Aureole etc.

Golden Age singers

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Faure songs
Charlotte de Rothschild (soprano);

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  • Bantock Khayyam
  • Arthur Butterworth Symphonies
  • William Wordsworth Symphonies
  • Sir John in Love
  • Violin Concertos


Vadim Gluzman - A quite extraordinarily good disc

This impressed me mightily

Shostakovich 5, 8 9
Great concentration

Let me tell you
Stratospheric Barbara Hannigan
Birmingham and BBC Proms

Berkeley - Authenticity

Highly Expressive

NØRGÅRD Stunning

Superbly played

One to treasure

One of the finest American
choral-orchestral works

from strength to strength

inspired choice

Book and CD £12

Book + 4CDs £33



April 2007

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MusicWeb presented 220 CD reviews in April Thay can be found listed on pages 2-7 above

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Two new complete books on-line
Cannons and Flowers the memoirs of Georges Cziffra
The Music goes Round and Around by Basil Tschaikov


MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: April 2007 - Robert Hugill

Unusual instruments in the orchestra by Arthur Butterworth

Interview with Christian DesJardins - author of Inside Film Music – Composers Speak by Ian Lace

Themed Review page: Beniamino Gigli - the first from the Naxos Historical label

Elgar and Empire by Ian Lace (originally published in The Elgar Society Journal in 1997)

Living with Extreme Instruments #008, the Subcontrabass Flute - Dominy Clements

MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: April 2007 - Patrick C Waller 

Maggie Cotton, former percussionist with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra for 40 years, give the inside picture of what it is like working in an International Symphony Orchestra More details and ordering [now with specimen page] £9.99 plus postage..

I cannot recommend this book highly enough, it should be required reading for EVERY music student aspiring to become an orchestral musician; even if, hoping to remain above the common herd, so to speak, they only want to become a conductor! Not just music students though: concert-goers, music-lovers everywhere, this is THE book for you! - Arthur Butterworth

Reviews by Rob Barnett, Paul Serotsky and Arthur Butterworth

Arkivmusic has over 2000 ArkivCDs which are digital remakes of out-of-print CDs available nowhere else. link

New releases in the Musicweb shop for April

Pro Musica Camerata Catalogue available:£12.50 Post-free worldwide. Discs delivered direct from Poland.

Latest from Avie: Veniamin FLEISHMAN Rothschild's Violin: An opera in 1 act from the story by Anton Chekhov completed and orchestrated by Dmitri Shostakovich
The Gamblers An unfinished Opera based on the play by Nikolai Gogol

Latest from Arcodiva:Zdenek LUKAS Concerto for viola and orchestra, Divertimento for violin and viola Jiri JAROCH Fantasy for viola and orchestra

Latest from Brilliant Classics: Rachmaninov Complete Songs Sergei Leiferkus, Alexandre Naoumenko, Maria Popescu, Joan Rodgers Howard Shelley 3CDs from £10.04
Brilliant Classics 10 year Jubilee Editions

Latest from Lyrita -April releases including a NEW recording of Gordon Jacob
Symphonies 1& 2 LPO/Barry Wordsworth Price reduction - now from £12.30 post-paid


BAX - A Composer and his Times by Lewis Foreman

Alan Bush - A Source Book by Stewart R. Craggs

Inside Film Music – Composers Speak Interviews by Christian DesJardins

Oxford Dictionary of Musical Terms, edited by Alison Latham.

PRESERVING KOREAN MUSIC: Perspectives on Korean Music

Tchaikovsky: The Man and His Music by David Brown

LIONEL TERTIS - The First Great Virtuoso of the Viola by John White

Classic fm The Friendly Guide to Music

Meet the Instruments of the Orchestra! by Genevieve Helsby with Evelyn Glennie

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