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June 1999

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38 discs  and four books reviewed this month

Comparative Review

WILLIAM WALTON Symphony  no 1 a comparative review: Previn, Haitink, Rattle, Gibson

Individual reviews

BAROQUE ARIAS Volume 2. Works by: Handel, Ahle, Schutz, Buxtehude and Bach. Yoshikazu Mera: counter-tenor. Bach Collegium Japan Masaaki Suzuki. BIS CD-1029 74m DDD.

ENGLISH ORCHESTRAL SONGS: PARRY, STANFORD, FINZI, GURNEY Christopher Maltman (bar); BBC Scottish SO/Martyn Brabbins Hyperion CDA 67065 [72:09 ]

THE FRENCH FLUTE (1920-1930) Music by Duruflé, Rhené-Baton, Hahn, Ropartz, Gallon Bent Larsen (flute), Lars Grunth (viola), Sverre Larsen (piano), rec Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark, 30-31 March 1996 , CLASSICO CLASSCD 160 [58.51]


Collection: J.S. BACH: Four Orchestral Suites. HANDEL: Concerto Grosso in A minor. RAMEAU: Gavotte with 6 variations. GLUCK: 'Iphigenie en Aulide' - Overture. CHERUBINI: 'Anacreon' - Overture. Philhrmonia Orchestra/New Philharmonia Orchestra Otto Klemperer. Testament mono/stereo SBT2131 140m ADD. (Rec.: 1954-69)

Collection: THE FRENCH TOUCH: Paul Dukas (1865-1935) - L' aprenti sorcier Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) - Le Rouet d'Omphale Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) - Ma mère l'Oye César Franck (1822-1890) - Le chasseur maudit Charles Munch conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra RCA VICTOR 09026 68978 2 [50:38]

GREAT AMERICAN COMPOSERS: HOWARD HANSON Symphony No. 2 Romantic: AARON COPLAND Billy The Kid ; Rodeo - Hoe-Down ; CHARLES GRIFFES : The Pleasure-Dome of Kubla Khan; The White Peacock ; MORTON GOULD Tropical conductor: Charles Gerhardt CHESKY CD112 [62:15]

RUSSIAN FUTURISM Russian Music of the 1920s: details below   Music by:- Alexander MOSSOLOV (1900-1973) Alexander F GOEDICKE (1877-1957) Julian KREIN (1913-1996) Michail F GNESIN (1883-1957) Georg KIRKOR (1910-1980) Lev KNIPPER (1898-1974)

Collection: MUSIC FOR STRINGS: Sibelius: Suite Champêtre/Canzonetta; Dvorák: Waltzes in A and Dflat minor/Nocturne in B/Humoresque in G flat; Elgar: Salut d'amour/Sospiri; Grieg: Two Melodies: The Goal; The First Meeting/Nordic Melodies: In FolkStyle; Cow Call; Peasant Dance/Two Elegiac Pieces: The Wounded Heart; Last Spring The Serenata of London/Barry Wilde IMP 30367 02492 [69:23]

ARTHUR BUTTERWORTH (1923-) Symphony No. 1 (1957) [40:09] RUTH GIPPS (1921-99) Symphony No. 2 (1945) [23:57] Munich SO/Douglas Bostock rec Arco Studios, München, 2-3 December 1998 ClassicO CLASSCD 274 [64:18]


CHOPIN. Peter Katin Plays Chopin, Volume One. Ballade No 4 in F Minor, Op 52; Three Mazurkas, Op 59; Piano Sonata in B Minor, Op 58; Barcarolle, Op 60; Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op 61. Peter Katin (piano) Olympia OCD186 DDD. [75' 00"].

Ernst von DOHNÁNYI (1877-1960) Suite in F sharp minor, The Veil of Pierrette, Variations on a Nursery Theme Howard Shelley (piano); BBC Philharmonic conducted by Matthias Bamert CHANDOS CHAN 9733 [69:52]

Sir Edward ELGAR (1857-1934) 'Rediscovered works for violin' Marat Bisengaliev (violin); Benjamin Frith (piano). Black Box BBM1016 [67:57]

John IRELAND (1879-1962) Piano Music Vol. II John Lenehan (piano) NAXOS 8.553889 [70:43]

FRANCIS JACKSON Daniel in Babylon. Monodrama with Music. Drama by John Stuart Anderson Francis Jackson, organ. John Stuart Anderson, narrator; St.Peter's Singers, directed by Simon Lindley Recorded in Leeds Parish Church by Martin J. Monkman. [76.06] Amphion CD PH1 145

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JOSEPH MARX (1882-1964) Romantic Piano Concerto in E major (1919) [36.39] ERICH KORNGOLD (1897-1957) Piano Concerto in C sharp for the left hand (1922) [27.35] Marc-André Hamelin (piano) BBC Scottish SO/Osmo Vänskä rec 19/20 June 1997 HYPERION CDA66990 [64:39]

JON LEIFS Concerto for Organ and Orchestra, Pastoral Variations, Fine II, Dettifoss Iceland Symphony Orchestra En Shao BIS-CD-930 56m DDD

F. LIZST: Grande Fantasie sur La Clochette and other first thoughts and second drafts. Leslie Howard (piano) Hyperion CDA67408/10 [221m] DDD.

MARK LOCKETT Hollowed Ground   Wriggly Pig 001 [64.21]

EDWARD MACDOWELL (1860-1908) Fireside Tales (6) Woodland Sketches (10) New England Idylls (10). Gerard van der Laan (piano) LUCTOR-002 [71.00]

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