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2014

September

A survey of some recent Richard Strauss Opera Releases and Reissues by Brian Wilson
Forgotten Artists: Hélène Boschi by Christopher Howell
A free e-book "The 20th century violin concertante - A repertoire guide to the compositions for violin concertante written between 1894 and 2006" by Tobias Broeker
Download News 2014/11 by Brian Wilson and Dan Morgan
Christopher Hogwood - an obituary

August

Everest - A Second Round by Rob Barnett
Mieczyslaw Weinberg Resource page and review indexes
Julius Harrison's Cornish Holiday Sketches by John France
William Alwyn's Concerto Grosso No. 3 – A Half Century Retrospective by John France
Download News 2014/10 by Brian Wilson, Geoffrey Molyneux & Kirk McElhearn
Elgar and the Great War: The Spirit of England by John Quinn
Forgotten Artists: Franz André by Christopher Howell
Download News 2014/9 by Geoffrey Molyneux & Brian Wilson
A survey of Everest reissues by John Whitmore
Harold Schonberg The Last Of The Traditionalist American Music Writers by Frank T. Manheim
All national discographies prepared by Mike Herman are updated

July

In conversation with Riccardo Chailly by Michael Cookson
Carl Goldmark - In Memory of the Composer and his Work
Meyerbeer overtures on Naxos Dan Morgan has added a postscript regarding high-definition downloads to his June Recording of the Month review
Forgotten Artists: Hans Swarowsky by Christopher Howell
Download News 2014/8 by Kirk McElhearn, Geoffrey Molyneux & Brian Wilson

June

Arthur Butterworth's The Path across the Moors Some further thoughts by John France
From the MusicWeb International Listening Studio
Another Audio Report by John Quinn
Ensembles - a third Blu-ray audio "extravangaza" from Euroarts
Forgotten Artists: Anatole Fistoulari
by Christopher Howell
Arthur Butterworth's The Path across the Moors by John France
Paul Spicer in conversation with John Quinn

May

Download News 2014/7 by Kirk McElhearn & Brian Wilson
Brigitte Fassbaender in conversation
with Michael Cookson
Robin Holloway's Scenes from Antwerp by John France
David Bedford's The Tentacles of the Dark Nebula by John France
Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius - Some personal observations on recordings by John Quinn
Patric Standford - an obituary by Gary Higginson
Antony Hopkins remembered by Len Mullenger
Download News 2014/6 by Kirk McElhearn & Brian Wilson

April

Download News 2014/4 by Albert Lam & Brian Wilson
A free online collection of articles & recordings of the Polish composers, Górecki, Lutosławski & Penderecki
David Jennings' Piano Sonata by John France
Blu-ray Audio from Naxos and Euroarts by Brian Wilson
Forgotten artists: Otto Ackermann by Christopher Howell
David Dubery: Observations - a new recording by John France
Download News 2014/5 by Albert Lam & Brian Wilson
Music for Holy Week and Easter From Outhere and other independent labels by Brian Wilson
Decoding John Cage by Frank Manheim

March

Forgotten Artists: 5. Hugo Rignold by Christopher Howell
Alun Hoddinott's ‘Toccata alla Giga’ for organ by John France
The Complete Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras and Chôros from BIS and some other recordings - An overview by Brian Wilson
An obituary for Richard Itter, founder of Lyrita Recorded Edition - Lyrita Catalogue
Download News 2014/3 by Albert Lam & Brian Wilson
A survey of some recently released recordings of Beethoven piano sonatas by Brian Reinhart
Collector's Edition: Piano 15 hours of great performances by legendary artists of the 20th century from Idéale Audience [LM]

February

Nicholas Ludford A survey of recordings by Brian Wilson
From the MusicWeb Listening Studio A further report by John Quinn
Forgotten Artists: 4. Victor Desarzens by Christopher Howell
Latest British Light Music Garlands by Philip Scowcroft
Download News 2014/2 by Brian Wilson
The national discographies prepared by Mike Herman have been updated and will be published over coming weeks. First up, British & Commonwealth concertos.
Collector's Edition 1 - Strings: 17 hours of great performances by legendary artists of the 20th century from Idéale Audience [LM]

January

Forgotten artists by Christopher Howell: 2. Dean Dixon 3. Georges Tzipine
Download News 2014/1 by Brian Wilson
Maestro Juanjo Mena in Conversation with Michael Cookson
Nance Grant, Australian soprano
Forgotten artists - 1. Henry Swoboda by Christopher Howell
Anthony Newman’s Bach  by Marc Medwin

2013

December

Historical Stanford at CHARM A survey of recordings available for download by Christopher Howell
Download News 2013/18 by Brian Wilson
Download News 2013/17 by Brian Wilson
The Revolution Label: A Chapter in the Story of William Barrington-Coupe and Joyce Hatto by Christopher Howell
A catalogue of Revolution Records compiled by John France
From the MusicWeb Listening Studio An audio report by John Quinn
EVEREST - Return of the Prodigal A survey by Rob Barnett
Blu-ray Audio: gimmick or game-changer? by Dan Morgan
Download News 2013/16 by Brian Wilson
Musicweb International's Recordings of the Year 2013

November

BIS's 40th anniversary promotion - 17 pocket-sized CD reviews - A feature by Brian Reinhart
A discussion of the life and songs of Robin Milford by Peter Hunter: Biography ~~ The early songs ~~ The middle period songs ~~ The late songs
Review index: Robin Milford
An interview with composer Bob Chilcott by John Quinn
Download News 2013/15 by Brian Wilson

October

Download News 2013/14 by Brian Wilson
Masterwork Index: Britten's War Requiem
The Liszt piano sonata iPad app by Kirk McElhearn
A conversation with conductor Donald Runnicles by Michael Cookson
Download News 2013/13 by Brian Wilson

September

Download News 2013/12 by Brian Wilson
Martinů concertos & concertante works - A discography prepared by Mike Herman; an extract from the upcoming full national discography of Eastern European concertos

August

Download News 2013/11 by Brian Wilson
A discography of Vaughan Williams's symphonies prepared by Mike Herman (an extract from his British symphonies discography)

July

Being a collector in the digital era by David Barker
Britten 100 on NMC - Retrospect and Horizon - a survey by Rob Barnett
Performing Mahler in Rotterdam 1954 - A letter from a reader

June

Download News 2013/8 by Brian Wilson
The rebellious violinist Michael Cookson interviews Victoria Mullova
British Music Radio - a new online radio station dedicated to British music
The Technology of Fine Stereo - an interview with Colin Attwell of Claudio Records by Dave Billinge
Download News 2013/9: A Beulah special by Brian Wilson
A discography of Dvorak's concertante works prepared by Mike Herman - a precursor to a full national discography of Eastern European concertos

May

Download News 2013/7 by Brian Wilson
Algernon Ashton - England's forgotten composer by Patrick Webb

April

Download News 2013/6 by Brian Wilson
Sir Colin Davis - a recorded legacy by John Quinn
Hubert Parry: Mr Punch’s Sketchy Interview from 1903 edited by John France

March

French concertos - a national discography by Mike Herman
Edward Loder - The Lost Bicentenary by Andrew Lamb
Download News 2013/5 by Brian Wilson
The price of a Ring by Patrick Waller
Download News 2013/4 by Brian Wilson
Italo Montemezzi and the Conquest of America by David Chandler
George Benjamin's Written on Skin An interview with the composer by Robert Hugill

February

Download News 2013/3 by Brian Wilson

January

Sing Lullaby - A Carol-Anthem by Herbert Howells - an article by John France
Updated National Discographies by Mike Herman
Milford Friends Bulletin 2013
Download News 2013/2 by Brian Wilson
Download News 2013/1 by Brian Wilson

2012

December

Download News 2012/24 by Brian Wilson
Musicweb International's Recordings of The Year 2012
Christmas CD reviews
Download News 2012/23 by Brian Wilson

November

Music documentaries on BBC Radio by David Barker
Download News 2012/22 by Brian Wilson
Elliott Carter An obituary by Bruce Hodges
An interview with Sarah Chang by Michael Cookson
Download News 2012/21 by Brian Wilson
Masterwork Index: Dvorak's American string quartet

October

Elisabeth Lutyens' En Voyage – suite for orchestra. article by John France
A Visit to Eric Coates’ boyhood home in Hucknall (Nottinghamshire) … and The Eric Coates Society - Ian Lace
EM Records makes the première recording of Ivor Gurney’s Violin Sonata: a session report by John Quinn

Scandinavian, Finnish & Baltic concertos A national discography by Mike Herman
Eric Pinkett and the Leicestershire County School of Music An Appreciation by a Former Student
Download News 2012/19 by Brian Wilson

September

September Download Roundup #2 by Brian Wilson
Masterwork Index: Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade
September Download Roundup #1 by Brian Wilson

August

David Dubery: Composer update by John France
August Download Roundup #2 by Brian Wilson
Masterwork Index: Aida ~~ La Bohème
August Download Roundup #1 by Brian Wilson

July

July Download Roundup #2 by Brian Wilson
Jon Lord - an obituary
Bach’s Sacred Cantatas: Recordings and Resources by Kirk McElhearn
Sir Arthur Bliss's The Beatitudes in Coventry Cathedral – at last! by John Quinn
Russian, Soviet & Post-Soviet concertos A national discography by Mike Herman

WandelweiserDisappearance in Celebration by Marc Medwin
Ian Venables: A Major Song Cycle celebrating Worcestershire (and other news) by John France
July Download Roundup #1 by Brian Wilson

June

Celebrating a Decade of Avie
Sir Simon Rattle discusses the four movement version of Brucker's 9th symphony

June Download Roundup #2 by Brian Wilson
June Download Roundup #1
by Brian Wilson

May

May Download Roundup #2 by Brian Wilson
A Kathleen Ferrier Feature by Christopher Fifield
The Every-Disc Player: Cambridge Audio 651BD by Kirk McElhearn
Naxos at 25: An Interview with Klaus Heymann by Robert Hugill

John Joubert at 85 by John Quinn
May Download Roundup #1 by Brian Wilson

April

Clifford Bax on English opera by Christopher Howell
A Really Good classical CD shop in the heart of Shropshire by Rob Barnett
3.6 million views and counting – The story of a YouTube pianist’s channel by Phillip Sear
April Download Roundup #2 by Brian Wilson
Jussi Björling – The Commemorative Years - A retrospect by Göran Forsling
April Download Roundup #1 by Brian Wilson

March

An Interview with the composer John Ramsden Williamson
Michael Herman's National Discographies have been updated to reflect new information gathered up to April 2012.
Kathleen Ferrier : a centenary tribute by Christopher Fifield
George Lloyd – Symphony No. 6 by Peter Fender

March Download Roundup #2 by Brian Wilson
Tippett's Shires Suite and the LSSO by John Whitmore

The LSSO Havergal Brian recordings by John Whitmore
March Download Roundup #1 by Brian Wilson
Tony Duggan (1954-2012) - In memoriam

February

Ipad App review: Wessar Sightread4Piano
Alfredo Catalani - Opera’s Great ‘Inbetweener’ by David Chandler
Febuary Download Roundup #2 by Brian Wilson
Febuary Download Roundup #1 by Brian Wilson
Obituaries for Paavo Berglund and Gustav Leonhardt
The free download link page has been updated

January

January Download Roundup #2 by Brian Wilson
National discography: Asian symphonies by Mike Herman
Sir Willliam Walton - List of works and discography by Martin Rutherford (in pdf format, 150+ pages)
January Download Roundup #1 by Brian Wilson

2011

December

December Download Roundup #2 by Brian Wilson
Interview with Sir Mark Elder - Michael Cookson
Musicweb reviewer Bob Briggs (1954-2011) - A tribute
Our Christmas reviews
John S. Bridge - A Manchester Musician by Stuart Scott
December Download Roundup #1 by Brian Wilson
Musicweb International Recordings of the Year 2011
Masterwork Index: Debussy's La Mer

November

Robin Milford: A biography and a List of Works by Peter Hunter
November Download Roundup #2 by Brian Wilson
November Download Roundup #1 by Brian Wilson
The Malcolm Arnold Festival - report by Len Mullenger
The Pump Room Orchestra Bath: Three Centuries of Music and Social History by John France
The role of the music editor by Dr Valerie Langfield, Music Editor: Robin Hood
Frank Tapp by Rob Barnett

October

The future of record labels in the Classical Music Field
October Download Roundup #2 by Brian Wilson

Waiting to Breathe: Yuliya Gorenman's Beethoven Project
The new advert for the AudiA6 Avant
October Download Roundup #1 by Brian Wilson

September

American Symphonies Discography by Michael Herman
September Download Roundup #2 by Brian Wilson

Stan Metzger's tribute to Bill Kenny on his retirement from Seen and Heard
On the Subject of “Seriously” Listening to Music by Kirk McElhearn
September Download Roundup #1
by Brian Wilson
On the Subject of Applause in Classical Recordings by Kirk McElhearn
"How much should you spend on a stereo?" by Kirk McElhearn

August

Masterwork Index: Liszt's sonata in B minor
August Download Roundup #2 by Brian Wilson
Frank Bridge: The Missing Piano Music Recordings by John France
Benjamin Dale—a reassessment. Part 4: The silent years, 1928-1938 by Christopher Foreman
Donald Harris - Sonata 1957 – a documentary film by Daniel Beliavsky by John France

August Download Roundup #1 by Brian Wilson

July

The many critics of Havergal Brian by Brian Reinhart
Elgar's Symphony No. 2 by Ian Lace

July Download Roundup #2 by Brian Wilson
All Michael Herman's discographies have been updated
The Compleat Academic? by Arthur Butterworth
Masterwork Index: Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez - Schumann's Kinderszenen
July Download Roundup #1 by Brian Wilson

June

The clarinet in search of Rossini by Christopher Howell
Exploring Italian song - Martucci, Sgambati, Bossi & a few others by Christopher Howell
The first recording of Korngold's symphony - a feature review and article by Ian Lace
Dick Blackford - Yorkshire composer by Philip Scowcroft
William Hardwick Organist, St. Ann’s Church, Manchester 1936-1969 by Stuart Scott
Robert Wagner and the Innsbruck Symphony orchestra by Christopher Howell
June Download Roundup #2 by Brian Wilson
Dr Jonathan Halliday of Nimbus Records, died June 2.
June Download Roundup #1 by Brian Wilson

May

Benjamin Dale—a reassessment. Part Three. Ruhleben, 1914-1918. by Christopher Foreman
“Gullivers's Travels” & music by Philip Scowcroft
“Robinson Crusoe” & music by Philip Scowcroft
May Download Roundup #2 by Brian Wilson
The Nature of the Symphony by Arthur Butterworth
Adam Pounds: Notes and News by John France
Discography: German and Austrian Symphonies from the 19th Century to the Present by Michael Herman

May Download Roundup #1 by Brian Wilson

April

Respighi's legacy 75 years after his death - an interview with Adriano by Ian Lace
The Naxos Music Library
by Kirk McElhearn
April Download Roundup #2 by Brian Wilson
Orchestra of Exiles: The Story of the Israel Philharmonic Josh Aronson, the director of the forthcoming documentary, talks to Stan Metzger
April Download Roundup #1 by Brian Wilson
Voyage of Discovery - Resurrecting Rootham and Parry by Alistair Jones
Ian Venables: Three Pieces for violin & piano by John France
Edward De Jong - Hallé’s First Flute By Stuart Scott

March

Yakov Kreizberg (1959-2011) - an appreciation by Evan Dickerson
March Download Roundup #2 by Brian Wilson
Philip Scowcroft's Garlands New entries 1110, 1132-34
March Download Roundup by Brian Wilson
Michael Kennedy receives the Elgar Society Medal

February

Masterwork Index: Wagner's Ring Cycle prepared by Patrick Waller
Music and Twitter by Brian Reinhart
Puccini's La Rondine A comparative review of DVD recordings by Ian Lace
All national discographies have been updated
Jean Sibelius Orchestral Songs

Benjamin Dale - a reassessment by Christopher Foreman
February Download Roundup by Brian Wilson

January

National Discography: Italian, Portuguese, Spanish & Latin American Symphonies by Mike Herman
Orchestral Music at Colwyn Bay 1900 - 1968 By Stuart Scott
Orchestral Music at Llandudno by Stuart Scott
Bantock At New Brighton By Stuart Scott
Betty Roe: The first 80 years by Iain Snedden
January
Download Roundup by Brian Wilson

 

 



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