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DECEMBER 2007

Sir Edward ELGAR (1857–1934) The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 Some personal observations on recordings of the work by John Quinn
Deutsche Grammophon Launches Download Site by Kevin Sutton
Reviewer’s log: December 2007; Reviewer: Patrick C Waller

NOVEMBER 2007  

A Tribute To Nina Milkina
by Christopher Howell
on the first anniversary of her death

Christmas Music Beyond The Carols by David Barker
Arthur BUTTERWORTH in conversation with Christopher Thomas
British and Commonwealth Concertos from the Nineteenth Century to the present - A discography of CDs and LPs by Michael Herman.
Henryk GORECKI: profile by Julie Williams
Reviewer's log: Patrick Waller
Online Music pages compiled by David Barker: a guide to sites offering digital music for downloading and streaming, some of it FREE!
Olivier MESSIAEN (1908–1992) a profile by Julie Williams
Sofia GUBAIDULINA (b. 1931) a profile by Julie Williams
The Real Horn - a new enlightenment? by Arthur Butterworth
 
OCTOBER 2007

Olivier MESSIAEN
(1908–1992)
a profile by Julie Williams
Sofia GUBAIDULINA (b. 1931) a profile by Julie Williams
The Real Horn - a new enlightenment? by Arthur Butterworth
Naxos Historical Great Violinists themed review page completed
Elizabeth Maconchy DBE (1907-1994): Some biographical and musical notes by her daughter Nicola LeFanu.
A postcript on the Joyce Hatto affair - Ates Orga
Trevor Hold (1939-2004) - A catalogue of compositions by Lewis Foreman
Antal Dorati – Recording Legend by Tony Flynn
Jacqueline du Pré – twenty years on Anne Ozorio talks to Christopher Nupen
Notes on Iain Hamilton’s ‘The Bermudas A Forgotten Half Century John France
Three emigrés: Gál, Gerhard and Goldschmidt 2007 update added by Guy Rickards
Reviewer's Log: Patrick Waller

SEPTEMBER 2007
Reviewer's Log: Patrick Waller
Chandos Film Music - a new Themed Review page compiled by David Barker
Interview on the Chandos Film Music Series with conductor Rumon Gamba by Ian Lace
The Music of MAURICE JACOBSON by Michael and Julian Jacobson
In Touch with Music: an interview with Bjarte Engeset by Göran Forsling
Luciano Pavarotti in Memoriam: a tribute by Göran Forsling
Luciano Pavarotti : a brief appreciation by Evan Dickerson
Malcolm Arnold Discography updated
British & Commonwealth Symphonies (from the 19th century to the present) - A Discography of CDs & LPs © 2007 Michael Herman [corrected and updated 9-9-07]

AUGUST 2007
British and Commonwealth Symphonies (from the 19th century to the present) - A Discography of CDs & LPs © 2007 Michael Herman
Yma Sumac The Allure of the Mysterious by Nicholas E. Limansky
Dominy Clements Interview with the Basso Moderno Duo
The importance of not to always being yourself: Tenor James Gilchrist talks to Anne Ozorio (AO)
Queen of the Nurses and Mothers: an interview with Catherine Wyn-Rogers (JPr)
There is no ‘passaggio’: Finnish bass-baritone Juha Uusitalo talks to Bill Kenny about musical training, singing and his personal philosophy (BK)
 
JULY 2007

Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) A conspectus of his life and a review of the audio and video recordings of his works. Fourth and Final part by Robert Farr
Copyright and the Liberation of Music by Dr Stephen Hall
Kenneth Hesketh Interview with Christopher Thomas - 2007
Some random jottings about William Alwyn's Elizabethan Dances by John France
MusicWeb Reviewer's Log - Robert Hugill
IN SEARCH OF MIKLÓS RÓZSA by Anastasia Khitruk
JUNE 2007
Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass by John L Wright
MIASKOVSKY RIDES AGAIN …. COURTESY OF THE ALTO LABEL
Sir Patrick Spens
- a Rediscovered Work by Herbert Howells
by John France
Burkhard Schmilgun: Talking to a musical treasure-hunter by Ilja Nieuwland
Classical Podcasts by David J Barker
MusicWeb Reviewer's Log May 2007: Patrick C Waller
Vaughan Williams review index pages - now up to date; next stop Malcolm Arnold
World Orchestra pages now with USA section completed

May 2007

Elgar Symphony 2 by Arthur Butterworth
Mahler Symphony No 6 - an update of Tony Duggan's survey of recordings
Some Random Jottings about Montague Phillips’ "Dance Revels." by John France

 
April 2007

MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: April 2007 - Robert Hugill
Unusual instruments in the orchestra by Arthur Butterworth
Interview with Christian DesJardins - author of Inside Film Music – Composers Speak by Ian Lace
Themed Review page: Beniamino Gigli - the first from the Naxos Historical label
Elgar and Empire by Ian Lace (originally published in The Elgar Society Journal in 1997)
Living with Extreme Instruments #008, the Subcontrabass Flute - Dominy Clements
MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: April 2007 - Patrick C Waller 

March 2007


Memories of a Quiet Magician - Nathan Milstein in Portrait by Anne Ozorio
THE ROGER WRIGHT INTERVIEW Interviewer: Ian Lace. Roger Wright is Controller BBC Radio 3
"An echo inside a shadow wrapped in cellophane" An appreciation of Ferneyhough’s Shadowtime - Anne Ozorio
Appreciating Sibelius’s Luonnotar Op. 70 by Anne Ozorio
MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: March 2007 Reviewer: Patrick C Waller
Promenade Concert Novelties 1907 by John France
MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: February 2007 Reviewer: Robert Hugill
February 2007

Link to a list of "Joyce Hatto" recordings reviewed on MusicWeb International
Joyce Hatto – Some thoughts, some questions and a lot of letters by Christopher Howell
Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande A Recording Overview by Jeffrey Sarver
The Hatto Affair: why it should concern us all by Evan Dickerson
Hatto - the greatest pianist(s) that now everyone has heard of! by Len Mullenger
Saga Remembered by Robin O'Connor
Getting beyond his station in life? by Arthur Butterworth
A Conductor with panache: José Serebrier speaks to Anne Ozorio (AO)
MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: February 2007 Reviewer: Patrick C Waller
Index to Vaughan Williams reviews on MusicWeb
Orchestra pages update - Europe page now available and other pages substantially expanded
Result of the MusicWeb Christmas Challenge
Irvine Arditti interviewed by Anne Ozorio
Marion Scott and the Society of Women Musicians by Pamela Blevins

 
 
 
 

January 2007

Index to Vaughan-Williams reviews on MusicWeb
Orchestra pages update - Europe page now available and other pages substantially expanded
Irvine Arditti interviewed by Anne Ozorio
Marion Scott and the Society of Women Musicians by Pamela Blevins
Julius Harrison & Bredon Hill by John France
Towers of Babel? - Arthur Butterworth writes
MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: January 2007 Reviewer: Patrick C Waller
MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: January 2007 Reviewer: Robert Hugill
Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) A conspectus of his life and a review of the audio and video recordings of his works by Robert Farr. PART 3: Verdi’s middle period: The eight operas from Stiffelio (1850) to Un ballo in Maschera (1859)
Great Recordings of the Century - review link pages revised and updated

December 2006

Two new complete books on-line
Cannons and Flowers - the memoirs of Georges Cziffra
The Music goes Round and Around by Basil Tschaikov

Giuseppe VERDI
(1813-1901) A conspectus of his life and a review of the audio and video recordings of his works by Robert Farr. P
ART 3: Verdi’s middle period: The eight operas from Stiffelio (1850) to Un ballo in Maschera (1859)

SIR MALCOLM ARNOLD (1921–2006) - First Hon. Vice-President of the UK Sibelius Society - Edward Clarke
MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: December 2006 Reviewer: Patrick C Waller
A New Kind of Record Collection by Kevin Sutton
Zoran Todorovich talks to Göran Forsling at the Staatsoper unter den Linden
The Flight of Jackie O - Creativity in Baroque Roles and Ornamentation : An interview with Vivica Genaux by Michael Ellison
There is no ‘passaggio’: Finnish bass-baritone Juha Uusitalo talks to Bill Kenny about musical training, singing and his personal philosophy
World Orchestras links pages - the start of a Musicweb project by David Barker

November 2006

Klaus Heymann auf Naxos by Randolph Magri-Overend
How music works - an introduction to his new TV series by Howard Goodall
Amelia Farrugia – Driving Talent by Randolph Magri-Overend
Rohan de Saram on Berio and new musical horizons by Anne Ozorio
World Orchestras links pages - the start of a Musicweb project by David Barker
Mad about England’s music: English Music Festival - Em Marshall
Simone Young: Twirling a Baton by Randolph Magri-Overend
Musical Post-Codes - Regional Sounds by Arthur Butterworth
Reviewer’s Log: October-November 2006 Reviewer: Patrick C Waller
Brain Cramp: Last Thoughts (probably) On The Strange Audio World Of Peter W. Belt (BK)
Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) A conspectus of his life and a review of the audio and video recordings of his works - Part 2 by Robert Farr
A Beginners’ Guide to the Galaxy of Singers from the Past By Göran Forsling and Jonathan Woolf
October 2006

Brain Cramp: Last Thoughts (probably) On The Strange Audio World Of Peter W. Belt (BK)
Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) A conspectus of his life and a review of the audio and video recordings of his works - Part 2 by Robert Farr
Interview: There is no ‘passaggio’: Finnish bass-baritone Juha Uusitalo talks to Bill Kenny
Britten Discography now complete - after six months work by David Barker and more than 1,000 new listings, the updated discography of the works of Benjamin Britten is now complete. It will also be updated on a regular basis with new releases
MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: July-September 2006 Reviewer: Patrick C Waller



Malcolm Arnold - an Obituary by Rob Barnett
Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006) A Greater Composer than Some Might Think
[DVD - Toward the Unknown Region Malcolm ARNOLD – A Story of Survival - A Film by Tony PALMER]
 


September 2006

Orchestral colour in the 21st century - fashion in new sounds by Arthur Butterworth
Interview: There is no ‘passaggio’: Finnish bass-baritone Juha Uusitalo talks to Bill Kenny
Britten Discography now complete - after six months work by David Barker and more than 1,000 new listings, the updated discography of the works of Benjamin Britten is now complete. It will also be updated on a regular basis with new releases.
MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: July-September 2006 Reviewer: Patrick C Waller
A Beginners’ Guide to the Galaxy of Singers from the Past
By Göran Forsling and Jonathan Woolf
The BBC Proms 2006 by Chris Cope
Fallen by the Wayside? - Neglected Instruments by Arthur Butterworth

 

 

 
August 2006
An obituary of Michael Hurd by Geoffrey Peck
An interview with Christopher Nupen by Anne Ozorio
The nature of music as a meaningful language …… Arthur Butterworth
Tributes to the late Elisabeth Schwarzkopf by Göran Forsling and Anne Ozorio
Further tribute by Evan Dickerson
HOLST – An Enigmatic Variation by John France
Mahler Symphony 5 by Tony Duggan - update
The Solo Violin Music of Ivan Khandoshkin by Anastasia Khitruk

JULY 2006

Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) A conspectus of his life and a review of the audio and video recordings of his works - Robert Farr
An Appreciation of the Hyperion Complete Schubert Song Edition By John Quinn and Patrick Waller
Joyce Hatto (1928 -2006) Obituary
A composer’s own most memorable performances - Arthur Butterworth

June 2006
Benjamin Britten Discography - update. Parts one and two of this update have now been completed by David Barker
Two new themed release review pages - Schubert Lieder on Naxos and Bach Collegium Japan on BIS
Never-to-be forgotten concerts Arthur Butterworth
Frank Bridge – Phantasie in F minor Centenary and Confusion - John France
György Ligeti (1923-2006) - An Obituary Evan Dickerson
For Classical Music - To iPOD or not to iPod? Ian Lace
A SINGER AND HIS SONGS: HUBERT EISDELL by Charles A. Hooey
A SINGER’S LIFE : Petra Lang talks to Jim Pritchard
THOUGHTS ON ELGAR'S 149th BIRTHDAY - Arthur Butterworth
Needs no handle to its name!- Arthur Butterworth
BENJAMIN FRANKEL: BMS Lecture-Recital given by Dimiti Kennaway
MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: June 2006 Reviewer: Patrick C Waller </DD>
May 2006

The Global Concert Hall - Marc Bridle
EDITORIAL: A Death Foretold - Marc Bridle
Marc Bridle - An Appreciation - Len Mullenger, Melanie Eskenazi and Bill Kenny
Reviewer's Log - Robert Hugill - February 2006
AM I CAPABLE OF PLAYING THIS MUSIC? by Arthur Butterworth
ARTHUR BUTTERWORTH’s Desert Island Discs
Mahler Symphony 4: an update of Tony Duggan's survey of available recordings
Reith Lectures - April 2006 - Barenboim
A universal language or a divisive art ? by Arthur Butterworth
MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: May 2006 Reviewer: Patrick C Waller
April 2006
A World without orchestras – computers rampant?
Insidious Decline - Arthur Butterworth fights a rear-guard action
MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: April 2006 Reviewer: Patrick C Waller
Tony Duggan's Synoptic Survey of the Mahler symphonies:
Mahler symphony No. 3 - revised and updated

Plenty of the plain by A
rthur Butterworth
A Glass of Wine with the Flautist Rachel Smith - John France
AGEING AUDIENCES FOR CONCERT MUSIC by Arthur Butterworth
On Seen and Heard
Michelangelo Drawings: Closer to the Master reviewed by Alex Russell
March 2006
Plenty of the plain by Arthur Butterworth
A Glass of Wine with the Flautist Rachel Smith - John France
AGEING AUDIENCES FOR CONCERT MUSIC by Arthur Butterworth
Domenico SCARLATTI (1685-1757) This set is a pinnacle in the history of recorded music The Complete Keyboard Sonatas
Scott Ross (harpsichord)[PCW] Ongoing Review Review now complete
Richard Stoker, Janet Craxton & ‘Polemics’
by John France
ROBERT HUGILL - WEBLOG - December 2005 - January 2006
MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: March 2006 Reviewer: Patrick C Waller
Mahler Symphony No.2 - Tony Duggan Survey - revised March 06
Ronald Finch (1920-1992): A biographical outline by Averil Davies
February 2006
Ronald Finch (1920-1992): A biographical outline by Averil Davies
The Mahler Symphonies An update to the synoptic survey by Tony Duggan Symphony No 1
An Inexplicable Inspiration? by Arthur Butterworth
Martinů in Paris: A Synthesis of Musical Styles and Symbols By Erik Anthony Entwistle (200 pages)
MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: February 2006 Reviewer: Patrick C Waller  
January 2006
JOYCE HATTO by Ates Orga (illustrated)
Birgit Nilsson: (1918-2005)
MALCOLM ARNOLD IN CORNWALL by Phillip Hunt
MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: January 2006 Reviewer: Patrick C Waller
MICHAEL NYMAN talks to John Leeman about his opera Man and Boy: Dada
WEBLOG- Robert Hugill
Adrian Smith: 1931-2005
December 2005
MICHAEL NYMAN talks to John Leeman about his opera Man and Boy: Dada
Adrian Smith: 1931-2005
Contributions from John Quinn Paul Serotsky Sir Malcolm Arnold CBE Arthur Butterworth MBE Matthew Curtis Keith Llewellyn Elaine Carter Stuart Marsden Marilyn and Dick Myers David Golightly Maggie Cotton
MAURICE JACOBSON (1896-1976) by Michael and Julian Jacobson
MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: December 2005 Reviewer: Patrick C Waller
WEBLOG- Robert Hugill
November 2005
CONCERT-PERFORMANCES ... THIRSTY WORK? by Arthur Butterworth
LAUNCH OF RVW’S CANTATA WILLOW WOOD ON NAXOS attended by John France
MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: November 2005 Reviewer: Patrick C Waller
October 2005
CYRIL SCOTT: A man whose time has come again? by Desmond Scott
RICHARD ARNELL AT 88 - Susan Roberts
MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: October 2005 Patrick C Waller
Robert Hugill Weblog - Aug/sept 05
September 2005
Reviewer’s Log: a Summer Retrospect John Quinn
Inspiration - "In The Air"? Arthur Butterworth
A Thumbnail Sketch of the Music of William Blezard Part 2 (The Piano Works) John France
Philip Cowlin (1920-2005)
MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log:
September 2005
Reviewer: Patrick C Waller
MUSICWEBLOG July-August 2005 Reviewer: Robert Hugill
UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 2005 BRUCKNER SYMPHONIES: AN INTRODUCTION AND REVIEW OF SELECTED RECORDINGS by Patrick Waller and John Quinn
Hunting the Snark:
More On The Strange Audio World Of Peter W. Belt
August 2005
Graham Fitkin - biography
A Thumbnail Sketch of the Music of William Blezard
Part 1 John France
A Greville Cooke Catalogue A Preliminary Overview John France
First Hyperion and now Chandos
MusicWeb Listening Room upgrade
Read This Facing North: The Strange Audio World Of Peter W. Belt
MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: August 2005 Patrick Waller
July 2005
Towards the Edinburgh Isolde: an in-depth interview with US soprano Christine Brewer by David Harbin © July 2005 Sandra Radvanovsky (soprano) interviewed by Bruce Hodges
Latest Programme Notes by Paul Serotsky
Jaroslav Krombholc - An Anniversary Remembrance by Alan Watkins
MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: June/July 2005 Reviewer: Patrick C Waller

View from the Audience by Frank T. Manheim: The Pace of Classical Music Reform Increases in the UK and the USA
MENDELSSOHN The Complete Quartets - a comparative review by Michael Cookson: Pacifica Quartet, Emerson Quartet, Henschel Quartet, Talich Quartet, Aurora String Quartet, Bartholdy Quartet
George Enescu: a fiftieth anniversary commemoration through recordings
Part II: Enescu the performer: violinist, conductor and pianist

'How do we compare honest chalk with good ripe Stilton exactly?' - BBC Cardiff Singer Of The World
June 2005
DOES COMMISSIONED MUSIC STAND A BETTER CHANCE OF A LONG CONCERT LIFE THAN MUSIC WRITTEN WITHOUT A COMMISSION? ... ... Arthur Butterworth
SYMPHONY IN D, OPUS 32 BY DONALD FRANCIS TOVEY
: A Record Producer’s Diary By Peter Shore
A REVIEWER’S LOG – June 2005 - John Quinn

Rutland Boughton: Reunion Variations for Orchestra - Paul Adrian Rooke
JOHN WOOLDRIDGE by Hugh Wooldridge
Respighi’s Marie Victoire edited by Ian Lace
HELENA KEAN and the Songs of RESPIGHI by Ian Lace
Carole Farley – singer and champion of repertoire. Interviewed by Anne Ozorio
View from the audience by Frank T. Manheim: THE RELEVANCE OF FUTURISM IN CLASSICAL MUSIC TODAY: WHY CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS STILL HAVE TROUBLE EXCITING AUDIENCES
May 2005
George ENESCU: a fiftieth anniversary commemoration through recordings
Part I: Enescu the composer - Evan Dickerson

MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: May 2005 Reviewer: Patrick C Waller
KENNETH V. JONES by Helen Davis
Murray McLachlan reflects on the fruits of a private pilgrimage in the life and music of JOHN WILLIAMSON
CLASSICAL MUSIC - TOO ÉLITIST ? Arthur Butterworth
MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log
: March 2005
Reviewer: Patrick C Waller
Marc Bridle reports on the forthcoming Proms Festival
Vernon Handley records BAX tone poems and Sinfonietta Lewis Foreman
Tantrums or Principles? Assessing the Muti Affair by Bernard Jacobson
"The tyrant at La Scala" - Lebrecht; "The monster of Milan." - Mellor; Is it really so? Read Bernard's article from MusicWeb's Seen and Heard.
Bernard Barrell 1919-2005 List of Works
April 2005
Vernon Handley records BAX tone poems and Sinfonietta Lewis Foreman
MusicWeb Reviewer's Log: April 2005 Reviewer: Patrick C Waller
Tantrums or Principles? Assessing the Muti Affair by Bernard Jacobson
"The tyrant at La Scala" - Lebrecht; "The monster of Milan." - Mellor; Is it really so? Read Bernard's article from MusicWeb's Seen and Heard.
Bernard Barrell 1919-2005 List of Works
March 2005
Groundbreaking production of Harry Partch's Oedipus takes place at Monclair State University
MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: March 2005
Reviewer: Patrick C Waller
Cyril Scott as Composer-Pianist and Author, with some Recent Perspectives by Leslie De'Ath
February 2005
A COMPOSER'S PROGRESS - OR RECESSION? by Arthur Butterworth
Music from the Silver Age – NIKOLAY and ALEXANDER CHEREPNIN by Gregor Tassie
'Reminiscences' by Bill Harris
First Part: " A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Fool"
Second Part: "Some thoughts on Opera"
FELIX APRAHAMIAN (1914
- 2005): A personal memoir - John Leeman
Ivor Gurney’s Friends
: Ethel Voynich — ‘E. L. V.’ Revolutionary, Novelist, Translator, Composer by Pamela Blevins
Ruth Gipps and Sir Arthur Bliss by Pamela Blevins
Gregor Tassie interviews Mariss Jansons - 4 September 2001
"Mr. Delius Discourses on His Music to 'Hassan'" A report from Marion Scott Christian Science Monitor Saturday, October 27, 1923
ROY DOUGLAS by John Walton
BRUCKNER SYMPHONIES: AN INTRODUCTION AND REVIEW OF SELECTED RECORDINGS by Patrick Waller and John Quinn
January 2005
'Crisis' in Contemporary Music? What Crisis? THE HEART OF THE MATTER by David F Golightly
Respighi’s Sunken Bell - (La Campana sommersa) by Ian Lace
On the Humanity of Music and Musicians: the new unacknowledged legislators by Marc Bridle
MusicWeb Reviewer’s Log: January 2005 Reviewer: Patrick C Waller


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