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HARMONIOUS FAMILIES VOL 2. Niels GADE: 'Mariotta', 'Hamlet': Overtures, Capriccio for violin and orchestra, 'Echoes of Ossian'. Axel GADE: Violin Concerto No. 2.    Christina Astrand: violin. Danish Philharmonic Orchestra of South Jutland. Iona Brown. Danacord DACOCD510 65m DDD.

Mauricio KAGEL 2 Zwei Akte; Rrrrrr…: 5 Jazz Pieces; Blue's blue Mauricio Kagel (voice & glass trumpet) Michael Reissler (clarinets and saxophones) Brigitte Sylvestre (harp).Geoffry Wharton (violin) Theodor Ross (guitar).Kristi Becker (piano) Disques Montaigne CD 782003

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KULLAK: Piano Concerto in C minor, Op. 55. DREYSCHOCK: Piano Concerto in D minor Op. 137.    Piers Lane BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Niklas Willen. Hyperion CDA67086 60m DDD.

EDWARD MACDOWELL (1860--1908) Piano Music Vol. 3   James Barbagallo (piano) recorded August 1994 NAXOS AMERICAN CLASSICS NAXOS 8.559019 [64:56]

EDWARD MACDOWELL (1860-1908) Piano Music Vol. 4    James Barbagallo (piano) recorded August 1994 NAXOS AMERICAN CLASSICS NAXOS 8.559030 [55:27]

JOHN McCABE Piano Music: Variations, Op.22. Aubade (Study no. 4). Gaudi (Study no. 3). Bagatelles. Mosaic (Study no. 6). Haydn Variations. John McCabe (pno). BMS424CD
String Quartets nos. 3-5. Vanbrugh Quartet. Hyperion CDA 67078.
Chagall Windows. Notturni ed Alba. Symphony no. 2 Halle Orch. c. James Loughran. Jill Gomez (sop), CBSO c. Louis Fremaux. EMI CDC5 67120 2
Symphony no. 4 Of Time and the River. Flute Concerto. Emily Beynon (fl), BBCSO c. Vernon Handley. Hyperion CDA 67089 (to be issued in October )  


MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition. RAVEL: Valses Nobles et Sentimentales.    Ivo Pogorelich (piano) Deutsche Grammophon 437 667-2 [61’58"]

ENNIO MORRICONE (b. 1928) La Musica - Il Cinema Music for flute, flute and piano and solo piano   Robereto Fabbriciani (flute) Massimiliano Damerini (piano) KOCH CLASSICS 3-1478-2 [57 mins (circa)]

HANS PFITZNER (1869-1949) Palestrina - A musical legend in three acts (1917)     Cast as below,  Chorus of the Deutsche Oper, BerlinStaatskapelle Berlin/Otmar Suitner. Recorded live: Schauspielhaus, Berlin in June 1986 (Acts 1 and 3) and January 1988 (Act 2) 3 CDs BERLIN CLASSICS 0310 001 [203 minutes]

Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Caprice Bohémien    Alexander Anissimov conducts the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland NAXOS 8.550806 [69:14]

RAINIER, Priaulx. String Quartet*; Quanta for oboe and string trio+; String Trio+; Ploërmel for wind and percussionº.    *Edinburgh Quartet, +Redcliffe Ensemble, ºRoyal Northern College of Music Wind Ensemble, Timothy Reynish. Redcliffe Recordings. RR007 [60' 12"].

Max REGER (1873-1916) The Nuns, Songs for Contralto and Orchestra.    Lioba Braun (contralto) Choir and Orchestra of the Bamberg Symphony KOCH SCHWANN 3-1777-2 [76:15]

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