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July


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Che fai tù? - Villanelles


Cyrillus KREEK
The suspended harp of Babel


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violin concertos - Ibragimova


Peteris VASKS
Viola concerto - Maxim Rysanov


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Friday September 25th
Paul CORFIELD GODFREY (b. 1950) 
The Children of Húrin
 
Volante SO 
PRIMA FACIE PFCD126/7
 [78:11 + 56:21] [MP]

A decent demo recording of a work which will be a powerful addition to the repertoire when it finally achieves its first performance.
Sir Edward ELGAR (1857-1934)
Enigma Variations, In the South (Alassio), Pomp & Circumstance March No.4
Royal PO/Sir Yehudi Menuhin rec. 1994
TRING TRP018
[59:19] [RMo]

A wholly satisfying compilation.
George Frideric HANDEL (1685-1759)
Apollo e Dafne, Harp Concerto
Thomas Hemsley (baritone) Osian Ellis (harp) Geraint Jones O/Geraint Jones, Boyd Neel O/Thurston Dart rec. 1955/57
CAMEO CLASSICS CC9127
[69:28] [JW]

Leading conductors, instrumentalists, and singers in full communicative flight.
Elegy
Luc Tooten (cello) Stéphane De May (piano) Flemish Radio Ch/Bo Holten rec. 2010
DANACORD DACOCD731
[63:47] [JF]

A varied, imaginative, and interesting programme.
Garden of Joys and Sorrows
Works by Aguila, Debussy, Takemitsu, Dubois & Gubaidulina
hat trick rec. 2014
BRIDGE 9472
[59:41] [GPu]

A beautifully played programme, in which each work is illuminated by several (in some cases all) of the other works.
What’s Next Vivaldi?
Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin); Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini rec. 2018
ALPHA 624
[70:54] [BW]

A very mixed bag; well worth having for four of the five Vivaldi concertos, but not for the rest.
Benjamin Frankel’s May Day Overture by John France
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