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Claudio Abbado: Hearing the Silence EUROARTS 2053279 [67:00] [DBi]

A fascinating documentary about one of world's great musicians.

All the Queen’s Men – Music for Elizabeth I Works by Byrd, Gibbons, Dowland & others Sarum Consort rec. 2009 NAXOS 8.572582 [50:41] [JS]

There is much to enjoy here.

John Amis Amiscellany - Music Making with Old Friends John Amis (singer with accompaniments) rec. 1992 NIMBUS NI 7720 [72:55] [JW]

Shows us Amis’s love of music-making and friends, and his unstuffy, life-affirming spirit.

Arias for Soprano, Trumpet and Organ Baldassare GALUPPI , Alessandro SCARLATTI, Johann Sebastian BACH, Henry PURCELL, Giovanni VIVIANI, George Frideric HANDEL Trio Barocco (Emi Aikawa (soprano), Alberto Bardelloni (trumpet), Ivan Ronda (organ)) rec. Parrocchia della Natività di Maria, Buffalora, Brescia, Italy, 25-26 May and 1 June 2010. DDD SHEVA COLLECTION SH035 [50:20] [RH]

Trio Barocco do not quite convince.

Art of the Tuba Fabien Wallerand (tuba) Maréva Bécu (piano) David Defiez (horn) Nicolas Vallade (trombone) Michel Godard, Stéphane Labeyrie (tuba) INDESENS INDE027 [61:09] [Byz]

Szentpali's striking Allegro Fuoco makes a good reason to buy this CD.

Sir Thomas Beecham conducts French Music Royal PO, London PO, French Ntl RO/Sir Thomas Beecham rec. 1936-59 EMI CLASSICS 9099322 [6 CDs: 407:44] [WH]

Lots of Beecham magic in a varied collection of French music, but are there too many “lollipops”?

Sir Thomas Beecham The Great Communicator Audio documentary written, narrated and produced by Jon Tolansky EMI CLASSICS ICON 9099642 [4 CDs: 313:56] [DBe]

An excellent achievement – insight into the human relationships and stories behind some of the great symphonic and vocal music on record.

Beethoven and His Teachers Music for Piano, Four Hands Maria Ferrante (soprano) Cullan Bryant and Dmitry Rachmanov (piano, four-hands) rec. 2008 NAXOS 8.572519-20 [52:55 + 39:17] [BR]

Another insightful, informative album of early Beethoven from Naxos.

Bella Napoli Works by Manicini, A & D Scarlatti, Porsile & Porpora Baccano rec. 2008 ALBA ABCD 315 [64:57] [JV]

Lively and energetic performances of music by Neapolitan composers.

Carmina Celtica James MACMILLAN (b.1959) Os Mutorum Michael McGLYNN (b.1964) Lorica Joanne METCALF (b.1958) Shining Light John TAVENER (b.1944) Two Hadiths Canty, William Taylor (harp) rec. 2009 LINN CKD 378 [66:55] [GP]

There is much that is beautiful here, though the mix of medieval and modern isn’t made to work quite as well as it might.

Celebration Fountain City Brass Band/Joseph Parisi rec. 2007 DOYEN DOYCD282 [59:11] [DM]

This really is a most accomplished band, tastefully presented and very well recorded.

Le Charme du Basson Works by Saint-Saëns, Boutry, Tansman, Dutilleux, Bitsch & Poulenc Bence Bogányi (bassoon) Brigitte Engelhard (piano) Clara Dent (oboe) HÄNSSLER PROFIL PH11024 [57:47] [Byz]

A Fagott dish that is a real cordon bleu treat.

RECORDING OF THE MONTH La Chasse Royale - Keyboard Manuscript of Antoine Selosse: Music by Bull & Roberts Terence Charlston (clavichord, harpsichord, organ) rec. 2009 DEUX-ELLES DXL1143 [59:19 + 33:30] [JV]

Terence Charlston has done it again: another fine recording of unknown but high-quality repertoire.

Aldo Ciccolini The Cascavelle Golden Years - works by Schumann, Chopin & Grieg Aldo Ciccolini (piano) rec. 2002/2004 CASCAVELLE VEL3141 [6 CDs: 369:32] [JW]

Ciccolini - a lovely, warm touch, the most gorgeous sounds, articulation ranging from feathery insinuation to powerful extroversion.

Clarinet Rhapsody Leo WEINER (1885-1960) Peregi Verbunk Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Première rhapsodie for Clarinet and Piano Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Fantasiestücke for Clarinet and Piano Francis POULENC (1899-1963) Sonata for Clarinet and Piano James WATERSON (1834-1893) Morceau de Concert: Andante and Polonaise Christine MacDonnell (clarinet) Ron Levy (piano) Artist's Own Label NO NUMBER [51:10] [OL]

A very fine clarinet player but …

The Very Best of Placido Domingo EMI CLASSICS 6486762 [75:02 + 73:55] [DBe]

An interesting album which showcases the versatility of this fine singer but only intermittently his ‘very best’.

Echoes of Paris - Works for violin & piano by Poulenc, Stravinsky, Debussy & Prokofiev Augustin Hadelich (violin) Robert Kulek (piano) rec. 2010 AVIE AV2216 [71:40] [WH]

A highly recommendable programme.

RECORDING OF THE MONTH English Spring Arnold BAX (1883-1953) Spring Fire (1913) [32:33] Frederick DELIUS (1862-1934) Idylle de Printemps (1889) [10:45]; North Country Sketches: The March of Spring (1914) [10:08] Frank BRIDGE (1879-1941) Enter Spring (1927) [20:50] The Halle/Sir Mark Elder rec. 2010 HALLE CD HLL 7528 [74:30] [RB]

A winner on all counts.

My Fayre Ladye – Images of Women in Medieval England Lionheart rec. 1996 NIMBUS NI 5512 [60:09] [JW]

This fine disc has worn very well over the last decade and a half.

Gardens of Spain Songs by Nin, Wolf, Bizet, Delibes, Weill, Strauss, Obradors & Moreno Torroba Lyne Fortin (soprano) Esther Gonthier (piano) rec. 2010 ANALEKTA AN 29972 [63:56] [Byz]

Melancholy and moving … infectious and cheery

Hidden Waters Stephen GOSS (b.1964) The Raw and the Cooked; Still the Sea Christopher William PIERCE (b.1975) Adagio and Fugue; Three Pieces Roland DYENS (b.1955) Niterói; Comme des Grands (2010) [10:40] ChromaDuo (guitars) rec. 2010 CHROMADUO no number [57:47] [Byz]

Excellent and very accessible solo and duo guitar music

Impromptu A Treasury of Extemporaneous Piano Compositions 1821-2008 Margarita Glebov (piano) rec. 2008/9 MUSIC & ARTS CD-1245 [74:55] [Byz]

An extended and varied programme of impromptus … reasonably well-known examples with some rarities. 

Just for Fun: Riff-Raff and Rhumba Robert ELMORE (1913-1985) Rhumba Fantasy on Nursery Tunes Guy BOVET (b.1942) Salamanca Giles SWAYNE (b.1946) Riff-Raff Maurice DURUFLÉ (1902-1986) Scherzo Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Fantasia and Fugue in A minor Florence Mustric (organ) rec. 2007 MSR CLASSICS MS 1272 [63:56] [Byz]

A programme that requires playfulness more than virtuosity.

 

 


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