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January 2005


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Alberich and Friends by Ian Runcie Published by Trafford, 2004. 145 pages; Perfect bound; catalogue #04-0456; ISBN 1-4120-2628-8 [JL]

Ian Runcie tells the story of the Ring in short novel format, focusing on the main characters in a Jungian interpretation. ... see Full Review

Louis ANDRIESSEN: De Staat Robert Adlington 2004 159 pp. CD recording included ASHGATE PUBLISHING LTD ISBN 0 7546 0925 1

Uncommon lucidity and perception ... a revelatory series ... an innovative approach which treats its readers and listeners with respect ... see Full Review

The Cambridge Companion to Rossini Edited by Emanuele Senici Cambridge University Press 2004 softback, 264pp ISBN 0-521-00195-1 Price: £17:99/$23.99 [IL]

An intensive, yet readable study revealing many facets of Rossini’s art. ... see Full Review

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also 13 Old European Christmas Carols Boni Pueri Czech Boys Choir Musica Bohemica Praha Jacub Martinec UP 0070-2 (CD) £9 post free RECORDING OF THE MONTH
Dvorak Slavonic Dances for two Pianos Kristina Krkavcova, Martin Kasik UP 0067-2 131 (CD) New release April 2004
Sylvie Bodorova Juda Maccabeus
Gabriella Benackova (sop), Ales Briscein (ten), Ivan Kusnjer (bar) Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Valek live recording Prague Spring Festival 2002 UP 0065-2 231 (CD) New release Februaury 2004 Review
BENDA Ariadne auf Naxos Jitka Molavcova - Ariadne Alfred Strejcek - Theseus Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchesrta Conductor Jaraslov Krcek UP 0066-2 231 (CD) New Release Jan 2004 Review

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'Crisis' in Contemporary Music? What Crisis? THE HEART OF THE MATTER by David F Golightly

MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: January 2005 Reviewer: Patrick C Waller

Respighi’s Sunken Bell - (La Campana sommersa) by Ian Lace

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On the Humanity of Music and Musicians: the new unacknowledged legislators by Marc Bridle

Milken Archive of American Jewish Music

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Recovering ancient recordings - BBC

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