ‘Arbetets söner’ (Chor des 26. Kongresses der Sozialdemokratischen Arbeiterpartei 1975) DEGEYTER ‘Die Internationalle’ (Bundschuhchor Oldenburg) Released by the faction of SPD party Members of the European Parliament. First released on vinyl in 1984, expanded new release 2004. No recording dates or venues given THOROFON CTH 2208 [59.17] [RJF]

This disc is recommended to all Socialist group members of the European Parliament who should have a bag of discs readily available for distribution to the party faithful. ... see Full Review

Willard White (bass-baritone) Traditional (arranged by Carl Davis) ‘Go down Moses’; ‘Deep River’; ‘Didn’t my Lord deliver Daniel’ Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Don Giovanni, ‘Fin ch’han dal vino’ Georges Charles GOUNOD (1818-1893) Faust, ‘Vous qui faites l’endormie’ Georges BIZET (1838-1870) Les Pecheurs de perles, ‘Au fond du temple saint’ (with Bonaventura Bottone, tenor) Sergey PROKOFIEV (1891-1953) Cinderella, ‘Ballroom Waltz and Midnight’ (Orchestra only) Aaron COPLAND (1900-1990) Five Old American Songs: ‘The Boatman’s dance’, ‘The Dodger’, ‘Long time ago’, ‘Simple Gifts’, ‘I bought me a cat’ Carl DAVIS ‘On the beach at midnight alone’ (Orchestra only) Robert Russell BENNETT (1894-1981) ‘Gershwin in Hollywood’ (Orchestra only) Richard RODGERS (1902-1979) South Pacific, ‘Some enchanted evening’ George GERSHWIN (1898-1937) Porgy and Bess, ‘I got plenty o’ nuttin’ Jerome KERN (1885-1945) Show Boat, ‘Ol Man River’ Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Carl Davis Recorded live at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Dec. 31st 1998 and at Leeds Castle (Bizet and Davis) 1999 REGIS RRC 1176 [62.55] [RJF]


For those who like the programme, or the too rarely recorded singing of Willard White, this is a worthwhile issue well recorded and at bargain price too. ... see Full Review

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[Part 4 M-R]  [Part 5 S-Z]
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