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Wednesday May 18th
Samuel BARBER (1910–1981)
Orchestral Works
Molly McGurk (soprano), London Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra/ David Measham rec. 1973–76
[78:04] [RB]

Vintage Barber recordings … superheated radiance … penetrating poignancy.
Lord BERNERS (1883–1950)
Le Carrosse Du Saint-Sacrement
Ian Caddy (baritone), Alexander Oliver (tenor), BBC Symphony Orchestra/ Nicholas Cleobury rec. 1983/95
NAXOS 8.660510
[78:47] [GH]

A re-issue of the composer’s only opera in a lively and strongly characterised presentation.
Giovanni BOTTESINI (1821-1889)
String Quintets Nos 1-3
I Musicanti, Leon Bosch (double bass) rec. 2021
[77:22] [GPu]

Shows that there was more to Bottesini than being “the Paganini of the double bass”.
Ernest J MOERAN (1894–1950)
Chamber Music
Fidelio Trio, Nicky Sweeney (violin) rec. 2021
[66:27] [JW]

A rare, and successful, outing for an all-Moeran chamber disc.
Marguerite Long (piano)
The Complete Fauré & d'Indy Recordings

rec. 1930–57
APR 6038
[74:31 + 80:33] [SG]

Long’s recordings, greatly enhanced by the superb restorations of Mark Obert-Thorn.
Vous avez dit Brunettes?
Les Kapsber'girls rec. 2020
[63:05] [JV]

Very good singing and playing, but some aspects of the performance are less satisfying.
Rachel Willis-Sørensen (soprano)
rec. 2021
SONY CLASSICAL 19439968352
[77:31] [RMo]

A fine, big voice of no special distinction or individuality in a diverse debut recital.
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