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A Survey of the Mahler Symphonies

Tony Duggan continues his  series of comparative reviews of recordings of the Mahler symphonies:
The Song of the Earth   Previously: Symphony No.1  No. 2    

A compendium of reviews of the Music of Carey Blyton by Gary Higginson


JEAN SIBELIUS: The Symphonies, An Introduction and comparison of recordings by Gerald Fenech

KURT ATTERBERG (1887-1974) Piano Concerto (1927-35) [34.12] Violin Concerto (1913-14) [37.06]   Don Franklin Smith (piano) Christian Bergkvist (violin) Gävle SO/B Tommy Andersson rec May 1999 and June 1999 respectively at Gävle Concert Hall, Sweden STERLING CDS-1034-2 [71.28]

BACH: The Well Tempered Clavier Vols 1 & 2.   Bernard Roberts Nimbus NI5508/11 4 discs 240m DDD

FRANZ BERWALD (1796-1868) Symphonies   Swedish Radio SO/Roy Goodman recorded Stockholm 1995 HYPERION CDA67081-2 2 CDs [145:22]

BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Serenade for Tenor Horn and Strings, Op. 31, Our Hunting Fathers. Two Folksongs.  Ian Bostridge: Tenor. Bamberger Symphoniker, Ingo Metzmacher/Britten Sinfonia Daniel Harding. EMI CDC 556-871-2 57m DDD.

Robert BRUCE Symphony in B flat  Czestochowa Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Jerzy Swoboda Obtainable from the composer at 'Atina' 1 Orchard Close, Hardwicke, Gloucester GL2 4SZ £10 incl postage.

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JOSEPH CANTELOUBE (1879-1957) Chants d'Auvergne (24 songs)   Victoria de los Angeles (soprano) Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux/Jean-Pierre Jacquillat Recorded 1983 and 1982 EMI Great Recordings of the Century CDM5 66978 2 [70.33]

Aaron COPLAND (1900-1990) Appalachian Spring (original version for 13 instruments), Three Latin Sketches: Estribillo; Paisaje Mexicano; Danza de Jalisco., Music for the Theatre: Prologue; Dance; Interlude; Burlesque; Epilogue. Quiet City, Old American Songs*:-  Æ Dawn Upshaw * Thomas Hampson, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra conducted by Hugh Wolff Ultima 2 CDs TELDEC 3984-28169-2 [134:58] Texts not supplied

Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Pelléas et Mélisande Opera in five Acts cast below The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan EMI CMS5 67057 2 3CDs [2hrs 43 mins]

DVORAK Piano Concerto (original version) SCHOENFIELD Piano Concerto (Four Parables) Andreas Boyde with Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Johannes Fritzch (Dvorak) and Dresdner Sinfoniker cond. Jonathan Nott (Schoenfield) Athene Minerva ATH CD21, 70 mins


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