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A L’Estampida - Medieval Dance Music Danse Real (French 14th c) [2:45]; English Dance (13th c.) [4:00]; Estampie Real: La Seste (French 13th c.) [3:27]; Estampie Real: La Quarte (French 13th c.) [1:57]; Estampie Real: La Septime (French 13th c.) [1:51]; Estampie: Robertsbridge Codex (English 14th c) [6:59]; Chomineiamento di Gioia (Istampitta) (Italian, 14th c.) [5:20]; Lamento di Tristano (Italian 14th c.) [7:07]; La Rotta (Italian 14th c) [3:37]; Dança Amaorosa/Troto (Italian 14th c) [5:41]; Salterello (Italian 14th c.) 2:51]; La Manfredina/La Rotta della Manfredina (Italian 14th c) [10:59]; Salterello (Italian 14th c.) [4:25] The Dufay Collective: Paul Bevan, whistle, slide trumpet, pipe and tabor, percussion; Giles Lewin, vielle, repec, bagpipes, shawm, pipe and tabor; William Lyons, flute, shawm, recorders, bagpipes, symphony, pipe and tabor, percussion; Susanna Pell, vielle and percussion; Peter Skuce, organ, harp, and percussion; Raphael Mizraki, oud, vielle, dulcimer, gittern and percussion Recorded in June 1991 at St. Michael’s Church Blackheath, London. AVIE 0015 [61:05] [KS]

I can’t imagine any listener being disappointed in this infectious and delightful program. ... see Full Review

Sir Thomas Allen: Great Operatic Arias Charles-François GOUNOD (1818-1893) Faust (1859) – Avant de quitter ces lieux [3’23]. Gioachino ROSSINI (1792-1868) Il barbiere di Siviglia (1816) – Largo al factotum [4’45]. Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Le nozze di Figaro (1786) – Vedrň mentr’io sospiro [4’42]. Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) Tannhäuser (1845) – Wie Todesahnung [4’47]; Blick’ ich umher [4’58]. Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Queen of Spades (1890) – You seem unhappy, my beloved [4’59]. Ambroise THOMAS (1811-1896) Hamlet (1868) – Drinking Song [4’13]. Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) Luisa Miller (1849) – Sacra la sceltab [8’05]. Georges BIZET (1838-1875) Les pęchers de perles (1863) – L’orage s’est calmé [6’26]. Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976) Billy Budd (1951) – Look! Through the port comes the moonshine astray [5’36]. Johann STRAUSS II (1825-1899) Die Fledermaus (1874) – Watch Dueta [4’48]. Franz LEHÁR (1870-1948) Die lustige Witwe (1905) – Cavalryman Dueta [3’32]. Richard RODGERS (1902-1979) Carousel (1945) – I wonder what he’ll think of me! [7’11]. Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD (1897-1957) Die tote Stadt (1920) – Mein Sehnenc [3’49]. Sir Thomas Allen (baritone); aJanice Watson (soprano); bBrindley Sherratt (bass); cGeoffrey Mitchell Choir; London Philharmonic Orchestra/David Parry. Recorded in association with the Peter Moores Foundation. Texts included. All tracks sung in English. Rec. Blackheath Halls, London, on October 23rd-26th, 2003. DDD CHANDOS OPERA IN ENGLISH GREAT OPERATIC ARIAS CHAN 3118 [72’29][CC]

Difficult to imagine a finer tribute to one of the UK’s finest singers. And there are few better ways of spending 72:29 than listening to this recital straight through. ... see Full Review

Daniel Barenboim - Fifty years on stage: Jubilee concert in Buenos Aires and Documentary Multiple Identities Daniel Barenboim (piano) Recorded live at the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, 19th August 2000 Documentary; Multiple Identities Produced and directed by Paul Smaczny Picture format 16:9, Sound formats DD 5.1, DTS 5.1 PCM Stereo (concert) DD 2.0 (Documentary); Region Code 0 (Worldwide); Subtitles GB, D, F; Format 9 (concert) 5 Documentary) EUROARTS DVD 2050429 [140’ concert + 90’documentary][JW]

Old enough to have played with the Great Conductors but young enough to be our contemporary Barenboim deserves this salute, imperfect though it sometimes is. ... see Full Review

Brass Band Classics - Volume III Cyril JENKINS (1889-1978) Life Divine (1921) 13:14] Antonin DVORÀK (1841-1904) arr. Geoffrey Brand Carnival Overture (1980) [9:06] Hector BERLIOZ (1803-1869) arr. Frank Wright The Judges of the Secret Court (1961) [12:34] Thomas KEIGHLEY (1869-1936) Lorenzo (1928) [11:20] Eric BALL (1903-1989) Tournament for Brass (1954) [13:56] Buy As You View Band/Dr. Robert Childs Recorded at Cwmbran Council Chambers and St. Julian’s School, Newport. DDD DOYEN DOY CD178 [60:34] [CT]

Classics of the brass band repertoire in virtuoso performances and bold modern day sound. ... see Full Review

British Light Classics Peter HOPE (b.1930) Mexican Hat Dance (1961) Charles ANCLIFFE (1880-1952) Nights of Gladness (1912) Archibald JOYCE (1873-1963) Dreaming (1911) Meyer LÜTZ (1828-1923) Pas de quatre (1889) Ernest BUCALOSSI (1859-1933) Grasshopper’s Dance (1905) Frederic CURZON (1899-1973) The Boulevardier (1941) Geoffrey TOYE (1899-1942) The Haunted Ballroom (1935) Ernest TOMLINSON (b.1924) Concert Jig (1955) Ronald BINGE (1910-1979) The Watermill (1958) Charles WILLIAMS (1893-1978) The Old Clockmaker (1949) Albert KETELBEY (1875-1959) Bells Across the Meadow (1921) Cecil ARMSTRONG GIBBS (1889-1960)
Dusk (1935) Robert FARNON (b.1917) Jumping Bean (1947) Sydney BAYNES (1879-1938) Destiny (1912) Arranged Hamilton HARTY (1879-1941) Londonderry Air (1924)
Eric COATES (1886-1957)
Covent Garden (1932) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Barry Wordsworth Recorded 13-14 September 2004, Cadogan Hall, London WARNER CLASSICS 2564 62020-2 [59.35] [TB]

Plenty here to delight and warm the heart. ... see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH Teresa Cahill (soprano)
Richard STRAUSS
(1864-1949)
Das Rosenband op.36/1 [02:55], Nichts op.10/2 [01:38], Traum durch die Dämmerung op.29/1 [02:33], All mein Gedanken op.21/1 [01:12], Du meines Herzens Krönelein op.21/3 [02:24], Ach Lieb, ich muss nun scheiden op.21/3 [02:00], Schlagende Herzen op.29/2 [02:44], Die Georgine op.10/4 [03:44], Ich liebe dich op.37/2 [02:23], Meinem Kinde op.37/3 [02:39], Muttertändelei op.43/2 [02:25], Schön sind, doch kalt die Himmelssterne op.19/3 [02:26], Ruhe, meine Seele op.27/1 [03:38], Schlechtes Wetter op.69/5 [02:22], Heimkehr op.15/5 [02:17], Allerseelen op.10/8 [03:32], Die Nacht op.10/3 [02:59], Cäcilie op.27/2 [02:22] Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) In my Garden op.38/1 [01:52], To her op.38/2 [02:37], Daisies op.38/3 [02:19], The Pied Piper op.38/4 [02:45], Dreams op.38/5 [03:36], The Quest op.38/6 [02:13] Richard STRAUSS Mein Herz ist stumm op.19/6 [03:08], Gefunden op.56/1 [02:19], Hat Gesagt, bleibt’s nicht dabei op.36/3 [02:01], Das Rosenband op.36/1 [02:54], Nichts op.10/2 [01:34], Traum durch die Dämmerung op.29/1 [02:45] Teresa Cahill (soprano); Roger Vignoles (piano) Recorded 30th and 31st July at the Church of St. George the Martyr, London (first Strauss group), 14th December 1981 at Broadcasting House, London (remainder) THE DIVINE ART - DIVERSIONS 24114 [76:11] [CH]

Glorious singing from an unjustly semi-forgotten artist. Recommended with great enthusiasm. ... see Full Review

Cello with Organ recital Gabriel FAURÉ (1845-1924) transc Pablo Casals
Après un Rêve [3’39] Emile BOURDON (1884-1974) Andantino Religioso op. 15 [5’38] César FRANCK (1822-1890) Andantino [5’18] Joseph RHEINBERGER (1839-1901) Trois Pièces op. 150: Abendlied [3’53]; Pastorale [5’01]; Elegie [4’03] Leon BOËLLMANN (1862-1897) Suite Gothique op. 25: Introduction-Choral [2’16]; Menuet gothique [2’35]; Prière a Notre Dame (with ’cello) [4’03]; Toccata [4’01] Lucien BLIN (1906-1975) Recueillement [3’44] Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Priere op. 158 [4’14] Felix MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY (1809-1847) Fugue en Fa mineur [5’05] Dominique A. RIVOLTA (1948-) Melodie transmutée [3'19] Daniel ROTH (1942-) Artizarra, Fantaisie sur un chant populaire basque [8’12] Sophie-Veronique Cauchefer-Choplin, organ Philippe Cauchefer, ’cello Rec: February 2004, Saint Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, Paris DDD FESTIVO 6962.002 [65’19] [CB]

An original concept. ... beautiful sounds ... an attractive ‘mood-music’ CD ... see Full Review

Discover Music of the Baroque Era 135pp. book included NAXOS 8.558160-61 [2:38:02] [GF]

You have done it again, Naxos! ... see Full Review

English Fancy Henry PURCELL (1659-1695) Nymphs and Shepherds [2:05] Sonata en trio in C major for two violins and continuo [6:04]Music for a While [4:07] Sonata en trio no. 5 in a minor for two violins and continuo [4:48] When I am Laid in Earth [3:23] John JENKINS (1592-1678) Fantaisie and Suite in D for two violins, two violas da gamba and continuo [7:14] Fantaisie and Suite in A minor for two violins, two violas da gamba and continuo [8:03] Fantaisie and Suite in G minor for two violins, two violas da gamba and continuo [8:36] Thomas CAMPION (1567-1620) Come away [1:58] Her rosie Cheeks [2:32] Give Beauty all her Right [3:34] O Dear that I with Thee might live [2:03] Sweet, exclude me not [3:17] The Peaceful Western Wind [4:02] Shannon Mercer, soprano Masques (Olivier Fortin, director, harpsichord and organ; Sophie Gent and Chloe Meyers, violins; Elin Söderström  and Mélisande Corriveau, violas da gamba Recorded July 7-9 2004 at Église Saint-Augustin di Mirabel, Canada ANALEKTA AN 2 9905 [63:30][KS]

A real winner on all fronts. Highly recommended. ... see Full Review

A L’Estampida - Medieval Dance Music Danse Real (French 14th c) [2:45]; English Dance (13th c.) [4:00]; Estampie Real: La Seste (French 13th c.) [3:27]; Estampie Real: La Quarte (French 13th c.) [1:57]; Estampie Real: La Septime (French 13th c.) [1:51]; Estampie: Robertsbridge Codex (English 14th c) [6:59]; Chomineiamento di Gioia (Istampitta) (Italian, 14th c.) [5:20]; Lamento di Tristano (Italian 14th c.) [7:07]; La Rotta (Italian 14th c) [3:37]; Dança Amaorosa/Troto (Italian 14th c) [5:41]; Salterello (Italian 14th c.) 2:51]; La Manfredina/La Rotta della Manfredina (Italian 14th c) [10:59]; Salterello (Italian 14th c.) [4:25] The Dufay Collective: Paul Bevan, whistle, slide trumpet, pipe and tabor, percussion; Giles Lewin, vielle, repec, bagpipes, shawm, pipe and tabor; William Lyons, flute, shawm, recorders, bagpipes, symphony, pipe and tabor, percussion; Susanna Pell, vielle and percussion; Peter Skuce, organ, harp, and percussion; Raphael Mizraki, oud, vielle, dulcimer, gittern and percussion Recorded in June 1991 at St. Michael’s Church Blackheath, London. AVIE 0015 [61:05] [KS]

I can’t imagine any listener being disappointed in this infectious and delightful program. ... see Full Review

Faire Is The Heaven: Hymns and Anthems Gordon SLATER (1896-1979) arr. Halley Jesu the very thought of thee. Healey WILLAN (1880-1968) Three Motets; Gloria Deo per immense saecula; Sydney CAMPBELL (1909-1974) Sing we merrily unto God; Herbert HOWELLS (1892-1983) Te Deum; Samuel S. WESLEY (1810-1876) O Thou who camest from above; Imant RAMINSH (b.1943) Ave Verum Corpus; John IRELAND (1879-1962) My Song is Love unknown; W.A. MOZART (1756-1791) Ave Verum Corpus; Bryan KELLY (b.1934) Magnificat; W.H. MONK (1823-1904) Abide with me; Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) Verleih uns Freiden; William H. HARRIS ( 1883-1973) Faire is the Heaven; Rev. C.C. SCHOLEFIELD The day thou gavest Choir of St. John's Church, Elora/Noel Eddison Paul Halley [organ] Recorded at St. John's Church, Elora, Ontario, February 2002 NAXOS 8.557037 [63.21] [GH]

A CD of great beauty and spiritual uplift ... see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Composition Féminine - Music composed for Classical Guitar – from Baroque to Modern.
Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983) Concerto for Two Guitars and Orchestra (c. 1961) Maria Luisa Anido
(1907 -1996) Prelude pampeano [3:46]; Melodia de Argentina [1:58]; Aire de vidalita [2:57] Emilia Giuliani-GuglieLmi (1813 –c.1840) Variations on a Theme of Mercadante Op.9 [5:22] Ida Presti (1924-1967) Danse Rhythmique (1959) [4.25] Elisabeth R. Austin (b. 1938 ) Falcon Fantasy for guitar and orchestra [5.50] Camilla de Rossi (? – c. 1710) Sinfonia for Guitar – from the Oratorio The Sacrifice of Abraham [7:20] Chris Bilobram, guitar Christian Schumann, second guitar (Tailleferre). Reinhard Wolschina, piano The Orchestra of the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt rec. Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt, 27–29 Sept, 13-18 Oct 2004. QUERSTAND VKJK 0422 [47.20] [JF]

A disc full of unheard treasures by six women composers. Every one of these works deserves to be in the repertoire. A gorgeous disc. ... see Full Review

Annie Fischer Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809) Andante and Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII:6 (1793) [8’40]. Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2, ‘Moonlight’ [14’44]. 32 Variations on an Original Theme in C minor, WoO80 [11’15]. Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-49) Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39 [7’20]. Zoltán KODÁLY (1882-1967) Dances of Marossék (1923-9) [12’24]. Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-91) Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K457 [19’38]. Annie Fischer (piano). Rec. BBC Studios, London, on November 2nd, 1958 (Haydn; Beethooven Sonata), May 19th, 1963 (Beethoven Variations; Kodály) and February 24th, 1971 (Mozart). ADD BBC LEGENDS BBCL4166-2 [74’23][CC]

It is impossible not to get swept away by Fischer’s playing, in any of the works on this disc. ... see Full Review

French Flute Music Francis POULENC (1899-1963) Sonata for Flute and Piano (1956/7) [11’51]. Olivier MESSIAEN (1908-1992) Le Merle noir (1951) [5’42]. Pierre SANCAN (b. 1916) Sonatine (1946) [9’08]. André JOLIVET (1905-1974) Chant de Linos (1944) [10’25]. Henri DUTILLEUX (b. 1916) Sonatine (1942) [9’30]. Pierre BOULEZ (b. 1925) Sonatine (1946) [12’58]. Patrick Gallois (flute); Lydia Wong (piano). Rec. The Performing Arts Centre, The Country Day School, King City, Ontario Canada, on June 23rd-24th and 26th, 2003. DDD NAXOS 8.557328 [59’35][CC]

Much to enjoy here and very nearly an unqualified recommendation. Not only for flautists ... enjoyment and stimulation for all. Just don’t turn the disc off after the Dutilleux! ... see Full Review

French Music for Woodwind Quintet Francis POULENC (1899-1963) Sextet for piano and wind quintet (1932) [18:40] Jacques IBERT (1890-1962) Trois pièces brèves (1930) [6:57] Darius MILHAUD (1892-1974) La Cheminée du roi René, op. 205 (1930) [12:49] Jean FRANCAIX (1912-1997) Wind Quintet No. 1 (1948) [20:27] The Wind Quintet of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra: Anna Dina Schick, flute; Max Artved, oboe; Søren Elbo, clarinet; Henning Due Hansen, horn; Jens Tofte-Hansen, bassoon; Ralf Gothóni, piano (Poulenc) rec. Studio 1 Radio House, Copenhagen, 3-4 January; 5-7, 9 March 2001. NAXOS 8.557356 [58:53] [KS]

Most refreshing and light-hearted music deserving a place on any collector’s shelf. ... highly recommendable ... a fine breath of fresh air ... see Full Review

Wilhelm Furtwängler/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Salzburg Festival 1949 -1954. Igor STRAVINSKY (1882-1971)Petrushka (1911, rev. 1947) [34’11].Le sacre du printemps (1913, rev. 1947) [32’42].Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G BWV1048 (1708-1721) [14.26] recorded 31/8/50 Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D BWV1050 (1708-1721) [29.38] recorded 31/8/50 Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony No.3 in E Flat Op. 55 Eroica (1803) [52.04] recorded 31/8/50 Symphony No. 7 in A Major Op.92 (1812) [39.25] recorded 30/8/54 Symphony No. 8 in F Major Op. 93 (1812) [27.21] recorded 30/8/54 Symphony No. 9 in D Minor Op.125 Choral (1824) [76.47] recorded 31/8/51 Grosse Fugue in B Flat, Op. 133 (1826) [18.05] recorded 30/8/54 Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Symphony No. 4 in E Minor Op. 98 (1885) [40.53] recorded 15/8/50 Anton BRUCKNER (1824-1896) Symphony No. 5 in B Flat Op. 55 Eroica (1875) [70.14] 19/8/51 Paul HINDEMITH (1895-1963) Die Harmonie der Welt (1951) [33.27] recorded 30/8/53 Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911) Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (1912) [17.11] 19/8/51 Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) The Hebrides Overture (1830) [10.30] 19/8/51 Hans PFITZNER (1869-1949) Symphony in C, Op. 46 (1940) [15.12] recorded 7/8/49 Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Symphony No.9 in C Major D944 Great (1828) [51.38] recorded 30/8/53 Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Don Juan, Op. 20 (1888) [18.46] recorded 30/8/53 Igor STRAVINSKY (1882-1971) Symphony in Three Movements (1945) [22.34] recorded 15/8/50 Irmgard Seefried (soprano), Sieglinde Wagner (alto), Anton Dermota (tenor) Josef Greindl (bass) and the Wiener Staatsopernchor (Beethoven No. 9), and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) (Mahler Songs) Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Wilhelm Furtwängler.All recorded live at the Salzburg Festival between 1949 and 1954. ADD ORFEO C 409 048 L [8 CDs: 78.53 + 66.37 + 57.33 + 70.14 + 76.49 + 52.34 + 79.07 + 57.38] [JPh]

I have nothing but praise for this superb commemorative issue. I hope it is not deleted too soon. ... see Full Review

Grigory Ginzburg. Live Recordings - Volume I Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat major S124 (1849) [17.45] Piano Concerto No.2 in A major S125 (1839) [20.01] Rhapsodie espagnole S254 arranged Ferrucio BUSONI (c.1863) [13.31] Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Ständchen S560 No.7 - transcribed Franz LISZT [6.13] Franz LISZT (1811-1886) La Campanella S140 No.3 [4.25] Grigory GINZBURG (1904-1961) Fantasia on a theme of Largo al factotum from Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia [4.15] Grigory Ginzburg (piano) USSR State Symphony Orchestra/Nikolai Anosov Recorded in the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, February 24th 1949 VACD 00101 [66.11]
Grigory Ginzburg. Live Recordings - Volume III CD 1 Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565 transcribed Ferrucio BUSONI [9.38] Siciliano from Sonata No.2 for Flute and Clavier in E flat major BWV 1031 transcribed G GALSTON [4.54] Prelude and Fugue in D major BWV 532 [12.46] Chorale Prelude; Ich ruf’ zu hir, Herr Jesu Christ in F minor BWV 639 from Orgel-Buchlein – transcribed Ferrucio BUSONI [3.38]
Chaconne from Partita No.2 for violin solo in D minor BWV 1004 (1720) - transcribed Ferrucio BUSONI [14.53] Grigory Ginzburg (piano) Recorded in the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, December 25th 1957 VACD 00105 [45.49]
Grigory Ginzburg. Live Recordings Volume III CD 2 Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)
Sonata for Piano No.3 in A minor Op.28 (1907 revised 1917) [6.58] Alexander SCRIABIN (1872-1915) From 12 Etudes Op.8; Nos 1, 7, 11 and 12 (1894) [9.58] George GERSHWIN (1898-1937) Three Preludes for Piano (1926) [6.48] Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Réminiscences de Don Juan S418 (1841) [16.29] Fryderyk CHOPIN (1810-1849) Mazurka No.13 in A minor Op.17 No.4 (1834-35) [3.34] Recorded in the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, December 25th 1957 VACD 00106 [43.41] [JW]

A monumental talent, cut lamentably short ... some aural distractions but recommended to admirers and newcomers alike. ... see Full Review

Hudbaby Kateřina RIZIZKOVÁ Romancea (1996) [7’13]. Kolem nulyb (1997) [6’26]. Lenka FOLTÝNOVÁ Vedlejší pVíznakyc (1995) [10’57]. Safranbolud (2003) [8’10]. Barbara ŠKROLOVÁ Let mouchye (1999) [7’57]. Markéta DVOŘÁKOVÁ Nezelený muzf (1997) [6’26] aAlice Rajnohová, fMarkéta Dvořáková (pianos); cPercussion Ensemble JAMU (bMartin Opršál, bLadislav Šiška, Lukáš Krejcí); dJiří Bárta, ePavlína Jelínková-Hlucha (cellos); fMarek Olbrzymek (tenor). No rec. info given. DDD LOTOS LT0128-2 [50’42] [CC]

A fascinating, memorable disc that certainly merits investigation. ... see Full Review

The King’s Singers: Sermons and Devotions Henryk Mikolaj GÓRECKI (b. 1933) Totus tuus [9:17] Veljo TORMIS (b. 1930) Piispa ja pakana (The Bishop and the Pagan) [9:02] Igor STRAVINSKY (1882-1971) Pater noster [1:34]; Ave Maria [1:51] Geoffrey POOLE (b. 1949) Wymondham Chants [16:37] John TAVENER (b. 1944) Funeral Ikos [7:14]; The Lamb [3:17] Richard Rodney BENNETT (b. 1936) Sermons and Devotions [19:51] David Hurley, counter-tenor Nigel Short, counter-tenor Bob Chilcott, tenor Bruce Russell, baritone Philip Lawson, baritone Stephen Connolly, bass Recorded at Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, England, 21-23 February, 1995 DDD CATALYST/BMG CLASSICS 8287664299 2 [69:19] [PG]

Approachable and never avant-garde ... works of a serious and challenging nature ... excellence and enthusiasm ... see Full Review

Clemens Krauss Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) Tristan und Isolde (1865) Preludea [10’30]; Parsifal (1882) Karfreitagszaubera [12’37]. Richard STRAUSS (1864–1949) Tod und Verklärungb (1889) [24’04]; Metamorphosenc (1945) [27’24]. abLondon Philharmonic Orchestra, cBamberger Symphoniker/Clemens Krauss. From aDecca LLP14, bAK1892-4. Rec. London, aJanuary 1949, b1947, cJanuary 21st, 1953. ADD mono PREISER FAMOUS CONDUCTORS OF THE PAST PR90499 [74’35][CC]

Of the works on this disc, it Of the works on this disc, it is Krauss’s Tod und Verklärung that is truly outstanding … A fascinating reminder of a great conductor. ... see Full Review

La Superbe - French harpsichord music from the 18th century Louis-Nicolas CLÉRAMBAULT (1676-1749) Suite in C [16:30] François COUPERIN (1668-1733) 17e Ordre [13:39] Jacques DUPHLY (1715-1789) Pièces de Clavecin, Troisième Livre: La Forqueray (rondeau) [04:20] Chaconne [07:13] Ouverture (grave - viste)* [05:22] La DeMay (rondeau gracieux)* [03:19] La Madin (gay) [03:49] Albert-Jan Roelofs, harpsichord [Jan Kalsbeek, after Nicolas Blanchet, c1700]; Elizabeth Wallfisch, violin (*) Recorded June 2004 at the Oudkatholieke Kerk Maria minor, Utrecht, the Netherlands ADD Private recording [54:23] [JV]

A recommendable disc presenting a beautiful French harpsichord in good performances of some lesser-known music ... see Full Review

Livia Rév: For Children Johann Sebastian BACH (1685 – 1750) Prelude in E major BWV 937; Praeambulum in G minor BWV 930 Louis-Claude DAQUIN (1694 – 1772) Le Coucou (The cuckoo) Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756 – 1791) Variations on ‘Ah vous dirai-je, maman’ K265 Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770 – 1827) Für Elise WoO 59 Robert SCHUMANN (1810 – 1856) Wilder Reiter (Wild Rider); Volksliedchen (Little folk song); Fröhlicher Landmann von der Arbeit zurückkehrend Frédéric CHOPIN (1810 – 1849) Nocturne in C minor Op. posth Franz LISZT (1811 – 1886) Étude No 1; Étude No 2 Georges BIZET (1838 – 1875) (arr Lucien Garbon) La toupee (The top) Gabriel FAURÉ (1845 – 1924) (arr Alfred Cortot) Berceuse (Cradle song) Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840 – 1893) Maman; Valse Heitor VILLA-LOBOS (1887 – 1959) O Polichinello (Punsch); A Pobrezinha (The rag doll); Moreninha (The paper doll) André JOLIVET (1905 – 1974) Chanson naďve No 1; Chanson naďve No 3 Serge PROKOFIEV (1891 – 1953) Waltz Claude DEBUSSY (1860 – 1918) Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum; The little shepherd; Le petit nčgre Béla BARTÓK (1881 – 1945) An evening in the country; Andante; Swineherd’s Song; Moderato; Jest Milosz MAGIN (1929 – 1999) Danse noble (Noble dance); Nostalgie du pays (Homesickness); Chant des moissons (Song of the harvests) Janez MATACIC (b. 1926) Miniature variations Livia Rév (piano) Recorded 19 – 20 June 1985 HYPERION HELIOS CDH55194 [68:12][GF]

A collection full of variety and very well played ... for both children and adults ... 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]



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