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A Survey of the Mahler Symphonies

Tony Duggan continues his  series of comparative reviews of recordings of the Mahler symphonies:
Symphony No. 2    

A Survey of the recordings of Vaughan Williams Ninth Symphony
by Richard R. Adams

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]

J S BACH: The Works for Organ Volume 11. Preludes and Fugues, Toccatas, Chorale Preludes  Kevin Bowyer at the Marcussen organ of Sct. Hans Kirke Odense, Denmark. Nimbus NI5606/7 113m DDD.

LEONARD BERNSTEIN (1918-1990) Candide - Overture, Candide Suite (arr Charlie Harmon), Three Meditations from Mass (Anthony Ross - cello), Five Songs (Beth Clayton), Divertimento for Orchestra  Minnesota Orchestra/Eiji Oue rec 17-18 Feb 1999, Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-87CD [65:03]

DVORÁK. Cello Concerto. ELGAR. Cello Concerto.    Maria Kliegel, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Halász. Naxos 8.550503 [DDD] [73' 11"].

Baldassare GALUPPI (1706-1785): Complete Piano Sonatas Volume 1.    Peter Seivewright the divine art 2-5006 [58:13]


ANDREI ESHPAI (1925-) Vol. 1.Symphonic Dances on Mari Themes (1952) * Violin Concerto No. 4 (1993) ** Symphony No. 2 Praise To Light (1962) ***  * All Union Radio and TV SO/Leonid Nikolaeyev - rec Moscow 1980, ** Jennifer Koh (violin)/St Petersburg Cappella SO/Vladislav Chernushenko - rec Moscow 20/4/1994 MONO, *** USSR Large SO/Konstantin Ivanov - rec Moscow 1964 ALBANY RECORDS TROY 286 [54.56]

ROY HARRIS (1898-1979) Symphony No. 8 San Francisco Symphony (1962) * [26.19] Symphony No. 9 (1962) [28.14] Memories of a Child's Sunday (1945) [11.58]   * Alan Feinberg (piano) Albany SO/David Alan Miller rec April/Nov 1998, New York ALBANY RECORDS TROY 350 [66.34]

HOLST Cotswolds Symphony; Ballet Music from The Perfect Fool; A Hampshire Suite; Walt Whitman Overture, Scherzo for Orchestra.   Munich Symphony Orchestra/Douglas Bostock ClassicO CLASSCD 284 65:00 min

THE SONGS OF JOHN IRELAND   Lisa Milne, John Mark Ainsley, Christopher Maltman. Graham Johnson: Piano Hyperion CDA67261/2 154m DDD.

LANGGAARD Symphonies Nos 4 Leaf-fall (1916); No 6 The Heaven-storming (1920); The Music of the Spheres (1918)   Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra cond. John Frandsen, with singers Danacord 340-341, 83 mins (Distributor: Discovery)

GYÖRGY LIGETI Six Bagatelles JACQUES IBERT Trois Pièces Brèves FRANZ DANZI Quintett in B minor op. 56 No. 1 DARIUS MILHAUD La Cheminée de Roi René ALEXANDER TCHEREPNIN Wind Quintet Op. 107 BEETHOVENs Fifth Bossa Nova BILLY STRAYHORN Take the A Train Domus Quintett DIGITAL AUTOMATIC MUSIC - RESONANCE RES-CD 001 -003 available on sale from [35.16]

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