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Edward MacDOWELL (1860-1908) To a Wild Rose (arr. string orchestra, Arthur Luck ) see Cowell

Walter MACFARREN (1826-1905)  Concertstück see BENEDICT

Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911) Symphony No.7 in E minor (1906) [79:17] Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra/Jiří Stárek rec. live performance, DKO Jihlava, Czech Republic, 19 September 2008 ARCODIVA UP 0112 - 2 131 [79:17] [RMay]

Takes the composer very much back to his roots ... see Full Review 

Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911) Das Lied von der Erde Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Alto Rhapsody Dame Janet Baker (mezzo); John Mitchinson (tenor); BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra/Raymond Leppard & BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult rec. 1968-77 BBC LEGENDS BBCL4243-2 [79:19][JQ] 

A highly desirable release ... see Full Review

Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911) Rückert-Lieder, Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen, Kindertotenlieder Marilyn Horne (mezzo) Los Angeles PO/Zubin Mehta Royal PO/Henry Lewis rec. 1978 DECCA ELOQUENCE 4428287 [67:16] [SV]

A memento of a beloved artist's career ... see Full Review 

Ivo MALEC (b. 1925) Epistola - cantata(2006)a [45:20] Arc-en-cello - cello concerto (2003)b [27:20] Claudia Barainsky (soprano)a; Marjana Lipovšek (mezzo)a; Robin Leggate (tenor)a; Ralf Lukas (bass)a; Choeur Philharmonique Tchèquea, Brno; Ilia Laporev (cello)b; Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg/Emmanuel Krivine rec. Philharmonie, Luxembourg, (live) December 2006 (Epistola) and June 2008 (Arc-en-cello) TIMPANI 1C1153 [72:50] [HC]

A superb release ... see Full Review

Bohuslav MARTINŮ (1890-1959) Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola see JANÁČEK

Giuseppe MARTUCCI (1856-1909) Symphony No. 2 etc. Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma/Francesco La Vecchia rec. 2007-8 NAXOS 8.570930 [69:44][IL] 

Can be mildly recommended ... see Full Review

Giuseppe MARTUCCI (1856-1909) Symphony No.1,Giga Op.61, No.3, Canzonetta Op.65, No.2, Andante Op.69, No.2, * Notturno Op.70, No.1 Andrea Noferini (cello)* Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma/Francesco La Vecchia rec.2007/8 NAXOS 8.570929 [69:38]
Giuseppe MARTUCCI (1856-1909) Symphony No.2, Theme and variations Op.58*, Gavotta Op.55, No.2, Tarantella Op.44, No.6 Lya De Barberiis (piano)* Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma/Francesco La Vecchia rec. 2007/8 NAXOS 8.570930 [69:44] [DC]

A nice brace of Symphonies and miscellanea for 'Martucci Year'. ... see Full Review

Fanny MENDELSSOHN-HENSEL (1805-1847) Piano works Heather Schmidt (piano) rec. 2007 NAXOS DIGITAL 8.570825 [67:18][BR]

Marvellously poetic and remarkably self-confident music … see Full Review

Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The First Walpurgis Night Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Vladimir Ashkenazy; Wiener Philharmoniker/Christoph von Dohnányi rec. 1976-92 DECCA ELOQUENCE 4801279 [78:39][BW] 

Well worth having at the price ... see Full Review

Olivier MESSIAEN (1908-1992) Complete Organ Works Hans-Ola Ericsson (organ) rec. 1988-1990, Luleå Cathedral, Sweden and *November 2008, the Katharinenkirche, Oppenhein, Germany. BIS-CD-1770-72 [7 CDs: 64:28 + 61:37 + 67:31 + 75:40 + 78:29 + 76:18 + 81:03] [DC]

Consistently rewarding, and a must for Messiaen fans. ... see Full Review 

Darius MILHAUD (1892-1974) Symphony 1 see Stokowski

Moisés MOLEIRO (1904-1979) Piano Music Clara Rodriguez (piano) No recording details provided. DDD NIMBUS ALLIANCE NI 6103 [75:37] [GPu]

Attractive and unfamiliar keyboard works, well played ... see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 3; Sinfonia Concertante K364 Renaud Capuçon (violin); Antoine Tamesitt (viola); Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Louis Langrée rec. 2007 VIRGIN CLASSICS 5021122 [72:56][KS]

Brilliant performances. The next generation of performer is here to stay ... see Full Review

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Vesperae solennes de Confessore K339 see SCHUBERT

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Don Giovanni Simon Keenlyside (baritone) – Don Giovanni; The Royal Opera Chorus, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House/Sir Charles Mackerras rec. 2008 OPUS ARTE OA1009D [2 DVD : 202:00][GF]

Fresh and vital and the singing is a pleasure ... see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Richard MUDGE (1718-1763) Six Concertos in Seven Parts Barockorchester Capriccio Basel/Dominik Kiefer rec. 2008 TUDOR 7173 [75:41][JV] 

Persuasive interpretations revealing beauty and dignity ... see Full Review

Oskar NEDBAL (1874-1930) Violin Sonata see JANÁČEK

Jon Øivind NESS (b.1968) Violin Concerto; Cello Concerto; Gust; Low Jive Peter Herresthal (violin); Øystein Birkeland (cello); Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/Rolf Gupta, Peter Szilvay rec. 2007-8 SIMAX PSC1278 [57:25][DC]

Hard to resist, once it has taken hold ... see Full Review

Carl NIELSEN (1865-1931) Symphony 3 Jean SIBELIUS (1865-1957) Symphony 5 Alexandra Browning (soprano); Colin Wheatley (baritone) BBC Northern SO/Jascha Horenstein rec. 1970 BBC LEGENDS BBCL4249-2 [75:29] [JQ]

Admirers of this fine conductor should not hesitate to acquire this CD ... see Full Review

Victoria de Los Angeles canta Nin Joaquín NIN CASTELLANOS (1878-1949) and Joaquín NIN-CULMELL (1908-2004) Victoria de los Angeles (soprano) rec. 1950-1973 COLUMNA MÚSICA 1CM0196 [67:43][GF]

Good to have these songs available complete ... see Full Review

Joaquín NIN-CULMELL (1908-2004) see NIN CASTELLANOS

Pehr Henrik NORDGREN (1944-2008) Solemnity-Euphony see Dedications

Vitězslav NOVÁK (1870-1949) Violin Sonata see JANÁČEK

Nikolaj OBUCHOV (1892-1954) Piano Works see Piano Works during and after Russian Futurism

Johann PACHELBEL (1653-1706) Clavier Music - Volume 1 Franz Raml (harpsichord, organ) rec. 2008 MUSIKPRODUKTION DABRINGHAUS UND GRIMM MDG6141552-2 [66:40] [JV]

Fine performances on splendid instruments ... see Full Review 

Arvo PÄRT (b. 1935) In principio, La Sindone, Cecilia, vergine romana, Mein Weg, Für Lennart in memoriam Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Ch; Estonian Ntl SO; Tallinn CO/Tōnu Kaljuste rec. 2007/8 ECM NEW SERIES 2050 (4766990) [71:02] [HC]

ECM’s tireless and indefatigable championing of Pärt ... see Full Review 

Francisco de PEÑALOSA (c.1470-1528) The Complete Motets Pro Cantione Antiqua/Bruno Turner rec. 1991 HYPERION HELIOS CDH55357 [67:53] [BW]

The Helios catalogue goes from strength to strength ... see Full Review 

Vincent PERSICHETTI (1915-1987) The Hollow Men for trumpet and strings (1944) see COWELL

Astor PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992) Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires) see VIVALDI 

Giovanni Benedetto PLATTI (c.1697-1763) Sonatas and Trios Epoca Barocca rec. 2005 CPO 777340-2 [65:06][JV]

Technically flawless and musically engaging ... see Full Review

Sergey PROTOPOPOV (1893-1954) II Sonate op.5 (1924) [13:01] see Piano Works during and after Russian Futurism

Giacomo PUCCINI (1858-1924) Madama Butterfly - opera in two acts (1904) Angela Gheorghiu (soprano); Jonas Kaufmann (tenor); Chorus and Orchestra of the Accademia Nationale di Santa Cecilia, Rome/Antonio Pappano rec.2008. DDD EMI CLASSICS 2 64187 2 8 [62.04 + 73.08] [RF]

Welcome new studio recording in Puccini's anniversary year does full justice to the role. ... see Full Review 

Giacomo PUCCINI (1858-1924) La rondine (The swallow) Svetla Vassileva (soprano); Maya Dashuk (soprano); Emmanuele Giannino (tenor); Fabio Sartori (tenor); Marzio Glossi (baritone) Orchestra and Chorus of the Puccini Festival/Albert Veronesi rec. live, 2007 NAXOS OPERA DVD 2.110266 [111:00] [RF]

A superb rendition of the heroine in this rarely preformed Puccini opera ... see Full Review 

Jean-Philippe RAMEAU (1683-1764) Anacréon, Le Berger fidèle Thierry Félix, Veronique Gens, Les Musiciens du Louvre/Marc Minkowski rec. live, 1995 BRILLIANT CLASSICS 93930 [56.30]  [RH]

A strong and affordable place from which to start your Rameau quest ... see Full Review

Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Daphnis et Chloé (1910/1911) [55:49] Shéhérazade, ouverture de féerie (1899) [15:33] MDR Rundfunkchor/Howard Arman Orchestre Nationale de Lyon/Jun Märkl rec. 2008 DDD NAXOS 8.570992 [71:37] [BBr]

Totally recommendable … see Full Review

Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Histoires Naturelles see VIERNE

Franz Xaver RICHTER (1709-1789) Grandes Symphonies, Nos. 7-12 Helsinki Baroque Orchestra/Aapo Häkkinen rec. 2007 NAXOS 8.570597 [79:06][BW] 

Well worth investigating ... see Full Review

Ferdinand RIES (1784-1838) Piano Concertos: Volume 3 Christopher Hinterhuber (piano); Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Uwe Grodd rec. 2007 NAXOS 8.570440 [66:02][DM] 

Captivating music, eloquently played and warmly recorded ... see Full Review

Philippe ROMBI (b. 1968) Film Score: Angel Crouch End Festival Chorus; Symphonic Orchestra/Philippe Rombi FIDELITE CST 81126.2 [69:14][IL]

One of the best romantic film scores in years ... see Full Review

Julius RÖNTGEN (1855-1932) Symphony No. 18 etc. NDR Radiophilharmonie/David Porcelijn rec. 2006 CPO 777255-2 [62:07][RB]

Is there no end to CPOs’ ambition? ... see Full Review

Albert ROUSSEL (1869-1937) Trois Pièces see DEBUSSY


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