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L’alba separa dalla luce l’ombra Songs by Hahn, Tosti, Cilea, Refice, Cesti & Resipghi Anna Caterina Antonacci (mezzo) Donald Sulzen (piano) rec. 2011 WIGMORE HALL LIVE WHLIVE0054 [50:30] [GF]

A delightful programme, delightfully executed with delightful accompaniments. I wish I had been there!

Be My Love - A tribute to Mario Lanza Joseph Calleja (tenor) New London Singers/BBC Concert O/Steven Mercurio rec. 2012 DECCA 478 3531 [56:45] [GF]

If the programme appeals, by all means buy but don’t expect Lanza’s adrenalin kick. 

British Works for Cello and Piano Vol. 1 Paul Watkins (cello) Huw Watkins (piano) rec. 2012 CHANDOS CHAN10741 [69:58] [JF]

Torrentially passionate and expressive in performances of great sympathy and understanding. 

Jussi Björling in Concert: Finland and the USA - Works by Sibelius, Schubert & Verdi rec. 1940-57 BLUEBELL ABCD 116 [70:12 + 72:33] [GF]

A cultural achievement of the utmost importance. 

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Canto Oscuro Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Chaconne, Prelude, Chorales Sofia GUBAIDULINA (b. 1931) Chaconne Paul HINDEMITH (1895-1963) 1922 Suite Anna Gourari (piano) rec. 2011 ECM NEW SERIES 2255 [59:45] [DC]

Beautiful, haunting and stimulating.

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Dawn of Czech Modernism Bedřich SMETANA (1824-1884) String Quartet 2 Bohuslav MARTINŮ (1890-1959) Piano Quintet Vitězslav NOVÁK (1870-1949) Piano Quintet Graffe String Qt, Michiko Otaki (piano) rec. 2010/12 RADIO SERVIS CRO545-2 [65:02] [SA]

A joy to listen to from start to finish. 

An Evening at the Proms Joan Hammond (soprano) Shura Cherkassky (piano) BBC SO/Sir Malcolm Sargent rec. 1956/59 GUILD GHCD 2393 [72:43] [JS]

A robust and interesting reminder. There was much more to Sargent than his “flash” exterior. 

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Golden Jubilee! Works by Casken, Dove & MacMillan Kerry Beaumont (organ) HERALD HAVPCD 377 [74:53] [Byz]

Masterly, confident, expressive, technically brilliant, making the most of this organ's amazing capabilities. 

Great Classical Masterpieces Best-selling Recordings 1987-2012 NAXOS 8.578217 [77:18] [Byz]

Tuneful, easily recognisable items that would go down well in most situations.

RECORDING OF THE MONTH The Guerra Manuscript Vol. 2 17th century secular Spanish vocal music Juan Sancho (tenor) Ars Atlántica (Eligio Luis Quinteiro (guitar) Manuel Vilas (harp) rec. 2009 NAXOS 8.572876 [64:53] [JV]

A disc full of gems. 

Insomnia - A Nocturnal Voyage in Song William Berger (baritone) Iain Burnside (piano) rec. 2012 DELPHIAN DCD34116 [55:42] [JQ]

A distinguished and enjoyable recital.

Kalevi Kiviniemi The organ of Sibelius Hall, Lahti rec. 2012 FUGA 9339 Rédemption rec. 2008 FUGA 9320 [78:47] [DM]

Musically and sonically up to the high standards of Kiviniemi and Fuga. 

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Lieux retrouvés Works by Liszt, Janáček, Fauré, Kurtág & Adès Steven Isserlis (cello); Thomas Adès (piano) rec. 2011 HYPERION CDA67948 [76:44] [LW]

A wonderful programme containing a stunning new work by Adès for cello and piano. 

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