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Gustav MAHLER: Symphony No.3 in D minor Birgit Remmert, CBSO Youth Choir, Ladies of the CBSO Chorus, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conducted by Sir Simon Rattle EMI CDS 556657 2

Gustav MAHLER: Symphony No.3 in D minor Kerstin Meyer, Ladies of the Hallé Choir, Boys of Manchester Grammar School, The Hallé Orchestra. Conducted by Sir John Barbirolli BBC Legends BBCL 4004-7

WILLIAM MATHIAS Piano Sonata No. 1 Op. 23 Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 46 JOHN PICKARD A Starlit Dome Piano Sonata Raymond Clarke, piano MINERVA ATHENE ATH CD 15

VITEZSLAV NOVAK   South Bohemian Suite , Eight Nocturnes Daniela Strakova (sop) Carlsbad SO/Douglas Bostock ClassicO CLASSCD 191

ALLAN PETTERSSON Symphonies No 5 (1960-62), No 16 (1979) Saarbrucken Radio SO/Alun Francis, John-Edward Kelly (saxophone) in No 16 CPO 999 284-2

ALLAN PETTERSSON Symphonies No 8 (1969), No 10 (1972) Norrkoping SO/Leif Segerstam BIS-CD-880

Edmund RUBBRA (1901-1986): Four Medieval Latin Lyrics for baritone and string orchestra Op.32, Five Spenser Sonnets for tenor and string Orchestra Op.42, Amoretti (Five Spenser Sonnets – second series) for tenor and string quartet Op.43, Sinfonietta for large string orchestra Op. 163 Martyn Hill (tenor), David Wilson-Johnson (baritone), Endellion String Quartet, City of London Sinfonia conducted by Hans-Hubert Schönzeler EMI British Composers series CDM5 66936 2 (mid-price reissue)

SAINT-SAENS Africa, for piano and orchestra. Symphonies: No. 2 in A; in F, “Urbs Roma” Jean-Jacques Kantorow, cond; Tapiola Sinf; Laura Mikkola (pn) BIS CD790 (73:03)

FLORENT SCHMITT (1870-1958) Sonate Libre (violin and piano) Op. 68; Trois Rapsodies (two pianos) Op. 53; Hasards (piano, violin, viola, cello) Op. 96. Sonate: Régis Pasquier; Huseyin Sermet.  Rapsodies: Sermet; Kun Woo Paik Hasards: Haridas Greif; Pasquier (Régis and Bruno); Roland Pidoux. recorded September 1992, Lyon, Paris AUVIDIS VALOIS V4679 [66:30]

HUMPHREY SEARLE Symphony No 1 Op 23; Symphony No 4 Op 38; Night Music Op 2; Overture to a Drama Op 17 CPO 999 541-2 Symphony No 2 Op 27; Symphony No 3 Op 36; Symphony No 5 Op 43 CPO 999 375-2 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Alun Francis.

ALEXANDER SCRIABIN (1872-1915) Symphony No 3 in C minor 'Le Divin Poème' (1903) Concertgebouw Orchestra/Kiril Kondrashin Live recording of a concert on 12 February 1976 ETCETERA KTC 1027 [46:01]

RUDI STEPHAN (1887-1915) Liebeszauber (Magic of Love) for baritone and orchestra (1911) 10:22 Music for Orchestra (1913) 16:38 Music for violin and orchestra (1911) 17:30 Music for seven stringed instruments (1911) 24:27 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) Hans Maile (violin) Deutsches SO, Berlin/Hans Zender Recorded April 1983 at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem  Koch Schwann 3-6709-2 [69:27]

PETER TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1903) Piano Concerto No 2 in G major (1879) DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) Symphony No 9 in E flat major Op. 70 (1945)  Andreas Boyde (piano) Freiburg PO/Johannes Fritzsch Live broadcast recording on 13/14 January 1997 at Sudwestfunk  Landestudio, Freiburg - Konzerthaus Freiburg MINERVA ATHENE ATH CD 16 [73:34]



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]

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 7 ‘Sinfonia Antartica’ Symphony No. 8. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Lynda Russell: Soprano, Waynflete Singers  Kees Bakels Naxos 8.550737 [71m] DDD Symphony No. 7:

Symphony No. 8:

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Job, a masque for dancing; Prelude on an old carol tune; Variations for orchestra (orch - Gordon Jacob). Munich Symphony Orchestra, Douglas Bostock. British Symphonic Collection vol. 2. Classico CLASSCD 244 [63.47]


MATTHIJS VERMEULEN (1888-1967) The Seven Symphonies various performers. Made available by the Donemus Foundation Composer's Voice CV36-38 (3CDs - box)

THOMAS WILSON Violin Concerto SHOSTAKOVICH Festival Overture HOLST Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus (The Planets). Ernst Kovacic (vn), National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, Christopher Seaman. Linn Records NYOS NYOS001

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