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OF THE MONTH Peter
Mattei - Great Baritone Arias
Royal Stockholm PO/Lawrence Renes rec. 2008-10
Sacred works by Allegri, Palestrina, Lotti, Victoria, Monteverdi,
Cavalli & Gabrieli
Westminster Cathedral Ch/Stephen Cleobury rec. 1982
NEWTON CLASSICS 8802042 [49.31] [GH]
to the music of the high renaissance? Then this disc is a really good
place to start.
for the Queen of Scots
The Flautadors rec. 2009
DEUX-ELLES DXL 1144 [62.01]
enjoyable disc, nicely presented and beautifully played.
FAIR LADY & GIGI Original
Casts 1956 & 1958 Retrospective RTR 4181
is well-recorded and good value
spirit hath rejoiced
- Settings of the Evening Canticles by Noble, Howells, Murrill, Harwood,
Darke, Sumsion & Dyson
St Paul's Cathedral Ch/John Scott rec. 1988
HYPERION HELIOS CDH55402 [60:50]
is something intoxicating about the overall effect which goes far beyond
the disciplined requirements of daily worship into realms of pure music.
Music from Northern Europe Music by Sibelius, Gade, Glazunov,
Mushel & Nielsen
Paul Trepte (organ) rec. 1992
HERITAGE HTGCD 214 [76:13] [DM]
appeal to organ aficionados everywhere.
Historical Finnish organ works by Maasalo, Granlund & Raitio
Ville Urponen (organ) rec. 2008
ALBA RECORDS ABCD 298 [67:19]
of the most satisfying recitals I’ve heard in ages. A mandatory purchase
for organ fanciers and discerning audiophiles alike.
Van Otterloo The
original recordings 1951-1966 all items conducted by Willem van
Otterloo Full contents list bottom of review
CHALLENGE CLASSICS CC72383 [7 CDs: for timings see individual disc
fine performances of a range of music. When the red light went on Van
Otterloo proved invariably able to fire up an orchestra.
ELF Trio - Dave Lee (horn); Geoff Eales (piano); Andy Findon (flute)
No recording details
NIMBUS NI 6150 [78:24]
musicians working hard and enjoying themselves.
Piano Miniatures for Children Pyotr
Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) A children’s album
Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891-1953) Music
for children Op.65 Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH
(1906-1975) Five pieces for children arr.
Levon Atovmian A child’s exercise book Op.69
Rimma Bobritskaya (piano) rec. 1991,
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 9214 [60:15]
result is a very satisfying one which anyone who loves piano music will
à Bidú Sayão - Volume 4
Bidú Sayão (soprano) Milne Charnley (piano) Bell Telephone Hour O/Donald
Voorhees, Wilfred Pelletier, rec. 1938-54
CEMBAL D’AMOUR CD 153 [72:11] [JW]
slice of Sayão’s broadcast life preserves her sense of communicative
charm with great relish.
Schulz - Berlin Recital Johannes BRAHMS
(1833-1897) Vier ernste Gesänge Stjepan
ULEK (1914-1986) Sonata Vox Gabrieli Alexei
LEBEDEV (1924-1983) Concerto 1 Daniel
SCHNYDER (b.1961) subZERO
Stefan Schulz (bass trombone) Tomoko Sawano (piano) Aleksander Ivic
(violin) Maria Schneider (marimba) Julian Sulzberger (percussion) rec.
Schulz is a major talent and I look forward to his next recital recording.
OF THE MONTH Elisabeth
Schwarzkopf Sings Operetta
Gedda (tenor) Philharmonia O/Otto Ackermann, Herbert von Karajan rec.
ALTO ALC 1122 [72:27]
kept listening through the whole recital and ended up playing it once
again from beginning to end. Absolutely marvellous!
Michelle Breedt (mezzo), Nina Schumann (piano) rec. Endler Hall, Stellenbosch
University, South Africa, 22-28 November 2010
TWOPIANISTS RECORDS TP1039077 [67:21]
voice is a splendid instrument. She is not yet quite a natural in this
repertoire but she may yet become so.
Panoply Works by Arutiunian, Hummel, Tartini & Peaslee
John Holt (trumpet and flugelhorn) UNT SO/Anshel Brusilow & Clay
Couturiaux; Slovak Radio SO/Kirk Trevor rec. 2006/7
CRYSTAL RECORDS CD769 [56:49] [JW]
patchily performed disc.
Solo - Vol. 5 Works by Prokofiev, Maric, Tubin, Bacewicz,
Renate Eggebrecht (violin) rec.2009
aura of encroaching struggle.
Giuseppe TARTINI (1692-1770) The
Devil’s Trill sonata Johann Sebastian BACH
(1685-1750) Chaconne Henryk WIENIAWSKI
(1835-1880) Légende; Variations on an Original Theme César
FRANCK (1822-1890) Violin Sonata
Ray Chen (violin) Noreen Polera (piano) rec. 2010
SONY CLASSICS 88697 829672 [79:02]
this disc is a powerful argument that Chen is on his way to becoming
the virtuoso the cover says he is!
- Vol. 2
Traditional German Folksongs
CARUS 83.004 [53.38]
could just sit back and listen.
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