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Edwin York BOWEN (1884-1961) Viola Sonatas 1 & 2; Phantasy -
Matthew Jones (viola), Michael Hampton (piano) rec. 2011
Anyone and everyone should hear these pieces but I favour the Boyd/Forsberg performances on Dutton Vocalion.
Louis GLASS (1864 – 1936); Symphony 3 Forest; Summer Life
Staatsorchester Rheinische Phil/Daniel Raiskin rec. 2009
Those with an interest in Nordic music should be able to derive quite a lot of pleasure from this issue.
Benedetto MARCELLO (1686-1739) Sonatas -
Jacques Vandeville (oboe) Jean-Michel Louchart (organ) rec. 2014
An unlikely first choice.
Jean SIBELIUS (1865-1957) The Essential Orchestral Favorites
Pekka Kuusisto (violin) Helsinki PO/Leif Segerstam rec. 1939-2007
A special edition with idiomatic performances to celebrate Sibelius’s sesquicentennial.
Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) Il Trovatore
Misha Didyk, Marina Poplavskaya, Scott Hendricks, La Monnaie/Marc Minkowski rec. 2012
BEL AIR CLASSIQUES DVD [JS]
More than most discs this DVD is a case of caveat emptor.
Tomás Luis de VICTORIA (1548-1611) Easter Week: Lamentations and Tenebrae Responsories -
Ch Trinity College, Cambridge/Richard Marlow rec. 1990
Music that is finely contrasted and is here conveyed with urgent warmth.
The Great Carlo Bergonzi rec. 1959-77
RCA RED SEAL [RJF]
The presentation and sequencing of the extracts mars some incomparable tenor operatic singing as a wholly commendable issue.
The Medici Castrato: A Homage to Gualberto Magli -
Raffaele Pe (counter-tenor) Chiara Granata (triple harp) David Miller (theorbo) rec. 2013
This precisely targeted concept album rewards close listening.
RECORDING OF THE MONTH
Suites & Overtures for the Radio Staatsoperette
O Dresden/Ernst Theis rec. 2006-11
A hugely valuable addition to the discography of music in the Weimar Republic.
In an Old Abbey British Organ Music -
Paul Walton (organ) rec. 2013
High quality playing, good sound and an excellent choice of programme.
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