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The Metropolitan Opera Gala 1991 – 25th Anniversary at the Lincoln Center The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus/James Levine rec. 1991 DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 00440 073 4582 [82:06 + 97:25] [ST]

Plenty to enjoy here… see Full Review 

Migrations Sofia GUBAIDULINA (b.1931) 7 Etüden fur Kontrabass, Pentimento Klaus AGER (b.1946) Migrations Sofia Gubaidulina (Donner-Tube) Ens Mobile rec. 2009 THOROFON CTH 2569 [60:04] [MS]

Interesting tonalities, concepts behind them and convincing execution to that end

Paraphrases Brillantes Miriam Terragni (flute), Catherine Sarasin (pno), rec. 2009 GUILD GMCD 7345 CD [64:32] [JS]

An extremely entertaining disc likely to have appeal for many more than merely flautists and opera lovers … see Full Review

Passion and Lament - Choral Masterworks of the 17th Century Bach Sinfonia & Sinfonia Voci/Daniel Abraham, rec. 2008 DORIAN DSL-90913 [55:53] [JV]

A recording which doesn't quite deliver what it promises ... see Full Review

Remembrance of Things Past John DOWLAND (1563-1626) Peter CROTON (b.1957) Theresia Bothe (soprano); Peter Croton (lute); Derek Lee Ragin rec. 2009 GUILD GMCD 7341 [62:34] [JW]

A somewhat out of the way disc

The Romantic Flute Charles–Marie WIDOR (1844-1937) Suite, Op. 34 [15:30]; Benjamin GODARD (1849-1895) Suite, Op. 116 [9:47]; Carl REINECKE (1824-1910) Sonata Undine, Op. 167 [17:38]; César FRANCK (1822-1890) Sonata in A major [25:00]; Camille SAINT-SÄENS (1835-1921) Romance, Op. 37 [5:22] Jeffrey Khaner (flute); Hugh Sung (piano) rec. May 2006, Curtis Hall, Philadelphia, PA, USA. DDD AVIE AV2131 [73:48] [CR]

Musically engaging, technically commanding, impressive attention to detail and a strong sense of duo playing

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Rosso : Italian baroque arias by Sartorio, Stradela, Handel, Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Porpora & Marcello Patricia Petibon (soprano) Venice Baroque O/Andrea Marcon rec. 2009 DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 477 8763 [75:24] [BW]

Well-known and unknown arias, all made to sound superb

Sea Shanties; Kipling Songs; Songs for Everyone Leonard Warren (baritone) rec. 1947, 1950 NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.111345 [75:50] [JW]

Fantastically communicative

Constantin Silvestri A Bournemouth Love Affair George ENESCU (1881-1955) Symphony 1, Orchestral Suites Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Symphony 29 Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891-1953) Symphony 1 Constantin SILVESTRI (1913-1969) Three Pieces for Strings Antonin DVORÁK (1841-1904) Slavonic Dances 3-5 Bournemouth SO/Constantin Silvestri rec. 1960s NIMBUS ALLIANCE/RMA NI 6124 [70:33 + 76:13] [NB][RB]

Heartfelt exuberance, sensitivity and quicksilver fleetness

Stokowski Transcriptions – Bach, Mussorgsky, Wagner Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/José Serebrier rec. 2004-2008 NAXOS 8.505086 [5 CDs: 74:28 + 64:59 + 76:47 + 67:51 + 53:53] [RB]

The glow of magic to be found in calm rather than chromium plated dazzle.… see Full Review 

Transformation Igor STRAVINSKY (1882 – 1971) Three Movements from Petroushka Domenico SCARLATTI (1685 – 1757) Sonata in E, K380 Johannes BRAHMS (1833 – 1897) Variations on a Theme of Paganini, op.35 Domenico SCARLATTI (1685 – 1757) Sonata in F Minor/C major, K466 Maurice RAVEL (1875 – 1937) La Valse Yuja Wang (piano) rec. 2010 DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 477 8795 [58:27] [BBr]

Fantastic ... see Full Review 

Unquiet Traveller Piotr Anderszewski (piano) rec. 2008 IDEALE AUDIENCE 3077934 [83:00] [KM]

An interesting documentary about a fine pianist… see Full Review 

Vintage Children’s Favourites 48 original mono recordings from 1926 to 1959
[79:03 + 78:57] [JW]

Ushering in a pleasing sunset glow over these childhood memories... see Full Review

A Year at King’s Ch. of King’s College Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury/Peter Stevens (org.), rec. 2008-9 EMI CLASSICS 6090042 [72:43] [JQ]

Something of a disappointment ... see Full Review



William SHAKESPEARE (1564–1616) As You Like It rec. 2009 OPUS ARTE OA 1032D [147:00] [KM]

A fine performance of one of Shakespeare’s best comedies, filmed in the replica of his own theatre… see Full Review 



Basil Tschaikov – The Music Goes Round and Around Fastprint Publishing 2009 ISBN: 978-184426-647-0 Ł12.99 [JW]

More than a memoir, less than a tract ... see Full Review


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