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John CAGE (1912-1992) Sonatas and Interludes, The Perilous Night Conlon NANCARROW (1912-1997) Prelude and Blues, Three Canons for Ursula, Studies Joanna MacGregor (prepared piano and piano) rec. 1988-98 WARNER CLASSICS 25646 785666 [73:40 + 72:10] [RB]

MacGregor's playing an choice of repertoire is cuttingly barbed and honed with interest and allure.

Mario CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO (1895-1968) Violin Concerto 2 Ottorino RESPIGHI (1879-1936) Concerto Gregoriano José Miguel Cueto (violin) St. Petersburg SO/Vladimir Lande rec. 2008 MARQUIS CLASSICS 81407 [69:29] [NB]

Ultimately a disc of great potential that only fitfully delivers. 

Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-1849) The Warsaw Recital: Fantaisie, Nocturne, Sonata 2, Barcarolle Daniel Barenboim (piano) rec. 2010 DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 477 9519 [79:07] [BR]

Barenboim is a great pianist and plays everything well, but this is not master Chopin.

Fryderyk CHOPIN (1810-1849) Piano Sonata 2, Barcarolle, 2 Nocturnes, Polonaise Fantasie Daniel Levy (piano) EDELWEISS EDEM 3375 [59:30] [IL]

Touching and powerful performances of some well-loved Chopin.

Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-1849) Fantasy, Ballade, Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Sonata 2, Polonaise Marek Szlezer (piano) rec. 2010 DUX 0792 [78:55]  [GA]

This is a generous and impressive Chopin recital that gives as good a sampling of this composer’s genius as any single disc possibly could. 

Frederic CHOPIN (1810-1849) Etudes, Op. 10 (1829-1833) [30:02] Etudes, Op. 25 (1833-1837) [32:41] Ronald Smith (piano) rec. 1989, NIMBUS NI 5223 [62:43] [DJ]

Smith's way with this music has a special charm of its own.

Frederic CHOPIN (1810-1849) Scherzo 1, Polonaise 6 see BRAHMS

Rebecca CLARKE (1886-1979) Piano trio, Violin sonata John IRELAND (1879-1962) Phantasie Frank BRIDGE (1879-1941) Phantasie Hartley Trio; Philip Dukes (viola) Sophia Rahman (piano) rec. 1990/1992 HERITAGE HTGCD 218 [75:44] [RB]

A compelling way of getting to grip with these works in excellently played and recorded performances.

Walter Gaze COOPER (1895-1981) Concertino for oboe and strings op. 78 see British Composers Premiere Collections - Volume 2

Donald CROCKETT (b.1951) Night Scenes, to airy thinness beat, Wet Ink, Scree Firebird Ens rec. 2009 NEW WORLD RECORDS 80718-2 [58:16] [JW]

Crockett’s music for chamber forces expertly played by the flexible Firebird Ensemble.

Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) La mer Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Mother Goose, La Valse Seoul PO/Myung-Whun Chung rec. 2010 DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 476 4498 [54:11] [GA]

If you are looking for a La Mer and Mother Goose in a modern recording, this will not disappoint.

Claude DEBUSSY (1862 - 1918) Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, La Mer, Jeux, Khamma Suisse Romande O/Ernest Ansermet  rec. 1957-64 NEWTON CLASSICS 8802043 [67:52] [RB]

Gorgeous - a well calculated balance between diaphanous clarity and translucent warmth.  

Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Etudes see Ives

Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Prélude ŕ l’aprčs-midi d’un faune see RAVEL

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Frederick DELIUS (1862-1934) Double Concerto for Violin & Cello, Violin Concerto, Cello Concerto Tasmin Little (violin), Paul Watkins (cello) BBC SO/Sir Andrew Davis rec. 2010 CHANDOS CHSA5094 [68:59] [IL]

Spellbinding performances of three concertos of languid beauty

Frederick DELIUS (1862-1934) The complete Delius songbook - Vol. 1 Mark Stone (baritone) Stephen Barlow (piano) rec. 2010 STONE RECORDS 5060192780062 [79:01] [WK]

The first volume of what looks to be the definitive traversal of Delius’ songs.

Frederick DELIUS (1862-1934) A Delius Collection of Rare Historic Recordings Sir John Barbirolli, Sir Eugène Goossens, Constant Lambert, Isobel Baillie and Heddle Nash rec. 1929-55 DANACORD DACOCD717 [76:07] [JF]

An outstanding disc … an essential addition to the collections of all Delius cognoscenti. 

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Charles DESMAZURES (1670-1736) Pičces de Simphonie - Suites I & III Vespres d'Arnadí/Dani Espasa rec. 2008 MUSIČPOCA MEPCD-001 [73:56] [Byz]

Without doubt one of the finest CD releases of the year.

Josquin DES PRES (c.1450-1521) Missa Pange lingua, Planxit autem David, Vultum tuum deprecabuntur The Choir of Westminster Cathedral/James O’Donnell rec. 1992 HYPERION HELIOS CDH55374 [75:40] [ST]

With performances of such distinction and quality, this disc would make a first-rate introduction to Josquin’s music.

Josquin DES PRES (c.1455-1521) Messe Gaudeamus, Les Fresques Musicales de Saint-Bonnet-Le-Chateau Groupe des instruments anciens de Paris, Ensemble des Chantres de Plain-Chant rec. 1960 EDITIONS ANDRÉ CHARLIN CL40 [46:25] [JW]

Highly engaging performances if a bit rough and ready. 

Salvatore DI VITTORIO (b. 1967) Sinfonias 1 & 2, Overtura Respighiana, Ave Maria, Clarinet Sonata 1 Benjamin Baron (clarinet) Respighi Ch, 'Ottorino Respighi' CO/Salvatore di Vittorio rec. 2010 NAXOS 8.572333 [56:52] [RB]

A varied slice of di Vittorio's brilliant music.

Peter DICKINSON (b. 1934) Piano Music Peter Dickinson (piano) rec. 1975-2010 NAXOS 8.572654 [79:15] [BR]

Rather sternly modern music set aside rags and pastiches. An odd combination but everyone will find something to like.

Gaetano DONIZETTI (1797-1848) Marino Faliero Giorgio Surian (bass) Rachele Stanisci (soprano) Ch & O Bergamo Musical Festival Gaetano Donizetti/Bruno Cinquegrani rec. 2008 NAXOS OPERA CLASSICS 2.110616-17 [73.27 + 78.48] 8.660303-04 [72.40 + 71.44] [RJF]

Despite questionable lighting, if you can afford it go for the DVD. Subtitles make the complications of the action and the plot so much clearer.

English Violin Sonatas Thomas DUNHILL (1877-1946) Violin Sonata Granville BANTOCK (1868-1946) Violin Sonata 3 Charles Villiers STANFORD (1852-1924) Violin Sonata in D Susanne Stanzeleit (violin) Gusztav Fenyo (piano) rec. 1994 REGIS RRC1376 [75:34] [RB]

This is a generous and rewarding trio of duo-sonatas made outstanding by the Dunhill.

Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Biblical songs, Te Deum, Violin Concerto, Requiem, Stabat Mater Prague SO/Jiri Belohlávek, Petr Altrichter, Libor Peŝek rec. 1993 ARTHAUS MUSIK 107512 [3 DVDs: 281:00] [NB]

An uplifting experience.

Antonin DVORÁK (1841-1904) Biblical Songs Josef KLIČKA (1855-1937) Sonata for organ Klaus Mertens (bass baritone) Susanne Rohn (organ) rec. 2010 RONDEAU PRODUCTIONS ROP6044 [64:06] [JW]

For those interested in the Klička sonata, this disc is well worth your investment.

Antonín DVORÁK (1841-1904) Symphony 8 Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Tod und Verklärung Prague SO/Zdenek Koŝler rec. 1967 ORCHESTRAL CONCERT CD10/2010 [63:45] [JW]

A considered but highly personal view of the symphony.

Antonín DVORÁK (1841-1904) Symphony 9 Georges ENESCO (1881-1955) Romanian Rhapsodies 1 & 2 Ntl O Radiodiffusion Française, Czech PO/Constantin Silvestri rec. 1956/7 FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR499 [62:57] [PB-W]

A revelation to any listeners unfamiliar with Silvestri's genius.

Sir Edward ELGAR (1857-1934) Enigma Variations see BRAHMS

Heino ELLER (1887–1970) Complete Piano Music - Vol. 1 Sten Lassmann (piano) rec. 2008 TOCCATA TOCC0119 [67:40] [RB]

The grand romantic manner side by side with folksy innocence.

Georges ENESCO (1881-1955) Romanian Rhapsodies 1 & 2 see DVORÁK

Gabriel FAURÉ (1845-1924) Pavane see RAVEL

Franco FERRARA (1911-1985) Preludio; Fantasia Tragica; Notte di Tempesta; Burlesca Orchestra Sinfonica da Roma/Francesco La Vecchia rec. 2008 NAXOS 8.572410 [46:41] [RB]

Everything here is at least intriguing.

Lukas FOSS (1922-2009) Central Park Reel see BRUBECK

Gabriela Lena FRANK (b.1972) Hilos, Danza de los Saqsampillos, Adagio para Amantaní, Quijotadas ALIAS Chamber Ens rec. 2010 NAXOS AMERICAN CLASSICS 8.559645 [66:49] [Byz]

A superior disc in every regard.

Luis de FREITAS BRANCO (1890-1955) Violin Sonatas 1 & 2 Carlos Damas (violin) Anna Tomasik (piano) rec. 2009/10 NAXOS 8.572334 [51:18] [RB]

Exultant lyricism from a justifiably confident Portuguese late-romantic. 

Girolamo FRESCOBALDI (1583-1643) Volume 4 Richard Lester (organ, *harpsichord) DDD NIMBUS NI 5874 [78:05] [Byz]

Expressive playing, full of harmonic extravagances, rhythmic flexibility, experimental techniques and technical challenges.

Michael GANDOLFI (b.1956) Line Drawings see BRUBECK

George GERSHWIN (1897-1938) Rhapsody in Blue, Piano Concerto, The Gershwin Songbook, Bradoway & jazz arrangements Joanna MacGregor (piano) London SO/Carl Davis rec. 1988-90 WARNER CLASSICS SOUND CIRCUS 2564 67830-6 [57:14 + 73:09] [JW]

Strong characterisation, engaging, never whirlwind but good and thoughtful. 

George GERSHWIN (1898-1937) Songs see RAVEL

Umberto GIORDANO (1867-1948) Fedora Mirella Freni, Placido Domingo, Ch & O Teatro alla Scala/Gianandrea Gavazzeni rec. 1993 ARTHAUS MUSIK 107 143 [113:00] [RMay]

A production was clearly cast and played from strength. 

Reinhold GLIERE (1875-1956) Symphonies 1-3; Horn Concerto; The Zaporozhy Cossacks; The Red Poppy & The Bronze Horseman Suites; Concert Waltz; Heroic March; Overtures BBC Philharmonic/Sir Edward Downes, Vassily Sinaisky rec. 1991-96 CHANDOS CHAN10679(5)X [5 CDs: 348:43] [SA]

You will find much to admire, marvel at and enjoy.

Mikhail GLINKA (1804-1857) Songs Sergej Koptchak (bass) Marian Lapšanský (piano) rec. 1989 ULTRAPHON UP0020-2 231 [64:25] Sergey RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Songs Sergej Koptchak (bass) Marian Lapšanský (piano) rec.1998 ULTRAPHON UP 003-2 231 [56:46] [RB]

Two collectors’ items for those operating in the basso cantante Slav song milieu.

Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907) Piano Concerto see SCHUMANN

Sofia GUBAIDULINA (b.1931) Fachwerk for bayan, percussion and string orchestra, Silenzio for bayan, violin and cello Geir Draugsvoll (bayan) Anders Loguin (percussion) Geir Inge Lotsberg (violin) Řyvind Gimse (cello) Trondheim SO Strings/Řyvind Gimse rec. 2011 NAXOS 8.572772 [55:54] [RB]

Gubaidulina's concert works for bayan prove much more than curiosities.

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Louis Moreau GOTTSCHALK (1829-1869) The Complete Solo Piano Music Philip Martin (piano) HYPERION CDS 44451/8 [8 CDs: 578:13] [DM]

It’s an unqualified success, a winning blend of fine pianism and infectious music, and all presented in top-notch sound.


Pavel HAAS (1899-1944)
Study for string orchestra see

Reynaldo HAHN (1874-1947) Violin Sonata in C, Soliloque et Forlane for viola and piano, Piano Quartet 3 (Stephen Coombs (piano) Charles Sewart (violin) Yuko Inoue (viola) Philip de Groote (cello) rec. 2003 HYPERION HELIOS CDH55379 [61:59] [JW]

An enjoyable acquisition.

George Frideric HANDEL (1685-1759) Keyboard suites 3, 5, 7 & 8 Cristiano Holtz (harpsichord) rec. 2009 RAMÉE RAM 1004 [75:47]  [JV]

There is much to enjoy but the brilliance of Handel's keyboard music isn't fully explored. 

Hans Leo HASSLER (1564-1612) Missa Octava Octava Ens/Zygmunt Magiera rec. 2011 DUX 0750 [37:59] [Byz]

Though undoubtedly conservative Hassler’s music is pretty special. Shame about the short running time.

Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809) Symphony 91 see Konoye

Louis-Ferdinand HÉROLD (1791-1833) Piano Concertos 2, 3 & 4 Jean-Frederic Neuburger (piano) Sinfonia Varsovia/Hervé Niquet rec. 2010 MIRARE MIR 127 [61:00] [RB]

Charm and innocence deftly played.

Bernard HERRMANN (1911-1975) Moby Dick, Sinfonietta for Strings Richard Edgar-Wilson (tenor) David Wilson-Johnson (baritone) Danish Ntl SO & Ch/Michael Schønwandt rec. 2011 CHANDOS CHSA5095 [63:10] [IL]

Herrmann in darkest, starkest mood. A chilling ride.

Bernard HERRMANN (1911-1975) Moby Dick, Sinfonietta for Strings Richard Edgar-Wilson (tenor) David Wilson-Johnson (baritone) Poul Emborg (tenor) Danish National Ch/SO/Michael Schřnwandt rec. 2011 CHANDOS CHSA5095 [63:10] [KE]

A winner though lacking some of the intensity of the original Herrmann-conducted recording.

Anders HILLBORG (b. 1954) King Tide, Exquisite Corpse, Dreaming River, Eleven Gates Royal Stockholm PO/Sakari Oramo/Alan Gilbert/Esa-Pekka Salonen rec. 2007/2009 BIS-SACD-1406 [67:27] [DC]

Remarkable set of new orchestral pieces.

Paul HINDEMITH (1895-1963) Piano Sonatas Bernard Roberts, David Strong (pianos) rec. 1995 NIMBUS NI 5459/60 [71:10 + 71:57] [DJ]

An impressive survey of Hindemith's mature piano music, beautifully recorded.

Paul HINDEMITH (1895-1963) Cello Concerto see MARTINU

Joseph HOLBROOKE (1878-1958) Sonata in F major for Violin and Piano The Grasshopper (1917 version — Authorised Original Version) [26:20] Granville BANTOCK (1868-1946) Sonata in F major for Viola and Piano Colleen (1919) [40:02] Rupert Marshall-Luck (violin and viola); Matthew Rickard (piano) rec. 2011 EM RECORDS EMR CD003 [67:01] [NB]

A well-programmed, finely played and valuable disc – qualities that could be used to define the English Music Festival itself.

Gustav HOLST (1874-1934) Two Psalms: 86; 148; Nunc Dimittis; I love my love ; The Coming of Christ Robert Hardy.(narrator) Chamber Choir of St Paul’s Girls’ School/Heidi Pegler City of London Choir; Holst Orchestra/Hilary Davan Wetton rec. 2011. world premiere recording EM RECORDS CD004 [58:54] [RB]

This is a strong and indispensable entry in the English music revival.

Arthur HONEGGER (1892-1955) Cello Concerto see MARTINU

Hans HUBER (1852-1921) Phantasie, Violin Sonatas 5 & 6 Gilles Colliad (violin) Timon Altwegg (piano) rec. 2010 GUILD GMCD 7371 [74:40] [JW]

It’s an absolute winner.

Johann Nepomuk HUMMEL (1778-1837) Septet Charles Henry WILTON (1761-1832) String Trios Jean Pougnet (violin) Frederick Riddle (viola) Anthony Pini (cello) rec. 1950s FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR 278 [61:59] [JW]

Full marks for continuing to explore the LP byways, and for returning with such rich fare.

Pipings and Bowings Michael HURD (1928-2006) Violin Sonata, Five Preludes for piano, Sonatina for recorder and piano Robin MILFORD (1903-1959) Fantasia for String Quartet Dick BLACKFORD (b.1936) Concerto for recorder and string quartet The Manchester Ch Ens rec. 2009 MÉTIER MSV28522 [73:09] [JW]

Those fond of the pastoral-dance-baroque patterns in British music will enjoy this selection.

John IRELAND (1879-1962) Piano Concerto, Legend, First Rhapsody, A Sea Idyll, Three Dances John Lenehan (piano) Royal Liverpool PO/John Wilson rec. 2007/11 NAXOS 8.572598 [77:00] [RB]

A generously filled disc addressing gaps and introducing good versions of the Concerto and Legend. 

John IRELAND (1879-1962) Phantasie see CLARKE

Charles IVES (1874-1954) Piano Sonata 1 Samuel BARBER (1940-1981) Piano Sonata, Excursions Bela BARTÓK (1881-1945) Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm, Out of Doors Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Etudes Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Valses nobles et sentimentales, Alborada del gracioso, Pavane pour une infante défunte Joanna MacGregor (piano) rec. 1990-1993 WARNER CLASSICS SOUND CIRCUS 2564 67203-7 [143:50] [DJ]

A stimulating overview of early twentieth century piano music, nicely recorded.

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Leoš JANÁČEK (1854-1928) Suite for String Orchestra; String Quartet 1 Bohuslav MARTINŮ (1890-1959) Sextet Pavel HAAS (1899-1944) Study for string orchestra Janáček CO rec. 2009/10 CHANDOS CHAN 10678 [64:36] [BR]

For fans of Janáček, Haas, and Martinů, an hour of guaranteed satisfaction.

LeoŠ JANÁČEK (1854-1928) Glagolitic Mass, Sinfonietta Christiane Libor (soprano) Ewa Marciniec (alto) Warsaw Phil Ch & O/Antoni Wit rec. 2009-2010 NAXOS 8.572639 [63:05] [NB]

A degree of disappointment but tempered by the pleasure in revisiting two of the most individual masterpieces.

Thomas HEWITT JONES Spirits of the Night - Shades of Grief, Lady of the Lake - suite from the ballet, Sonata Cimarella Voces 8, Chamber O of London/composer VIVUM VR37603 [60:15] [RB]

A persuasive sampler of the music of Thomas Hewitt Jones. More would be very far from unwelcome.

John JOUBERT (b.1927) Symphony 2 William ALWYN (1905-1985) Prelude and Derrybeg Fair from The Fairy Fiddler Carlo MARTELLI (b.1935) Symphony RSNO/Martin Yates rec. 2011 DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7270 [71:10] [RB]

A characteristically intriguing assemblage of rare orchestral works – exemplary interpretative values, presentation and recording.

Frederick KELLY (1881-1916) Serenade see British Composers Premiere Collections

Josef KLIČKA (1855-1937) Sonata for organ in F sharp minor see DVORAK

Zoltan KODÁLY (1882-1967) Sonata for solo cello, Sonata for cello and piano, Duo for violin and cello Lionel Handy (cello) Thelma Handy (violin) Nigel Clayton (piano) rec. 2010 CADENZA MUSIC CACD 0810 [76:45] [GA]

Emotional depth as well as technical assurance.

Anders KOPPEL (b.1947) Sinfonia Concertante, Flute & harp concerto, Tuba concerto Aalborg SO/Matthias Aeschbacher rec. 2009/10 DACAPO 8.226052 [69:50] [RB]

Outstanding ... wonderful music. I hope to hear more from Anders Koppel ... and soon.

Herman D KOPPEL (1908-1998) & Benjamin KOPPEL (b.1974) Works for cello and piano Morten Zeuthen (cello) Amalie Malling (piano) rec. 2009/2010 DACAPO 8.226088 [58:31] [RB]

Two Koppels in music that is unflinchingly serious and gripping.

Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD (1897-1957) Die Tote Stadt Stefan Vinke, Solveig Kringelborn, Ch & O La Fenice, Venice/Eliahu Inbal rec. 2009 DYNAMIC 33625 [148:00] [IL]


Ivan KRIZHANOVSKY (1867-1924) Cello Sonata in G minor, op.2 (1903) [24:11] Nikolai POTOLOVSKY (1878-1927) Two Pieces for cello and piano, op.3 [6:02] Cello Sonata in D minor, op.2 (1905) [29:46] Jaroslaw Domzal (cello) Lubow Nawrocka (piano) rec. 2009. DDD ACTE PREALABLE AP0220 [60:02] [Byz]

Genial music performed so well.

Johann Sigismund KUSSER (1660-1727) Two Serenatas for the Dublin Court Serenata a 4, Serenata Theatrale a 5 Susan Hamilton (Fame, Victory) Andrea Csereklyei (Albania, Felicity) Aura Musicale/Balász Máté rec. 2010 HUNGAROTON HCD 32633 [67:33] [JV]

Music and performances are of variable quality.

Jean LANGLAIS (1907-1991) Works for Organ Kevin Bowyer (organ) rec. 1992. DDD NIMBUS NI 5408 [67:58] [Byz]

One of Nimbus's best organ recordings.

Georges LENTZ (b.1965) Ingwe from Mysterium Zane Banks (electric guitar) rec. 2008/09 NAXOS 8.572483 [60:07] [AM]

Open ears and minds will find Lentz's Ingwe a bleak but fascinating vision of the Universe.

Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Les Préludes, Piano Concertos 1 & 2, Hungaria Andor Földes (piano) Berlin PO/Leopold Ludwig, Bamberg SO/Ferdinand Leitner rec. 1951-3 GUILD GHCD2381 [66:20] [JW]

Energised, commanding and technically unruffled.

Franz LISZT (1811-1886) New Discoveries - Vol. 3 Leslie Howard (piano) rec. 2009 HYPERION CDA67810 [78:10+62:00] [AM]

More Lisztian odds and ends, but this one's for completists only.

Franz LISZT (1811 - 1886) Complete Works for cello and piano Francesco Dillon (cello) Emanuele Torquati (piano) rec. 2011 BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94150 [58:53] [MS]

Late, sad, sighing music of Liszt played expertly and without a musical tear.

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Venezia e Napoli; Années de Pčlerinage III Troisičme Année; Michael Korstick (piano) rec. 2010 CPO 777 663-2 [72:18] [DC]

Nothing but admiration and wonder for this achievement.

Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Piano concertos 1 & 2, Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Tunes, Totentanz György Cziffra (piano) Torino SO della RAI/Fulvio Vernizzi, Bernhard Conz, Teatro la Fenice di Venezia O/Umberto Cattini rec. 1958-60 IDIS 6616 [70:02] [SA]

I fear that this is only for Cziffra fans who must own every recording he made. 

Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Funérailles see BRAHMS

Witold LUTOSLAWSKI (1913-1994) Silesian Triptych, Paroles tissées, Les Espaces du sommeil, Chantefleurs et Chantefables Lucy Crowe (soprano) Toby Spence (tenor) Christopher Purves (baritone) BBC SO/Edward Gardner rec. 2011 CHANDOS CHAN 10688 [67:40] [DC]

Total immersion Lutoslawski – really magical.

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