One of the most grown-up review sites around

54,928 reviews
and more.. and still writing ...

Search MusicWeb Here



International mailing

Founder: Len Mullenger                                    Editor in Chief:John Quinn             


Detailed listing (last two days)]
[Part 1 New]  [Part 2 A-B] [Part 3 C-L]
[Part 4 M-R]  [Part 5 S-Z]
[Part 6 Misc A-L]  [Part 7 Misc M-Z]

Would you like a hyperlinked weekly summary of the CDs we have reviewed?
Enter your email address below, then click the 'Join Now' button.
You can unsubscribe yourself at any time.
Powered by
Sample: See what you will get



Frederic CHOPIN (1810-1849) Sviatoslav Richter Archives Vol. 2 Scherzo No. 1 in B minor Op. 20 [9.22] Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor Op. 31 [9.02] Scherzo No. 3 in C# minor Op. 39 [7.00] Scherzo No. 4 in E major Op. 54 [11.09] Polonaise – Fantasie in A-flat major Op. 61 [11.24] Barcarolle in F# major Op. 60 [8.55] Waltz in A-flat major Op. 34 No. 1 [5.19] Waltz in A minor Op. 34 No. 2 [6.22] Waltz in F major Op. 34 No. 3 [2.16] Mazurka in C# minor Op. 63 No. 3 [1.53] Mazurka in C major Op. 67 No. 3 [1.16] Mazurka in F major Op. 68 No. 3 [1.11] Mazurka in A minor Op. Posth No.2 [3.23] Sviatoslav Richter (Piano) rec. Opp. 20/31/39/54 Carnegie Hall, New York, 15 April 1965; Op. 61 Warsaw, Poland, 10 November 1954; Op. 60/ 34 Salzburg, Austria, 26 August 1977; Op. 63/67.68/Posth. No 2 Helsinki, Finland, 25 August 1976. ADD DOREMI DHR – 7724 [78.52] [AD]

Richter at the absolute peak of his form, combining the wild elemental power of his youth with more poetic and deeply reflective qualities ... see Full Review

Domenico CIMAROSA (1749 – 1801) Il matrimonio segreto (The Secret Marriage) (1792) Carlos Feller (bass) – Geronimo; Barbara Daniels (soprano) – Elisetta; Georgine Resick (soprano) – Carolina); Marta Szirmay (mezzo) – Fidalma; Claudio Nicolai (bass) – Il Conte Robinson; David Kuebler (tenor) – Paolino; Werner Sindemann (actor) – Un servitore di Geronimo Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra/Hilary Griffith Directed for Stage by Michael Hampe; Stage Design: Jan Schlubach; Costumes: Martin Rupprecht; Directed for TV by Claus Viller A stage production of the Oper der Stadt Köln from the Schwetzinger Festspiele. Recorded live at the Rokokotheater Schwetzingen, 3 – 8 June 1986 EUROARTS DVD 2054548 [153:00] [GF]

I enjoyed this performance immensely ... as soon as I have finished this review I’m going back for yet another command performance. ... see Full Review

Francois COUPERIN (1668-1733) Messe a l'usage ordinaire des paroisses, pour les fêtes solemnelles: Kyrie [9'45]; Gloria [21'04]; Offertoire [8'45]; Sanctus [2'10]; Benedictus [3'33]; Agnus Dei [4'44]; Deo Gratias [1'07] Messe propre pour les couvents de Réligieux, et Réligieuses: Kyrie [9'37]; Gloria [17'07]; Offertoire [5'51]; Sanctus [1'39]; Elevation [3'15]; Agnus Dei [2'43]; Deo Gratias [0'57] Jean-Baptiste Robin, organ rec: Poitiers Cathedral, 24-26 August 2004. DDD NAXOS 8.557741-42 [52'06 + 41'58] [CB]

The organ is one of the greatest in Europe, the playing is fabulous, the price is meagre. Buy this without a moment's hesitation. ... see Full Review

Claude DEBUSSY (1862–1918) An Orchestral Extravaganza La Mer [23:24] Boston Symphony Orchestra/Serge Koussevitzky rec. Recorded 1939. From MMV DB3923-3925 Images: No. 1. Gigues [6:26]; No. 3 Rondes de Printemps [7:27] San Francisco Orchestra/Pierre Monteux Recorded 1942. From HMV DB6182-6183 Printemps – Symphonic suite [14:53] Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Thomas Beecham Recorded 1946. From HMV DB6549-6550 Nocturnes: Nuages [7:49]; Fętes [6:26]; Sirčnes [11:23] L’Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris/Jean Fournet Recorded 1952. From Philips A 00.160L MP3 Format download PRISTINE AUDIO PASC 018 [77:39][JQ]

A very valuable and stimulating collection of Debussy performances ... see Full Review

Gaetano DONIZETTI (1797-1848) Pia de’Tolomei - Tragedia lyrica in two acts (1837) Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano based on the canto V, Dante’s Purgatorio First performed at the Teatro Apollo, Venice, 18 February 1837 Plus all the revisions by Donizetti for later performances in Venice (1837), Seningallia (1837) and Naples (1838) Pia, wife of Nello - Majella Cullagh (sop); Rodrigo, Pia’s brother - Manuela Custer (mezzo); Ghino, cousin of Nello - Bruce Ford (ten); Nello - Roberto Servile (bar); Ubaldo, Nello’s servant - Mark Wilde (ten); Pierro, a hermit - Mirco Palazzi (bass); Bice, Pia’s waiting woman - Patrizia Biccire (sop) Geoffrey Mitchell Choir London Philharmonic Orchestra/David Parry Recorded at Henry Wood Hall, London, October 2004 Performed in the Critical Edition prepared by Giorgio Pagannone for the Donizetti Foundation, Bergamo OPERA RARA ORC30 [3 CDs: 71.23 + 64.40 + 71.57] [RF]

A very welcome addition to Opera Rara’s unrivalled list of well recorded and performed Donizetti operas. Highly recommended to all lovers of Donizetti’s works and the bel canto period. ... see Full Review

Gaetano DONIZETTI (1797-1848) Pia de’ Tolomei - Tragedia lyrica in two acts (1837) Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano based on the 5th canto of Dante’s Purgatory. First performed at the Teatro Apollo, Venice, 18th February 1837 Pia, wife of Nello, Patrizia Ciofi (sop); Rodrigo, Pia’s brother, Laura Polverelli (mezzo); Ghino, cousin of Nello, Dario Schmunck (ten); Nello, Andrew Schroeder (bar); Ubaldo, Nello’s servant, Francesco Meli (ten); Pierro, a hermit, Daniel Borowski (bass); Bice, Pia’s waiting woman, Clara Polito (sop) Orchestra and chorus of the Teatro La Fenice, Venice/Paola Arrivabeni Performed in the Critical Edition prepared by Giorgio Pagannone for the Donizetti Foundation, Bergamo Artistic director, Sergio Segalini. Sets by Thierry Leproust. Costumes by Claude Masson. Lighting by Marc Delaméziere Video Director Tiziano Mancini Recorded in High Definition. Presented in dts digital surround sound, Dolby, PCM 2.0 Menu language English. Subtitles in Italian (original language), English, German, French, Spanish and Chinese. Notes and synopsis in Italian, English, German and French DYNAMIC DVD 33488 [2 DVDs: 137:00] [RF]

A perfect complement to the audio recording from Opera Rara. Highly recommended. ... see Full Review

Dvořák and His Age Dvorák Centenary Song Recital Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Vier Lieder op.2 [09:23] (1), Abendlieder op.3: Die Sternlein hoch am Himmelszelt [01:36], Ich bin der kühne Märchenprinz [01:32], Voll Freude schuf den Menschen Gott [04:03] (2), Vier Lieder op.82: 1. Lasst mich allein [04:27], 4. Am Bache [01:12] (3) Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907) Lieder op.48: 5. Zur Rosenheit [02:43], 6. Ein Traum [02:14] (3) Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Lieder op.43: 2. Die Mainacht [03:19], 1. Von ewiger Liebe [05:00] DVOŘÁK Cigánské melodie op.55: 1. Má píseň zas mi láskou zní [02:47], 2. Aj! Kterak trojhranec můj [01:16], 4. Když mne stará matka [02:23], 7. Dejte klec jestřábu [02:27] (4), Mährische Duette op.32 [29:53] (1, 3) ANON. arr. Henry Thacker BURLEIGH (1866-1949) Deep River [02:19], By an’ By [01:45], Steal Away to Jesus [03:52] (2) Arthur FARWELL (1877-1952) Three Indian Songs op.32 [09:11] (4) Charles Wakefield CADMAN (1881-1946) Four American Indian Songs op.45: 1. From the Land of Sky-blue Water [01:51], 4. The Moon Drops Low [02:22] (4) Edward MacDOWELL (1860-1908) Eight Songs op.47: 7. The Sea [02:21] (4) Charles IVES (1874-1954) Songs my mother taught me [02:58] (4) DVOŘÁK Love Songs op.83: 1. Never will love lead us [01:45], 2. Death reigns in many a human breast [02:21], 3. I wander oft past yonder house [01:10], 4. I know that on my love to thee [02:16], 7. When thy sweet glances [01:55], 8. Thou only dear one [02:15] (1) BRAHMS Vier ernste Gesänge op.121 [17:54] (2) Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911) Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Urlicht [05:14] (1) DVOŘÁK Biblické písně op.99: 1. Oblak a mrákota jest [02:19], 3. Slyš, o Bože! [03:45], 4. Hospodin jest můj pastýř [03:10], 7. Při řekách babylonských [03:20], 10. Zpívejte Hospodinu píseň novou [02:25] (4) Barbara Bonney (3, soprano), Michelle Breedt (1, mezzo), Thomas Hampson (4, baritone), Georg Zeppenfeld (2, bass), Wolfram Rieger (piano) Recorded live in the Kleines Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 17 August 2004 ORFEO C 656 052I[76:01 + 79:12] [CH]

A wonderful opportunity sadly mismanaged. ... see Full Review

Hanns EISLER (1898-1963) There's Nothing Quite Like Money (arranged by D Justus Noll) Sylvia Anders (voice), D Justus Noll (keyboards, clarinet), The Stephen Roane Quartet rec. 27-28 March 1981, New York City. DDD LABOR LAB 7026-2 [77:13] [AO]

This recording was made to bring Eisler's music to a wider, modern audience at a time when the originals were relatively unknown ... see Full Review

Edward ELGAR (1857-1934) Cello Concerto in E minor op.85 [29:52] (1), Sea Pictures op.37 [23:53] (2), The Kingdom op.51: Prelude [09:57] Li-Wei (cello) (1), Elizabeth Campbell (mezzo-soprano) (2) Adelaide Symphony Orchestra/Nicholas Braithwaite Recorded 26th-29th November at the Adelaide Town Hall, Australia ABC CLASSICS 476 7966 [63:42] [JW]

This is a rather disappointing recording though doubtless some find its emotive patina more to their liking than I do. ... see Full Review

George ENESCU (1881-1955) Violin Sonata No. 3 "dans le caractère populaire Roumain", Op. 25 (1926) [28.15] Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Sonata for violin and piano in A minor, D.385, op.posth. 137, No. 2 (1816) [23.18] Arnold SCHOENBERG (1874-1951) Phantasy for violin with piano accompaniment, op.47 (1949) [10.00] Hans Werner HENZE (b. 1926) Fünf nachtstücke für Violine und Klavier (1990) [9.20] Barbara Doll (violin) Cristina Marton (piano) rec. May 2005, Martinů Hall, Lichtenstein Palace, Prague. DDD. ARCODIVA UP 0083-2 131 [71.16] [ED]

Recommended most strongly if provocation is what you’re after, though those seeking authentic Enescu should look at alternative versions. ... see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Alfonso FERRABOSCO (1543-1588) Psalm 103, Motets & Chansons Dolci ire (madrigal a 5) [6:55] Auprès de vous (chanson a 5) [2:49] In Nomine I [2:38] Pecantem me quotidie (motet a 5) [3:32] Psalmus CIII [32:32] Bruna sei tu, ma bella (madrigal a 5) [2:45] Domine, non secundum peccata nostra (motet a 6) [4:35] Quel sempre acerbo (madrigal a 6) [4:14] The Huelgas Ensemble/Paul Van Nevel Recorded September 2004 at the Chapel of the Franciscans, Lille HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901874 [60:40] [KS]

No lover of vocal polyphony will want to be without this lovely recording. ... see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH Nicholas GOMBERT (c.1495-c.1560) Credo for 8 voices [12:35]; Haec dies quam fecit Dominus [4:50]; Qui colis Ausonium [7:08]; Salve Regina [Diversi diversa orant] [5:58]; O beata Maria [7:43]; Vae, vae Babylon [11:27]; Media vita in morte sumus [5:59]; Lugebat David Absalon [8:22] Henry’s Eight/Jonathan Brown rec. Ante-Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, 1-3 April 1996. DDD HYPERION HELIOS CDH 55247 [69.54] [GH]

This is a very fine disc and now at budget price it is even more of an attractive proposition. Buy it. ... see Full Review

George Frideric HANDEL (1685-1759) Ouverture in C major, HWV456 [6:03] Fugue in E minor, HWV429 [4:03] Sonata in G major, HWV579 [4:53] Fugue in G minor, HWV605 [2:46] Fantaisie in C major, HWV490 [4:43] Fugue in G major, HWV606 [4:03] Air in G minor, HWV466 [1:48] Fugue in B-flat major, HWV607 [2:40] Air in B-flat major, HWV470 [1:57] Air in B-flat major, HWV469 [1:57] Capriccio in G minor, HWV483 [1:51] Chaconne in G major, HWV430 [4:06] Fugue in B minor, HWV608 [4:17] Air in G major, HWV474 [1:33] Fugue in A minor, HWV609 [4:18] Presto in D minor, HWV428 [5:12] Sonata in C major, HWV578 [7:04] Fugue in C minor, HWV610 [2:48] Jesu meine Freude, HWV480 [1:37] Passacaille in G minor, HWV432 [4:17] John O’Donnell (organ) Rec. 28-29 October 1999, Jürgen Ahrend organ, Monash University, Melbourne. ABC CLASSICS ABC 476 1565 [71:56] [DC]

It’s fun to dip into when the mood takes you, rather than having as ear candy while lying back in the bath with a glass of wine. ... see Full Review

George Frederic HANDEL (1685-1759) Agrippina (Drama in three acts) (1709-10) [154:00] Claudius: Günter von Kannen Agrippina: Barbara Daniels Nerone: David Kuebler Poppea: Janice Hall Ottone: Claudio Nicolai Pallante: Ulrich Hielscher Narciso: Eberhard Katz Lesbo: Carlos Feller The London Baroque Players/Arnold Östman Stage Direction by Michael Hampe. Filmed 1-4 May 1985 at the Rokokotheater Schwetzingen. EUROARTS DVD 2054538 [154:00] [KS]

To sum it up, this one should have never made it out of the filing cabinet ... see Full Review

Franz Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809) London Trios for two flutes and violoncello (1794) * Trio I (Hob. IV,1) [8:27]; Trio II (Hob. IV.2) [7:00]; Trio III (Hob. IV.3) [12:05]; Trio IV (Hob. IV.4) [4:37] Divertimentos for flute, violin and violoncello (1784) ** Divertimento I (Hob. IV,6) [7:33]; Divertimento II (Hob. IV,7) [9:28]; Divertimento III (Hob. IV.8) [7:29] *Laurel Zucker, Renée Siebert, (flutes), Samuel Magill (cello) **Laurel Zucker (flute), Shirien Taylor (violin), Samuel Magill (cello) Recorded Concordia College, California, 1997. CANTILENA 66013-2 [56:48] [GPu]

Lightweight Haydn, for the most part, pleasantly, but unmemorably, performed … see Full Review

Bo HOLTEN (b. 1948) Tallis Variations (1976) [10.32] (1, 2) Visdom og Galskab / Wisdom and Folly (1993) [13.10] (2, 3) Psalm 104 ‘Hvor er dine vćrker mange, Herre’ (2002) [3.54] (4) Ego flos campi (2001) [3.49] (4) Ebbe Sakmmelsřn (2001) [13.25] (2, 5) First Snow (1996) [6.11] (2, 6, 7, 8, 9) Triumf att finnas till / Triumph to exist (1995) [8.49 (2) Klaudia Kidon (soprano) (3) Sussa Lillesře (soprano) (6) Annette Simonsen (alto) (7) Lars Pedersen (tenor) (8) Torsten Nielsen (bass) (9) Jesper Juul Sřrensen (trombone) (5) Strings of Danish National Symphony Orchestra (1) Danish National Choir/DR (2) Danish National Girls Choir/DR (4) Bo Holten (conductor) rec. Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen; 10-12 June 2003, 9 January 2004, 4 February 2005. DDD CHANDOS CHAN 10320 [60.11][RH]

Music full of melodic, harmonic and rhythmic interest ... see Full Review

Gottfried August HOMILIUS (1714 - 1785) Christmas in the Dresden Frauenkirche - Cantatas II Ergreifet die Psalter, ihr christlichen Chöre, cantata for the 1st Sunday of Advent [16:55] Auf, auf, ihr Herzen, seid bereit, cantata for the 4th Sunday of Advent [15:29] Ein hoher Tag kömmt, cantata for the 1st Christmas Day [17:38] Wünschet Jerusalem Glück, cantata for New Year's Day [21:41] Katja Fischer, soprano; Alexander Schneider, alto; Martin Petzold, tenor; Jochen Kupfer, bass Körnerscher Sing-Verein, Dresdner Instrumental-Concert (on period instruments)/Peter Kopp Recorded in January 2005 at the Lukaskirche, Dresden, Germany DDD CARUS 83.170 [73:23] [JV]

These four cantatas are evidence of Homilius's qualities as a composer of religious music - the performances are outstanding ... Full Review

Jef van HOOF (1886 – 1959) Symphony No.5 in E minor (1954) [22:42] Five Songsa [14:03] Second Symphonic Suite (1952) [23:02] Symphony No.6 in B flat major (1959) [15:01] Ann De Renais (soprano)a Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra – Pécs/Zsolt Hamas rec. Music Hall, Pécs, Hungary, June 2005 PHAEDRA 92044 [76:19] [HC]

All in all, a really lovely release that I warmly recommend to all who relish beautifully crafted, colourful and tuneful late-Romantic music... see Full Review

Alan HOVHANESS (1911-2000) Symphony No. 4 Op.165 (1958) [19:43] *Return and Rebuild the Desolate Places Op.213 (1965) [8:56] Symphony No. 20 Op.223 Three Journeys to a Holy Mountain (1969) [20:32] *Prayer of Saint Gregory Op.62b (1972) [3:30] Symphony No. 53 Op.377 Star Dawn (1983) [13:22] John Wallace (trumpet)* The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Wind Orchestra/Keith Brion Rec. Thomas Coates Memorial Baptist Church, Paisley, Scotland, October 2003 DDD NAXOS AMERICAN CLASSICS 8.559207 [66:03][PCW]

Anyone interested in the composer or in 20th century wind music will find this to be a worthwhile bargain … see Full Review

Madeleine ISAKSSON (b.1956) Strĺkvĺg (1990) [5:13] Sum om (1991) [5:15] inné (1993) [10:56] Andelek (1997) [10:28] Failles (2003) [10:29] Rum (1999) [11:57] Ĺ svävare (1993-95) [22:42] Eva Lindal, Anna Lindal (violin) Torbjörn Helander (viola) Chrichan Larson (cello) Michael Karlsson (double-bass) Kerstin Frödin (recorder) Sarah Lindloff (flutes) Kennet Bohman (oboe) Bo Pettersson (clarinets) Knut Sönstevold (bassoon) Christer Johnsson (saxophone) Sören Hermansson (french horn) Jonas Bylund (trombone) Johnny Axelsson (percussion) Kristina Hansson (soprano) Katarina Böhm (mezzo) Michael Weinius (baritone) Stockholm Saxophone Quartet Staffan Larsson (conductor) Rec. 2002-3, Capitol Studio and Studios 2 and 3, Radiohuset, Stokholm. PHONO SUECIA PSCD 134 [77:47][DC]


This is a quiet, intellectual world with a low tolerance of contemporary music’s post-post modern ‘fun factor’. ... see Full Review

Wild Swans Concert Suite (2003) [36’47] 1.Green Leaf [2:39]; 2. Eliza Aria [3:17]; 3. Brothers [1:50]; 4. Wicked Witch [1’51]; 5. Magic Spell Tango [3:42]; 6. Good Fairy [3:16]; 7. Knitting Nettles [3:17]; 8. Darkness in the Forest [3:43]; 9. Eliza and the Prince [3:55]; 10. Glow Worms [1:28]; 11. Mute Princess [3:50]; 12. Transformation [3:59] Piano Concerto No. 2 (2001) [18:23] 13. I [5:34]; 14. II [4:08]; 15. III [2:47]; 16. IV [5:54] Mythic (2004) [11:28] Jane Sheldon, soprano (1-12); Ian Munro, piano (12-16) Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra/Ola Rudner rec. 16-19 August 2004, Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, Tasmania. DDD ABC CLASSICS 476 7639 [66:41] [ZT]


Future listeners will wonder how music of this interest and quality could possibly have escaped their attention. ... see Full Review

Max KUHN (1896-1994) Instrumental Music and Songs Introduktion und Allegro für Oboe und Klavier (1959) [8:28] Schiffern und Kapitänen von Albert Ehrismann – 6 Lieder für Alto (oder Bariton) und Klavier [13:58] Gedicht aus der Chinesischen Flöte von Hans Bethge [4:33] Die Macht der Schönheit (text Hans Bethge) [2:20] Bild der Freundin (text R.G. Binding) [2:16] Lied der Drehorgelfrau (text A. Ehrismann) [2:25] Suite für Oboe Solo (1965) [8:25] 3 Préludes für Klavier (1976) [5:53] Drei Klavierstücke (1963) [7:42] John Anderson (oboe) Jeanette Ager (mezzo) Sophia Rahman (piano) Rec. St Paul’s Boy’s School, Hammersmith, London, 12-13 June 2004 GUILD GMCD 7284 [57:42] [DC]

If you are looking for well crafted, often beautifully expressive tonal music from the last century then you need look no further. ... see Full Review

Ulrich LEYENDECKER (b. 1946) Symphony No 3 (1990-1991) [29.24] Violin Concerto (1995) [28.19] North German Radio Symphony Orchestra Johannes Kalitzke, conductor rec. Symphony, 4 November 1994, NDR Studios Hamburg; Concerto, live, NDR Studio 10 Hamburg, 2 February 1996. DDD NAXOS 8.557427 [57.43] [GH]

Leyendecker’s music - pan-European and yet totally individual. ... see Full Review

Franz LISZT (1811-1886)
Sonata in B minor, S. 178 [30.46] Funerailles, from S. 154 [11.14] Transcendental Etudes, S. 139: No. 1 Prelude [0.52] No. 2 Molto vivace [1.50] No. 3 Paysage [5.02] No. 5 Feux follets [3.25] No. 7 Eroica [4.33] No. 8 Wilde Jagd [4.03] No. 10 Allegro agitato molto [3.42] No. 11 Harmonies du soir [8.44] Sviatoslav Richter (piano) rec. S. 178 Carnegie Hall, New York, 18 May 1965; S. 154 Budapest, 11 February 1958; S. 139 Moscow, 1956. ADD PALEXA CD-0537 [74.35] [ADe]

A towering achievement ... a performance of muscle and poetry. ... see Full Review

Witold LUTOSŁAWSKI (1913-1994) Concerto for Orchestra (1954) [29’48] Cello Concerto (1970) [25’20] Rafal Kwiatkowski (cello) Warsaw Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra/Antoni Wit Recorded in the Great Hall of the Warsaw Philharmonic, December 2004 DUX 0499 [55:13] [TH]

Music-making of a very high order and if you like the coupling, don’t hesitate. ... see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH Witold LUTOSŁAWSKI (1913-1994) Twenty Polish Christmas Carols [40.05] Lacrimosa (1937) [3:37] Five Songs (1957) [10:39] Olga Pasichnyk (soprano) ą Polish Radio Chorus, Kraców ą ˛ Jadwiga Rappé ł Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (Katowice)/Antoni Wit Rec. Grzegorz Fitelberg Concert Hall, Katowice, 3-5 December 2001 (Carols, Lacrimosa), and 15 January 1997 (Songs). NAXOS 8.555994 [54:22] [DC]

Makes one glad to be alive during the sparkling darkness of midwinter. ... see Full Review

Witold LUTOSŁAWSKI (1913 – 1994) Twenty Polish Christmas Carols (1948)a [40:05] Lacrimosa (1937)a [3:37] Five Songs (1957)b [10:39] Olga Pasichnyk (soprano)a; Jadwiga Rappé (alto)b Polish Radio Chorus, Kracówa Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra/Antoni Wit rec. Grzegorz Fitelberg Concert Hall, Katowice, December 2001 (Polish Christmas Carols, Lacrimosa) and January 1997 (Five Songs) NAXOS 8.555994 [54:22] [HC]

All in all, a lovely disc. ... see Full Review


Detailed listing (last two days)]
[Part 1 New]  [Part 2 A-B] [Part 3 C-L]
[Part 4 M-R]  [Part 5 S-Z]
[Part 6 Misc A-L]  [Part 7 Misc M-Z]

MusicWeb - The International Web Site Founder: Len Mullenger [UK], Classical Editor: Rob Barnett [UK],  Regular Reviewers:   Steve Arloff [UK], Guy Aron [Australia], Tony Augarde [UK], Terry Barfoot [UK], Melinda Bargreen [USA], David J. Barker [Australia], Rob Barnett [UK], Nick Barnard [UK], Robert Beattie [UK], Dave Billinge [UK], Peter Bright [UK], Byzantion [UK], Colin Clarke [UK], Dominy Clements [Netherlands], Michael Cookson [UK], Hubert Culot [Belgium], Evan Dickerson [UK], Gavin Dixon [UK], Robert J. Farr [UK], Christopher Fifield [UK], Göran Forsling [Sweden], John France [UK], Patrick Gary [USA], Pierre Giroux [CAN], Paul C. Godfrey [UK], Michael Greenhalgh [UK], William Hedley [France], Gary Higginson [UK], Neil Horner [UK], Robert Hugill UK], David Jennings [UK], Bill Kenny [UK], William S Kreindler [USA], Ian Lace [UK], Em Marshall-Luck [UK], Oleg Ledeniov [USA]Rob Maynard [UK], David A McConnell [USA], Kirk McElhearn [France], Robert McKechnie [UK], Ralph Moore [RMo] [UK], Dan Morgan [UK], Margarida Mota-Bull [UK], Glyn Pursglove [UK], John Quinn [UK], Carla Rees [UK], Brian Reinhart [USA], Donald Satz [USA], Mark Sealey [USA], John Sheppard [UK], George Stacy, Kevin Sutton [USA], Bert Thompson [USA], Simon Thompson [UK], Zane Turner [Australia], Steve Vasta [UK], Johan van Veen [Netherlands], Raymond Walker [UK], Derek Warby [UK], Brian Wilson [UK], Jonathan Woolf [UK] Leslie Wright [USA]. A complete list of contributors can be seen here


Making a Donation to MusicWeb

Writing CD reviews for MWI

About MWI
Who we are, where we have come from and how we do it.

Site Map

How to find a review

How to find articles on MusicWeb
Listed in date order

Review Indexes
   By Label
      Select a label and all reviews are listed in Catalogue order
   By Masterwork
            Links from composer names (eg Sibelius) are to resource pages with links to the review indexes for the individual works as well as other resources.

Themed Review pages

Jazz reviews


      Composer surveys
      Unique to MusicWeb -
a comprehensive listing of all LP and CD recordings of given works
Prepared by Michael Herman

Book Reviews

Complete Books
We have a number of out of print complete books on-line

With Composers, Conductors, Singers, Instumentalists and others
Includes those on the Seen and Heard site


Nostalgia CD reviews

Records Of The Year
Each reviewer is given the opportunity to select the best of the releases

Monthly Best Buys
Recordings of the Month and Bargains of the Month

Arthur Butterworth Writes

An occasional column

Phil Scowcroft's Garlands
British Light Music articles

Classical blogs
A listing of Classical Music Blogs external to MusicWeb International

Reviewers Logs
What they have been listening to for pleasure



Bulletin Board

Give your opinions or seek answers

Past and present

Helpers invited!

How Did I Miss That?

Currently suspended but there are a lot there with sound clips

Composer Resources

British Composers

British Light Music Composers

Other composers

Film Music (Archive)
Film Music on the Web (Closed in December 2006)

Programme Notes
For concert organizers

External sites
British Music Society
The BBC Proms
Orchestra Sites
Recording Companies & Retailers
Online Music
Agents & Marketing
Other links
Web News sites etc

A pot-pourri of articles

MW Listening Room
MW Office

Advice to Windows Vista users  
Site History  
What they say about us
What we say about us!
Where to get help on the Internet
CD orders By Special Request
Graphics archive
Currency Converter
Web Ring
Translation Service

Rules for potential reviewers :-)
Do Not Go Here!
April Fools

MusicWeb International thank Naxos for the no-strings use of their server to mount the website.

Return to Front page