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Myer Fredman, conductor
January 29, 1932 – July 4, 2014
Emanuel BACH (1714-1788) Keyboard Symphonies - Andrea Chezzi
(harpsichord) rec. 2013 BRILLIANT CLASSICS [JV] This disc sheds light on a hardly-known aspect of CPE Bach's
Robert ERICKSON (1917-1997) White Lady, Garden, Piano Concerto, Pacific Sirens - Laura Martin (violin) Keith Humble (piano)
U Illinois Contemporary Chamber Players, Cleveland Chamber Symphony/Edwin
rec. 1999/2001 NEW WORLD RECORDS [DC] Some remarkable statements in sound.
John PICKARD (b. 1963) Eden, Gaia Symphony -
Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag/Andreas Hanson rec. 2012 BIS
SACD [DM] Brass band music as you’ve
never heard it before; ardent, atavistic, awesome.
RACHMANINOV (1875-1943) Monna
Vanna, Songs - Moscow Conservatory Opera
Soloists, Ch & SO/Vladimir Ashkenazy
(piano) Soile Isokoski (soprano) rec. 2009-2013 ONDINE [SG] The long-awaited first
Russian version of Rachmaninov’s unfinished
opera, Monna Vanna, definitely deserves
Song Encores for Piano - Margaret Fingerhut (piano) rec. 2013 CHANDOS [PCG] The sort of indulgence which draws the listener in.
Pianist Andrew Wright (piano) rec. 2012 DIVINE
ART [JW] Spirited readings in good recorded
Music for the Royal Occasion from St. Paul's Christopher Dearnley (organ)
Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral/Barry Rose
rec. 1981 CAMEO CLASSICS [JWh] An enjoyable royal collection.
NEW & RECENT ARTICLES
[New] In conversation with Riccardo Chailly by Michael Cookson
[New] 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
MWI Recommends - Corelli's op. 6 concertos & Ravel's orchestration of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an exhibition.
London performances of Stanislaw Moniuszko's opera Halka in October - details here.
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Boughton's Immortal Hour - nine performances celebrating its centenary in London - details here
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