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Alan Morrison: The Man with the Golden Cornet Sal SOLO (arr. Bill Charleson) San Damiano [5:14] Leigh BAKER Remember Me [3:09] Lionel RICHIE (arr. Alan Morrison) Hello [4:15] Vernon DUKE (arr. Mark Freeh) April in Paris [4:30] Trad. (arr. Leigh Baker) Wild Mountain Thyme [5:50] J. M. FORDE Domen [4:06] Trad. (arr. Alan Morrison) Ave Maria [4:59] Allan STREET Kim [6:11] Harold ARLEN (arr. Alan Morrison) Over the Rainbow [6:16] Alan Morrison (cornet and flügel horn) Rhodri Davies (harp) Brighouse and Rastrick Band/David Hirst rec. Brighouse Central Methodist Church, 27-29 April 2004. DDD HOT RECORDS HOT1100 [44:39] [CT]

A disc of thoughtfully chosen easy-listening melodies that prove a fine vehicle for one of the finest practitioners of the cornet around. ... see Full Review

Oscar Natzke [Natzka] – A Legend In His Time George Frideric HANDEL (1685-1759) Samson HWV 57 - Honour and Arms [4.18] Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Die Zauberflöte – O Isis und Osiris [3.22] Die Zauberflöte - Within These sacred Bowers [3.28] Don Giovanni – Madamina, il catalogo e questo [4.54] Gioachino ROSSINI (1792-1868) Il Barbiere di Siviglia – La Calunnia [3.14] Modest MUSSORGSKY (1839-1881) Mephistopheles’ Song of the Flea arranged Collett [3.11] Albert KETELBEY (1875-1959) Sanctuary of the Heart [4.12] In A Monastery Garden [3.43] Willoughby Hunter WEISS (Nineteenth century) The Village Blacksmith (1857) [3.41] Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur Op.48 No.4 [2.30] Zartliche Liebe; Ich liebe dich WoO123 [2.32] Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) The Two Grenadiers Op.49 No.1 [3.08] Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) I Bless You Forests, Pilgrims Song Op 47 No.5 [4.01] Leonid Dimitrievitch MALASHKIN (1842-1902) O Could I But Express In Song [2.33] Liza LEHMANN (1862-1918) In A Persian Garden – Myself When Young [2.40] John Hill HEWITT (1801-1890) Out Where The Big Ships Go [3.09] TRADITIONAL Shenandoah [3.09] Blow The Man Down [1.34] Hullaballo Belay [1.14] Drunken Sailor [0.38] Rio Grande [1.01] Billy Boy [1.08] Johann Ignaz Ludwig FISCHER (1745-1825) In Cellar Cool – from Der Kritikaster und der Trinker [2.59] Montague Fawcett PHILLIPS (1885-1969) Wimmen Oh Wimmen [2.02] Oscar Natzke [Natzka] (bass) Unidentified accompanists and recording details [but they are - Hubert Greenslade (piano)/Orchestra conducted by Henry Geehl/ Orchestra conducted by Warwick Braithwaite, recorded 1938-43] CD MANU 1365 [68.39][JW]

Disappointing ... see Full Review

Music from Northern Ireland Stephen GARDNER (b. 1958) Mutable Sea (1999) [12:31] Ed BENNETT (b. 1975) Lost and Found (2002) [13:45] Kevin O’CONNELL (b. 1958) Piano Trio (2002) [20:13] Simon MAWHINNEY (b. 1976) Barcode 2 (2001) [5:28] Elaine AGNEW (b. 1967) Statues (2001) [12:00] Michael ALCORN (b. 1962) Off the Wall (2001) Lontano/Odaline de la Martinez rec. Watham Hall, St. Paul’s Boys School, London, October 2003 LORELT LNT 117 [73:30][HC]

Music from Northern Ireland ... consistently interesting and with performances to match. Well worth investigating. ... see Full Review

Nueva España: Close Encounters in the New World, 1590-1690 Alonso LOBO (1555-1617) Cum audisset Joannes [2:03] Juan Pérez Bocanegra (fl.1531) Hanacpachap cussicuinin [1 :46] GREGORIAN CHANT Deus in adjutorium / Domine ad adjuvandum / Pedro BERMUDEZ (fl. 1650) Deus in adjutorium / Domine ad adjuvandum [2 :11] Tomas De Torrejón y VELASCO (1644-1728) A este sol peregrino [4 :52] Sebastián Aguilera de HEREDIA (1561-1627) La Reina de los Pangelinguas [2:08] Don Juan de LIENAS (fl. 1650) Lamentatio [6 :59] Lucas Ruis de RIBAYAZ (fl. 1667) Pabanas Frei Francisco de SANTIAGO (1578-1644) Que se ausenta Gaspar FERNANDEZ (1570-1629) Xicochi xicochi conetzintle [3 :22] Fabián XIMENO (fl. 1650) Ay Ay galeguiños [3:35] Juan Guttiérez de PADILLA (1595-1664) Exultate, iusti, in domino [5:00] Pablo BRUNA (fl.1640] Tiento [5:03] Gaspar FERNANDEZ (1570-1629) Dame albriçia, ‘mano Anton [3:19] Juan Guttierez de PADILLA (1595-1664) Gallego: Si al nacer o minimo [5:38] Antonio de SALAZAR (1650-1715) Tarara, tarara [2:58] Juan Pérez Bocanegra (fl.1531)
Hanacpachap cussicuinin [1:39] Juan de ARAUJO (1646-1712) Los coflades de la estleya [5 :41] Sebastián de MURCIA [fl. 1700] Cumba GREGORIAN CHANT Agnus Dei [1:32]
Tomás Luis De VICTORIA (1548-1611)
Agnus dei (Missa Ave Regina) [3:20] Juan Garcia de ZÉSPIEDES (fl. 1650) Guaracha: Convidando esta la noche [4:17] Boston Camerata; The Boston Shawm and Sackbut Ensemble; The Schola Cantorum of Boston; Womens’ Choir of the Church "Les Amis de la Sapesse". Directed by Joel Cohen No recording details given. First released in 1993 WARNER CLASSICS APEX 2564 62408-2 [75:26] [GPu]

A vivaciously performed anthology that leaves one wanting more ... see Full Review

David Oistrakh Collection: Volume 1 Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) String Quartet in D major Op.11 (1871) [31.02] Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) String Quartet in D minor – Andante con moto D810 Death and the Maiden (1824) [12.21] Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) Piano Trio in E minor Op.67 (1943) [23.09] + The Oistrakh Quartet David Oistrakh (violin); Milos Sádlo (cello); Dmitri Shostakovich (piano) + Recorded (1946) DOREMI DHR 7701 [66.43] [JW]

An important addition to Oistrakh’s discography .... If you can deal with the sonics you will be richly rewarded ... see Full Review


One Star, at Last. A Selection of Carols of Our Time
Bo HOLTEN (b. 1948) Nowell Sing We Now* [3’56"] Steve MARTLAND (b. 1959) Three Carols*: From lands that see the sun arise [2’40"]; Make we joy [2’36"]; There is no Rose of such virtue [4’38"] Carl RÜTTI (b. 1949) I wonder as I wander*° [2’15"] Judith WEIR (b. 1954) Illuminare, Jerusalem° [2’28"] Judith BINGHAM (b. 1952) The Shepherd’s Gift*° [3’44"] Francis GRIER (b. 1956) Corpus Christi Carol° [3’44"] Thomas ADÈS (b. 1971) The Fayrfax Carol [4’31"] Conrad SUSA (b. 1935) The Shepherds Sing° [3’15"] Jean BELMONT (b. 1939) Nativitas [2’33"] James MACMILLAN (b. 1959) Seinte Mari Moder Milde° [7’17"] John TAVENER (b. 1944) Today the Virgin [3’01"] Jerzy KORNOWICZ (b. 1959) Oczekiwanie (Waiting)* [9’09"] Richard Rodney BENNETT (b. 1936) Carol* [3’42"] Peter MAXWELL DAVIES (b. 1934) One star, at last [3’33"] John HARBISON (b. 1938) O Magnum Mysterium* [2’17"] Roxanna PANUFNIK (b. 1968) Sleep, little Jesus, sleep° [3’19"] Howard GOODALL (b. 1958) Romance of the Angels*° [4’32"] John HARLE (b. 1956) Mrs. Beeton’s Christmas Plum Pudding (average cost: 3 shillings and 6d)* [4’08"] BBC Singers/Stephen Cleobury. °Robert Quinney (organ) rec. Temple Church, London 29-30 June, 6 July 2000 and at Maida Vale Studio 3, London, 3 July 2000 *denotes premier recording SIGNUM SIGCD067 [77’48"] [JQ]

I enjoyed this greatly ... one of the most stimulating choral discs to have come my way for a long while. Music that refreshes, extends and expands the Christmas music repertoire while being respectful of its traditions ... see Full Review

Organ in Europe from Renaissance and Baroque Claudio VEGGIO (16th century) dal Manoscritto di Castel'Arquato Recercarda per b quadro del primo tono [5'58] Marc'Antonio CAVAZZONI (c1485-c1569) da 'Recerchari, Motetti, Canzoni' (1523) Plus. de Regres [3'03] Paul HOFHAIMER (1449-1537) Recordare (1520) [4'33] Tanndernack [4'07] John BULL (1562-1628) dal 'Fitzwilliam Virginal Book' (1610-1619) In Nomine (IX) [5'59] William BYRD (1543-1623) dal 'Fitzwilliam Virginal Book' The Queenes Alman [3'14] Jan Pieterszoon SWEELINCK (1562-1621) Onder een linde groen [5'15] Heinrich SCHEIDEMANN (1596-1663) Galliarda ex D [4'12] Girolamo FRESCOBALDI (1583-1643) da 'Il Primo Libro di Capricci' (1624) Capriccio V sopra la Bassa Flamenga [5'25] Francisco CORREA DE ARAUXO (1583/4-1654) dal Libro de Tientos y Discursos (1626)
LIII Tiento de medio registro de dos tiples de segundo tono [5'53] Samuel SCHEIDT (1587-1654) dalla 'Tabulatura Nova' (1624) Toccata super 'In te Domine speravi' [8'24] Johann Jakob FROBERGER (1616-1667) Fantasia I sopra Ut, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La (1649) [7'49] Bernardo PASQUINI (1637-1710) Variationi per il Paggio Todesco [4'27] Johann Kaspar KERLL (1627-1693) Canzone I [3'02] Toccata I [5'03] Luca Scandali, organ Rec: Chiesa di S. Caterina, Treviso, Italy, October 1999. DDD TACTUS TC 510002 [77'31] [CB]

Strongly recommended for imaginative programming and a gorgeous instrument. ... see Full Review

Organ in the Hills Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Prelude in c BWV 546/1 [6'49] Jan Pieterszoon SWEELINCK (1562-1621) Variations on 'Mein Junges Leben hat ein End' [6'42] Johann Kaspar Ferdinand FISCHER (c1660-1746) Prelude and Fugue No 8 in E (Ariadne Musica) [2'10] Johann Jacob FROBERGER (1616-1667) Ricercar no 7 in C (from The Book of Capricci) [3'26] Johann Sebastian BACH Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 599 [1'25] Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639 [2'07] O Mensch bewin' dein' Sunde gross BWV 622 [5'36] Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 645 [4'27] Jakob Ludwig Felix MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY (1809-1847) Sonata in d op 65 No 6; Chorale and Variations [7'53] Fugue [2'16] Andante [2'15] Johann Baptist Joseph Maximillian REGER (1873-1916) Canzone in E flat op 65 no 9 [4'28] Joseph Gabriel RHEINBERGER (1839-1901) Prelude from Organ Sonata no 6 in e flat minor op 119 [6'23] Cesar Auguste Jean Guillaume Hubert FRANCK (1822-1890) Cantabile in B (Trois Pieces) [5'23] Theodore Francois Clement DUBOIS (1837-1924) Toccata in C major (sic) (12 Pieces Nouvelles) [6'36] Henry Wallace FRCO, organ Rec: St Mungo, Simonburn 25th May 1992. DDD DIVINE ART DIVERSIONS 24101 [67'59] [CB]

A nice piece of local history, and an undoubtedly first-rate instrument, but to satisfactorily fill nearly 70 minutes of CD with such a modest instrument requires far more cunning than Wallace can offer. ... see Full Review

Per Suonare a Due - New music for two guitars Roland DYENS (b. 1955) Côté Nord [21:37]: Danish Time; Hillerød; Ga-Jol Dance; Nikita KOSHKIN (b. 1956) Concertino [13:34]; Leo BROUWER (b. 1939) Per Suonare a Due [15:23]: Prologo o Epilogo I; Interludio; Grand Pas de Deux; Scherzo di Bravura; Prologo o Epilogo II; Dusan BOGDANOVIC (b. 1955) Tombeau de Purcell [9:16]: Overture Grave doloroso; Variation I Lamentoso; Variation II Risoluto; Variation III Adagio transparente; Variation IV Espressivo e ritmico; Variation V Allegro non troppo e ritmico; Passacaglia Grave doloroso Mark Eden and Christopher Stell (guitars) rec. Holy Trinity Church, Weston, Hertfordshire 19-21 February and 22 March 2005 BGS RECORDS BGS112 [59:51] [GF]

Traditionalists may be taken aback at first but open-minded listeners will find much to enjoy. ... see Full Review

Franz Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809) Pleasing Pain: The Mermaid's Song (H XXVIa,25) [03:25] Pleasing Pain (H XXVIa,29) [02:23] Fidelity (H XXVIa,30) [03:45] Sailor's Song (H XXVIa,31) [02:32] The Wanderer (H XXVIa,32) [04:10] Sympathy (H XXVIa,33) [03:01] She never told her love (H XXVIa,34) [03:26] Piercing eyes (H XXVIa,35) [01:51] Content (H XXVIa,36) [03:51] Recollection (H XXVIa,26) [06:04] A Pastoral Song (H XXVIa,27) [03:25] Despair (H XXVIa,28) [07:23] Tuneful voice (H XXVIa,42) [04:00] The Spirit's Song (H XXVIa,41) [06:25] Stephan Van Dyck, tenor; Jean-Pierre Bacq, fortepiano Recorded in 2004 (?) at the Church of Franc-Warêt, Belgium DDD ARSIS CLASSICS AS-00-A-640012-C [55:48] [JV]

A splendid recording of Haydn's English canzonettas - expressive singing, colourful keyboard playing ... see Full Review

William Primrose Collection Volume 4 Henri CASADESUS (1879-1947) Viola Concerto in B minor in the Style of Handel [15.21] RCA Victor Orchestra/Frieder Weissmann, recorded May 1946 Hector BERLIOZ (1803-1869) Harold in Italy (1834) [41.24] NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini, recorded live, October 1946 Fritz KREISLER (1875-1962) Praeludium and Allegro (in the style of Pugnani) [5.02] Franz Rupp (piano), recorded August 1941 William Primrose (viola) with accompaniments as above DOREMI DHR 7784 [61.55] [JW]

Volume Four – and counting – and Doremi is staying loyal to the Prince of Violists ... see Full Review

Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg Georges BIZET (1838-1875) Symphony in Ca (1855) [29'20]. Vincent d'INDY (1851-1931) Souvenirs, Op. 62b (1906) [19'55]. Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Don Juan, Op. 20c (1888) [17'55]. Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg/aAlain Lombard, bTheodor Guschlbauer, cJan Latham-Koenig Rec. Palais de la musique et des congrès, Strasbourg in a1976, b1992 and c2001. [aADD/bcDDD] From aErato 0630 12806-2, bAuvidis France V4686. AVIE AV2067 [67'28] [CC]

Marvellous programming from Avie. Souvenirs is a simply superb work. Do hear this. ... see Full Review

Raphael RABELLO (1962-1995) Cry, My Guitar PIXINGUINHA and Benedicto LACERDA 1 Ainda Me Recordo [3.06] Canhoto da PARAÍBA 2. Tua Imagen; 9.Com Mais de Mil [3.27] Baden POWELL 3. Sentimentos, seVoce Pergunta: Nunca Vai Saber [4.49] Raphael RABELLO 4. Meu Avô {3.10]; 5.Pedra do Leme (with Toquinho) [2:59]; 7.Camará [4.40]; 10. Moleque do Gantois [2.36]; 13. Sete Corda [4.01] Laurindo ALMEIDA 8. Choro para Olga [2.21] Francis HIME 11. Passaredo [2.22] Anibal Augusto SARDINAH "GAROTO" 12. Lamentos do Morro [4.12] Raphael Rabello, guitar. rec. Sept 1994 at Penguin Recording, Eagle Rock CA GSP RECORDINGS GSP 1010 CD [42.51] [ZT]

Spellbinding musicianship and technical facility ... those with an understanding of the guitar and this music will be amazed. ... see Full Review

Sviatoslav Richter Archives Volume 1 Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Sonatas: Nos. 28 in A op.101 [18:28], 30 in E op.109 [16:56], 31 in A flat op.110 [18:54], 32 in C minor op.111 [23:10] Sviatoslav Richter (piano) Recorded in Ohrid, Macedonia, 30 July 1971 (28, 30), Tokyo, Japan, 1 June 1974 (31-32) DOREMI DHR-7718 [77:34] [CH]

Richter is a frequently interesting, sometimes revelatory, but incomplete Beethoven interpreter. ... see Full Review


The Romantic Harp
Marcel GRANDJANY (1891 – 1975) Fantasy on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 31; Marcel TOURNIER (1879 – 1951) Vers la source dans le bois; Nino ROTA (1911 – 1979) Sarabanda and Toccata; Gabriel PIERNÉ (1863 – 1937) Impromptu-Caprice, Op. 9; Manuel de FALLA (1876 – 1946) Spanish Dance No. 1 from ‘La Vida Breve’; Gabriel FAURÉ (1845 – 1924) Une Châtelaine en sa Tour, Op. 110; Impromptu, Op. 86; Kelly-Marie MURPHY (b. 1964) Harp Concerto ‘And then at night I paint the stars’ – III: Scintillation (Cadenza); Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891 – 1953) Prelude in C, Op. 12, No. 7; Carlos SALZÉDO (1885 – 1961) Ballade, Op. 28 Judy Loman (harp) rec. St John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, 13-16 July, 21-23 Aug 2003. NAXOS 8.554561 [59:25] [GF]

Superior technique and brilliant musicality ... this is a disc that no lover of harp music should miss. ... see Full Review

Andres Segovia and his Contemporaries - Volume 4 Isaac ALBÉNIZ (1860-1909) Asturias [5.38] + Granada [5.01] + Cadiz [4.24] + Francisco TARREGA (1852-1909) Recuerdos de la Alhambra [4.54] + Variaciones sobre la Jota Aragonesa (Gran Jota) [5.15] + Sueño [5.22] + Enrique GRANADOS (1867-1916) Danza No.5 [5.14] + Anton RUBINSTEIN (1829-1894) Romance [4.18] + MILAN Pavana VI (1535) [0.50] Pavana IV(1535) [0.59] SANZ Pavana [1.27] ANONYMOUS Canzone [1.36] Saltarello 1.00] El Noi de la Mare [1.20] El Testamente de Amelia [1.55] Federico TORROBA (1891-1982) Burgalesa [1.52] Albada [1.27] Arada [2.58] Francisco TARREGA (1852-1909) Danza Mora [1.32] Minuet [1.52] Robert DE VISEE (c .1660-1722) Entrada [1.43] Gigue (attributed) [1.36] Bourée [0.44] Minuet [2.00] Andres Segovia (guitar) Maria Luisa Anido (guitar) + Recorded 1944 (Segovia) and early 1930s and (late 1950s?) (Maria Luisa Anido) DOREMI DHR 7719 [65.22] [JW]

The focus of interest is weighted slightly more in favour of Anido than Segovia ... see Full Review

Göran Söllscher (alto guitar) The Renaissance Album Alonso MUDARRA (c.1510-1580) Fantasia which imitates the harp in the manner of Ludovico [1:50]; Pavana de Alexandre [0:57]; Gallarda [1:17]. Peter PHILIPS (1560/1-1628) Chromatic Pavan [3:58];The Galliard to the Chromatic Pavan [1:17]. Francesco da MILANO (1497-1543) Fantasia in F major [1:02]; Ricercare in G minor [3:05]; Fantasia in C major [0:53]; Fantasia in C minor [0:44]; Fantasia in F major [1:26]. John DOWLAND (1563-1626) My Lady Hudson’s Allemande [1:23]; A Piece without Title [0:48]; Shoemaker’s Wife: A Toy [1:07]; Mr Dowland’s Midnight [1:30]; Sir John Smith, his Almain [2:23]; Semper Dowland semper dolens [3:40]; Forlorn Hope Fancy [4:10];The Right Honourable Ferdinando, Earl of Derby, his Galliard [2:21]; The Most Sacred Queen Elizabeth, her Galliard [1:15]; A Fantasia [4:07]; My Lord Chamberlain his Galliard [1’56]. Arnolt SCHLICK (c.1460-after1521) He who (spoils) Grace by gossip [1’14] Hans NEUSIDLER (c.1508/9-1563) An Italian dance:The Queen’s Dance [0:58]; Ach Elselein [1:42]; In Love’s Ardour[0:54]; An Italian dance with after-dance [1:31]. Simone MOLINARO (c.1570-after 1633) Saltarello del predetto ballo [2:16] Luys MILÁN (c.1500-after 1560) Fantasia of chords and scale passages [2:00]; Pavana V and VI [2:02]. Luys de NARVÁEZ (fl.1526-49) The Song of the Emperor [2:46]; Four variations on-“Guárdame las vacas.”[1:14] Antony HOLBORNE (c.1545-1602) Hartes Ease [0:54]; The Fairy Round [1:27] Robert BALLARD (c.1575-after 1649) Village Dances [4:26] Göran Söllscher, 11-string alto guitar. rec. Mol (Belgium), Galaxy Studios, 5/2005 DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 00289 477 5726 [64:09][ZT]

Enjoyable, first-class guitar playing but has narrower audience-appeal than some of Söllscher’s earlier recordings. ... see Full Review

Sounds from the Heart Jean-Francois DANDRIEU (1681/2-1738) Offertoire in d minor [4'17] Antoine DORNEL (c.1680-after 1756) from Livre d'Orgue: Recit en taille; Basse et dessus de trompette; Recit en dialogue J.S. BACH (1685-1750) Toccata and Fugue in d minor BWV 565 [8'27] Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring [3'29] Jean-Jacques BEAUVARLET-CHARPENTIER (1734-1794) Noel dans le gout de la symphonie-concertante [6'46] Alexandre Pierre Francois BOELY (1785-1858) Offertoire pour la messe du jeudi saint [4'08] Offertoire pou le jour de Pacques [5'11] Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Fantasia and Fugue on BACH [12'50] Theodore DUBOIS (1837-1924) from Sept Pieces: Interlude [3'29]; Marcietta [2'05] César FRANCK (1822-1890) Choral III [13'13] Peter St. John Stokes, organ Rec: 28 January 2005, St Silas Church, Kentish Town, London. DDD LAMMAS LAMM 185D [70'44] [CB]

I hope that for Lammas, and for British organ recording in general, this CD represents no more than an blip, albeit of astonishing proportions. ... see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH Souvenirs de Venise Gioacchino ROSSINI La regata veneziana* [4’24"] Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Canzonetta veneziana Wo0158a No. 23** [1’22"] Franz SCHUBERT Gondelfahrer D808 [1’42"] Felix MENDELSSOHN Venezianisches Gondellied Op. 57 No. 5 [1’55"] Adolf JENSEN Leis’ rudern hier, mein Gondolier Op. 50 No. 4 [2’24"]; Wenn durch die Piazzetta Op. 50 No. 3 [1’41"] Mikhail GLINKA Venetsianskaya noch’ [2’21"] Sergei TANEYEV Venetsiya noch’yu Op. 9, No. 1*** [1’43"] Gioacchino ROSSINI I marinai**** [5’22"] Charles GOUNOD Venise [4’04"] Jules MASSENET Souvenir de Venise [1’33"] Gabriel FAURÉ Barcarolle Op. 7 No. 3 [2’14"] Reynaldo HAHN Venezia. Chansons en dialecte vénetien [16’45"] The Songmakers’ Almanac: *Felicity Lott (soprano); Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano); Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) with**Brian Brooks (violin & Justin Pearson (cello); ***Hugo Dalton (mandolin); **** Richard Jackson (baritone); Graham Johnson (piano) rec. St. Barnabas’s Church, North Finchley, London, 12-13 September 1983. DDD HYPERION HELIOS CDH55217 [49’22"] [JQ]

This is a most enjoyable disc and its return to the catalogue, particularly at the Helios price is to be welcomed most warmly. ... see Full Review

Spanish and Portuguese Keyboard Music – Volume 2 Rafael ANGLES (1730-1816) Adagietto [1.59] Fugato in B flat major [2.03] Antonio SOLER (1729-1783) Sonata in G minor [4.06] Mateo FERRER (1788-1864) Sonata in D major [4.22] Joseph FREIXANET Sonata in A major [2.37] ANONYMOUS Toccata in C major [2.58] José Antonio Carlos de SEIXAS (1704-1742) Fuga in A minor [4.10] Sonata in C [7.09] Minuet in A minor [3.05] Toccata in D minor [3.46] Sonata in F minor [5.22] Sonata in C minor [8.22] Sonata in D minor [3.47] Felicja Blumental (piano) No recording details BRANA BR0022 [53.46] [JW]

Syntheses and assimilated music-making neatly pointed by Blumental who enjoys the filigree whilst going light on the arm and foot weight. ... see Full Review

20th Century Swiss Organ Music Paul MULLER-ZURICH (1898-1993) Fantasia [3'33] Canzone [1'45] Introitus [4'29] Arthur HONEGGER (1892-1955) Fugue [2'48] Choral [4'17] Hans VOLLENWEIDER (1918-1993) Vorspiel [2'32] Frank MARTIN (1890-1974) Passacaille [12'47] Agnus Dei [4'04] Ernst HESS (1912-1968) Praludium op 60/4 [2'22] Chaconne op 60/1 [3'29] Conrad BECK (1901-1989) Zwei Praludien [18'15] Max KUHN (1896-1994) Praludium und Fuge in C [2'30] Pastorale und Fuge [2'36] Praludium und Fuge in A [2'50] Phantasie und Fuge (1975) [5'50] Jeremy Filsell, organ Rec Evang-Ref. Kirche, Kusnacht, Switzerland, 3-4 November 2004 DDD GUILD GMCD 7285 [74'58][CB]

Well done to Guild for recording some unknown repertoire. Well done to Jeremy Filsell for some top-notch playing, but when can we hear you playing a really first class instrument? ... see Full Review

Tango in Blue José SEREBRIER (b 1938) Tango in Blue (2001) [3:09] Casi un Tango (2002) [5:16] * Samuel BARBER (1910 – 1981) Hesitation – Tango (1952) [3:39] Astor PIAZZOLLA (1921 – 1992) Oblivion [4:24] + Tangazo [12:32] Igor STRAVINSKY (1882 – 1971) Tango (1940, orch 1953) [3:55] Erik SATIE (1886 – 1971) orch José SEREBRIER (b 1938) Tango Perpétuel (1914) [3:26] Morton GOULD (1913 – 1996)
Tango from 'Stringmusic' (1993) [4:08] Tango from American Symphonette No.4 'Latin American' (1990) [5:26] Kurt WEILL (1900 – 1950) Matrosen-Tango from 'Happy End' (1929) [4:53] # Youkali (1935) [5:49] # Fernando CONDON (b 1955) Impresiones sobre Ástor (1995/2002) [8:45] + § Jacob GADE (1879 – 1963) Tango Jalousie [3:57] Gerardo MATOS RODRÍGUEZ (1897 – 1948) orch Toto DAMARIO La Cumparsita [3:26] + Enrique Tellería (bandoneón) +, Carole Farley (soprano ) #, Molly Judson (cor anglais) *, Damián Martínez (cello) and Daniel Espasa (piano) §, Orquestra Simfónica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya/José Serebrier. Rec. Teatre-Auditori Sant Cugat, Barcelona, Spain, 7-10 July 2003. DDD BIS BIS-CD-1175 [74:51] [TP]

Serebrier's fans will want this and will be well rewarded. Those with a more sympathetic ear than mine may also find music to enjoy here, but they are unlikely to find this album essential. ... see Full Review

Bryn Terfel - Simple Gifts Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756 – 1791) Ave Verum Corpus [3’05"] Traditional AMERICAN Deep River [5’12"] John RUTTER (b. 1945) The Lord Bless You and Keep You [2’46"] Alan MURRAY (1890 – 1952) I’ll Walk Beside You [2’34"] Giovanni Battista PERGOLESI (1710 – 1736) Stabat Mater Dolorosa [4’01"] Traditional AUSTRIAN Still, Still, Still [4’06"] Joseph BRACKETT, JR. (1797 – 1892) Simple Gifts [3’12"] Traditional SWEDISH How Great Thou Art [4’51"] César FRANCK (1822 – 1890) Panis Angelicus [3’41"] Mae H. BRAHE (1885 – 1956) Bless This House [2’22"] Karl JENKINS (b. 1944) Ave Verum Corpus [3’20"] Stanley MYERS (1930 – 1993) She Was Beautiful (Cavatina) from The Deerhunter [3’05"] Amanda McBROOM (b. 1946) The Rose [3’42"] James P. CARRELL (1787 – 1854) Amazing Grace [4’02"] W. S. Gwynn WILLIAMS (1896 – 1978) Mae Ehangder (God’s Mercy) [3’05"] Traditional GAELIC Morning Has Broken [2’30"] Lowell MASON (1792 – 1872) Nearer My God To Thee [3’54"] J. S. BACH (1685 – 1750) arr. GOUNOD Ave Maria [2’35"] Stephen SONDHEIM (b. 1930) Send In The Clowns [4’54"] William G. TOMER (1833 – 1896) God Be With You [2’56"] Bryn Terfel (baritone) London Voices (Mozart: Ave verum corpus; Deep River; The Lord Bless You and Keep You; Still, Still, Still; How Great Thou Art; The Rose; God be with You) John Williams, guitar (She Was Beautiful); Aled Jones (tenor) (Panis Angelicus); Simon Keenlyside (Stabat Mater; Jenkins: Ave verum corpus) London Symphony Orchestra/Barry Wordsworth. rec. London: Air Studios/Air Lyndhurst, June 2005. DDD DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 477 5919 [70.23] [JPh]

Highly recommended for fans of Terfel the pop singer; not recommended at all for fans of Terfel the opera singer. ... see Full Review

Michael Tillman - A Renaissance Luis MILAN ( after 1560) Pavana 1; Pavana 2; Pavana 3; Anonymous Saltarello; Se Io Me Accorgo Ben Miu d’un Altro Amante; Go From My Window; John DOWLAND (1563 – 1626) Fancy; Mrs. Winter’s Jump; Guillaume MORLAYE (b. 1510) Galliard; John DOWLAND Queen Elizabeth’s Galliard; Pietro Paulo BORRONO (c. 1495 – c. 1563) Fantasia; Alonso de MUDARRA (1510 – 1580) Fantasia en manera de Roncalli; Francis CUTTING (fl. 1571 – 1596) (arr) Almaine; Luys NARVAEZ (fl. 1526 – 1549) Mille Regretz, Cancion del Emperador; Luis MILAN Pavana 4; Pavana 5; Pavana 6; John DOWLAND Fantasia; Anonymous Dove son Quei Fieri Occhi?; John DOWLAND Frog Galliard; The Right Honorable Earl of Essex, His Galliard; Luys NARVAEZ Guardame las Vacas; John DOWLAND The Shoemaker’s Wife; Hans NEUSIDLER (1508 – 1563) Dance of the Washerwomen; Francesco Canova da MILANO (1497 – 1543) Ricercare #7; John JOHNSON (fl. 1579 – 1594) Hit and Take it; Francis CUTTING Greensleeves; Luis MILAN Fantasia #9 (all the items adapted for the guitar by Michael Tillman)
Michael Tillman (guitar) Recorded at New Roads Records, Addison, Texas, January – June 2005 UN-NAMED DISC [50:43]

A fine disc and a worthy debut for Michael Tillman. ... see Full Review

Traditional Cantorial and Concert Favourites Joseph RUMSHINSKY (1881 – 1956) David ROITMAN (1884 – 1943) arr. Simon SPIRO Ba’avur David (2) Moishe OYSHER (1907 – 1958) arr. Simon SPIRO Ha lahma anya (1) Rabbi Israel GOLDFARB (1879 – 1956) arr. Simon SPIRO Sholom Aleikheim (1) TRADITIONAL arr. Roderick. WILLIAMS Ya Ribbon Olam (2) Samuel MALAVSKY (1893 – 1985) arr. Simon SPIRO Haven Yakkir Li Efra’im (3) Sholom KHALIB (b. 1929), Meyer MACHTENBERG (1884 – 1979) arr. Simon SPIRO Sheva B’rakhot (2) Joshua LIND (1890 – 1973) Khanike Lid (2) Zavel ZILBERTS (1881 – 1949) Rhamana d’anei (1, 4) Maurice GOLDMAN (1910 – 1984) Strange Happenings: The Holyday Calamities of Avremele Melamed (2) Cantor Simon Spiro Schola Hebraeica (1) Coro Hebraeico (2) New York Cantorial Choir (3) Ne’ima Singers (4) Neil Levin (conductor) Recorded February/July 2001, All Saints Church, East Finchley; New West End Synagogue, London; St. Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge; Riverside Church, New York; St. Paul’s School, Hammersmith NAXOS 8.559460 [60.18] [RH]

I can highly recommend this to anyone who would like to explore what might, for them, be an unknown area of repertoire. ... see Full Review

Günter Wand: My Life, My Music Film directed by Robert Reiter PAL. Interview rec. August, 2001. CD Audio Disc: Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony No. 4 in B flat, Op. 60 (1806) - Adagio – Allegro vivacea [12'27]. Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Serenade No. 9 in D, K320, 'Posthorn' (1779) – Andante sostenutoa [3'59]. Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1797) Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 (1877) - Andante sostenutob [9'26]. Franz Peter SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Symphony No. 9 in C, D944, 'Great' (1828) - Finale (Allegro vivace)c [11'20]. Anton BRUCKNER (1824-1896) Symphony No. 5 in B flat (1875-6, original version) – first movementd [21'30] aNDR Symphony Orchestra, bChicago Symphony Orchestra, cCologne Radio Symphony Orchestra, dBerliner Philharmoniker/Günter Wand. Audio tracks rec. aMusikhalle Hamburg on April 8th-10th, 2001, bOrchestra Hall, Chicago on January 19th-21st, 1989, cWDR Köln on March 19th, 1977, dPhilharmonie, Berlin on January 12th-14th, 1996. RCA RED SEAL/BMG LEGENDARY VISIONS 82876 63887 9 [130'00] plus CD [58'42][CC]

What a treat this is! It is a privilege to welcome this in-depth interview (Switzerland, 2001) and accompanying audio CD. ... see Full Review

 

BOOK REVIEWS

The Cambridge Companion to Handel Edited by Donald Burrows. Cambridge University Press. 1997 [Third printing 2004] (ISBN: cloth 0521454255 / softcover 0521456134) [JF]

This book is ideal for the reader or listener who wants to explore current Handelian scholarship in some detail and who wants to get to grips with Handel’s times and music ... see Full Review


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