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Tuesday November 30th
Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Violin Concerto
Oscar Shumsky (violin) Philharmonia Hungarica/Uri Segal rec. 1984
BIDDULPH 85007-2
[42:10] [JW]

The great Oscar Shumsky in an unreleased Brahms concerto recording from 1984.
Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976)
The Turn of the Screw
Rhian Lois (soprano) Robert Murray (tenor) Sinfonia of London/John Wilson rec. 2020
[112 mins] [ST]

A laudable lockdown effort from the performers and creative team, but I don’t think I’ll be coming back to it.
Arthur FARWELL (1872-1952)
Songs, Choral & Piano Works
William Sharp (baritone) Emanuele Arciuli (piano) Dakota String Quartet, Texas University Chamber Singers/James Morrow rec. 2013-20
NAXOS 8.559900
[52:41] [RB]

Much startlingly fresh writing here and well recorded too.

Liza LIM (b.1966)
Singing in Tongues – Operas and Vocal Works 1993-2007
Elision rec. 2003-08
[3CDs: 175:19] [DMD]

By any estimation this is great music.
Anton Edvard PRATTÉ (1796-1875)
Grand Concert, Theme and Variations, Souvenir de Norvčge
Delphine Constantin-Reznik (harp) Norrköping SO/Daniela Musca rec. 2020
[73:35] [DC]

Another unknown composer emerges, and is very welcome indeed.
The Performance Style of Jascha Heifetz
by Dario Sarlo pub. 2020

For ardent devotees of the art of Jascha Heifetz.
A Virtuoso Double Bass
Works by Hindemith, Lasoń & Rota
Kamil Łomasko (double bass), Karina Komendera (piano)rec. 2018/21
[48:59] [WH]

Short playing time, but well worth the attention of an adventurous music lover.
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