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John McCormack (tenor) - Vol. 7: 1916-18 Acoustic Recordings Fritz Kreisler (violin) unknown orchestra/Joseph Pasternack, Victor Herbert NAXOS 8.112018 [79:52] [GF]

You can hardly find this music better performed ... see Full Review

Mischa Maisky and Martha Argerich in concert Mischa Maisky (cello); Martha Argerich (piano) rec. 2003 DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4775323 [72:22][CH]

For fans this issue is self-recommending ... see Full Review

Oleg Marshev in Recital Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Funèrailles, Rapsodie espagnole, Etude Fryderyk CHOPIN (1810-1849) Waltzes, Ballade 4 Alexander SCRIABIN (1872-1915) Mazurkas, Poems, Preludes, Vers la flamme rec. 2008 DANACORD DACOCD677 [79:21] [JW]

Frustrating interpretatively ... see Full Review

Frédéric Meinders plays Songs by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Mahler – the Frédéric Meinders Transcriptions Frédéric Meinders (piano) rec. 2008 DANACORD DACOCD671 [70:15][JW]

Sensitively shaped – very full and warm ... see Full Review

Munch conducts Romantic Favorites Boston Symphony Orchestra/Charles Munch rec. 1951-7 WEST HILL RADIO ARCHIVES WHRA6017 [5 CDs: 73:31 + 71:51 + 57:16 + 57:57 + 78:32][JQ]

A splendid set ... see Full Review

La Nilsson Birgit Nilsson (soprano) Åke Levén (organ) Royal Opera House O/Sir Edward Downes rec. 1963 DECCA ELOQUENCE 480 0901 [72:21] [ST]

Highly recommendable bargain price compilation of the great soprano’s work ... see Full Review

Nureyev With Dame Margot Fonteyn, Dame Ninette de Valois, Dame Merle Park, Maude Lloyd, Sylvie Guillem, David Wall, Roland Petit, Natalia Dudinskaya, Razida Evegrafova, Taisiam Khalturina, Anna Undeltsova and Manira Vivien. Produced 1991 EMI CLASSICS 2165729 [c.90:00] [RMay]

Something of a curiosity ... see Full Review

Organ Lollipops Peter King (Klais Organ, Bath Abbey) rec. 2007/8 REGENT REGCD279 [75:50] [GF]

Excellently played on a supreme instrument ... see Full Review

Ignacy Jan Paderewski A Selection of his US Victor Recordings 1914-1941 Ignacy Jan Paderewski (piano) NAXOS 8.112011 [79:08] [CH]

This will make you want to hear more ... see Full Review

Regionals 2009 Gilbert VINTER (1909-1969) Salute To Youth (1961) [11:47]; Graham COLE Pentacle [13:39]; Dan PRICE New World Sketches [10:47]; Andrew BAKER The Once and Future King [12:11]; Frank HUGHES The Talisman [10:00] Williams Fairey Engineering Band/Major Peter Parkes (Vinter); Foden’s Richardson Band/Michael Fowles (Cole); Black Dyke Band/Nicholas J. Childs (Price); Cory Band/Robert Childs (Baker and Hughes) rec. Morley Town Hall and St. Teilo’s Church School, July and August 2008. DDD DOYEN DOY CD246 [58:29]

Five quality performances of test-piece works ... see Full Review

Renaissance and Baroque Organ Music Herbert Tachezi rec. 1968-81 DAS ALTE WERK 2564 694558 [3 CDs: 199:15] [BW]

An attractive overview at a tempting price ... see Full Review

Resonanser Swedish Choral Music – New Perspectives Allmänna Sången/Cecilia Rydinger Alin rec. 2008 BIS-CD-1714 [56:54][GF]

New wine in old bottles – and already matured ... see Full Review

Russian Spectacular Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Hamlet Mikhail GLINKA (1804-1857) Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture Modest MUSSORGSKY (1839-1881) (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov) A Night on the Bare Mountain Nikolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908) Capriccio espagnol, Russian Easter Festival Overture Alexander BORODIN (1833-1887) In the Steppes of Central Asia, Prince Igor: Overture Hallé O, London PO/Vernon Handley rec. 1974/88 CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 3822322 [81:26] [SV]

Hamlet’s grave dignity, controlled intensity but the rest not quite as fetching ... see Full Review

Margaret Burke Sheridan (1889-1958) - “Un bel di …” Margaret Burke Sheridan (soprano); Various orchestras and pianists rec. 1926-1944 RTÉ LYRIC FM CD118 [77:09] [JS] 

Will appeal mainly to specialists ... see Full Review

John Solum Live in Concert Johann Nepomuk HUMMEL (1778-1837) Flute sonata Joseph RHEINBERGER (1839-1901) Rhapsodie Paul TAFFANEL (1844-1908) Allegretto Grazioso André CAPLET (1878-1925) Reverie and Petite Valse Georges ENESCO (1881-1955) Cantabile et Presto Darius MILHAUD (1892-1974) Sonatine Richard WILSON (b. 1941) Music for Solo Flute Ernesto KOHLER (1849-1907) Flight of the Swallows John Solum (flute); Irma Vallecillo (piano) rec. 1978/85 MSR CLASSICS MS1126 [61:50] [CR]

An excellent disc ... see Full Review

Souvenirs Anna Netrebko, Prague Philharmonia & Ch/Emmanuel Villaume rec. 2008 DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 477 7639 [63.02] [MM-B]

Unexpected delights, light but enjoyable and feel-good ... see Full Review

Stone and Steel Arrangements of Purcell, Dowland, Hildegard & Rameau Kristina Keiko Cooper (cello) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion) John Novacek (piano) LINUS 270103 [56:53] [JW]

This is different ... see Full Review

Summit Brass Night Includes Anthony PLOG (b.1947) Summit Fanfare Peter WARLOCK (1894-1930) Capriol Suite Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Alborada del Gracioso Jimmy VAN HEUSEN (1913-1990) But Beautiful Manny ALBAM (1922-2001) La Brasserie Richard STRAUSS (1864-1948) Fanfare der Stadt Wien Ottorino RESPIGHI (1879-1936) Pines of the Appian Way Summit Brass rec. live 2007 SUMMIT RECORDS DCD500 [59:51] [GP-J]

Doesn’t quite deliver ... see Full Review

The Complete Conchita Supervia Volume 3 – Odeon/Parlophone 1930-32 Conchita Supervia (soprano) MARSTON 520602 [73:09 + 79:40] [JW]

No further recommendation needed ... see Full Review

Taverner & Tudor Music II Robert FAYRFAX (1464 – 1521) Magnificat ‘Regale’ John TAVERNER (c.1490 – 1545) Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas Robert WHITE (c.1534 - 1578) Christe qui lux es et dies William BYRD (1543 – 1623) Christe qui lux es et dies Thomas TALLIS (c.1505 – 1585) Te lucis ante terminum Ars Nova Copenhagen/Paul Hillier rec. 2005/6 DACAPO 8.226056 [73.58] [RH]

Captures the rhythmic vitality of this brilliant but tricky music ... see Full Review

Trumpet and organ Reinhold Friedrich (trumpet); Iveta Apkalna (organ) rec. 2007 PHOENIX EDITION 143 [72:00] [DM]

A resplendent achievement … for organ and trumpet aficionados ... see Full Review

Vania Vatralova-Stankov Operatic Favourites Vania Vatralova-Stankov (soprano) Sofia SO/Noël Tredinnick rec. 2008 GEGA NEW GD341 [53:33] [GF]

A promising recital debut ... see Full Review

Volante Bohuslav MARTINŮ (1890-1959) Serenata 2 (arr. David Johnson) Greg BARTHOLOMEW (b.1957) String Trio for George Crumb Pierre Max DuBOIS (1930-1995) Suite en Trio des Cordes David Alan EARNEST (b.1960)The Isle of Bathos Jim COCKEY (b.1947) String Trio 2 Langroise Trio rec. 2007 No label 5721 [62.34] [PSh]

Take a listen to the future of chamber music:  You’ll love it! ... see Full Review



The Faber Pocket Guide to Haydn by Richard Wigmore ISBN: 978-0-571-23412-7 Publication Year: 2009 in paperback format Number of Pages: 388 Price: £8.99 Faber and Faber Ltd, London, England [MMB]

A worthy tribute in 200th anniversary year ... see Full Review

Four String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich by Sarah Reichardt [DC]

Can only strengthen our appreciation of these incredible pieces. ... see Full Review

Felix Mendelssohn - His Life and Music by Neil Wenborn (inc. 2 CDs) NAXOS BOOKS ISBN 978-1-84379-232-1; £13 [RW]

An ideal companion for a music student or audiophile ... see Full Review


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