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Ancient Sorceries Richard STEINITZ (b.1938) Hymn to Apollo at Delphi [10:11] Arthur BUTTERWORTH (b.1923) Ancient Sorceries [13:16] Stephen HOUGH (b.1961) Three Grave Songs [6:20] Nicholas MARSHALL (b.1942) Cat & Mouse [12:14] John McCABE (b.1939) Two Latin Elegies [7:43] John GARDNER (b.1917) Six by Four [12:20] John JOUBERT (b.1927) Crabbed Age [14:36] Nicholas Clapton (counter-tenor); John Turner (recorder); Jonathan Price (cello); Ian Thompson (harpsichord)
rec. DDD GUILD GMCD 7348 [77:30] [AM]

Singing and playing of the highest order. This much-to-be-recommended disc of unusual but significant repertoire. ... see Full Review

Apostle of Ireland - An Office for St. Patrick First Vespers, Matins, Lauds, Second Vespers Canty/Rebecca Tavener, William Taylor (wire-strung clarsach), rec. 2007 DIVINE ART DDA25065 [78:03] [JV]

A spellbinding recording - for lovers of liturgical music not to be missed ... see Full Review

Arias by Gluck, Mozart and Berlioz Andrew Kennedy (tenor) Southbank Sinfonia/Simon Over rec. 2009 SIGNUM SIGCD189 [62:00] [GF]

Andrew Kennedy does Berlioz proud.… see Full Review 

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH Sir Adrian Boult The 1956 Nixa-Westminster stereo recordings, Vol. 1 Sir William WALTON (1902-1983) Symphony 1 Sir Edward ELGAR (1857-1934) Falstaff, Symphony 2, Cockaigne Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976) Soirées musicales, The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Matinées musicales, Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia London PO/Sir Adrian Boult rec. 1956 FIRST HAND RECORDS FHR06 [3 CDs: 77:05 + 76:34 + 75:59]

A splendid set, which all admirers of Sir Adrian Boult should hear [JQ] These recordings have never sounded as good. [RB]

The 5 Browns In Hollywood: The 5 Browns rec. 2009 E1 ENTERTAINMENT EIE-CD-2041 [63:00] [JW]

The playing has vigour and panache

Cantate Contarini Marta Infante (mezzosoprano); Ars Atlántica/Manuel Vilas rec. 2008 ENCHIRIADIS EN 2027 [61:45] [JV]

Great stuff, outstanding performances - but no English translations of the lyrics

Chormusik des 20. Jahrhunderts II Frank MARTIN (1890-1974) Mass for dbl choir a cappella Heitor VILLA-LOBOS (1887-1959) Bachianas Brasileiras 9 Francis POULENC (1899-1963) Figure humaine EuropaChorAkademie/Sylvain Cambreling, rec. 2008-9 GLOR CLASSICS GC09211 [56:20] [JQ]

High quality choral music, expertly sung ... see Full Review

Concert Parisien à l'époque de Louis XV: Jean-Philipp RAMEAU (1683-1764) Troisième Concert Georg Philipp TELEMANN (1681-1767) Quatuor Michel BLAVET (1700-1768) Sonata Antoine FORQUERAY (1672-1745) La Buisson Jean-Philipp RAMEAU Cinquième Concert Jean-Marie LECLAIR (1697-1764) Trio-sonata Grégoire Jeay (transverse flute), Hélène Plouffe (violin), Juan Manuel Quintana (viola da gamba), Luc Beauséjour (harpsichord) rec. 2009 ANALEKTA AN29926 [63:37] [JV]

There is more drama and contrast in French music than these interpretations suggest

26 Danish Violin Concertos - Vol.4 Niels Wilhelm GADE (1817-1890) Carl NIELSEN (1865-1931) Otto MALLING (1848-1915) Axel GADE (1860-1921) Knudage RIISAGER (1897-1974) Kai Laursen (violin) rec. 1966-78 DANACORD DACOCD 467-468 [60:41 + 63:03] [NB]

Flaws but credit to Kai Laursen and his prophet-in-the-wilderness role of promoting so much music that he clearly cared passionately about

Duettissimo à 3 Christina Bockschweiger (soprano); Manfred Bockschweiger (trumpet and flugelhorn); Andreas Boltz (organ) rec. 2009, 2010 ANTES EDITION BM-CD 31.9268 [56:05] [JW]

One for confirmed admirers only… see Full Review

Fantasiant: Music and Poetry for Ausiàs March Pilar Esteban (sop.), Jose Hernández-Pastor (c-ten.), Capella de Ministrers/Carles Magraner, rec. 2008 LICANUS CDM0927 [65:04] [BW]

Lively, nigh irresistible performances of fascinating music ... see Full Review

Giro d'Italia Musica Alta Ripa rec. 2009 MUSIKPRODUKTION DABRINGHAUS UND GRIMM MDG 309 1671-2 [68:38] [JV]

The Golden Age of Light Music A First A-Z of Light Music GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD5169 [79:15] [JW]

Another full to brim disc encapsulates a wide variety of music from the Light genre, in good style

The Golden Age of Light Music – Magical Melodies rec. 1942-59 GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD 5170 [78:23] [JW]

The big name boys are here

The Golden Age of Light Music – British Cinema and Theatre Orchestras Vol. 3 rec. 1927-39 GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD 5168 [79:23] [JW]

Compiled with a sure eye and ear

The Great Pianists - Masters of the Piano Roll Vol. 11 Shura Cherkassy and Leopold Godowsky (piano) rec. c. 1916-29 DAL SEGNO DSPRCD 051 [60:10] [JW]

Reflects central repertoire, erring on the side of panache, dance rhythms, and sentiment

Great Singers and Musicians in Copenhagen: 1931-39 DANACORD DACOCD 691-696 [6 CDs: 460:48] [JW]

Of astounding documentary and musical interest ... see Full Review

Images and Impressions: Music for flute and harp including William ALWYN (1905-1985) Naiades Vincent PERSICHETTI (1915-1987) Serenade 10 Anthony PAYNE (b.1936) A 1940s Childhood Andre JOLIVET (1905-1974) Alla Rustica Judith Hall (flute); Elinor Bennett (harp) rec. 1989 NIMBUS NI5247 [59:45] [CR]

An excellent disc which has much to offer and deserves to be heard

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