BRUCKNER (1824-1896) Symphony
5 - London SO/Lance Friedel rec. 2014 MSR
CLASSICS [DC] Impressive.
COOMAN (b.1982) Shoreline Rune,
Symphony 4, Prism - Slovak Ntl SO/Kirk Trevor rec. 2014
DIVINE ART DIVERSIONS [DD] Interesting ideas but largely
unfulfilled. Not a disc I’ll be returning
NIELSEN (1865–1931) Symphony
4 Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976)
da Requiem Béla BARTÓK (1881-1945)
Miraculous Mandarin Suite - Texas
Music Fest O/Daniel Hege rec. 2014 HIGH
DEFINITION TAPE TRANSFERS BD-A [JQ] Assured and highly proficient performances
OF THE MONTH
Edmund RUBBRA (1901-1986)
Complete Chamber Music and Songs with Harp
Tracey Chadwell (soprano)
Danielle Perrett (harp)
Timothy Gill (cello)
LYRITA [MW] A lovely CD for enthusiasts of music for harp and for lovers of English song. An essential purchase.
Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856)
& Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Piano Concertos -
Stephen Hough (piano)
City of Birmingham SO/Andris Nelsons
HYPERION [JF] I look forward to enjoying these recordings many times.
Arthur SULLIVAN (1842–1900)
Carte Opera Co, Royal PO/Royston Nash rec. 1974
DECCA ELOQUENCE [GF] Anyone needing a recording
of Iolanthe need look no further than
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Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
Symphony 4 -
Arctic Philharmonic/Christian Lindberg
BIS Download [DM] This is the most exhilarating Tchaikovsky Fourth I’ve heard in ages; roll on the next instalment.
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BRILLIANT CLASSICS [PCG] Among the
best recordings in the catalogue. Simonov is
clearly a Wagnerian of considerable skill, rather
in the manner of Goodall.
Network Music for Wind Band
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- Ohio State U Wind Symphony/Russel C.
Mikkelson rec. 2015
NAXOS [GPJ] An intriguing and highly entertaining disc of music for wind instruments.
Beethoven, Cherubini, Gluck, Mendelssohn, Mozart & Weber -
Bamberg SO/Karl-Heinz Steffens
rec. 2015 TUDOR SACD [NH]
Somehow, the whole seems to amount to somewhat less than the sum of its often considerable parts.
Ken Russell’s View of The Planets Philadelphia O/Eugene Ormandy rec. 1983 ARTHAUS MUSIK DVD
[IL] I doubt that it will pay many or any
return visits to DVD players.
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