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20th Century European Flute Music by Erwin SCHULHOFF (1894-1942), André CAPLET (1879-1925), Paul DUKAS (1865-1935), Vassili LOBANOV (b.1947), Bruno MADERNA (1920-1973), Niccolo CASTIGLIONI (1932-1996), Kim BOWMAN (b.1957) and Walter HEKSTER (b.1937) Koos Verheul (flute); Jan van der Meer (piano) rec. 1995-1997 ETCETERA KTC1376 [77:17][DC] 

A fascinating and well-filled recital from an elder statesmen of the flute ... see Full Review

A song more silent - New works for Remembrance by Cecilia MCDOWALL (b. 1951), Lynne PLOWMAN (b. 1969), Tarik O’REGAN (b. 1978) and Sally BEAMISH (b. 1956) Portsmouth Grammar School Chamber Choir; London Mozart Players/Nicholas Moldoveanu rec. 2007 AVIE AV2147 [65:35][JQ]

Exciting and original modern choral music, splendidly performed ... see Full Review

Arabenne and other trombone works from the North Christian LINDBERG (b. 1958) Arabenne, for trombone and strings (1996-97)1 [11:05] Vagn HOLMBOE (1909-1996) Concerto No. 12, Op. 52 (M. 169) (1950)2 [14:04] Mats LARSSON (b. 1965) Concerto for trombone and wind instruments (1995)3 [21:03] Kalevi AHO (b. 1949) Symphony No. 9, for trombone and orchestra (1993-94)4 [31:19] Christian Lindberg (trombone) 1Tapiola Sinfonietta/Jean-Jacques Kantorow 2Aalborg Symphony Orchestra/Owain Arwel Hughes 3Östgöta Blåsarsymfoniker/Arie van Beek 4Lahti Symphony Orchestra/Osmo Vänskä rec. November 1998, Tapiola Concert Hall, Finland (Lindberg); June 1996, Aalborghallen, Aalborg, Denmark (Holmboe); May 1996, Linköping Concert Hall, Sweden (Larsson); January 1995, Ristinkirkko, Lahti, Finland (Aho) BIS CD 888 [78:48] [DM]

Mandatory for anyone interested in the modern trombone ... see Full Review

Ernest Ansermet Music by Franz Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809), Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918), Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) and Béla BARTÓK (1881-1945) BBC Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra/Ernest Ansermet rec. 1958-64 BBC LEGENDS BBCL42022 [79:00 + 73:44][SV] 

Veteran collectors will want this set ... see Full Review

Barocking Together Music by George Frideric HANDEL (1685-1759), Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) and Georg Philipp TELEMANN (1681-1767) Sharon Bezaly (flute); Members of London Baroque rec. 2006-7 BIS BISCD1689 [67:46][BW] 

Almost self-recommending ... see Full Review

Dennis Brain – The Horn Player rec. 1943-7 EMI CLASSICS ICON 2060102 [4 CDs: 306:04] [JW]

A parade of great performances ... see Full Review

The Brendel Edition The Vox, Turnabout and Vanguard recordings Alfred Brendel (piano) rec. 1955-75 BRILLIANT CLASSICS 93761 [35CDs: c.39 hrs] [ST]

Interesting insight into Brendel’s earlier days as recording artist ... see Full Review

British Light Classics Various artists rec. 1948-78 CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 2282852 [73:37][BBr]

Don’t be without this scrumptious disk ... see Full Review

The Catalan Piano Album Jordi Masó (piano) rec. 2006 NAXOS 8.570457 [79:00]

A gem, full of unusual and delightful music, played by a wonderful pianist. ... see Full Review

Choral Evensong Live from King’s College, Cambridge Choir of King’s College, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury rec. 1991 EMI CLASSICS ENCORE 2081162 [76:29][BW] 

An appealing memento of a central Anglican tradition ... see Full Review

Van Cliburn in Moscow Vol. 3 Sergei RACHMANINOFF (1873-1943) Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3 and encores Van Cliburn (piano); Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra/Kirill Kondrashin rec. 1958-72 VAI 4454 [95:10][RM] 

An important historical document ... see Full Review

Anthony Collins conducts British Music by Sir Arthur SULLIVAN (1842-1900), Henry BALFOUR GARDINER (1877-1950), Percy GRAINGER (1882-1961), Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1873-1958) and Frederick DELIUS (1862-1934) New Symphony Orchestra & London Symphony Orchestra/Anthony Collins rec. 1952-6 BEULAH 1PD26 [57:40][JF]

A fantastic disc, sheer beauty of sound, depth of engendered emotion ... see Full Review

Cosmos Haptic: Contemporary Piano Music from Japan Hiroaki Takenouchi (piano) rec. 2007 LONTANO LTD LNT128 [75:36][MS]

A delight in its own right … playing of conviction and unself-conscious brilliance ... see Full Review

Grace Davidson – A Portrait Grace Davidson (soprano); Fiori Musicali/ Penelope Rapson rec. 2007 METRONOME METCD1083 [69:54][JW]

This engaging recital makes a fine calling-card ... see Full Review

Marie Delna The Complete Published Recordings (& Jeanne Marié de l’Isle - selected recordings) Marie Delna (soprano) Jeanne Marié de l’Isle (soprano) rec. 1903-10 MARSTON 52056-2 [76:39 + 79:48] [JW]

A light mezzo voice and very beautiful ... see Full Review

Discover the Symphony Various orchestras/conductors; includes 158 page book written by Andrew Huth NAXOS 8.558208-09 [75:39 + 77:13][MG]

Recommendable but a little fine tuning would have helped its educational value … see Full Review

The Division Flute Emma Murphy (recorder); William Lyons (recorder; dulcian); Emilia Benjamin (viola da gamba); Richard Campbell (viola da gamba; guitar); David Miller (theorbo; guitar); Steven Devine (harpsichord) rec. 2006 SIGNUM CLASSICS SIGCD125 [57:17] [JV]

Almost one hour of musical entertainment of the highest order ... see Full Review

François-René Duchable (piano) Music by Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750), Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827), Domenico SCARLATTI (1685-1757) and Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) François-René Duchable (piano) rec. 1995 VIRGIN CLASSICS 5221272 [66.39][AS]

I enjoyed the Bach arrangements and the virtuosity of the Scarlatti ... see Full Review

Elizabethan Love Songs Hugues Cuénod (tenor) rec. 1952 LYRICHORD LEMS8063 [57:33][JW]

Cuénod’s distinctive high tenor from 1952 ... see Full Review

Fallen Leaves from an Irish Album Una Hunt (piano) rec. 2006 RTÉ LYRIC FM CD109 [73:45][RW] 

Very interesting pieces by forgotten Irish composers ... see Full Review

Marianne Fiset (soprano) Maurice RAVEL (1875–1937) Shéhérazade Claude DEBUSSY (1862–1918) Proses lyriques Antonin DVOŘÁK (1841–1904) Song to the Moon (Rusalka) Marianne Fiset (soprano); Marie-Ève Scarfone (piano); Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne/Jean-Philippe Tremblay rec. 2007 ANALEKTA AN28761 [45:28][BBr] 

Well worth having ... see Full Review

Folk Songs and Ballads – Alfred Deller, the Complete Vanguard Records Alfred Deller (counter-tenor) and others VANGUARD CLASSICS MC193 [7 CDs: 78:19 + 44:32 + 74:13 + 60:47 + 56:12 + 66:38 + 61:01][JW]

Deller admirers will cast envious eyes on these boxes ... see Full Review

Pierre Fournier Edward ELGAR (1857-1934) Cello Concerto Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Cello Concerto Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Twelve Variations on ‘Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen’ Pierre Fournier (cello); Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra/Hans Rosbaud, George Szell; Franz Holetschek (piano) rec. 1955-62 MEDICI ARTS MM0282 [72:47][JW]

Worthy adjuncts to Fournier’s commercial recordings ... see Full Review

Oskar Fried - Mahler’s Disciple. Live and studio recordings Various orchestras conducted by Oskar Fried rec. 1927-37 ARBITER 153 [77:55][JW]

Fascination runs riot ... see Full Review

Garden of Early Delights Pamela Thorby (recorders), Andrew Lawrence–King (harp and psaltery) rec. 2006 LINN CKD291 [67:01][BBr]

A fascinating and most enjoyable recital ... see Full Review

The Golden Age - Siglo de Oro The King’s Singers rec. 2007 SIGNUM SIGCD119 [64:31] [EM]

A splendid uplifting disc ... see Full Review

Gravity: Johannes Fischer – Percussion Iannis XENAKIS (1922-2001) Rebonds A, for solo percussion José Manuel López LÓPEZ (b. 1956) Calculo secreto, for vibraphone Matthias PINTSCHER (b. 1971) nemeton, for solo percussionJacob DRUCKMAN (1928-96) Reflections on the Nature of Water, for solo marimba (1986) Vinko GLOBOKAR (b. 1934) Toucher, for solo percussion Iannis XENAKIS (1922-2001) Rebonds B, for solo percussion Johannes Fischer (percussion) rec. 11-13 December 2007, Studio 2, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich, Germany OEHMS CLASSICS DEBUT OC 716 [68:15] [DM]

Definitely one to watch ... see Full Review

ings Christina Petrowska Quilico (piano) rec. 2007 WELSPRINGE PRODUCTIONS WEL0008 [73:04 + 62:33] [BBr]

One of the most fascinating selections of music I’ve ever come across ... see Full Review

Gundula Janowitz in Concert Music by George Frederic HANDEL (1685-1759), Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791), Carl Maria von WEBER (1786-1826), Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901), Giacomo PUCCINI (1858-1924) and Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) Gundula Janowitz (soprano); Graz PO/Berislav Klobucar rec. 1970 VAI 4458 [54:00][ST] 

I’ll not be returning to this in a hurry ... see Full Review

Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen Music by Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750), Johann Philipp KRIEGER (1649-1725), Johann ROSENMÜLLER (1619-1684), Gottfried FINGER (1660-1730), Johann ROSENMÜLLER and Jan Dismas ZELENKA (1749-1745) Ruth Ziesak (soprano); Reinhold Friedrich (trumpet); Berliner Barock Compagney rec. 2006 PHOENIX EDITION 102 [61:01][JV]

An interesting and musically captivating programme ... see Full Review

The Jerwood Series 4 William ATTWOOD (b.1972) Iwwer Tiermen Joanna BAILIE (b.1973) Five Famous Adagios Richard CAUSTON (b.1971) Sleep, Phoenix Sebastian Bell (flute) London Sinfonietta/Nicholas Kok rec. 2005/6 LONDON SINFONIETTA SINFCD1-2008 [41:25] [CT]

The fourth rewarding instalment of the LS’s  Jerwood Series ... see Full Review

Klabunterbunt - Chansons, Lieder, Gedichte und Prosa von Klabund (Chansons, Songs, Poetry and Prose of Klabund (Alfred HENSCHKE 1890-1928) Artists include: Annemarie Hase; Ernst Busch; Kate Kühl; Hanne Wieder; Blandine Ebinger; Hanne Wieder; Hannes Wader; Hermann Prey; Tim Fischer EDEL KULTUR/AKADEMIE DER KÜNSTE 0014682BCB [52:27 + 66:57][DB]

For fans of German Cabaret ... see Full Review

Constant Lambert conducts ballet music Peter Il’yich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840–1893) The Sleeping Princess Giacomo MEYERBEER (1791–1864) Les Patineurs William BOYCE (1710–1779) The Prospect before us Gioachino ROSSINI (1792–1868) William Tell Sadler’s Wells O/Constant Lambert rec. 1939 SOMM SOMMCD080 [70:50] [BBr]

An unhurried quality about all the performances ... see Full Review

Lamenti Le Concert d’Astrée/Emmanuelle Haïm rec. 2007-8 VIRGIN CLASSICS 5190442 [64:21][BW] 

Generally successful, often very much so, but not an outright winner ... see Full Review

The Light Wraps You New Music for Oboe Rodney ROGERS (b. 1953) Lessons of the Sky Bill DOUGLAS (b. 1942) Oboe Sonata, Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano James MACMILLAN (b. 1959) Intercessions Andrea CLEARFIELD (b. 1960) Three Songs Fulvio CALDINI (b. 1959) Etude de réveil Phillip BIMSTEIN (b. 1947) Cats in the Kitchen Michelle Fiala (oboe) Donald Speer (piano); Bill Douglas (piano); Joseph Salvalaggio; Martin Schuring (oboes); Frank Morelli (bassoon); Karl Olsen (double-bass); John Cipolla (clarinet); Heidi Pintner (flute) rec. 2007 MSR CLASSICS MS1217 [63:41] [CR]

Enjoyable and well written ... see Full Review


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