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100th birthday of Mieczyslaw Weinberg on December 8, 2019.
Renate Eggbrecht has recorded all 3 violin Sonatas

Mozart Brahms
Clarinet Quintets


Recordings of the Month


Opera transcriptions & fantasias


Mozart Brahms
Clarinet Quintets

Schubert Symphony 9


Jean-Baptiste LEMOYNE

Enescu Ravel Britten

Debussy Images etc.

53 Studies on Chopin Études 1
Konstantin Scherbakov (piano)




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Thursday October 29th

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)


Angela Hewitt (piano) rec. 2020
[79:43] [DC]

A delight from start to finish.
Luigi CHERUBINI (1760-1842)
Sacred Works
Kammerchor der Frauenkirche Dresden, Ensemble Frauenkirche Dresden/Matthias Grünnert rec. 2019
[68:21] [GPu]

Some newly discovered works by Cherubini are part of a well-performed and well-recorded disc.
Edward GREGSON (b. 1945)
Complete Music for Solo Piano
Murray McLachlan, Rose McLachlan, Edward Gregson (piano) rec. 2020
NAXOS 8.574222
[71:59] [PRB]

So much to enjoy here.
Leoš JANÁČEK (1854-1928)
The Cunning Little Vixen
, Sinfonietta
Lucy Crowe (soprano), Gerald Finley (bass-baritone), London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle rec. 2019
[63:09 + 56:28] [JQ]

A very fine account.
Max RICHTER (b. 1966)

KiKi Layne (narrator), Grace Davidson (soprano), Mari Samuelsen (violin), Max Richter (keyboards), Camilla Pay (harp), Joby Burgess (percussion), Robert Ziegler (conductor)
DECCA 0898651
[54:09 + 53:01] [CC]

Performance and recording are beyond criticism.
Contemporary Piano Soundbites
Composers in Lockdown 2020

Duncan Honeybourne (piano)
[80:00] [JF]

A varied soundscape of contemporary music.
Ervin Nyiregyházi (piano)
Live Vol. 2 rec. 1973/84
[72:44 + 39:02] [JW]

A dedicated and utterly professional undertaking, but not for the faint of pianistic heart.
One Hundred Years of British Song Vol. 1
James Gilchrist (tenor) Nathan Williamson (piano) rec. 2020
[63:37] [NB]

Insightful performances of some of the finest British songs from the early 20th Century.

Exploring Searle's Piano Sonata by John France

Vladas Bagdonas, Leader of the Vilnius State Choir in conversation with Ona Jarmalavičiūtė

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Between what opera is and how it is portrayed Composer Matthew Peterson in conversation with Ona Jarmalavičiūtė

Exploring Salzedo's Capriccio for brass quintet by John France

Mahler's Symphony 4 - an update to Tony Duggan's survey by Brian Wilson


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NEW from Acte Prealable
AP0463 Ignacy Krzyzanowski - Piano Works 2
AP0476 Raul Koczalski - Chamber Works 2
AP0478 René de Boisdeffre - Works for Violin, Cello and Piano
AP0484-85 Fernand de la Tombelle - Organ Works 1
AP0487 Henryk Pachulski - Piano Works (and Chamber) 3

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