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[Part 6 Misc A-L][Part 7 Misc M-Z]
[Recommended recordings]

 

Igor Markevich in Italy Piotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Symphony no.4 in F minor op.36 [43:07] Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Symphony no.4 in E minor op.98 [35:54] Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911) Symphony no.1 in D major [44:55] Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI/Igor Markevich rec. 12 October 1959 (Brahms), 10 March 1967 (Tchaikovsky, Mahler), Turin LIVING STAGE LS 1085 [65:59 + 58:09][CH]

Some fantastic music-making but many, many problems ... see Full Review

Nathan Milstein in Portrait: Some Memories of a Quiet Magician Master of Invention - Part 1 [54:01] Master of Invention - Part 2 [59:43] (includes concert performance of Beethoven Kreutzer Sonata and Bach Chaconne) Nathan Milstein (violin) Georges Pludermacher (piano) rec. Stockholm, 17 July 1986 Cameraman: David Findlay Editor: Peter Heelas Writer and Director: Christopher Nupen. NTSC. All regions. 2007 ALLEGRO FILMS A06CND [113:44][JW]

Revealing and invaluable … concert footage of a man who was otherwise seldom captured on film. ... see Full Review

Monumental Works for Winds Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) Triumphal March from Aida (1871) arr. Creatore [5:08] Igor STRAVINSKY (1882-1971) Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920) [8:24] Vincent PERSICHETTI (1915-87) Symphony for Band Op.69 (1956) [15:46] Jaromir WEINBERGER (1896-1967) Polka and Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper (1927) arr. Bainum [8:15] Aaron COPLAND (1900-90) Emblems (1963) [11:03] Percy GRAINGER (1882-1961) Over the Hills and Far Away – Children’s March (1919) [7:03] Sir William WALTON (1902-83) Crown Imperial (1937) transcr. Duthoit [8:38] ‘The President’s Own’ United States Marine Band/Lt. Col. Michael J.Colburn rec. date and location not given NAXOS 8.570243 [64:16] [JQ]

Overall, this expertly played and well-recorded collection is probably one for specialist collectors ... see Full Review

Erica Morini and Rudolf Firkušný  – Sonata Recital Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Violin Sonata in E flat K481 (1785) [23:20] Violin Sonata in C K296 – Andante sostenuto only (1778) [5:28] Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Violin Sonata No.7 in C Op.30 No.2 (1802) [24:44] Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Violin Sonata No.3 in D Op.108 (1888) [20:21] Hungarian Dance in A arranged Joseph Joachim [2:15] * Erica Morini  (violin) Rudolf Firkušný (piano) Michael Raucheisen (piano) * Rec. live in concert.1959 and 1961; the Brahms Dance recorded commercially for Polydor in Berlin in 1927 ARBITER 151 [78:30] [JW]

An excellent release and admirers of both Morini and Firkušný will want to hear it ... see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH Organ Recital at Liverpool Cathedral G.F. Handel (1685-1759) (arr. Tracey) Alla Hornpipe from the Water Music Suite in D (1717) [3:49] J.H. Fiocco (1703-1741) (arr. Tracey) Harpsichord Suite No.1 - Andante and Allegro (1730) [3:16] J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV565 (1708) [7:41]; (arr. Tracey) Badinerie from Suite No.2 on B minor BWV 1067 (1717) [1.28] Henry Purcell (1659-1695) (arr. Ley) Two Trumpet Tunes and Air (?) [4:28] Marco Henri Bossi (1861-1925) Scherzo in G minor Op.49 No.2 (1904) [5:36] William Walton (1902-1983) (arr. Tracey) Crown Imperial (1937) [9:49] Norman Cocker (1889-1953) (arr. Ley) Tuba Tune (1922) [5:02] George Thalben-BALL (1896-1987) Elegy (1944) [4:51] Max Reger (1873-1916) Introduction and Passacaglia in D minor (1900) [6:16] Henri Mulet (1878-1967) Byzantine Sketches No.8 Noel and No. 10 Toccata (c.1915) [7:32] Pietro Yon (1886-1943) Humoresque ‘L’organo primitivo (Toccatina for Flute) (1918) [2:33] Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937) Toccata in F from Organ Symphony No.5 in F minor Op. 42 No.1 (1879) [5:48] Ian Tracey (organ).
rec. Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, June 1989. CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 0946 3 82228 2 8 [74:14] [JF]

A great CD. Buy it for yourself or for anyone on the cusp of becoming an organ buff! And do not forget to prepare yourself for 2008 when Liverpool becomes the European Capital of Culture! ... see Full Review

Leonard Pennario – the Early Years 1950-58 Fryderyk CHOPIN (1810-1849) Sonata No.2 in B flat minor Op.35 (1839) [21:21] Waltzes:- 1-14 Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Fantasia in C major Op.17 (1836-38) [29:48] Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Sonata in B minor S178 (1855) [26:49] César FRANCK (1822-1890) Prélude, Chorale and Fugue (1884) [18:09] Modest MUSSORGSKY (1839-1881) Pictures at an Exhibition (1874) [28:33] Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891-1953) Visions Fugitives Op.22 (1915-18) [19:58] Béla BARTÓK (1881-1945) Piano Sonata Sz.80 (1926) [12:39] Miklós RÓZSA (1907-1995) Piano Sonata in A minor Op.20 (1949) [18:34] Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Miroirs (1904-05) [25:31] Gaspard de la nuit (1909) [20:14] La Valse (1920) [10:46] Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) La Plus que Lent (1910) [4:33] Rêverie (pub. 1895) [4:19] Leonard PENNARIO (b.1924) Midnight on the Cliffs (1942) [4:34] Variations on The Kerry Dancers (1942) [8:41] Leonard Pennario (piano) rec. Hollywood, California, 1950-58 MSR 1188 [4 CDs: 72:40 + 74:45 + 79:57 + 78:37] [JW]

Performances variable; original recording set-ups frequently inept but this covers a lot of ground and offers a swathe of Pennario’s earliest recordings. ... see Full Review

Popular Classics for Spanish Guitar Heitor VILLA-LOBOS (1887-1959) Chôros No.1 (arr. Garcia) [4:54] Étude in E minor [4:10] Federico Moreno TORROBA (1891-1982) Madroños [3:00] Joaquín TURINA (1882-1949) from Homenaje a Tárrega Garrotín [2:09] Soleares [2:00] Heitor VILLA-LOBOS (1887-1959) Prelude in E minor [3:12] Isaac ALBÉNIZ (1860-1909) From Suite española, Op.47 Granada (arr. Bream) [5:21] Leyenda (Asturias) [5:56] Manuel DE FALLA (1876-1946) Homenaje ‘Le tombeau de Claude Debussy’ [4:15] TRADITIONAL: arr. Miguel LLOBET (1878-1938) Canciones populares catalanas: El testament d’Amelia [2:13] Joaquín TURINA (1882-1949) Fandanguillo [5:14] Julian Bream (guitar) rec. November-December 1962, The Library, Kenwood House, London. BMG RCA RED SEAL LIVING STEREO SACD 88697 04606 2 [42:27][GPu]

A superb recital by one of the great masters, vividly recorded … see Full Review

Spirit of Vienna Johann STRAUSS II (1825-1899) Reiche Mädchen Overture [8:33]; Fanny Elssler Overture [9:25] Johann STRAUSS III (1866-1936) from operetta "Katz und Maus": Dragoner March [3:00]; Leonie Waltz [9:17]; Comme il faut, French Polka [4:17] Siegfried TRANSLATEUR (1875-1944) Traumveloren Waltz [8:07] Paul LINCKE (1866–1946) from operetta "Casanova": Casanova March [2:44]; Casanova Waltz [8:57] Alfons CZIBULKA (1842-1894) Von der Hochschule, Polka Mazurka [4:27] Edmund EYSLER (1874-1949) from the operetta "Schützenliesel": Schützenliesel Waltz [8:14] Richard EILENBERG (1848-1925) J'y pense Gavotte [3:08] Joseph HELLMESBERGER (1855-1907) from operetta "Das Veilchenmädel": Veilchenmädel Waltz [9:19] Orchestra Die Flotten Geister/Christian Pollack rec. Brno, Czech Republic, 3-6 December 2005 JOHANN STRAUSS SOCIETY [79:35] [RW]

This disc is filled with neglected overtures and dances in the Viennese tradition. ... see Full Review

Music of the Swedish Great Power Period From the Düben Collection, Uppsala Samuel Peter von SIDON (1640–1700) 1. Sonata con Allemanda, Courante, Sarabande, Gigue [7:58] Kaspar FÖRSTER (1616–1673) 2. Sonata à 3 in C [5:15] Johan Erasmus KINDERMANN (1616–1655) 3. Sonata No. 2 in A [3:48] Wilhelm BRADE (1560–1630) 4. Coral Violino solo e Basso Continuo [5:29] Johan Erasmus KINDERMANN 5. Sonata No 1 in D [3:53] Gustav DÜBEN (1628–1690) 6. Suite for Harpsichord: Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande [4:40] Anon. 7. Una bellissima sonata à Violino con Viola da Gamba e Basso Continuo [3:30] Vincenzo ALBRICI (1631–1696) 8. Sinfonia à 2 Violini e Basso Continuo [5:20] Anon. 9. Sonata à 2 Violini con Viola da Gamba ò Trombone [5:52] Nicolaus Adam STRUNGK (1640–1700) 10. Sonata à 3 e Basso Continuo [4:12] Johann Wilhelm FURCHHEIM (ca. 1635–1682) 11. Sonata a due Violini e Basso Continuo [12:11] Ulrika Westerberg (baroque violin) (1-5, 7-11); The Tre Kronor Baroque Ensemble: Elin Gabrielsson (baroque violin) (2, 8-11); Nora Roll (viola da gamba) (1, 2, 4, 7-11) (lirone) (3); Peter Lönnerberg (harpsichord) (1, 3, 6, 11) (organ) (2, 4, 5, 7-10); Anders Ericson (theorbo) (1-3, 5-8, 10); Michael Karlsson (violone) (9, 11); Berit Lindberg (baroque harp) (3-5); rec. Värmdö Church 30, 31 January, 15-16 May 2006. DDD DAPHNE 1025 [63:04] [GF]

Not a disc for the general listener, perhaps, but baroque enthusiasts with a taste for music and composers off the beaten track will find much to admire. ... see Full Review

Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón - Duets Giacomo PUCCINI (1858–1924) La bohème: O soave fanciulla [4:10] Gaetano DONIZETTI (1797–1848) Lucia di Lammermoor: Lucia, perdona … Sulla tomba che rinserra [12:40] Giuseppe VERDI (1813–1901) Rigoletto: Giovanna, ho dei rimorsi … È il sol dell’anima [8:19] * Charles GOUNOD (1818–1893) Roméo et Juliette: Va! je t’ai pardonné … Nuit d’hyménée! [13:23] Georges BIZET (1838–1875) Les Pêcheurs de perles: De mon amie … Leïla! … Dieu puissant, le voilà! [9:00] Jules MASSENET (1842–1912) Manon: Toi! Vous! / Oui, c’est moi! … N’est-ce plus ma main [8:05] Peter Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840–1893) Iolanta: Tvoyo molčan’ye neponyatno [10:03] Federico MORENO TORROBA (1891–1982) Luisa Fernanda: ¡Cállate corazón! [5:28] Anna Netrebko (soprano), Rolando Villazon (tenor) Nadine Weissmann (mezzo)*, Nicola Luisotti (baritone)* Staatskapelle Dresden/Nicola Luisotti rec. Lukaskirche, Dresden, August 2006. DDD DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 477 6457 [71:08] [GF]

Even though I was a little less enthusiastic than when I reviewed their respective latest solo recitals I still found a lot that was to my liking, so the “Golden Couple” soubriquet still seems apt. ... see Full Review

David Oistrakh 1955 Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV 1042 [17:39] Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218 [25:12] Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 [27:26] David Oistrakh (violin) Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy rec. 24 December, 1955, Academy of Music, Philadelphia. ADD NAXOS 8.111246 [70:18] [TP]

Oistrakh's admirers will definitely want this disc.  Anyone who cares about great violin playing should be queuing up too. ... see Full Review

Pluckblow - Music for Saxophone and Guitar Ciaran FARRELL The Shannon Suite: Lough Allen [5:35]; Lough Ree [3:29]; Lough Derg [4:55]; Stuart GREENBAUM (b. 1966): Cloud Eight [7:42]; Andy SCOTT Nemesis 1 [4:17]; Nemesis 2 [5:30]; Nemesis 3 [5:15]; Greg CAFFREY Skipping [5:38]; Pluck,Blow [8:52]; Tony DAVIES Incantation [5:03]; Billy COWIE Romance No 1 [1:24]; Romance No 2 [5:30]; Romance No. 3 [1:28]; Ian WILSON Tern [2:58]; Icarus [3:02]; Ulrich SCHULTHEISS No Rest [6:46] Gerard McChrystal (soprano saxophone) Craig Ogden (guitar) rec. no information provided MERIDIAN CDE 84546 [73:42] [ZT]

I enjoyed this disc and aside from minor criticisms found it has much to offer ... see Full Review

The Romantic Trombone Vagn HOLMBOE (1909-1996) Concerto No. 12, op. 52 (1950) (Allegro moderato; Andante tranquillo; Allegro molto) [14:04] Søren HYLDGAARD (b. 1962) Concerto Borealis (2000, rev. 2005) (Allegro ritmico; Rubato - Andante con moto; Andante con moto; Molto allegro) [16:55] Axel JØRGENSEN (1881-1947) Romance, op. 21 (1916) [5:42] Suite for Trombone and Orchestra, op. 22 (1926) (I Triomphale; II Menuet giocoso; III Ballade; Polonaise (Tema con variazione)) [14:30] Launy GRØNDAHL (1886-1960) Concerto pour trombone et orchestre (1924) first version (I Moderato assai ma molto maestoso; II Quasi una leggenda. Andante grave; III Finale: Maestoso - Rondo) [15:52] Jesper Juul (trombone) Danish National Symphony Orchestra DR/Henrik Vagn Christensen; Thomas Dausgaard rec. Danish Radio Concert Hall, January 2001 (Grøndahl); February 2006 with financial support from The Danish Conductors Association. in cooperation with the Danish Broadcasting Cooperation DACAPO 6.220526 [69:43] [RB]

Buffoon no longer, the romancer at the gate joins the horn and the tuba. ... see Full Review

Rysanov and Chang: Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Sonatensatz – F.A.E sonata. Scherzo WoO 2 in C minor (1853) - arranged Maxim Rysanov [5:20] Mikhail GLINKA (1804-1857) Viola Sonata in D minor (1825-28) [15:10] George ENESCU (1881-1955) Concert Piece (1906) [9:01] Frank BRIDGE (1879-1941) Pensiero (1908) [4:26] Allegro appassionato (1908) [2:45] Cesar FRANCK (1822-1890) Violin Sonata in A minor (1886) – viola part arranged by Maxim Rysanov [27:06] Dobrinka TABAKOVA (b.1980) Whispered Lullaby (2004) [4:24] Maxim Rysanov (viola) Evelyn Chang (piano) rec. Potton Hall, Suffolk, August 2006 AVIE AV2111 [68:34] [JW]

A good calling card for the Rysanov-Chang duo ... see Full Review

Elisabeth Schumann – Lieder Recordings 1930–1938 Felix MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY (1809 – 1847) 1. Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, Op. 34, No. 2 [2:52] Robert SCHUMANN (1810–1856) 2. Schneeglöckchen, Op. 76, No. 27 [1:26] 3. Der Nussbaum, Op. 25, No. 3 [2:53] 4. Er ist’s, Op. 79, No. 23 [1:18] 5. Aufträge, Op. 77, No. 5 [2:19] 6. Mondnacht, Op. 39, No. 5 [3:48] 7. Loreley, Op. 53, No. 2 [1:07] 8. Ständchen, Op. 36, No. 2 [1:37] 9. O ihr Herren, Op. 37, No. 3 [0:56] 10. Röselein, Röselein, Op. 89, No. 6 [2:18] Johannes BRAHMS (1833–1897) 11. Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4 [1:35] 12. Vergebliches Ständchen, Op. 84, No. 4 [1:34] 13. Nachtigall, Op. 97, No. 1 [2:27] 14. Der Jäger, Op. 95, No. 4 [0:56] 15. Sandmännchen, V.K. No. 4 [2:54] 16. Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht, Op. 96, No. 1 [2:56] 17. Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer, Op. 105, No. 2 [3:03] 18. Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4 [1:59] 19. Das Mädchen spricht, Op. 107, No. 3 [1:23] 20. Der MOnd steht über dem Berge, Op. 106, No. 1 [1:50] Die schöne Magelone, Op. 33:- 21. No. 9: Ruhe, Süssliebchen [4:26] 22. An eine Äolsharfe, Op. 19, No. 5 [4:11] 23. Bitteres zu sagen denkst du, Op. 32, No. 7 [2:04] 24. Blinde Kuh, Op. 58, No. 1 [1:13] 25. Erlaube mir, fein’s Mädchen, D.V. No. 2 [1:18] 26. Wie komm’ ich denn zur Tür herein? D.V. No. 34 [1:39] 27. In stiller Nacht, D.V. No. 42 [3:10] 28. Mein Mädel hat einen Rosenmund, D.V. No. 25 [2:04] 29. Da unten im Tale, D.V. No. 6 [2:05] 30. Schwesterlein, D.V. No. 15 [2:54] 31. Och Moder, ich well en Ding han!, D.V. No. 33 [1:36] Elisabeth Schumann (soprano) orchestra/Leo Rosenek (1); George Reeves (piano) (2-5, 7-14, 19-20), Karl Alwin (piano) (6), Gerald Moore (piano) (15-16), orchestra/Walter Goehr (17-18), Leo Rosenek (piano) (21-31) rec. 18 February 1930 (2-5), 7 September 1932 (6), 27 November 1933 (7-8), 23 June 1934 (1), 26 February 1935 (11-12), 19 November 1935 (13-14), 7 September 1936 (15-16), 11 March 1937 (17-18), 29 November 1937 (9-10, 19-20), 1 June 1938 (21), 2 July 1938 (22), 6 July 1938 (23-24), 8 July 1938 (25-31) D.V. =Deutsche Volkslieder; V.K. Volks-Kinderlieder NAXOS 8.111099 [67:50] [GF]

Everything on this disc has some imperfection but everything is so alive – and isn’t that what Lieder singing is all about? ... see Full Review

Souvenirs from Gothenburg Josef CZAPEK (1825-1915) Andante religioso Op.31 (1850) [6:15] Bedřich SMETANA (1824-1884) Erinnerungen an Böhmen in Polkaform (1859) [17:37] Elfrida ANDRÉE (1851-1929) Summer Memories from Bjurslätt (1903) [25:26] Hilding HALLNÄS (1903-1984) Sonata for viola and piano Op.19 (1943) [17:00] Bengt Andersson (viola – Andante religioso, Sonata), Strings from the Göteborg Opera. Ingemar Edgren (piano – Erinnerungen), Agneta Ågren (piano – Sonata) rec. Lundby Church 2002-3 and Gothenburg Concert Hall 1979 (Sonata) ALTVIOL I FÄST AIVCD001 [66:33] [DC]

Recommended if you like gentle romanticism from beyond the North Sea ... see Full Review

Souvenirs from West Sweden Elfrida ANDRÉE (1851-1929) Andante quasi recitativo (1877) [4:24]Knut HÅKANSON (1887-1929) String Quartet No.1 (1917) [20:36]Birgir ANREP-NORDIN (1888-1946) Wedding music in a Summer Country Church (1940) [9:00]Lille Bror SÖDERLUNDH (1912-1957) Lullaby for Lindelin (1946) [3:14] Siciliana seria for viola and strings (1946) [4:20]Gösta NYSTROEM (1890-1966) String Quartet (1956) [22:59] David Bergström (violin – Andante, Lullaby), Bengt Ersson (viola – Wedding music), Bengt Andersson (viola – Siciliana), EROK string quartet, Strings from the Göteborg Opera. rec. Lundby Church (Andante, Lullaby, Siciliana), Hemsjö Church (String quartets), Släps Church (Wedding music). Dates not given. ALTVIOL i FÄST AIVCD002 [64:51] Also includes DVD documentary on rehearsals and recordings of the works by Andrée, Håkanson and Söderlundh ALTVIOL i FÄST AIVDVD002 [21:13] [DC]

One to keep handy for when you are feeling poetic and estranged from music with the human touch. ... see Full Review 

Souvenirs from Concerts in 1974 Bengt HALLBERG (b.1932) String Trio (1974) [19:03] Antonin DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Terzetto Op.74 (1887) [19:03] Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-91) Divertimento No.17 in D major KV 334 (1779) [37:45] Manoug Parikian (violin – Terzetto, Divertimento), Tore Johnsen (violin), Bengt Andersson (viola), Jan Neander (violoncello) with Thorsten Sjögren (double bass), Gunnar Wennberg and Bengt Sundberg (horn - Divertimento) rec. Live, Grünewald Hall, Stockholm Concert Hall, 7 December 1974 (Trio); Great Hall of The Royal Swedish Academy of Music, Nybrokajen Stockholm, 12 January 1974 ALTVIOL i FÄST AIVCD003 [75:55] [DC]

Manoug Parikian’s solo violin in Mozart’s Divertimento is the star of the show.  ... see Full Review

Triste Plaisir - Guillaume Du Fay and the Music of Burgundy Guillaume DUFAY (c.1400-1474) Belle, veullies moy rettenir [4.08]; Pour l’amour de ma doulce amye [4.18]; Qui latuit in virgine [1.29]; Je me complains piteusement [2.17]; Quel fronte signorile [2.42]; Resvelons nous [1.32]; Hé, compaignons [5.11]; Je languis en piteux martire [8.09]; J’ai grant doulour [3.51]; Vergine bella [3.54]; Seignor Leon [2.36] Gilles de BINCHOIS (c.1400-1460) Triste plaisir [4.40]; Mort en mercy [1.37]; Lune très belle [4.29]; Adieu, adieu mon joieulx souvenir (instrumental version) [3.47]; vocal version [6.40] Nicolas GRENON (c.1380-1456) La plus belle et doulce figure [1.43] Jacobus VIDE (c.1386-1433) Et c’est assez [1.45] ANON La plus grant chiere [2.18]; Paumgartner [2.40] Lena Susanne Norin (voice) Randall Cook (vielle); Susanne Ansong (gamba) rec. 24-27 September 2002, Kirche zu Polditz/Sachsen RAUM KLANG RK2208 [71.54] [GH]

A highly pleasurable, sophisticated and delightful experience ... see Full Review

Unter der spanischen Krone Francisco Fernández PALERO (1533-1597) Veni redemptor, quaesumus [2:15] Primer Kyrie de Iusquin glosado [1:23] Ave mari stella de Palero [2:45] Super Philomena, Septimo tono [1:57] Mor me a prive [2:21] Giovanni SALVATORE (1610-1688) Toccata Seconda del Nono Tuono Naturale [3:21] Canzone Franzese Seconda, del Nono Tuono Naturale [3:46] Pablo BRUNA (1611-1679) Tiento de 1er. tono de mano derecha [7:36] Pieter CORNET (1562-1626): Salve regina [10:20] Ballo del Granduca [2:35] Francisco Correa de ARAUXO (1575-1654) Tiento y discurso de medio registro de dos baxones de octavo tono [7:04] Johann Jacob FROBERGER (1616-1667) Toccata da sonarsi alla Leuatione [5:48] Fantasia sopra Sollare [2:59] Pier Damiano Peretti (organ) rec: Hof- und Stadtkirche St. Johannis, Hannover, 2006. DDD MOTETTE  MOT 13501 [64:52][GB]

An outstanding debut CD from Pier Damiano Peretti ... see Full Review

Vagabond John IRELAND (1879-1962) Three Masefield Ballads [7:50]:- Sea Fever [2:30] The Bells of San Marie [2:24] The Vagabond [2:56] Roger QUILTER (1877-1953) Three Shakespeare Songs [6:49]:- Come Away, Death [3:01] O Mistress Mine [1:27] Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind [2:21] Gerald FINZI (1901-1956) Let us Garlands Bring [15:47]:- Come Away, Death [3:35] Who is Sylvia? [1:26] Fear No More the heat o’the Sun [6:25] O Mistress Mine [1:51] It Was a Love and His Lass [2:30] Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976) Three Folk Song Arrangements [8:16]:- The Salley Gardens [2:17] The Foggy, Foggy Dew [1:42] O Waly Waly [4:17] Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958) Songs of Travel [22:24]:- The Vagabond  [2:57] Let Beauty Awake [1:40] The Roadside Fire [2:15] Youth and Love [3:38] In Dreams [2:33] The Infinite Shining Heavens [2:23] Whither Must I Wander? [3:24] Bright is the Ring of Words [1:41] I have Trod the Upward and the Downward Slope [1:53] Teddy Tahu Rhodes (baritone) Sharolyn Kimmorley (piano) rec. 20 August 2002, Eugene Goossens Hall, Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Ultimo Centre, Sydney ABC CLASSICS 476 7175 [61:22] [EM]

Certainly not the worst disc of English solo song on the market but it would not by any means be among my top choices ... see Full Review

Visions Intérieures: The Developing Song Cycle CD1 The Early German Song CycleConradin KREUTZER (1780-1849) Wander Lieder (1818) [18:46] Peter CORNELIUS (1824-1874) Brautlieder (1856-9) [15:05] Sigmund THALBERG (1812-1871) 6 Deutsche Lieder (1833) [14:12] Adolf JENSEN (1837-1879) 7 Gesänge aus dem Spanischen Liederbuch, Op 4 (1860) [17:27]
Carl Maria von WEBER (1786-1826) Die Temperamente be idem Verluste der Geliebten, Op 46 (1816) [13:19] Georgine Resick (soprano), Andrew Willis (fortepiano) rec. Music School of the University of North Carolina, May-July 2003 CD2 The Wanderer: The Song Cycle in Migration Jean CRAS (1879-1932) Robaiyat de Omar Khayyam (1924) [9:16] Karol SZYMANOWSKI (1882-1937) Bunte Lieder, Op 22 (1910) [11:14] César CUI (1835-1918) 4 Sonnets, Op 48 (1892) [10:31] Arthur HONEGGER (1892-1955) 3 Chansons, Extraites de "La Petite Sirène" (1926) [2:27] Ture RANGSTRÕM (1884-1947) Hafvets sommar (1915) [18:38] Gian Francesco MALIPIERO (1882-1937) Keepsake (1918) [5:01] Emile PALADILHE (1844-1926) Feuilles au vent (Second Series, 1910) [19:26] Georgine Resick (soprano), Warren Jones (piano) rec. Music School of the University of North Carolina, June 2003. DDD BRIDGE 9168A/B [78:49 + 74:43] [GR]

Given the unusual repertoire, the fine level of performance and production, this is a very desirable issue. ... see Full Review

Ingvar Wixell By Request E. SIMONETTI (?-?) 1. Madrigal [2:37] Evert TAUBE (1890–1976) 2. Stockholmsmelodi [2:24] 3. Min älskling (My love) [2:36] Birger SJÖBERG (1885–1929) 4. På begäran (By request) [4:10] Wilhelm STENHAMMAR (1871–1927) 5. En positivvisa (A barrel-organ song) [1:49] Joseph Martin KRAUS (1756–1792) Proserpin: 6. Gå Pluto gå att din maka (Jupiter’s aria: Go Pluto go to thy spouse) [4:38] Ruggiero LEONCAVALLO (1858–1919) Pagliacci: 7. Si puo? Si Puo? (Pologue) [5:52] Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756–1791) 8. Die Zufriedenheit, KV 473 [3:08] 9. Die betrogne Welt, KV 474 [2:50] Die Zauberflöte: 10. Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen [4:04] 11. Papagena! Weibchen [5:32] 12. Pa Pa Pa Papagena [2:42] Giuseppe VERDI (1813–1901) Don Carlo: 13. Per me giunto è il di supreme … O Carlo, ascolta [9:00] Attila: 14. Tregua è cogl’ Unni … Dagl’ immortali vertici [5:41] Rigoletto: 15. Cortigiani, vil razza dannata [4:45] La forza del destino: 16. Urna fatale … Egli è salvo  [5:10] Ingvar Wixell (baritone) Busk Margit Jonsson (soprano) (12), Swedish Radio Light Orchestra/Åke Jelving (1, 3), Jerry Högstedt (2); Åke Jelving’s Orchestra (4); Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Sten Frykberg (6); Frieder Meschwitz (7, 16); Royal Orchestra/Herbert Sandberg (10-12), Silvio Varviso (13); Dresden State Orchestra/Silvio Varviso (14, 15); Jan Eyron (piano) (5); Sixten Ehrling (piano) (8, 9) rec. 1956–1976 BLUEBELL ABCD 079 [68:21][GF]

Wixell’s tenor-like brilliance, his involvement and gusto paired with lyrical lightness can be heard to great advantage on this disc. ... see Full Review

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Inside Film Music – Composers Speak Interviews by Christian DesJardins; Silman-James Press Paperback; 358 pages; ISBN 1-879505-88-6 $20:95 [IL]

A fascinating insight into the whole process of creating music for film. ... see Full Review

Oxford Dictionary of Musical Terms, edited by Alison Latham. Oxford University Press, 2004. Paperback. 208 pages, no illustrations. Edge indexed alphabetically. £8.99 USD16.95. ISBN 10: 0-19-860698-2, ISBN 13: 978-0-19-860698-7. [PSh]

A scholarly, well-written, very useful book which, with a little common sense, could have been just a little more useful. ... see Full Review

PRESERVING KOREAN MUSIC: Perspectives on Korean Music Vol. 1: Intangible Cultural Properties as Icons of Identity Vol. 2: Creating Korean Music: Tradition, Innovation and the Discourse of Identity Keith Howard 2006
176 and 230 pp, 2 CDs. ASHGATE ISBN 10 0 7546 5729-9 ISBN 10 0 7546 3892 8 £90 the pair [AOz]

Nowhere else will a reader find so much detail. There are numerous musical examples. Anyone wanting to investigate Korean music needs this as a handbook. Excellent as a source material and reference work. ... see Full Review

Tchaikovsky: The Man and His Music by David Brown © 2007. Pegasus Books, New York. ISBN-10: 1-933648-30-9 ISBN-13 978-1-933648-30-9. 512pp. 24 b/w illustrations. Appendices 3. Glossary. Index. 9-1/4 x 6-1/8 x 1-3/4 inches. USD28.95 [Also available in the UK as Tchaikovsky. © 2006 Faber and Faber ISBN-10: 0-05712319-40-2 ISBN-13: 978-0-571231-94-2. 400 pp UKP25.00] [PSh]

An informative, entertaining, excellently researched work on a favorite composer. ... see Full Review

 

 

 

 


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