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Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750), arr. Sigfrid KARG-ELERT (1877-1933)
Capriccio (from: Toccata in G major, BWV916) [3:18]
Fantasie und Fuge in A minor, BWV904 [13:53]
Symphonie Pastorale (Sinfonia from: Christmas Oratorio, BWV248) [7:40]
Toccata in E minor, BWV914 [13:14]
Choral-Improvisation und Fuge (from: Singet dem Herrn, BWV225) [9:09]
Echo (from: Partita in B minor, BWV831) [3:54]
Toccata in D minor, BWV913 [20:13]
Adagio (Air Célèbre) (Aria from: Suite in D major, BWV1068) [7:58]
Sverker Jullander (organ)
rec. Vasa Church, Gothenburg, 28-30 June 2009. DDD
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC 0111 [79:03]

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Sergei VASILENKO (1872-1956)
Viola Sonata op. 46 [18:44]
Lullaby [4:01]
Four Pieces on Old Lute Music op. 35 [14:43]
Sleeping River [2:18]
Oriental Dance op. 47 arr. Artamonova [5:33]
Suite Zodiakus IAS after Unknown Authors of the Eighteenth Century [13:20]
Four Pieces (1953) [8:09]
Elena Artamonova (viola)
Nicholas Walker (piano)
rec. Dukes Hall, RAM, London, 26, 31 March 2010. DDD
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC 0127 [67:34]

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Charles-Valentin ALKAN (1813-1888)
Complete Piano Duos and Duets
Benedictus op.54 (transcr. Roger SMALLEY, for two pianos) [8:15]
Impromptu on the Lutheran Chorale 'Ein' Feste Burg ist Unser Gott' op.69 (transcr. Roger SMALLEY, for two pianos) [13:07]
Saltarelle for piano duet, op.47 [6:54]
Fantasy on Mozart's Don Giovanni for piano 4 hands, op.26 [12:52]
3 Marches for piano duet, op.40 [20:32]
Bombardo-Carillon for piano duet [5:45]
Finale for piano duet, op.17 [2:59]
Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow (piano(s))
rec. St John the Baptist, Alkborough, England, October 2008 [opp.54; 69] and November 2009. DDD
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC 070 [70:36]

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Havergal BRIAN (1876 – 1972)
Orchestral Music Volume One – Early and Late Works
Legend: Ave atque vale (1968) [7:03]
Elegy (1954) [11:36]
Burlesque Variations on an Original Theme (1903) [25:35]
English Suite No.5 “Rustic Scenes” (1953) [19:13]
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Garry Walker
rec. City Halls, Glasgow, Scotland, 23-24 July 2009
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC 0110 [63:29]

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Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906 – 1975)
Symphony No. 9 in E flat major Op.70 (1945) [24:55]
Unity waltz Op.95d [1:51]
Ballet Suite No. 2 Op. 89b: No. 3 Polka [1:37]
Korzikana’s Adventures Op. 59: No.3, ‘The Chase’ [2:51]
Suite for Two Pianos in F sharp minor Op.6 (1922) [29:39]
Tarantella for Two Pianos Op. 84d (1953) [1:32]
Merry March for Two Pianos Op. 84c (1949) [2:01]
Concertino for Two Pianos in A minor Op.94 (1953) [10:19]
Vicky Yannoula and Jakob Fichert (piano duet/duo)
rec. 17, 20 July 2007, Hurstwood Farm Piano Studios
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC 0034 [75:46]

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Heinrich Wilhelm ERNST (1812-1865)
Complete Music for Violin and Piano - Volume 1
Fantasie brillante sur le Prophète (opera by G Meyerbeer) Op.24 (1850) [12:47]
Two Nocturnes No.1 in A major (1835) [2:44]: No.2 in E major (1829) [4:54]
Carnaval de Venise (Variations burlesques sur la Canzonetta ‘Cara mamma mia’) Op.18 (1837) [10:15]
Deux Morceaux de Salon Op.13 (1841-42) – No.1 [5:52]: No.2 [6:06]
Thème Allemand Varié Op.9 (1835) [10:43]
Rondo Allemand pour le piano et violon sur des thèmes d’Oberon Op.23 (1836) [11:49]
Rondo Papageno Op.20 (1845) [8:08]
Sherban Lupu (violin)
Ian Hobson (piano)
rec. April 2010, Foellinger Great Hall of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC 0118 [76:20]

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Nikolai TCHEREPNIN
(1873-1945)
Three Pieces, op.24 [14:38]
14 Sketches on Pictures from the Russian Alphabet, op.38 (1908) [32:49]
6 Musical Illustrations to Pushkin's 'The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish', op.41 [18:08]
David Witten (piano)
rec. Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York, 28-30 June 2009. DDD
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC 0117
[65:45]

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Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Beethoven by Arrangement, Vol. I
Viola Sonata in A major: fragment [0:27]
Horn Sonata in F major, Op. 17 (arr. Silverthorne) (1800) [11:26]
Notturno in D major (arr. Karl Xaver Kleinheinz (1765–1832)) Op. 42 (1803) [28:49]
Septet (Grand Duo) in E flat major, Op. 20 (arr. Friedrich Hermann (1828–1907), rev. Silverthorne) (1798-9) [37:51]
Paul Silverthorne (viola); David Owen Norris (piano)
rec. Ferrandou, France, 23-26 June 2009. DDD
first recordings of all but the Notturno

TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0108 [79:58]

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Salomon JADASSOHN (1831-1902)
Piano Trios: No. 1 Op. 16 (1858) [19.45]; No. 2 Op. 20 (1860) [21.51]; No. 3 Op. 59 (1880) [20.13]
Syrius Trio (Elizabeth Cooney (violin); Jane Cords-O’Hara (viola); Bobby Chen (piano))
rec. 14-15 March 2009, Champs Hill, Coldwaltham
world premiere recordings
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0107 [62.02]

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Mario LAVISTA (b.1943)
Complete String Quartets
String Quartet No.2 Reflejos de la noche (1984) [10:30]
String Quartet No.3 Musica para mi vecino (1995) [12:25]
String Quartet No.4 Sinfonías (1996) [16:26]
String Quartet No.5 Siete invenciones (1998) [11:07]
String Quartet No.1 Diacronía (1969) [7:55]
String Quartet No.6 Suite en cinco partes (1999) [13:49]
Cuarteto Latinoamericano
rec. 19-20 February, 2007, Sala Silvestre Revueltas, Estudios Churubusco, Mexico City, Mexico. DDD
TOCCATA TOCC0106 [75:27]

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Alfred SCHNITTKE (1934-1998)
Discoveries
Six Preludes for Piano (1953-54) [18:25] *
Dialogue for cello and ensemble (1967) [12:55] **
Yellow Sound, after Vasily Kandinsky (1974) [34:54] ***
Magdalina (1977) [7:53] ****
Variations for string quartet (1997) [4:10]
TOCCATA TOCC0091
[68:18]

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David MATTHEWS (b. 1943)
The String Quartets - Volume 1
String Quartet No.4 Op.27 (1981) [30:55]
Adagio Op.56a (1990) [4:00]
String Quartet No.6 Op.56 (1991) [16:19]
String Quartet No.10 Op.84 (2001) [12:52]
Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skærved and Mihailo Trandalovski (violins), Morgan Goff
(viola) and Neil Heyde (cello))
rec. Dukes Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London, 4-5 August 2008
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0058 [64:03]

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John GARDNER (b.1917)
Flourish for a Wedding Op. 162 (1983) [2:57]; Easter Fantasy Op. 232 (1997) [6:41]; Theme and Variations for Brass Quartet Op. 7 (1952) [11:11]; Five Dances for Organ Op. 179 (1988) [17:16]; Sonata da Chiesa sopra un thema di Claudio Monteverdi Op. 136 (1976) [13:44]; Sonata Secolare Op. 117 (1973) [15:21]
Paul Archibald (trumpet); Cosmopolitan Brass (Helen Sanger, Stephen Pemberton (trumpets), Kate Hainsworth, Alex Hambleton (horns), Craig Beattie, Fabian Schmidt (trombones), Yao Cong Tan (tuba)); Stephen King (organ); Chris Gardner (conductor):
rec. Brentwood Cathedral, 29-30 January, 12 February, 25 June 2010
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC 0048 [67:10]

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Franz LISZT (1811-1886)
Symphonic Poems, transcribed August Stradal (1860-1930) - Volume 1
Les Préludes: Symphonic Poem No. 3 (1848) [17:05]
Heroïde Funèbre: Symphonic Poem No. 8 (1850) [19:19]
Die Ideale: Symphonic Poem No. 12 (1857) [28:51]
Risto-Matti Marin (piano)
rec. Kuusaa Hall, Kuusankoski 29 November-1 December 2007. DDD
first recordings
TOCCATA TOCC0035 [65:15]

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Ferdinand THIERIOT (1836-1919)
Chamber Music, Volume 1
Piano Quintet in D major, Op. 20 (pub. 1869, 1894) [34:44]
Theme and Variations, Op. 29, for two cellos and piano (1883) [17:21]
String Sextet in D major [25:50]
Hamburg Chamber Players (Ian Mardon (violin); Ilona Raasch (violin); Rudolf Seippel (viola); Julia Mensching (viola); Rolf Herbrechtsmeyer (cello); Martin von Hopffgarten (cello); Yuko Hirose (piano)
rec. 28-30 September 2007, Tymmo-Kirche Lutjensee, near Hamburg. DDD
first recordings
TOCCATA TOCC0080 [77:55]

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Georg Philipp TELEMANN (1681-1767)
Harmonischer Gottes-Dienst
Erquickendes Wunder der ewigen Gnade (TVWV 1:469) [9:58]
Jauchzet, frolocket, der Himmel ist offen (TVWV 1:953) [9:43]
Halt ein mit deinem Wetterstrahle (TVWV 1:715) [8:04]
Ist Widerwärtigkeit den Frommen eigen (TVWV 1:948) [11:16]
Liebe, die vom Himmel stammet TWV 1:1044 [8:30]
Erwacht zum Kriegen (TVWV 1:481) [7:42]
Bergen Barokk; Franz Vitzthum (counter-tenor); Bjarte Eike (Baroque violin); Hans Knut Sveen (harpsichord, organ); Marku Luolajan-Mikkola (Baroque cello)
rec. 6-9 November, 2006, Hoff kirke, Østre Toten Norway. DDD
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC 0057 [55:27]

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Krzysztof MEYER (b.1943)
Complete works for cello and piano
Cello Sonata No.1, op.62 (1983) [28:29]
Canzona, op.56 (1981) [10:59]
Cello Sonata No.2, op.99 (2004) [24:42]
Ewa Mizerska (cello), Emma Abbate (piano), Katarzyna Hlensk (piano - 2nd Sonata only)
rec 28-30 January 2008, Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio, Polish Radio, Warsaw DDD
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0098 [64:34]

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Philip SPRATLEY (b.1942)
Music for string orchestra
Sinfonietta op. 6 (1987) [26:30]
Clarinet Concertino - Byard's Leap op. 27 (1980s) [16:16] Recorder Concertino - A Gallery of Cats op. 26 (1983 rev. 2008) [13:00] In Outlaw Country - Suite for Harp, Strings and Trumpet (1971 rev. 2007?) [15:52]
Linda Merrick (clarinet); John Turner (recorder); Tracey Redfern (trumpet); Eira Lynn Jones (harp) Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Barry Wordsworth
Manchester Sinfonia/Philip Spratley rec. 16 March 2007, Angel Studios, London; 15 September 2008, St Thomas’ Church, Hillgate, Stockport.
TOCCATA TOCC0088 [71:11] 

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Alexander PRIOR (b.1995)
Velesslavitsa - Concerto for Piano, Two Violins and Cello and orchestra (2008) [46:35]
Zhang Xiao Ming (piano); Simone Porter (violin); Michael Province (violin); Nathan Chan (cello); Northern Sinfonia/Alexander Prior
rec. live, The Sage, Gateshead, 29 April 2009. DDD
TOCCATA TOCC0109 [46:35]

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Antonín DVORÁK (1841-1904)
Song transcriptions for violin/viola and piano by Josef Suk Biblical Songs, Op. 99 (1894) [23:00] ¹ Gypsy Songs, Op. 55 (1880) [12:12] In Folk Tone, Op. 73 – Nos 1 and 3 (1886) [5:01] Love Songs, Op. 83 (published 1882 and 1889) [12:55] Lullaby, B194 (1895) [1:43] Moravian Duets, Op. 32 – No.11 [2:54] Four Songs, Op. 82 – No.1 (1882) [2:27] Josef Suk (violin/viola¹) Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) rec. September 2009, Bohemia Music Studio, Prague TOCCATA TOCC0100 [60:05]

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Boris TCHAIKOVSKY (1925 - 1996)
Four Poems by Josef Brodsky (1965)a [11:06]
From Kipling (1994)b [5:42]
String Trio (1955)c [14:14]
Two Poems by Mikhail Lermontov (1940)a [4:09]
Two Pieces for Balalaika and Piano (1991)d [2:55]
Lyrics of Pushkin (1972)a [27:04]
Olga Filonova (soprano); Svetlana Nikolayeva (mezzo); Alexey Khutoriansky (violin); Lev Serov (viola); Marina Archakova (cello); Kirill Ershov (balalaika); Olga Solovieva (piano)
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC 0046 [65:10]

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HARTMANN, ARTHUR
La Tzigane, La Coquette and other miniatures for Violin & Piano.
Solomia Soroka (violin)
Arthur Greene (piano)
TOCC0089 (71:58)

 

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Battaglia d'amore
Bellerofonte CASTALDI (1580 - 1649)
Girolamo FRESCOBALDI (1583 - 1643)
Bellerofonte CASTALDI
Il Furioso (Eugenia Cirrieri, Laura Fabris, Janet Youngdahl (soprano), Gian Polo Fagotto, Claudio Zinutti (tenor), Victor Coelho (archlute, theorbo, tiorbino), David Dolata (theorbo, tiorbino), Neil Cockburn (harpsichord))/David Dolata
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC 0081 [76:33]

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Marko TAJCEVIC (1900-1984)
Seven Balkan Dances (1926); Five Preludes (1935); Songs from Mur Island (1938); Sonatina (1923); Serbian Dances (1937); Variations on a Theme in C minor (1948); For Children (1938); Sonatina (c. 1947); Two Little Suites (1937); For the Young (1935); Six Miniatures (1920); Music Box (1930)
Radmila Stojanovic-Kiriluk (piano)
rec. January 2004, Omni Classic Recording Studio, Tempe, Arizona
TOCCATA TOCC0041 [79:13]

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Choral Songs in Honour of Her Majesty Queen Victoria Music by Elgar, Mackenzie, Parry, Somervell, Stainer, Stanford, Wood and others written to commemorate Quenn Victoria's 80th birthday.

Spiritus Chamber Choir, Aiden Oliver
First Recording
TOCCATA TOCC 0012 [53:20]

 

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TOCC0068 Donald Francis TOVEY (1875-1940)
Chamber Music - Volume 1
Piano Trio in B minor op.1 (1900) [37:40]
Piano Trio in C minor op.8 Style Tragique (1908) [27:26]
London Piano Trio
rec. 27-29 August 2007, Potton Hall Studio, Westleton, Suffolk. DDD first recordings
TOCCATA TOCC 0068 [65:06]

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Russian Settings of Robert Burns
Georgy SVIRIDOV (1915-1998) Songs to Verses by Robert Burns (1955) [32:11]
Edison DENISOV (1929-1996) Two Songs to Verses by Robert Burns (1951) [3:51]
Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) Three songs from Six Romances for Bass: excerpts (1942) [6:57]
Yuri LEVITIN (1912-1993) Song-Cycle to Verses by Robert Burns (1956) [11:03]
Tikhon KHRENNIKOV (1913-2007) Three songs from Five Songs to Verses by Robert Burns (1944) [6:41]
Vassili Savenko (bass-baritone); Alexander Blok (piano)

TOCCATA TOCC0039 [60:34]

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TOCC0090 Gareth WALTERS (b. 1928)
Song-Cycles and Chamber Music
Cân y galon (Song of the Heart) for soprano and string quartet (1970)
Little Suite for Flute and Harp (1960s)
Violin Sonata (1989-96)
Berceuse for harp (1965)
Poésies du soir for mezzo and chamber orchestra (1961)
Carolyn Foulkes (soprano)
Wendy Dawn Thompson (mezzo)
Adam Summerhayes (violin)
Nicola Elmer (piano)
Adam Walker (flute)
London Concertante/Gregory Rose
rec. British Grove Studios, London, 16-17 September, 18 December 2006. DDD
first recordings
TOCCATA TOCC 0090 [68:40]

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TOCC0087 Harri Vuori
Piano Music Volume 2

Symphonies 1 & 2
Hyvinkää Orchestra
Tuomas Pirilä, conductor

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TOCC 0078
Mieczyslaw WEINBERG
Complete Songs Volume 1

Children's songs Op 13
Beyond the Border of Past Days Op 50
Rocking the Child Op 110

Olga Kalugina Soprano
Svetlana Nikolayeva Mezzo
Dmitry Korotelyov piano


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TOCC0076 Herman Galynin
Piano Music Volume 1

including
Sonata triad
Suite
Four Preludes
Spanish Fantasy
At the Zoo

Olga Solovieva, (piano)

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TOCC0077 Phillip Ramey
Piano Music Volume 2

Diversions

Epigrams, Book One
Leningrad Rag (Mutations on Scott Joplin)
Winter Nocturne
Toccatas Nos ! & 2
Ode for F.D.R
Piano Sonata No. 4
Primitivo

Mirian Conti (piano)

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TOCC0060 Benjamin Lees
Piano Music 1947-2005

Toccata
Six Ornamnetal Etudes
Three Preludes
Sonata Breve
Odyssey Nos. 1-3

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Mirian Conti (piano)

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TOCC0009 Robin Milford
Piano Music and Songs

including
My Lady's Pleasure
Cradle Song
Daybreak
Reputation Square
Jenifer's Jingle
Swan Songs

Phillida Bannister, contralto
Raphael Terroni, piano

Review by Rob Barnett


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TOCC0073 Veljo TORMIS
Works for Men's Voices

An Aboriginal Song, Double Dedication, Crosswind, Our Shadows
Forging the Sampo, The Bishop and the Pagan, Inacantaion for a Stormy Sea
Men's Songs, Curse upon Iron

Svanholm Singers
Sofia Soderberg Eberhard (cond)

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TOCC0065
Schubert and his Circle
FRANZ SCHUBERT
Piano Sonata in C minor, d840, ‘Reliquie’*
completed by Brian Newbould
Thirteen Variations on a Theme of Anselm Hüttenbrenner, d576
Deutscher in C sharp minor, d643
ANSELM HÜTTENBRENNER
Piano Sonata in E major, Op. 16*
JOSEF HÜTTENBRENNER
Tanz der Furien*
* First recordings
Todd Crow, piano

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TOCC0055 Igor RAYKHELSON
Jazz Suite
Little Symphony for Strings
Reflections
Adagio
Yuri Bashmet viola/conductor
Igor Butman, saxophone
Elena Revich, violin

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TOCC0054 Ester MÄGI
Orchestral Music
Symphony, Piano Concerto
Variations for Piano, Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra
Vesper, BukoolikaAda Kuuseoks, Mati Mikalai, Piano
Tarmo Pajussar, clarinet
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra/Volmer/Kutson


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TOCC0050 Jean-Philippe RAMEAU
The Complete Keyboard Music Volume 1

Stephen Gutman

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TOCC0049 Vytautas BACEVIČIUS
Poèm Électrique, Piano Concerto No. 1
Symphony No. 2 Della Guerra, Symphony No. 6 CosmiqueGraphique
Aidas Puodziukas, Piano
Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra/ Lukocius/Staskus



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TOCC0045 John Joubert
Four Song Cycles: Shropshire Hills, Six Poems by Emoly Bronte
The Rose is Shaken in the Wind, The Hour Hand
Improvisation for recorder and piano
Kontakion for cello and Piano
Lesley-Jane Rogers (soprano) John Turner (recorder)
Richard Tunnicliffe (cello) John McCabe (piano)

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TOCC0004 Peteris PLAKIDIS
Songs for the Wind and Blood, Music for Piano, Strings and timpani, Concerto for two Oboes and Strings, Concerto-Ballad for Two violins, Piano and Strings.
Peteris Plakidis
(piano) Antra Bigaca (mezzo)
Uldis Urbans, Vilnis Pelnens (oboes)
Andris Pauls, Dzintars Beitans (Violins)

Riga Chamber Players/Normunds Sne

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Previous releases
TOCC0001 Julius Burger
Stille der Nacht, for baritone and orchestra

Legende, for baritone and orchestra
Scherzo for Strings
Cello Concerto
Variations on a Theme by Karl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Martin Kraus, baritone
Maya Beiser, cello
Radio Symphonie Orchester, Berlin
Simone Young, conductor
recorded in the presence of the composer

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TOCC0002 Mozart Cello Sonatas
Sonata for Keyboard and Violin No.18 in G K301 (transcribed for cello by Kniazev). Sonata for Keyboard and Violin No.24 in F K376 (transcribed for cello by Kniazev). Sonata for Keyboard and Violin No.27 in F K379 (transcribed for cello by Kniazev).
Alexandre Kniazev
(cello) Edouard Oganessian (Piano)
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TOCC0005 Havergal BRIAN (1876-1972)
Songs for baritone and piano (1914-1921): When Icicles Hang by the Wall (Shakespeare); Take O Take Those Lips Away (Shakespeare); Sorrow Song (Samuel Daniel); The Message (Donne); Farewell (Bishop Reginald Heber); Care-Charmer Sleep (Samuel Daniel); Since Love is Dead (Frederick G Bowles); The Soul of Steel (C M Masterman); Why Dost Thou Wound and Break My Heart? (Herrick); On Parting (Temple Keble); Lady Ellayne (Temple Keble); Renunciation (Temple Keble); Love is a Merry Game (Temple Keble); Piping Down the Valleys Wild (Blake); The Chimney Sweeper (Blake); The Land of Dreams (Blake); The Defiled Sanctuary (Blake).
Legend for violin and piano (1919?)
Brian Rayner Cook (bar); Roger Vignoles (piano)
Stephen Levine (violin); Peter Lawson (piano)
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TOCC0006 Georg von Bertouch
Trio Sonatas

:Sonata No.8 in G major. From the Music-Book of Jacob Mestmacher : March No.106 / Aria No.248 with variations. Sonata No.15 in F minor. From the Music-Book of Jacob Mestmacher : Paspie de la Compertanje No.75. Sonata No.11 in F major. From the Music-Book of Jacob Mestmacher : Menuetto No.13 / Gavotte Alternativement No.53. Sonata No.21 in B flat minor. Sonata No. 17 in E flat major. Sonata No.12 in D minor. From the Music-Book of Jacob Mestmacher : Allegro et Trio No.166. Sonata No.14 in G minor.
Bergen Barokk
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TOCC0010 Heinrich von Herzogenberg
Piano Music

Theme and Variations for two pianos op.13. Allotria for piano duet op.33 Book 1 : No.1 Allegro / No.2 Allegretto / No.3 Allegro agitato. Variations on a theme of Brahms - piano duet op.23. Waltzes for piano duet op.53 : No.1 Allegro commodo / No.2 L'istesso tempo / No.3 Agitato e grazioso / No.4 Tempo I / No.5 Poco maestoso / No.6 L'istesso tempo. Variations on the Minuet from Don Juan for piano solo op.58. Capriccio for piano solo op.107.
Anthony Goldstone Caroline Clemmow
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TOCC0015 Matthew Taylor
Piano Trio op.17. String Quartet No.3 op.18. Conflict and Consolation op.19.
Lowbury Piano Trio Schidlof Qt Members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins
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TOCC0018
BALAKIREV and Russian Folksong
Grand Fantasia on Russian Folksongs, Op. 4,

for piano and orchestra
30 Songs
of the Russian People
Joseph Banowetz, piano
Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Konstantin Krimets, conductor
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TOCC0019
Ferenc Farkas - Complete Wind Quintets
Phoebus Wind Quintet
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Josef MYSLIVEČEK (1737-1781)
Music for Strings, Volume 1
Six Sinfonie Concertanti, Op. 2 (string orchestra arrangement) (c. 1767):-
Sinfonie Concertanti No. 6 in C major, F6 [9:54]; No. 1 in B flat major, F1 [10:09]; No. 2 in E major, F2 [14:55]; No. 5 in D major, F5 [11:09]; No. 3 in G major, F3 [10:51]; No. 4 in A major, F4 [11:38]
Uralsk Philharmonic Orchestra/Gary Brain
rec. September 2004, Kazakh Theatre, Uralsk, Kazakhstan. DDD
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC 0023 [68:47]
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TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC 0027 [54'07]
Giovanni Girolamo KAPSBERGER
Libro secondo d'arie
Songs of Human and divine Love
Il Furioso
Victor Coelho, director

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Phillip RAMEY (b.1939)
Color Etudes (1994) [16.41]; Memorial (In Memoriam Alexander Tcherepnin) 919770 [5.44]; Chromatic Waltz (19610 [1.30]; Piano Sonata No 1 (19610 [7.36]; Piano Sonata No 2 (1966 rev., 2003) [12.47]; Piano Sonata No 5 - For the left hand (1989) [10.00]; Four Tangier Portraits (1991-9) [7.56]; Toccata No 2 (1990) [4.06]
Stephen Gosling (piano) rec. Recital Hall, Performing Arts Centre, SUNY, Purchase, New York, 17-19 March 2003
TOCCATA CLASSICS 0029 [77.41]
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TOCC0030 Charles Alkan
Organ Music Volume 1

Benedictus op.54. 11 grands preludes et un transcription op.66. 12 Etudes d'Orgue ou de Piano a Pedales pour les pieds seulement : No.1 Moderato in C minor / No.2 Adagio in C major / No.3 Moderato in A minor / No.4 Moderato in E flat / No.5 Moderato in A minor / No.6 Adagio in C sharp minor.
Kevin Bowyer Organ of Blackburn Cathedral
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TOCC0031
ALKAN
Organ Works Volume 2
11 Pièces dans le Style Religieux
12 Études pour les pieds seulement
Pro organo
Kevin Bowyer
Organ of Blackburn Cathedral
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TOCC0033 Donald Francis Tovey
Symphony in D, Op 32

The Bride of Dionysus: Prelude
Malmo Opera Orchestra conductor George Vass
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TOCC0036 Viktor Stepanovych KOSENKO
Piano Music Volume 1
Eleven Etudes in the form of Old Dances, Op. 19
Natalya Shkoda

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RECORDING OF THE MONTH
Sir Donald TOVEY (1875–1940)
Cello Concerto, Op. 40 (1935) [54:16] *
Air for strings** (arr. Peter Shore) [2:15]
Elegiac Variations, op. 25, for cello and piano (1909) [10:11]
Alice Neary (cello)
Ulster Orchestra/George Vass
Gretel Dowdeswell (piano)
rec. Ulster Hall, Belfast, 29-30 May 2006.
*First modern recording; **First recording
TOCCATA TOCC0038 [67:04]
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TANEYEV Piano Music
Piano Concerto in E flat
Music For Solo Piano:
Prelude in F
Lullaby
Theme and Variations in C major
Allegro in E flat Major
Andantino semplice in B minor
Repose (Elegy) in Eminor
March in D minor
Four Improvisations (with Arensky, Glazunov and Rachmaninov)
The Composer's Birthday for narrator and piano, four hands
The Composer's Birthday for piano, four hands
Joseph Banowetz, piano
Russian Philharmonic of Moscow condutor Thomas Sanderling
Vladimir Ashkenazy, narrator
Adam Wodnicki Piano
TOCC 0042
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