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Jon LORD (b. 1941) To Notice Such Things - a six-movement suite for solo flute, piano and string orchestra (As I Walked Out One Evening [4:15]; At Court [5:33] Turville Heath [3:01] Stick Dance [4:45] Winter of a Dormouse [5:33] Afterwards [3:56]) (2009)*
Evening Song [8:16]; For Example [9:12]; Air on a Blue String [6:33] Jon Lord (piano); Cormac Henry (flute)*; Jeremy Irons (narrator) Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Clark Rundell rec. 2009, Premiere Recordings AVIE RECORDS AV 2190 [54:25]

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Bedrich SMETANA (1824-1884)
String Quartet No. 1 in E minor “From my Life” (1876) [27:45]
Leoš JANÁČEK (1854-1928)
String Quartet No. 2 “Intimate Letters” (1928) [25:42]
Hába Quartett (Sha Katsouris (violin I); Hovhannes Mokatsian (violin II); Peter
Zelienka (viola); Arnold Ilg (cello))
rec. Haus der Chöre, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 3-4 December 2008 (Smetana) and 25-27 January 2009 (Janač)
ZUK RECORDS 331

 

 

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Retrospective

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Edith Piaf – La Vie en Rose. Her 45 Finest 1935-1957

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RP006

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Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Suites for unaccompanied cello (c.1721)
CD 1
Suite no. 1 in G major (BWV 1007) [19:47]
Suite no. 2 in D minor (BWV 1008) [21:29]
Suite no. 6 in D major (BWV 1012) [29:27]
CD 2
Suite no. 3 in C major BWV 1009 [24:48]
Suite no. 4 in E flat major BWV 1010 [25:04]
Suite no. 5 in C minor BWV 1011 [28:05]
Angela East (baroque cello, England, 1725; 5-stringed cello after Amati, 2000)
rec. François-Bernier Concert Hall, Le Domaine Forget, Saint-Irénée, Canada, May, 2001 (nos.1, 3, 5 and 6) and Troy Savings Bank Concert Hall, New York, February 2004 (nos. 2 and 4). DDD.
RED PRIEST RECORDINGS RP006 [70:35 + 78:07]

 

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NI2543

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Review

Kurt WEILL (1900-1950)
Lost in the Stars (1948-49)
Leader - Gregory Hopkins (tenor); Stephen Kumalo - Arthur Woodley (bass-baritone); Absalom Kumalo - Reginald Pindell (baritone); Irina - Cynthia Clarey (soprano); John Kumalo - Reginald Pindell; Linda - Carol Woods (singer); Alex - Jamal Howard (treble)
Concert Chorus of New York; Orchestra of St.Luke’s/Julius Rudel
rec. 16, 19, 21 September 1992, BMG Studios, Studio B, New York City DDD
English text included
NIMBUS NI 2543 [71:41]

 

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NI2729.30

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ARTIE SHAW

The Last Recordings, Vol. 3

Nimbus 2729/30

2 CDs

 

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Retrospective

RTR4150

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Review

CHARLESTON

The Definitive Album. The 26 finest original recordings 1924-30

Retrospective RTR 4150 [78:52]

 

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NI7839

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Review [CC]

Prima Voce Party

Full details in the review
NIMBUS ALLIANCE NI 7839 [71:21]

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CRC2948

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Review [JW]

Henri LAZAROF (b.1932)
Second Piano Trio (2005) [15:09]
‘Momenti II’ for solo violin (2006) [8:33]
‘Tempi Concertati’ for violin and piano (2002-03) [17:25]
‘4 Etudes for 2 Violins’ (2005) [10:02]
‘Adieu’ (2006) [4:06]
Christiane Edinger (violin)
Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt (cello)
Klaus Hellwig (piano)
Adrien Iliescu (violin) – 4 Etudes
rec. 2006 at Udk Tonstudio Bundesalle, Berlin
CENTAUR CRC 2948 [55:15]
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CRC2993

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Review [JW]

Suites and Sweets
Henry COWELL (1897-1965)
Suite for violin and piano (1926) [11:28]
Igor STRAVINSKY (1882-1971)
Suite Italienne (1926) [18:27]
Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD (1897-1957)
Suite from Much Ado About Nothing (1918) [13:33]
Manuel de FALLA (1876-1946)
Canciones populares españolas (1914) arr. Kochanski [13:14]
Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)
Pièce en Forme de Habanera [2:49]
Jules MASSENET (1842-1912)
Meditation from Thais (1894) [4:38]
Jessica Mathaes (violin)
Rodney Waters (piano)
rec. July 2008, KUHF Studios, Houston, Texas
CENTAUR CRC 2993 [64:08]
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CRC2883

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Review [CR]

Postcards from Paris
Darius MILHAUD (1892-1974) Corcovado [2:28]; Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Pièce en forme de habanera [3:14]; Francis KLEYNJANS (b.1951) Deux Arias Op. 92B [7:04], Deux Valses pour guitare solo Op. 64 [2:49]; Jacques IBERT (1890-1962) Entr’acte [3:28], Pièce [4:41]; Louis MOYSE (1912 - 2007) Cantos de las Sierras [17:23]; Francis POULENC (1899-1963) Mouvements Perpétuels [6:25]; Claude DEBUSSY (1862 – 1918) The Girl with the Flaxen Hair [3:41]; Syrinx [2:40]; Erik SATIE (1866-1925) Trois Gymnopédies [7:49]; Gabriel FAURÉ (1845-1924) Berceuse [2:25]
Michaella LaPorte (flute); Gerald Saulter (guitar)
rec. May 2006, Serenade Music Studio, Saint James, New York. DDD
CENTAUR CRC 2883 [64:17]
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CENTAUR

CRC2991

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Review [OL]

Rodion SHCHEDRIN (b.1932)
Piano Sonata (1962) [13:27]
Ten Preludes from The Polyphonic Book (1972) [16:15]
Poem (1954) [3:11]
Four Pieces from "The Hump-Backed Horse" Ballet (1955) [8:43]
Humoresque (1957) [2:00]
A la Albéniz (1959) [3:39]
Two Polyphonic Pieces (1961) [7:15]
Marina Lomazov (piano)
rec. December 2005 and 2007, University of South Carolina School of Music, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
CENTAUR CRC 2991 [54:34]
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CENTAUR

CRC2961

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Review [BBr]

Madeleine DRING (1923 – 1977) Trio (1971/1972) [16:08]
Paul ANGERER (b.1927) Chanson Gaillarde (1963) [10:42]
Geoffrey BUSH (1920 – 1998) Trio (1952/1953) [11:10]
David SARGENT (b.1941) Kaleidoscope (2007) [8:26]
Margaret GRIEBLING–HAIGH (b.1960) Trocadillos (2003) [21:09]
The Sundance Trio (Geralyn Giovannetti (oboe); Christian Smith (bassoon); Jed Moss (piano))
rec. 28, 30 April, 1, 5 May 2007, DeJong Concert Hall, School of Music, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. DDD
CENTAUR CRC 2961 [67:37]
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