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February 1999 part 2

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OSKAR NEDBAL (1874-1930) Orchestral Music Carlsbad SO/Douglas Bostock recorded Karlovy Vary, January 1997 ClassicO CLASSCD192 [61:07]

VITEZSLAV NOVAK (1870-1949) South Bohemian Suite (1937) 29:57 Eight Nocturnes (sop & orch) (1907) 29:25 Daniela Strakova (sop) Carlsbad SO/Douglas Bostock ClassicO CLASSCD 191 [59:32]

ALLAN PETTERSSON (1911-80) Symphonies 10 (1970-72) and 11 (1973) Hannover Radio PO (NDR)/Alun Francis CPO 999 285-2

Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Piano Concerto in G major. Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major*. Valse nobles et sentimentales Krystian Zimerman (piano); Pierre Boulez conducting The Cleveland Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra* DG 449 213-2 [55:45]

Nicholas SACKMAN String Quartet No. 2  George NICHOLSON String Quartet No.3   Bochmann Quartet Metier MSV CD92016 [56:10]

John SCOTT A Colchester Symphony    The Colchester Institute Symphony Orchestra conducted by Christopher Phelps   COLCHESTER INSTITUTE CBC CD 001 [66:30]

Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) The Film Album   Riccardo Chailly conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra DECCA 460 792-2 [78:02]

RUDI STEPHAN Liebeszauber (Magic of Love) for baritone and orchestra Music for Orchestra,Music for violin and orchestra , Music for seven stringed instruments Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) Hans Maile (violin) Deutsches SO, Berlin/Hans ZenderKoch Schwann 3-6709-2 [69:27]

Michael TIPPETT Sonata no 2; Nicholas SACKMAN Sonata; Robert SAXTON, Chacony for the left hand; Justin CONNOLLY, Sonatina in five studies Op 1  Steven Neugarten (piano) Metier MSV CD92008 [56:10]

Michael TIPPETT Sonata No.3;  John McCABE Fantasy on a theme of Liszt ; Paul PATTERSON  A Tunnel of Time Op 66; Nigel CLARKE Solstice Graham Caskie (piano) Metier MSV CD92004 [60:01]

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No. 5; Valiant-for-truth; The Pilgrim Pavement; Hymn-tune Preludeon Song 13; Psalm 23; Prelude and Fugue in C minor. Ian Watson (organ);Richard Hickox Singers; London Symphony Orchestra/Richard Hickox ChandosCHAN 9666 [70:48]

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No. 6; In the Fen Country; On Wenlock Edge. Ian Bostridge (tenor);London Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernard Haitink EMI CDC5 56762 2 [68:41]

GERARD VICTORY (1921-95) Ultima Rerum (1975-83) Virginia Kerr (sop) Bernadette Greevy (mezzo) Adrian Thompson (ten) Alan Opie (bar) RTE Philharmonic Choir Cór na Óg RTE National Chamber Choir/Colin Mawby National SO Ireland/Colman Pearce recorded December 1992 Marco Polo 8.223532-3  2 CDs [97:51]

ERMANNO WOLF-FERRARI (1876-1948) Violin Concerto (1943) Serenade for strings (1894) Ulf Hoelscher (violin) Frankfurt Radio SO/Alun Francis CPO 999 271-2

ERMANNO WOLF-FERRARI (1876-1948) Cello Concerto "Invocazione" (1945) Sinfonia Brevis (1944)  Gustav Rivinius (cello) Frankfurt Radio SO/Alun Francis CPO 999 278-2

Brian Kay's BRITISH LIGHT MUSIC Classics Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Gavin Sutherland ASV CD WHL 2113 [70:11]

ENGLISH ORGAN MUSIC  Matthew Morley at the organ of St Barnabas Church, Dulwich, LondonBEULAH  1RF3 

O SPRITE HEROIC: The life, love and death of Sir Philip Sidney explored The Trinity Consort recorded in St Paul's Church, Rusthall.BEULAH 1RF2

TWENTY-SIX DANISH VIOLIN CONCERTOS - PLAYED BY KAI LAURSEN (1924-1996) Danacord DACOCD 461-470 (10CD not available separately)

RUSSIAN VIOLIN CONCERTOS Knipper, Khrennikov, Karayev, Rakov rec 1947-1989 Russian Revelation - Rare Repertoire RV10104

RARE RUSSIAN SYMPHONIES Vol. 2.Rostislav BOIKO (1931-) No 2 [21] Revol BUNIN (1924-1976) No 6 [22] Revaz GABICHVADZE (1913-) for strings, piano & timps [22] Revelation Records RV10105  [66:20]

RARE RUSSIAN SYMPHONIES Vol 3: Boris PARSADANIAN (1925-) No 2 [44 mins] Arif MELIKOV (1923-) No 2 [24 mins] Revelation Records RV10109 [67:53]


Albert GINASTERA Panambí , Estancia  London Symphony Orchestra: Gisele Ben-DorConifer 75605 51336 2 [72.22]

Silvestre REVUELTAS Homenaje a Federico Garcia Lorca, Sensemaya, New Philharmonia Orchestra: Eduardo Mata  Ocho X Radio, Toccata, Alcancías, Planos London Sinfonietta: David AthertonLa Noche de los Mayas  Orquesta Sinfónica de Jalapa: Luis Herrera de la Fuente   Catalyst 09026 62672 2

Heitor VILLA-LOBOS  Gênesis, Erosão, Amazonas, Dawn in a Tropical Forest Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra - Roberto Duarte Marco Polo 8.223357

Heitor VILLA-LOBOS  Symphony No. 4 "Victoria", Cello Concerto No.2, Amazonas Simon-Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Andrés Díaz Cello, conductor: Enrique Arturo Diemecke Dorian DOR-90228

Book Review

A MUSICIAN'S DICTIONARY by David W. Barber with cartoons by Dave Donald Preface by Yehudi MenuhinPublished by Sound & Vision $11:95 (North America) £5:95 (UK)


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