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Tony Duggan continues his  series of comparative reviews of recordings of the Mahler symphonies: Symphony No.4
and the Piano
HUGO ALFVÉN (1972-1960) Symphony No. 3 (1905) [35.11] Legend of the Skerries (1904) [18.11] Dalecarlian Rhapsody (1931) [24.48]  Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Niklas Willén.
Maurice André Music for Trumpet  Jane Parker-Smith and Alfred Mitterhofer (organ) and English Chamber Orchestra (cond. Mackerras) & London Philharmonic Orchestra (cond Lopez-Cobos)
J.S.BACH: By Arrangement  Colin Booth Harpsichord
BACH Suite in D minor BWV 1011/995; Trio in A BWV 1025 (after Weiss); Sonata in G minor BWV 1029.  Hille Perl (viola da gamba) with Lee Santana (lute), Andrew Lawrence-King (harp), Veronika Skuplik (violin) and Barbara Messmer (second viola da gamba).
Sally BEAMISH River. Viola Concerto; Cello Concerto "River" Tam Lin. Philip Dukes (viola) Robert Cohen (cello) Gordon Hunt (oboe) Swedish Chamber Orchestra/Ola Rudner
VICTOR EMANUEL BENDIX The Four Symphonies Omsk Philharmonic Orchestra Evgeny Shestakov
H.I.F. BIBER: Missa Salisburgensis  The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir directed by Ton Koopman
Sir Arthur BLISS (1891-1975) The Sacred Choral Music: Shield of Faith; The World is Charged With The Grandeur of God; O Give Thanks Unto the Lord; Seek the Lord; Lord Who Will Abide in Thy Tabernacle; Stand Up And Bless The Lord Thy God.   The Collegiate Singers and Richard Moorhouse (organ) with members of the New London Orchestra. Directed by Andrew Millinger
BOCCHERINI: Stabat Mater. D'ASTORGA: Stabat Mater.   Susan Gritton, Sarah Fox, Susan Bickley, Paul Agnew, Peter Harvey. The King's Consort, Robert King.
YORK BOWEN (1884-1961) Piano Music   Stephen Hough (piano)
BRAHMS, FRÜHLING Clarinet Trios SCHUMANN Märchenerzählungen Träumerei   Michael Collins (clarinet); Steven Isserlis (cello); Stephen Hough (piano)
MAX BRUCH (1838-1920) Violin Concerto No. 3 38.28 Symphony No. 2 in F minor 37.36 * Andreas Krecher (violin) Wuppertal SO/Gernot Schmalfuss
BYRD Consort Songs  James Bowman, counter tenor, with Ricercar Consort
WILLIAM BYRD: The Complete Keyboard Music.   Davitt Moroney: Harpsichords, Muselar Virginal, Organ, Chamber organ, Clavichord.
HENRY COWELL 1897-1965 Symphony No 7 *(1952) 25.58 Symphony No 16 Icelandic** (1962) 24.59 Variations for Orchestra ***(1956) 18.34  *Vienna SO ** Iceland SO ***Polish National RSO all conducted by William Strickland
Delius & Gurney Songs Ian & Jennifer Partridge (tenor & piano)  
Sir Edward ELGAR The Dream of Gerontius   Richard Lewis, Dame Janet Baker, Kim Borg  The combined Hallé Choir and Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus Conducted by Sir John Barbirolli
EDWARD ELGAR Cello Concerto (1919) [30.00] BENJAMIN BRITTEN Cello Symphony (1963) [35.46]  Truls Mørk (cello) City of Birmingham SO/Simon Rattle
JOHN FIELD (1782-1837) Piano Concertos Nos 2 (1815) and 3 (1815)  Andreas Staier (fortepiano) Concerto Köln/David Stern 
Philip GLASS Dracula A new score for the 1931 Bela Lugosi classic . Performed by the Kronos Quartet
GRIEG  String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 Chilingirian Quartet
A SOCIETY CLOWN The Songs of GEORGE GROSSMITH Leon Berger (baritone); Selwyn Tillett (piano)
Jean GUILLOU Improvisations on Christmas Carols; Improvisations on a theme of Purcell and Sinfonietta Jean Guillou (organ)
in Paris and on CD
HANDEL: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato  Susan Gritton, Claron McFadden, Lorna Anderson, Paul Agnew, Neal Davies. The King's Consort Robert King.
HOLST Cotswolds Symphony; Ballet Music from The Perfect Fool; A Hampshire Suite; Walt Whitman Overture, Scherzo for Orchestra.   Munich Symphony Orchestra/Douglas Bostock
Arthur HONEGGER (1892-1955)   Le Roi David Symphonic Psalm after a drama by René Morax  Jacques Martin (narrator); Christine Fersen (the prophetess); Danielle Borst (soprano); Marie-Ange Todorovitch (mezzo-soprano); Gilles Ragon (tenor); Clara Guedj (treble). Choeur Régional Vittoria d'Ile de Farnce. Orchestre de la Cité Conducted by Michel Piquemal
Arthur HONEGGER  CD1 [71:38] Le Roi David     Jean Desailly (narrator); Simone Valère (the prophetess); Christiane Eda-Pierre (soprano); Jeannine Collard (alto); Éric Tappy (tenor). Chorale Philippe Caillard. Ensemble Instrumental.Conducted by Charles Dutoit CD2 [73:19]   Prelude, fugue and postlude. Monopartita Prelude from The Tempest - William Shakespeare The Shadows (from the film Napoleon) The Song of Nigamon Phaedra: Suite - Curse of Theseus; Prelude; Death of Phaedra Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo conducted by Marius Constant Pastoral d'été Mouvement symphonique No. 3 Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks conducted by Charles Dutoit.
Arthur HONEGGER Les Misérables. Napoléon. La Roue. Mermoz.   Adriano conducts the CSR Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava)  
John IRELAND (1879-1962) Ireland plays Ireland   Violin Sonata No. 1 in D-minor Frederick Grinke (violin); John Ireland (piano) Violin Sonata No.2 in A-minor Albert Sammons (violin); John Ireland (piano) Phantasie Trio in A-minor Frederick Grinke (violin); Florence Hooton (cello); Kenneth Taylor (piano) Holy Boy Florence Hooton (cello); Lawrence Pratt (piano)
THE SONGS OF JOHN IRELAND   Lisa Milne, John Mark Ainsley, Christopher Maltman. Graham Johnson: Piano
FREDERICK JACOBI 1891-1952 Cello Concerto (1932) 15.56  Guido Vecchi (cello) Oslo PO/William Strickland Hagiographia (1938) 23.24  Claremont Quartet plus Irene Jacobi (piano) Ballade (1942) 11.37 Fredell Lack/Irene Jacobi String Quartet No. 3 (1945) 26.30 Lyric Art Quartet
KEELING Hidden Streams& Meditatio; HUGHES The story teller & Chroma; REEMAN Symphony for strings   Opus 20, directed by Scott Stroman  
EDOUARD LALO Symphonie Espagnole (1875) [32.52] ERNEST CHAUSSON Poème (1896) [15.51] MAURICE RAVEL Tzigane (1931) [9.36]   Vadim Repin (violin) London SO/Kent Nagano
Constant LAMBERT (1905-1951) Piano Concerto, Merchant Seaman Suite; Prize Fight; Pomona   BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Barry Wordsworth. 
LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsodies  Leslie Howard: Piano 
MAHLER: Symphony No.4, Four Early Songs (orchestrated by Colin and David Matthews)  Ruth Ziesak, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Daniele Gatti 
IGOR MARKEVICH (1912-1983) The Marco Polo Orchestral Series   Arnhem PO/Christopher Lyndon-Gee  
Jules MASSENET (1842-1912)Werther - Lyric drama in 4 acts and 5 tableaux after Goethe  cast as shown London Symphony Orchesta conducted by Antonio Pappano.
NICOLAI MEDTNER Second Improvisation (in form of variations) Op. 47 Sonate-Idylle Op. 56 Vergessene Weisen Op. 39  Earl Wild (piano)
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4, 'Italian'. BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3.  Philharmonia Orchestra Guido Cantelli 
PETER MENNIN 1923-1983 Symphony No 3 (1946) 22.14 New York PO/Dimitri Mitropoulos Symphony No 7 (1963) 26.31 Chicago SO/Jean Martinon Piano Concerto (1958) 25.48 John Ogdon (piano) Royal PO/Igor Buketoff 
JOHN McCABE: Symphony No. 4 'Of Time and the River, Flute Concerto Emily Beynon: Flute, BBC Symphony Orchestra Vernon Handley.  
MOZART: Flute Quartets   Emmanuel Pahud flute, Chrstoph Poppen violin, Hariolf Schlichtig viola, Jean-Guihen Queyras cello
OTTO NICOLAI (1810-1849) Norma Fantasy 16.41 * Symphony in D major  44.15  * Claudius Tanski (piano) Südwestfälische Philharmonie/David Stern
CARL NIELSEN: Symphonies Nos. 2, Op. 16 'The Four Temperaments' and No. 5, Op. 50  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Douglas Bostock
Carl NIELSEN (1865-1931) Symphony No. 2 (The Four Temperaments) Symphony No. 3 (Sinfonia Espansiva)*  Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano); Poul Elming (tenor) The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Schønwandt.
Maurice OHANA Office des Oracles (1974) & Mass (1977) Choeur Contemporain, Musicatreize (Roland Hayrabedian)
PIERUCCI Via Crucis  Gintaré Skeryté (mezzo) Algirdas Janutas (ten) Mindaugas Zemaitis (bar) Ignas Misiûra (bass-bar) Aidija Chamber Choir conducted by Darius Grazinis
PIZZETTI Rondo' Veneziano, Preludio a un altro giorno, Tre Preludi Sinfonici (per L'Edipo Re), La Pisanella. BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Osmo Vanska  
SERGEI RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 1 (1893) 24.00 Piano Concerto No. 4 (1926) 24.00 Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (1934) 21.00  Earl Wild (piano) RPO/Jascha Horenstein
SERGEI RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 3*(1909)  EDWARD MACDOWELL Piano Concerto No. 2** (1884-88)  *Earl Wild (piano) RPO/Jascha Horenstein rec London 20 May and 3 June 1965; **Earl Wild (piano) RCA Victor SO/Massimo Freccia rec London 14 Feb 1967
EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA (b.1928) Symphony No. 7 Angel of Light (1994-95) Dances with the Winds - Flute Concerto (1974) Cantus Arcticus (1972)  Lahti SO/Osmo Vänska
VAN ROSSUM, Frederik. Violin Concerto No 1, Op 37; Symphony No 3, Op 48 'Le Souffle de Némésis; Réquisitaire for brass and percussion, Op 28.   Andre Siwy, RTBF Symphony Orchestra, André Vandernoot.
ALBERT RUBENSON (1826-1901) orchestral works -  Drapa (1866) [4.13] Symphony (1847 rev 1851) [24.07] Symphonic Intermezzo (1860) [19.13] Trois Pièces Symphoniques (1871) [13.50] all world premiere recordings  Umea SO/Roy Goodman.
Giacinto SCELSI (1905-1988) Complete choral works (Latin Prayers, Sacred Songs, Popular Songs, TKRDG, Antiphon on the name of Jesus, Sauh III & IV, and Yliam)  New London Choir (directed by James Wood) with Percussive Rotterdam
SCHUBERT 3 Klavierstücke D 946, Allegretto D 915; Schönberg 3 Klavierstücke Op 11 and Sechs kleine Klavierstücke Op 19   Thomas Larcher (piano)
Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Symphonies Nos. 3, 5 and 6   Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham 
SKALKOTTAS The Maiden and Death; Piano Concerto No 1 (Geoffrey Douglas Madge) and Ouverture Concertante   Iceland Symphony Orchestra, cond. Nikos Christodoulou.  
SKALKOTTAS Violin Music (solo sonata; four sonatinas; seven pieces)  Georgios Demertzis (violin) Maria Asteriadou (piano) 
LEO SMIT (1921-) Song settings of poems by Emily Dickinson  Rosalind Rees (soprano)/Leo Smit (piano)
Richard STOKER Piano Music Eric Parkin  
DONALD SWANN The Isles of Greece - a cycle of songs for voices and chamber orchestra plus Donald Swann accompanying himself in The Casos Sonnets.  Lucinda Broadbridge Juliet Alderdice Jeffrey Cresswell chamber orchestra/John Jansson
GEORGE TEMPLETON STRONG (1856-1948) Symphony No. 2 Sintram (1887-88) Chorale on a Theme of Leo Hassler (1929) 7.09  Lucia Popp, John van Kesteren, Herman Prey Bavarian Radio Choir, Munich Radio Orchestra, Kurt Eichhorn and others
WILL TODD The Burning Road a BENJAMIN BRITTEN The Company of Heaven a Graeme Danby (baritone) Jennifer Maybee (soprano); b Charlotte Kinder (soprano) Harry Nicholl (tenor) Fiona Shaw (speaker) Jonathan Pryce (speaker) Crouch End Festival Chorus National Sinfonia/David Temple 
WILL TODD (b. 1970) Brunel Suite for orchestra (1994) Midwinter for soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra (1992) * Saxophone Concerto ** (1991)  ** Ben Waghorn (tenor sax) * Jennifer Maybee (sop) * Paul Robinson (bar) The Brunel Ensemble/Christopher Austin  
Christopher Tye 3 Masses Western Wynd, Euge Bone and Peterhouse  Ely Cathedral Choir cond. Paul Trepte
DAVID VAN VACTOR 1906-1994 Symphony No 1* (1937) 22.14  Symphony No 3**(1958) 26.31 Sinfonia Breve** (1958) Recitativo and Saltarello** (1946)  *Frankfurt RSO **Hessian RSO all conducted by the composer
Ian VENABLES Songs Kevin McLean-Mair (tenor), Graham Lloyd (Piano) Emerald String Quartet 
WAGNER: Gotterdamerung   Astrid Varnay, Bernd Aldenhoff, Hermann Uhde, Elisbaeth Hongen, Heinrich Pflanzl, Ludwig Weber, Martha Modl. Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festpielhaus. Hans Knappertsbusch.
WILLIAM WALTON (1902-1983) Spitfire Prelude and Fugue, Sinfonia Concertante (1927 version), Hindemith Variations , March: A History of the English Speaking Peoples   Peter Donohoe (piano) English Northern Philharmonia/Paul Daniel
BAROQUE CHRISTMAS MUSIC: Telemann: Festive Suite in A major, PURCELL: Two Christmas Interludes, VALENTINI: Sinfonia a tre per il santissimo Natale Op. 1 No. 12, TORELLI: Concerto a quattro, SCHIASSI: Sinfonia pastorale.   Northwest Chamber Orchestra of Seattle Alun Francis
Sonate Veneziane del '700 Stefano Bet (flute) Francesco Cera (harpsichord) 
Cello Concerto Collection Featuring Arto Noras (Cello) SHOSTAKOVICH, STRAUSS, ELGAR , DVORÁK, BARTÓK, SAINT SAËNS, LALO &  DUTILLEUX
DANISH ROMANTIC OVERTURES  Royal Danish Orchestra / Johan Hye-Knudsen
Spanish Piano Music Vol.2: Turina, Falla, and Mompou Martin Jones 
FLUTISSIMO Music for flute and piano Sharon Bezaly (flute) Ervin Nagy (piano)
JOHN AND PETER's WHISTLING BOOK John Turner - recorder, Peter Lawson - piano
IAN BOSTRIDGE Sings the ENGLISH SONGBOOK   Ian Bostridge (tenor); Julius Drake (piano) 
ILLUMINA Unaccompanied choral works by W H Harris, Rautavaara, Rachmaninov, Byrd, Hildegard of Bingen, Tallis, Rutter, Charles Wood, Whyte, Holst, Desprez, Grechaninov, Tchaikovsky, Palestrina, Ligeti.  Choir of Clare College/Timothy Brown
ROMANTIC RUSSIA. GLINKA: Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture, MUSSORGSKY: Khovanschina: Prelude, Night on the Bare Mountain. BORODIN: Prince Igor, Overture and Polovtsian Dances. TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2 in C minor: 'Little Russian'*. London Symphony Orchestra/Paris Conservatoire Orchestra* Sir Georg Solti.
THE COUNTRY HOUSE Domestic Music of the 18th Century THE GRAND TOUR  Musical delights encountered by the 18th Century traveller in Paris, Rome, Naples & Venice Marie Vassiliou - sop; Alasdair Elliott - ten; Harry Nicoll - ten; Lesley Holliday - flute; John Trusler - violin; Marylin Sansom - cello; Jane Clark - hrpchd
Great Conductors: Sergiu CELIBIDACHE Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Don Juan, Tod und Verklärung, Ein Heldenleben*  Ottorino RESPIGHI (1879-1936) Pini di Roma  - Bonus CD - Celibidache rehearses Tod und Verklärung and Pini di Roma  SWR Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sergiu Celibidache
Los de Azuero (Traditional music from Panama)  
Min'yo Folk song from Japan. Takahashi Yujiro and friends. 
Ragas Tilak Kamod etc  Abdul Jaffer Khan (sitar) with Sadahiv Pawar (tabla) 
UNCLE TOM'S CABIN. By Harriet Beecher Stowe  Read by Liza Ross
ARTHUR HONEGGER by Harry Halbreich (Translated by Roger Nichols)

November 1999 Click here to see the reviews     return to index

Tony Duggan continues his  series of comparative reviews of recordings of the Mahler symphonies:
The Song of the Earth  
Music of Carey Blyton
JEAN SIBELIUS: The Symphonies, An Introduction and comparison of recordings by Gerald Fenech

KURT ATTERBERG (1887-1974) Piano Concerto (1927-35) [34.12] Violin Concerto (1913-14) [37.06]   Don Franklin Smith (piano) Christian Bergkvist (violin) Gävle SO/B Tommy Andersson
BACH: The Well Tempered Clavier Vols 1 & 2.   Bernard Roberts
FRANZ BERWALD (1796-1868) Symphonies   Swedish Radio SO/Roy Goodman
BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Serenade for Tenor Horn and Strings, Op. 31, Our Hunting Fathers. Two Folksongs.  Ian Bostridge: Tenor. Bamberger Symphoniker, Ingo Metzmacher/Britten Sinfonia Daniel Harding.
Robert BRUCE Symphony in B flat  Czestochowa Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Jerzy Swoboda
JOSEPH CANTELOUBE (1879-1957) Chants d'Auvergne (24 songs)   Victoria de los Angeles (soprano) Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux/Jean-Pierre Jacquillat
Aaron COPLAND (1900-1990) Appalachian Spring (original version for 13 instruments), Three Latin Sketches: Estribillo; Paisaje Mexicano; Danza de Jalisco., Music for the Theatre: Prologue; Dance; Interlude; Burlesque; Epilogue. Quiet City, Old American Songs*:-  Æ Dawn Upshaw * Thomas Hampson, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra conducted by Hugh Wolff
Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Pelléas et Mélisande Opera in five Acts cast below The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan
DVORAK Piano Concerto (original version) SCHOENFIELD Piano Concerto (Four Parables) Andreas Boyde with Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Johannes Fritzch (Dvorak) and Dresdner Sinfoniker cond. Jonathan Nott (Schoenfield)
BRITISH STRING QUARTETS 2: Edward ELGAR- String Quartet; Francis ROUTH - Divertimento for String Quartet; Alan RAWSTHORNE - String Quartet no 3. Bochmann String Quartet
GEORGE ENESCU (1881-1955) Orchestral Works - A Four CD set  George Enescu Bucharest PO/Christian Mandeal
BALASSADARE GALUPPI (1706 - 1785) Complete Harpsichord Concertos   Accademia dei Solinghi / Rita Peiretti
GIUSEPPE GIULIANO Sinfonia per mandolino, Concerto in G major; CARLO CECERE Concerto in A major; DOMENICO GAUDIOSO Concerto in G major; ANONIMO Concerto in E flat major  Symphonia Perusina / Dorina Frati mandolin
EUGENE GOOSSENS Piano Music: Kaleidoscope; Four Conceits; Ships (3 preludes); Two Studies; Two Pieces; Capriccio; Concert Study; Nature Poems.   Antony Gray (piano)
KARL AMADEUS HARTMANN (1905-1963) Symphony No. 1 (1936 rev 1950) [28:23] Symphony No. 6 (1953) [25:20] Miserae (Symphonic Poem) (1934) [13.15]  Jard van Nes (mezzo) London PO/Leon Botstein
ALAN HOVHANESS (1911-) Magnificat (1958) 29:22 * Saturn (1971) 24:27 ** *   Audrey Nossaman (sop); Elizabeth Johnson (con); Thomas East (ten); Richard Dales (bar); University of Louisville Choir, Louisville Orchestra/Robert Whitney. ** Kate Hurney (sop); Lawrence Sobol (cl); Martin Berkovsky (piano).
ALAN HOVHANESS (1911-) And God Created Great Whales for orchestra with taped whale song (1970) [12:51] Concerto No. 8 for Orchestra (1953) [21:56] Elibris (Dawn God of Urardu) [10:08] Alleluia and Fugue (1942) [10:24] Anahid - Fantasy for chamber orchestra (1944) [14:14]   Christine Messiter (flute) in Elibris Philharmonia Orchestra/David Amos
ALAN HOVHANESS (1911-) Lady of Light (1968) [43:15] * Avak The Healer (1946) [21:05] **   * Patricia Clark (soprano) * Leslie Fyson (baritone) * Ambrosian Singers * Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Alan Hovhaness ** Marni Nixon (soprano) ** Thomas Stevens (trumpet) Crystal Chamber Orchestra/Ernest Gold
HUMPERDINCK Hänsel und Gretel  Artists as listed, Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan
LEOS JANACEK 1854-1928 Sinfonietta1 Glagolitic Mass2   1Philharmonia Orchestra/Simon Rattle 2Felicity Palmer (sop); Ameral Gunson (mez); John Mitchinson (ten); Malcolm King (bass); Jane Parker-Smith (org) City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Philharmonia Orchestra / Simon Rattle.
JANÁCEK Osud (Fate)  Helen Field (sop, Míla Valková); Philip Langridge (ten, Zivný); Kathryn Harries (sop, Míla's mother). Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera/Sir Charles Mackerras
David JOHNSON Twelve Preludes and Fugues for piano  Ian Hobson Piano
Wojciech KILAR La Neuvième Porte (The Ninth Gate) OST Sumi Jo (Soprano); The City of Prague Philharmonic and Chorus conducted by Stepan Konicek  
ZOLTAN KODALY: Dances of Galanta', 'Peacock Variations', Dances of Marosszek, 'Hary Janos' - Suite.   Brno State Symphony Orchestra/SWF Symphony Orchestra Jose' Serebrier
ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD (1897-1957) String Sextet (1915)  String Quartet No 3 (1945) Flesch Quartet plus others
CONSTANT LAMBERT Summer's Last Will & Testament; The Rio Grande; Aubade Heroique. Sally Burgess (mezzo) William Shimell (baritone) Jack Gibbons (piano) Opera North Chorus, English Northern Philharmonia/David Lloyd-Jones.
ANTONIO LOTTI: Requiem in F major, Miserere, Credo.  Balthasar Neumann Choir, Balthasar Neumann Ensemble Thomas Hengelbrock
MICHEL PIGNOLET DE MONTECLAIR (1667 - 1737) A la Guerre! Concertos for natural trumpet and harpsichord  Ensemble "Pian e Forte" / Gabriele Casson, natural trumpet / Antonio Frige, harpsichord.
MOZART: 'Le Nozze di Figaro'   Erich Kunz, Imgard Seefried, George London, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. Chor der Wiener Staatsoper Wiener Philharmoniker Herbert von Karajan.
MOZART: Die Zauberflote Anton Dermota, Irmgard Seefried, Erich Kunz, Wilma Lipp. Singverein des Gesellschafte der Musikfreunde in Wien, Wiener Philharmoniker Herbert von Karajan.
The Best of Carl ORFF: Carmina Burana (highlights) Schulwerk (School Work) excerpts Die Kluge (excerpt)/ Der Mond (excerpts)   Lucia Popp, John van Kesteren, Herman Prey Bavarian Radio Choir, Munich Radio Orchestra, Kurt Eichhorn and others
ARVO PÄRT (b.1935) Fratres (1977, 1992) 9:43 * Tabula Rasa (1977) 23:07 ** Symphony No. 3 (1971) 25:17  Gil Shaham (violin) * ** Roger Carlsson (percussion) * Adele Anthony (violin) ** Erik Risberg (prepared piano) ** Gothenburg SO/Neeme Järvi
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 1 (1917) No. 2 (1935) SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1 (1948) No. 2. (1967)  Dmitry Sitkovetsky (violin) LSO/Sir Colin Davis (Prokofiev)
RACHMANINOV Symphony No 2, Vocalise, Intermezzo and Dance from Aleko   LSO coducted by André Previn
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.
Kaija SAARIAHO Nuits, adieux (Electric Phoenix directed by Terry Edwards) Près (Ansi Kartunen, cello with electronics)
Jose Manuel LOPEZ
Lituus (Brass Quartet of Ensemble Intercontemporain) Violin Concerto (Anne Mercier with Orquesta Nacionales of Spain)
ARNOLD SCHOENBERG: Erwartung; Brettl-Lieder (Cabaret Songs)   Jessye Norman · Metropolitan Opera Orchestra · James Levine
Kaikoshru SORABJI: Opus Clavicembalisticum   Geoffrey Douglas Madge: Piano
C.V. STANFORD Violin Sonatas 1 and 2, Caoine , Five Characteristic Pieces   Paul Barritt (violin); Catherine Edwards (piano)
RICHARD STRAUSS (1864-1949) Der Rosenkavalier (1910) - highlights - Opera in English  cast below LPO/David Parry
Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (opera in three acts) Staatskapelle Dresden conducted by Herbert von Karajan 
Sir William WALTON (1902-1983) Violin Concerto, Cello Concerto Dong-Suk Kang (violin)  Tim Hugh (cello) English Northern Sinfonia conducted by Paul Daniel
MEREDITH WILLSON (1902-1984) Symphony No. 1 in F minor A Symphony of San Francisco (1936) 39 mins Symphony No. 2 in E minor The Missions of California (1939) 31 mins Moscow SO/William T. Stromberg
Ernst Wilhelm WOLF Sonatas   Paul Simmonds, Clavichord
A GARLAND OF ROSES: 25 of the World's most beautiful Rose Songs   Margaret Field (soprano)  Andrew Ball (piano)
Songs Remembered Songs by Handel, Rowley, Thiman Gibbs, Boughton, Besley and others  Joan Busby Mezzo Soprano John Grundy Piano
THE GRAND PIANO - JOSEF HOFMANN. Works by Schumann, Beethoven, Scarlatti and Lizst.   Josef Hofmann: Piano Rolls. Reproduced on modern Steinway Concert Grand.
ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN COLLECTION: Highlights from the 94-CD Box Set available late 1999.
Verse anthems from Bull to Boyce Consortium Director Edward Barbieri
VICTOR DE SABATA conducts:- Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor Wagner: Excerpts from Tristan und Isolde Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung Respighi: Feste Romane  Kodaly: Dances from Galanta   The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestra of La Scala Milan
Arturo TOSCANINI conducts the NBC Symphony Orchestra in:- Giuseppe MARTUCCI (1856-1909) - Symphony No. 1 in D minor
Bedrich SMETANA (1824-1884) Overture to the Bartered Bride  Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Orpheus - Symphonic Poem  Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) - Daphnis and Chloé - Suite No. 2
Commentaries by Robert Woldrop. Live broadcast recorded on 26th November 1938.


DURRELL: THE ALEXANDRIA QUARTET......Volume 1 'JUSTINE' Read by Nigel Anthony

CHANDOS 20th Anniversary Click here to see the reviews   return to index

Georges AURIC Film Music Caesar and Cleopatra*; The Titfield Thunderbolt; Dead of Night*; Passport to Pimlico; The Innocents*; The Lavender Hill MobÆ; Moulin rougeÆ; Father Brown*; It Always Rains on Sunday*; Hue and Cry*.
(* - Premier recording Æ -Premier recording in this version.)  Rumon Gumba conducts the BBC Philharmonic
J.S.BACH Lutheran Masses (Vol. one)   Susan Gritton, Robin Blaze, Mark Padmore & Peter Harvey with Purcell Quartet & instrumentalists
EDGAR BAINTON (1880-1956) Symphony No. 2 (1940) [27.21] HUBERT CLIFFORD (1904-1959)) Symphony (1940) [42.49] JOHN GOUGH (1903-1951) Serenade for small orchestra (1931) [2.14] 
AMY BEACH (1867 - 1944) Piano Trio Op150, Piano Quintet Op 67, Theme and Variations for flute and string quartet Op 80  The Ambache
ERNST VON DOHNANYI (1877-1960) Suite in f sharp minor (1909) [28.42] Variations on a Nursery Theme * (1913) [24.31] The Veil of Pierrette suite (1909)  Howard Shelley (piano) * BBCPO/Mathias Bamert
Antonín DVORÁK (1841-1904) Symphony No. 8*, Nocturne for Strings*, Overture: In Nature's Realm,Carnival Overture London Philharmonic Orchestra* Ulster Orchestra conducted by Vernon Handley
ALEXANDER GLAZUNOV (1865-1936) Symphony No. 1 (1881) Violin Concerto (1903)*   Julia Krasko (violin) * Russian State SO/Valeri Polyansky
ALEXANDER GLAZUNOV (1865-1936) Symphony No. 4 (1893) [32.16] Symphony No. 5 (1895) [34.45]  Russian State SO/Valeri Polyansky
Percy GRAINGER (1882-1961) WORKS FOR CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA Volume IV Including: Danish Folk-Song Suite; Father and Daughter; Kleine Variationen-Form To a Nordic Princess; The Merry Wedding; The Crew of the Long Serpent
Percy GRAINGER (1882-1961) SONGS FOR MEZZO Including: Died for Love; The Sprig of Thyme; Willow, Willow; Colonial Song; Four settings from Songs of the North; Two settings of Rudyard Kipling
FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809) Nelson Mass, Ave Regina, Missa Brevis  Collegium Musicum 90 Richard Hickox
Gustav HOLST (1874-1934) Suite de Ballet ; A Song of the Night*;The Wandering Scholar Chamber Opera in One Act cast below *Lesley Hatfield (violin) Northern Sinfonia conducted by Richard Hickox
ZOLTAN KODALY Missa Brevis, Jesus and the Traders, Evening, Matra pictures Helen Charlotte Pedersen (sop), Maria Streijffert (alto), Lars Pedersen (ten), Michael W, Hansen (bass), Torsten Nielsen (org)Danish National Radio Choir conducted by Stefan Parkman
BOHUSLAV MARTINU 1890-1959 Piano Music (selection)  Eleonora Bekova (piano)
NICOLAI MEDTNER (1880-1951) The complete (14) piano sonatas (1901-37) Forgotten Melodies Opp. 39 and 40   Geoffrey Tozer (piano)
SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Piano Concertos Nos 1-4 Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini   Earl Wild (piano) RPO/Jascha Horenstein
ALFRED SCHNITTKE (1934-1998) Cello Concerto No. 2 (1990) [42.00] (K)ein Sommernachstraum (1974) [10.37]  Alexander Ivashkin (cello) Russian State SO/Valery Polyansky
Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Symphonies Nos. 3*, 5* and 8Æ   *Northern Sinfonia conducted by Heinrich Schiff Æ Ulster Orchestra Conducted by Vernon Handley
ALEXANDER SCRIABIN (1872-1915) Prometheus: Poem of Fire (1904) 19:43 * Fantasy (1902) 39:59 ** Piano Concerto (1904) 46:46 ***  Viktoria Postnikova (piano) Residentie Orchestra, the Hague/Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH The Complete String Quartets - Vol. 1: String Quartet No. 6 (1956) [27.16] String Quartet No. 7 (1960) [13.44] String Quartet No. 10 (1964) [27.07] 
Hugo WOLF 33 Songs from the Italian Songbook Ileana Cotrubas, Thomas Allen and Geoffrey Parsons
TAKASHI YOSHIMATSU (1953-) Saxophone Concerto Cyber-Bird (1993) Symphony No. 3 (1995)   Nobuya Sugawa (saxophone) BBCPO/Sachio Fujioka
La Guitarra Latina (Latin American Guitar Music) Eleftheria Kotzia
Guitar Meditations Craig Ogden
VIENNA PREMIERE VOL 3 (first ever recordings of works by the Strauss Family and their Viennese contemporaries). The Viennese Orchestra of London/Jack Rothstein

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A Survey of the Mahler Symphonies Tony Duggan continues his series of comparative reviews of recordings of the Mahler symphonies: Symphony No. 2
A Survey of the recordings of Vaughan Williams Ninth Symphony by Richard R. Adams
J S BACH: The Works for Organ Volume 11. Preludes and Fugues, Toccatas, Chorale Preludes  Kevin Bowyer at the Marcussen organ of Sct. Hans Kirke Odense, Denmark.
LEONARD BERNSTEIN (1918-1990) Candide - Overture, Candide Suite (arr Charlie Harmon), Three Meditations from Mass (Anthony Ross - cello), Five Songs (Beth Clayton), Divertimento for Orchestra  Minnesota Orchestra/Eiji Oue
DVORÁK. Cello Concerto. ELGAR. Cello Concerto.    Maria Kliegel, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Halász.
Baldassare GALUPPI (1706-1785): Complete Piano Sonatas Volume 1.    Peter Seivewright
ANDREI ESHPAI (1925-) Vol. 1.Symphonic Dances on Mari Themes (1952) * Violin Concerto No. 4 (1993) ** Symphony No. 2 Praise To Light (1962) ***  * All Union Radio and TV SO/Leonid Nikolaeyev
ROY HARRIS (1898-1979) Symphony No. 8 San Francisco Symphony (1962) * [26.19] Symphony No. 9 (1962) [28.14] Memories of a Child's Sunday (1945) [11.58]   * Alan Feinberg (piano) Albany SO/David Alan Miller
HOLST Cotswolds Symphony; Ballet Music from The Perfect Fool; A Hampshire Suite; Walt Whitman Overture, Scherzo for Orchestra.   Munich Symphony Orchestra/Douglas Bostock
THE SONGS OF JOHN IRELAND   Lisa Milne, John Mark Ainsley, Christopher Maltman. Graham Johnson: Piano
LANGGAARD Symphonies Nos 4 Leaf-fall (1916); No 6 The Heaven-storming (1920); The Music of the Spheres (1918)   Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra cond. John Frandsen, with singers
GYÖRGY LIGETI Six Bagatelles JACQUES IBERT Trois Pièces Brèves FRANZ DANZI Quintett in B minor op. 56 No. 1 DARIUS MILHAUD La Cheminée de Roi René ALEXANDER TCHEREPNIN Wind Quintet Op. 107 BEETHOVENs Fifth Bossa Nova BILLY STRAYHORN Take the A Train Domus Quintett
LISZT: Rarities, Curiosities, Album Leaves and Fragments.   Leslie Howard: Piano
ALEXANDER MOSSOLOV (1900-1973) The Iron Foundry (1923) - USSRSO/Evgeny Svetlanov Three Children's Scenes (1926) - Nelly Lee + ensemble Four Newspaper Ads (1926) Nelly Lee + USSR Min Cult SO/Rozhdestvensky Piano Sonata No. 4 (1925) Rusudan Khuntsariya (piano) Piano Sonata No. 5 (1926) Rusudan Khuntsariya (piano) Piano Concerto No. 1 (1927) Rusudan Khuntsariya/USSRSO/Vladimir Kozhukhar Two Nocturnes Op. 15 (1926) Rusudan Khuntsariya (piano)  
NIELSEN: Symphonies Nos. 2, 'The Four Temperaments', No. 4 'The Inextinguishable   Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra Launy Grondahl Ireland National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Adrain Leaper
RAMEAU Les Boréades    Smith, Rodde. Landridge: John Eliot Gardiner with Monteverdi Choir & English Baroque Soloists
C. SAINT-SAËNS. Violin Concertos Nos. 1-3.   Philippe Graffin: violin BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Martyn Brabbins
and WEBERN Piano Music Peter Hill (piano)
SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartets Nos. 2 & 3   The St. Petersburg String Quartet.
WILLIAM SCHUMAN (1910-1992) Credendum (1955) [17.24] LOUIS GESENSWAY (1906-1976) Four Squares of Philadelphia (1951) [26.51] VINCENT PERSICHETTI (1915-1987) Symphony No. 4 (1951) [23.48]   Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy
SIBELIUS: Finlandia, Karelia Suite, Swan of Tuonela, En Saga, Romance   RPO/Anthony Collins
JEAN SIBELIUS 1865-1957 Symphonies 1-7 conducted by Anthony Collins  London Symphony Orchestra/Anthony Collins.
SIBELIUS: Symphonies Nos. 4 - 7, Tapiola, The Swan of Tuonela.   Berliner Philharmoniker Herbert von Karajan
VALENTIN SILVESTROV (b. 1936-) Two pieces from Kitsch Music- Irina Plotnikova String Quartet No. 1 - Lysenko 4tet Symphony No. 5 - Kiev Conservatoire SO/Roman Kofman.
WILLIAM GRANT STILL (1895-1978) Afro-American Symphony (1930) [30:05] AMY BEACH(1867-1944) Symphony Gaelic (1896) [35:27]   RPO/Karl Krueger
AVET TERTERYAN (1929-1994) Symphony No. 3 (1975) Symphony No. 6 (1983)   Armenian SSR State SO/David Khandjan
JOHN DAVID THROWER Requiem for a Princess   Pop Vocals: Dennis Dubbin Classical Vocals: Raymond Sepe (tenor) Dana McKay (soprano) Sandra Graham (mezzo-soprano)
CAMPOLI CLASSICS from BEULAH: ELGAR Violin ConcertoLPO/Boult MENDELSSOHN  Violin Concerto LPO/Boult BLISS Violin Concerto BLISS Theme and Cadenza.  LPO/Bliss  TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto LSO/Ataulfo Argenta. BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto  LSO/Josef Krips BRUCH Scottish Fantasy LPO/Boult
CARUSO The early recordings
THE NOBLE BASS VIOL......Works by: Purcell, Bocchi, Handel, Finger, Conti, etc.  Mark Caudle: Bass Viol. The Parley of Instruments Peter Holman.
SPIRIT OF THE BORDER: Northumbrian Traditional Music.   Various instrumentalists.
'Dream of the Cherry Blossoms' contemporary marimba music from Japan   Daniella Ganeva
THE RAGA GUIDE A survey of 74 Hindustani Ragas  
RAGA JAIJAIVANTI  Asad Ali Khan, rudra vina, with Mohan Shyam Sharma, pakhavaj
Book Reviews

HERBERT VON KARAJAN: A Life in Music by Richard Osborne
WILLIAM WALTON. Behind the Facade. Susana Walton.

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A Survey of the Mahler Symphonies This month Tony Duggan starts a series of comparative reviews of recordings of the Mahler symphonies: Symphony No. 1,
BRITISH CHAMBER MUSIC for clarinet and string quartet. Clarinet Quintets by BLISS, RAWSTHORNE AND ROUTH.    Redcliffe Ensemble
THE LION IN THE LUTE Sir William WALTON (1902-1982) Five Bagatelles Alan RAWSTHORNE (1905-1971) Elegy    Sir Lennox BERKELEY (1903-1989) Sonatina Op 51 Theme and Variations Op 77 Sir Michael TIPPETT (1905-1998) The Blue Guitar Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976) Nocturnal Op 70 ANDERS MIOLIN-ten-stringed guitar
SPECTRUM and SPECTRUM 2    Thalia Myers, piano
BACEWICZ, Grazyna. String Quartets nos. 4, 6, and 7.    The Fanny Mendelssohn Quartet
J.S. BACH: 'Organ Conrnucopia' Short organ works including unfinished pieces and attributions    The Metzler Organ of Pfarrkirche, St. Michael, Kaisten Switzerland. Christopher Herrick
J.S.BACH: 'The Well-Tempered Clavier' - Book 2 24 Preludes and Fugues BWV870-893.    Angela Hewitt: Piano.
Leonard BERNSTEIN Wonderful Town   Kim Criswell; Audra McDonald and Thomas Hampson. The London Voices and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group conducted by Simon Rattle.
BRITTEN: Works for String Orchestra: Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, Simple Symphony, Lachrymae, Prelude and Fugue for 18-part string orchestra. Orchestral Works: Four Sea Interludes from: 'Peter Grimes', Suite on English Folk Tunes: 'A Time there Was', The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra, The Courtly Dances from 'Gloriana'. Vocal Works: Les Illuminations, Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Nocturne for Tenor and Strings.    Jerry Hadley, English String Orchestra, English Symphony Orchestra, William Boughton.
BRUCKNER: Symphony in F minor; Adagio from the String Quintet (arranged for string orchestra by Fritz Oeser)   . Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.
BRUCKNER: Symphony No.5 in B flat (Schalk edition).    London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein
BRUCKNER: Symphony No.5 in B flat.    Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, conducted by Eugen Jochum.
John CAGE  Sonatas and Interludes and The Perilous Night with commissioned works for prepared piano, and electroacoustic compositions by students of Liverpool Hope   Joanna MacGregor, prepared piano
JOHN CAGE (1912-1992) Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano (1946-48)   Boris Berman (piano)
Have you visited the Gerard Hoffnung Web Site?
HARMONIOUS FAMILIES VOL 2. Niels GADE: 'Mariotta', 'Hamlet': Overtures, Capriccio for violin and orchestra, 'Echoes of Ossian'. Axel GADE: Violin Concerto No. 2.   Christina Astrand: violin. Danish Philh Orch of South Jutland. Iona Brown.
Mauricio KAGEL 2 Zwei Akte; Rrrrrr…: 5 Jazz Pieces; Blue's blue Mauricio Kagel (voice & glass trumpet) Michael Reissler (clarinets and saxophones) Brigitte Sylvestre (harp).Geoffry Wharton (violin) Theodor Ross (guitar).Kristi Becker (piano)
KULLAK: Piano Concerto in C minor, Op. 55. DREYSCHOCK: Piano Concerto in D minor Op. 137.    Piers Lane BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Niklas Willen.
EDWARD MACDOWELL (1860--1908) Piano Music Vol. 3 & 4  James Barbagallo (piano)
JOHN McCABE Piano Music: Variations, Op.22. Aubade (Study no. 4). Gaudi (Study no. 3). Bagatelles. Mosaic (Study no. 6). Haydn Variations. John McCabe (pno).
JOHN McCABE String Quartets nos. 3-5. Vanbrugh Quartet.
JOHN McCABE Chagall Windows. Notturni ed Alba. Symphony no. 2 Halle Orch. c. James Loughran. Jill Gomez (sop), CBSO c. Louis Fremaux.
JOHN McCABE Symphony no. 4 Of Time and the River. Flute Concerto. Emily Beynon (fl), BBCSO c. Vernon Handley.
MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition. RAVEL: Valses Nobles et Sentimentales.    Ivo Pogorelich (piano)
ENNIO MORRICONE (b. 1928) La Musica - Il Cinema Music for flute, flute and piano and solo piano   Robereto Fabbriciani (flute) Massimiliano Damerini (piano)
HANS PFITZNER (1869-1949) Palestrina - A musical legend in three acts (1917)     Cast as below,  Chorus of the Deutsche Oper, BerlinStaatskapelle Berlin/Otmar Suitner.
Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Caprice Bohémien    Alexander Anissimov conducts the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
RAINIER, Priaulx. String Quartet*; Quanta for oboe and string trio+; String Trio+; Ploërmel for wind and percussionº.    *Edinburgh Quartet, +Redcliffe Ensemble, ºRoyal Northern College of Music Wind Ensemble, Timothy Reynish.
Max REGER (1873-1916) The Nuns, Songs for Contralto and Orchestra.    Lioba Braun (contralto) Choir and Orchestra of the Bamberg Symphony
CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS 1835-1921 Violin Concerto No. 1 (1860) [13.37] Violin Concerto No. 2 (1858) [31.30] Violin Concerto No. 3 (1880) [30.17]   Philippe Graffin (violin) BBC Scottish SO/Martyn Brabbins
Lalo SCHIFRIN(composer and Musical Director) Tango    OST
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.5 in D minor, Op.47; Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op.54; Symphony No.10 in E minor, Op.93.   BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Mark Wigglesworth.
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.7 in C, Op.60 (‘Leningrad’)    BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Mark Wigglesworth.
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.8 in C minor, Op.65; MOZART: Symphony No.33 in B flat, K319.    Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Evgeny Mravinsky.
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.11 in G minor, Op.103 ("The Year 1905").    French Radio National Orchestra, conducted by Andre Cluytens.
SHOSTAKOVICH. Piano Sonata No 1, Op 12; Piano Sonata No 2, Op 61; Twenty-four Preludes, Op 34; Prelude and Fugue in D minor, Op 87 No 24  . Raymond Clarke (piano)
Jean SIBELIUS Lemminkäinen Suite Op22 (Four Legends from the Kalevala), Original versions of Lemminkäinen and the Maidens of the Island (1896 version) Lemminkäinen's Homeward Journey (1896 version), Appendices Second ending of Lemminkäinen's Homeward Journey (1897 version) Excerpt from Lemminkäinen in Tuonela (1896 version)   Lahti Symphony Orchestra conducted by Osmo Vänskä
SIBELIUS: 'Finlandia', 'Karelia Suite', Four Legends from the 'Kalevala'.    Iceland Symphony Orchestra Petri Sakari.
Jean SIBELIUS (1865-1957) Orchestral Rarities    Kuopio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Atso Almila with Jaakko Kuusisto (violin)
ELIE SIEGMEISTER 1909-1991 Piano music - Vol. 1    Kenneth Boulton (piano)
KAROL SZYMANOWSKI (1882-1937)Król Roger (opera) (1924) Symphony No. 4 (Sinfonia Concertante) (1932).    Thomas Hampson (baritone) - King Roger, Elzbieta Szmytka (sop) - Roxana, Philip Langridge (ten) - Edrisi, Ryzsard Minkiewicz (ten) - Shepherd, Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle
WALTON. Symphony No 1; Varii Capricci   London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson.
WALTON. Symphony No 1*; Cello Concerto+; Symphony No 2º; Overture Portsmouth Pointº; Comedy Overture Scapinoº; Violin Concerto+.    Ida Haendel (vn), Paul Tortelier (vc), *Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink; +Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Berglund; ºLondon Symphony Orchestra, André Previn.
Alexander ZEMLINSKY (1871-1942) Psalms 13, 23 and 83 Three Ballet Pieces   Karl Anton Rickenbacher conducts the Rundfunkchor Berlin and Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester, Berlin
MUSIC FOR A MILLENNIUM Famous British classics arranged for brass band   Harlequin Brass
Collection: TREASURES OF OPERETTA    Marilyn Hill Smith (sop); Peter Morrison (bar); Ambrosian Singers; The Chandos Singers; The Chandos Concert Orchestra condcuted by Barry Knight
Simunye - Music for a Harmonious World I Fagiolini and the SDASA Chorale
BRAHMS: 'Ein deutsches Requiem' op. 45.    Maria Stader, Otto Wiener. Chor der St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale, Berliner Mottenchor, Berliner Philharmoniker. Fritz Lehmann.
D. MILHAUD: 'Les Choephores'. HONEGGER: Symphony No. 5 'Di Tre Re'. ROUSSEL: Bacchus et Arianne - Suite.    Chor de l'Universite Lamoureux Orchestre Igor Markevitch
Z. KODALY: 'Hary Janos': Suite. Dances of Marrozzek, Dances of Galanta, Psalmus Hungaricus.    RIAS Kammerkchor and Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Ferenc Fricsay.
VIVALDI: The Four Seasons BOCCHERINI: Overture in D, Symphony in C. Includes alternate stereo take of 'Autumn'.    Manoug Parikian Philharmonia Orchestra Carlo Maria Giulini.
ERSKINE CHILDERS: The Riddle of the Sands.   Music by: Schumann Read by Dermot Kerrigan.
THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES Vol. 2. A Scandal in Bohemia, The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb, The Five Orange Pips, Silver Blaze.    Read by David Timson. Music: Moeran, Paganini, Suk, Smetana.
CLASSIC CHILLING TALES Volume 3: J.S. Le Fanu: An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street. Ambrose Bierce: That Damned Thing, The Moonlit Road. F. Marion Crawford: The Upper Berth. B.M. Croker: 'To Let'.    Read by Jonathan Keeble/Clare Anderson.
GEORGE ENESCU [1881- 1955] - His Life and Music By Noel Malcolm (with a preface by Lord Menuhin) - 320 pages Toccata Press ISBN 0 907689 32 9 £20
PFITZNER's PALESTRINA - The 'Musical Legend' and its Background by Owen Toller Toccata Press 1997 310pp ISBN 0 907689 24 8 £30.00

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Richard ADDINSELL Film Music Royal Ballet Sinfonia/ Kenneth Alwyn
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
BEETHOVEN: Symphonies: Nos. 1, 5 & 8. Overtures: Egmont, Leonora No. 3. Piano Concerto No. 5; 'Emperor'    Mindru Katz: Piano. Halle' Orchestra Sir John Barbirolli
BRIAN, Havergal. The Complete Piano Music.   Tessa Spong (speaker), Esther King (mezzo), Raymond Clarke (piano)
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
ANTHONY HEDGES Four Breton Sketches; Cantilena: Heigham Sound Overture; Four Miniature Dances: Humber Scenes: Kingston Sketches.    RTE Sinfonietta/Hedges
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
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
SIDNEY JONES: 'The Geisha'    Lillian Watson, Christopher Maltman, Sarah Walker, Richard Smart. New London Light Opera Chorus and Orchestra Ronald Corp.
Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD Songs and Chamber Music Anne Sofie Von Otter; Bengt Forsberg
LIZST AT THE OPERA Vol. 6   Leslie Howard: Piano
FERNANDO LOPES-GRAÇA (1906-1994) Twenty Four Preludes (1950-55, rev 1964)   Miguel Henriques (piano)
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
MAHLER: Symphony No. 1 'Titan'. PURCELL: Elizabethan Suite  Hallé Orchestra Sir John Barbirolli.
MAHLER: Symphony No.10 in F Sharp Realisation by Joseph H. Wheeler Edited by Robert Olson   The Colorado Mahlerfest Orchestra Conducted by Robert Olson
JOHN McCABE String Quartets 3-5   Vanbrugh Quartet
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
RAFF: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4.    Milton Keynes City Orchestra Hilary Davan Wetton
Alan RAWSTHORNE Chamber Music with Wind Instruments   The Fibonacci Sequence
MAX REGER (1873-1916) Violin Concerto (1908)   Manfred Scherzer (violin) Staatskapelle Dresden/Herbert Blomstedt
MAX REGER (1873-1916) Mozart Variations (1914) [34.00] Beethoven Variations (1904) [23.00] Bamberg SO/Horst Stein
MAX REGER (1873-1916) Hiller Variations (1907) [45.50] Ballet Suite (1913) [19.10]  Bamberg SO/Horst Stein
MAX REGER (1873-1916) Comedy Overture (1911) [8.14] Symphonic Rhapsody for violin and orchestra (1916) [23.08] Suite for violin and orchestra [24.39] Scherzino for horn and orchestra [2.40].   Walter Forchert (violin) Marie Luise Neunecker (horn) Bamberg SO/Horst Stein
MAX REGER (1873-1916) Suite in Olden Style (1906) [23.00] Serenade (1906) [42.08]   Bamberg SO/Horst Stein
Nino ROTA Il cappello di paglia di Firenza (The Florentine Straw Hat) A comic opera in 4 acts Daniella Mazzuccato; Viorica Cortez; Ugo Benelli; Mario Basiola; Alfredo Mariotti. Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro di Roma directed by Nino Rota
JOLY BRAGA SANTOS (1924-88) Symphony No. 4 in e minor (1948)   'George Enescu' Choir Roumanian Radiotelevision SO/Silva Pereira
SHOSTAKOVICH. Piano Sonata No 1, Op 12; Piano Sonata No 2, Op 61; Twenty-four Preludes, Op 34; Prelude and Fugue in D minor, Op 87 No 24  . Raymond Clarke (piano)
Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Guntram - Opera in three Acts    Alan Woodrow; Elisabeth Wachutka Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana conducted by Gustav Kuhn
Peteris VASKS Violin Concerto, String Symphony   Gidon Kremer
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Five Mystical Songs, Five Tudor Portraits.    Sarah Walker: Soprano, Henry Allen: Baritone. Guildford Choral Society, Philharmonia Orchestra, Hilary Davan Wetton
MIKHAIL PLETNEV. Homage to Rachmaninov. RACHMANINOV. Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op 42; Etudes Tableaux, Op 33 Nos 5,6,8 and 9. BEETHOVEN. Sonata in E flat, Op 81 Les Adieux. MENDELSSOHN. Andante Cantabile and Presto agitato; Rondo Capriccioso, Op 14. CHOPIN. Andante spianato and Grand Polonaise, Op 22.  Mikhail Pletnev playing Rachmaninov's Steinway.
CELLO SONATAS. GREIG, Sonata in A minor, Op 36. CHOPIN, Sonata in G minor, Op 65. SCHUMANN, Adagio and Allegro, Op 70.     David Finckel (cello), Wu Han (piano)
CELLO SONATAS. STRAUSS, Richard: Sonata in F, Op 6. FRANCK: Sonata in A (originally for violin). FINCKEL, Edwin: Variations 'Willow Weep For Me'.     David Finckel (cello), Wu Han (piano)
THE KENNEDY EXPERIENCE   Kennedy and associates: cello, guitar/dobro, guitar, flute, bass, oboe and cello.
BBC PROMS 99   Artists and Music from the BBC Proms 99
The music of George and Ira GERSHWIN, IRVING BERLIN; JEROME KERN and COLE PORTER for:-
FRED ASTAIRE (1899-1987) - Let's face the Music and Dance -
A centenary celebration.

Spoken Word
GASTON LEROUX: The Phantom of the Opera.    Read by Jeremy Nicholas with Peter Yapp. Music by Berlioz, Franck, Massenet and Weber.
MARY SHELLEY: Frankenstein   Read by: Daniel Philpott, Jonathan Oliver and Chris Larkin
Book Reviews

Havergal Brian on Music - Volume I: British Music Edited by Malcolm MacDonald
Inglis GUNDRY Composers by the Grace of God

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Sir ARTHUR BLISS Checkmate Suite* Quintet for Clarinet and Strings** Hymn to Apollo* Music for Strings Pastoral 'Lie Strewn the White Flocks'         Janet Hilton (clarinet)**, Della Jones (mezzo) Lindsay String Quartet** Ulster Orchestra/Handley* Northern Sinfonia/Hickox
BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-76) Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes,  Young Apollo , Suite from Death in Venice,  Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge,  Lachrymae - Reflections on a song of John Dowland,  Simple Symphony  * Ulster Orchestra/Vernon Handley
Antonin DVORÁK (1841-1904) Complete Symphonic Poems:- Overture: My Home; The Water Goblin; The Golden Spinning Wheel; The Noon Witch; The Wood Dove; The Hero's Song.     Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Neeme Järvi
Sir Edward ELGAR (1857-1934) Variations on an Original Theme 'Enigma'/Pomp and Circumstance Marches 1-5 Sir Alexander Gibson conducting the Royal National Scottish Orchestra   Chanson de matin/Chanson de nuit/Serenade lyrique/Salut d'amour/Dream Children/Contrasts/Soliloquy for Oboe and Orchestra/Woodland Interlude from Caractacus/Two Interludes from Falstaff/Three Bavarian dances/Sospiri*/Minuet from Beau Brummel*/ Burlesco from The Spanish Lady */ Adieu*/Waltz from The Starlight Express*/Sursum corda* Norman Del Mar and George Hurst* conducting the Bournemouth Sinfonietta   
GUSTAV HOLST The Cloud Messenger, The Hymn of Jesus, Ave Maria, The Evening Watch, Seven Part Songs, A Choral Fantasia, A Dirge for Two Veterans, Ode to Death, This I have done for my true love, Four Part Songs.    Various artistes
LEOŠ JANÁCEK Idyll for String Orchestra , Suite for Strings , Jupiter Orchestra/Gregory Rose Sinfonietta , Overture - Jealousy, The Fiddler's Child , The Cunning Little Vixen Suite , Taras Bulba Czech PO/Jirí Behlolávek 
ALEXANDER SCRIABIN The Poem of Ecstasy, Symphony No. 2,  Symphony No. 3 The Divine Poem  Rêverie     Various artistes
STRAVINSKY +Symphony no l in E flat, Op 1; +Symphony in C; +Ode; +Symphony in three movements: *Symphonies of wind instruments; ^The Fairy's Kiss.     Various artistes
WILLIAM WALTON Symphony  no 1 (a) Cello Concerto (a) Belshazzar's Feast (a & b), Coronation Te Deum (a & c) Coronation March: Crown Imperial (d) Anniversary Fanfare (d) Coronation March: Orb and Sceptre (d)       Various artistes
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Overture; The Poisoned Kiss; Overture The Wasps; 2 Hymn Tune Preludes; The Running Set; Flos Campi; Suite for viola and orchestra; Sea Songs; Three Songs from The House of Life; Six Studies in English Folksong; Romance for harmonica and strings; Linden Lea; Fantasia on Greensleeves; Serenade to Music.     Various artistes  
Other Reviews

MALCOLM ARNOLD Music for Wind Symphony Band       Dallas Wind Symphony / Jerry Junkin  
KLEMPERER'S TITANIC BACH J S BACH: Choruses from Mass in B Minor (Previously unpublished)    Philharmonia Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra Otto Klemperer  
ARNOLD BAX Symphony No. 2; November Woods    Royal Scottish National Orchestra/David Lloyd-Jones.
BELL, Derek: Variations. "Come on, Northern Ireland, Come on"*; Divertissement Variations on a tune kindly contributed by Dr Paddy Moloney+; Toccata Burlesca for oboe and pianoº; Symphony No 2, 'The Violet Flame'*; DOUNO, Beinsa: Izgryava Slunteseto§; Vehadi§; Klamen Zenu§; Gospodi kolko Te obicham§.
FRANZ ADOLF BERWALD The Four Symphonies    Jena PO/David Montgomery
George Whitefield CHADWICK   Symphonic Sketches, Melpomene Overture, Tam O'Shanter (Symphonic Poem)    Czech State PO/Jose Serebrier
George Whitefield CHADWICK  Suite Symphonique, Aphrodite (Symphonic Poem), Elegy     Czech State PO/Jose Serebrier
ZEZ CONFREY (1895-1971) Piano Music     Eteri Andjaparidze (piano)
DUSSEK. Music For Harp and Piano. Duo Concertant in B flat Op 69 no 1; Duo Concertant in B flat Op 69 no 3; Sonata in F sharp minor Op 61.    Derek Bell (harp) Joanna Leach (square piano).
FIELD, John. Nocturnes 1 - 16.   Joanna Leach (square piano) 
ALBERTO GINASTERA (1916-83) Violin Concerto*(1963) [26.37] BELA BARTÓK (1881-1945) Violin Sonata** (op. Posth) (1904) [27.09]   *Salvatore Accardo (violin)/Hopkins Center Orchestra/Mario di Bonaventura **Salvatore Accardo (violin) / Noel Lee (piano)
EUGENE GOOSSENS (1893-1962) Divertissement (1959-60) [18.37] Variations on a Chinese Theme (1911-12) [27.18] The Eternal Rhythm (1913) [20.24] Kaleidoscope (1917, 1933) [9.50]    Melbourne SO/Vernon Handley
EUGENE GOOSSENS (1893-1962) Symphony No. 1 (1940) 42.02 Oboe Concerto (1927) 12.22 Tam O'Shanter (1919) 3.10 Concert Piece for two harps, oboe (doubling cor anglais) and orchestra (1958) 22.00
EUGENE GOOSSENS (1893-1962) Symphony No 2 (1944)  Concertino (1927)  Fantasy for Nine Winds (1924)    Sydney SO/Vernon Handley.
FERDE GROFÉ (1892-1972): Mississippi Suite (1926) [13.35] Grand Canyon Suite (1931) [32.00] Niagara Falls Suite (1961) [22.11]     Bournemouth SO/William T Stromberg  
HOWARD HANSON (1896-1981) Symphony No. 2 (1930) [27.37] Symphony No. 4 (1943) [20.54] Elegy for Koussevitsky [10.54]    Jena PO/David Montgomery
KARL AMADEUS HARTMANN (1905-63) Symphony 5 *(1950) Symphony 6 **(1951-55) Symphony 8 #(1960-62)   various artists
GUSTAV HOLST Music for Wind Symphony Band    Dallas Wind Symphony / Howard Dunn 
ALAN HOVHANESS Symphony No. 9 Saint Vartan  Artik Concerto for Horn and Strings    National PO of London/Alan Hovhaness
ALAN HOVHANESS Symphony No. 11 All Men Are Brothers,   Armenian Rhapsody No. 1,   Prayer of Saint Gregory,  Tzaikerk    RPO/Alan Hovhaness
JANIS IVANOVS 1906-83 Orchestral Music - Vol. 1 - 1933-36 Symphony No. 1 (1933) *[13:18] Latgalian Landscapes (1936) ** [17:50] Symphony No 2 (1935) *** [31:33]    Latvian National SO conducted by Imants Resnis *; Janis Zirnis **; Vassily Sinaisky ***
JANIS IVANOVS 1906-83 Orchestral Music - Vol. 2 - 1938 Symphony No. 3 (1938) * [29:56] Cello Concerto (1938) ** [19:13]   The Cloudy Mountain - Symphonic Poem (1938) *** [9:03]     * ** Latvian National SO, Latvian National Opera Orchestra, ** Mâris Villerušs (cello), conducted by Leonids Vigner ** ***; ImantsResnis *
LEOS JANACEK (1854-1928) Sinfonietta (1924) [16.28] Lachian Dances (1906) [5.39] Taras Bulba (1928) [6.02]    Czech State PO, Brno/Jose Serebrier
LEOS JANACEK (1854-1928) The Cunningly Little Vixen suite (1924) [16.28] Jealousy prelude (1906) [5.39] From The House of the Dead (1928) [6.02] The Makropoulos Case (symphonic synthesis by Jose Serebrier) [31.02]    Czech State PO, Brno/Jose Serebrier
JEFFREYS, John ; Of Fire and Dew - 21 Baritone Songs    Jonathan Veira, baritone, Shelley Katz, piano  
Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD's arrangements of Mendelssohn's music for Max Reinhardt's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream 
ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD Highlights from the operas - archive recordings
ALBÉRIC MAGNARD (1865-1914)The Four Symphonies   BBC Scottish SO/Jean-Yves Ossonce
JOSEPH MARX (1882-1964) Lieder: 20 songs (1906-11)     Dinah Bryant (soprano) Daniel Blumenthal (piano)
MOZART Piano Sonatas -Vol 1 Sonata in C , K330; Fantasie in C minor, K475; Sonata in C Minor, K457; Sonata in A, K331.    Peter Katin (piano)
MOZART. Piano Sonatas - Vol 4. Sonata in D, K284; Sonata in B flat, K570; Sonata in F K533/494.    Peter Katin [piano].
VITEZSLAV NOVAK 1870-1949 Slovak Suite (1903)  Melancholic Songs of Love (1906) * Serenade (1894)     * Jana Tetourova (soprano) Prague Chamber PO/Jiri Behlolavek  
Ignacy Jan PADEREWSKI (1860-1941) Symphony in B Minor Polonia (1903-1908)   BBC Scottish SO/Jerzy Maksymiuk
Alan RAWSTHORNE (1905-1971) - Orchestral Works: Concerto for String Orchestra, Concertante pastorale for flute, horn and strings, Light music for strings, Suite for recorder and string orchestra, Elegiac rhapsody for string orchestra, Divertimento for chamber orchestra.   Conrad Marshall (flute), Rebecca Goldberg (horn), John Turner (recorder), Northern Chamber Orchestra conducted by David Lloyd-Jones 
MAX REGER 1873-1916 Concerto in Olden Style (1912) [19.23] Sinfonietta (1904) [50.12]   Bamberg SO/Horst Stein (Peter Rosenberg, Harald Orlovsky (violins) - Concerto)
ROYLANCE David and GALVIN Bob. The Tall Ships Suite; Ocean Fantasia; Voyager.    Alan Hicks (piano). Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Bill Connor.
MIKLÓS RÓZSA Piano music Piano Sonata (1948) [19.38]   Bagatelles (1932) [10.43]   Variations (1932) [11.34]   The Vintner's Daughter (1952) [14.37]    Eric Parkin (piano - Bösendorfer 9ft concert grand) 
SCHUMANN Carnaval, Op 9; Waldszenen, Op 82; Album for the Young Op 68 (seven pieces only).     Andreas Boyde (piano)
SIMPSON, Robert. String Quartet no 14 and no 15; Quintet for clarinet, bass clarinet and string trio.    Joy Farrell (clarinet), Fiona Cross (bass clarinet), Vanburgh String Quartet.
George TEMPLETON STRONG ((1856-1948) Symphony No.2 in G minor "Sintram",  Chorale on a Theme of Hans Leo Hassler    Moscow Symphony Orchestra conducted by Adriano
SZYMANOWSKI. Piano Sonata No 1, Op 8; Piano Sonata No 2. Op 21; Piano Sonata No 3, Op 36; Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor.    Raymond Clarke (piano)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Manfred Symphony. LIZST: 'Tasso, Lamento e Trionfo'.    Orchestre Nationale de la Redifussion Francaise, Philharmonia Orchestra Constantin Silvestri.
WILLIAM WALTON Symphony  no 1 [DDD]  (a) Symphony No 2 (c) Cello Concerto (b)  Violin Concerto (d) Portsmouth Point (c) Scapino (c) Paul Tortelier (b), Ida Haendel (d), Philharmonia Orchestra (a), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (b & d), London Symphony Orchestra (c) conducted by Bernard Haitink (a), Paavo Berglund (b & d), André Previn (c) 
ELINOR REMICK WARREN (1900-1991) Singing Earth (1948, 1952) [14.40]  The Harp Weaver (1930?) [17.20]  The Sleeping Beauty (1940) [17.03]  Abram In Egypt (1960?) [20.12]    Thomas Hampson (bar) Polish Radio SO and Chorus/Bruce Ferden
ARIEL'S MUSIC. Music for clarinet and orchestra. DEAN, Brett: Ariel's Music; PISTON, Walter: Clarinet Concerto; VEALE, John: Clarinet Concerto; LUTOSLAWSKI Witold: Dance Preludes; SABIN, Nigel: An Australian Holiday.        Paul Dean (clarinet), Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Richard Mills.
FOUR SQUARE A selection of 18th and 19th century piano music played on square pianos by Joanna Leach.
SOLER Sonata no 90 in F sharp minor HAYDN Sonata in C, Hob.XVI:1, BACH Partita No 1 in B flat (four movements only) MOZART Fantasie in D minor K397 SCHUBERT Impromptu in A flat D899 no 4; MENDELSSOHN Song without words Op 19 no 1; MOZART Sonata in A, K331.
Historic recordings by LOUIS KAUFMAN (violin)      with Paul Ulanowsky (piano)
SOUTH AFRICAN ORCHESTRAL WORKS: W.H. BELL (1873-1946) Symphony No. 4 in A minor - A South African Symphony (1927) [37.45] GIDEON FAGAN (1904-1980) Concert Overture in D (1954) [8.28] Ilala (tone poem) (1942) * [15.28]    National SO of the South African Broadcasting Corporation Peter Marchbank Richard Cock*
PROKOFIEV. The Fiery Angel. Opera in five acts and seven scenes.    Soloists, Kirov Chorus and orchestra/Valery Gergiev.
THE CARL NIELSEN CD-ROM CARL NIELSEN - The Man and the Music (Mennesket og Musikken) A multi-media reference about the composer, Carl Nielsen and his music - in words, pictures, sound and film.
CLASSIC CHILLING TALES Volume 1.    Stories by Edgar Allen Poe, O' Henry, Guy de Maupassant, Saki, M.R. James and Rudyard Kipling  
THE HISTORY OF CLASSICAL MUSIC. By Richard Fawkes   Read by Robert Powell  
POETS OF THE GREAT WAR: Poems by: Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenborg, Richard Aldington, Edmund Blunden, Edward Thomas, Rupert Brooke and many others. Music by Elgar and Britten.    Read by: Michael Maloney, Jasper Britton, Michael Sheen and Sarah Woodward.  
Inglis GUNDRY Last Boy of the Family - a musical memoir Thames Publishing ISBN 0 905211 00 6 £12.50

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