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November 1999 part 3

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ZOLTAN KODALY: Dances of Galanta', 'Peacock Variations', Dances of Marosszek, 'Hary Janos' - Suite.   Brno State Symphony Orchestra/SWF Symphony Orchestra Jose' Serebrier BIS CD-875 79m DDD.

ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD (1897-1957) String Sextet (1915)  String Quartet No 3 (1945)   Flesch Quartet plus others ASV CD DCA 1062 [59:27]

CONSTANT LAMBERT Summer's Last Will & Testament; The Rio Grande; Aubade Heroique. Sally Burgess (mezzo) William Shimell (baritone) Jack Gibbons (piano) Opera North Chorus, English Northern Philharmonia/David Lloyd-Jones. HYPERION CDA 66565 [75.00]


ANTONIO LOTTI: Requiem in F major, Miserere, Credo.  Balthasar Neumann Choir, Balthasar Neumann Ensemble Thomas Hengelbrock Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 05472 77507 2 69m DDD

MICHEL PIGNOLET DE MONTECLAIR (1667 - 1737) A la Guerre! Concertos for natural trumpet and harpsichord  Ensemble "Pian e Forte" / Gabriele Casson, natural trumpet / Antonio Frige, harpsichord. Dynamic CDS229

MOZART: 'Le Nozze di Figaro'   Erich Kunz, Imgard Seefried, George London, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. Chor der Wiener Staatsoper Wiener Philharmoniker Herbert von Karajan. (Recorded 1950) EMI Great Recordings of the Century CMS567-068-2 120m ADD



MOZART: Die Zauberflote Anton Dermota, Irmgard Seefried, Erich Kunz, Wilma Lipp. Singverein des Gesellschafte der Musikfreunde in Wien, Wiener Philharmoniker Herbert von Karajan. (Recorded: 1952) EMI Great Recordings of the Century CMS567071-2 129m ADD £17.00

The Best of Carl ORFF: Carmina Burana (highlights) Schulwerk (School Work) excerpts Die Kluge (excerpt)/ Der Mond (excerpts)   Lucia Popp, John van Kesteren, Herman Prey Bavarian Radio Choir, Munich Radio Orchestra, Kurt Eichhorn and others BMG/RCA Victor 75605 51357 2 [77:43]

ARVO PÄRT (b.1935) Fratres (1977, 1992) 9:43 * Tabula Rasa (1977) 23:07 ** Symphony No. 3 (1971) 25:17  Gil Shaham (violin) * ** Roger Carlsson (percussion) * Adele Anthony (violin) ** Erik Risberg (prepared piano) ** Gothenburg SO/Neeme Järvi DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 457 647-2 [58:29]

PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 1 (1917) No. 2 (1935) SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1 (1948) No. 2. (1967)  Dmitry Sitkovetsky (violin) LSO/Sir Colin Davis (Prokofiev) rec 1988 BBCSO/Andrew Davis (Shostakovich) Rec 1989 VIRGIN VERITAS Twofers VBD5616332 [48.55] + [67.26] £8.99 Bargain of the Month

RACHMANINOV Symphony No 2, Vocalise, Intermezzo and Dance from Aleko   LSO coducted by André Previn EMI Great Recordings of the Century CDM5 66982 2



RAUTAVAARA, Einojuhani. Cantus Arcticus, Op 61 (Concerto for Birds and Orchestra); Piano Concerto No 1, Op 45; Symphony No 3, Op 20.   Laura Mikkola (piano), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Hannu Lintu.   DDD [73' 32"]. Naxos 8.554147.

Kaija SAARIAHO Nuits, adieux (Electric Phoenix directed by Terry Edwards) Près (Ansi Kartunen, cello with electronics)
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Lituus (Brass Quartet of Ensemble Intercontemporain) Violin Concerto (Anne Mercier with Orquesta Nacionales of Spain) Sibila (rtve musica) SIB 003 58 mins.

ARNOLD SCHOENBERG: Erwartung; Brettl-Lieder (Cabaret Songs)   Jessye Norman · Metropolitan Opera Orchestra · James Levine Philips CD 426 261-2 62m DDD

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