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Classical Editor: Rob Barnett,  Reviewers: Rob Barnett, Ian Lace, Len Mullenger, and:  Richard Adams, Colin Anderson, Terry Barfoot,  Marc Bridle, Arthur Butterworth, Colin Clarke, Paul Conway, Gary Dalkin, Andy Daly, Tony Duggan, Harry Downey,  Gerald Fenech,  Lewis Foreman, David Frieze, Malcolm Galloway,  Ian Marchant, John Phillips, Ailís Ní Ríain, Humphrey Smith, Philip Scowcroft, Colin Scott Sutherland, Andrew Seivewright, Richard Whitehouse, Reg Williamson, Peter Grahame Woolf, David Wright. A complete list of contributors can be seen here

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This review will appear in the July edition of IRR.

Songs from Latin America
Marina Tafur (soprano); Nigel Foster (piano).
Lorelt LNT112 (full price, 1 hour 15 minutes). Texts and translations included. Producer Odaline de la Martinez. Engineer Mike Skeet. Date June and September, 1996.


ELGAR (1857-1934) Bostock and the Münchner Symphoniker in rare ELGAR orchestral and vocal works - many world premiere recordings The Crown of India March, Hail Immemorial Ind from The Crown of India *, The Wind at Dawn *, Empire March, A Voice in the Desert * **, Polonia
Piano Concerto (slow movement) ***, The Spanish Lady suite, Civic Fanfare - Hereford.
Christine Østergaard (mezzo) * Peter Hall (Narrator) ** Margaret Fingerhut (piano) *** Münchner Symphoniker/Douglas Bostock rec 19-20 April 2000, Bavaria Tonstudio, München The British Symphonic Collection Vol. 7 CLASSICO CLASSCD334 [65.12]

OCKEGHEM Masses L'Homme Armé; Sine nomine a3   The Clerks' Group/Edward Wickham ASV Gaudeamus GAU 204 57'37" [PW]
Verdi Heroines Angela Gheorghiu, Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Chailly DECCA 466 952-2 (67 minutes), Full Price [MB]

Richard STRAUSS: Elektra: Recordings Introduction and Survey by Marc Bridle

OCKEGHEM - Recommended Recordings by Peter Grahame Woolf

A Survey of the Mahler Symphonies
Tony Duggan completes his  series of comparative reviews of recordings of the Mahler symphonies:
Symphony No 10

HORENSTEIN on VOX Legends reviewed by Tony Duggan
BRAHMS: Symphony No.1 in C minor Variations on a Theme of Haydn Symphony Orchestra of Southwest German Radio, Baden-Baden. Conducted by Jascha Horenstein (Recordings from 1958) Vox Legends Vox 7801 [TD]
BRAHMS: Symphony No.3 WAGNER:  Overture to "Tannhauser"; Prelude to "Die Meistersinger" Act I Symphony Orchestra of Southwest German Radio, Baden-Baden
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Jascha Horenstein  (Recordings from 1958 and 1954) Vox Legends Vox 7802 [TD]

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.5 in D minor JANACEK:  Taras Bulba - Rhapsody For Orchestra Vienna Pro Musica Conducted by Jascha Horenstein   (Recordings from 1952 and 1955) Vox Legends Vox 7803 [TD]
STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring, The Firebird Suite (1919) Symphony Orchestra of Southwest German Radio, Baden-Baden. Conducted by Jascha Horenstein. (Recordings from 1957) Vox Legends Vox 7804 [TD]

The Arion Ensemble of Canada

Marais, Mondonville, Quentin, Telemann & Villeneuve Conversations en musique.
Atma 2 9717 (Duschene DD 71722) 62'44" [PW
Telemann Paris Quartets Nos. 4, 5 & 6.
CBC Records MVCD 1040 61'36" [PW]

Leclair Concertos for violin (Op. 7/2, 7/6 & 10/1) & flute (Op. 7/3); Arion Ensemble with Monica Huggett (baroque violin) & Claire Guimond (baroque flute).
Atma ACD 2 2143. 63 mins. [PW]

Corrette Symphonies des noels and Concertos comiques.
Atma ACD 2 2192 67'32"  [PW]

Alphabetical Listing

ALKAN (1813-1888) complete works for piano and orchestra: Piano Concerto Op. 39 24.49
Concerto da Camera No. 1 Op. 10 14.18 Concerto da Camera No. 2 7.31 Concerto da Camera No. 3 (recon Hugh Macdonald) 5.13 Dmitri Feofanov (piano) Razumovsky SO/Robert Stankovsky   rec 16-18 Dec 1995 Bratislava NAXOS 8.553702 [52.01] [RB]
William ALWYN  Fantasy-Waltzes music for piano performed by Julian Milford Chandos CHAN 9825 [69:44] [GD]
ARTYOMOV (b.1940) Scenes (1971) 13.03 Star Wind (1981) 14.25 Ave Maria (1989) 7.43 Tempo Costante (1970) 16.24 Pieta (1992, 1996) 21.29 various artists conducted by Murad Annamamedov and Victor Popov (Ave)BOHEME Classical CDBMR 002124 [73.04] [RB]
Carl Philipp Emanuel BACH The Complete Keyboard Concertos - Volume 9 Concerto in E flat major, H.446 (W.35) Sonatina in D major, H.449 (w.96) World Premiere Recording Concerto in C minor, H407 (W.5) World Premiere Recording Sonatina in G major, H 451 (W.98) World Premiere Recording Miklos Spanyi, tangent piano Concerto Armonico (performing on period instruments) Artistic Directors: Peter Szuts and Miklos Spanyi Recorded April / May 1997 at the Angyafold Reformed Church, Budapest, Hungary. BIS-CD-868 DDD [70.42] [JP]
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685 -1750) Cembalokonzerte ( Harpsichord Concertos) Concerto in D Minor BWV 1052 20'11" Concerto in F Major BWV 1057 14'23" Concerto in D Major BWV 1054 15'19" Triple Concerto in A Minor for flute, violin and harpsichord BWV 1044 21'19" Concerto Italiano Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord and Director) Recorded Rome. Feb 1996 DDD Opus 111 30 - 153 TT 71'36" [HD]
BACH (1685 -1750) Violin Concertos A minor BWV 1041* 12'23" E Major BWV 1042* 15'31" D Minor BWV 1052* 20'53" D Minor for two violins BWV 1043 a 14'40" Kolja Blacher (vn)* , Christine Pichmeier (Vn) a ,Lisa Stewart (Vn) a , Cologne Chamber Orchestra - Helmut Müller-Brühl  Recorded December 1998. DDD   Naxos 8.554603 [63'44"] [HD]
BACH Art of Fugue & Canonic Variations. Jaroslav Tuma, Giedre Luksaite-Mrazova (organ)
Supraphon SU 3439-2 124'34" [PW]
BACH The Art of Fugue BWV 1080 Partita No. 2 in C minor BWV 826 Grigory Sokolov Recorded in the Gramzapis Studio, St. Petersburg, 1982. OPUS 111 OPS 52-9116 / 7  2 discs DDD [110.20] [JP]
BACH (1685 -1750) 74'27"Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue) Concerto Italiano Rinaldo Alessandrini (director) Recorded Frascati, Italy. June 1998 DDD Opus 111 OPS 30 - 191 [HD]
BACH (1685 - 1750) The Complete English Suites.   Antonio Piricone (piano) Recorded Studio 1, Radio Prague, 14/15 November 1998 (CD1) 1/2 July 1999 (CD 2) DDD   Classico CLASSCD 308 (2CD) [HD]
BACH (1685 - 1750) Goldberg Variations BWV 988 Pierre Hantaï (Cembalo) -(harpsichord) Recorded 9-11 June 1992, Haarlem, Holland.Harpsichord by Bruce Kennedy, Amsterdam 1985 (after Michael Mietke, Berlin 1702 - 1704? DDD OPUS 111 OPS 20-24 [77'26"] [HD]
BACH The Well-Tempered Clavier Books I & II.   Bernard Roberts (piano) Nimbus NI 5608/11 4hrs 17 mins 4CD bargain price [PW]
BACH Violoncello Suites 1 - 6, BWV1007 1012. Peter Bruns - cello (Tononi cello - Venice 1730). Digital Recording, Recorded May 1996 at St. Jean de Grenelle Church, Paris. OPUS 111 OPS202021 2 CDs [125.56] [JP]
BACH - Famous Cantatas Cantata BWV 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme! Cantata BWV 4, Christ lag in Todesbanden Laurence Dutoit (soprano), Kurt Equiluz (tenor) and Hans Braun (bass) Anton Heiller (continuo), Jurg Schaeftlein (oboe) Vienna State Chamber Choir and Opera Orchestra Felix Prohaska (conductor) recorded in Vienna, 13, 19, and 21 May, 1959. Vanguard Everyman Classics 08.6108.71 ADD Stereo [48.26] [JP]
BACH Cantatas BWV 119-121. Arleen Auger, Helen Donath, Ann Murray, Hildegard Laurich, Doris Soffel, Adalbert Krause, Wolfgang Schöne. Gachinger Kantorei, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart Helmuth Rilling. Hanssler Classics CD92.038 69m ADD. [GF]
BACH - Cantatas - Volume 12 - Suzuki Cantata No.147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben", BWV 147 Cantata No. 21, "Ich hatte viel Bekummernis", BWV 21 Yukari Nonoshita soprano Robin Blaze counter-tenor Gerd Turk tenor Peter Kooij bass Concerto Palatino (Brass Ensemble - BWV 21). Bach Collegium Japan - Masaaki Suzuki Recorded June 1999 at the Kobe Women's University, Japan.. BIS-CD-1125  DDD [69.21] [JP] [HD]
BACH (1685 - 1750) St. Luke Passion recomposed by Jan JIRÁSEK (After an idea by Carl Orff)
Evangelist - Mark Clear Jesus - Furio Zanasi Pilatus - Ulrik Cold Petrus - Steven Kronauer Bon Pueri Boys Choir Munich Oratorio  Choir Munich Symphony Orchestra Douglas Bostock Recorded Bavarian State Opera Studios, Munich. June 2 - 4 1999 DDD  Classico CLASSCD 278 [70'47"]
BARBER Orchestral Works Volume 1 The School for Scandal Overture. Op.5.Symphony No. 1, Op.9 First Essay for Orchestra, Op.12 Symphony No. 2, Op.19 Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Marin Alsop Playing Time 69.47, Digital Recording, Recorded 8-9 / 12 / 98.At Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow Naxos 8.559024 [JP]
BEETHOVEN (1770 - 1827) Violin Concerto in D Major, Op 61 38'42" TCHAIKOVSKY (1840 - 1893)* Violin Concerto in D Major, Op 35** 28'21" Bronislaw Huberman (violin) Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / George Szell Staatskapelle Berlin / William Steinberg AAD Naxos 8.110903 "Great Violinists" Series [67'02"] [HD]
BEETHOVEN, MENDELSSOHN  Violin Concertos  BACH Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: 1st movement, Adagio MENDELSSOHN Songs without words, vol 5, Opus 62: no 1, Andante espressivo in G major Fritz Kreisler/Berlin State Opera Orchestra/Leo Blech Naxos Historical 8.110909 78 mins.[PW]
ALBAN BERG Lulu orchestration of Act 3 completed by FRIEDRICH CERHA Teresa Stratas, Franz Mazura, Yvonne Minton, Kenneth Riegel, Gerd Nienstedt, Toni Blankenheim , Robert Tear , Helmut Pampuch, Jules Bastin, Ursula Boese, Claude Meloni, ; Pierre-Yves Le Maigat, Hanna Schwarz, Jane Manning, Anna Ringart, Paris Opéra Orchestra/Pierre Boulez. DEUTSCH GRAMMOPHON 463 617-2 DG Originals series(Previously issued on LP DG 2740213 and CD DG 415 489-2GH3) 3CDs [172.00] [RB]
BERWALD (1796-1868) Piano Concerto, Theme and Variations (1819),  Rondeau-Bagatelle, Tempo di Marcia, Presto Feroce, Duo for violin and piano Greta Erikson (piano) Josef Grünfarb (violin) Swedish Radio Orchestra/Stig Westerberg first issued on LP 1972 GENESIS GCD 111 [61.41] [RB]
BERWALD (1796 - 1868) Complete Duos. In D Minor for violin and piano 18'22" Fantasy on two Swedish folk-melodies 7'29" Concertino in A Minor for Violin & piano (fragment) 2'40" Duo Concertant in A Minor for two violins 24'48" Duo in B Flat Major for Cello and Piano 17'07" Tobias Ringborg (violin) ; David Bergström (violin) ; Mats Rondin (cello) ; Bengt-Åke Lundin (piano). Recorded Örebro, Sweden. 19 - 21 May 1997 DDD Naxos 8.554286 [70'20"] [HD]
BLOCH Sacred Service Ernest Bloch conducting LPO & Choir, Marko Rothmuller (bass-baritone) Rockport Records RR5001-2 44'20" MILHAUD Sacred Service Op.279
Central Synagogue Choir, New York, with Frederick Lechner (bar) & Alexander D. Richardson (organ)/Lazar Weiner (conductor) Rockport Records RR5005 60'20" [PW]
BOISMORTIER (1689 - 1755) Ballets de Village, Sérénade, Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet Le Concert Spirituel/Niquet Recorded Paris. 8 - 10 Sept 1997 DDDNaxos 8.554295 [74'45".] [HD]
BRAHMS: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2 Maurizio Pollini, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado
DG, 457 837-2 - 2 discs (44'59 & 48'37), Mid-price [MB]
BRAHMS Lieder - Complete Edition - Volume 2 Funf Gedichte op 19 Lieder und Gesange op 32 , Vier Gesange op. 43 Vier Lieder op 46.  Juliane Banse (sop), Andreas Schmidt (bar), accompanied by Helmut Deutsche  recorded August / December 1996 in conjunction with Sender Freies, Berlin. cpo 999 442-2 DDD Stereo, [57:33] [JP]
Benjamin BRITTEN (1913 - 1976) Rejoice in the Lamb, 16'04" Hymn to St. Cecilia 10'18" and other choral works. Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge. Conducted by Christopher Robinson. Recorded 13 - 15 July 1999, Cambridge. DDD Naxos 8.554791 [73'48"] [HD]
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 5 in B flat major BBC Symphony Orchestra  conducted by Jascha Horenstein Recorded Royal Albert Hall, London, 15th September 1971 BBC Legends - BBCL 4033-2 - STEREO (ADD) Total time 74.46 [JP]
BYRD (1543 - 1623) Mass for Four Voices 24'39" Mass for Five Voices 23'56" Thomas TALLIS (c1505 - 1585) Missa Salve Intemerata Virgo* 24'38" St. John's College Choir, Cambridge. Conductor George Guest Recorded March 1986 and Dec 1988* DDD   EMI Classics for Pleasure 5 74002 2 [73'13"] [HD]
JOHN CAGE (1912-1992): THREE2 (1991) (9'00") TWENTY-THREE (1988) (23'00") SIX (1991) (3'00") TWENTY-SIX (1991) (26'00") Christina Fong (violin/viola) Glenn Freeman (percussion) Karen Krummel (cello) The Orchard (Valley Media)  OGRE/OGRESS PRODUCTIONS
66991-6260  [RB]
CHAUSSON  Melodies  DEBUSSY Fetes galantes (1); Proses lyriques; Nuits blanches Christine Schäfer (soprano) and Irwin Gage (piano) with Stella Doufexis (mezzo) Deutsche Grammophon 459 682-2 75'56" [PW]
CHERUBINI (1760 -1842) String Quartet No 2 in C Major (1829) 29'11" String Quartet No 5 in F Major (1835) 25'43" HAUSMUSIK London Monica Hugget, Pavlo Beznosiuk , (violins) Roger Chase, (viola); Richard Lester (cello). Recorded June 24 -26 1997 Kammermusik Studio cpo 999 4642 DDD [54'54"] [HD]
COSTE (1805- 1883) Guitar Works. Vol 3. Pavel Steidl (Guitar) Recorded Newmarket, Canada. 16 - 20 December 1998 DDD Naxos 8.554353 [64'52"] [HD]
CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862 - 1918) Suite bergamasque 15.43 Pagodas 4.08 La Soiree dans Grenade 4.14 (from "Estampes") Reflets dans l'eau 4.39 (from "Images 1") L'Isle joyeuse 4.55
(1875 - 1937) Sonatine 10.03 La Vallee des cloches 4.51 (from "Miroirs")
(1810 - 1856) Kreisleriana. Op. 16 29.33 Fantasies
Walter Gieseking (pno).
Recorded BBC Studios, London. 29 Sept 1956 (Debussy, Ravel) Recorded BBC Studios, London. 6 Dec 1953 (Schumann) MONO recording. BBC Records. BBCL 4030-2 [79.04] [JP]
DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien - Symphonic Fragments:-The Court of Lilies; Ecstatic Dance and Finale from the first Act; The Passion The Good Shepherd Live Performance: 20th September 1982 Modest Petrowitsch MUSSORGSKY (1839-1881) Pictures at an Exhibition - orchestrated by Maurice RAVEL Live performance 21-23 February 1999 NDR-Sinfonieorchester conducted by Günther Wand RCA Red Seal/BMG 74321 72788 2 [54:31] [IL]
DEBUSSY Complete works for solo piano, vol.2  Images - Serie I. Images Serie II. Le Petit Negre. Children's Corner. La plus que lente Valse Romantique. Ballade. Danse (Tarantelle styrienne). Mazurka. Suite bergamasque. Hommage a Haydn. Elegie. Berceuse heroique. Page d'album. Etudes Book I. Etudes Book II. Etude Retrouvee Jean-Yves Thibaudet Decca 460 247-2, 2CD 150 mins.[PW]
DELIUS Orchestral Works Volume 1 First Cuckoo*; Summer Night on the River*; Eventyr; Paris; excerpts from Koanga and Hassan Beecham with London Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic* orchestras, London Select Choir Naxos Historical 8.110904 61'11" [PW]
Marcel Dupré  Complete Organ Music, Volume 8: Poèmes Symphonique Op. 37, 44 & 47. Jeremy Filsell (organ) Guild GMCD 7183 60 mins (PGW)
Vox clamatis/Organ concerto/Missa cum populo Czech Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus/Neumann, Pesek/Kamila Klugarova (organ) etc Panton 81 1141-2 60 mins [PW]
ELGAR (1857 - 1934) Pomp and Circumstances Marches Nos 1-5, Op. 39 27'56" Sea Pictures. Op 37 27'44" Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 * 16'39" London Philharmonic Orchestra Bernadette Greevy (contralto) Vernon Handley Recorded Watford Town Hall Feb 1981 St. Augustine's Church, Kilburn, London Sept 1978* DDD / ADD* EMI Classics for Pleasure 574003 2 [69'19"] [HD]
ELGAR (1857-1934)
Bostock and the Münchner Symphoniker in rare ELGAR orchestral and vocal works - many world premiere recordings The Crown of India March, Hail Immemorial Ind from The Crown of India *, The Wind at Dawn *, Empire March, A Voice in the Desert * **, Polonia
Piano Concerto (slow movement) ***, The Spanish Lady suite, Civic Fanfare - Hereford.
Christine Østergaard (mezzo) * Peter Hall (Narrator) ** Margaret Fingerhut (piano) *** Münchner Symphoniker/Douglas Bostock rec 19-20 April 2000, Bavaria Tonstudio, München The British Symphonic Collection Vol. 7 CLASSICO CLASSCD334 [65.12]
FRANCK Piano Works Ashley Wass Naxos Laureate Series 8.554484 [76 mins.] [PW]
passatori - accordion, bandoneon, orchestra Richard Galliano: Opale Concerto (1994) Astor Piazzolla: Oblivion Richard Galliano: San Peyre (extracted from the suite of the same name)La Valse à Margaux, Mélodicelli' Habanerando Astor Piazzolla: Concerto pour Bandonéon (1979) Richard Galliano (accordion, bandoneon) I solisti dell' orchestra della Toscana Recorded Florence, Italy, 6, 7, 8 October 1998 Dreyfus FOM 36601 [JE]
GERHARD String Quartets 1 & 2 Kreutzer Quartet Metier MSV CD92032. 38 mins. [PW]
GLAZUNOV (1865-1936)Symphony No.6 in C minor,Op. 58. The Forest, Op. 19. Moscow Symphony Orchestra/Alexander Anissimov. Naxos 8.554293 [DDD] [59'10]. [RB]
HAYDN  Symphonies Nos. 103, 'Drum Roll', 104, 'London', Symphony No. 95. Collegium Musicum 90 Richard Hickox Chandos Chaconne CHAN0655 78m DDD. [GF]
HINDEMITH Symphonies: Sinfonia Serena & Der Harmonie der Welt    Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/Blomstedt  Decca 458 899-2 67 mins. [PW]
ALAN HOVHANESS (b.1911) Piano Music: Macedonian Mountain Dance Op. 144a 2.56 Mountain Dance No. 2 Op. 144b 2.12 Blue Job Mountain Sonata Op. 340 9.53 Mystic Flute Op. 22 2.14
Dance Ghazal Op. 37a 2.38 Love Song Vanishing Into Sounds of Crickets Op. 327 3.41 Sonata Ananda Op. 327 22.00 Fantasy Op. 16 20.09 Wayne Johnson (piano) rec September 1991, Seattle CRYSTAL RECORDS 813[66.32] [RB]
Reynaldo HAHN (1875-1947) Chansons Grises and other songs Martyn Hill (tenor) and Graham Johnson (piano) Helios (Hyperion) CDH55040 (Reissue) [IL]
ROBERT HUGILL Passion for unaccompanied male voices The Burgundian Cadence ZEN608 [41.01] [RB]
Jacques IBERT (1890 - 1962) Piano Music Scherzetto 2'47" Pièce romantique 5'53" Tocatta sur le nom d'Albert Roussel 0'58" L'espiègle au village de Lilliput 0'55" Française: 'Guitarre 'pour le piano 2'34" Le vent dans les ruines 2'53" Petite Suite 16'19" Histoires 21'43" Les recontres 16'10"
Hae-won Chang (piano) Recorded Heidelberg, Germany. 29 / 30 Sept 1991 DDD  Naxos 8.554720 [70'47"] [HD]
NIKOLAI KAPUSTIN: Piano Sonatas Nos.1 "Sonata-Fantasia" (Op.39) & 2 (Op.54); 13 Preludes (from 24 Preludes in Jazz Style, Op.53) Steven Osborne (piano) HYPERION CDA67159 [69'20"] [CA]
KILPINEN Kanteletar-Lauluja op 100 A selection of 26 Songs for soloists and piano sung by Camilla Nylund (sop), Hans Lydman (bar), accompanied by Peter Stamm recorded November 4-17, 1997 and January 26-28 1998. CPO 999 575-2 DDD Stereo, [65 18] [JP]
Sebastian KNUPFER: Sacred Music Robert King   King's Consort   James Bowman   Robin Blaze   Michael George   Hyperion CDA67160 80m DDD. [GF]
Selected Songs She Walks in Beauty (1951) (2.25) Venilia (1922) (1:34) At Christmas Time (1917) (1 :32) with Sylvia Buccelli, piano

Letter to a Composer (1995) (8:34) Danielle Woerner with Marcia Gates, flute; Jean Kopperud, clarinet, Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Quartet (HVPSQ)

Selections from Nine Songs to Poems of Emily Dickinson (1938-51) Our share of night to bear (.58) Hope is the thing with feathers (1.35) I felt a cleavage in my mind (.37) with Sylvia Buccelli, piano

Images of Man (1994) The Universal Man (1.58) Behold Eternal Death (2:45) Compell the Poor (2:14) I am Weary (3:02) O Prince of Light (2:32) It Is an Easy Thing (3:03) Male and Female (3:08) Rise from the Dews of Death (4:19) with Marcia Gates, flute; Susan Seligman, cello; Robert Starer, piano

Suite for Soprano and Flute (1936-37) + Night Song (4:03) Dawn Piece (1:02) Morning Song (2:34) Evening Song (2:12) with Patricia Spencer, flute

The Ideal Self (1981) (4:05) with Marcia Gates, flute; Robert Starer, piano

Selected songs to poems of William Blake
Love's Secret (1949) (1:52) Ah! Sunflower (1984) (1.57) The Little Vagabond (1980) (2:07) with Sylvia Buccelli, piano

The Soundless Song (1923) String Quartet (6:08) Moonlight (1:31) String Quartet (1:55) The Silent Voice (1:47) Flute and Clarinet (:23) The Soundless Song (2.09) with Marcia Gates, flute; Jean Kopperud, clarinet; Sylvia Buccelli, piano; HVPSQ

Transience (1922) (1.58) with Sylvia Buccelli, piano
Recorded Nov. 1997 & Jan 1998 at the Make-Believe Ballroom, W. Shokan, NY Exec. Producer: Danielle Woerner Producer: Baikida Carroll Engineer: Tom Mark PARNASSUS PACD96-025 [77:14] [RB]

LUTOSLAWSKI  Symphonic Variations Concerto for Orchestra, Symphony No. 1 Jeux venitiens, Musique funebre Livre pour orchestre, Symphony No. 2 Mi parti Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra - Witold Lutoslawski recorded at Polish Radio & TV Studios, Katowice,a co-production with EMI and Polish Radio and TV May and June, 1976, and December 1977. EMI Double Forte CZS5 73833-2 [JP]
MAHLER Symphony No. 3. Nathalie Stuzmann (contralto) Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/Texas Boys Choir cond.Andrew Litton Delos DE 3248 1hr.40min. [PW]
MAHLER: Symphony No.3 Mignon Dunn (Mezzo soprano), Columbia/Barnard Chorus, Riverside Women's Choir, Manhattan School of Music Children's Chorus, Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Conducted by Glen Cortese (Live performance) Titanic Records Ti-252 (Two CDs)
MAHLER: Symphony No.6 Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Glen Cortese (Live performance) Titanic Records Ti-257 (One CD) [TD]
MAHLER: Symphony No.9 SCHUBERT: Symphony No.8 "Unfinished"  Chicago Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini  Deutsche Grammophon "Originals" 463 609-2 [TD]
MAHNKOPF Instrumental music for flute, oboes, clarinets, violin, guitar and piano. Baldreit-Edition Baden-Baden (SWF) 79'15". [PW]
MARTINU  The Greek Passion   Soloists of Welsh National Opera/Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra/Czech Philharmonic Chorus/Sir Charles Mackerras Supraphon 10 3611-2 [114' 55"] [PW]
Mendelssohn, Schumann & Liszt  Lieder Janet Baker/Geoffrey Parsons & Daniel Barenboim EMI CZS5 73836 2 2 CD[121 mins] [PW]
MOZART String Quartet in D minor, K421; String Quintet in D, K593. Lindsay Quartet with Louise Williams (viola - in K593) ASV CD DCA 1018 [65' 28"] [CA]
MOZART (1756 - 1791) Le Nozze di Figaro Opera in Four Acts. Figaro Sesto Bruscantini  Susanna Graziella Sciutti  Bartolo Ian Wallace Marcellina Monica Sinclair  Cherubino Risë Stevens  Il Conte Franco Calabrese  Contessa Sena Jurinac Glyndebourne Festival Chorus Glyndebourne Festival OrchestraCond Vittorio Gui Recorded July 1956, Abbey Road, London. ADD EMI Classics (double fforte) CZS5 73845 2 CDI 79'09 CD2 78'47" [HD]
Myaskovsky/Carter/Poulenc  Cello Sonatas Lowri Blake (cello) with Iwan Llewelyn-Jones (piano) Lowri Records Lowri 2002 65'17" [PW]
OCKEGHEM Masses L'Homme Armé; Sine nomine a3   The Clerks' Group/Edward Wickham ASV Gaudeamus GAU 204 57'37" [PW]
OHANA Études d'interprétation Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano) Florent Jodelet (percussion)
Harmonia Mundi H/CD 9354 69 mins. [PW]
OHANA Concerto for piano (Jean-Claude Pennetier)  Concerto for cello (Sonia Wieder-Atherton)  T'Haran-Ngo.   Orchestre Philharmonique, Luxembourg/Arturo Tamayo. timpani 1C1039 66 mins [PW]
PENDERECKI (b. 1933) Orchestral Works, Volume 2. Symphonies Nos. 1 and 5. National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Katowice)/Antoni Wit. Naxos 8.554567 [68'06] [CC]
PETERSON-BERGER Symphony No. 3 - Lapland, Earina Suite for Orchestra, Chorale and Fugue from The Doomseday Prophets  Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra - Michail Jurowskirecorded May 3-7. 1999 in the De Geer Hall, Norrkoping.  CPO 999 632-2 DDD Stereo, 70 55 [JP]
PREISNER  10 Easy Pieces for Piano Leszek Mozdzer EMI Classics CDC5 56971 2 7 [53:33] [GD]
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5 in B Flat Op. 100, STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring (1977 recording) Berlin Philharmonic   Herbert von Karajan             DG The Originals 463-613-2 78m ADD. [GF]
Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891 - 1953) Cinderella* Suite from the Ballet 39'13" Pytor Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840 - 1893) Sleeping Beauty** Suite from the Ballet 30'32" National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine* Cond. Theodore Kuchar* Brian Cant (Narrator) Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra** Cond. Andrew Mogrelia ** Naxos 8.554610  DDD [69'53"] [HD]
Daniel PURCELL Brotherly Love Suite: Virtue in Danger. Cantata: By Silver Thames' Flow'ry Side. Sonata for Violin and Continuo. Symphonie Songs: Is Innocence so void of cares? When Daphne first her Shepherd saw. Cantata: the Beauteous Daphne. Morpheus Thou gentle God.   Sprezzatura, with Evelyn Tubb (soprano) Etcetera KTC 1232 [73'22"]
RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Spring, Three Unaccompanied Choruses Tigram Martyrosyan (bass) Russian State Symphonic Cappella Russian State Symphony Orchestra under Valeri Polyansky CHANDOS CHAN 9802 [73:33] [IL]
RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Vespers (or All-Night-Vigils) St Petersburg Academic Cappella (Glinka State Choir) Saison Russe (harmonia mundi) LCD288050 [61:51] (1992 recording, also released 1997) [IL]
RAMEAU Dardanus  Choeur et Musiciens du Louvre/Minkowski DG Archiv 463 476-2 78'49" & 76'54" [PW]
REGER String Quartet Op 109 & Clarinet Quintet Op 146a Vogler String Quartet/Karl Leister (clarinet) Nimbus NI5644 [PW]
SALIERI (1750 - 1825) Overtures Il Talismano 3'12"  Eraclito e Democrito 3'46" Cesare in Farmacusa 4'43" Il Ricc0 d'un giorno 3'39" La Secchia rapita 6'15" Axur, Re d'Ormus 3'15" Les Danaïdes 5'42" Don Chisciotte allnozze di Gamace 6'58" La Grotta di Trofonio 5'35" Il Moro 2'47" Armida 5'51" L'Angiolina 5'03" Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava) Michael Dittrich. Recorded Concert Hall of Slovak Radio. 22 - 27 April 1991 (Tracks 1 - 7, 9 - 10) 11 - 13 May 1992 (Tracks 8,11,12) DDD Naxos 8.554838 [57'46"] [HD]
SCARLATTI: Seven sonatas for Flute, Violin, Viola and Bass. Camerata Koln CPO 999-619-2 53m DDD.[GF]
SCHUBERT Complete Songs Vol.27   Matthais Gorne (baritone) Christine Schafer (soprano)  Graham Johnson (piano) The Hyperion Schubert Edition Hyperion CDJ33027 78'11" [PW]
SCHUBERT Die schöne Müllerin, D795. Christian Elsner (tenor); Ulrich Eisenlohr (piano). Naxos 8.554664 [DDD] [63'35] [CC]
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto Op. 54; Piano Quintet op. 44. Maria Joao Pires with Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado and string quartet. Deutsche Grammophon DG 463 179-2 62 mins. [PW]
SCHUTZ Kleine geistliche Konzerte Op.8 SWV 282-305 & Op.9 SWV 306-337   Weser-Renaissance/Manfred Cordes CPO 999 675-2 (3 CDs; 195' 34") [PW]
GIOVANNI SGAMBATI (1841-1914) Piano Concerto in G minor (1878) 37.34 JOSEPH RHEINBERGER (1839-1901) Piano Concerto in A flat (1876) 31.55 Jorge Bolet (piano - Sgambati) Adrian Ruiz (piano - Rheinberger) Nürnberg SO/Ainslee Cox (Sgambati); Zsolt Deáky (Rheinberger)   first issued on LP 1972 GENESIS GCD 111 [61.41] [RB]
SHCHEDRIN: Concerto Cantabile; STRAVINSKY: Violin Concerto in D; TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade melancolique Maxim Vengerov (violin)/London Symphony Orchestra/Mstislav Rostropovich EMI CDC (7243 outside of UK; PM 518 in France) 5 56966 2 [60' 51"] [CA]
SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975)Symphony No. 7 Leningrad (1941) 73.29Symphony No. 11 The Year 1905 (1957) 66.37 Bournemouth SO/Paavo Berglund rec Guildhall, Southampton No. 7: Jan 1974; No. 11 Dec 1978 EMI Classics Double Forte 5 73839 2 2CDs - 73. ADD [29+66.37] [RB]
SIBELIUS: Finlandia, The Swan of Tuonela, Spring Song, Alla Marcia from 'Karelia Suite', The Countess's Portrait, Suite for Violin and String Orchestra, Valse Triste, Tapiola, Excerpts from: 'Pelleas and Melisande' and 'The Tempest'. Lahti Symphony Orchestra Osmo Vanska BIS CD 1125 79m DDD.[GF] [JP]
Nikos SKALKOTTAS String Quartets nos. 3 & 4.   New Hellenic String Quartet BIS CD 1074 [57' 48"][PW]
PATRIC STANDFORD (b. 1939) Symphony No. 5 (1985) 19.31 Ancient Verses for choir and percussion (1978) 14.10 Taikyoku (Symphony No. 4) for two pianos and percussion (1976) 15.49 Folksongs Set 1 for string orchestra (1983) 4.51 A Christmas Carol Symphony (1978) 15.44 RTS MUSIC 1997 Promotional CD (NOT FOR SALE) [75.00] [RB]
SIR CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD: Complete Songs Vol. 1. Stephen Varcoe: baritone, Clifford Benson: piano. Hyperion CDA67123 78m DDD. [CH]
ALLAN STEPHENSON Piano Concerto; Oboe Concerto, Toccata Festiva. Stewart Young (piano), Laszlo Bohr (oboe), Deanna Blacher (castanets) Cape Town SO/I Musicanti/Allan Stephenson Claremont GSE 1563 [RJT]
ALLAN STEPHENSON Horn Concerto; Piccolo Concerto; Bassoon Concerto; Brass Quintet Peter Amon (Horn), Lucien Gruion (Piccolo), John Juritz (Harpsichord); Bodo Koeningsbeck (Bassoon). Claremont Chamber Orch/I Musicanti/Allan Stephenson The Cape Town SO Brass Quintet Claremont GSE 1520 [RJT]
J STRAUSS II Die Fledermaus Gerda Scheyrer Rosalinde Wilma Lipp Adele Luise Martini Ida Christ Ludwig Orlovsky Karl Terkal Eisenstein Anton Dermota Alfred Walter Berry Frank Eberhard Waechter Falke Erich Majkut Blind Erik Kunz Frosch       Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra Otto Ackermann recorded in Kingsway Hall, London, July, 1959.EMI Double Forte CZS5 73851-22CD bargain price [JP]
JOHN TAVERNER: Missa O Michael, Leroy Kyrie, Dum transsisset Sabbatum. The Sixteen Harry Christophers CDH55054 50m DDD. [GF]
TAVERNER: Mass: 'The Western Wynde', O splendor gloriae, Te Deum, Allelulia Veni electa mea. The Sixteen Harry Christophers Hyperion Helios CDH55056 56m DDD. [GF]
TAVERNER: Gaude plurimum, Missa Corona Spinea, In pace. The Sixteen Harry Christophers. Hyperion Helios CDH55051 59m DDD. [GF]
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concertos Nos. 1; 2 & 3; Concert Fantasy for piano & orchestra; Philharmonia/ Fedoseyev /Pletnev (piano) Virgin Classics VBD5614632 [PW]
TCHEREPNIN (1899-1977) Symphony No. 3 (1952) 26.25 Symphony No. 4 (1958-9) 25.52 Piano Concerto No. 6 (1965) 26.52 Noriko Ogawa (piano) Singapore SO/Lan Shui rec Jan 1999, Victoria Concert Hall, Singapore BIS BIS-CD-1018 [79.45] [RB]
VERDI I vespri siciliani: Overture; Messa da Requiem Amy Shuard Anna Reynolds Richard Lewis David Ward Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra SCHUBERT Mass in E flat, D950 Anne Pashley Sybil Michelow David Hughes Duncan Robertson William McCue Scottish Festival Chorus - New Philharmonia Orchestra Carlo Maria Giulini BBC Legends - BBCL 4029-2 - STEREO (ADD) Total time 152.37 - two discs [JP]
VICTORIA Missa Gaudeamus; Missa Pro Victoria; Motets.   The Cardinall's Musick/Andrew Carwood ASV Gaudeamus GAU 198 77'43" [PW]
VILLA-LOBOS (1887-1959) Symphony No. 1 The Unexpected (1916) 26.06 Symphony No. 11 (1955) 26.04 rec 15-19 Sept 1997 Stuttgart SWR RADIO SO, Stuttgart / Carl St Clair CPO 999 568-2 [52.15] [RB]
VILLA-LOBOS Bachianas Brasileiras nos. 1 & 5  NOBRE  Desafio XXXII; Songs Op. 21bis, 87 & 88  Cello Octet   Conjunto Iberico/Elias Arizcuren with Pilar Jurado (soprano) Channel Classics CCS 15598 61'58" [PW]
VOORMOLEN (1895 - 1980) Baron Hop Suite No.1, Concerto for Two Oboes and Orchestra  (with Pauline Oostenrijk and Hans Roerade oboes) Eline (Nocturne for Orchestra) Baron Hop Suite No. 2 Residentie Orchesta The Hague - Matthias Bamert Recorded in the Dr Anton Philipzaal 25-28/5/99 Chandos - CHAN 9815 DDD Stereo Playing time 71.45 [JP]
WETZ: Symphony No. 2 op. 47 Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz Werner Andreas Albert. CPO 999 695-2 59m DDD. [GF]
ALBERTO WILLIAMS (1862-1952) Argentinian Suite No. 3 for strings, MOZART Piano Concerto No. 12 K414, J S BACH Concerto for Violin and Oboe BMV1060 Susana Agrest (piano) Luis Roggero (violin) Andrés Spiller (oboe) Matías Targhetta (keyboard) Youth Chamber Orchestra of National Library of Congress, Argentina cond. Lucio B Videla   rec April-June 1998 Estudios Irco Cosentino de Buenos Aires RADIO CLÁSICA CDC 0028 [RB]
ZIVKOVIC Music for Marimba and percussion Fernando Meza and Benjamin Toth BISCD1098 [PW]

Ama - We, the Basques Coro Easo directed by Xalba Rallo Sagarazu   96 page hardback book and CD ISBN 2-913542-06-9 / OPUS III OPS 30-271 [62:53] [GD]
Ensemble Amarillis with Maryseult Wieczorek (mezzo-soprano) Music of 17.C Italy 'Furioso ma non troppo'' Ambroisie AMB 9901 73'10" [PW]
DVD Concert Review  "American Night" George GERSHWIN (1898-1937) Highlights from Porgy and Bess, Rhapsody in Blue with Wayne Marshall (piano) Songs: Someone to Watch Over Me and I Got Rhythm - . Leonard BERNSTEIN (1918-1990) Candide Overture; Prelude, Fugue and Riffs. Berlin Philharmoniker; Rundfunkchor, Berlin Conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. TDK Mediactive [85 minutes] EAN: 5 450270 001552. [IL]
Anon. El Cant de la Sibil - La: Mallorca -Valencia 1400-1560 Montserrat Figueras, La Capella Reial de Catalunya directed by Jordi Savall ALIA VOX AV9806 [61:11] [GF]
Cuban Contradanzas & Danzones tracklisting Rotterdam Conservatory Orquesta Tipica and Charanga Orchestra/Daniel Guzman/Enrique Navarro (flute) Nimbus NI 7058-9 2CD [2hrs 8 mins] [mid-price] [PW]
Fischer-Dieskau at 75. The Mastersinger  Lieder and Scenes from Operas, 1964-78 Deutsche Grammophon 469 097-2. 2CD [79' & 75'27"] [PW]
"GARDEN OF SOUNDS"  Music for Clarinet and Percussion Richard Stoltzman (clarinet) Nexus. Percussion Ensemble. Bob Becker; Bill Cahn; Robin Engleman; Russell Hartenberger. Recorded CBC Studio 44, Toronto. 22 Jan 1999 BIS. CD - 1108 DDD [71'44"] [HD]
Gilels  The Giant Mozart Fantasia in D minor K397, Piano Sonata in A minor K310; Beethoven Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor op.13 'Pathetique'. Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor op.27/2 'Moonlight'. 32 Variations on an original theme in C minor Wo080 ; Scriabin Piano Sonata No.3 in F sharp minor op.23 ; Beethoven 32 Variations; Schubert Moments musicaux D780 op.94 ; Schumann Arabesque in C op.18; Liszt Rhapsodie espagnole; Ravel Pavane & Jeux d'eau etc.BMG 74321 75523 2 154' 26" 2CD around £13 [PW]
Elisabeth Grummer (soprano) with Aribert Reimann (piano). Lieder by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Schoek & Wolf Orfeo C 506 001 B 67'46" [PW]
Jerusalem - Gregorian Chant and Early Polyphony Discantis Conducted by - Brigitte Lesne
Recorded September 1999 in Abbay de Caunes Minervois, France.OPUS 111 OPS 30-291 DDD [67.24] [JP]
ORGAN DREAMS Vol. 2. Christopher Herrick at the Organ of Ripon Cathedral. Hyperion CDA67146 73m DDD. [GF]
"LOS BANDIDOS" Christian LINDBERG (b 1958) Los Bandidos a 1'51" Modest MUSSORGSKY  (1839 - 1881) Pictures from an Exhibition ab 32'53" J.S.BACH (1685 - 1750) Sonata in G Minor.  BWV 1029 b. 11'30" Robert SCHUMANN (1810 - 1856) Fantasie-Stücke. Op 73 a 9'46" Igor STRAVINSKY (1882 - 1971) Extracts from "L'Oiseau de feu" *a 11'19" (* Guido Agosti's piano transcription used for this arrangement) Christian Lindberg (trombonea - Alto tromboneb ) Roland Pöntinen (piano) Recorded Sept 1998 in Danderyd, Sweden. DDD BIS CD-988 [69'05"]
OH FLANDERS FREE Music of the Flemish Renaisaance  works by Fabri / Busnois / da Pesaro / Ockeghem / Rampollini / des Prez / Verdelo / de la Rue / Susato Capilla Flamenca Recorded 22 -24 September 1996.Irish College, Leuven. Belgium DDD Naxos 8.554516 [54'57"] [PW] [HD]
On Heather Hill: Duo-Piano Discoveries from the British Isles  York Bowen  On Heather Hill Complete Works for piano duet .  Mervyn Roberts A Christmas Prelude. Passacaglia. Two Chorales for two pianos. Elegy for two pianos  Alan Richardson Debutante. Grandmother's Waltz. On Heather Hill. Improvisation on a Nursery Tune Hamilton Harty Fantasy for two pianos op.6   Bruce Posner and Donald Garvelmann (pianos) Olympia OCD 680 [CSS] [PS]
Eastern Music Indian Women Singers   Sulochana Brahaspati, Girija Devi and Shruti Sadolikar with sarangi and tabla. Nimbus (Hindustani Classical Vocal series) NI 1740 71'40" + 74' + 65'
REEL LIFE: The Private Music of Film Composers, vol. I Music Amici performing works by Michael Kamen, Rachel Portman, David Raksin, Bob James, Howard Shore, Bruce Broughton
Arabesque Recordings Z6741 (69:17) [JH]
Salon Orchestra Favourites I Salonorchester Schwanen cond. Georg Huber. Recorded 10,11 August 1999 DDD   Naxos 8.554756 [63'16"]
SOVIET TRUMPET CONCERTOS ALEXANDER ARUTYUNYAN (b. 1920) Trumpet Concerto (1950) Variations for trumpet and orchestra ALEXANDRA PAKHMUTOVA (b.1929) Trumpet Concerto (1955) MOISEI VAINBERG Trumpet Concerto (1967) Bibi Black (trumpet) Moscow Chamber Orchestra/Constantine Orbelian CHANDOS CHAN 9668 [72.05] [RB]
Suprasl - Orthodox Mosaic from Suprasl Monastery The Russian Patriarchate Choir conducted by - Anatoly Grindenko Recorded 1996 in L'Eglise du Liban, Paris. OPUS 111 OPS 30-229 DDD [78.58] [JP]
SWEDISH ORCHESTRAL FAVOURITES Vol. 2.  LARSSON: Lyric Fantasy, Adagio for String Orchestra, de FRUMERIE: Pastoral Suite, BLOMDAHL: Adagio from 'The Wakeful Night', LARSSON: Little serenade Op. 12, ATTERBERG: Suite No. 3 Op. 19 No. 1, RANGSTROM: Divertimento elegiaco for string orchestra. Sara Lindloff: Flute, Sara Troback: Violin, Johanna Persson: Viola, Swedish Chamber Orchestra Petter Sundkvist. Naxos 8.553715 72m DDD. [GF]
A TREE IN YOUR EAR PHILIP KENT BIMSTEIN Half Moon at Checkerboard Mesa (1994) WILLIAM GRANT STILL Miniatures (1948) ALAN HOVHANESS Koke No Niwa (Moss Garden) (1960) VIRKO BALEY Orpheus Singing (1994) YUSEF LATEEF Saltwater Blues (1960) MARK PHILIPS Sonic Landscapes (1989) STEPHEN CAPLAN (Oboe and English Horn) MUSICIANS SHOWCASE RECORDINGS MS1014 [60.50] [RB]
Verdi Heroines Angela Gheorghiu, Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Chailly DECCA 466 952-2 (67 minutes), Full Price [MB]
VOICE OF DEEP SILENCE: Monastery of the Assumption at Bet Gemal.   Performed by the Choir of the Sisters of the Assumption Monastery. Musica Sancta Vol. 4 50m DDD.  [GF]
An Introduction to the Life and York of Sir Granville Bantock by Vincent Budd


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