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Classical Editor: Rob Barnett,  Reviewers: Rob Barnett, Ian Lace, Len Mullenger, and:  Richard Adams, Colin Anderson, Terry Barfoot,  Marc Bridle, Arthur Butterworth, Colin Clarke, Paul Conway, Gary Dalkin, Andy Daly, Tony Duggan, Harry Downey,  Gerald Fenech,  Lewis Foreman, David Frieze, Malcolm Galloway,  Ian Marchant, John Phillips, Ailís Ní Ríain, Humphrey Smith, Philip Scowcroft, Colin Scott Sutherland, Andrew Seivewright, Richard Whitehouse, Reg Williamson, Peter Grahame Woolf, David Wright. A complete list of contributors can be seen here

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Richard STRAUSS Lieder   Gundula Janowitz (soprano); Ray Still (oboe); Dmitry Sitkovetsky (violin); Pavel Gililov (piano); Academy of London/Richard Stamp. Virgin Classics VBD5 61766-2

Mahler Symphonies
Tony Duggan Continues his survey with Symphony No 8

The col legno collage edition Ligeti, Kagel, Maderna, Xenakis, Nono
Anon. El Cant de la Sibil - La: Mallorca -Valencia 1400-1560 Montserrat Figueras, La Capella Reial de Catalunya directed by Jordi Savall ALIA VOX AV9806 [61:11] [GD]
BACH Organ Works Volume 5. Gerhard Weinberger at the Joachim Wagner organ, St Marien, Angermünde.  CPO 999 654 - 2 [DDD] [67' 22"]. [DW]
JS BACH arranged by Max REGER Suite in G Minor, Suite for Flute and Strings Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra conducted by Dennis Russell Davis Jean-Claude Gérard MDG GOLD 321 0940-2 [51:01][GD]
BACH: Cantatas: BWV 97-99, BWV 91-93. Helen Donath, Arleen Auger, soloists, Gachinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Bach Collegium Stuttgart Helmuth Rilling. Hanssler Classics BachAkademie Vols 31 & 32 92.031 (BWV 97-99)   92.029 (BWV 91-93) two discs oas 61m and 69m ADD. [GF]
BACH A Book of Chorale-Settings: Passion   Helmuth Rilling Bach-Collegium Stuttgart Sibylla Rubens, Soprano Ingerborg Danz, Alto James Taylor, Tenor Andreas Schmidt, Baritone Gerhard Gnann, Organ   hänssler CD.92.79 [79:16]A Book of Chorale-Settings: Ascension, Pentecost and Trinity Helmuth Rilling Bach-Collegium Stuttgart Sibylla Rubens, Soprano Ingerborg Danz, Alto James Taylor, Tenor Andreas Schmidt, Baritone Gerhard Gnann, Organ hänssler CD 92.080 [78:42]
Concerto for Orchestra, The Miraculous Mandarin  Igor STRAVINSKY Petrushka. 1911 Version, Agon, Fireworks     Melbourne Symphony Orchestra  Hiroyuki Iwaki  Recorded Melbourne. April/May 1989 Virgin Classics. VBD 5 61754 2 [HD]
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5; Choral Fantasia. Daniel Barenboim (piano), John Alldis Choir, New Philharmonia Orchestra/Klemperer EMI Classics 7243 5 67329 2 6 64'06" [PW]
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN
String Quartets (1779 - 1827) Borodin String Quartet. Recorded Forde Abbey, Somerset. June/July 1988 (Op 18/4) St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay. Feb 1989 Virgin Classics 7243 5 61748 2 5 [HD]
BEETHOVEN Op 18 1-6 and new string quartets by Alvarez, Beamish, Firsova, Jegede, Smirnov and Tanaka. Brodsky Quartet Vanguard Classics 99212. 73'52", 70'13" & 76'51". [PW]
Gustaf BENGTSSON (1886-1965) 'Vettern' Symphonic Poem  Symphony No. 1 in C minor  'I Vadstena kloster' Three Tone Pictures for Orchestra Gävle Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mats Liljefors STERLING CDS-1008-2 [56:20] [IL]
NIELS-VIGGO BENTZON (b.1919) Det Tempererede Klaver - The Tempered Piano (1964-1996) in 13 volumes on 15 CDs played by the composer ClassicO CLASSCD 210-225 [RB]
HILDEGARD OF BINGEN (c.1179) A Feather on the Breath of God Doreen Muskett (symphony) Robert White (reed drones). Gothic Voices/Christopher Page rec Hampstead, London 14 Sept 1981 HYPERION CDA66039.[43 mins] [RB]
Sir Arthur BLISS A Knot of Riddles, Angels of the Mind - and other songs Geraldine McGreevy (soprano); Toby Spence (tenor); Henry Herford (baritone), Kathron Sturrock (piano) The Nash Ensemble conducted by Martyn Brabbins   HYPERION 2CDs CDA67188/9 [61:46]; [60:45] [IL]
ERNEST BLOCH (1880-1959) Hiver-Printemps (1905) Poèmes d'Automne (1906) In the Night (1922) Deux Psaumes (1912-14) Psaume 22 (1913-14) Mireille Delunsch (sop) Brigitte Balleys (mezzo) Vincent Le Texier (bar) Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg/David Shallon rec Luxembourg, July and September 1999 TIMPANI 1C1052 [63.43] [RB]
BRAHMS: Four Symphonies & Tragic Overture, Alto Rhapsody, Variations on a Theme by Haydn London Symphony Orchestra & London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult DISKY705412 3 discs [70:52, 60:28 & 73:16] Price around £15 from Crotchet (incl. postage of £1.50) [MB]
BRAHMS: Academic Festival Overture, Alto Rhapsody*, Symphony No. 1 in C minor op. 68.   London Symphony Orchestra/London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir Clemens Krauss. * with Kathleen Ferrier: alto. Concertegebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam Eduard van Beinum. Dutton Laboratories CDK1210 66m ADD (Transferred from Decca originals 1947). [GF]
BRAHMS Choral Works Danish National Radio Choir - Stefan Parkman Bengt Forsberg - piano * Chandos CHAN 9806 digital - full price - made in conjunction with Danish Radio [62.00 ] [JP]
BRUCKNER: Symphonies No 7 in E major, No 8 in C minor and No 9 in D minor. SWR Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sergiu Celibidache DG 445 471-2 4 discs (66'32, 57'16, 54'05 & 59'18) + bonus rehearsal disc  Full Price - Volume V of the Stuttgart Recordings [MB]
FERRUCCIO BUSONI (1866-1924) Brautwahl Suite (1913) 33.06 Geharnischte Suite (1895-1903) 28.14 Orchestre Philharmonique de Timisoara/Jean-Francois Antoniolirec Timisoara, September 1998 TIMPANI 1C1054 [64.16] [RB]
CHAVEZpiano works Hsuan-Ya Chen (piano) Elan 82406 (122'52") [PW]
CHOPIN24 Preludes Op 28; Sonata No 2 in B flat minor Op 35; Polonaise in A flat Op 53. Evgeny Kissin RCA Red Seal 09026 63535 2 [DDD] [67' 08"]. [DW]
Jean CRASORCHESTRAL MUSICJournal de Bord (1927) 23 mins Âmes d'enfants (1918) 18.00 Légende for cello and orchestra (1929) 14.17 Piano Concerto (1931) 29.00 Henri Demarquette (cello) Alain Jacquon (piano) Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg/ Jean-François Antonioli rec Luxembourg, July/Sept 1996 2CD set TIMPANI 2C2037 CD1 [41.51] [RB]
Jean CRAS MÉLODIES Catherine Estourelle (sop) Lionel Peintre (bar) Alain Jacquon (piano) and for La Flûte de Pan Simion Stanciu Syrinx (pan flute) Jean-Marc Phillips (violin) Pierre Lenert (viola) Henri Demarquette (cello) (1-5 10-14 21 22 bar) (6-9 15-20 23 24-25 sop) rec Théâtre de Poissy 5-8 Oct 1994 TIMPANI 1C1025 [ 63.24] [RB]
Jean CRAS PIANO MUSIC Danze, Paysages, Poèmes Intimes Alain Jacquon (piano) rec Théâtre de Poissy 16-17 Oct 1995 TIMPANI 1C1033 [68.12] [RB]
GEORGY DMITRIEV(b.1942) Kiev - Symphonic Chronicle (1981) 10.42 On Kulikovo Field - Symphony No. 2 (1979) 19.57 Episode in the Nature of a Fresco (1992) * 18.08 Misterioso (Symphony No. 3) (1989) 28.03 * Yegor Grechishnikov (violin) Tchaikovsky Great Academic SO/Vladimir Fedoseyev   rec 1998 BOHEME CDBMR 902043 [76.40] [RB]
Paul DUKAS (1865-1935) Fanfare to La Péri, La Péri, Symphony in C, The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Jesús López-Cobos conducts the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra TELARC CD-80515 [72:02] [IL]
Maurice DURUFLÉ (1902- 1986) Requiem Op. 9 43.46
Mass "Cum jubilo" Op.11. 19.22 Motets sur des thèmes grégoriens. Op. 10 9.06 Notre Père Op. 14 1.36 Anne Sofie von Otter (mez) Thomas Hampson (bar) Marie-Claire Alain (organ) Orfeon Donostiarre / José Antonio Sainz Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse Cond. Michel Plasson   Recorded 9/10 April 1999. Toulouse. EMI Classics. 7243 5 56878 2 74.27 [HD]
DVORAK Wind Serenade; ENESCU Dixtuor; JANACEK Mladi Oslo Philharmonic Wind Soloists Naxos 8.554173 60'24" [PW]
GARETH FARR Te Papa Three versions of Te Papa: (1) with full orchestra; (2) log drum'n'bass mix; (3) urenui mix New Zealand SO/Kenneth Young CD SINGLE MORRISON & CO MUSIC TRUST MMT 2026 [19.25] [RB]
OISTRAKH plays GLAZUNOV, GLIERE and KABALEVSKY ALEXANDER GLAZUNOV Violin Concerto (1904) [21.26] DMITRI KABALEVSKY Violin Concerto (1948) [15.40] REINHOLD GLIERE Romance (1902) [4.45]     David Oistrakh (violin) State SO of Russia/Kiril Kondrashin (Glazunov & Gliere); Kabalevsky (Kabalevsky)   rec circa 1952; 1953 for the Gliere. mono OMEGA CLASSICS OCD1025 [42.10] [DW]
HOWARD HANSON Song of Democracy (1957) 13.04 Merry Mount Suite (1934) 16.12. Symphony No. 2 The Romantic (1930) 27.42 Mormon Youth Chorus and Orchestra/Howard Hanson Rec Mormon Tabernacle, Utah, 1972 CITADEL CTD 88110 [60.47] [RB]
HAYDN Sonatas Hob XVI 20, 32, 41, 42, 44 and 48. Marcia Hadjimarkos (clavichord) ZigZag ZZT990901 72'19" [PW]
Richard HOL: Symphony No.1 in C minor; Symphony No.3 in B flat Residentie Orchestra The Hague/Matthias Bamert CHANDOS CHAN 9796 [54'58"] [CA]
Joseph HOLBROOKE (1878-1958) Piano Concerto No. 1 'The Song of Gwyn ap Nudd' Haydn WOOD (1882-1959) Piano Concerto in D minor (first recording) Hamish Milne (piano) BBC Scottish Orchestra conducted by Martyn Brabbins. Hyperion CDA67127 [69:19] [IL]
IGNAZ HOLZBAUER. Five Symphonies: D Op 3 No 4; D minor; A Op 2 No 4; G (Overture: Il figlio della selve); E flat Op 3 No 1. L'Orfeo Barockorchester / Michi Gaigg. CPO 999 585 - 2 [DDD] [63' 56"]. [DW]
JACOB AXEL JOSEPHSON (1818-1880)1. Festive March (1850) 2. Symphony (1846-47) 3. Songs:- Elisabeth Soderstrom/Jan Eyron; AErik Saeden/Stig Westerberg) Rolf Leanderson (bar) ChristerSolen (ten) Orphei Drangar Gavle Radio Orch/Eric Ericson rec 25 Apr 1964 Uppsala University STERLING CDS-1003-2 [61.39] [RB]
ARAM KHACHATURYAN Ode in Memory of Lenin (1948) Poem to Stalin (1938) Three Concert Arias (1944-47) Galina Boiko (sop) Belarus State Chorus State Cinematic SO/Walter Mnatsakanov rec Moscow Feb 1996 CITADEL CTD 88131 [55.25] [RB]
Klemperer Merry Waltz; Weill Kleine Dreigroschenmusik; Hindemith Nobilissima Visione; Stravinsky Symphony in three movements   Philharmonia Orchestra/Klemperer EMI Classics CDM 5 67337 2 5 73'30" [PW]
ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD (1897-1957) Prelude: Act II Die Tote Stadt (1920) 7.25 Sursum Corda overture (1920) 18.36 Baby Serenade (1928) 21.32 Prelude and Serenade from Der Schneeman (1908) 4.42 Interlude from Das Wunder der Heliane (1926) 8.29 Bruckner Orchestra Linz/Caspar Richter rec 29-31 March 1999 ASV CDDCA 1074 [61.45] [RB]
LISZT: Works for Piano and Orchestra, Volume 1: Wandererfantasie S366, Fantasia on a theme from Beethoven's 'Ruins of Athens' S122, Polonaise brillante S367, Grande fantasie symphonique on themes from Berlioz's 'Lelio' S120. Louis Lortie: piano, Residentie Orchestra The Hague, George Pehlivanian Chandos CHAN9801 66m DDD. [GF]
MAHLER: Symphony No.4 Juliane Banse (Soprano) The Cleveland Orchestra Conducted by Pierre Boulez Deutsche Grammophon 463 257-2 [TD]
MAHLER: Symphony No.4  Lisa Della Casa (Soprano) Chicago Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Fritz Reiner RCA Victor 09026 63533 2 [TD]
MAHLER Symphony No 4. Colin Anderson compares the recordings by Chailly, Boulez and Reiner [CA]
MAHLER: Symphony No.5 London Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Rudolf Schwarz Everest EVC 9032 [TD]
MAHLER: Symphony No.7 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Yoel Levi Telarc 2CD-80514 [TD]
MAHLER: Symphony No.10 Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle EMI CDC 5 56972 2 [77'26"] [CA]
MENDELSSOHN, Symphony No 3 in A minor (Scottish) Op 56; Symphony No 4 in A (Italian) Op 90. London Classical Players, Sir Roger Norrington. Veritas (EMI) 7243 5 61735 21 [64' 33"]. [DW]
MIASKOVSKY (1881-1950) Symphony No. 2 (1911) 42.12 Symphony No. 10 (1927) 18.43 Vienna Radio SO/Gottfried Rabl ORFEO C 496 991 A [60.55]
MOZART Overture Cosi fan tutte. Adagio & Fugue. Symphony No 25 ,29, 31 Philharmonia Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra* conductor Otto Klemperer EMI. The Klemperer Legacy. CDM 5 67331 2 [76.57]
MOZART Symphonies Nos 33, 34 and 40; Masonic Funeral Music. Philharmonia Orchestra and New Philharmonia Orchestra / Otto Klemperer. EMI Classics The Klemperer Legacy CDM5 67332 2 [ADD] [78' 57"]. Recordings made between 1957 and 1966.
MOZART, Haydn & Beethoven Lieder Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone) & Imogen Cooper (piano) Philips Classics 454 475-2 79' 30" [PW]
MOZART Favorite Opera Arias     Sir Charles Mackerras, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Chorus (Edinburgh Festival Chorus on Così Fan Tutte) singers: Thomas Allen, June Anderson, Alessandro Corbelli, Nuccia Focile, Jerry Hadley, Barbara Hendricks, Felicity Lott, Marie McLaughlin, Susanne Mentzner, Alistair Miles, Bo Skovhus, Carol Vaness   Telarc CD-80529 [67:42] [GD]
MOZART La Finta Semplice KV 51/46a; Barbara Hendricks, Siegfried Lorenz, Douglas Johnson, Ann Murray, Eva Lind, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Andreas Schmidt. Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach/Peter Schreier Philips 422 528-2 142' 76" [PW]
LUDVIG NORMAN (1831-1885) Symphony No.1 (1857-59) 27.57 Symphony No.3 (1881) 31.35 National SO of South Africa/Mika Eichenholz rec SABC, Johannesburg, 13-17 Sept 1999 world premiere recordings STERLING CDS-1038-2 [59.43] [RB]
PETER PHILIPS - The English Exile The harpsichord music of the Elizabethan and Tudor composer, Peter PhilipsColin Booth (harpsichord)rec 31 Aug/1 Sept 1999  illington House, Ilminster, Somerset SOUNDBOARD SBCD 992 [65.25] [RB]
ALAN RAWSTHORNE (1905-1971) The Piano Music Four Bagatelles (1938) Sonatina (1949) Four Romantic Pieces (1953) Ballade (1967) Theme and Four Studies (1971) LENNOX BERKELEY (1903-1989) Six Preludes (1945)  John Clegg (piano)   rec All Saints, Petersham, 21-22 Feb 1996 PARADISUM PDS-CD2 63.15 [RB]
MAX REGER (1873-1916) The Chamber Music - Five Volumes Mannheimer String Quartet Claudius Tanski (piano) all recorded at Fürstliche Reitbahn Arolsen MUSIKPRODUKTION DABRINGHAUS und GRIMM MD&G GOLD 336 (0711-0715)-2 Five CDs - only available separately [RB]
LEROY ROBERTSON (1896-1971) Two Concert Etudes Three Songs from The Shadow , Piano Quintet ,The American Serenade - String Quartet No. 2 Matthew Robertson, piano, (grandson of composer) JoAnn Otley, soprano  Elizabeth Cox Ballantyne, piano Stacy Phelps, violin Dawn Phelps Neal, violin (cousin of the composer) Cynthia Phelps, viola Shelley Phelps, cello Sheila Phelps, piano Jean Bradford, violin (grand-daughter of composer) Lynnette Thredgold violin Leslie Harlow viola Ellen Bridger cello
A Treasury of Chamber Music - Heritage Series volume 1 TANTARA RECORDS 7 14861 00042 9 Brigham Young University [48.04] [RB]
ROPARTZ (1864-1955) Piano Trio (1918) 38.00 Prélude, Marine et Chansons (1928) 12.00 String Quartet No. 4 (1934) 19.00 Jean-Louis Haguenauer (piano), Alexis Galpérine (violin), Cecilia Tsan (cello) (trio) Ensemble Stanislas (second two items)   World premiere recordings rec Salle Poirel 23 Oct 1995 22-23 June 1996 TIMPANI 1C1047 [70.05]
(1870-1965) Symphony No. 1 (1897) * song - 'k En hoore u nog niet, Liebeslied; Appassionato, Clair de lune, Le prisonier, Tristesse LOUIS MAES (1850-1906) Organ Sonata op. 175 KAREL MESTDAGH (1850-1924) Six New Divertimenti in waltz-form (1887) Fantasia REMI GESQUIERE (1866-1962) Het drijven JULES BOUQUET (1914-1995)
Horn Sonata (1942) MAURITS DEROO (1902-1988)Maria Magdalena - Symphonic Poem (1939) * String Quartet No. 1 (1931) Heimwee (1934) Stedelijk Conservatorium SO, Brugge/Wilfried Deroo JUBILEUM CD - 150 2 CDs 68.49 +74.13
Giovanni Felice SANCES Sacred and Secular Songs for Soprano, Harp and Guitar Musica Fablua, directed by Jan Walters ASV (Gaudeamus) CD GAU 193 * [64:15] [GD]
DOMENICO SCARLATTI Eighteen Harpsichord Sonatas Jane Clark (harpsichord) JANICULUM JAN D204  [63.06] [RB]
SHCHEDRIN Concerto Cantabile STRAVINSKY Violin Concerto TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade Melancolique Vengerov/LSO/Rostropovich EMI Classics CDC5 56966 2 [PW]
ARTHUR SHEPHERD (1880-1958) selected works Piano Quintet (1940) (Abramyan Quartet) 29.00 songs (JoAnn Otley - soprano; Rhoda Vaun Young - piano):- Piano solos (Grant Johannesen - piano) 16.43
Abramyan Quartet , JoAnn Otley - soprano; Rhoda Vaun Young - piano TANTARA TCDO 39808HS [69.56] [RB]
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8 'Unfinished', Symphony No. 9 'The Great'. Philharmonia Orchestra Otto Klemperer.   EMI CDM567-338-2 78m ADD. [GF]
SCHUMANN: Symphonies Nos. 1 'Spring' and No. 2. National Symphony Orchestra Piero Coppola/London Philharmonic Orchestra Georges Enesco. Dutton Laboratories CDK1209 68m ADD (Transferred from Decca originals 1946/1947) [GF]
Dimitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906 - 1975) Piano Quintet in G Minor, 4 Waltzes for flute,clarinet & piano, Piano Trio No 2 in E Minor.  Arnold SCHOENBERG (1874 - 1951) Kammersymphonie, Ode to Napoleon  Verklärte Nacht  Virgin Classics 7243 5 61760 2 7
SIBELIUS - The Seven Symphonies Utah SO/Maurice Abravanel analogue stereo recordings rec May 1977, Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah VANGUARD CLASSICS SVC 3133 (boxed set - also available separately) [RB]
SIBELIUS TONE POEMS - conducted by SIR ADRIAN BOULT Vol. 1 (The Legends) Vol. 2 (Nature and Patriotism)   London Philharmonic Orchestra/ Sir Adrian Boult  rec Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, July 1956 OMEGA CLASSICS OCD1027 [53.49] OCD1028 [55.17] [RB]
Bedrich SMETANA (1824 - 1884) Ma Vlast/ My Fatherland Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Libor Pesek Recorded Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool. May 1989  Antonin DVORAK (1841 - 1904) Domov muj / My Home. Overture Op 62a 10.02 Czech Suite. Op 39 23.01 Symphony No 4 in D Minor. Op 13 42.18 Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Libor Pesek Recorded Dvorak Hall, Prague (2:1) May 1995. The House of Artists, Prague (2: 2+3) Mar & June 1989 Virgin Classics 7243 5 61739 2 7 CD1. 76.33 CD2. 75.20 [HD]
SIR CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD: Complete Songs Vol. 1. Stephen Varcoe: baritone, Clifford Benson: piano. Hyperion CDA67123 78m DDD. [GF]
YEVHEN STANKOVYTCH (b.1942) Symphony No. 1 Sinfonia Larga (1973) Symphony No. 2 Heroic (1975) Symphony No. 4 Sinfonia Lirica (1977) National SO of the Ukraine/Theodore Kuchar MARCO POLO 8.223792 70.01 [RB]
Sir John TAVENER Fall and Resurrection World premiere performance Patricia Rozario - Soprano, Michael Chance - counter-tenor, Martyn Hill - psaltis, Stephen Richardson - bass, BBC Singers, Adrian Peacock - voice of God / Christ / Devil,  John Scott - chorus master,  St. Paul's Choir  John Scott - director of music, City of London Sinfonia conducted by Richard Hickox  Chandos CHAN 9800 - digital - full price [67.37]  [JP]
TCHAIKOVSKY: The Tempest, Marche Slave, Romeo & Juliet, 1812 Overture Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado DG 453 496-2, Full Price, 1 disc, 69 mins. [MB]
TCHAIKOVSKY Manfred Symphony 48.44 *SIBELIUS Tapiola 16.22 ** LSO/Eugene Goossens *  LSO/Tauno Hannikainen ** EVEREST EVC 9025 [65.16] [RB]
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 6 in B minor Op 74 'Pathetique'; SCHUMANN Symphony No 4 in D minor. Philharmonia Orchestra / Otto Klemperer. EMI Classics The Klemperer Legacy CDM5 67336 26 [ADD] [75' 37"]. Recordings from 1961 and 1962.
UCCELLINI Works for Violin. Helene Schmitt with continuo. Christophorus 77224, 76'19" [PW]
VITOLS (1863-1948) Dramatic Overture (1895)Latvian Folk Song Fantasy (1908) * Spriditis Overture (1907) Jewels - suite (1924) Autumn Song (1928) * Valdis Zarins (violin) Latvian National SO/Dmitri Yablonsky rec 22-26 Aug 1994 Riga MARCO POLO 8.223756 [66.32]
WAGNER: Parsifal, live performance from Muziektheater, Amsterdam, February 1997 Poul Elming (Parsifal), Robert Lloyd (Gurnemanz). Violeta Urmana (Kundry), Carsten Stabel (Amfortas), Gunther von Kannen (Klingsor), Wolfgang Schone (Titurel).Sir Simon Rattle, conductor From: The Complete Operas of Richard Wagner on 1 CD-ROM (AE003), priced $8.50 + $3.00 p&p. Time: 40+ hours. Available only from YES! All the Wagner operas for around £10 [MB]
SIR WILLIAM WALTON: Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, Partita for Orchestra.  Yehudi Menuhin Philharmonia Orchestra Sir William Walton.  EMI CDM5 65005-2 74m ADD. [GF]
SIR WILLIAM WALTON: Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor. 'Belshazzar's Feast'. Donald Bell, Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus Sir William Walton. EMI Walton Edition  CDM5 65004-2 79m ADD (Rec: 1953/59). [GF]
RUTH ZECHLIN Sacred Circles+; Music for Epiphany*; Resurrection*; Three Songs of Hildegard von Bingenº. Ruth Zechlin (organ*), Harvestrude Chamber Choir, Claus Bantzen; Mechthild Seitz (mezzo+), Werner Tast (fluteº). ARTE NOVA 74321 67504 2 [DDD] [63' 07"]. [DW]

Discovering Music     BBC Radio 3 and BBC Music Magazine  Vol 8 No 8 April 2000 £3.99 in the retailers
AARON ROSAND in Romantic violin concertos JOSEPH JOACHIM Violin Concerto Hungarian JENO HUBAY Violin Concerto GEORGES ENESCO Prelude for solo violin HEINRICH ERNST Violin Concerto BENJAMIN GODARD Concerto Romantique EUGENE YSAYE Chant d'Hiver FRANZ LEHAR Hungarian Fantasy JENO HUBAY Hejre Kati HENRYK WIENIAWSKI Concert Polonaise Aaron Rosand (violin) Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg/Louis de Froment VOXBOX CDX5102 CD1 65.51 CD2 68.03 [RB]
AARON ROSAND plays the great and lesser known violin concertos ARENSKY violin concerto TCHAIKOVSKY violin concerto MENDELSSOHN violin concerto Rosand (violin) Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg/Louis de Froment rec 1973, Stuttgart VOX DA CAPO 7211 [76.01] [RB]
ROSAND plays BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto BRAHMS Violin Concerto Aaron Rosand (violin) Monte Carlo PO/Derrick Inouye   Monte Carlo, May 1998 VOX CLASSICS VXP 7902 [77.46] [RB]
AARON ROSAND CD1 70.58 SIBELIUS Six Humoresques TCHAIKOVSKY Sérénade mélancolique BERLIOZ Reverie et Caprice SAINT-SAENS Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso CHAUSSON Poème RAVEL Tzigane CD2 70.41 SAINT-SAENS Violin Concerto No. 3 SAINT-SAENS Havanaise LALO Symphonie Espagnole  Aaron Rosand (violin) South-West German Radio Orchestra/Tibor Szöke VOXBOX CDX 5116   CD1 [70.58] CD2 [70.41] [RB]

British Light Music Classics Vol 3 New London Orchestra conducted by Ronald Corp Hyperion CDA67148 [78:45] [IL]
Celebrating the centenary of John Ruskin The King of the Golden River Music for Tenor and String Quartet Sarah RODGERS (b.1953) The King of the Golden River * Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958) On Wenlock EdgeEdmund RUBBRA (1901-1986) Amoretti - Five sonnets by Edmund Spencer Ave Maria Gratia Piena - Two Medieval Songs* Sir Arnold BAX (1883-1953) O Mistress Mine*; My Eyes for Beauty Pine* (*premier recordings) Richard Edgar-Wilson (tenor), Coull Quartet, James Lisney † (piano) SOMM SOMMCD 222 [74:54] [IL]
English String Miniatures (Music by John Rutter, C W Orr, George Melachrino, Peter Dodd, Armstrong Gibbs, Frank Cordell, David Lyon, Roy Douglas and Philip Lane.)
Royal Ballet Sinfonia cond David Lloyd Jones Naxos 8.554186 [CSS]
: A New National Songbook.Various works by Clarke, Handel, Purcell, Dibdin, Arne etc. Catherine Bott: soprano. Joseph Cornwell: tenor. The Parley of Instruments, Psalmody, Peter Holman. Hyperion CDA67115 63m DDD. [GF]
Various Festa Teatrale - Carnival in Venice and Florence Thomas Hengelbrock directing Balthasar-Neumann-Chor und-Ensemble   DHM 05472 77520 2 [61:56] [GD]
FRENCH MINIATURES (French Solo Piano Music) FLORENT SCHMITT (1870-1958) Soirs: Ten Preludes (1890-96)  DARIUS MILHAUD (1892-1974) Suite (1914) CHARLES KOECHLIN (1867-1961) Nouvelles Sonatines Op. 87 No. 2 (1923-24) JACQUES IBERT (1890-1962) Petite Suite en Quinze Images (1943) JOHN CLEGG (piano) rec Potton Hall, Suffolk, England, 19-20 Feb 1998 PARADISUM PDS-CD11 [71.40] [RB]
JON NORDAL (b.1926) Cello Concerto (1983) 22.03 LEIFUR THORARINSSON (b.1934) Autumn Play 11.52 MAGNUS BL. JOHANNSSON (b.1925) Adagio 6.13 HAFLIDI HALLGRIMSSON (b.1941) Poemi 19.05 Erling Blondal Bengtsson (cello) Sigrun Edvaldsdottir (violin) Iceland SO/Petri Sakari rec Reykjavik 1987  ICELAND MUSIC INFORMATION CENTRE ITM 6-02 [59.13] [RB]
Commemoration of the Life of Linda McCartney - Choral music A Garland for Linda by: John Tavener, Judith Bingham, John Rutter, David Matthews, Sir Paul McCartney, Roxanna Panufnik, Michel Berkeley, Giles Swayne, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
Vaughan Williams Silence and MusicThe Joyful Company of Singers/Peter Broadbentrec November 1999 All Saints Church, Tooting proceeds of sale go to The Garland Appeal EMI CLASSICS CDC5 56961 2 [55.15] [RB]
 UTE LEMPER - Punishing Kiss Songs by Nick Cave, Elvis Costello, The Divine Comedy, Philip Glass, Tom Waits, Scott Walker, Kurt Weill DECCA 466 473-2 [59.63] [RB]
Winners of the First International Composers Competition PATRIC STANDFORD The Prayer of Saint Francis [22.01] RÓBERT GULYA Piano Concerto [21.50] PETER KNELL The Sun's Blinking Eye [17.37]    László Sárán (piano) Hungarian Radio and Television Chorus Budapest SO/János Kovács (Tamás Vásáry for the Standford)   rec 1997 Foundation for the Kodály Institute BR 0156 (DDD) [61.25] [DW]
 Magic of the Day Ustad Fateh Ali Khan (singer) with Ustad Alla Rakha Khan, (sarangi) tabla, harmonium & tanpura OPUS 111 OPS 30-278 74' 22" [PW]
Various * Naples: City of Celebrations from the 14th to the 19th * Art Book and 2CD * Opus III OPS 7006 / ISBN 2-913542-03-4 * Book: 128 pages, hardback 5 ½" by 8", full colour illustrations throughout on high quality paper, text in English and German * [Disc 1: 79:28 / Disc 2: 79:48] [GD]
 The Essential DAVID OISTRAKH - Artists of the Century series. MOZART Violin Concerto No. 1 21.16 BRAHMS Violin Concerto 38.52 BEETHOVEN Two Romances 7.11+8.57 SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No. 1 36.27 SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No. 2 29.34 rec 1967 BMG CLASSICS - RCA RED SEAL 74321 72914 2 Disc 1 76.41 + Disc 2 66.35 [RB]
On Heather Hill Duo-Piano Discoveries from the British Isles  Music by York Bowen, Mervyn Roberts, Alan Richardson and Hamilton Harty Bruce Posner and Donald Garvelmann (pianos) Olympia OCD680 [CSS]
ROMANTIC DANISH CELLO CONCERTOS EMIL HARTMANN (1836-96) Cello Concerto (1880) ASGER HAMERIK (1843-1923) Romance (1898) FRANZ NERUDA (1843-1915) Cello Concerto (1887) SIEGFRIED SALOMON (1885-  ) Cello Concerto (1920) Morten Zeuthen (cello) The Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic/Douglas Bostock CLASSICO CLASSCD 315 [RB]
ROYAL MUSIC FOR A ROYAL INSTRUMENT. The organ of Norrfjärden Church, Sweden. Hans - Ola Ericsson (organ). BISCD1103 [DDD] [62' 26"]. [DW] [GF]
Modest MUSSORGSKY (1839 - 1881) Pictures at an exhibition (orch. Ravel) 32.02 A Night on the Bare Mountain (orch. Rimsky- Korsakov) 11.00 Alexander BORODIN (1833 - 1887) Overture from Prince Igor (orch. Glazunov) 10.43 Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor 13.35 Royal Liverpool Choir & Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras Recorded Liverpool January 1990. Nicolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844 - 1908) Scheherazade. Symphonic Suite. Op. 35* 45.59 Piotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY ( 1840 - 1893) The Tempest. Symphonic Fantasy. Op. 18 23.48 David Nolan (violin)* The London Philharmonic Orchestra* Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Andrew Litton Recorded St Augustine's, Kilburn, London April 1988* Poole, Dorset. October 1989 (Tempest) Virgin Classics 7243 5 61751 2 9 CD1 67.44 CD2 70.05 [HD]
TWO CENTURIES OF RUSSIAN ROMANCE - Only Masterpieces 22 Russian Songs: GURILIOV A small bell * VARLAMOV White lonely sail GLINKA The doubt; The fires of desire* DARGOMIZHKY I feel sad*; The night's zephyr RIMSKY-KORSAKOV The prophet* TCHAIKOVSKY Would like in one word; Weak Candle's light*; When the day; RACHMANINOV The destiny; The dream; Not sing; As to me. MEDTNER Winter's evening MUSSORGSKY Trepak*; The song about the flea*; Where are you little star SHOSTAKOVICH Good-bye Grenada* SVIRIDOV The forest sheds its red clothes GAVRILIN To your snow white bosom* TCHEREPNIN The heavenly wanderer*. Sergei Ljadov (ten) Igor Gavrilov (bass) * Irina Sharapova (piano) RUVO CLASSIC RVC 101 73.25
The Sport of Love and the Hunt from the Renaissance and the Middle Ages Musica Antigua de Albuquerque DORIAN DOR-93175 [63:30] [IL]
David STAROBIN (guitar) New Dance -18 dances for guitar (composed 1996-97) Bridge 9084 51'03" [PW]
STRING SERENADES: Piotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840 - 1893)   Serenade for Strings. Op. 48. 28.05 Antonin DVORAK (1841 - 1904) Serenade for Strings in E Major. Op. 22. 25.28 Edward ELGAR (1857 - 1934) Introduction & Allego for strings. Op. 47. 12.53 Serenade for string orchestra. Op.20. 11.43 Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872 - 1958) The Lark Ascending. 15.05 Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'. 4.11 Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. 15.28 Josef SUK (1874 - 1935) Serenade for String Orchestra. Op. 8. 26.20 London Chamber Orchestra Christopher Warren-Green. Recorded All Saints Church, Petersham. June 1988 & Dec 1989. Virgin Classics. 7243 5 61763 2 4 CD1 78.49 CD2 61.14 [HD]
German Violin Virtuosi of 17th Century (Biber, Boddecker and Walther) and harpsichord works by Froberger and Muffat Thomas Pietsch (baroque violin) Bob van Asperen (harpsichord & organ)   Christophorus CHR 77222. 63'20". [PW]
WINDS THAT WHISPER New Zealand Choral Music The New Zealand Youth Choir/Karen Grylls MORRISON MUSIC TRUST MMT 2016 [58 mins] [RB]
CELIBIDACHE IN RUSSIA Mussorgsky orch Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition; Prokofiev: Symphony No.5, Scythian Suite, Romeo & Juliet (excerpts); Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade; Stravinsky: The Firebird (1919 Suite),The Fairy's Kiss - Divertimento Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra/Sergiu Celibidache Deutsche Grammophon 445 139-2 (3 CDs + bonus CD) [CA]
SERGIU CELIBIDACHE BEETHOVEN BRAHMS & SCHUMANN Munich Philharmonic Orchestra EMI CDS 5 56837 2 (10 CDs) [CA]

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