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Sir Malcolm ARNOLD (1921-2006) Wind Chamber Music Wind Quintet, Op.2 (1943) [12:01] Duo for 2 clarinets, Op. 135, Divertimento (1988) : (I. Allegro energico [1:40] II. Allegretto [0:48] III. Vivace [0:53] IV. Lento [1:51] V. Vivace [1:19] VI. Adagio [1:33])* Dream City (1938) (arr. Paul Harris for wind quintet) [2:58] Hobson's Choice: Overture (1953) (arr. Uwe Radok for wind octet) [3:30] Grand Fantasia for flute, clarinet and piano (1940) [10:03] Overture (1940) (arr. Uwe Radok for wind octet) [3:22] Suite Bourgeoise for flute, clarinet [played by the oboe in this performance] and piano (c. 1939) [12:05] Scherzetto (arr. for clarinet and piano from film score You Know What Sailors Are) (1953) [2:44] Fantasy for solo clarinet, Op. 87 (1966) [4:05] Fantasy for flute and clarinet (c. 1960s) [1:30] Divertimento for flute, oboe and clarinet, Op. 37 (c. 1952) [9:05] 3 Shanties for wind quintet, Op. 4 (1943) [6:57] East Winds: (Judith Treggor (flute); Joseph Sanders (oboe); Victoria Soames Samek (clarinet); Jonathan Hassan (French horn); Lizbeth Elliott (bassoon); Paul Chilvers (piano); Veda Lin (second oboe); Allison Rosser (second clarinet); Duncan Fuller (second French horn); Lauren Barr (second bassoon) rec. 22-23 June 2006, Potton Hall, Suffolk, England. DDD *op. 135 movements are separated and alternate with successive works NAXOS 8.570294 [76:24][CH]

Not for me, I’m afraid … ... see Full Review

Vytautas BACEVIČIUS (1905-1970) Poème électrique for orchestra, Op.16 (1932) [5:29] Piano Concerto No. 1 Sur les thèmes lituaniens Op.12 (1929) [14:16] Symphony No.2 Della Guerra Op.32 (1940) [21:07] Symphony No.6 Cosmique Op.66 (1960) [12:17] Graphique for orchestra Op.68 (1964) [12:57] Aidas Puodžiukas (piano) Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra/Vytautas Lukočius (all except concerto); Martinus Staškus (concerto) rec. Vilnius 2003-2005 first recordings TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC 0049 [66:06] [DW]

For anyone remotely interested in Eastern European Music and particularly from between the wars, this is a ‘must have’. You will, I am sure, make a wonderful discovery.... see Full Review

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Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Six Suites for Solo Cello (1717-1723) [142:07] CD 1 [63.19] Suite No. 1 [19.43]; Suite No. 2 [20.41]; Suite No. 3 [22.40] CD 2 [78.48] Suite No. 4 [23.34]; Suite No. 5 [23.05]; Suite No. 6 [31.32] David Kenedy (cello) rec. Manoukian Music Centre, Westminster Great School, London, 13-14 May, 25-26 August, 21-22 December 2005 SIGNUM SIGCD 091 [63:19 + 78:48][GH]

Honest and affectionate playing … worth adding to your Bach collection but not to stand on its own as your only interpretation. ... see Full Review

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Sonatas CD 1 Sonata for harpsichord and violin in b minor (BWV 1014) [12:36] Sonata for harpsichord and violin in A (BWV 1015) [13:41] Sonata for harpsichord and violin in E (BWV 1016) [15:01] Trio Sonata for violin and bc in C (after Trio Sonata for organ in C, BWV 228) [12:48] CD 2 Sonata for harpsichord and violin in c minor (BWV 1017) [16:56] Sonata for harpsichord and violin in f minor (BWV 1018) [18:07] Sonata for harpsichord and violin in G (BWV 1019) [15:49] Sonata for violin and bc in G (BWV 1021) [08:28] Ottavio Dantone (harpsichord, organ*), Viktoria Mullova (violin), Vittorio Ghielmi (viola da gamba)*, Luca Pianca (lute)* rec. 16–19 March 2007, Alte Grieser Pfarrkirche, Bolzano, Italy. DDD ONYX CLASSICS ONYX 4020 [54:05 + 59:22] [JV]

There is very little in this recording which makes it recommendable ... see Full Review

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) The Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Volume 23 Cantatas for the First Sunday after Easter Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich BWV 150 [14:42] (Occasion unspecified) Halt im Gedächtnis, Jesum Christ BWV 67 [12:56] Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats BWV 42 [26:49] Der Friede sei mit dir BWV 158 [12:40] (For Easter Tuesday) Gillian Keith (soprano); Daniel Taylor (alto); Charles Daniels (tenor); Stephen Varcoe (bass) The Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists/Sir John Eliot Gardiner rec. Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Kirche, Arnstadt, 29-30 April 2000. DDD Cantatas for the Second Sunday after Easter (Misericordias Domini) Du Hirte Israel, höre BWV 104 [16:30] Ich bin ein guter Hirt BWV 85 [16:50] Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt BWV 112 [11:37] Katharine Fuge (soprano); William Towers (alto); Norbert Meyn (tenor); Stephen Varcoe (bass) The Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists/Sir John Eliot Gardiner. rec. Basilique St. Willibrod, Echternach, 7 May 2000. DDD SOLI DEO GLORIA SDG 131 [67:23 + 44:08][JQ]

This is another absorbing and splendidly performed release in this very important series ... see Full Review

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Cantatas: Volume 4 (Cantatas from Leipzig, 1724-6)Herr Gott, dich loben wir, BWV16 (1726) [16:37] Schau, lieber Gott, wie meine Feind, BWV153 (1724) [13:42] Sie werden aus Saba alte kommen, BWV65 (1724) [15:08] Mein liebster Jesus ist verloren, BWV154 (1724) [15:12] Elisabeth Hermand (soprano); Petra Noskaiová (alto); Jan Kobow (tenor); Jan Van der Crabben (bass) La Petite Bande/Sigiswald Kuijken rec. January 2006, Miniemenkerk, Brussels ACCENT SACD ACC 15304 [61:32] [TB]

For prospective purchasers the issues will surround the ‘one voice to a part’ experience … Kuijken’s approach has much to commend it ... see Full Review

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Cantatas for the complete liturgical year Vol.V 11th Sunday after Trinity Cantata BWV 179 "Siehe zu, dass deien Gottesfurcht nicht Heuchelei sei" (1723) [16:17] 12th Sunday after Trinity Cantata BWV 35 "Geist und Selle wird verwirret" (1726) [26:17]13th Sunday after TrinityCantata BWV 164 "Ihr, die ihr euch von Christo nennet" (1725) [16:08]14th Sunday after Trinity Cantata BWV 17 "Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich" (1726) [15:11] Gerlinde Sämann (soprano) Petra Noskaiová (alto) Jan Kobow (tenor) Dominik Wörner (baritone) Ewald Demeyere (organ solo) (BWV35) La petite bande/Sigiswald Kuijken rec. Schloss Seehaus, Markt Nordheim, Germany, August 2006 ACCENT ACC 25305 [73:55] [DC]

Beautiful: the rest of these are going straight onto my ‘wish list’ ... see Full Review

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Weinen, Kleinen, Sorgen, Zagen, BWV 12 (1714) [24:06] Gleichwie der regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt, BWV 18 (1715?) [13:50] Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61 (1714) [13:47] Komm, du süsse Todessstunde, BWV 161 (1715) [19:38] Emma Kirkby (soprano); Michael Chance (counter-tenor); Charles Daniels (tenor); Peter Harvey (bass); The Purcell Quartet: Catherine Mackintosh, Catherine Weiss (violins, violas), Richard Boothby (cello), Robert Woolley (organ); Rachel Beckett, Catherine Latham (recorder); Anthony Robson (oboe); Andrew Watts (bassoon); David Blackadder (trumpet); Katarina Bengtson, Rachel Byrt (viola); William Hunt (violone). rec. 16-18 October 2005, St. Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London CHANDOS CHACONNE CHAN 0742 [71:21][GPu]

The intimacy, the sense of engaged conversation, serves these early cantatas very well … see Full Review

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Organ Works Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV543 [3:38+7:15] Orgelbüchlein BWV599-614 [20:04] Prelude and Fugue in E minor BWV548 [6:59+7:50] Fantasie and Fugue in G minor BWV542 [6:14+6:25] Orgelbüchlein BWV615-622 [22:40] Passacaglia in C minor BWV582 [14:50] Prelude and Fugue in D BWV532 [4:51+6:24] Orgelbüchlein BWV623-644 [33:16] Prelude and Fugue in B minor BWV544 [6:19+6:58] Kåre Nordstoga (Ryde and Berg organ) rec. Oslo Cathedral, Norway, June, August 2006. DDD. AFONTIBUS ATB-CD 06-08 A-C [3 CDs: 49:46+47:50+57:46][BW]

Good, middle-of-the-road performances on an attractive instrument and well recorded … see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony No. 3 in E flat major Op. 55 Eroica (1803) [45:35] Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Felix Weingartner rec. Vienna, May 1936 PRISTINE AUDIO PASC071 [45:35][JW]

Enthusiasm for this transfer depends on the level of intervention one welcomes. Very exciting or exaggerated - or maybe both simultaneously ... see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Sextet in E flat, Op. 71 (1796) [20:10] Septet in E Flat, Op. 20 (1799-1800) [35:25] Consortium Classicum rec. Zehlendorf, Berlin, 1974 CPO 777 011-2 [63:18][SV]

Good work, then, and good music-making all around; fans of Klöcker or the Consortium will be pleased. ... see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Trio No.1 in E flat Op.1/1 [32:45] Piano Trio No.5 in D Op.70/1 ‘Ghost’ [30:57] Piano Trio No.4 in B flat Op.11 [21:46] Piano Trio No.7 in B flat Op.97 ‘Archduke’ [39:23] Chung Trio (Myung-Whun Chung (piano); Kyung-Wha Chung (violin); Myung-Wha Chung (cello)) rec. Théâtre Impérial, Compiègne, Oise, France, 19-21 November 1991 and American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, 3-5 December 1992. DDD EMI CLASSICS GEMINI 3 81751 2 [63:51 + 61:09][BW]

The only reason not to buy this excellent and inexpensive set would be a wish to have all the Piano Trios … see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Sonatas: No. 3 in C, Op. 3 No. 2 (1794/5) [27:45]; No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, 'Pathétique' (1798) [21:36]; No. 15 in D, Op. 28, 'Pastoral' (1801) [24:55] Angela Hewitt (piano) rec. Das Kulturzentrum Grand Hotel, Dobbiaco, Italy, 19-22 December 2006. DDD HYPERION CDA67605 [74:18][CC]

A mixed disc. Hewitt's many felicitous touches do not outweigh the feeling that she does not project the greatness of these seminal works. ... see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) 33 Variations in C major on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli, op.120 (1822-23) [49:01] 12 Variations in A major on the Russian Dance from Paul Wranitzky’s Ballet Das Waldmädchen.WoO 71 (1796) [10:55] Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) rec. 29 July-2 August 2006, Potton Hall, Suffolk, England DECCA 475 8401 [59.59][DC]

I have the feeling Beethoven would have liked it ... see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony no.5 in C minor op.67 [31:43] Symphony no.6 in F major op.68 (“Pastoral”) [43:28] Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra/Erich Kleiber rec. 4 April 1955, Funkhaus, Saal 1, WDR Cologne MEDICI ARTS MM002-2 [75:15] [CH]

Erich Kleiber was a Beethoven conductor of major importance. Those interested in Beethoven interpretation generally should take especial note of his treatment of the finales ... see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony No.3, Op. 55 ‘Eroica’ (1802-03) arr. piano quartet by Ferdinand Ries [45:37] Quintet for piano & winds in E flat major, Op.16 (1796) (arr. piano quartet by Beethoven) [24:18] Mozart Piano Quartet: (Paul Rivinius (piano); Mark Gothoni (violin); Hartmut Rohde (viola); Peter Hörr (cello)) rec. 2-4 October 2006, Bad Arolsen, Germany. DDD MUSIKPRODUKTION DABRINGHAUS UND GRIMM MDG 643 1454-2 [70:08] [MC]

Beethoven lovers will benefit greatly from this enjoyable new MDG release from the excellent Mozart Piano Quartet. ... see Full Review

Benefit for Kitezh Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770–1827) Fantasia for piano, chorus and orchestra in C minor, Op. 80 (1807) [18:03] Johannes BRAHMS (1833–1897) Clarinet sonata in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1 (1894) [21:51] Clarinet sonata in E flat major, Op. 120, No. 2 (1894) [20:57] Robert SCHUMANN (1810–1856) Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 (1849) [11:08] Martin Berkofsky (piano); Chorus of the Music College of the Moscow Conservatory, Globalis Symphony Orchestra/Konstantin Krimets (Beethoven); Einar Jóhannesson (clarinet) (Brahms, Schumann) rec. Tchaikovsky Hall, Moscow, 26 March 2004 (Beethoven); Pavel Slobodkin Studios, Moscow, March 2005 (Brahms, Schumann) CRISTOFORI CF-887 [73:05][GF]

Warmly recommended for both musical and charitable reasons! ... see Full Review

Vincenzo BELLINI (1801-1835) Norma (1831) Pollione, the Roman Proconsul: Hugh Smith (tenor) Oroveso, the High Priest of the Druids: Giorgio Giuseppini (bass) Norma, High Priestess: Hasmik Papian (soprano) Adalgisa, young novice priestess: Irini Tsirakidis (mezzo) Flavio, friend of Pollione: Carlo Bosi (tenor) Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera Netherland Chamber Orchestra/Julian Reynolds Guy Joosten (stage director) Jorge Jara (costume designer) Johannes Leiacker (set designer) Davy Cunningham (lighting designer) Luc Joosten (dramaturgy) rec. live, Het Musiektheater, Amsterdam, 2005. DVD Region 0. Sung in Italian with subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch. OPUS ARTE OA 0959 D [2 DVDs: 188.00][ED]

For all the attempts to inject something new and different into the work, the totality does not quite come together convincingly enough. ... see Full Review

Lennox BERKELEY (1903-1989) Symphony No. 1 (1940) [30:59] Symphony No. 2 (1956-57 rev. 1976) London Philharmonic Orchestra/Norman Del Mar (1); Nicholas Braithwaite (2) rec. 1975-76. ADD LYRITA SRCD.249 [62:03] [JF]

Great to have this landmark recording issued on CD. My original vinyl is scratched with over-use – especially of the fantastic Second Symphony. ... see Full Review

Lennox BERKELEY (1903-1989) Piano Concerto in B flat Op.29 (1947) [26:13] Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra Op.30* (1948) [32:17] David Wilde (piano) New Philharmonia Orchestra/Nicholas Braithwaite * Garth Beckett, Boyd McDonald (pianos) London Philharmonic Orchestra/Norman Del Mar rec. 1970, 1979, 1977. ADD LYRITA SRCD.250 [58.33] [GH]

Although these pieces may not be for Berkeley beginners, confirmed enthusiasts looking to add these pieces to their libraries should search out this disc. ... see Full Review

Hector BERLIOZ (1803-1869) Le Carnaval romain (Ouverture caractéristique), Op. 9 (1844) [9:18] Hélène,A Op. 2, No. 2 originally a song for two voices and piano (1829) in revised version for male voices and orchestra (1844) [3:34] Lélio, ou Le Retour à la vieB (Monodrame lyrique), Op. 14bis (1831-32, pub. 1855) [56:46] Gert Henning-Jensen (tenor) (Horatio)B Sune Hjerrild (tenor) (La Voix imaginaire de Lélio)B Jean-Philippe Lafont (speaker/baritone) (Lélio/Le Capitaine)B Danish National Choir, Danish Radio/Fredrik MalmbergAB Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Danish Radio/Thomas Dausgaard rec. 30 July-6 August 2004, Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark. DDD CHANDOS CHAN 10416 [69:37][MC]

In spite of fine performances and recording, Lélio, the featured work, is I fear, a curiosity destined for continued obscurity. An interesting disc that will probably appeal to Berlioz completists only. ... see Full Review

Hector BERLIOZ (1803-1869) La Damnation de Faust (1846) [117:13]* La Mort de Cléopatre (1829) [20:56]** Nicolai Gedda (Faust; tenor)*; Gabriel Bacquier (Méphistophélès; baritone)*; Dame Janet Baker (Marguerite; mezzo-soprano)* **; Pierre Thau (Brander; bass)*; Maria Peronne (Una voix; soprano)*; Choeurs de l’Opéra de Paris*; Orchestre de Paris*; London Symphony Orchestra**/Georges Prêtre*; Sir Alexander Gibson** rec. October 1969, Salle Wagram, Paris*, November 1969, Watford Town Hall, London** Includes notes and synopsis in English, French and German EMI CLASSICS 0946 3 81493 2 3 [76:55 + 61:14][CH]

Dame Janet Baker’s contributions are a must-have, but they amount to 47 minutes out of 138 and the rest is pretty wet ... see Full Review

Harrison BIRTWISTLE (b. 1934) Punch and Judy (1967) [99:25] Pretty Polly: Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano); Judy: Jan de Gaetani (mezzo); Lawyer: Philip Langridge (tenor); Punch: Stephen Roberts (baritone); Choregos: David Wilson-Johnson (baritone); Doctor: John Tomlinson (bass) London Sinfonietta/David Atherton rec. Decca, London, September 1979 NMC ANCORA NMC-D138 [47:51 + 51:34] [SH]

Punch and Judy with a star cast and marvellous engineering and remastering is a must-have for anyone interested in a consistent genius of our times.... see Full Review

Alexander BORODIN (1833-1887) Symphony No.1 in E flat major (1862-67) [34:52] Symphony No.2 in B minor The Heroic (1869-76) [31:23] U.S.S.R Symphony Orchestra/Evgeni Svetlanov rec. Moscow 1966 (Symphony No.2) and 1983 (Symphony No.1) MELODIYA MEL CD 10 00154 [65:55] [JW]

This is one for admirers of high octane Borodin conducting and playing; that’s pretty much a definition of Svetlanov. ... see Full Review

Alexander BORODIN (1833-1887) Symphony No.3 in A minor (unfinished; opus posthumous) (1883-87) [19:40] Petite Suite; for piano (1885) orchestrated (1889) by Alexander GLAZUNOV (1865-1936) [29:23] In the Steppes of Central Asia – A Musical Picture (1880) [9:15] Prince Igor – Overture (1887) [10:18] USSR Symphony Orchestra/Evgeni Svetlanov rec. Moscow 1963 (Prince Igor Overture), 1966 (In the Steppes of Central Asia), 1983 (Symphony) and 1985 (Petite Suite) MELODIYA MEL CD 10 00155 [68:27] [JW]

With his sense of dynamism, colour and a fairly elastic control of tempi Svetlanov proves a memorable exponent ... see Full Review

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 (1876) [47.04] Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op 56a (1873) [19:43] Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Wilhelm Furtwängler rec. Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna November 1947 (Symphony) and March-April 1949  (Variations) NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110998 [66:47][JW]

Neither performance shows the conductor quite at his best but they are important examples of his art nonetheless. ... see Full Review

Barbirolli at the Proms Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 (1876) [42:21] Franz Josef HAYDN (1732-1809) Die Schöpfung (The Creation) (1798); And God Created Man…In Native Worth  [5:33] L’Isola Disabitata  (The Uninhabited Island) – overture (1779) [6:59] David Galliver (tenor) Hallé Orchestra/John Barbirolli rec. Royal Albert Hall, 24 August 1954 GUILD GHCD 2320 [55:30][JW]

No great surprise then to find that Barbirolli’s live 1954 Proms performance of the Brahms C minor is a lithe, vital and convincing document ... see Full Review

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Variations on a theme by Haydn (St. Anthony Variations) Op. 56a (1873) [16:35] Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Don Quixote Op.35 (1897) [40:39] Arnold BAX (1883-1953) Symphonic Poem: The Garden of Fand (1913-16) [17:13] Two introductory talks by Beecham [3:30] John Kennedy (cello); Frederick Riddle (viola) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Thomas Beecham rec. BBC Studios, 30 March 1949 (Brahms and Bax); live, Edinburgh Festival, Usher Hall, 22 August 1956 (Strauss) SOMM-BEECHAM 21 [78:24] [JW]

Another hard-to-resist entrant for the Beecham collector. ... see Full Review

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) String Sextet No.1 in B flat, Op.18 (1859) [39:18] String Sextet No.2 in G, Op.36 (1864) [38:01] The Nash Ensemble (Marianne Thorsen (violin); Malin Broman (violin); Lawrence Power (viola); Philip Dukes (viola); Paul Watkins (cello); Tim Hugh (cello)) rec. Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex, England, 20-22 December 2006. DDD. ONYX 4019 [77:19] [BW]

Admirable performances but slightly too lacking in individuality for an outright recommendation … see Full Review

Frank BRIDGE (1879-1841) Piano Music: Vol. 2 Piano Sonata (1921-24) [34:39] Lament for Catherine (1915) [4:58] Three Improvisations for the Left Hand (1917) [8:55] (At Dawn [4:15]; A Vigil [2:52]; A Revel [1:48]) Three Sketches (1906) [8:18] (April [2:35]; Rosemary [4:01]; Valse capricieuse [1:41]) Moderato (1903) [2:57] Pensées fugitives I: Andante moderato (1902) [3:18] Scherzettino: Prestissimo (1902) [4:43] Ashley Wass (piano) rec. St. George’s Church, Brandon Hill, Bristol, 7-9 September 2005. DDD NAXOS 8. 557921 [67:49][WK]

A fine second volume in this new traversal of some of Bridge’s best music. ... see Full Review

Anton BRUCKNER (1824-1896) Symphony No. 4 in E flat  (1886 version, ed. Nowak) [71:19] Berliner Philharmoniker/Sir Simon Rattle rec. live concert, Philharmonie, Berlin, 19-21 October 2006 EMI CLASSICS 0946 3 84723 2 2 [71:19][JQ]

There’s a good deal to commend this recording but there are reservations too. ... see Full Review

Anton BRUCKNER (1824–1896) Symphony No. 8 in C minor (Haas Edition) (1884-87, rev. 1889-90) [78:43] Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Cello Concerto in B minor Op.104 (1895) [42:17] Enrico Mainardi (cello) Sinfonieorchester des Hessischen Rundfunks (Bruckner), Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Dvorak)/Eugen Jochum rec. 30 May 1949 (Bruckner) and 27 October 1950 (Dvořák) TAHRA TAH638-39 [57:11 + 64:05] [JW]

An interesting reclamation then, albeit Jochum has little penchant for Bohemia ... see Full Review

Ferruccio BUSONI (1866-1924) Violin Sonata No. 1 in E minor Op. 29 (1890) [26:38] Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor Op. 36a (1898-1900) [32:56] Four Bagatelles Op. 28 (1888) [6:53] Joseph Lin (violin); Benjamin Loeb (piano) rec. The Country Day School, King City, Ontario, Canada, 1-4 August 2005. DDD. NAXOS 8.557848 [66:27][ED]

A disc full of enjoyable material executed with style. A true Naxos bargain. ... see Full Review

Dieterich BUXTEHUDE (c1637-1707) Complete works for organ Vol. 5 Praeludium in D major BuxWV 139 [5:38] Danket dem Herrn BuxWV 181 [3:20] Ich dank dir, Lieber Herre BuxWV 194 [4:49] Magnificat noni toni BuxWV 205 [3:10] Magnificat primi toni BuxWV 203 [7:57] Praeludium in F sharp minor BuxWV 146 [8:02] Te Deum Laudamus BuxWV 218 [13:59] Ach Gott und Herr BuxWV 177 [2:34] Ich dank dir schon BuxWV 195 [5:06] Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren BuxWV 213 [6:19] Praeludium in D minor BuxWV 140 [6:12] Bine Bryndorf (organ) rec. St Jacobi Church, Hamburg, May 2006. DDD DACAPO 6.220520 [67:11][CB]

Among the current batch of new Buxtehude recordings Bryndorf’s discs remain recommendable ... see Full Review

Dieterich BUXTEHUDE (c.1637-1707) Cantatas Membra Jesu nostri BuxWV 75 (c.1680) [56:57] War Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit BuxWV 102 [4:07] Walts Gott, mein Werk ich lasse BuxWV 103 [7:44] Christina Kaiser (soprano) Anja Zügner (soprano) Alexander Schneider (alto) Tobias Hunger (tenor) Matthias Lutze (bass) Marek Rzepka (bass) Dresden Kammerchor/Hans Rademann rec. live, Lukaskirche, Dresden, February 2007 CARUS 83.234 [69:01] [JW]

Diligently, impressively and with consistent success this company is building up a portfolio of very fine discs. ... see Full Review

Dietrich BUXTEHUDE (1637-1707) Lauda anima me Dominum BuxWV 67 [7:16] Herr, auf dich traue ich BuxWV 35 [10:08] O clemens, o mitis, o coelestis Pater BuxWV 82 [6:39] Eintreisst euch, meine Sinnen BuxWV 25 [6:05] Schönster Jesu, liebstes Leben BuxWV 8 [5:03] Contrapunctus I and II, on ‘Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin’ BuxWV 76 [2:07] Was mich auf dieser Welt betrübt BuxWV 105 [3:05] O Gottes Stadt, o güldnes Licht BuxWV 87 [9:20] Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BuxWV 98 [8:08] Also hat Gott die Wely geliebet BuxWV 5 [7:17] Barbara Christina Steude (soprano); Lautten Compagney: Birgit Schnurpfeil, Anne von Hoff (violin); Ulrike Paetz (viola); Ulrike Becker (viola da gamba, violone); Annette Reheinfurth (violone, contrabass); Christine Tschirge (harpsichord, positive organ); Hans-Werner Apel (theorbo, baroque guitar); Wolfgang Katchner (theorbo) / Wolfgang Katschner rec. 9-12 October, 2006, Produktionsstätte Gärtnerstrasse, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Berlin CARUS 83.192 [66:09] [GPu]

An enjoyable Buxtehude CD graced by good performances from Steude and – especially – from her accompanists, Lautten Compagney … see Full Review

Dietrich BUXTEHUDE (c.1637-1707) Befiehl dem Engel, dass er komm BuxWV 10 [4:41] Dein edles Herz, der Liebe Thron BuxWV 14 [9:42] Eins bitte ich vom Herrn BuxWV 24 [17:45] Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort BuxWV 27 [4:52] Jesu, Meine Freude BuxWV 60 [9:48] Nun danket alle Gott BuxWV 79 [10:14] Wo soll ich fliehen hin BuxWV 112 [17:05] Capella Angelica Lautten Compagney/Wolfgang Katschnerr rec. Franckesche Stiftungen, Freylinghausensaal, Halle/Saale, January 2007 CARUS 83.193 [75:01] [JW]

Carus has enriched the Buxtehude discography. There are three premiere recordings here. He performances are well prepared and strongly idiomatic. ... see Full Review


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