APRIL 2000 CLASSICAL CD REVIEWS INDEX
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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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COLLECTIVE REVIEWS

MAHLER Symphony No 6 Comparative review by Tony Duggan
Joly Braga Santos  Portuguese composer  review of 9 CDs [RB]
Schubert and Vienna Notes from a pre-concert talk by Ian Lace with appropriate CD reviews
Hilding Rosenberg  3 CDs on the Daphne label[RB]
Evgeny Mravinsky  Live in Prague [RB]
Hans Huber 3 CDs on the Sterling label [RB]
If only they had written for films - Kurt Atterberg [IL]
What we thought of International Record Review
Discovering Music: BBC Music Magazine

INDIVIDUAL REVIEWS

MALCOLM ARNOLD (1921-) Symphony No. 5 (1961) 29.54 Sarabande and Polka (1956) 5.49 Divertimento No. 2 (1950) 9.03 * Symphonic Study - Machines (1948) 6.35 * The Belles of St Trinians - comedy suite (1954) 8.33 *   Munchner Symphoniker - Douglas Bostock  * world premiere recordings rec Munich 4-5 Nov 1999 ClassicO CLASS CD 294 [60.23] [RB]
Kurt ATTERBERG (1887-1974) Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4    Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt conducted by Ari Rasilainen  cpo 999 639-2 [61:55] [IL]
J S BACH: Trio Sonata BWV 529, Lutheran Masses BWV233, BWV236    Nancy Argenta, Michael Chance, Mark Padmore, Peter Harvey, The Purcell Quartet.   Chandos Chaconne CHAN0653 65m DDD [GF]
EIN CHORALBUCH. For Johann Sebastian Bach. Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity.   Sibylla Rubens, Ingeborg Danz, James Taylor, Andreas Schmidt. Gachinger Kantorei, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart Helmuth Rilling.  Hänssler Classics Bach Edition Vol 80: Hänssler 92.080 78m DDD.[GF]
JS BACH Cantatas BWV 80-90 (three CDs BWV 80-82 / 83-86 / 87-90)     Bach-Ensemble, Helmuth Rilling   hänssler CD92-026 (BWV 80-82), CD92-027 (BWV 83-86) and CD92-028 (BWV 87-90) [67:05 - 68:35 - 68:44] [GD]
BEETHOVEN Symphony No 9 'Choral'    Eileen Farrell (sop), Nan Merriman (mezzo), Jan Preece (tenor), Norman Scott (bass), Robert Shaw Chorale. NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini (rec. 1952). Missa Solemnis; Lois Marshall (sop), Nan Merriman (mezzo), Eugene Conley (tenor), Jerome Hines (bass) Robert Shaw Chorale, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini (rec. 1953)   2 CDs. BMG 7431 55837 2. [DW]
BEETHOVEN Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2    Lars Vogt & City of Birmingham Orchestra/Rattle   EMI Classics CDC 556266 2 2 [66'12" & 34'42"] [PW]
BEETHOVEN Horn Sonata, SCHUMANN Adagio and Allegro, STRAUSS Andante, HINDEMITH Horn Sonata, PAUL DUKAS Villanelle.    Thomas Crome (French Horn) Gunther Hauer (Piano)  MP3.COM RES-CD 004 - 38427 [53.27] [RB]
SHAKESPEARE AT COVENT GARDEN: HENRY BISHOP Shakespeare Songs    Musicians Of The Globe/Philip Pickett  Philips 456 506-2 [PS]

George BIZET ( 1838 - 1875) Symphony in C [28.36] "L'Arlesienne" - Incidental music* Suite Number 1 (orch. Bizet) [19.05] Suite Number 2 (orch. Ernest Guiraud 1837-1892) [17.06]   Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise Royal Philharmonic Orchestra* Sir Thomas Beecham   Recorded 28 Oct & 1/2 Nov 1959. Salle Wagram, Paris. *21 Sept 1956, Abbey Road, London. EMI Great Recordings of the Century CDM 5 67231 2 [65.00] [HD]
SIR ARTHUR BLISS A Knot of Riddles, Angels of the Mind and other songs. Geraldine McGreevy (sop); Toby Spence (ten); Henry Hurford (bar); Kathron Sturrock (pf); Nash Ensemble conducted by Martyn Brabbins  Hyperion CDA 67188/9 (2 CD set) 122' 31" [GF]
BRAHMS: The Four Symphonies, Variations on a Theme by Haydn & Tragic Overture    Philharmonia Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini   (recorded live at Royal Festival Hall, London 1952) Testament, SBT 3167, 3 CDs (Full Price) [MB]
BRITISH STRING QUARTETS Vol 2. ELGAR Quartet in E minor Op 83. RAWSTHORNE Quartet No 3. ROUTH Divertimento for string quartet Op 66   Bochmann String Quartet   Redcliffe Recordings RR015 [DW]
BRUCH Violin Concerto No 1; BLOCH Baal Shem; BUNCH Fantasy; SARASATE Zigeunerweisen    Ittai Shapira (violin). ECO, Charles Hazlewood  EMI Classics, Debut Series CDZ5 73501-2 [DDD] [66' 04"] [DW]
Buxtehude Organ Works     Rainer Oster Arte Nova 74321 63633-2 66' 06" [PW]
Philip CASHIAN
Dark Inventions, Chamber Concerto & other works     Mary King (mezzo-soprano) Mark van de Wiel (clarinet) Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/Stefan Asbury  NMC D061 [PW]
ALVARO CASSUTO (b. 1938) Evocations (1969) To Love and Peace (1973) In Memoriam Pedro de Freitas Branco    RDP SO/Alvaro Cassuto   STRAUSS PORTUGALSOM SP4120 [RB]
CHOPIN Sonata No 3 in B minor, Polonaise in A flat Op 53; SCHUMANN Papillons Op 2, Kinderszenen Op 15    Alex Slobodyanik (piano)  EMI Classics, Debut Series CDZ5 73500 2 [DDD] [69' 00"] [DW]
STEPHEN DODGSON The Piano Sonatas    Bernard Roberts   recorded at Christchurch, Sutton 1994-99 CLAUDIO RECORDS CLAUDIO CC4431-2 and CC4941-2 [RB]
Edward ELGAR (1857 - 1934) Introduction and Allegro**, Op 47 [13.59] Serenade in E Minor, Op 20 [13.05] Elegy, Op 58* [4.22] Sospiri, Op 70* [5.08] Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872 - 1958) Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis[16.13] Fantasia on 'Greensleeves' [4.39] 
  Sinfonia of London: *New Philharmonia Orchestra **With Allegri String Quartet conducted by Sir John Barbirolli 
Recorded 10/11 November 1962 and 16 Aug 1966. Kingsway Hall, London. † Recorded 17 May 1962. Temple Church, London. EMI Great Recordings of the Century CDM5 67240 2 [58'07"]
Peter Eötvös Three Sisters     Lyon Opera Orchestra and singers/Kent Nagano & Peter Eötvös.   Deutsche Grammophon DG 459 694-2 120'2" [PW]
JOHN (Axel) FERNSTRÖM (1897-1961) Four String Quartets String Quartet No. 4 (1945) String Quartet No. 6 (1946) String Quartet No. 7 (1952) String Quartet No. 8 (1952)    Lysell Quartet   rec 1998-1999 Swedish Radio, Studio 2 DAPHNE 1009 [67.36] [RB]
KARL GOLDMARK (1830-1915) Violin Concerto (1877) Prometheus Bound Overture (1889)   Sarah Chang (violin) Gürzenich-Orchester Kölner Philharmoniker/James Conlon   EMI CLASSICS CDC5 56955 2 [54.25] [RB]
Adam GORB - Metropolis * Martin ELLERBY - Paris Sketches * Geoffery POOLE - Sailing With Archangels * Nigel CLARKE - Samurai     The Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra conducted by Timothy Reynish and Clarke Rundell   CLASSICPRINT CPV004CD * [59:47] [GD]
Francisco GUERRERO Zayin     Arditti String Quartet   Almaviva DS-0127 66'49" [PW]
GUILMANT, WIDOR, FRANCK  * Organ Works - Guilmant, Symphony No.2, Widor, Symphony No.3, Franck, Choral No.2 for Organ.   Ian Tracy: organ - Yan Pascal Tortelier - BBC Philharmonic   CHANDOS CHAN9785 * [71:39] [GD]
HALVORSEN: Stage Music Vol. 2. 'The King' - Suite, Vasantasena - Suite, Tordenskjold - Suite, Festival March.    Latvian National Symphony Orchestra Terje Mikkelsen.    Simax Classics PSC1199 52m DDD [GF]
HANDEL Music for harpsichord. Suite No 6 in F sharp minor; Suite No 7 in G minor; Suite No 8 in F minor (1720 collection); Suite No 4 in D minor (1727 collection); Capriccio in F; Sonatina in D minor; Sonata in G minor; Toccata in G minor; Air and Variations in B flat.    Alan Cuckston (harpsichord)   Naxos 8.550416 [DDD] [61' 08"] [DW]
HANDEL Water Music HWV 348, Fireworks Music HWV351    Berliner Philharmoniker Fritz Lehman    Archiv Originals mono 457-758-2 [GF]
George Frederick HANDEL Susanna     Peter Neumann conducting Collegium Cartusianum & Kolner Kammerchor, Ruth Holton, Elisabeth von Magnus, Syste Buwalda, John Elwes, Tom Sol   MDG Gold 332 0945-2 *[Disc 1: 60:08 - Disc 2: 51:41 - Disc 3: 46:05 * Total: 157:53] [GD]
Franz Joseph HAYDN (1732 - 1809) Cello Concerto No 1 in C Hob V11b/1 [24.46] (Cadenzas by Benjamin Britten) Cello Concerto No 2 in D Hob V11b/2 [24.36] (Cadenzas by Mstislav Rostropovich)   Mstislav Rostropovich (cello and director).Academy of St Martin in the Fields   Recorded Abbey Road, London. November 15,16 1975 EMI Great Recordings of the Century CDM5 67234 2 [49.34] [HD]

Huxley: Opus Pistorum, for Quartet, Horn and Soprano (1954)    Gaza Quartet, Julian Moksha (horn), Marilyn Hay (soprano)   Recorded 1955, mono 1 CD from Blake Records, USA - BK4100 approx. $16 Running time: 46 mins.
KARLSEN St. John Passion Op. 100     Bergen Cathedral Choir with soloists, instrumentalists/ Tor Grønn (organ)/ cond. Magnar Mangersnes Simax PSC 1209 76' 35" [PW]
KODALY: Missa brevis, Laudes organi. JANACEK: Mass in E Flat.     The Choir of Westminster Cathedral James O'Donnell.   Hyperion CDA67147 73m DDD. [GF]
RUED LANGGAARD (1893-1952) Music of the Spheres (Sfaerernes musik) (1916-18) [35.29] Four Tone Pictures (1917) [17.44]   Gitta-Maria Sjöberg (sop) Danish National Radio Choir Danish National Radio SO/Gennadi Rozhdestvensky    rec Danish Radio, 21-24 Feb 1996 CHANDOS CHAN9517 [53.21] [RB]
RUED LANGGAARD (1893-1952) The End Of Time [24.08] From 'The Song of Solomon' [16.25] Interdict [10.33] Carl Nielsen - Our Great Composer [8.48]    Nina Pavlovksi (sop) Stig Andersen (ten) Per Hoyer (bar) Danish National Radio Choir Danish National Radio SO/Gennady Rozhdestvensky   rec Danish Radio Concert Hall. 30 Oct, 2, 3, 5 Nov 1999 Chandos CHAN9786 [RB]
RUED LANGGAARD (1893-1952) Sinfonia Interna (1915-1927)     Anne Margrethe Dahl (sop) Pia Hansen (mezzo) Jens Krogsgaard Jensen (ten) Canzone Choir Aarhus SO/Frans Rasmussen rec Aarhus 7-8 Mar 1997 and 13-14 Feb 1998 DA CAPO 8.224136 [65 mins] [RB]
MAGNARD Symphonies 2 & 4     Malmo Symphony Orchestra/Sanderling   BIS CD 500928 83'21" [PW]
MAHLER: Symphony No.2    Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano) Hilde Rossl-Majdan (Mezzo-soprano) Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra Conducted by Otto Klemperer   EMI "Great Recordings of The Century". EMI CDM5 67235 2 [TD]
MAHLER: Symphony No.8    Mimi Coertse, Hilde Zadek (Sopranos), Lucretia West, Ira Malaniuk (Altos), Giuseppe Zampieri (Tenor), Hermann Prey (Baritone), Otto Edelmann (Bass) Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsoper, Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos  Recorded on 28th August 1960 at the Felsenreitschule, Salzburg.Orfeo C 519 992 B (Mono) [TD]
MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde   Alfreda Hodgson, John Mitchinson. BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra Jascha Horenstein    BBC Legends BBCL4042-2 73m ADD [GF]
MAHLER: Das Lied Von Der Erde John Mitchinson (Tenor), Alfreda Hodgson (Mezzo) BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Jascha Horenstein BBC Legends BBCL 4042-2 apprx £12  John Mitchinson (Tenor), Janet Baker BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Raymond Leppard The BBC Classic Collection BBCM 5012-2 bargain price approx £5 [MB]
MAHLER: Des Knaben Wunderhorn    Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano) Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone) London Symphony Orchestra Conducted by George Szell  EMI "Great Recordings of The Century"  EMI CDM 5 67236 2 [TD]
MARIN MARAIS: Pieces for two and three viols.     Jerome Hantai: Bass viol, Kaori Uemara: Bass viol, Alix Verzier: Bass viol, Pierre Hantai: clavecin   Virgin 545-358-2 63m DDD [GF]
MARTINU The Knife's Tears and The Voice of the Forest     Prague Philharmonia/Jiri Belohlavek with soloists  Supraphon SU 3386-2 631 61'43" [PW]
Joseph MARX The Three String Quartets     Lyric Quartet ASV DCA 1073 79'22" [PW]
MASCAGNI  Cavalleria Rusticana    Fiorenza Cossotto, Carlo Bergonzi, Marigrazia Allegri, Giangiacomo Guelfi, Adriane Martino. Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala Herbert von Karajan.     DG Originals 457-764-2 81m ADD (1966 recording). [GF]
MOZART Sonatas KV 301, 304 & 454, Rondo KV 269    Maria-Elizabeth Lott (violin) Sontraud Spiedel (fortepiano) Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg/Tomasi  EMI Classics CDC 5 56872 2 56'49" [PW]
PINTO Four sonatas, two Rondos etc     Míceál O'Rourke (piano)   Chandos CHAN 9708 77'51" [PW]

RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Piano Concerto No. 2 * The Isle of the Dead  SCHUBERT-TAUSIG Marche Militaire WEBER-TAUSIG Invitation to the Dance    * Earl Wild (piano) RPO/Jascha Horenstein rec Walthamstow Town Hall, London, 1965   CHESKY CD2 [65.43] [RB]
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 3 & Variations on a theme of Chopin     Andrei Pisarev, Russian Philharmonic Orchestra/Samuel Friedmann   Arte Nova 74321 67509 2 66'19" [DW]
Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Piano Concerto in G Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor   Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano) The Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Ettore Gracis  Recording made in March 1957  EMI (Great Recordings of the Century Series) CDM 5 67238 2 [46:34] [IL]
ROSSINI Stabat Mater   Catherine Malfitano, Agnes Baltsa (sopranos), Robert Gambill (tenor), Gwynne Howell (bass), Choir and Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino / Riccardo Muti  EMI Red Line CDR 57 3279 2 (budget price) [DW]
Nino ROTA (1911-1979) The Two Piano Concertos   Giorgia Tomassi (piano) with the Filarmonica della Scala conducted by Riccardo Muti   EMI  CDC 5 56869 2 [58:24] [IL]
ERIK SATIE (1866-1925) piano music    Aldo Ciccolini (piano)   rec 1983-36, Salle Wagram, Paris GREAT RECORDINGS OF THE CENTURY EMI CLASSICS CDM 5 67239 2 [71.31] [RB]
Robert SAXTON A yardstick to the stars & other chamber works    Brunel Ensemble/Christopher Austin, with soloists   NMC D065 79 mins [PW]
Alessandro SCARLATTI Cantatas Volume III     Nicholas McGegan directing the Arcadian Academy, countertenor Brian Asawa   DHM 75605 51325 2 [64:15] [GD]
Schoenberg String Quartet in D major  Webern Slow movement for string quartet  Zemlinsky String Quartet No 1    Brodsky Quartet   Vanguard Classics 99208 65'07" [PW]
SCHUBERT - The Complete Finished Sonatas for Piano    John Damgaard (piano)   ClassicO CLASSCD 245-49 (five disc set) [PC]
SCHUBERT Shepherd on the Rock, SCHUMANN & LACHNER Frauenliebe und leben, SPOHR Six German songs    Evelyn Tubb (soprano) Lesley Schtazberger (clarinet) Richard Burnett (fortepiano)  Classicprint CPV005CD 61'16" [PW]
JEAN SIBELIUS (1865-1957) BARBIROLLI conducts SIBELIUS' ORCHESTRAL MUSIC   The Hallé orchestra   All recorded in stereo 1966-1970 - all in the Kingsway Hall apart from the works on CD1 and Pelléas suite on CD4 which were set down in EMI's Abbey Road studio no. 1. EMI CLASSICS CMS5 67299 2 (5CD bargain price) [RB]
SIBELIUS Swanwhite Op. 54, Symphony No. 4 in A minor Op. 63, Pelleas et Melisande Op. 46, Tapiola Op. 112, Symphony No. 7 (includes a talk and various speeches by Sir Thomas Beecham, and the British and Finnish National Anthems) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Sir Thomas Beecham  * Live recordings from the 90th birthday Sibelius concerts 1954/55). BBC Legends BBCL4041-2 68m ADD [RB] [GF]
Richard STRAUSS: Salome, Ariadne auf Naxos, Die Liebe der Danae & Capriccio    Julia Varady, Bamberg Symphoniker, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau  ORFEO C 511 991 A (Full Price) [MB]
Igor STRAVINSKY Vol. 3 Pulcinella (complete); Four pieces for solo clarinet (Charles Neidich); Piano Concerto (Misha Dichter); Danses Concertantes.    Robert Craft/Philharmonia Orchestra and 20th Century Classics Ensemble.   Koch 3-7470-2H1 77 mins [PW]
Virgil THOMSON (1896-1989) Symphony on a Hymn Tune, Symphony No. 2 in C major, Symphony No. 3, Pilgrims and Pioneers    James Sedares conducting the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra NAXOS American Classics Series 8.559022 [64:21] [IL]
Carl UNANDER-SCHARIN The King of Fools (Tokfursten)    Cast led by Mats Persson (baritone) and Anna Larsson (contralto) Conductor Michael Bartosch. Caprice CAP 22046 [PW]
WAGNER:
Die Walkure - Act 1    Marianne Schech, Franz Volker, Friedrich Dalberg. Bavarian State Orchestra Georg Solti.   Orfeo d'Or C 019 991Z 64m ADD (Rec 1947). [GF]
WEBERN Passacaglia BERG Three Pieces from the 'Lyric Suite', Three Orchestral Pieces op. 6 SCHOENBERG Variations for Orchestra Op. 31.    Berliner Philharmoniker Herbert von Karajan   DG Originals 457-760-2 74m ADD (Rec 1973/4) [GF]
Markus ZAHNHAUSEN Lyric Scenes     Susanna Laurin (recorder)  BIS CD 1013 66'22" [PW]

MUSIC FOR GUITAR
Manuel PONCE (1882-1948) Sonata Mexicana, Preludio, Thème varié et Finale, Sonata III, Sonata Clásica, Cuatros cancione populares, Estrellita, La Valentina, Le Pajarera, Por ti mi corazón.    Antonio López  SOUNDSET SR 1006 [AD]
NIKITA KOSHKIN The Prince's Toys    Nikita Koshkin   SOUNDSET SR 1011 [AD]
PLATERO AND I - An Andalusian Elegy    Don Doyle (Narrator) Frank Koonce (Guitar) with Sherrie Grieve (Soprano)   SOUNDSET Summit DCD-1002 [AD]
SOUNDS OF THE BARD Johann Kasper MERTZ (1806-1858)    James Reid   Soundset SR 1014 [AD]
MUSIC FOR GUITAR     Dario Rossetti-Bonell   EMI Debut CDZ 5 73499 2 5 [AD]
The Art of the Finnish Kantele     M. Kontio, E. Sariola, M. Pokela   ARC MUSIC INTERNATIONAL EUCD 1342 [44:40] [GD]
DREAM: Songs by Russian composers setting Western poets Volume 1    Sergej Larin (tenor) & Eleonora Bekova (piano)   Chandos CHAN9794. 69 mins. [PW]
ENGLISH ORGAN MUSIC from Leeds Town Hall  Simon Lindley (organ) Foxglove Recordings FOX022CD [DW]
English Recorder Music  Music by Philip Lane, Sir Malcolm Arnold, Thomas Pitfield,Edward Gregson, David Lyon ,Ian Parrott and Alan Bullard    John Turner (recorders) Royal Ballet Sinfonia cond: Edward Gregson/Gavin Sutherland  Olympia OCD 667 [CS-S]
Woodwind Revolution    Domus Quintett  DIGITAL AUTOMATIC MUSIC - RESONANCE RES-CD 005 [50.32] [RB]
Erlkönig - The Art of the Lied   various artists  DG (Deutsche Grammophon) 445-188-2 [62:24] with CD-ROM content Schubert, Schumann and Brahms  Lieder [IL]
Music of the Gothic Era     Early Music Consort (David Munrow)   DG Classikon 60'31" [PW]
The essential Emma Johnson (Concertos by Mozart, Crusell No.2, Arnold No.2) and smaller pieces    2CDs ASV DCS 238 74'52" & 76'22" [PW]
Ravel, Bonis, Caplet & Gaubert Flute Sonatas etc     Felix Renggli (flute) Jan Schultsz (piano)   Discover International DICD 920492 62' 37" [PW]
HARP CONCERTOS Handel Harp Concerto Op 4 no 6; Boieldieu Harp Concerto; Dittersdorf Harp Concerto; Mozart (attrib.), Theme, Variations and Rondo Finale; Handel, Variations; Beethoven, Six Variations on a Swiss Song.     Marisa Robles (harp), Academy of St Martin-in-the-fields, Iona Brown  Decca 425 723-2 [ADD] [72' 42"] [DW]
SOUNDS OF THE SEA: Music Inspired by the Sea and Coastline.   Various performers.    RIVER RECORDS (National Trust) CDN 08. From National Trust shops and outlets.[PS]
MUSIC FOR CELLO AND PIANO. Paganini Variations on one string on a theme of Rossini; Dvorák Quiet Forest Op 68 no 5; Ginastera Pampeana no 2, Op 21; Mendelssohn Song Without Words Op 107; Tchaikovsky Pezzo Capriccioso Op 62; Fauré Après un Reve Op 7 no 1; Saint-Saëns The Swan (Carnival of the Animals); Janácek Pohadka; Falla Suite Popular Espanola.     Alisa Weilerstein (cello), Vivian Hornik Weilerstein (piano)   EMI Classics, Debut Series CDZ5.73498 2 [DDD] [62' 38"]. [DW]
TRIBUTES Solo Piano Music played by John Clegg  MASTER MUSICIANS ESCD008. [67.12] [RB]
JUDITH BUCKLE. Various songs    Judith Buckle (soprano), Peter Selwyn (piano)   Recorded at a public concert in Norwich in June 1999. Available from Cameo Opera [DW]
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] [RB]
BOOK REVIEW
Madeleine Dring: her life and Music
by Ro Hancock-Child
  Micropress ISBN 0 9537893 06 (2000) pp88  only available from Micropress Ltd Sage Cottage, Chavenage Lane, Tetbury, Glos GL8 8JT £10.99 + £! post and packing [RB]




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