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Benjamin LEES (b.1924) Piano Concerto No. 1 (1955) [26.06] Ernest GOLD (b.1921) Piano Concerto (1943) [27.05] Joseph Bloch (piano) (Lees) Marisa Regules (piano) (Gold) National Orchestral Association/John Barnett (Lees); Leon Barzin (Gold) rec. 30 Oct 1963 from collection of Paul A Snook (Lees); 8 Jan 1945 from collection of Miklos Pogonyi (Gold) ADD PIERIAN PIR 0010 [53.11] [RB]  
Kent KENNAN (1913-2003) Chamber music Sonata for violin and piano "Sea sonata" (1937) [23:25] Night soliloquy for flute and piano (1936) [4:36] Scherzo, aria and fugato for oboe and piano (1949) [9:18] Threnody: for violin and piano (1992) [4:08] Quintet for piano and strings (1935) [15:10] Richard Kilmer (Sonata); Adriana Hulscher (Threnody, Quintet); Jennifer Bourianoff (Quintet) (violins); Felicity Coltman (piano); Megan Meisenbach (flute); Kathleen Turner (oboe); Ames Asbell (viola); Margaret Coltman-Smith (cello) rec. studios of KMFA-FM, Austin, Texas PIERIAN PIR 0017 [52:29] [RB] 
Nikolai LOPATNIKOFF (1903-1976) Concerto for Violin, Op. 26 (1941) [22:13] Joseph Fuchs (violin) National Orchestral Association/John Barnett Symphony no 3, Op. 35 (1953-54) [30:16] National Orchestral Association/Leon Barzin rec. 12 March 1945; 26 January 1960. ADD PIERIAN PIR 0023 [52:29] [RB]

Fascinating music and Kennan revealed as a major romantic voice ... see Full Review

Piotr Anderszewski at Carnegie Hall Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Partita 2 Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Faschingsschwank aus Wien Leoš JANÁČEK (1854-1938) V mlhách Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Sonata 31  Piotr Anderszewski (piano) rec. 2008 VIRGIN CLASSICS 2672912 [42:48 + 41:40] [JW]

Some music doesn’t require kite-flying to make its point ... see Full Review

Cheryl Barker - Great Operatic Arias London PO/David Parry rec. 2009 CHANDOS CHAN3161 [67:43] [GF]

Chandos can be proud with this latest addition to their Opera in English series ... see Full Review

The Best of Bond Mary Carewe (vocalist) Simon Bowman (vocalist) Royal PO/Carl Davis rec. 2008 RPO SP017 [52:39] [RB]

A nostalgic experience stunningly recreated ... see Full Review 

British Clarinet Music Charles Harford LLOYD (1859-1919) Suite in the Old Style (1914) [9.48] Charles Villers STANFORD (1852-1924) 3 Intermezzi Op. 13 (1879) [8.03]; Sonata in F major Op. 129 (1911) [18.25] William Yeates HURLSTONE (1876-1906) 4 Characteristic Pieces (1901) [14.34] Cecil ARMSTRONG GIBBS (1889-1960) 3 Pieces (1957) [7.56] Gerald FINZI (1901-1956) 5 Bagatelles Op. 23 (1943) [13.49] Alessandro Travaglini (clarinet); Christopher Howell (piano) rec. Studio “L’Etremo”, Lessona, Italy, 21 February, 25 May 2009 SHEVA 021 [75.59] [GH]

Despite the pleasing repertoire, I cannot, hand on heart, recommend it. … see Full Review 

Café 1930 Astor PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992) Adios Nonino, Oblivion, Café 1930, Contraste, La Misma Pena, Milonga del angel, Invierno Porteno, Tangata, Saint-Louis-en-L’ile, Oblivion S. YRADIER La Paloma C. GARDEL & A. LE PERA El dia que me querias J. C. SAUNDERS & C. VEDANI Adios Muchachos G. H. M. RODRIGUEZ La Cumparsita Ensemble Contraste, Raphaël Imbert (saxophone), André Ceccarelli (drums) Paris-Sorbonne Choir/Denis Rouger rec. 2008 ZIGZAG ZZT090103 [75:54] [CR]

Enjoyable, but I would have liked more variety in a disc of this length ... see Full Review

Ultimate Campoli Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) Violin Concerto in E minor Max BRUCH (1838-1920) Scottish Fantasy Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Havanaise, Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso Alfredo Campoli (violin) London PO/Adrian Boult, Anatole Fistoulari rec. 1953/8 BEULAH 7PD10 [69:33] [JW]

Charm, personality, technical eloquence and hugely musical instincts ... see Full Review 

Lewis Carroll Alice in Wonderland, Alice through the Look Glass) Oscar Wilde Happy Prince, The Rose and the Nightingale, The Selfish Giant, The Devoted Friend and The Remarkable Rocket Read by Sir John Gielgud rec. 1985 (Wilde) 1987 (Carroll) NIMBUS NI 1797 [112:00] (Wilde) NIMBUS NI 1723 [4 CDs: 59.42 + 57.55 (Wonderland); 63.19 + 73.16 (Looking Glass)] (Carroll) [Em]

Engages, fascinates and enchants ... see Full Review 

Rosalia Chalia - Selected Recordings of a Forgotten Soprano rec. 1898-1912 MARSTON 51007 [76:48] [JB]

No lover of exceptional voices will want to be without this CD ... see Full Review 

Diverse Voices American Music for Flute Aaron COPLAND (1900-1990) Duo Lowell LIEBERMANN (b. 1961) Sonata Paul SCHOENFIELD (b. 1947) Achat Sha’alti, Ufaratsta Edie HILL This Floating World Roberto SIERRA Sonata 1 Linda Chatterton (flute) John Jensen (piano) rec. 2007 LINDA CHATTERTON LC8032 [52:19] [CR]

Excellent for anyone exploring new American flute repertoire … see Full Review 

Dream Land - Contemporary Choral Riches from the Hyperion Catalogue - sampler disc Original Texts and English translations included HYPERION HYP41 [71:55] [JQ]

An excellent opportunity to sample Hyperion’s choral riches ... see Full Review 

Duos for Harmonium and Piano Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Six Duos for Harmonium and Piano, Danse Macabre Charles-François GOUNOD (1818-1893) Méditation - Ave Maria Pietro MASCAGNI (1863-1945) Cavalleria Rusticana Intermezzo Félix Alexandre GUILMANT (1837-1911) Pastorale, Priére César FRANCK (1822-1890) Prélude, Fugue et Variation Gabriel FAURÉ (1845-1924) Après un rêve Jonathan Scott (harmonium) Tom Scott (piano) rec. 2008 SCOTT BROTHERS DUO SBDRCD003 CD [71:50] [JS]

Crammed full of unexpected musical delights … see Full Review

Enter the Galaxies Cory Band/Dr. Robert Childs rec. 2009 DOYEN DOYCD264 [75:02] [CT]

A highly entertaining and brilliantly executed musical celebration ... see Full Review 

Facets 3 – New American Music for Trumpet James WINTLE (b.1942) Distant Voices (2006) [17:08] Barbara HARBACH (b.1946) Perambulations for trumpet and piano (2004) [5:08] Emily! (2007) [7:46] Francine TRESTER (b.1969) Four Thoreau Songs (2007) [6:20] Sonata for trumpet and piano (2005) [13:56] Joseph KLEIN (b.1962) Die Königskünderin (The King-Proclaimer) (2006) [4:26] Ulysses KAY (1917-1995) Tromba (1983) [8:00] John Holt (trumpet and flugelhorn) Nataliya Sukhina (piano) Sophia Grech (mezzo) Igor Borodin and Julia Bushkova (violins): Katrin Meidell (viola) and Johannes Kleinmann (cello) rec. 2007-2009 CRYSTAL RECORDS CD 768 [63:19] [JW]

First class ambassadors for this new music ... see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH Flemish Masters Heinrich ISAAC (c.1450 - 1517) Missa de Apostolis Johannes OCKEGHEM (c.1425 - 1497) Missa Au travail suis Orlandus LASSUS (1532 - 1594) Missa Osculetur me Cipriano de RORE (c.1515 - 1565) Missa Praeter rerum seriem Antoine BRUMEL (c.1460 - 1520) Missa Et ecce terrae motus Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips rec. 1989-97 GIMELL CDGIM211 [72.22 + 77.02]   [RH]

Fabulous music, beautifully and intelligently sung ... see Full Review

Flying Solo Béla BARTÓK (1881 - 1945) Sonata for Solo Violin Sz.117 [25:37] Nicolň PAGANINI (1782 – 1840) Caprices for Violin Op.1 Nos. 4, 9, 21 [13:05] Eugčne YSAŸE (1858 – 1931) Sonata No.3 in D minor Op.27 No.3 “Ballade” [6:40] Sonata No.5 in G major Op.27 No.5 [9:03] Bernd Alois ZIMMERMANN (1918 - 1970) Sonata for Solo Violin [9:12] Augustin Hadelich (violin) rec. LeFrak Hall, Queens College, New York, USA, 30 December 2008 and 5-6 January 2009 AVIE AV2180 [64:09] [NB]

The music is the master and it is well served ... see Full Review

FRENCH and BRAZILIAN Piano Music Francis POULENC , Heitor VILLA-LOBOS, Frutuoso VIANNA, Francisco MIGNONE Elizabeth Powell (piano) rec. 1959 (Brazilian works); 1960 (Poulenc) LYRITA REAM 2111 [2CDs] [BBr]

Well worth the outlay … see Full Review 

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH The Golden Age of English Polyphony The Sixteen/Harry Christophers Christopher Royall, countertenor and Paul Nicholson, organ; Fretwork rec. 1982-1992. DDD. Texts and translations included. HYPERION CDS44401/10 [10 CDs] [BW]

No need to hesitate - buy this set ... see Full Review 

Gomalan Brass Quintet/Swingin' Pool Gomalan Brass Qnt SUMMIT DCD386 & DCD432 [62:59 & 69:32] [RB]

Jollity, the odd tear and exultation. ... see Full Review 

German Flute Concertos Peter von WINTER (1754-1825) Flute Concertos 1 & 2 Franz LACHNER (1803 - 1890) Flute Concerto Antonio ROSETTI (c1750 - 1792) Flute Concerto Bruno Meier (flute) Jaroslav Tuma (harpsichord) Prague CO rec. 2007 NAXOS 8.570593 [80:04] [CR]

Highly enjoyable ... see Full Review 

Hungarian Folk Songs Bela BARTOK (1881-1945) Ten Hungarian Folksongs (1906) Eight Hungarian Folksongs (1907, 1917) Twenty Hungarian Folksongs (1929) Zoltan KODALY (1882-1967) Twenty Hungarian Folksongs (1912-1932) Thomas Bogdan (tenor), Yoshiko Sato (piano) rec. January 2007, Bennington College. DDD CENTAUR CRC 2967 [47:07]  [EM]

A fascinating disc, and well executed … see Full Review 

The Jerwood Series 6 James OLSEN (b. 1982) Chameleon Concerto Christian MASON (b. 1984) In Time Entwined, In Space Enlaced Larry GOVES (b. 1980) Springtime Claudia MOLITOR (b. 1974) untitled 40 [desk-life] Kenneth HESKETH (b. 1968) Detail from the Record Clio Gould (violin) Rolf Hind (piano) Juliet Fraser (soprano) London Sinfonietta/David Porcelijn, Baldur Brönniman, Oliver Knussen rec. 2005-8 LONDON SINFONIETTA SINFCD2-2009 [51:53] [HC]

Most welcome … fine music by young composers … see Full Review

The Jewish Soul David ZEHAVI (1910-1975) Eli, Eli arranged for cello and piano by Roy Friedman [2:45] Ernest BLOCH (1880-1959) Meditation Hébraďque for cello and piano (1924) [6:29]From Jewish Life for cello and piano (Prayer, Supplication, Jewish Dance) (1924) [9:07] Joachim STUTSCHEWSKY (1891-1982) Hassidic Suite for cello and piano (1946) [9:34] Odeon PARTOS (1907-1977) Yizkor (In Memoriam) for cello and piano [10:22] Mark KOPYTMAN (b.1929) Kaddisch for cello and piano (1981) [14:50] Max BRUCH (1823-1920) Kol Nidrei Op.47 (1880) arranged for five cellos by Günter Ribke [10:47] š Amit Peled (cello) Eli Kalman (piano)Yotam Baruch, DaVin Lee, Andrew Talle and Jong Bin Kim (cellos) š rec. June 2008, Harduf, Israel, and December 2007, Seventh-day Adventist Church, Spencerville, Maryland CENTAUR CRC 2988 [63:57] [JW]

A leavening of novelty for the curious-minded ... see Full Review

Kurtágonals László Hortobágyi (synthesizers, computers) György Kurtág Jr (synthesizers) Miklós Lengyelfi (bass, effects) rec. 2008 ECM NEW SERIES 2097 [71:19] [DC]

Intriguing, but somewhat retro ... see Full Review 

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Lakeuden Risti urut Includes Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Concert-etude 3 César FRANCK (1822-1890) Choral III Pierre COCHEREAU (1924-1984) Scherzo Symphonique Kalevi KIVINIEMI (b. 1958) Fantasia Oskar MERIKANTO (1868-1924) Passacaglia Kalevi Kiviniemi (organ) rec. 2009 FUGA 9285 [62:39] [DM]

Sensational - a high-water mark in the history of organ recording ... see Full Review 

Land of Hope and Glory rec. 1963-2009 DECCA 476 3615 [57:51 + 67:57] [BW]

Good, as such collections go ... but trade up to something more substantial ... see Full Review 

The Legend of Sacred Music VIRGIN CLASSICS 5221442 [79:15 + 78:18] [CR]

A good starting point for exploring sacred choral music … see Full Review

Lyrita Fiftieth Anniversary boxed sets - 50 legendary recordings - Celebrating Fifty Years devoted to British Music MUSICWEB EXCLUSIVE Buy BOTH sets for £28 postage paid world-wide Musicweb Purchase button [JF]

A source of inspiration for those who have only a few minutes to spare ... see Full Review

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