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141 reviews completed so far this month

Peter LIEBERSON (1946-2011) Piano Concerto 3; Viola Concerto - Steven Beck (piano) Roberto Diaz (viola) Odense SO/Scott Yoo rec. 2012 BRIDGE [LW] Bridge continues its excellent series of Lieberson works.

Gustav MAHLER (1860–1911) & Alma MAHLER (1879–1964) Songs - Karen Cargill (mezzo) Simon Lepper (piano) rec. 2013 LINN [GF] Cargill's voice has youthful freshness and her affection for the songs is obvious.

RECORDING OF THE MONTH John PICKARD (b.1963) Symphony 4, Eden - Eikanger-Bjorsvik Musikklag/Andreas Hanson rec. 2013 BIS SACD [PCG] Anybody interested in the development of music in the twenty-first century should rush out and buy this CD at once.

The Bells of Dawn Russian Sacred and Folk Songs - Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone) The Grand Choir ‘Masters of Choral Singing’/Lev Kontorovich rec. 2012 ONDINE [RMo] This is a wonderful album — manna for admirers of the Russian sacred and folk vocal traditions.

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Annie Fischer (piano) - The Centennial Collection rec. 1953-67 HUNGAROTON [SG] In remarkable sound quality, these recordings are worth acquiring for pianism of superb artistry and distinction.

Forever The Love Poems of Pablo Neruda - Ute Lemper (vocals) rec. 2013 STEINWAY & SONS [MC] Lemper in glorious voice but will in the main attract her diehards.

Sonorous Sonatas Peter Sheridan (flutes) rec. 2012-14 MOVE RECORDS [DC] Long may Peter Sheridan's musical voyages continue.

Overtures and Intermezzi Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE [SV] To hear what Karajan could really do with the Puccini and Mascagni selections, hunt down a digital transfer of his DG Opern-Intermezzi.

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Debussy by Eric Frederick Jensen. Published 2014 Oxford University Press [SG] This long awaited and eminently readable biography ranks as a highly desirable acquisition.

Bing Crosby At His Peak, 1943-1945 DSOY [BMC] A good collection and cross-section.


Forgotten Artists: Hélène Boschi by Christopher Howell

A survey of some recent Richard Strauss Opera Releases and Reissues by Brian Wilson

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MWI Recommends - Mozart symphony 35 'Haffner' & Tchaikovsky symphony 5.


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