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Baroque Cello Illuminations - shedding new light on old favourites
Henry ECCLES JUNIOR (1675/85-1735/45) Sonata No.11 in g minor, second movement transcribed from Francesco Antonio BONPORTI (1672-1749) Op.10/4/iv) [7:41] Willem de FESCH (1687-1757?) Sonata in d minor Op.8 No.3 [11:23] Antonio VIVALDI (1678-1741) Sonata No.5 in e minor, RV40 [11:25] François COUPERIN 'le Grand' (1668-1733) Pièces en Concert (from Les Goûts Réunis, arr. Paul BAZELAIRE (1886-1958) / Angela East) Giuseppe (?) SAMMARTINI (1695-1750) / Martin BERTEAU (1700-1771) Sonata Op.1a No.3 in G major [14:00] Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Suite No.1 for solo cello in G major BWV1007* [19:40] Angela East (baroque cello); Ruth Alford (baroque cello, continuo); Howard Beach (harpsichord) rec. 2008, * 2001. DDD. * Also available from Red Priest Recordings as part of the complete Bach Cello Suites. RED PRIEST RECORDINGS RP005 [73:42]
Red Priest - Pirates of the Baroque: Stolen Masterworks and Forgotten Musical Jewels Red Priest (Piers Adams (recorders); Julia Bishop (violin); Angela East (cello); Howard Beach (harpsichord)) rec. 2006. DDD RED PRIEST RECORDINGS RP004 [65:02] [BW]

Prepare to be boarded by a Jolly Roger experience ... see Full Review 

Music for Sir Anthony van Dyck compilation -see review for details Sesquialtera Consort (Laura Pok, Jean-Paul Hinnekens (recorder); Martin Bauer, Liam Fennely (viola da gamba); Etienne Leuridan (harpsichord, organ, regale)) rec. 20-28 April 1999, Église Notre-Dame de l'Assomption, Longueville, Belgium. DDD TALENT DOM 2911 60 [71:35] [JV]

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Great Movie Themes 2 Royal Liverpool PO/Carl Davis rec. 2008 NAXOS 8.572111 [67:47]  [NB]

Great orchestra, great sound, poor choice of music routinely conducted ... see Full Review

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