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Richard ADDINSELL Film Music Royal Ballet Sinfonia/ Kenneth Alwyn  ASV CD WHL 2115
Blithe Spirit; Encore; Gaslight; The Passionate Friends; Parisienne; Scrooge; Southern Rhapsody; Waltz of the Toreadors; South Riding; WRNS March; Fire Over England

BARTOK - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra no 2 Sz112, Rhapsodies for Violin and Orchestra no 1 Sz87 and no 2 Sz90.    Gil Shaham (vn);Chicago Symphony Orchestra/ Pierre Boulez DG 459639-2GH

BEETHOVEN: Symphonies: Nos. 1, 5 & 8. Overtures: Egmont, Leonora No. 3. Piano Concerto No. 5; 'Emperor'    Mindru Katz: Piano. Halle' Orchestra Sir John Barbirolli Dutton Laboratories Barbirolli Society Edition CDJSB 1013 147m ADD.

BRIAN, Havergal. The Complete Piano Music. Prelude: John Dowland's Fancy; Double Fugue in E Flat; Four Miniatures; Prelude and Fugue in D minor / major; Three Illuminations, also in a version for speaker with piano. Three songs: The Land of Dreams, The Birds, The Defiled Sanctuary.    Tessa Spong (speaker), Esther King (mezzo), Raymond Clarke (piano) Athene ATH CD12 [DDD] [76' 34"].

Benjamin BRITTEN - Young Apollo op16. Double Concerto in B minor. Two Portraits. Sinfonietta op1   Gidon Kremer (violin); Yuri Bashmet (viola); Nikolai Lugansky (piano) Halle Orchestra/Kent Nagano Erato 3984-25502-2

ANTHONY HEDGES Four Breton Sketches; Cantilena: Heigham Sound Overture; Four Miniature Dances: Humber Scenes: Kingston Sketches.    RTE Sinfonietta/Hedges. Marco Polo 8.223886 Rating not applied

ALAN HOVHANESS (1911-) Celestial Fantasy (1944)  Armenian Rhapsody No. 2 (1945) PAUL CRESTON (1906-85) Chant of 1942 (1944) Suite for String Orchestra (1978) NORMAN DELLO JOIO (1913-) Air for Strings (1967) JULIUS CHAJES (1910-) Israeli Melodies (?) VINCENT PERSICHETTI (1915-) Introit for Strings (1965)     Israel PO/David Amos rec July 1982 Tel Aviv CRYSTAL RECORDS CD508 [58:23]

ALAN HOVHANESS (1911-) Symphony No. 24 Majnun (1973)     Martyn Hill (tenor) John Wilbraham (trumpet) Sidney Sax (violin) John Alldis Choir National PO of London/Alan Hovhaness Recorded London, 1974 CRYSTAL RECORDS CD803 [48:00]

SIDNEY JONES: 'The Geisha'    Lillian Watson, Christopher Maltman, Sarah Walker, Richard Smart. New London Light Opera Chorus and Orchestra Ronald Corp. Hyperion CDA67006 78m DDD.

Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD Songs and Chamber Music Anne Sofie Von Otter; Bengt Forsberg  2CDs DG 459 631-2 [119:15]
4 Lieder Des Abschieds Op.14, Quintet for 2 violins, viola, cello, and piano,
Songs of the Clown, 2 Lieder, 4 Shakespearean Songs, 3 Lieder Op. 22, Suite for 2 violins, cello, and piano (left hand), Marietta's Lied (arr. Forsberg)

LIZST AT THE OPERA Vol. 6 'La finacee' Fantasy. Paraphrase on Ernani, Fantasy on 'Les Huguenots', Fantasy on 'Sonnambula', 'Chernomorets' March from 'Russlan and Ludmilla'Valse and caprice, 'Tannhauser' Overture, Fantasy on 'I Puritani', Fantasy on 'Der Freischutz', Reminiscences de La Scala.    Leslie Howard: Piano Hyperion CDA67406/7 145m DDD.

FERNANDO LOPES-GRAÇA (1906-1994) Twenty Four Preludes (1950-55, rev 1964)   Miguel Henriques (piano) rec St George's Church, Lisboa, 25-26 Feb 1998 PORTUGALSOM SP 4216 [70:58]

EDWARD MACDOWELL (1861-1908) The Symphonic Poems:Two Fragments after The Song of Roland: (1884); The Saracens; The Lovely Aldâ; Hamlet/Ophelia (1884); Lancelot und Elaine * (1886); Lamia * (1887-88)   Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Karl Krueger * 1-4 June 1966 the rest recorded c. 1965 BRIDGE RECORDS 9089 [64:11]

MAHLER: Symphony No. 1 'Titan'. PURCELL: Elizabethan Suite  Hallé Orchestra Sir John Barbirolli. Dutton Labs CDJSB 1015 68m ADD

MAHLER: Symphony No.10 in F Sharp Realisation by Joseph H. Wheeler Edited by Robert Olson   The Colorado Mahlerfest Orchestra Conducted by Robert Olson Colorado Mahlerfest MF-10 World Premiere Recording.

JOHN McCABE String Quartets 3-5   Vanbrugh Quartet Hyperion CDA 67078


MOZART: Overture: 'Die Zauberflote'. Concerto for Flute and Harp, Serenade No. 2, Symphony No. 27.    René Le Roy, Lili Laskine, Dennis Brain, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Sir Thomas Beecham The RPO Legacy Volume 4 Dutton Labs CDLX7039 74m ADD (Rec. 1947-49).

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