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February 1999

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Over 45 discs reviewed this month

ARENSKY Egyptian Nights     Moscow SO/ Dmitry Yablonsky    MARCO POLO 8.225028 (50:43)

Howard BLAKE A Month in the Country; Violin Concerto "The Leeds"; Sinfonietta for 10 brass instruments. Christiane Edinger (violin) English Northern Philharmonia conducted by Paul Daniel ASV CD DCA 905

ERNEST BLOCH - BLOCH PERFORMS BLOCH Schelomo (Hebrew Rhapsody) for cello and orchestra (1916) *, From Jewish Life for cello and piano (1924) **, Sacred Service (Avodath Hakodesh) for baritone, choir and orchestra ***. Zara Nelsova (cello) *, Aron Marko Rothmüller ***, London Philharmonic Choir ***, LPO * ***, Composer * ** ***  Jewish Musical Heritage Recordings SMHR CD015 [73:32]

BRITTEN Violin Concerto (1939 rev 1950) ** WALTON Violin Concerto (1939) * Sergej Azizian (violin) Copenhagen PO * cond Giordano Bellincampi ** cond Osmo Vanska. recorded 1996/97 Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen ClassicO CLASSCD 233 [63:58]

Anton BRUCKNER Symphony No.4 in E flat major, "Romantic" (1878/80 version, ed. Haas) Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by George Tintner Naxos 8.554128

EISLER The Hollywood Songbook Matthias Goerne (baritone) and Eric Schneider (piano) DECCA 460 582-2 [70:09]

Edward ELGAR: In the South (Alassio) Op. 50*. Enigma Variations Op. 36$. Pomp and Circumstance March No. 5$. Chanson de Nuit, Chanson de Matin. Op. 15*, The Starlight Express Op. 78^. National Symphony Orchestra Boyd Neel*, Sir Malcolm Sargent$, Sir Charles Groves^ Dutton Laboratories CDK 1203 [71] ADD (Recorded in 1945)

MANUEL DE FALLA (1876-1946) Grabaciones Históricas - Historic Recordings  (1923-1976 commercial recordings, radio tapes and live concert hall tapes) Junta de Andalucia - Consejeria de Cultura  Almaviva DS0121 4CDs

GABRIEL FAURÉ (1845-1924) Requiem (1893 version) - world premiere of version with harmonium 32:20 Pelléas et Mélisande suite (1898) Op. 80 16.44 Three Mélodies (Dream Sequence) orchestrated by Douglas Bostock 6:56 world premiere Pavane (chorus and orch) Op. 50 (1877) 5:53 Pueri Gaudentes Chamber Philharmonic of Bohemia/Douglas Bostock ClassicO CLASSCD 241 62:30

ZDENEK FIBICH Hippodamia Trilogy (1889-91) - three melodramas 1. The Courtship of Pelops 2. The Atonement of Tantalus 3. Hippodamia’s Death .SUPRAPHON SU 3037-2 616

G.F.HANDEL: FURY WITH RED SPARKLING EYES Dramatic arias by Handel JENNIFER LANE (mezzo)  Brewer Chamber Orcestra conducter by Rudolph Palmer NEWPORT CLASSICS CD NPD 85628

KARL AMADEUS HARTMANN (1905-63) The Eight Symphonies & Gesangs-Szene (1935-63) Bavarian Radio SO Wergo WER60187-90-50

Joseph HOROVITZ Trumpet Concerto; Oboe Concerto; Jubilee Serenade; Sinfonietta;Canzonet; Rondino. Nicholas Daniel (oboe); James Watson (trumpet) with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Joseph Horovitz ASV CD WHL 2114 [67:14]

Sidney JONES The Geisha     Lilian Watson; Christopher Maltman; SarahWalker; Richard Suart; the New London Light Opera Chorus and Orchestraconducted by Ronald Corp    HYPERION CDA67006 [77:12]

ARAM KHACHATURYAN (1903-1978) Violin Concerto in D minor  Leonid Kogan (vn)/Grand SO/composer Concerto-Rhapsody in B minor for violin and orchestra - Leonid Kogan (vn)/Moscow SO/KondrashinRevelation RV 10065

MARTIN KISZKO The Battle of the Sexes OST (1999) Incidental Music to the BBC wild life documentary series on The Natural History of Sex 18 tracks. City of Prague PO/Harry Rabinowitz BBC MK1103

David LYON (b.1938) Light Music Michael Thompson (horn) with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by David Lloyd-Jones MARCO POLO 8.225039 [60:59] Concerto for Horn and Strings; Fairytale Suite; Fantasia on a Nursery Song; Farnham Suite for Strings; Country Lanes; Overture to a Comic Opera; Waltz for Strings; Ballet for Orchestra.

CZESLAW MAREK 1891-1985 Suite for orchestra Op 25 (1926 rev 1943) Meditations Op 14 (1911-13) Sinfonia Op 28 (1928) Philharmonia/Gary Brain.  Vol 1 Koch International 3-6439-2 (74:31)

CZESLAW MAREK 1891-1985 Orchestral Works Vols 1-2 Capriccio Op 15 (1915) Serenade for violin and orchestra (1916-18) (Ingolf Turban - violin) Sinfonietta (1916)  Vol 2 Koch International 3-6440-2 (66:52)

CZESLAW MAREK (1891-1985) Vol. 3: Rural Scenes - seven songs for high voice and orchestra (1929) Village Songs - seven songs for high voice and orchestra (1934) Polish Hymn (1975); Death Melody (1924); Greeting (1924); A Look Backwards (1911) (a cappella male chorus) Elzbieta Szmytka (soprano) Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra/Gary Brain KOCH SCHWANN 3-6441-2 [58:30] recorded May 1997, Abbey Rd, London

FRANK MARTIN (1890-1974) Golgotha - Passion Oratorio (1946)  Martina von Bargen (sop) Margit Hungerbühler (con) Friedhelm Decker (ten) Joachim Gebhardt (bar) - Christus Martin Blasius (Bass) Chor der Erlöserkirche, Bad Homburg Offenbacher Kammmerorkester cond: Hayko Siemens VENGO 21.401

JOSEPH MARX (1882-1964) Violin Sonata (No. 1) in A major (1913) Tobias Ringborg (violin) Daniel Blumenthal (piano)Pavane ADW7378

NIKOLAI MIASKOVSKY (1881-1950) Symphony No. 1 in C minor Op. 3 (1908) c. 42mins State SO of the Ministry of Culture Gennadi Rozhdestvenski  Symphony No. 5 in D Op. 18 (1919) c. 31 mins State Academic SO of the USSR Gennadi Rozhdestvenski. Revelation RV10069

NICOLAI MIASKOVSKY (1881-1950) Symphony No. 2 in C sharp minor Op. 11 (1910) Symphony No. 22 Symphonic Ballad Op. 54 (1941) State Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (No 2); State Symphony of the USSR, Evgeny Svetlanov (No.22). Revelation RV10068 [79:51 ]

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