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Mare, Luna e d’intorni – The Golden Age of Neapolitan Song Luciano Catapano (tenor and guitar); Gino Evangelista (mandolin) rec. live 2006 CLAVES 502618 [60:42] [GPu]

A quietly beautiful live recital of Neapolitan song, intimate and without quasi-operatic rhetoric or excessive arrangement … see Full Review

A Mother’s Love: Music for Mary The Sixteen/Harry Christophers Huw Williams (organ) rec. 2007 UNIVERSAL 476 6295 [73:15] [GPu]

Full of the high-quality music-making one expects from the Sixteen, this is a thematically-unified sampler of the modern English choral tradition at its best … see Full Review

Music for Royal Occasions Various composers and artists rec. 1969-2000 SONY BMG 88697142882 [69:20][GMH]

Inherently disappointing … a hotch-potch of recordings, some from as far back as 1969 ... see Full Review

Opera Choruses Ch & O Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Lamberto Gardelli rec. 1969-72 EMI CLASSICS 5090322 [65:57] [GF]

The sound is good and anyone needing a collection of – mainly – standard opera choruses need look no further ... see Full Review

Organ Music from Beverley Minster Alan Spedding (organ) rec. 1990 PRIORY PRCD5024 [63:11][JF]

Technically superb and highly imaginative. A good programme that balances old with new, English and Continental music ... see Full Review

Rolando Panerai (baritone) rec. July 1954 (1, 2), March 1953 (3), October 1953 (4-12), March 1954 (13) NIMBUS Prima voce NI 7949 [72:46] [GF]

Panerai in healthy youthful voice at the beginning of his recording career ... see Full Review

Poetic Inspirations August KLUGHARDT (1847–1902) Schilflieder (Songs of the Reeds) Charles Martin LOEFFLER (1861–1935) Two Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola, and Piano Felix WHITE (1884–1945) The Nymph’s Complaint for the Death of her Fawn Marco Aurélio YANO (1963–1991) Modinha Paul HINDEMITH (1895–1963) Trio for Viola, Heckelphone, and Piano Alex Klein (oboe); Richard Young (viola); Ricardo Castro (piano) rec. 2007 ÇEDILLE CDR90000 102 [67:10] [RB]

A tangy concert mix ... see Full Review

Prelude, Fnugg and Riffs Leonard BERNSTEIN (1918–1990) Prelude, Fugue and Riffs Oystein BAADSVIK (b. 1966)/Svein H. GISKE (b. 1973) Fnugg Blue Boris DIEV (b. 1924) Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra Mark Anthony TURNAGE (b. 1960) (arr. Anders Högstedt) A Quick Blast Fredrik HÖGBERG (b. 1971) Trolltuba Daniel NELSON (b. 1965) (arr. Anders Högstedt) Metallephonic Remix Řystein Baadsvik (tuba) Christian Lindberg (trombone) Swedish Wind Ensemble/Christian Lindberg rec. 2006 BIS CD1625 [57.33] [RH]

A disc to enjoy and to challenge ... see Full Review

Regionals 2008 Eric BALL (1903-1989) Festival Music Gilbert VINTER (1909-1969) James Cook – Circumnavigator Kenneth DOWNIE (b. 1946) Three Part Invention Paul LOVATT-COOPER The Dark Side of the Moon Rodney NEWTON (b. 1945) Four Cities Symphony Black Dyke Band/Dr. Nicholas Childs Cory Band/Dr. Robert Childs Whitburn Band/Duncan Beckley rec. 2007 DOYEN DOYCD238 [62:07] [CT]

Five top-drawer performances of the test pieces that will challenge bands in this year’s round of Regional Brass Band Championships ... see Full Review

Fritz Reiner Includes Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891–1953) Peter and the Wolf Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906–1975) Symphony 6 Claude DEBUSSY (1862–1918) Fetes NBC SO, New York PO, Chicago SO/Fritz Reiner. rec. 1943-57 GUILD GHCD2333 [77:37] [BBr]

An important issue and one not to be missed ... see Full Review

The Russian Oboe Ivan Paisov (oboe); Natalia Shcherbakova (piano) rec. 2006 NAXOS 8.570596 [66:44][JW]

A pleasant, pleasurable selection very adroitly performed ... see Full Review

Saint Louis Commissions Music by Ned ROREM (b. 1923), Clare MACLEAN (b. 1958), Judith BINGHAM (b. 1952) and Sasha JOHNSON MANNING The Saint Louis Chamber Chorus/Philip Barnes rec. 2006 REGENT REGCD255 [61:26][JQ]

Anyone who relishes top quality unaccompanied choral singing will find much to enjoy here ... see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH Andrés Segovia: 1950s American Recordings - Volume 3 Andrés Segovia (guitar) rec. New York, 1952-56 NAXOS 8.111091 [77:33] [JW]

Really first class ... see Full Review

Andrés Segovia - 1950s American Recordings: Volume 4 Andrés Segovia (guitar) rec. 1952–1957 NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.111092 [71:06][GF]

Not up to today’s ideas of performance practice but still valuable documents from a bygone era ... see Full Review

The Complete Aksel Schiřtz Recordings 1933-1946 vols. 1-10 Aksel Schiřtz (tenor) rec. 1933-1946 DANACORD DACOCD 451-460 [11 CDs: 75:18 + 75:21 + 66:00 + 72:18 + 67:57 + 72:41 + 73:38 + 70:09 + 72:22 + 68:45 + 64:48][JW]

A memorable undertaking, excellently transferred, a lifetime’s reward ... see Full Review

Constantin Silvestri Edward ELGAR (1857-1934) Cockaigne overture, Symphony 1 Malcolm ARNOLD (1921-2006) Beckus The Dandipratt Peter Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Symphony 2 Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Jeux Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976) Four Sea Interludes George ENESCU (1881-1955) Romanian Rhapsody Bournemouth SO/Constantin Silvestri rec. 1963-68 BBC LEGENDS BBCL41822 [78.36 + 78.59] [MG]

Distinctive performances with a real sense of spontaneity … see Full Review

Songs by Great Conductors Hans von BÜLOW (1830–1894) Bruno WALTER (1876–1962) & Clemens KRAUSS (1893–1954) Petra Lang (soprano) Michael Volle (baritone) Adrian Baianu (piano) rec. 2004/7 OEHMS CLASSICS OC808 [58:29] [JPr]

Throughout all the songs each great conductor’s creativity shines out ... see Full Review

Sounds of Transparence The Tribukait/Pettersson/Berg Trio rec. 2006 MUSICA REDIVIVA MRCD102 [76:45][GF]

Accessible modern music that remains honest and professional ... see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH Michael Studer - The Legacy Michael Studer (piano) rec. 1972-90 CLAVES 50-2713-18 [6 CDs: 439:59] [DC]

An amazing bargain – buy it for the Bach, and become enthralled by the rest ... see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH To Music - An anthology of English 20th century choral music Chamber Choir of Birmingham Conservatoire/Paul Spicer, David Saint (organ) rec. 2007 REGENT REGCD274 [74:53] [JQ]

This is a splendid disc in every way and earns a resounding Bravo! ... see Full Review

Transcriptions for guitar quartet Quatuor de Guitares de Versailles rec. 2007 QUANTUM QM7045 [75.59] [RH]

Just sit back and enjoy ... see Full Review

Maxim Vengerov – Living the Dream EMI CLASSICS 5034029 [71:00]

So, with batteries recharged, his Sabbatical over, Vengerov hopes to conquer new mountains with renewed vision ... see Full Review

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