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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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Giacomo PUCCINI (1858-1924) La Rondine - a sequel to La Boheme? A discussion of the opera followed by comparative reviews of three recordings by Ian Lace The second in a series of comparative reviews of Puccini operas

Mahler Symphonies
Tony Duggan approaches the end of his survey with Symphony No 3

A CRYSTAL QUINTET
Five Instrumental Anthology Discs from Crystal Records Inc.

Each includes a work by ALAN HOVHANESS

Duo 1 POINT 5redball BILL PERCONTI (alto saxophone)redball CRYSTAL RECORDS CD653 61.58 [RB]
BRASS BONANZAredball eight American brass quintetsredball CRYSTAL CD200 62.25 [RB]
PISTONS AND PIPESredball Richard Giangiulio (trumpet) Paul Riedo (organ) redball CRYSTAL RECORDS CD666 67.14 [RB]
AMERICAN MUSIC FOR VIOLAredball Paul Cortese (viola) Jon Klibonoff (piano)redball CRYSTAL RECORDS CD636 63.22 [RB]
THE MAKING OF A MEDIUM - The Piano Trio - Mozart, Hovhaness, Frescobaldi, Pasatieri, Bartokredball The Verdehr Trioredball CRYSTAL CD741 70.33 [RB]

  COMPETITION: WIN a CD


Alphabetical Listing
ALEXANDER ALYABIEV (1787-1851) String Quartet No.1 (1815) String Quartet No.3 (1825)
redball Beethoven Quartet :Dmitry Tsyganov (violin) Vassily Shirinsky (violin) Vadim Borisovsky (viola) Sergey Shirinsky (cello) redball rec 1948 mono BOHEME CDBMR 907086 [49.36] [RB]
MALCOLM ARNOLD: Symphony No. 5, Divertimento No. 2, Symphonic Study: 'Machines', Sarabande and Polka, The Belles of St. Trinians. redball Munich Symphony Orchestra Douglas Bostock. redball Classico CLASSCD294 61m DDD [HC] [GF]
C.P.E.BACH Six keyboard sonatas redball Carole Cerasi (harpsichord and fortepiano)redball Metronome MET CD 1032. 67'27" [PW]
J.S.BACH Lute Suites BWV 995-998; Prelude, Fugue & Allegro BWV 998. redball Paul Galbraith (guitar)
redball Delos DE 3258 59'38" [PW]
J S BACH: Goldberg Variations BWV988 redball Angela Hewitt: Piano. redball Hyperion CDA67305. 79m DDD.[GF]
J.S.BACH Goldberg Variations arr. Labadie redball Les Violons du Roy/Bernard Labadieredball Dorian- 90281 79'30" [PW]
BACH: Cantatas BWV 94-96. redball Helen Donath, Arleen Auger, Else Paaski, Marga Hoffgen. Gachinger Kantorei, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart Helmuth Rilling. redball Hanssler Classic Bach Akademie Vol 30 92.030 71m ADD/DDD. [GF]
BARTOK: First Rhapsody, Romanian Folkdances; ENESCU: Violin Sonata No.3; SZYMANOWSKI: Mythes, Op.30redball Ida Haendel (violin) & Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)redball DECCA 455 488-2 [60' 55"] Plus bonus CD - "Ida Haendel: the Decca Years, 1940-47" [75'09"] [CA]
David BEDFORD Song of the White Horse also featuring Star Clusters, Nebulae & Places in Devon
redball Nash Ensemble & Queens College Choir conducted by Steuart Bedford, with Mike Ratledge and David Bedford, keyboards, soloist Diana Coulson (Song of the White Horse) / Chorus and Brass of the London Philharmonic Orchestra (Star Clusters…) * produced and engineered by Mike Oldfield
redball Classicprint CPVP011CD * [48:52]
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No 4 in G Major. Op. 58 30.46Armando José FERNANDES Concerto in B Flat 27.20 redball Helena Sá E Costa (pno) Orquestra Sinfónica Nacional (Beethoven) Cond Efrem Kurtz Academia de instrumentistas de Câmera redball Recorded Lisbon 12 Dec 1954; 2 May 1960 Strauss Potugalsom SP4238 ADD 58.10 [HD]
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 "Choral" redball Aase Nordmo-Lovberg (soprano), Christa Ludwig (contralto), Waldemar Kmentt (tenor), Hans Hotter (bass); Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Otto Klemperer redball TESTAMENT SBT 1177 [70'48"] [CA]
ADOLPHE BIARENT(1871-1916) Poème Héroïque (1907-11) 10.34 Rapsodie Wallonne (1910) 26.11 Contes d'Orient (1909) 36.23 Diane Andersen (piano) Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège et de la Communauté Française/Pierre Bartholomée rec 15 16 Jan; 8 19 July 1998  CYPRES CYP7605 [74.20] [RB]
ADOLPHE BIARENT (1871-1916) Trenmor - symphonic poem (1905) 15.54 Symphony (1908) 28.03 Two Sonnets for cello and orchestra (1909-13) 14.41 Luc Dewez (cello) Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège et de la Communauté Française/Pierre Bartholomée rec Conservatoire Royal de Liège, 16-19 October 1995 CYPRES CYP3601 [58.53] [RB]
BLUMENFELD Complete Preludes & Impromptus redball Philip Thomson (piano)
redball Ivory Classics 71002. 75'02" [PW]
Christopher BOCHMANN (b 1950) Aleafonia Concertante No 3 (1983) 11'44" Em Homagem (1984) 9'51" Epitaph (1991) 16'54" Misere Mei (1994) 11'54" Metaphors (1997) 10'41" redball Orquestra Sinfónica Juvenil Christopher Bockmannredball Recorded Lisbon. 25 March '99; 29 June '99; 10 Nov '99 Strauss  Portugalsom ST 2246 DDD [61'28"] [HD]

Luigi BOCCHERINI (1743 - 1805) Flute Quintets Op.55 58'34" Michael Faust (flute) Auryn Quartet Recorded February 12 -15 1996 Sendesaal. Germany. DDD cpo 999 382-2 [HD]

BRUCH: Symphony No. 1, Violin Concerto No. 3. redball Lydia Mordkovitch: Violin London Symphony Orchestra Richard Hickox. redball CHAN9784 72m DDD.[GF]
BRUCKNER: The Symphoniesredball Royal Scottish National Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland conducted by Georg Tintner redball NAXOS [TB]
ANTON BRUCKNER (1824 - 1896) Symphony No 00 in F Minor "Study Symphony" 37.25 "Volkfest" Finale to Symphony No 4 in E Flat major. 19.03redball Royal Scottish National Orchestra  Cond. Georg Tintner redball Recorded Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow. 3/4 Sept 1998  Naxos 8.554432 [56.37] [TD][HD]
BRUCKNER: Symphony No.5redball BBC Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Jascha Horensteinredball BBC Legends BBCL 4033-2 [TD]
BRUCKNER: Symphony No.7 Rameau: Gavotte with Six Variations redball Philharmonia and New Philharmonia Orchestras Conducted by Otto Klemperer redball EMI "The Klemperer Legacy" CDM5 67330 2 [TD]
JOHN CAGE (1912-92) Seventy-Four for orchestra - Version 1 (1992) 12.11 The Seasons - Ballet in one act (1947) 16.35 Concerto for Prepared Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1950/51) 20.39 Seventy-Four for orchestra - Version 2 12.03 Suite for Toy Piano (1948) 7.13 Suite for Toy Piano (orch Lou Harrison) 6.30 redball Margaret Leng Tan (piano) American Composers Orchestra/Dennis Russell Davies redball ECM NEW SERIES 1696 - 465 140-2 [75.11] [RB]
ANDRE CAPLET (1878-1925) Le Mystère de Jésus (1923) redball Brigitte Desnoues (mezzo) Maîtrise de Radio France Orchestre des Pays de Savoie/Mark Fosterredball rec Radio France, Paris, 23-25 Nov 1996 MARCO POLO 8.225043 [61.13] [RB]
ANDRÉ CAPLET (1878-1925) Quintet for piano and winds (1898) 26.26 MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937)
Le Tombeau de Couperin 17.06 Pavane pour une Infante Défunte 5.11 Ma Mère l'Oye 15.18 (all three Ravel pieces transcribed by David Walter) redball Claire Désert (piano) Quintette Moraguès rec Lausanne, 24-27 June 1999  redball LE CHANT DU MONDE LDC 2781116 [65.10] [RB]
PAUL CRESTON (1906-1985) The First Three Symphonies Symphony No. 1 (1940) 23.32 Symphony No. 2 (1944) 22.23 Symphony No. 3 (1950) 26.38 redball National SO of the Ukraine/Theodore Kuchar redball rec Kiev, 25-29 December 1998 NAXOS AMERICAN CLASSICS 8.559034 [72.39] [RB] [LF] [DW]
STEPHEN DODGSON - orchestral music: Flute Concerto (1990-91) * Last of the Leaves -cantata for bass, clarinet and strings (1973) ** Duo Concerto for violin, guitar and strings (1989) *** redball * Robert Stallman (flute) ** Michael George (bass) John Bradbury (clarinet) *** Jean-Jacques Kantorow (violin) Anthea Gifford (guitar) Northern Sinfonia/Ronald Zollman  redball rec Newcastle-upon-Tyne 23-24 Oct 1992 world premiere recordings BIDDULPH LAW 013 [57.16] [RB]
STEPHEN DODGSON - The Selevan Story - a selection of chamber works with guitar(s) Promenade (two guitars) (1988) Capriccio (Flute and guitar) (1980) Divertissement (violin and guitar ensemble) (1983) Follow the Star (three guitars) (1979) Hymnus de Sancto Stephano (soprano and guitar ensemble)  (1983) The Selevan Story (flute, violin, two guitars, guitar ensemble) (1992) redball The St Levan Ensemble redball rec Sharpham House, Devon 30 Sept-2 Oct 1994 ESG Records  [RB]
 ANTONIN DVORAK (1841 - 1904) Serenade for Wind. Op.44 23.27GEORGES ENESCU (1881-1955) Dixtuor. Op. 14 19.52LEOS JANACEK (1854 - 1928) Mládí 16.48 redball Oslo Philharmonic Wind Soloists redball Recorded Ris Kirk (Oslo) (Dvorak, Enescu)And Sojenberg Kirke, Oslo (Janacek) 4-6 Nov 1996 Naxos 8.554173 [60.24] [HD]
DVORÁK Serenade for Strings 29.17 SUK St Wenceslas Meditation 6.42 JANACEK Suite for Strong Orchestra 20.13 redball Czech Chamber Orchestra/Ondrej Kukalredball rec (Dvorák) March 1994; remainder May 1996 CAMPION RRCD1346 [57.03] [RB]
Eckard Sonatas Op. 1/3, 1/4 & 2/1 & Minuet d'Exaudet with 6 Variations redball Arthur Schoonderwoerd (fortepiano)redball Zig Zag Territoires ZZT 9806 01. 55'12" [PW]
SIR EDWARD ELGAR: Introduction & Allegro. (1947/1956 versions), Elegy (1947/1956 versions), Enigma Variations, Symphony No. 1, Bavarian Dance No. 2; 'Lullaby'. redball Hallé Orchestra Sir John Barbirolli. redball Dutton Laboratories/Barbirolli Society CDSJB 1017 117m ADD. [GF]
GEORGE ENESCU (1881-1955) Poème Roumain - Symphonic Suite (1898) 27.10 Vox Maris - symphonic poem (1929) 26.24 Voix de la Nature - Nuages d'automne sur les forêts (1931-39) 8.38 [Image] Florin Diaconescu, George Enescu Bucharest PO and choir/Christian Mandeal redball rec Bucharest, 9-18 July 1997 ARTE NOVA 74321 65425 2 [62.21] [RB]
ROBERT FARNON: From the Highlands, From the Emerald Isle. redball Robert Farnon and his Orchestra. redball Dutton Laboratories Vocalion Series CDLK4100 78m ADD (Mastered from Decca originals 1957 Mono/Stereo). [GF]
Elena FIRSOVA Akhmatova Songs; Mandelstam Poems; Hymn to Spring; Frozen Time; La Malinconia; The Night Demons; Vernal Equinox; Scent of Absence; Crucifixion; Meditation in the Japanese Garden; Before the Thunderstorm.redball Patricia Rosario, Tim Mirfin, Michael Vaimanredball Meladina Record MRCD00012a/00013a. 79'18" [PW]
PHILIP GLASS (b. 1937) Company. Violin Concerto. Prelude and Dance from Akhnaten. redball Adele Anthony (violin); Ulster Orchestra/Takuo Yuasa.redball Naxos 8.554568 [DDD] [52'46] [CC] [MB]
LOUIS GLASS (1864-1936) String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor op. 23 (1896 rev 1929) 32.38 String Quartet No. 4 in F Sharp Minor op. 35 (1907) 45.14redball Zapolski Quartetredball rec Danish Radio 1998 DA CAPO MARCO POLO 8.224048 77.54 [RB]
GLAZUNOV (1865-1936) Symphony No.6 The Forest Op. 19 redball Moscow Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Anissimov redball NAXOS 8.554293 [59:10] [CC] [IL]
GLINKA Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla (arr. Roberts). BÖHME Sextet in E flat minor, Op. 30. ALABIEV Quintet.  MUSSORGSKY Gopak of the Young Ukrainians from 'Sorochintsky Fair'. Pictures at an Exhibition (both arr. Roberts).  redball Fine Arts Brass Ensemble.  redball Nimbus NI5645 [DDD] [65'37]. [CC]
GODOWSKY: Studies on Chopin's Etudes (complete) redball Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano) redball HYPERION CDA67411/2 (2 CDs) [153' 02"] [CA]
GRIEG Sonata; Lyric Pieces; 7 Fugues. redball Mikhail Pletnev (piano)redball Deutsche Grammophon DG 459 671-2; 75 mins. [PW]
Grieg Violin Sonatas 1-3 redball Henning Kraggerud (violin) with Helge Kjekshus (piano)redball Naxos 8.553904 66'50". [PW]
Hakim; Henze; Matthews; Smirnov Solo Violin Music redball Peter Sheppardredball Metier CD92028  [PW]
HANDEL: Opera Arias and Overtures -2. redball Emma Kirkby, The Brandenburg Consort Roy Goodman. redball Hyperion CDA67128 71m DDD. [GF]
HOWARD HANSON (1896-1981) Two Yuletide Pieces, Poèmes Erotiques, Sonata, Three Miniatures, Three Etudes, Enchantment
For the First Time, Slumber Song
Thomas Labé (piano) NAXOS 8.559047 [75.39] [RB]
JOSEPH HAYDN (1732 - 1809) Symphony No 66 in B flat major. 21.23 Symphony No 67 in F major 25.15 Symphony No 68 in B Flat Major 29.18 redball Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia Bela Drahos redball Recorded Phoenix Studio, Budapest 19 - 23 January 1998 Naxos 8.554406 [76.05] [HD] [DW]
HAYDN - London Symphonies 93-104. redball London Festival Orchestra/Ross Pople. redball Arte Nova Classics 74321 72109 2 (4 CDs) [PC]

HAYDN (1732 - 1809) Missa in Anguistiis "Nelson Mass" Hob.XXXII:11 39'44" Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo "Kleine Oregelmesse". Hob XXII:7 17'38" Viktoria Loukianetz (sop); Gabriele Sime (contralto); Kurt Azesberger (ten); Robert Holzer (Bass): Hungarian Radio &Television Chorus Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia Béla Drahos Recorded Budapest. June 17 - 20 1998 DDD Naxos 8.554416 [57'31"] [HD]
VICTOR HERBERT (1859-1924) Auditorium Festival March, Irish Rhapsody, Selections from Natoma, Columbus Suite Slovak RSO/Keith Brion rec Bratislava 11-16 Jan 1999 MARCO POLO 8.225109 [67.13] [RB]
ALAN HOVHANESS Khaldis - concerto for piano, four trumpets and percussion (1951) 18.58 Mount Katahdin - piano sonata (1987) 13.16 Fantasy - piano solo (1944) 19.14 (Khaldis - Martin Berkofsky (piano) Lawrence Sobol (cond), trumpets William Rohdin Dan Cahn, Francis Bonny, Patrick Dougherty, Percussion Neal Boyar rec 1972. Sonata: Martin Berkofsky: Fantasy: composer CRYSTAL RECORDS CD814 [51.41] [RB]
JACQUES IBERT (1890-1962) Piano Music. Scherzetto. Piece romantique. Toccata sur le nom d'Albert Roussel. L'espiegle au village de Lilliput. Francaise. Le vent dans les ruines.Petite Suite. Histoires. Les rencontres. redball Hae-won Chang (piano). redball Naxos 8.554720 [DDD] [70'47]. [CC]
Janacek, Debussy, Ravel & Nielsen Violin Sonatas. redball Christian Tetzlaff (violin) with Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)redball Virgin Classics VC 7243 5 45122 2 3. 68'41" [PW]
KERLL Missa Non sine quare redball La Risonanza/Fabio Bonizzoniredball Symphonia SY 99171 53'57" [PW]
ONDREJ KUKAL (b.1964) Violin Concerto Danse Symphonique for large orchestra Clarinet Concerto, Present, string duo, String Quartet No. 1 redball Composer (violin)/South Bohemia Chamber PO/Vladimir Valek (violin concerto) Prague RSO/composer (Danse) Ludmilla Peterkova (cl)/New Vlach Quartet/Jacub Waldman (double bass) (clarinet concerto) Jana Vlachova (violin)/Mikael Ericsson (cello) (Present) New Vlach Quartet (string quartet) redball rec 1997 Czech Radio studio and Ceske Budejovice CAMPION RRCD1343 [65.27] [RB]
FRANZ LEHÁR When the heart is young - a recital of 19 songsredball Sarah Leonard (soprano) Andrew Ball (piano) redball rec 6-8 Jan 1999, Waterloo, London   A Beulah live! recording BEULAH 1RF4 [65.10] [RB]
Kenneth LEIGHTON: Sonatina No.2, Five Studies Op.22, Fantasia Contrappuntistica Op.24, Pieces for Angela Op.47, Four Romantic Pieces Op.95 redball Margaret Fingerhut (piano) redball CHANDOS CHAN 9818 [67' 12"] [CA]
DAVID LYON Horn Concerto, Fairytale Suite and other orchestral music. redball Michael Thompson (French horn), Royal Ballet Sinfonia/David Lloyd-Jones redball Marco Polo 8.225839 [PS]
Albéric MAGNARD Symphonies No. 2 and 4 redball Malmö Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Sanderlingredball BIS CD-928 [RW]
MAHLER: Symphony No. 7, BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 9. redball BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra/Hallé Orchestra Sir John Barbirolli. redball BBC Legends BBCL4034-2 138m ADD. [TD] [GF] [MB]
JOHN McCABE: Edward II Ballet in 2 Acts. redball Royal Ballet Sinfonia Barry Wordsworth. redball Hyperion CDA67135/6 114m DDD. [GF]
McCABE THE PASSING OF TIME: John McCabe and Richard Strauss JOHN MCCABE Symphony No. 4Richard Strauss Duet Concertino redball Royal Holloway Symphony Orchestra/Matthew Taylor redball DUNELM RECORDS DRD 0148 from 2 Park Close, Glossop, Derbyshire SK 13 7RQ £12.00 plus 90p p & p [PS]
Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809 - 1847) Trio No 1 in D Minor. Op. 49 (not E Minor as shown on CD) 29'44" Johannes BRAHMS (1833 - 1897) Trio No 2 in C Major. Op. 87 29'24" redball Trio de Lisboa Leonor de Sousa Prado (violin), Pedro Corostola (cello), Nella Maissa (piano) redball Recorded March 16 1972 (Mendelssohn) June 12 1964 (Brahms) ADD Strauss Portugalsom SP 4241 [59'33"] [HD]
MOZART - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Symphonies 39 and 41 "Jupiter". redball Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer. redball EMI 7243 5 67334 2 8 [PC]
MOZART (1756 - 1791) Symphony No 35 in D "Haffner", K385. 18.16 Symphony No 36 in C "Linz", K425. 26.58 Symphony No 38 in D "Prague", K504. 25.52 Overture: Die Zauberflöte, K620. 7.19 redball Philharmonia Orchestra.Otto Klemperer. redball EMI. The Klemperer Legacy CDM 5 67333 2 9 [78.56] [HD]
MOZART ( 1756 -1791) Dixit & Magnificat, K193 9.49 Vesperae Solennes de Dominica, K 321 26.07
Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K339 24.31 redball Greta De Reyghere (sop); Marijke van Arnhem (mezzo); Rewnaat Deckers (ten); Jan Van der Crabben (bass). Collegium Instrumentale Brigense; Capell Brigensis; Patrick Peire. redball Recorded Steurbaut Studios, Ghent. 10-12 August 1996 Naxos 8.554158 [60.38] [HD]
NIELSEN String Quartets Vol. 1 (Op. 14 in Eb and Op. 44 in F major) redball Oslo String Quartetredball Naxos 8.553907 57' Vol. 2 (No. 2, Op.5 in F minor & No. 1, Op.13 in G minor) redball Naxos 8.553908 62'
Vol. 1 (No. 1, Op. 13 in G minor & No. 4, Op. 44 in F major) with Little Suite Op. 1redball Zapolski Quartetredball Chandos CHAN 9635 Vol. 2 (No. 2, Op. 5 in F minor & No. 3, Op. 14 in Eb) redball Zapolski Quartetredball Chandos CHAN 9817 [PGW]
Astor PIAZZOLLA  Complete Music for Flute and Guitar Irmgard Toepper (f)  Hugo German Gaido (g)
NAXOS 8.554760 [67:04] [GD]

HANS PFITZNER. Lieder. Complete edition Volume 5. redball Julie Kauffman (soprano), Donald Sulzen (piano); Iris Vermillion (mezzo), Axel Bauni (piano); Robert Holl (bass), Rudolph Jansen (piano). redball CPO 999 491 - 2 [DDD] [73' 57"]. [DW]
Francis POULENC (1899 - 1963) Complete Chamber Music. Vol 2 Sonata for Violin & Piano a 18'26"
Bagatelle in D Minor for Violin & Piano a 2'17" Sonata for Clarinet in B Flat & Piano b 13'24" Sonata for Piano & Cello d 21'51" redball Graf Mourja (vn); Alexandre Tharaud (pno) a Ronald Van Spaendonck (clar); Alexandre Tharaud (pno) b  Alexandre Tharaud (pno); Francoise Groben (cello) c  redball Naxos 8.553612 [56'06"] [HD]
Freddy Kempf plays Rachmaninovredball BIS CD-1042 1 Disc, Full Price 67'12 [MB]
RACHMANINOV - Anthology of romance Complete anthology of Sergei Rachmaninov's romances.All 83 romances sung by Natalia Suchkova (soprano)redball Natalia Suchkova (soprano)redball BOHEME CDBMR 903048 (A/B/C)
Maurice RAVEL (1875 - 1937) String Quartet in F Major 31.09Gabriel FAURÉ (1845 -1924)
String Quartet in E Minor. Op. 121 25.15redball Ad Libitum Quartet.redball Recorded Iasi, Romania May 1999 DDD Naxos 8.554722 [56'35"] [HD]
ALAN RAWSTHORNE Film Music including The Captive Heart, The Cruel Sea, Burmah Victory etc
redball BBCPO/Rumon Gamba redball Chandos CHAN 9749 [HC]
REGER: String Quartet in E flat, Op.109; Clarinet Quintet in A, Op.146 redball Karl Leister (clarinet) & Vogler Quartett Berlinredball NIMBUS NI 5644 [71' 55"] [CA]
Ottorino RESPIGHI (1879-1936) Transcriptions for Orchestra:Rachmaninov-Respighi: Cinq Études- Tableaux
Rossini-Respighi:
La Boutique Fantasque Jesús López-Cobos conducting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
TELARC CD-80396 [66:09](Note: This album was released in 1996) [IL]
ROREM Songs redballSusan Graham (mezzo-soprano) Malcolm Martineau (piano) with Ensemble Oriol (string trio) redballErato 8573-80222-2 61'00" [PW]
NINO ROTA (1911-1979) Piano Concerto in C (1959-60) Piano Concerto in E Piccolo mondo antico (1978)redball Giorgia Tomassi (piano) Filharmonica della Scala Riccardo Mutiredball EMI CLASSICS CDC 5 56869 2 [58.24] [RB]
Nino ROTA * Chamber Music * Sonata for flute and harp (1937), Trio for clarinet, cello and piano (1973), String Quartet (1948), Quintet for flute, oboe, viola, cello and harp, (1935), Trio for flute, violin and piano (1958), Piccola Offerta Musicale for wind quintet (1943) redball Ex Novo Ensemble redball ASV CD DCA 1072 [72:39] [GD]
SCHUBERT Complete chamber music for piano and strings Vol. 1: Trout Quintet D.667; Notturno D. 667& Piano Quartet D. 487redball Nathalie Juchors-Paoletti (piano) David Lefèvre (violin) Christopher Gaugué (viola) Guillaume Paoletti (cello) & Eckhard Rudolph (Bass).redball ZigZag zzt 991201 63' 48" [PW]
Schubert, Schumann & Brahms lieder; redball Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Christa Ludwig (mezzo), Fritz Wunderlich (tenor) and Jessye Norman (soprano).redball DG CD-pluscore 445 188-2 62'24" [PW]
SCRIABIN The Orchestral Works conducted by NIKOLAI GOLOVANOV Mono recordings reissued from Melodiya LPs dating from 1946-1952 BOHEME - Russian Classical Collection on four CDs [RB]
SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture, Piano Concerto 2, Symphony 5 redball Dallas Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Litton (piano) redball DELOS DE 3246 [73' 59"] [CA]
Shostakovich & Schnittke. The Piano Trios redball Vienna Piano Trio redball Nimbus NI 5572 69'. 00" [PW]
SHOSTAKOVICH: Complete String Quartetsredball Emerson String Quartet redball DG 463 284-2, 5 discs (75'26, 76'58, 77'56, 68'33 & 60'38) Full Price [MB]
SHOSTAKOVICH: Overture Op. 23, TISCHENKO: Cello Concerto (orch. Shostakovich), SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto (orch Shostakovich), SHOSTAKOVICH: Two Preludes (orch. Alfred Schnittke). redball Russian State Symphony Orchestra Valery Polyansky. redball Chandos CHAN9792 60m DDD. [GF]
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 Op 43, Finlandia Op. 26, En Saga Op. 9. Pelleas et Melisande Suite Op. 46, Romance in C Op. 42, Andante festivo, Valse Triste, Suite champetre, Suite mignonne Op. 98, Rakastava Op. 14. redball Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/English String Orchestra William Boughton redball Nimbus NI7716/7 137m DDD. [GF]
SOLER Sonatas Vol. 6 redball Gilbert Rowland (harpsichord) redball Naxos 8.554565 75'07" [PW]
Winners of the First International Composers' Competition.
PATRIC STANDFORD The Prayer of Saint Francis interrupted by bells
 PETER KNELL The Sun's Blinking Eye ROBERT GULYA Piano Concerto redball Budapest SO and Hungarian Radio and TV Chorus/Tamas Vasary.  redball HUNGAROTON BR 0156 CD available from: Kodaly Foundation, Budapest [GH]
Richard STRAUSS: Elektra redball Birgit Nilsson (Elektra), Marta Szirmay (Klytamnestra), Gwyneth Jones (Chrysothemis), Donald McIntyre (Orestes) & Charles Craig (Aegisthus).Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by Carlos Kleiber redball rec London, 1977. 2 discs (stereo), Mid-price on Golden Melodram GM 6.0001.+ Coupled with Alban Berg: Wozzeck Suite, Wendy Fine (sop), Symphony-Orchestra of Radio Cologne, Carlos Kleiber (1972) [MB]
TCHAIKOVSKY Francesca da Rimini (1876)redball Great SO of All-Union Radio and Central TV rec 1949
KALINNIKOV Symphony No. 1 (1895)redball USSR State Academic Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra rec 1945 conducted by Nikolai Golovanov (1891-1953)redball Historical Golovanov series - mono recordings BOHEME Russian Classical Collection CDBMR GOLO2 [61.36] [RB]
TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Symphony No. 6 Pathétique (1893) 48.10 1812 Overture (1880) 14.47 redball Great SO of All-Union Radio and Central TV/Nikolai Golovanov redball both rec 1948 Historical Golovanov series - mono recordings BOHEME Russian Classical Collection CDBMR GOLO1 [63.04] [RB]
TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Complete Songs, Volume Two. Children's Songs, Op. 54. Six Romances, Op. 73. redball Lyuba Kazarnovskaya (soprano); Ljuba Orfenova (piano).redball Naxos 8.554358 [DDD] [64'09]. [CC]
TURNBULL Piano Music (Character Sketches; Miniatures; Pasticcio on a Theme of Mozart; Sonatina; Dances; Fantasy Suite; Preludes; Three Winter Pieces.) redball Peter Jacobs, piano.
redball Somm SOMMCD 015 CD 69:35 [LF]
WILLIAM WALTON Violin Concerto Cello Concertoredball Dong Suk Kang (violin) Tim Hugh (cello) ENPO/Paul Danielredball NAXOS 8.554325 [59.57] [RB]
William WALTON (1902 - 1983) String Quartet in A Minor 28'49" Piano Quartet in D Minor * 28'37" Maggini Quartet Peter Donohoe (pno)* Recorded Potton Hall, Suffolk,UK. May 30 - June 1 1999 DDD Naxos 8.554646 [57'38"] [HD]
RICHARD WILSON Symphony No. 1 (1984) redball New Zealand SO/James Sedares Gnomics (1981) redball Randy Bowman (fl) Laura Ahlbeck (ob) Laura Flax (cl) Tribulations - song cycle (198) redball Mary Ann Hart (mezzo) composer (piano) Viola Sonata (1989) redball Misha Amory (viola) Blanca Uribe (piano) redball KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS 3-7483-2 [63.15]
VERDI (1813 - 1901) I vespri siciliani: Overture 8.50 Messa de Requiem 85.42 redball Amy Shuard (sop); Anna Reynolds (mez); Richard Lewis (ten); David Ward (bass); Philharmonia Orchestra, Philharmonia Chorus. FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797 -1828) Mass in E Flat Major. D 950 56.33 redball Anne Pashley (sop); Sybil Michelow (cont); David Hughes (ten 1); Duncan Robertson (ten 2); William McCue (bass). Scottish Festival Chorus, New Philharmonia Orchestra. Carlo Maria Giulini  redball Recorded: Royal Albert Hall:- Aug 7 1963 (I vespri siciliani); Royal Albert Hall:- Aug 5 1963 (Requiem) Usher Hall, Edinburgh. Aug 31 1968 (Schubert) BBC BBCL 4029-2 CD1 75.06 CD2 77.31 [HD]
VERDI: Complete Overtures, Preludes and Ballet Music.redball BBC Philharmonic Sir Edward Downes. redball CHANDOS CHAN9510, CHAN9594, CHAN9696, CHAN9788. 4 discs aas CHAN9787/4. 76m, 71m, 56m, 64m.[GF]
ANTIQUE BRASSES. Works by Salieri, Beethoven, Crusell, Rossini, Nicolai, Beethoven etc. redball London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble Christopher Larkin. redball Hyperion CDA67119 80m DDD.[GF]
SIR THOMAS BEECHAM, The RPO Legacy Volume 5. MENDELSSOHN: Overture; 'The Fair Melusine', Scherzo in G minor, SAINT SAENS: Symphonic Poem, 'Le Rouet d'Omphale', DELIUS: Summer Evening, DVORAK: 'The Golden Spinning Wheel', MASSENET: 'The Last Sleep of the Virgin', MEHUL: Overture, 'Les deux aveugles de Tolède', HAYDN: Symphonies Nos. 40 & 102, BERLIOZ: Overture, 'King Lear', LISZT: Symphonic Poem, 'Orpheus', PAISIELLO: Overture, 'Nina, o la pazza d'amore', HANDEL-BEECHAM: Ballet, 'The Great Elopement'. redball Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Sir Thomas Beecham redball Dutton Laboratories 2CDEA5025 2 discs 151m ADD (Rec 1947-51).[GF]
Collection: British Light Music Discoveries. Music by Sir Malcolm Arnold, Philip Lane, William Blezard, Eric Fenby, Raymond Warren, Adrian Cruft, Anthony Hedges, Paul Lewis and Arthur Butterworth redball Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Gavin Sutherland redball ASV CD WHL 2126 [74:08] [IL]
BRITISH SONG. Michael Tippett, The Heart's Assurance; Francis Routh, A Woman Young and Old; David Matthews, The Golden Kingdom; John Rushby-Smith, Love's Legacy. redball Margaret Field (soprano) Andrew Ball (piano). redball Redcliffe Recordings RR009 [72' 22"]. [DW]
THE CLASSIC SALON; THE ART DECO CAFÉ. redball London Salon Ensemble. redball MERIDIAN CDE 84416/CDE 84361 2 CDs [PS]
CONTEMPORARY BRITISH CLARINET MUSIC redball David Farshaw, Jeremy Pike, John Reeman, Kevin Malone, Geoffrey Kimpton, David Golightly and Stephen Plews. Roger Heaton, clarinet - Stephen Pruslin, piano redball ASC CS CD2 [HC]
DIÁSPORA SEFARDÍ. Romances & Musical Interludes with Sephardi influences. redball Hesperion XXI Montserrat Figueras: canto. Jordi Savall. redball Aliavox AV9809 130m DDD. [GF]
FAST FORWARD INTO THE MILLENIUM String Quartets by Kevin Malone, David Ellis, John Casken, Robin Walker, Geoffrey Poole and Anthony Gilbert. Coull Quartet, Nossek Quartet, the Lindsays, Camerata Ensemble ASC  CS CD11[HC]
LA FOLIA: 1490-1701. Works by Corelli, Marais, Martin y Coll., Ortiz & Anon. redball Various Instrumentalists Jordi Savall. redball Aliavox AV9805 55m DDD. [GF]
WALTER GIESEKINGCLAUDE 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 4.55MAURICE RAVEL (1875 - 1937)
Sonatine 10.03 La Vallee des cloches 4.51 (from "Miroirs")ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810 - 1856) Kreisleriana. Op. 16 29.33 Fantasies
redball Walter Gieseking (pno). redball 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] [HD]
GREAT MUSICIANS IN COPENHAGEN: Works by Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Poulenc, Beethoven, Chopin and Paganini. redball Gregor Piatigorsky, Vladimir Horowitz, Rudolf Serkin, Nathan Milstein, Wanda Landowska. Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra Fritz Busch/Nikolai Malko.redball Danacord DACOCD303. 70m (Recorded 1932-43). [GF]
I WILL GIVE MY SPIRIT Music for Easter and PentecostERIC THIMAN and othersredball Cathy Roberts (soprano)  Chris Hyde (baritone)  Glossop Methodist Circuit Choir (augmented)/David W. Rothery.redball CD DRD 0139 from Dunelm Records, 2 Park Close, Glossop SK13 7RQ [RB]
ISRAELI WIND VIRTUOSI and friends, Volume 2.BEETHOVEN Sextet in E flat, Op. 71 (arr. clarinet and string trio). HAYDN Oboe Concerto in C, Hob.VIIg:C1 (arr. bassoon and string trio, in F). MOZART Andante in B flat, K315 (arr. clarinet and string trio). BACH Four Duets, BWV802-5 (arr. clarinet and bassoon). Chorale Prelude, 'Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland', BWV659 (arr. bassoon and string trio). All arrangements by Mordechai Rechtman (Haydn with Ilan Rechtman).  redball Eli Heifetz (clarinet); Mordechai Rechtman (bassoon); Gil Sharon (violin); Gad Lewertoff (viola); Hillel Zori (cello).  redball Meridian CDE84412 [DDD] [64'32]. [CC]
VESSELINA KASAROVA. Lieder recital. Songs bySchubert, Brahms and Schumann. redball Vesselina Kasarova (mezzo soprano), Friedrich Haider (piano). redball RCA Red Label 09026 68763 2. [DDD]. [DW]
HELEN LAWRENCE - Portrait of an Artist Two CDs: (1) operatic recital; (2) Pushkin songs CD1 39.57 redball Helen Lawrence (sop) National PO/Robin Stapleton redball rec 1979 Abbey Road studio 1, London  CD2 48.12 redball Helen Lawrence (sop) Julian Rolton (piano) redball BEULAH 1-2RF5 [39.57]+[48.12] [RB]
Anne-Sophie Mutter: Selected 20th Century Violin Works Back to the Futureredball DG 463 790-2, 4 discs (69'51, 77'57, 56'08 & 62'17), mid price. [MB]
NUIT D'ETOILES: MELODIES FRANCAISES GABRIEL FAURÉ eight songs
CLAUDE DEBUSSY eleven songsFRANCIS POULENC eight songs redball Véronique Gens (sop)/Roger Vignoles (piano) redball rec Metz, Arsenal, 8-12 Nov 1998, 4 Oct 1999 VIRGIN CLASSICS 5 45360 2 [64.31] [RB]
PIAE CANTIONES, Church and School songs from Medieval Scandinavia. redball Pro Musica Antiqua Oslo. redball Simax PSC1203 65m DDD. [GF]
ROMANTIC VIOLIN CONCERTOS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY GIAN CARLO MENOTTI Violin Concerto 28:17ALEXANDER ARUTIUNIAN Violin Concerto 23:53SAMUEL BARBER Violin Concerto 23:13 redball Bohuslav Martinu PO/Kirk Trevor (Menotti; Arutiunian) and Leon Gregorian (Barber) redball CRYSTAL RECORDS CD514 [75.41] [RB]
SING JOYOUS BIRD: Love Ballads of the Early 1900s. redball ANN HODGES, soprano, LINDA NOTTINGHAM, piano. redball CD available (£10) from Miss Hodges, 15 Broxbourne, Herts EN10 7JG [PS]
STRING QUARTETS. Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel Quartet in E flat; Emilie Mayer Quartet in G minor Op 14; Laura Lombardini Sirmen Quartet No 2 in B flat, Quartet No 3 in G minor. redball Erato Quartet Basel redball CPO 999 679 - 2 [DDD] [72' 23"][DW]
TWENTIETH CENTURY PIANO DUETS Works by Alan Rawsthorne, Lennox Berkeley, John Joubert, Kenneth Leighton and Peter Melville Smith. redball Helen and Harvey Davies redball ASC CS CD13 [HC]
Intermezzo - Various
Composers
Bizet: Prelude to Carmen 2.11
Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana 3.40
Leoncavallo: Intermezzo from I Pagliaci 2.49
Schmidt: Interlude from Notre Dame 4.24
Humperdinck: Dream Pantomime from Hansel & Gretel 5.58
Puccini: Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut 5.49
Johann Strauss.Jr: Intermezzo from Tausend und eine Nacht 7.48
Massenet: Meditation from Thais 4.39
Bizet: Entr'acte to Act 3 of Carmen 3.10
Faure: Sicilienne from Pelleas & Melisande 3.16
Stenhammar: Interlude from The Song 5.49
Sibelius: Intermezzo from Karelia Suite 3.46
Offenbach: Barcarolle from the Tales of Hoffman 3.19
Mascagni: Intermezzo from L'Amico Fritz 4.35
Verdi: Prelude to Act 1 of La Traviata 3.53
Verdi: Prelude to Act 3 of La Traviata 4.02
Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda 7.53
Various artists.
Recording dates. N/A Naxos. 8.554703 [68.10]
WELSH CLASSICAL FAVOURITES: Grace Williams, Walford Davies, Gareth Walters, Trevor Roberts, Alun Hoddinott, Mervyn Burtch, William Mathias and Ian Parrott.redball ROYAL BALLET SINFONIA/Andrew Parry.redball MARCO POLO 8.225048 [PS]
"Who's Afraid of 20th Century Music?"  The Millennium Concert. redball Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg/Ingo Metzmacher. redball EMI 7243 5 56970 2 8 [PC]
WHILE SHEPHERDS WATCHED; Christmas Music from English Parish Churches and Chapels 1740-1830. VITAL SPARK OF HEAVENLY flame; Music of Death and Resurrection from English Parish Churches and Chapels 1760-1840. redball PSALMODY, with THE PARLEY OF INSTRUMENTS/PETER HOLMAN. redball HYPERION CDA 66924/67020. [PS]
The World of the 18th Century Symphony
Johann Stamitz. Symphony in F Major.
Franz Beck. Symphony in E Major.
Christian Cannabich. Symphony No. 50 in D Minor.
Francois-Joseph Gossec. Symphony in G Major.
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Symphony in B Flat Major.
Johann Christian Bach. Symphony in D Major.
Leopold Hoffman. Symphony in F major
Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf. Symphony in G Major.
Johann Baptist Vanhal. Symphony in D Major
Joseph M

rtin Kraus. Symphony in C 'Violin Obligato'
Northern Chamber Orchestra - Nicholas Ward. a Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia - Uwe Grodd b Capella Istropolitana - Christian Bendac  Camerata Budapest - Hanspeter Gmürd Failoni Orchestra - Uwe Grodde Swedish Chamber Orchestra - Petter Sundkvistf
Recording dates N/A. Naxos.8. 554761 [76.27] [HD]
Patrick DOYLE, Wynton MARSALIS, and Edgar MEYER Listen to the Storyteller - A Trio of MusicalTales from around The World - told by Kate Winslet, Wynton Marsalis and Graham Greene
Joshua Bell (violin); Edgar Meyer (Bass solo); Jerry Douglas (Dobro solo) Orchestra of St. Lukes conducted by Robert Sadin (The Fiddler and the Dancin' Witch) and Steven Mercurio SONY SK 60283 [59:41]


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