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Monday September 27th

Sir Malcolm ARNOLD (1921-2006)
A Centenary Celebration
Peter Fisher (violin), Margaret Fingerhut (piano) rec. 2020
[69:03] [JF]

Essential listening for all Arnold enthusiasts - no more need be said.

Ros BANDT (b. 1951)
Medusa Dreaming
The Medusa Ensemble rec. 2010
[56:36] [RHa]

A timely release; an exquisite paean to water and its impending scarcity.

Ernst von DOHNÁNYI (1877-1960)
Suite, American Rhapsody
Leó WEINER (1885-1960)
ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra/Roberto Paternostro rec. 2019-20
[74:40] [LW]

Dohnányi and Weiner delight in first-rate performances.

Nikolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908) 
The Snow Maiden
Aida Garifullina (soprano) Choeurs et Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Paris/Mikhail Tatarnikov rec. 2017
[2 discs: 194 mins] [JQ]

A welcome first video recording of this opera.

Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921)
Complete Symphonies
Malmö Symphony Orchestra/Marc Soustrot rec. 2013
NAXOS 8.503301
[3 CDs: 205:11] [RCh]

A good helping of orchestral Saint-Saëns in committed performances.

Nicola Benedetti (violin)

Works by Geminiani and Vivaldi
Benedetti Baroque Orchestra rec. 2020
DECCA 485 1891
[52:26] [MR]

Benedetti and specialists deliver fun, compelling and fully integrated playing.


Freak Out

Extraordinary Music for Organ
Tom Bell (organ) rec. 2018
[79:41] [DMD]

An absolute riot of an album!

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