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Masters Of Czech Baroque And Classicism Jiří Ignác LINEK (1725-1791) Sinfonia pastoralis ex C [15’08]. Leopold Antonín KOŽELUH (1747-1818) Symphony in G minor [17’53]. František Xaver BRIXI (1732-1771) Sympnony in D [8’38]. Antonín REJCHA (1770-1836) Symphony in E flat, Op. 41 [22’53]. Czech Chamber Philharmonic/Vojtěch Spurný. Rec. at the ‘Domovina’ Studio, Prague, in November 2002 and February 2003. DDD BMG CZECH REPUBLIC 82876 552872 [64’48] [CC]

A fascinating disc of little-known music, expertly performed by a top-class chamber orchestra. ... see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Piano Music for Children Béla BARTÓK (1881-1935) Four pieces from Ten Easy Pieces Igor STRAVINSKY (1882-1971) Les Cinq Doigts Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891-1953) Music for Children, op. 65 Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) Children’s Notebook, op.60 Aram KHACHATURIAN (1903-1978) Pictures from Childhood Aaron COPLAND (1900-1990) Five pieces from Piano Album Anton WEBERN (1883-1945) Kinderstück Béla BARTÓK (1881-1935) Four pieces from Mikrokosmos, Volume 6 Raymond Clarke, piano Recorded on 16th December 2001 and 1st September 2001 at King’s Hall, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne DIVINE ART 25022 [77:18] [GPJ]

I don’t know whose idea this CD was, but it was a brilliant one. More please! ... see Full Review

Norwegian Classical Favourites: Vol. 2 Harald SÆVERUD (1897-1992) Peer Gynt Music Op.28: (i) Devil’s Five-Hop (ii) Hymn against the Bøyg (iii) Mixed Company Geirr TVEITT (1908-1981) A Hundred Hardanger Tunes Op.151: (i) Welcome with Honour (ii) Langeleik Tune (iii) Hardanger Ale Eyvind GROVEN (1901-1977) At Evening Op.60 Hjalarljod Overture Op.38 Edvard Fliflet BRÆIN (1924-1976) Out Towards the Sea Gunnar GJERSTRØM (1891-1951) Legend Øystein SOMMERFELDT (1919-1994) Little Overture Op.11 Ludvig IRGENS-JENSEN (1894-1969) Bol’s Song Harald SÆVERUD (1897-1992) The Ballad of the Revolt Op.22 Fartein VALEN (1887-1952) The Churchyard by the Sea Op.20 Johan HALVORSEN (1864-1935) Scenes from Norwegian Fairy Tales Op.37: II – The Princess Riding on the Bear; III- Entry of the Trolls into the Blue Mountain; IV-Dance of the Trolls Iceland Symphony Orchestra/ Bjarte Engeset Recorded at the Concert Hall of the ISO Reykjavik,18-21 and 24-28 June 2002 DDD NAXOS 8.557018 [64:42] [PW]

A wonderful musical proxy for a trip to Norway… a disc to savour … see Full Review

Gaston POULET – Jane EVRARD Isaac ALBENIZ (1860-1909) Iberia – (i) Evocation (ii) El Puerto (iii) El Corpus en Sevilla (iv) Triana (v) El Albaicïn Enrique GRANADOS (1867-1916) Goyescas: Intermezzo Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)
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Jean-Baptiste LULLY (1632-1687) Ouverture; Danseries
François COUPERIN (1668-1733)
Troisième Leçon de Ténèbres (with Hugues Cuénod, Paul Derenne and Chorale Yvonne Gouverné) Nicolas-Marie DALAYRAC (1753-1809) Quatuor No 3 Albert ROUSSEL (1869-1937) Sinfonietta
Tracks 1-7 Orchestre du Festival de Besançon/Gaston Poulet Rec.1948 Tracks 8-12 Orchestre féminin de Paris/Jane Evrard Rec. 1949 (Lully), 1938 (Couperin), 1943 (Dalayrac) and 1956 (Roussel) MALIBRAN CDRG 182 [78:58] [PCW]

An interesting disc for historians of mid-20th century France but not for everyday listening … see Full Review

Glenda Raymond, soprano, 1922-2003 Gioacchino ROSSINI (1792-1868) Il barbiere di Siviglia ‘Una voce poco fa’; ‘Dunque io son’ (Geoffrey Chard, bar.) # Jacques OFFENBACH (1819-1880) Les Contes d’Hoffman, ‘Les oiseaux dans les charmille’; ‘Belle nuit, o nuit d’amour’ (John Lanigan, ten.); ‘Elle a fui, la tourterelle’ # Giacomo PUCCINI (1858-1924) La Boheme, ‘O soave fanciulla’ (John Lanigan, ten.) # Ambroise THOMAS (1811-1896) Hamlet, ‘Pâle et blonde’ Mignon, ‘Je suis Tatania’ Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901)Rigoletto, ‘Tutte le Feste’ # Georges Charles GOUNOD (1818-1893) Faust, ‘Alerte! Ou vous êtes perdus!’ (John Lanigan, ten. and David Allen, bar.) # Mireille, ‘Valse ariette: O légère hirondelle’ Romeo et Juliette, ‘Où suis-je?’ (John Lanigan, ten.) # Gaetano DONIZETTI (1797-1868) La figlia del reggimento, ‘Ah bruit de la guerre’ (David Allen, bar.) # Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Cosi fan tutte, ‘Ah guarda, sorella’ (Sylvia McPherson, mezzo) # Heinrich PROCH (1809-1878) ‘Deh, torna mio bene’ Friedrich von FLOTOW (1812-1883) Martha, ‘Letzte Rose’ (John Lanigan, ten.) # Ruggero LEONCAVALLO (1858-1919) Pagliacci, ‘Hui! Stridono lassú’ # Robert BURNS (1759-1796) ‘Comin thro’ the rye’ # Francesco Paolo TOSTI (1846-1916) ‘Goodbye’ #
Australian Symphony Orchestra/Hector Crawford (except tr. 2 ‘Dunque io son’ and tr. 14 ‘Deh, torna mio bene’, where orchestra and conductor unknown) Recorded 1946-? Sourced from Australian National Screen and Sound Archive. Some derived from episodes of a radio biography of Dame Nellie Melba 1946-1948. Items indicated # are sung in English ABC CLASSICS Australian Heritage Series 472 689 2 [73.46] [RJF]

The diversity of the content makes for an interesting collection and with many of the tracks sung in English it will appeal to those who prefer their opera that way. ... see Full Review

Manfred Reuthe - Klaviermusik Darius MILHAUD (1892-1974) Saudades do Brasil – Suite de Danses Olivier MESSIAEN (1908-1992) Eight Preludes Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Le Tombeau de Couperin Manfred Reuthe (piano) No details on venue or recording dates DDD BELLA MUSICA BM 31.2391 [76.51] [NL]

Overall, on paper an interesting recital that doesn’t catch ‘fire’ and can only be recommended for those looking for this particular combination of works on one disc. ... see Full Review

Sviatoslav Richter, Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Sonata No. 9 in E major, Op. 14 No. 1 [15’48] * Piano Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 14, No. 2 [13’08] * Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) "Wanderer" Fantasy in C major, D. 760 [20’15] * Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Theme and Variations on the Name "Abegg", Op. 1 [8’06] Faschingsschwank aus Wien/Carnival Jest from Vienna, Op. 26 [19’47] Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-1849) Étude in C sharp minor, Op. 10 No. 4 [1’48] Sviatoslav Richter, piano Recorded Royal Festival Hall, London, January 1963, February 1963 * BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4126-2 [79’45] [DS]

Strongly recommended to all piano enthusiasts ... see Full Review

Sanctus Robert ALLWORTH (b.1943) Six Voluntaries for Organ in Honour of Saint Catherine Laboure and the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1) Giovanni Pierluigi da PALESTRINA (1525 – 1594) Sanctus and Benedictus from Missa Aeterna Christi Munera(2) Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835 – 1921) arr. Colin SAPSFORD Gospel Procession (3) Dom Gregory MURRAY Interlude XX1 (3) John KEBLE (1792 – 1876) Ave Maria Blessed Maid (4) Lawrence BARTLETT (1933 - 2002) Ceremonial Te Deum (5) Colin BRUMBY (b.1933 ) All Glory, Laud and Honour (6) Ann CARR-BOYD (b.1938) Saturn (7) Dulcie HOLLAND (1913 - 2000) Salute to Jacques (8); Lonely Valley (9) Eric GROSS (b.1926) Triptych for Solo Violin Op. 189 (10) Derek STRAHAN (b.1958 ) Suite No. 1 for Solo ‘Cello (11) Richard AUSTIN (b.1943) Impromptu No. 4 (12) see review for details JADE JADECD1081 [71.06] [RH]

A fascinating disc surveying music by a range of 20th century Australian composers. ... see Full Review

SISSEL - My Heart: Wait a While; Lascia Ch’io Pianga; Someone Like You; Tristezze; Angel Rays; Mon coeur; Pie Jesu; Oblivion; You Raise me Up; O Mio Babbino Caro; Ave Maria; Beyond Imagination; Deborah’s Theme Sissel (vocals) London Symphony Orchestra/Ettore Strata DECCA RECORDS B0002080-02 [56.11] [RB]

Sissel’s pristine voice stands high amongst the jostling competition. A consummate purity of voice ... clean strato-cirrus heights ... see Full Review

Songs My Father Taught Me and More Songs My Father Taught Me
Thomas Allen (baritone) and Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Two Hyperion CDs
Songs My Father Taught Me

Passing by (Robert Herrick/Edward PURCELL) [1'42]; The lark in the clear air (Sir Samuel Ferguson/Traditional arr. Phyllis TATE) [1'45]; My Dearest Heart (Sir Arthur SULLIVAN) [2'57]; Until (Edward Teschemacher/Wilfrid SANDERSON) [2'00]; Love’s Garden of Roses (Ruth Rutherford/Haydn WOOD) [3'35]; Drink to me only (Ben Jonson/TRADITIONAL arr. Roger QUILTER) [2'19]; It is only a tiny garden (Lillian Glanville/Haydn WOOD) [2'05]; Love, could I only tell thee (Clifton Bingham/J M CAPEL) [3'43]; A Mood (E J Macdermott/Alison TRAVERS) [2'49]; Smilin’ through (Arthur A PENN) [1'37]; The Lost Chord (Adelaide Procter/Sir Arthur SULLIVAN) [3'44]; The Holy City (Frederic E Weatherly/Stephen ADAMS) [5'07]; The Cheviot Hills (Jack Robson) [2'47]; On the banks of the Wabash, far away (Paul DRESSER) [3'11]; A Brown Bird Singing (Royden Barrie/Haydn WOOD) [2'31]; She is far from the land (Thomas Moore/Frank LAMBERT) [2'59]; In Summertime on Bredon (A E Housman/Graham PEEL) [3'32]; The Trumpeter (Francis Barron/J Airlie DIX) [3'22]; Bird of Love Divine (Kathleen Birch/Haydn WOOD) [1'57]; God’s Garden (Dorothy Frances Gurney/Frank LAMBERT) [2'09]; Till the boys come home (Lena Guilbert Ford/Ivor NOVELLO) [3'15]; Trees (Joyce Kilmer/Oscar RASBACH) [1'54]; The Old House (Frederick O’CONNOR) [2'20]; Bird Songs at Eventide (Royden Barrie/Eric COATES) [2'46]; I’ll walk beside you (Edward Lockton/Alan MURRAY) [2'31]
Sir Thomas Allen (baritone); Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Recorded in Champs Hill, West Sussex, on 18-20 January 2001
HYPERION CDA 67290 [70.35]
More Songs My Father Taught Me
Water o’ Tyne (Traditional) [1'33]; I heard you singing (Royden Barrie/Eric COATES) [2'40]; Will you go with me? (Herbert J Brandon, Phil Park/Alan MURRAY) [2'07]; A Cradle Song (Padraic Colum/Mary SHELDON) [1'23]; A Song of Sleep (Lord Henry SOMERSET) [2'32]; The Green Hills o’ Somerset (Fred E Weatherly/Eric COATES) [2'28]; Mountain Lovers (Fred E Weatherly/W H SQUIRE) [3'39]; I’ll sing thee songs of Araby (W G Wills/Frederic CLAY) [2'47]; Mother Machree (Rida Johnson Young/Chauncey OLCOTT, Ernest R BALL) [2'22]; Roses of Picardy (Fred E Weatherly/Haydn WOOD) [3'43]; There’s a long, long trail a-winding (Stoddart King/Zo ELLIOTT) [3'06]; The Old Brigade (Fred E Weatherly/Odoardo BARRI) [3'50]; Yes! let me like a soldier fall (Edward Fitzball/William Vincent WALLACE) [2'55]; Because (Edward Frederick Lockton/Guy D’HARDELOT) [1'54]; Love’s Old Sweet Song (G Clifton Bingham/J L MOLLOY) [3'47]; Star of God (Fred E Weatherly/Eric COATES) [2'38]; Friend o’ mine (Fred E Weatherly/Wilfrid SANDERSON) [2'56]; Simon the Cellarer (W H Bellamy/J L HATTON) [3'17]; Time to go (Fred E Weatherly/Wilfrid SANDERSON) [2'07]; Echo (Christina Rossetti/Lord Henry Somerset) [3'29]; The Songs of Today (Beresford Rode/T C STERNDALE BENNETT) [2'17]; Just a-wearyin’ for you (Frank Stanton/Carrie JACOBS-BOND) [2'18]; Down by the Sally Gardens (W B Yeats/Traditional, arr. HERBERT HUGHES) [2'03]; Orpheus with his Lute (William Shakespeare/Sir Arthur SULLIVAN) [3'06]; Kashmiri Song (Adela Florence Nicolson, née Cory/Amy WOODFORDE-FINDEN) [2'54]; In the Gloaming (Meta Orred/Annie Fortescue HARRISON) [2'22]; The Star of the County Down (Cathal McGarvey/Traditional, arr. Herbert HUGHES) [1'54]; A Perfect Day (Carrie JACOBS-BOND) [2'17]; She moved thro’ the fair (unaccompanied) (Padraic Colum/TRADITIONAL) [2'04];
Recorded in Champs Hill, West Sussex, on 8, 9 January 2002
Sir Thomas Allen (baritone); Malcolm Martineau (piano)
HYPERION CDA 67374 [79.00]

A valuable contribution to the overall picture of our musical heritage, and if some seem a trifle anachronistic or, in one case, a little "non-PC", what of it? ... see Full Review

Soprano: Great Arias for the Soprano Voice and to be Experienced as a Protagonist Volumes 1-6 (see review for details) CANTOLOPERA 95038, 95041, 95042, 95047, 95051, 95052 [RF]

Good for autodidact singers, revision, private study but also for intrinsic musical content which is competent rather than topflight ... see Full Review

Stokowski’s Classic 1947-49 Columbias Vol. 3 and live broadcasts Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No. 6 [29:16] Piotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet [19:07] Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART Symphony No. 35 Haffner [15:17] Thomas Jefferson SCOTT From the Sacred Harp [7:46] Jaroslav WEINBERGER Polka and Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper [7:30] New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski Rec. Carnegie Hall, 1949, RVW/Tchaikovsky licensed from Sony. Other tracks live concert performances Produced in association with the Leopold Stokowski Society
www.stokowskisociety.net CALA CACD0537 [78:58] [RB]

Brimful of Stokowski’s confident, irreverent, personable and intensely idiosyncratic music-making. ... see Full Review

Mélodies françaises Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto), Inger Södergren (piano: Chausson, Poulenc), Catherine Collard (piano: all other items) Recorded 1995 (Chausson), 1998 (Poulenc), 1992 (all other items) BMG/RCA RED SEAL 74321 987202 [2 CDs 79:18 + 77:48] [CH]

The good things here are wonderfully good ... see Full Review

Music for three guitars Georges BIZET (1838-1875) Carmen Suite, arr. B. Gröger and A Tre Enrique GRANADOS (1867-1916) Intermezzo (from ‘Goyescas’), arr. A Tre Isaac ALBENIZ (1860-1909) Cordoba, Op. 232 Nr. 4 (from ‘Cantos de España’), Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809) Trio in DDur (Hoboken III:8), arr. Heinz Teuchert Ferenc FARKAS (b.1905) Citharoedia Strigoniensis Astor PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992) Three Tangos, arr. S. Conradi Django REINHARDT (1910-1953) Daphne, arr. A Tre A Tre (Michael Bächle, Stefan Conradi, Bernd Gehlen) Recorded 1996/1997, Karlsruhe BELLA MUSICA BM 31.2377 [60.06] [RH]

Charming guitar arrangements, well played – guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. ... see Full Review

Arturo TOSCANINI Broadcast Legacy Vincenzo BELLINI (1801-1835) Norma: Introduction and Druid’s Chorus [9’19"] Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) Te Deum [15’16"] Arrigo BOITO (1842-1918) Mefistofele: Prologue; Preludio [5’27"]; Ave, Signor degli angeli a dei santi! [3’25"]; Ave, Signor! [3’40"]; T’è noto Faust [2’39"]; Siam nimbi volanti dai limbi [1’59"]; Salve Regina! [6’43"] Nicola Moscona (bass) Boys Chorus. Mixed Chorus NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini Rec. Studio 8H, Radio City, New York, 2 December 1945. AAD GUILD HISTORICAL GHCD 2263 [50’32"] [JQ]

You can do much better for the Verdi but the Bellini and, particularly, the Boito are well worth hearing. ... see Full Review

KLAUS TENNSTEDT CONCERT Bedrich SMETANA (1824-1884)The Bartered Bride (1866) – Overture [7’18]. Antonín DVORÁK (1841-1904) Symphony No. 8 in G, B163/Op. 88 (1889) [28’59].Leoš JANÁCEK (1854-1928) Sinfonietta (1926) [24’29]. London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt. Live performances from the Royal Festival Hall, London, on April 2nd, 1991. ADD BBC LEGENDS/IMG ARTISTS BBCL4139-2 [72’23] [CC]

What a concert this must have been … Tennstedt was one of the jewels in London’s crown during his tenure at the LPO. Recommended without hesitation ... see Full Review

Vienna Philharmonic: 1957-1963 Anton BRUCKNER (1824 – 1896) Symphony No 8 in C minor (ed. Haas)* [80’32"] Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911) Symphony No 9 in D minor** [79’59"] Richard STRAUSS (1864- 1949) Tod und Verklärung. Tone Poem for Orchestra Op. 24*** [23’48"]; Ein Heldenleben. Tone Poem for Orchestra Op. 40*** [42’30"] Vienna Philharmonic/*Herbert von Karajan; **Dimitri Mitropoulos; ***Karl Böhm Recorded: *Musikverein, Vienna, 17 April 1957; **Musikverein, Vienna, 2 October 1960; ***Konzerthaus, Vienna, 19 May 1963 ADD ANDANTE AND 4997–5000 [4 CDs: 30’26" + 50’06" + 79’59" + 66’21"] [JQ]

A most important set and one which connoisseurs of conducting will certainly wish to hear. Karajan: interesting to hear; Böhm: extremely distinguished; Mitropoulos: simply unique. ... see Full Review

Viola con Forza – Henrik Frendin Daniel NELSON (b.1965) Romantatronic for solo viola, string orchestra, celesta and percussion (2000) Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra/Hannu Lintu Jörgen DAFGÅRD (b.1964) For the Sleeping: Dream Sonata for viola and tape (1997-98) Kent OLOFSSON (b.1962)/Henrik FRENDIN Alinea variations for viola and tape (1999) Kent OLOFSSON (b.1962) Nepenthe for viola d’amore (2003) Fredrik SÖDERBERG (b.1966) Wrong Music for Electric Viola Grande, Chamber orchestra and tape (2002) The Gageego Ensemble/B. Tommy Andersson Henrik FRISK (b.1966) Drive for Electric Viola Grande and live electronics (2003) Henrik FRENDIN/Fredrik EMILSON (b.1971) Soft Christ for Electric Viola Grande and tape Henrik Frendin (viola, Electric Viola Grande, viola d’amore with accompaniments as above) Recorded in Studio 2, Radiohuset, Concert Hall, Helsingborg and Studio 12, Radiohuset, Gothenburg, February-October 2003 PHONO SUECIA PSCD 151 [65.03] [JW]

Some strong imaginations at work in these disparate works, majorly inspired by the violist-hero Frendin ... see Full Review

The Wagon of Life - Songs of Nature, Life and Love in Time and Place Thomas PITFIELD (1903-1999) The Wagon of Life; By the Dee at Night; September Lovers Stuart SCOTT (b. 1949) Alderley; Gawsworth; Fall, Leaves, Fall. Geoffrey KIMPTON (b. 1927) Noah; Faintheart in a Railway Station; The Poor Man’s Pig. Joanna TREASURE (b. 1961) Tango (do you remember?); I saw the girl. John R. WILLIAMSON (b. 1929) The Recruit; White in the Moon; Think no more, lad. Stephen WILKINSON (b. 1919) The Sunlight on the Garden; The Garden. Philip WOOD (b. 1972) Now sleeps the Crimson Petal. Sasha Johnson MANNING (b. 1963) My Song shall be of Mercy and Judgement; The Lord is King. Kevin George BROWN (b. 1959) Dying Day; Description of Spring. David GOLIGHTLY (b. 1948) Songs of the Clifftop: Seabird; After the Kill; Puffin. David FORSHAW (b. 1938) The Owl; Whale Song; Horse. Mark Rowlinson (baritone) Peter Lawson (piano) Recorded at Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester, 21 and 24 July 2003 DUNELM RECORDS DRD-0220 [79.24] [JW]

Challenges met with great understanding. A song showcase for North West Composers ... see Full Review

Great Conductors Of The 20th Century: Felix WEINGARTNER Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, Op. 43 – Overturea (1801) [4’37]. Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36b (1802) [29’41]. Hector BERLIOZ (1803-1869)
Les Troyens – Marche troyennec [4’45]. Carl Maria von WEBER (1786-1826) Aufforderung zum Tanz, J260d (1819) [9’08]. Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90e (1883) [39’48]. Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Symphony No. 39 in E flat, K543f (1788) [24’44]. Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) Rienzi (1842) – Overturec [9’58]. Siegfried Idyllg (1870) [15’41]. Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Les Préludes, S97h (1848) [14’43]. Mephisto Waltz No. 1 (Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke), S110/2h (1861) [10’38]. aWiener Philharmoniker, bhLondon Symphony Orchestra, cOrchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, defgLondon Philharmonic Orchestra /Felix Weingartner. Rec. aMusikverein, Vienna, on February 25th, 1936, Abbey Road Studios on bMarch 2nd, 1938, October eg6th, d7th, g8th, 1938, cThéâtre Pigalle, Paris, on July 31st, 1939, Kingsway Hall, London, on February f26th, h28th, 1940. ADD EMI-IMG 5 75965-2 [78’04 + 76’23] [CC]

Bravo to EMI for putting together such a fascinating twofer. If you buy only one set of the ‘Great Conductors of the 20th Century’ series, may I humbly suggest this should be it. ... see Full Review

BOOK REVIEWS

Maurice Duruflé, 1902-1986: The Last Impressionist Ronald Ebrecht (editor) Scarecrow Press $55.00 Cloth 0-8108-4351-X June 2002 248pp £42 [JW]

Otherwise this is a well-produced, thoughtful and illuminating festschrift whose value is significant in one’s perceptions of this still undervalued and "timid" traditionalist. ... see Full Review

Music Librarianship in the United Kingdom: fifty years of the United Kingdom Branch of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres Richard Turbet (editor) Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003, xix 252pp, ISBN 07546 0572 8 Ł45 MusicWeb price £42.50 [JW]

A lucid and broad survey and those stimulated by the workings of the International Association of Music Libraries et al will find much upon which to reflect. ... see Full Review

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