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RECORDING OF THE MONTH Manuscrit Bauyn Louis COUPERIN (c.1626 - 1661) Pièces en la Luigi ROSSI (1598 - 1653) Passacaille Johann Jakob FROBERGER (1616 - 1667) Toccata in D Girolamo FRESCOBALDI (1583 - 1643) Capriccio in G Johann Jakob FROBERGER Allemande (faite à Paris) Gigue (nommée la Rusée Mazarinique) Toccata in F Louis COUPERIN Pièces en fa Benjamin Alard (harpsichord) rec.2008, DDD HORTUS 065 [56:24] [JV]

A superior disc and not to be missed ... see Full Review 

Musica Mexicana various orchestras/Enrique Bátiz rec. 1980s-90s BRILLIANT CLASSICS 8771 [8 CDs: 514:44] [RB]

Fierce pride in Mexico’s musical achievements ... see Full Review 

My Favorite Things - Virtuoso encores and transcriptions for solo piano compilation - see review for details Stephen Hough (piano) rec. 1987, DDD NIMBUS NI 2540 [63:07]

An abundance of highly sparkling playing ... see Full Review 

Notturno Joseph KREUTZER (1790-1840) Trio Wenzeslaus MATIEGKA (1773-1830) Notturno Anton DIABELLI (1781-1858) Notturno Archduke RUDOLPH OF AUSTRIA (1788-1831) Serenade Consortium Classicum rec. 2008 MUSIKPRODUKTION DABRINGHAUS UND GRIMM MDG3011563-2 [72:43]  [GPu]

Light, engaging chamber music, played with assurance and charm … see Full Review 

A Place Between John TAVENER (b. 1944) Ikon of Joy/Sorrow Arvo PÄRT (b. 1935) Hymn to a Great City Alexander KNAIFEL (b. 1943) O Heavenly King Valentin SILVESTROV (b. 1937) Ikon, Tchaikovsky Lullaby Arvo PÄRT Da Pacem Domine Henryk GÓRECKI (b. 1933) Good Night John CAGE (1912-1992) In a Landscape Patricia Rozario (soprano); Callino Quartet; Michael McHale (piano); Ioana Petcu-Colan (violin); Vourneen Ryan (flute); Stephen Kelly (percussion) rec. 2009 LOUTH SOUNDS LCMS901 [64:36] [RB]

Prayer and meditation ... see Full Review  

Poets from the East Alexander SCRIABIN, Ma SHUI-LONG, Dobrinka TABAKOVA, Leonid DESYATNIKOV Evelyn Chang (piano) rec. 2008 AVIE AV 2168 [72:19] [JW]

An intriguing programme, not easy to classify ... see Full Review 

Michael Rabin (violin) Max BRUCH (1838-1920) Violin Concerto 1 Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Souvenir d‘un lieu cher Pablo de SARASATE (1844-1908) Carmen-Fantasie, Danzas Españolas 1, 2 & 6 Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Havanaise Lothar Broddack (piano) RIAS SO/Thomas Schippers rec.1962/69 AUDITE 95.607 [69:45] [JW]

An essential purchase for Rabin collectors ... see Full Review 

Royal Opera Gala Various soloists and conductors Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden rec. Kingsway Hall, London, UK, June 1958-68 DECCA ELOQUENCE 480 0952 [79:46 + 79:40] [GF]

Lots of riches, not only for those who went to Covent Garden forty years ago … see Full Review

Scotland at Night - Choral settings of Scottish poetry from Robert Burns to Alexander McCall Smith -compilation - see review for details Beth Mackay (mezzo); Thomas Laing-Reilly (organ) Laudibus/Mike Brewer rec. 2009, DDD Original texts included DELPHIAN DCD34060 [64:18] [JQ]

A thoroughly enjoyable nocturnal tour of Scotland ... see Full Review

The Spirits of England and France Vol. 2: Songs of the trouvères Gothic Voices/Christopher Page rec. 1994 HYPERION HELIOS CDH55282 [61:59] [BW]

A superb effort, as is its predecessor ... see Full Review 

Margaret Wacyk - Journey of the Soul Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Organ Prelude and Fugue Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Arabesque Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Sonata Les Adieux Fryderyk CHOPIN (1810-1849) Polonaise, Ballade Margaret Wacyk (piano) rec. 2008 EMPYREAN RECORDS CD119 [58:16] [JW]

An uncompromising view ... see Full Review 

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A set that no lover of great singing can afford to be without … see Full Review 

Welsh Dances Alun HODDINOTT (1929-2008) Four Welsh Dances Overture, Jack Straw Concerto Grosso No. 2 Investiture Dances Welsh Dances, Set 2 William MATHIAS (1934-1992) Celtic Dances Daniel JONES (1912-1993) Dance Fantasy Royal Philharmonic Orchestra /Charles Groves Philharmonia Orchestra /Charles Groves National Youth Orchestra of Wales /Arthur Davison BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra /Bryden Thomson rec.1972, 1980, 1974-5. ADD/DDD LYRITA SRCD.334 [64.31] 

Hoddinott the dance celebrant: virile Chaucerian exuberance, liquid poetry ... see Full Review

You'll Never Walk Alone David Hobson (tenor): Teddy Tahu Rhodes (bass-baritone). Sinfonia Australis/Guy Noble rec. 2008 ABC CLASSICS 476 3284 [52:30] [JW]

Meet and greet old and familiar friends ... see Full Review




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