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NICOLAI MEDTNER (1901-37) The complete (14) piano sonatas   Marc-André Hamelin (piano)   Hyperion CDA67221-4 4 CDs:  CD1 [65:36] CD2 [61:04] CD3 [74:31] CD4 [77:43] [4:38:54]

E.J. MOERAN  Violin Concerto Albert Sammons/BBCSO/Boult Fantasy Quartet Leon Goossens/Carter String Trio Serenade London Symphony Orch./ Cameron    Historic Live Recordings 1946-1948   SYMPOSIUM CD 1201 [72:44]

LUDOLF NIELSEN Symphony No. 1 in B minor Op. 3 (1902-3) From the Mountains - Symphonic Suite Op. 8 (1903-5)   Danish PO/Frank Cramer.   MARCO POLO - DA CAPO 8.224093 [71:25]

Silvestre REVUELTAS.  La Coronela, Itinerarios, Colorines   Santa Barbara Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra, Gisèle Ben-Dor  Koch 3-7421-2

Nicolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade, Mikhail GLINKA Overture Russlan and Ludmilla, Modest MUSSORGSKY/RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Night on Bald Mountain, Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH Galop, "Moscow Cheremushki"   The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Petr Altrichter-conductor, Malcolm Stewart-solo violin.   RLPO Records RLCD101


ROSSINI. The Barber of Seville. A buffo opera in two acts composed in 1816.   A digital recording by the Metropolitan Opera 1989. Conductor Ralf Weiker. Stage production John Cox.   Video. Deutsche Grammophon 072 414-3.

LIONEL SAINSBURY Twelve Preludes; Cuban Fantasy; Nocturne; Andalusian Fantasy; South American Suite   Lionel Sainsbury (piano)  PNH 443 [71:34]

SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1 in A minor. Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1* The Swan; Allegro appassionato; Suite op. 16   Mischa Maisky (cello); Daria Hovora* (piano); Orpheus Chamber Orchestra   DG 457 599-2 [70:14]

ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI Stabat Mater (circa 1718) EMANUEL D'ASORGA Stabat Mater (circa 1707)   Camerata Polifonica Siciliana cnducted by Douglas Bostock  ClassicO CLASSCD162

FRANZ SCHMIDT (1874-1939) Das Buch mit Sieben Siegeln (The Book of the Seven Seals) (1937)  Stig Andersen (ten) Rene Pape (bass) Christiane Oelze (sop) Lothar Odinius (ten) Friedemann Winklhofer (organ) Bavarian Radio Choir Bavarian Radio SO/Franz Welser-Möst Co-production in association with Bavarian Radio   EMI Classics CDS5 56660 2 4 2CDs CD1 [61:01] CD2 [45:47]

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]

ALEXANDER SCRIABIN (1872-1915) Universe - Mysterium: Prefatory Act (as restored by Alexander Nemtin) (rec 1973) 40:13 ARAM KHACHATURYAN (1903-1978) Piano Concerto (rec 1963) 33:57  Alexei Lyubimov (piano - in Scriabin) Irina Orlova (organ - in Scriabin) USSR State Academic Chorus (in Scriabin) Yakov Flier (piano - in Khachaturyan) Moscow PO/Kyrill Kondrashin  BMG-Melodiya 74321 59477 [74:33]

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS A Cotswold Romance/Death of Tintagiles  London Philharmonic Choir/London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Hickox  Chandos CHAN 9646

EGON WELLESZ: Violin Concerto, Op. 84. Prosperos Beschwörungen, Op. 53.    Andrea Duka Lowenstein (violin), Radio Symphonie Orchester Wien/Gerd Albrecht.    ORFEO C 478 981 A EGON WELLESZ: Piano Concerto, Op. 49. Divertimento, Op. 107. Drei Skizzen, Op. 6. Eklogen, Op. 11. Triptychon, Op. 98.    Karl-Andreas Kolly (piano), Luzerner Sinfonieorchester/ Howard Griffiths.    PAN CLASSICS 510104.


Curio Corner

AN ANNIVERSARY BOUQUET. Fourteen chamber works by various composers, mainly Australian, to commemorate, in 1994, 20 years of broadcasting of radio station 2MBS-FM, the first licensed stereo FM broadcasting station in Australia. Various artistes.  MBS 34CD MBS Records, 76 Chandos Street, St Leonards, NSW 2065. [67' 40"].

You'd be SURPRISED!   Barbara Kennedy with Peter Lockwood (piano).   GLOBE CLO 6045 [55:03]

Songs of Love and Laughter by Irving Berlin; George Gershwin; Marve Fisher; Cole Porter; Kurt Weill, Jerome Kern; Noel Coward; Stephen Sondheim; and Flanders and Swann.


Getting a Handel on Messiah by David W. Barber with illustrations by Dave Donald Preface by Trevor Pinnock     Published by Sound and Vision $11:95 ISBN 920151-17-5

A Working Musician's Joke Book by Daniel G. Theaker  Preface by David W. Barber with cartoons by Mike Freen   Published by Sound and Vision $9:95 £4:95 (UK) ISBN 920151-22-1

When the Fat Lady Sings  Opera history as it ought to be taught by David W. Barber with illustrations by Dave Donald Preface by Maureen Forrester    Published by Sound and Vision $12:95 ISBN 920151-11-6

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