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ALPHABETICAL LISTING

John ADAMS (b.1947) Short Ride in a Fast Machine (1986) [4:05] The Wound-Dresser (1988) [19:19] Berceuse élégiaque (1991) [9:27] Shaker Loops (1978, rev. 1983) [25:28] Nathan Gunn (baritone) Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Marin Alsop Rec. Lighthouse, Poole Centre for Arts, UK, 10-11 June 2003 NAXOS AMERICAN CLASSICS 8.559031 [58:20] [GPJ]

A disc to prize for Adams’ growing cohorts of admirers, and an ideal introduction for the curious. ... see Full Review

Eugen D'ALBERT (1864-1932) Tiefland (1903) Bernd Weikl (tenor) – Sebastiano Kurt Moll (bass) – Tommaso Bodo Brinkmann (bass) – Moruccio Eva Marton (soprano) – Marta René Kollo (tenor) – Pedro Maria Janina Hake (soprano) – Pepa Angela Freeney (soprano) – Antonia Carmen Anhorn (mezzo soprano) – Rosalia Norbert Orth (bass) – Nando Choir of Bavarian Radio and Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra/Marek Janowski Recorded Munich, February 1983 ARTS 2CD 47501-2 [65.49 + 69.04] [JW]

This splendidly upholstered score owes much to Wagner and not a little to Richard Strauss. ... see Full Review

Eugen d’ALBERT (1864 - 1932) Tiefland, Opera in a prelude and two acts (1903) [132.19] Libretto by Rudolph Lothar after the Catalan play "Terra Baixa" by Angel Guimerá. Aga Joesten - Marta, Sebastiano's servant (dramatic soprano) Max Lorenz - Pedro, shepherd (helden-tenor) Carl Kronenberg - Sebastiano, a rich landowner (helden-baritone) Otto von Rohr - Tommaso, village elder 90 years old (bass) Hedda Heusser - Nuri, Sebastiano's servant (soprano) Franz Fehringer - Nando, shepherd (lyric tenor) Georg Stern - Moruccio, miller´s boy and Sebastiano's servant (bass) Maria Madlen-Madsen - Pepa, Sebastiano's servant (lyric soprano) Helene Bindhart - Antonia, Sebastiano's servant (mezzo) Christa Ludwig - Rosalia, Sebastiano's servant (alto) A Voice. Bass The Priest, peasants Recorded in mono, Frankfurt, Germany, 3 June 1953 Tiefland, Opera in a prelude and two acts (1903) [20.29] Excerpts from the finale to Act 1 and Act 2 scene three. Lieslotte Enck - Marta, Sebastiano's servant. (dramatic soprano) Will Störring - Pedro, shepherd. (helden-tenor) Lore Hoffmann(?) - Nuri, Sebastiano's servant. (soprano) Margrete Düren - Pepa, Sebastiano's servant. (lyric soprano) Lore Hoffmann - Antonia, Sebastiano's servant. (mezzo) Elfriede Marherr-Wagner - Rosalia, Sebastiano's servant. (alto) Staatsoper Berlin/Robert Heger Recorded in mono June 1943. Track list in German. No timings, texts or synopsis. Autographed photo of Max Lorenz. WALHALL WLCD 0049 [74.15 + 78.24] [PSh]

A popular German verismo opera in an enjoyable classic complete recording plus excerpts from yet another classic recording. ... see Full Review

Charles AVISON (1709-1770) Twelve Concertos, Op. 6 The Avison Ensemble/Pavlo Beznosiuk rec January 2003, Jubilee Theatre, St Nicholas's Hospital, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK. DDD NAXOS 8.557553-54 [49:16 + 57:37] [JV]

A fine recording of the opus 6 by Avison, which shows a shift from the baroque to the early classicist style ... see Full Review

Joachim ANDERSEN (1847-1909) Works for flute and piano Au Bord de la Mer, Op. 9 Six Morceaux de Salon, en deux Suites, Op. 24 (1891) Deuxième Impromptu Op. 54 Fünf leichtere Stücke, Op. 56 Quatre Morceaux de Salon, Op. 51 (1894) Thomas Jensen (flute) Frode Stengaard (piano) recorded at the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, Denmark, undated DANACORD DACOCD 617 [59.39] [JW]

Fluent, often sheerly delightful. Nothing too taxing. Compact, crafted and lyric, Mendelssohnian and possessed of charm. All can listen with pleasure ... see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH The Great Composers Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) CD1: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, BWV1049 [15.13] Consort of London/Robert Haydon Clark Jesu meine Freude, from Cantata No. 147 [3.11] Holland Boys’ Choir, Netherlands Bach Collegium/Pieter Jan Leusink Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV656 [8.54] Hans Fagius (organ) Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068 [21.35] Consort of London/Robert Haydon Clark Motet: Lobet den Herrn, BWV230 [6.13] Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne/Michel Corboz Italian Concerto: Allegro, BWV971 [4.08] Pieter Jan Belder (harpsichord) Schlummet Ein: bass aria from Cantata No. 82 [9.24] Bas Ramselaar (bass), Netherlands Bach Collegium/Pieter Jan Leusink CD2: Violin Concerto in E major, BWV1042 [17.19] Emma Verhey (violin), Camerata Antonio Lucio Siciliano, from Flute Sonata in E flat, BWV1032 [2.12] Stephen Preston (flute), Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord) St Matthew Passion: Opening Chorus [6.54] Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Brandenburg Consort/Stephen Cleobury Concert for oboe d’amore in A major, BWV1055 Rob Visser, Amsterdam Bach Soloists Eine Feste Burg: opening chorus from Cantata No. 80 [5.18] Holland Boys’ Choir, Netherlands Bach Collegium/Pieter Jan Leusink Preludio: Partita for solo violin in E major, BWV1006 Mark Lubotsky Aus Liebe: soprano aria from St Matthew Passion [4.38] Emma Kirkby, Brandenburg Consort, Stephen Cleobury Badinerie: Orchestral Suite No. 2, BWV1067 [1.21] Consort of London, Robert Haydon Clark Bourrée: Lute Suite in E minor, BWV996 [1.26] Bist du bei Mir, BWV508 [2.40] Johannette Zomer (mezzo soprano), Pieter Jan Belder (harpsichord) Prelude: English Suite in E minor, BWV810 Bob van Asperen (harpsichord) Largo: Concerto in D minor for 2 violins, BWV1043 Darius Polack, Kamil Drzygula (violins), Lodz Chamber Orchestra, Zdislav Szostak No recording information listed DVD: The Great Composers: Johann Sebastian Bach Directed by Kriss Russmann BRILLIANT CLASSICS 92416 [2 CDs: 67.51 + 70.23; DVD: 58.00] [TB]

These discs will give pleasure and the sequence works satisfactorily enough. But then Bach is the most indestructible of composers. ... see Full Review

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) The Six Partitas for Keyboard Scott Ross, harpsichord Recorded Temple de Sommières, April 1988 WARNER ELATUS 2564 61778-2 [74:48 + 70:41] [DS]

Life-affirming and vibrant interpretations that should provide many hours of joyous listening ... see Full Review

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 CD 1: Preludes and fugues (BWV 846 – 857) CD 2: Preludes and fugues (BWV 858 – 869) Daniel Barenboim (piano) Recorded at Teldex Studio, Berlin, 27-30 December 2003. DDD WARNER CLASSICS 2564 61553-2 [59:10 + 65:34] [PB]

A beautiful demonstration of how Bach’s astonishing music can be successfully realised on the modern piano. ... see Full Review

J.S. BACH (1685-1750) Guitar Transcriptions Enno Voorhorst (guitar) Rec. Hervormde Kerk, Renswoude, Netherlands, 26-27 June 1996. DDD NAXOS 8.555369 [53.36] [ZT]

This is a recording the enjoyment of which will increase with repeated listening ... see Full Review

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Organ Works Volume 16 Pièce d’Orgue in G BWV 572 [8’31] Sonata No 3 in d BWV 527 [14’07] Fuga in g BWV 542/2 [6’05] Choralbearbeitung Jesus, meine Zuversicht manualietr BWV 728 [1’58] Sonata No 6 in G BWV 530 [14’01] Praeludium et Fuga in A BWV 536 [7’38] Kanonische Veränderungen über Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich herr BWV 769a (autographe Fassung) [14’34] Gerhard Weinberger, Organ Rec: St Wenzel, Naumburg, May 28th-29th, September 10th-11th, 2003. DDD CPO 777 019-2 [67:54][GMS]

Weinberger achieves well paced performances - this is worth adding to your collection. ... see Full Review

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) The Goldberg Variations BWV988 Jacqueline Ogeil (harpsichord) Recorded at St Ambrose Catholic Church, Woodend, Victoria, April 2003 ABC CLASSICS 472 164-2 [76.44] [JW]

A youthful performance, rather dry-eyed and perhaps rather stinting on the potential for interior drama ... see Full Review

Double Concertos by J. S. Bach and his sons Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Concerto for oboe, violin, strings and bc in d minor (BWV 1060)$ [13:41] Carl Philipp Emanuel BACH (1714-1788) Concerto doppio for harpsichord, fortepiano and orchestra in E flat (Wq 47/H 479)* [16:40] Johann Christian BACH (1735-1782) Sinfonia concertante for oboe, cello and orchestra in F (T VIII,6) [11:00] Wilhelm Friedemann BACH (1710-1784) Concerto for 2 harpsichords and orchestra in E flat (F 46)** [21:57] Johann Sebastian BACH Concerto for 2 harpsichords, strings and bc in c minor (BWV 1062)***/& [14:47] Jürg Schaeftlein, oboe; Alice Harnoncourt, violin; Anner Bijlsma, cello; Alan Curtis (**), Gustav Leonhardt (***), Eduard Müller (***), Anneke Uittenbosch (*/**), harpsichord; Jean Antonietti, fortepiano Concentus Musicus Wien (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) ($), Leonhardt-Consort (Gustav Leonhardt) ($) Recorded in 1967, 1968 (&),1970 ($). ADD WARNER APEX 2564 61137-2 [78:08] [JV]

A most welcome reissue of fine recordings of concertos by Bach and his sons ... see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony No. 3 in E Flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" [49’57"] Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93* [25’42"] NDR Sinfonieorchester/Günter Wand rec: Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Hamburg, 1985; * 25-27 Feb, 2-6 Mar 1987. DDD BMG RCA RED SEAL CLASSIC LIBRARY 82876 60858 2 [75’27"] [JQ]

Anyone buying this CD will find that it offers great musical rewards ... see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony No. 4 in B Flat major, Op. 60 [33’54" plus spoken introduction by Georg Tintner 1’28"] Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61* [40’44" plus spoken introduction by Georg Tintner 3’18"] Symphony Nova Scotia/Georg Tintner Live recordings 10 February 1988 ADD and *9 January 1991 DDD Tintner Memorial Edition Vol. 3 NAXOS 8.557235 [79’30"] [JQ]

I enjoyed both of these performances a good deal. Both are thoroughly musical and are refreshingly straightforward. ... see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphonies: No. 7 in A, Op. 92 (1812) [40’24]; No. 8 in F, Op. 93 (1812) [24’29]; No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, ‘Choral’ (1824) [64’52]. Renate Behle (soprano); Yvonne Naef (contralto); Glenn Winslade (tenor); Hanno Müller-Brachmann (bass); Berlin Radio Chorus; SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg/Michael Gielen. Rec. live, Konzerthaus Freiburg, June 1998 (No. 7), January 2000 (No. 8), July 1999 (No. 9). Subtitles. Picture format NTSC 4:3.Sound formats: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.2, DTS 5.1. EUROARTS 2050669 [141’00] [CC]

An interesting set of interpretations. Nothing will have you squirming in your seat in excitement, but Gielen with his wealth of experience gains excellent results ... see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Concerto no.2 in B flat op.19 [28:11], Piano Concerto no.3 in c op.37 [35:43] Martha Argerich (piano) Mahler Chamber Orchestra/Claudio Abbado Recorded live at the Teatro Communale di Ferrara, 2/2000 (no.2), 2/2004 (no.3) DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 00289 477 5026 [64:00] [CH]

A CD which shows that there can be a point in recording these repertoire works again; surely one of the Beethoven discs of the 21st century which will still be listened to in the 22nd. ... see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Concertos: No . 1 in C, Op. 15a () [31:16]; No. 5 in E flat, Op. 73, ‘Emperor’b [36:20] Walter Gieseking (piano); aPhilharmonia Orchestra/Rafael Kubelík; bBerlin Radio Orchestra/Artur Rother. aFrom Columbia LX1230/2, CAX10333/40. Rec. aEMI Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London, on October 13th, 1948 and bSaal No. 1, Haus des Rundfunks (Reichsender Berlin), on January 23rd, 1945. ADD MUSIC & ARTS CD1145 [67’38]. [CC]

This disc demands a hearing, and there is much to fascinate. ... see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, op.37*, Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat, op. 73 – “Emperor”** Benno Moiseiwitsch (piano) Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent*, London Philharmonic Orchestra/Georg Szell** rec. 20 December 1950, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London*, 21 October 1938, Kingsway Hall, London** CD transfers by Ward Marston NAXOS 8.110776 [71:37][CH]

A disc worth returning to, especially for the “Emperor”. ... see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Sonata, op.57, in F Minor "Appassionata"* Allegro assai [9:54]; Andante con moto [5:27]; Allegro ma non troppo [8:14] Piano Sonata, op.27 No.2, in C-Sharp Minor "Moonlight" Adagio sostenuto [6:28]; Allegretto [2:06]; Presto agitato [7:04] Piano Sonata, op.53, in C "Waldstein" Allegro con brio [10:28]; Introduzione: Adagio molto [4:01]; Rondo: Allegretto moderato [9:42] Vladimir Horowitz (piano) *Rec. May 14, 18, 25, 1959, Carnegie Hall, New York City; May 10-11, June 5, 1956 at the home of Mr. Horowitz. ADD BMG RCA RED SEAL CLASSIC LIBRARY 8287662311 2 [63:50] [SA]

Extremely sensitive performances ... meticulously planned ... even the pauses are telling. ... see Full Review

Niels Viggo BENTZON (1919-2000) Music for Cello and Piano: Variations on The Volga Boatman op. 354 (1977); Sonata No 3 for cello and piano op. 268 (1971); Sonata for cello and piano op. 43 (1947) Niels Ullner (cello); Rosalind Bevan (piano); Recorded at the Carl Nielsen Academy of Music, Copenhagen, February/August 2002 DA CAPO 8.226015 [60.31][GH]

At the end of it all I can only say that it is unlikely that I will listen to this CD much if ever again, but for you it could of course be entirely different. ... see Full Review

Piano Works by Lennox and Michael Berkeley Sir Lennox BERKELEY (1903-1989) Six Preludes Op. 23 (1945) Three Pieces Op. 2 (1935) Paysage (1944) Scherzo Op. 32 No. 2 (1949) Sonata Op. 20 (1941-45) Three Mazurkas Op. 32 No. 1 (1939-49) Improvisation on a Theme of Manuel de Falla Op. 55 No. 2 (1960) Concert Study Op. 48 No. 2 (1955) Michael BERKELEY (b. 1948) Strange Meeting (1974-78) Margaret Fingerhut (piano) Recorded at Potton Hall, Suffolk, 30/31 January 2003 (Lennox Berkeley) 1 March 2004 (Michael Berkeley) DDD CHANDOS CHAN 10247 [75:08] [CT]

An admirable survey of Berkeley piano music played with finesse by Margaret Fingerhut. ... see Full Review

Edwin Fischer Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Sonatas:- No.8 in C minor Op.13 Pathétique No.15 in D major Op.28 No.21 in C major Op.53 Waldstein Edwin Fischer (piano) Recorded live 1952-54 ARCHIPEL ARPCD 0216 [64.45] [JW]

In view of the skimpy presentation and the veiled sound I think you should give this a miss. ... see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Mass in D major - Missa Solemnis Op.123 Eleanor Steber (soprano) Nan Merriman (mezzo) William Hain (tenor) Lorenzo Alvary (baritone) Westminster Choir Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York/Bruno Walter Recorded live in Carnegie Hall, 18 April 1948 MUSIC & ARTS CD 1142 [78.06] [JW]

The details militate against Walter and the imperfect execution limits true appreciation. ... see Full Review

Vincenzo BELLINI (1801-1835) La Sonnambula, Melodramma in two acts. Libretto by Felice Romani First performed on 6 March 1831 at the Teatro Carcano, Milan. Amina - Eva Lind (sop); Elvino - William Matteuzzi (ten); II Conte Rodolfo - Petteri Salamaa (bass); Teresa - Sonia Ganassi (mez); Lisa - Stefania Donzelli (sop); Alessio - Roberto De Candia (bass) Chorus of the Nationale Reisopera, East Netherlands. Orchestra of Eastern Netherlands/Gabriele Bellini Recorded Enschede, Netherlands, 1991 ARTS 47291-2 [75.59+63.50] [RJF]

Despite its limitations this issue could open the door to a highly enjoyable and fulfilling road of discovery. ... see Full Review

Alban BERG (1885-1935) Wozzeck (1917-1921) Walter Berry, bar (Wozzeck); Max Lorenz, ten (Tambourmajor); Murray Dickie, ten (Andres); Peter Klein, ten (Hauptmann); Karl Dönch, bass-bar (Doctor); Harald Pröglhof, bass-bar (Erster Handwerksbursch); Marjan Rus, bar (Zweiter Handwerksbursch); William Wernigk, ten (Der Narr); Christel Goltz, sop (Marie); Polly Batic, alto (Margret). Orchestra and Chorus of the Vienna State Opera/Karl Böhm rec. live, Vienna State Opera Festival, 25 November 1955. Mono. DDD 2004
includes 176pp booklet and libretto ANDANTE AN 3060 [35'44" + 60'04"] [AO]

A well marketed package, impressively presented, but ultimately a version for specialists in the opera and in Böhm's development of its themes ... see Full Review

Alexander BORODIN (1833-1887) Symphony No. 1 in E Flat major (1862-67) [33:17] Symphony No. 2 in B Minor, Op.5 (1869-76) [26:38] Symphony No. 3 in A Minor (unfinished) [18:57] National Philharmonic Orchestra/Loris Tjeknavorian Recorded February 1977 at the Kingsway Hall, England, ADD BMG CLASSICS RCA RED SEAL 82876623212 [79:00][MC]

Warm cultivated and unaffected performances ... see Full Review

Johannes BRAHMS (1833–1897) Orchestral Works Symphony No. 1 op. 68 in C Minor (1876); Symphony No. 2 op. 73 in D (1877); Symphony No. 3 op. 90 in F (1883); Symphony No. 4 op. 98 in E Minor (1885); Academic Festival Overture op. 80 (1879); Tragic Overture op. 81 (1880); Variations on a Theme by Haydn op. 56a (1873); Piano Concerto No. 1 op. 15 in D Minor (1859); Piano Concerto No. 2 op. 83 in B-Flat (1881); Violin Concerto op. 77 in D (1879). Gerhard Oppitz (piano), Kyoko Takezawa (violin). Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Colin Davis No recording dates and venues given. Published 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1998, 2004. BMG CLASSICS 82876 60388 2 [5 CDs: 71:22 + 75:10 + 66:08 + 75:22 + 68:38] [GF]

Some reservations but there is much here to admire. ... see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-76) Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68 (1963) Suite from Death in Venice, Op. 88, arr. Steuart Bedford (1973) Rafael Wallfisch (cello) English Chamber Orchestra/Steuart Bedford recorded in St Barnabas Church, Finchley, London, 26 March 1984, and All Saints’ Church, Tooting, London, 27 November 1984 CHANDOS 10274 X [61'05"] [PL]

In a marketplace teeming with good discs of Britten’s music, positively none is better than this. ... see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976) Canticle I, op.40 – My Beloved is Mine [7:11] Canticle II, Op.51 – Abraham and Isaac [16:10] The Heart of the Matter (rev. Peter Pears, 1983) [24:56] Canticle III, Op.55 – Still Falls the Rain [11:31] Canticle IV, Op.86 – Journey of the Magi [10:50] Canticle V, Op. 89 – The Death of Saint Narcissus Philip Langridge (tenor), Jean Rigby (contralto), Gerald Finley (baritone), Derek Lee Ragin (counter-tenor), Dame Judi Dench (narrator), Steuart Bedford (piano), Frank Lloyd (horn), Osian Ellis (harp) Recorded at All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, on 19-20, 23-24 March 1996. Narrations recorded at Floating Earth, on May 16th 1996 NAXOS THE ENGLISH SONG SERIES 8.557202 [66:47] [GPJ]

This is a very fine recording of some of the most exquisite vocal music of the past century, and enshrines the work of so many fine artists. Impossible to recommend it too highly. ... see Full Review

Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976) Orchestral Song-Cycles vol. 2 Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31a (1943) [22’57]; Nocturne, Op. 60b (1958) [26’35]; Phaedra, Op. 93c (1975) [14’57]. abPhilip Langridge (tenor); aFrank Lloyd (horn); cAnn Murray (mezzo); acEnglish Chamber Orchestra, bNorthern Sinfonia/Steuart Bedford. rec. acHenry Wood Hall, London; bSt Nicholas, Newcastle, July 1994. DDD Originally released on Collins Classics in 1994. Texts included. NAXOS 8.557199 [64’29][CC]

Superb music, expertly played. Marvellous that it comes with a bargain basement price tag! ... see Full Review

Dave BRUBECK (b.1920) The Gates of Justice (1969) Dave Brubeck Trio; Kevin Deas (bass-baritone); Cantor Alberto Mizrahi; Baltimore Choral Arts Society/Russell Gloyd Rec. Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, Baltimore in March 2001. DDD NAXOS 8.559414 [50:13][PCW]

Powerful and approachable music performed with considerable commitment - highly recommended … see Full Review

Anton BRUCKNER (1824-1896) Symphony No 9 in D minor (1896) (i) Feierlich, Misterioso [26:19] (ii) Scherzo. Bewegt, lebhaft – Trio. Schnell [10:35] (iii) Adagio. Langsam, feierlich [24:58] Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Günter Wand Rec. live concerts, Philharmonie, Berlin. September 1998 BMG-RCA RED SEAL 82876 62323-2 [61:52] [PCW]

This is a work for which one version is not enough. Like Wand’s other Berlin Bruckner recordings, this is certainly one of the most essential ... see Full Review

Ferrucio BUSONI (1866-1924) Busoni – the Visionary Volume II The Six Sonatinas:- Sonatina No. 1 Sonatina No. 2, `Sonatina seconda' Sonatina No. 3, `ad usum infantis' Sonatina No. 4, `in diem Nativitas Christi MCMXVII' Sonatina No. 5, `Sonatina brevis in signo Joannis Sebastiani Magni' Sonatina super Carmen [Fantasia on Bizet's 'Carmen'] Toccata in C major for Organ BWV 564 transcribed by BUSONI Jeni Slotchiver (piano) Recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, September 2002 CENTAUR CRC 2681 [68.29] [JW]

An authoritative series of performances. The element of melancholy is certainly true to Busonian emotional topography. ... see Full Review


 

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