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April 1999 Part 2

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RAUTAVAARA, Einojuhani. Cantus Arcticus, Op 61 (Concerto for Birds and Orchestra); Piano Concerto No 1, Op 45; Symphony No 3, Op 20.   Laura Mikkola (piano), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Hannu Lintu.   DDD [73' 32"]. Naxos 8.554147.

ROUTH, FRANCIS. A Sacred Tetralogy (I - III) for organ; The Manger Throne Op 3 (1959); Lumen Christi Op 15 (1969); Aeterne Rex Altissime Op 20 (1970).   Christopher Bowers-Broadbent at the organ of Coventry Cathedral. Redcliffe Recordings. RR012. [67' 03"].


DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) Complete (15) Symphonies.   Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra/Kyrill Kondrashin. BMG-Melodiya 74321 19839/48-2 10 CDs

Richard STRAUSS Elektra   Resnik, Nilsson, Collier, Stolze, Krause, Vienna Philharmonic, Solti remastered Decca 417 345 2 (2CDs Full price)

Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Macbeth; Don Juan; Tod und Verklärung Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Günther Herbig ARTE NOVA 74321 59232 2 [58:16]

PIOTR TCHAIKOVSKY Scenes from The Nutcracker (1890) Francesca da Rimini (1876)   Leningrad PO/Evgeny Mravinsky Live recordings from 1981 and 1983 respectively. Concert Hall of the Leningrad Philharmony ICONE ICN9410-2 [59:07]

PETER TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Piano Concerto No 2 in G major (1879) DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) Symphony No 9 in E flat major Op. 70 (1945)      Andreas Boyde (piano) Freiburg PO/Johannes Fritzsch Live broadcast recording on 13/14 January 1997 at Sudwestfunk  Landestudio, Freiburg - Konzerthaus Freiburg     MINERVA ATHENE ATH CD 16 [73:34]



VERDI and Variations Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) String Quartet - arr for strings by Yuli Turovsky Marc-Olivier DUPIN (b. 1954) Fantasia on Arias from La Traviata  Antonio Pasculli (1842-1924)  Grand Concerto on Themes from Verdi's I vespri siciliani Philippe Magnan (oboe); Alexander Trostiansky (violin) I Musici De Montréal conducted by Yuli Turovsky CHANDOS CHAN 9662 [56:46]

Stokowski's WAGNER Die Walküre: Wotan's Farewell and Magic Fire Music Tristan and Isolde: Symphonic Synthesis Parsifal: Symphonic Synthesis from Act III Matthias Bamert conducts the BBC Philharmonic CHANDOS CHAN 9686 [63:48]

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 9 Bournemouth Stmphony Orchestra. Kees Bakels Naxos 8.550738 68m DDD


Sir William WALTON Hamlet. As You Like It      Michael Sheen (Narrator) RTÉ Concert Orchestra conducted by Andrew Penny    NAXOS 8.553344 [52:43]

ALBERTO WILLIAMS (1862-1952) Symphony No. 7 in D major Op. 103 Eterno Reposo (1937) 38:48 Poema del Iguazu Op. 115 (1943) 35:11   Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria/Adrian Leaper recorded 10-13 June 1996 Gran Canaria ARTE NOVA Classics 74321 43329 2 [74:08]

LORA DIMITROVA. Piano Works. BACH, Partita No 4 in D minor BWV 828; BARTÓK, Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (Mikrokosmos); SCHUMANN, Symphonic Studies Op 13.   Lora Dimitrova (piano) ESL 199801 [70' 44"].

You’d be SURPRISED Barbara Kennedy with Peter Lockwood (piano) GLOBE GLO 6045 [55:03]

Book Reviews
How to Stay Awake During Anybody's Slow Movement (The Average Music Lover's Guide to Concert-going) by David E. WALDER Published by Sound and Vision ISBN 920151-20-5
Would you care to say something? The thirty year story of a successful music society by N K Scott CBE, Overleigh Press  £25 plus £5.00 postage ISBN 0 95341560 0

The Proms & Natural Justice by Robert Simpson Published by Toccata Press  £1.95 ISBN 0 907689 00 0

Whom the Gods Love - the life and music of George Butterworth by Michael Barlow  Published by Toccata Press £25.00 ISBN 0 907689 42 6

MARIO LANZA - Tenor in Exile by Roland L. Bessette    published by Amadeus Press. 270 pages $24:95 ISBN 1 57467 044 1

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