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November 1999 part 4

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Kaikoshru SORABJI: Opus Clavicembalisticum   Geoffrey Douglas Madge: Piano BIS CD 1062/1064 (5 CDs for the price of 3) 234m ADD.

C.V. STANFORD Violin Sonatas 1 and 2, Caoine , Five Characteristic Pieces   Paul Barritt (violin); Catherine Edwards (piano) Hyperion CDA67024 [75.41]

RICHARD STRAUSS (1864-1949) Der Rosenkavalier (1910) - highlights - Opera in English  cast below LPO/David Parry 14-16, 18 Dec 1998, Blackheath Halls Peter Moores Foundation CHANDOS CHAN 3022 [79.40]

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Sir William WALTON (1902-1983) Violin Concerto, Cello Concerto Dong-Suk Kang (violin)  Tim Hugh (cello) English Northern Sinfonia conducted by Paul Daniel Naxos 8.554325 [59:57]

MEREDITH WILLSON (1902-1984) Symphony No. 1 in F minor A Symphony of San Francisco (1936) 39 mins Symphony No. 2 in E minor The Missions of California (1939) 31 mins Moscow SO/William T. Stromberg rec Moscow, June 1998 NAXOS 8.559006 [70:38]

Ernst Wilhelm WOLF Sonatas   Paul Simmonds, Clavichord Ars Musici AM 1206-2

A GARLAND OF ROSES: 25 of the World's most beautiful Rose Songs   Margaret Field (soprano)  Andrew Ball (piano) Walsingham WAL 8037 2 (enquiries to Walsingham, PO Box 24, French's Forest, NSW 1640, Australia)

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Songs Remembered Songs by Handel, Rowley, Thiman Gibbs, Boughton, Besley and others  Joan Busby Mezzo Soprano John Grundy Piano Haining Records  

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THE GRAND PIANO - JOSEF HOFMANN. Works by Schumann, Beethoven, Scarlatti and Lizst.   Josef Hofmann: Piano Rolls. Reproduced on modern Steinway Concert Grand. Nimbus NI 8818 72m DDD £8.99



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Verse anthems from Bull to Boyce Consortium Director Edward Barbieri Deux-Elles Records  DXL853 (dist. Cathedral Classics Bolbec Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 1SE +44(0)191 221 2268 Fax +44(0)191 232 228)

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: Symphony No. 4 in E minor
Wagner: Excerpts from Tristan und Isolde
Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung
Respighi: Feste Romane
Dances from Galanta

The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestra of La Scala Milan
Pearl GEMS 0054 2 CDs [137:10]

Arturo TOSCANINI conducts the NBC Symphony Orchestra in:-
(1856-1909) - Symphony No. 1 in D minor
(1824-1884) Overture to the Bartered Bride
(1811-1886) Orpheus - Symphonic Poem
Maurice RAVEL
(1875-1937) - Daphnis and Chloé - Suite No. 2
Commentaries by Robert Woldrop. Live broadcast recorded on 26th November 1938.
NAXOS Historical Great Conductors series 8.110818 [78:00]



BUNYAN: THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS Read by: Edward de Souza Naxos Audiobooks The Great Epics. NA417112 4 discs 260 m DDD. £14.99

DURRELL: THE ALEXANDRIA QUARTET......Volume 1 'JUSTINE' Read by Nigel Anthony Naxos Naxos Audiobooks Modern Classics NA30401-2 3 discs 237m DDD. £12.95

Book Review


Jacqueline du Pré a biography by Carol Easton  Hodder and Stoughton ISBN 0-340-42534-2

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