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Monday November 30th
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Complete Symphonies & Concertos
Netherlands Symphony Orchestra/Jan Willem de Vriend rec. 2008-16
[9 CDs: 644:10] [DC]

A fine box of consistently excellent recordings.
Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897)
The Genius of Young Brahms
Craig Sheppard (piano) rec. 2010/11
[3 CDs: 209:12] [JQ]

A collection of consistently fine, well-considered and authoritative Brahms performances.
Richard FLURY (1896-1967)
Suite, String Quartets No. 6-7
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana/Richard Flury, Das neue Weiner Streichquartett rec. 1963-1970
[64:08] [SG]

An enriching experience.
Nicolas GOMBERT (c.1500-1557)
Music from the Court of Charles V

Huelgas Ensemble/Paul van Nevel rec. 1992
SONY SK48249
[75:46] [BW]

Whether you choose this reissue or the alternative on Hyperion – better still both – this music offers an uplifting experience.

Louis-Gabriel GUILLEMAIN (1705-1770)
Ensemble la Française rec. 2020
[71:07] [JV]

The Ensemble la Française fully master the art of a galant conversation.
Margaret RIZZA (b. 1929)
Ave Generosa

Gaudete Ensemble / Eamonn Dougan rec. 2020
[58:07] [GPu]

A rewarding disc of ‘contemplative’ music, skilfully written and with many moments of radiant beauty.
John Philip SOUSA (1854-1932)
Music For Wind Band Volume 17
Guildhall Symphonic Wind Band/Keith Brion rec. 2016
NAXOS 8.559811
[56:06] [BMC]

Another high-quality release in this series.
Matthew Kennedy (piano)
Familiar Favorites
rec. 2003
Private Release
[45:27] [JW]

Celebrates Kennedy’s lifetime of performance and teaching and his devotion to Gospel music.
Peer Gynt
Wiener Staatsballett, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper/Simon Hewett
C MAJOR 755904 Blu-Ray
[112 mins] [PCG]

Only for fans of the choreographer and modern ballet styles.
by Jenny Setchell publ. 2008
Pipeline Press

A most entertaining book.
Beulah - A late 2020 roundup by Brian Wilson
Camilla Wicks, violinist
9 August 1928 – 25 November 2020
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Elgar’s Sea Pictures - a survey by Ralph Moore

Lloyd's Symphony 7 - a musical analysis by Karim Elmahmoudi

Canteloube’s Chants d’Auvergne - a survey by Ralph Moore

Geoff Cummings-Knight’s 24 Preludes for Piano by David Jennings

Hyperion at 40 by Brian Wilson

Luigi Cherubini - a biography by Glyn Pursglove

Robert Layton Recalled by Rob Barnett

Chausson’s Poème de l’amour et de la mer - a survey by Ralph Moore

Pianist Duncan Honeybourne in conversation with Robert Beattie

Introducing the music of Ian King by John Quinn


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Dan Costa ~ Ken Colyer ~ Jelly Roll Morton ~ Keith Jarrett ~ Alex Moxon

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AP0463 Ignacy Krzyzanowski - Piano Works 2
AP0476 Raul Koczalski - Chamber Works 2
AP0478 René de Boisdeffre - Works for Violin, Cello and Piano
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