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Monday March 30th
Nadia BOULANGER (1887-1979) & Lili BOULANGER (1893-1918)

Nicholas Phan (tenor) Myra Huang (piano) rec. 2019
[53:17] [NB]

The music is important but the style of singing suggests a try-before-you-buy approach.
Alma DEUTSCHER (b. 2005)
From My Book of Melodies

Alma Deutscher (piano) rec. 2019
SONY CLASSICAL 19075990192
[50:36] [MBu]

Confirms her undoubtedly rightful footing in the serious, contemporary classical music world.
Samuil FEINBERG (1890-1962)
Piano Sonatas No. 1-6
Marc-André Hamelin (piano) rec. 2018
[74:33] [JW]

Hamelin powerfully resolves all the technical complications and dramatic conflicts embedded in these intense works.
Poul RUDERS (b. 1949)
Piano Concerto No. 3, Cembal d’amore, Kafkapriccio
Anne-Marie McDermott (piano) Odense SO/Benjamin Shwartz, Andreas Delfs rec. 2016/18
[59:34] [RHa]

Credit to Bridge for annotating Ruders’ every move.
Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921)
Symphony No. 3
Francis POULENC (1899-1963)
Organ Concerto
Iveta Apkalna (organ) Bavarian RSO/Mariss Jansons rec. 2019
[60.47] [MC]

Iveta Apkalna performs with sparkle and resolve.
Eric WHITACRE (b. 1970)
Marimba Quartets
Joby Burgess, Sam Wilson (marimba & vibraphone), Calum Huggan, Rob Farrer (marimba) rec. 2019
SIGCD625 [21:29] [SA] If you are a marimba fan you will love this sumptuous sounding disc.
Alexander ZEMLINSKY (1871-1942)
Der Traumgörge

Pamela Coburn, Janis Martin (soprano), Josef Protschka (tenor), Hartmut Welker (baritone), Frankfurt RSO/Gerd Albrecht rec. 1987
[48:19 + 62:39] [PCG]

A reissue of a well performed Zemlinsky rarity but with woefully lacking documentation.


Sinfonia of London/John Wilson rec. 2019
[79:05] [SB]

A delightful collection and a real winner.
Royal Brass Music
Maurice André & Jean Pirot (trumpets), Thurston Dart (director), Robert Veyron-Lacroix (harpsichord continuo), Ensemble Orchestral de L’Oiseau Lyrique/Pierre Colombo rec. 1956/58
[73:29] [RMas]

A pleasant listening experience.
Jón Leifs and the Musical Invention of Iceland
by Árni Heimir Ingólfsson
publ. 2019
Indiana University Press

Of importance because there is so little else published on Leifs.
Piano Trio Discography: Robert Schumann
Jennifer Bate, organist
11 November 1944 – 25 March 2020
Gerard Schurmann, composer
19 January 1924 – 24 March 2020
Krzysztof Penderecki, composer
23 November 1933 – 29 March 2020
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