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Alain AMOUYAL (aka Æva) Collection "Projections" - Plateforme/Coeur Éclairé Plateforme, Vocalises, Vivre la Montée, Conscience en Expansion SILCORD ORPH4 [59.50]
Passage, Coeur Éclairé, Voyage sur le Spirale Alain Amouyal, keyboards and programming Recorded at Studio Plateforme, Sète, France. SILCORD ORPH5 [72.19] [NH]

A superb and relevant cathartic music of and for our times but which is also timeless and is uniquely able to penetrate well beyond our surface defences and superficiality ... see Full Review

Carl Philipp Emanuel BACH (1714-1788) Johannes-Passion (1772) Elisabeth Scholl (soprano); Alexandra Petersamer (contralto); Gunnar Gudbjörnsson (tenor: Evangelist); Jochen Kupfer (bass: Jesus); Maximilian Schmidt (Pilatus); Julio Fernández (tenor, Petrus); Stefanie Dasch (soprano, Maid); Simon Berg, Daniel von Berndsdorf (Servants); Zelter-Ensemble der Sing-Akademie zu Berlin; Barockorchester Capriccio Basel/Joshard Daus. Live performance, Kammermusiksaal, Philharmonie, Berlin, Sept 9th, 2003. Text and translation included CAPRICCIO 30103 [86’58: 39’29 + 47’29] [CC]

An important document. Difficult to believe it is taken down live. Moments of great beauty as well as operating on a real dramatic trajectory. ... see Full Review

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) Brandenburg Concerti (1721) Concerto #1 in F, BWV 1046 (David Nuttall, Judith Walsh, Linda Mitchell, oboes; Hector McDonal, Phillip Hall, horns; Gordon Skinner, bassoon.) Concerto #2 in F, BWV 1047 (Daniel Mendelow, trumpet; Geofrey Collins, flute; David Nuttal, oboe) Concerto #3 in G, BWV 1048 Concerto #4 in G, BWV 1049 (Howard and Helen Oberg, recorders) Concerto #5 in D, BWV 1050 (Sue Morris, flute; John Palmer, harpsichord) Concerto #6 in Bb, BWV 1051 (Jane Hazelwood, Irena Morozov; violas; David Pereira, cello; Max McBride, bass) Academy of St. James, Carl Pini, leader and solo violin. Recorded in the Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, Australia. Date not given. Notes in English; track list, musical and engineering staff credits. On screen extras: composer biography, technical documentary. Also playable on DVD players SILVERLINE CLASSICS DVD-AUDIO 288232-9 [97.57] [PSh]

An excellently well played set of Brandenburgs; satisfactory recorded sound ... see Full Review

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Cantatas Volume 23: Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 Cantata No. 10 "Meine Seel erhebt den Herren", BWV 10 [18'39"] For the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, (2nd July 1724) SATB soli, chorus, continuo and orchestra Cantata No. 93 "Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten", BWV 93 [19'27"] For the Fifth Sunday after Trinity, (9th July 1724) SATB soli, chorus, continuo and orchestra Cantata No. 107 "Was willst du dich betrüben", BWV 107 [17'26"] For the Seventh Sunday after Trinity, (23rd July 1724) SATB soli, chorus, continuo, organ and orchestra Cantata No.178 "Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält", BWV 178 [18'47"] For the Eighth Sunday after Trinity, (30th July 1724) SATB soli, chorus, continuo, organ and orchestra Yukari Nonoshita (sop); Matthew White (alto); Makoto Sakurada (ten); Peter Kooij (bs)The Bach Collegium Japan Chorus and Orchestra/Masaaki Suzuki Recorded in the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan on 31 May - 4 June 2002 BIS CD-1331 [75'43"] [JPo]

Interpretations and performances are satisfying in every way ... see Full Review

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Cantata BWV 170: Vergnügte Ruh, beliebete Seelenlust [21’12"] Cantata BWV 35: Geist und Seele wird verwirret [25’42"] Cantata BWV 169: Gott soll allein mein Herze haben 23’51"] Monica Groop (mezzo soprano) Håkan Wilkman (organ obligato) Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra/Juha Kangas Recorded at Kruunupyy Church, Finland, June 1998 DDD WARNER ELATUS 2564 60620-2 [71’09"] [JQ]

Very good performances ... this disc will give much pleasure, especially as the price is now so reasonable ... see Full Review

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685 -1750) Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (1741) [70.55] András Schiff, piano Recorded Live at Stadtcasino, Basel, Switzerland, 30 October 2001. Notes in English and Français. Photo of the performer and musical examples. ECM NEW SERIES 1825 [70.55] [PSh]

Yet another essential recording of the Goldberg Variations, maybe good enough to topple Glenn Gould from his pedestal ... see Full Review

Bach und seine Schüler (Bach & his pupils) Sonatas for keyboard and violin Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Sonata nr 1 in b minor (BWV 1014) [12’47] Carl Philipp Emanuel BACH (1714-1788) Sonata in b minor (Wq 76/H 512)* [18:59] Johann Sebastian BACH Sonata nr 2 in A (BWV 1015)* [13:19] Johann Philipp KIRNBERGER (1721-1783) Sonata in E [09:42] Christine Schornsheim, harpsichord and fortepiano*; Ulla Bundies, violin (period instruments) Recorded in January and July 2002. DDD QUERSTAND VKJK 0211 [55:16] [JV]

An interesting concept but a rather unsatisfying performance ... see Full Review

Edgar BAINTON (1880-1956) Viola Sonata (1922) [18:09] Frank BRIDGE (1879-1941) Allegretto; Pensiero; Allegro Appassionato [3:08; 4:04; 2:30] Julius HARRISON (1885-1963) Viola Sonata (1945) [20:49] Martin Outram (viola) Michael Jones (piano) rec. 21-22 Dec 1992, Guildhall School of Music, London. AAD BRITISH MUSIC SOCIETY BMS CD 415R [48:40] [RB]

Writing and playing of a very high order bursting the bounds of conventionality. ... a de rigueur purchase ... see Full Review

Leonardo BALADA (b. 1933) Guernica (1966) [11.21] Homage to Sarasate (1975) [7.38] Homage to Casals (1975) [11.47] Symphony #4 "Lausanne" (1992) [18.34] Zapata: Images for Orchestra (1988) [20.05] Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra/Salvador Mas Conde Recorded in Teatre-Auditori Sant Cugat, Barcelona, Spain, 3 May 2004 Notes in English and Castellano. [no Catalá?] NAXOS 8.557342 [69.25] [PSh]

Excellent modern music with a Latin American accent, beautifully recorded ... see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH Béla BARTÓK (1881—1945) Yehudi Menuhin, violin and viola CD1 Violin Concerto No. 1, BB 48a (1907—8) Viola Concerto, BB 128(1945) (ed. Tibor Serly) New Philharmonia Orchestra/Antal Dorati Rhapsody No. 1 for violin and orchestra. BB 94b (1928—9) Rhapsody No. 2 for violin and orchestra, BB 96b (1928, rev. 1935) BBC Symphony Orchestra/Pierre Boulez CD2 Violin Concerto No.2, BE 117 (1937—8) New Philharmonia Orchestra/Antal Dorati Six movements from 44 Duos for two violins, BB 104 (1931): Sorrow; New Year’s Greeting; Harvest Song; Bagpipes; Scherzo; Arabian Song Yehudi Menuhin and Nell Gotkovsky, violins Sonata for solo violin, BR 124 (1944) Recorded: 1965 (Violin Concertos), 1966 (Viola Concerto),Kingsway Hall, London;1965 (Duos), 1968 (Rhapsodies), 1974, 1975 (Sonata), Abbey Road Studios, London EMI CLASSICS 7243 585487 2 [67:28 + 72:46] [JL]

A bargain double-disc package that brings together one of the twentieth century’s greatest composers with one of its leading performing artists in renderings of unmatched authority. ... see Full Review

Josef BAYER (1852 - 1913) The Fairy Doll – complete ballet (1888) Sun and Earth – Prelude and Two Scenes (1889) Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Mogrelia.Rec. Concert Hall, Slovak Radio, Bratislava from 10th – 14th June 2002. DDD NAXOS 8.557098 [62’28"] [JPh]

I can recommend this disc to anyone who likes tuneful light music in a well recorded acoustic. ... see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Complete Symphonies Symphony No. 1 Op. 21 in C Major Symphony No. 2 Op. 36 in D Major Symphony No. 3 Op. 55 in E Flat Major Eroica Symphony No. 4 Op. 60 in B Flat Major Symphony No. 5 Op. 67 in C Minor Symphony No. 6 Op. 68 in F Major Pastoral Symphony No. 7 Op. 92 in A Major Symphony No. 8 Op. 93 in F Major Symphony No. 9 Op. 125 in D Minor Choral * Magda Laszlo (soprano) * Hilde Rössl-Majdan (contralto) * Petre Munteanu (tenor) * Richard Standen (bass) * Choir of the Vienna State Opera * Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London/Hermann Scherchen Recorded 1951-54 ARCHIPEL ARPCD 0201 [5 CDs: 52.50 + 59.55 + 72.27 + 76.34 + 72.18] [JW]

At his most exciting and revealing in 2, 4 and 8 but admirers will find almost everything worthy of interest. ... see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony No.6 in F major, Op.68 ("Pastoral") [41:57] Symphony No.2 in D major, Op.36 [32:00] Orchestre National de France/ Kurt Masur Luc Héry (violin solo) Rec. in concert by Radio France on 7th and 14th November 2002 in the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris (France). DDD Naïve V 4971 [73:59] [AN]

"Oomph!…Hmmm…Phwoar!…Pow!" ... see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony No. 10 (1st Movement) realised and completed by Barry Cooper [14.21] Gratulations-Menuett WoO 3 [4.41]
Overture Die Ruinen von Athen Op. 113 [4.57] Overture Namensfeier Op. 115 [6.47] Overture König Stefan Op. 117 [7.07] Overture Fidelio Op. 72 [6.19] Trauermarsch from Leonora Prohaska WoO 96 [4.44] Overture Die Weihe des Hauses Op. 124 [11.24] Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra/Douglas Bostock Rec. April 2003, The House of Music, Pardubice, Czech Republic DDD CLASSICO CLASSCD 472 [61.21] [PW]

A selection of fine orchestral music by Beethoven without so much of the weight and scowl. ... see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Sonata No. 29 in B flat, Op. 106, ‘Hammerklaviera (1818, orch. Weingartner 1925). Overture, Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, Op. 43b (1801) [4’29]. Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67c (1808) [32’18]. aRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra, bcLondon Philharmonic Orchestra/Felix Weingartner.
From Columbia aLX43/47, bLX277, cDX516/19. Rec. aCentral Hall, Westminster, on March 26th-18th and 31st, 1930, EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London on bNovember 14th, 1933, cJanuary 31st-February 2nd, 1933. ADD NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110913 [78’33] [CC]

A remarkable and fascinating document of the utmost historical and musical value. ... see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) String Quartets: Op. 14 No. 1 (1798/9: composer’s own transcription of the piano sonata) [14’15]; Op. 59 No. 3, ‘Razumovsky’ (1806) [25’30]. The New Music String Quartet (Broadus Erle, Matthew Raimondi, violins; Walter Trampler, viola; Claus Adam, cello). Rec. North Stonington, Connecticut, in the early 1950s. mono ADD BARTÓK RECORDS BR1009 [41’11] [CC]

Cleanliness of texture is a characteristic that runs through Op. 14 No. 1 … The third Razumovsky is a superb reading, one to stand along with the very best. ... see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) The Complete Piano Sonatas Vol. 1 Three Sonatas: op.2, in F minor, A major, C major Joyce Hatto (piano) Recorded August 6th, December 7th 1995, Concert Artist Studios, Cambridge CONCERT ARTIST/FIDELIO RECORDINGS CACD 8002-2 [67:08] [CH]

A warm sound and a satisfying solution to all twelve movements, though perhaps lacking the intermittent revelations of some other versions. ... see Full Review

Arthur BERGER (b. 1912) The complete orchestral music Ideas of Order (1952) [11:53] Perspectives II (1985) [9:40] Serenade Concertante (1944 rev. 1951) [10:52] Prelude, Aria and Waltz (1982) [11:53] Polyphony (1956) [13:18] Boston Modern Orchestra Project/Gil Rose rec. 2003. DDD NEW WORLD RECORDS 80605-2 [63:57] [RB]

A fastidious composer - writing music both jewelled and precise whose works show at different times lyric sympathies and Webernian delicacy ... see Full Review

Hector BERLIOZ (1803 – 1869) Grande Messe de Morts, Op. 5 (1837) Arrigo BOITO (1842 - 1918) Prologue to Mefistofele (1868) Giuseppe VERDI (1813 - 1901) Te Deum (1898) John Aler, tenor (Berlioz) and John Cheek, bass (Boito) Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/Robert Shaw. Rec. Atlanta Symphony Hall, November 10-12 1984 (Berlioz); April 28, 29 1979 (Boito and Verdi) DDD TELARC CD-80109 [76.01 + 75.36] [JPh]

I am not overjoyed with this performance. Well, it is not that it is bad, it is just that there are better alternatives available. ... see Full Review

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Symphony No.1 in C minor Op.68 * Vassily KALINNIKOV (1866-1901) Symphony No.1 in G minor Vienna State Opera Orchestra * Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Hermann Scherchen Recorded 1951 ARCHIPEL ARPCD 0211 [79.52] [JW]

String cantilena sympathetically unfolded and a genuine nobility and spacious grandeur ... see Full Review

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897) Symphony #1 in c, Op 68 (1855-76)(!) [41.13] Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op 56a (1873) [16.29] Utah Symphony Orchestra/Maurice Abravanel Recorded in the Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, 24 May 1976. On disk extras: Composer biography, photos and documents of artists, memorial tribute speech by Ardean Watts; "remembering the Utah Symphony Orchestra;" Technical documentary; Speaker set-up utility. Notes in English: track list, technical credits. DVD-Audio tracks, 2.0 stereo; 5.1 surround. DVD video compatible 2.0 & 5.1. ADD DVD-Audio playable on DVD players. SILVERLINE CLASSICS 288237-9 [57.50] [PSh]

Great music very well performed, beautiful sound ... see Full Review

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 77 (1878) [39:33]* Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.53 (1883) [33:24] Maxim Vengerov (violin) Chicago Symphony Orchestra/ Daniel Barenboim* New York Philharmonic Orchestra/ Kurt Masur Rec. live at Chicago Symphony Hall, Chicago, in October 1997*/ Avery Fisher Hall, New York, in January 1997. Made in Germany by Warner Music Manufacturing Europe, 2003. DDD WARNER Elatus 2564 60806-2 [73:22] [AN]

Maxim Vengerov is captured live under two almighty batons and the performances fulfil all expectation. ... see Full Review

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Violin Concerto in D, op.77 (cadenza by Heifetz) (1), Concerto for Violin and Cello in a, op.102 (2) Jascha Heifetz (violin, 1, 2), Gregor Piatigorsky (violoncello, 2), Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Fritz Reiner (1), RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra/Alfred Wallenstein (2) Dates and locations not given (op.102 recorded in 1960) BMG CLASSICS/RCA RED SEAL 82876 59410 2 [63:39] [CH]

A finely passionate double concerto, but a somewhat disconcerting version of the violin concerto. ... see Full Review

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Four-Hand Piano Music Vol. 11 String Quartet No.3 in B flat major arranged for piano, 4 hands, Op.67 (1875) String Quintet No.1 in F major arranged for piano, 4 hands, Op.88 (1882) Silke-Thora Matthies (piano)Christian Kohn (piano) Rec. Clara-Wieck-Auditorium, Sandhausen, Germany, 9-11 Nov 1997. DDD NAXOS 8.554272 [68:30] [MC]

The high calibre duo display a refined musicianship and outstanding technical prowess in this excellent Naxos release. ... see Full Review

Johannes BRAHMS (1833 – 1897) Trio in A minor, op. 114 Hugh WOOD (b. 1932) Clarinet Trio, op.40 Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770 – 1827) Trio in B flat, op.11 Trio Gemelli Recorded at St. George’s, Bristol, June 1998 THE DIVINE ART 25009 [59:30] [AB]

The playing is exemplary and it is recorded in a warm acoustic. The disc is well presented, with good notes... see Full Review

Johannes BRAHMS (1833 – 1897) Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (London version) (1869) Sandrine Piau (soprano), Stéphane Degaut (baritone) Brigitte Engerer and Boris Berezovsky (pianos) Accentus Chamber Choir/Laurence Equilbeyrecorded Cité de la musique in Paris in June and July 2003. DDD. NAIVE V 4956 [64’54"] [AO]

This is a visionary approach to a jewel of choral repertoire: one which makes us hear Brahms in a whole new context. ... see Full Review

Havergal BRIAN (1876 - 1972)Symphony No. 1 The Gothic (1919-27) Eva Jenisová (sop.), Dagmar Pecková (alto), Vladimír Dolezal (ten.), Peter Mikuláš (bass)
Slovak Opera Chorus, Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Slovak Folk Ensemble Chorus, Lúcnica Chorus, Bratislava City Choir, Bratislava Children’s Choir, Youth Echo Choir, Pavol Procházka (Chorus Master) Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra/Ondrej Lenárd Rec. Concert Hall of Czechoslovak Radio, Bratislava, 29-31 March and 16-22 October 1989.Reissue - first released on Marco Polo 8.223280/1 NAXOS 8.557418/9 [59'11 + 54'56 = 114'07] [PSe]

The only First, in spite of the ‘Titan’. An excellent recording of a fervent performance, which is just as well, because it’s the only one. ... see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH Frank BRIDGE (1879-1941) Enter Spring (Rhapsody) (1927) [19:20] Summer (Tone Poem) (1914) [9:40] Two Poems for orchestra (1915) [10:56] The Sea - Suite (1911) [21:39] New Zealand SO/James Judd rec. Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, NZ, 11-15 Nov 2002. DDD NAXOS 8.557167 [62:17] [RB]

A good inexpensive introduction to Frank Bridge - a by no means parochial composer. The music is unsettling and startlingly original in the case of Enter Spring. ... see Full Review and...

Frank BRIDGE (1879-1941) Enter Spring (Rhapsody) (1927) [19:20] Summer (Tone Poem) (1914) [9:40] Two Poems for orchestra (1915) [10:56] The Sea - Suite (1911) [21:39] New Zealand SO/James Judd rec. Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, N.Z., 11-15 Nov 2002. DDD NAXOS 8.557167 [62:17] [JF]

One of the best introductions to Bridge’s music. This applies to the quality of the recording, the stature of the playing and the repertoire. ... see Full Review

Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976) Les Illuminations, Op 18 Quatre Chansons françaises, Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op 31. Felicity Lott (soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Michael Thomas (horn) Scottish National Orchestra/Bryden Thomson Rec. Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, 8-9 August 1988. DDD CHANDOS CHAN 10192 X [58.55"] [AO]

A joy to hear Felicity Lott singing the soprano version, her voice in the full bloom of youth ... she sings with thrilling freshness and verve, entirely in keeping with the mood of exhilaration ... see Full Review

Benjamin BRITTEN (1913 -1976) Billy Budd Philip Langridge, Thomas Allen English National Opera Orchestra / David Atherton,English National Opera Chorus / Martin Handley, David Drummond Designers: Tom Cairns/ AnthonyMcDonald Lighting: David Cunningham Stage Direction: Tim Albery, DVD Direction: Barrie Gavin, BBC / RM Arts Co-production 1988. Recording details are not given. ARTHAUS MUSIK 100 2787 (1 disc) [155 minutes] [BK][TB]

This is a fine version of one of Britten’s masterpieces with excellent singing from everyone involved ... see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-76) Peter Grimes, Op.33 (1945) Glenn Winslade – Peter Grimes Janice Watson – Ellen Orford Anthony Michaels-Moore – Captain Balstrode Jill Grove – Auntie Catherine Wyn-Rogers – Mrs Sedley Nathan Gunn – Ned Keene London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/Sir Colin Davis Recorded live at the Barbican 10-12 January 2004. budget price, LSO LIVE LSO0054 [55’06 + 48’32 + 39’05] [MB]

Quite easily the best-played Grimes on disc ... see Full Review

Anton BRUCKNER (1824-1896) Symphony No. 7 (1884) Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) Prelude: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1865)* BBC Symphony Orchestra English National Opera Orchestra* Sir Reginald Goodall Rec 3 November 1971, Royal Festival Hall, London (Bruckner), 27 October 1974, The Maltings Snape (Wagner) BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4147-2 [79.42] [TB]

Warmth of expression ... a dramatically rhythmic approach ... the music builds with strongly articulated symphonic momentum. ... see Full Review

Anton BRUCKNER (1824 – 1896) Symphony No. 8 in C minor (Haas Edition) (1884-87, rev. 1889-90) Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim Recorded October 1994 in the Philharmonie, Berlin. DDD WARNER ELATUS 2564 61297-2 [77’01"] [JPh]

Highly recommended to all Bruckner, Berlin Philharmonic and Barenboim fans. ... see Full Review

Anton BRUCKNER (1824-1896) Piano Works:- Sonata Movement in G minor (1862) Stille Betrachtung an einem Herbstabend (1863) Steiermärker (c.1850) Lancier-Quadrille (c.1850) Klavierstücke in E flat major (c.1856) Fantasie in G major (1868) Erinnerung (1868) Adagio from Symphony No. 7, arr. Cyrill Hynais (c. 1895) Fumiko Shiraga (piano) Rec 18-20 July 2001, Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Hamburg BIS-CD-1297 [64.50] [TB]

Hardly central to the repertory but offers fascinating insights into the lesser known byways and the artistic development of this remarkable composer ... see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Alan BUSH (1900-1995) Symphony No. 1 in C Op. 21 (1940) [32:54] Symphony No. 2 Op. 33 Nottingham (1949) [35:20] Royal Northern College of Music Orchestra/Douglas Bostock rec. 7-8 Feb 2004, RNCM, Manchester, DDD CLASSICO CLASSCD 484 [71:28] [RB]

Music of a distinctive mastery with a peculiarly British rigour and a constrained emotionalism. ... see Full Review

Ferruccio BUSONI (1866-1924) Violin Sonatas: No. 0 in C major (1876) [12:36]; No. 1 in E minor Op. 29 (1890) [22:51]; No. 2 in E minor Op. 36a (1898) [30:12] Lara Lev (violin); Matti Raekallio (piano) rec. Kuusaa Hall, Kuusankoski, Finland, 28-30 July 2003 FINLANDIA 2564 61078 2 [65:39] [RB]

Singing classicism ... ringingly performed ... see Full Review

Dietrich BUXTEHUDE (1637-1707) Stylus Phantasticus - Organ Music Volume 1 Praeludium in G minor WV 149; Ciacona in C minor WV 159; Passacaglia in D minor WV 161; Ciacona in Eminor WV 160; Praeludium in D minor WV 161; Ciacona in E minor WV 160; Praeludium in G minor WV 148; Praeludium in C WV 137. Choral Preludes - Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland; Gelobet Seist du, Jesu Christ; Puer Nobis in Bethlehem; Der Tag der ist so Freudenreich; In Dulci Jubilo; Lobt Gott, ihr Christen allzu Gleich; Der Den Tod Uberwand; Komm, Heilger Geist, Herre Gott, Nun Bitten Wir Den Heilgen Geis (2 versions); Gott der Vater Wohn Uns Bei. Bine Bryndorf, organ Recorded at St. Mary's Church, Elsinore, June 2002. DDD DA CAPO 8.226002 [65.36] [GH]

Would surely encourage me to listen further and to follow Buxtehude on his journey around Denmark and the organs for which he composed. ... see Full Review


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