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BERNSTEIN(1918-1990)Arias and BarcarollesSamuel BARBER (1910-1981) The
school for scandal David DIAMOND (1915-2005)
Elegy in memory of Maurice Ravel Jane Bunnell (mezzo)
Dale Duesing (baritone) Seattle SO/Gerard Schwarz rec. 1990/91 NAXOS
AMERICAN CLASSICS [DM] Worth
hearing for the Barber and Diamond; the Bernstein is eminently forgettable.
BUSONI(1866-1924)Doktor Faust, Arlecchino,
Comedy Overture, Berceuse Élégiaque, Rondo ArlecchinescoLondon PO/Sir Adrian Boult rec. 1949-62 IMMORTAL PERFORMANCES
appeal to all Busoni enthusiasts.
Ruggero LEONCAVALLO (1857-1919) Pagliacci
Sherrill Milnes, Plácido Domingo, Teresa Stratas, Tatiana Troyanos,
Metropolitan Op O & Ch/James Levine rec. 1978 SONY CLASSICAL
a well-nigh perfect Pagliacci and a slightly flawed Cavalleria rusticana
this is a good buy.
Chisciotte Ugo Guagliardo, Domenico Colaianni, San Pietro a Majella
Ch, Naples; Czech Chamber Soloists, Brno/Antonio Fogliano rec. 2007
not pass as much more than a mild curiosity.
Cecilia Gasdia, Chris Merritt, William Matteuzzi, I Solisti Veneti/Claudio
Scimone rec. 1991 BRILLIANT CLASSICS [RH]Highly
desirable … contains some fine things.
STRAUSS(1864-1949)Four last songs, Das
was sehr gut, Mandryka, Morgen mittag um elf Anne Schwanewilms, Gürzenich O Köln/Markus Stenz rec.
2011 ORFEO [JQ]Some
lovely Strauss singing but the account of Vier letzte Lieder fails to
challenge the best.
Bella Minuta- Florid songs for cornetto around
1600 Bruce Dickey (cornett) Claudia Pasetto, Leonardo Bartolotto
Alberto Rasi (viola da gamba) Maria Christina Cleary (harp) Liuwe Tamminga
(organ) rec. 2011 PASSACAILLE [JV]This
disc impressively documents the art of the cornett and the brilliance
of the cornettists of the time around 1600.
OF THE MONTHFilia
SionGregorian chant & works by Perotinus, de
Grudencz & von Bingen Vox Clamantis/Jaan-Eik Tulve rec.
2010 ECM NEW SERIES [DC]Truly
The Great Russian Pianists- The Original Piano Roll
Recordings rec. 1908-1933 DAL SEGNO [SA]If
you like being ‘gobsmacked’ by music and performances then
this is the disc to do it.
Klengel - A Celebration Raphael Wallfisch, Sebastian Comberti,
Sarah Butcher, Ben Chappell, Joely Koos (cello) Martin Ennis (organ)
rec. 2009-11 CELLO CLASSICS [JW]Klengel
was one of the most important figures in the history of the cello.
Malcolm Arnold Festival,
Northampton 21-22 Ocober
includes the World Premiere of The Dancing Master plus Strauss
Julian Lloyd Webber plays the Delius cello concerto
A night at the ballet. Suites from Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker
and three Arnold Ballet scores (The programme will include Hobson’s
Choice, David Copperfield, Sarabande and Polka and Bridge on the River
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