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Charlie CHAPLIN (1889-1977) Modern times - NDR Radiophilharmonie/Timothy Brock rec. 2006/7 CPO [RMay] Unless you're very familiar with the film, much of this score will quite possibly be lost on you but the performance is very fine.

Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Symphony 9 Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Serenade for Strings - Philharmonia Hungarica; Royal PO/Antal Doráti rec. 1958/77 DORÁTI EDITION [BW] My first encounter with The Doráti Edition – I hope it won’t be my last.

Leopold KOŽELUCH (1747-1818) Complete keyboard sonatas Vol. 4 - Kemp English (fortepiano) rec. 2011 GRAND PIANO Jan Hugo VOŘÍŠEK (1791-1825) Complete works for piano Vol. 2 - Biljana Urban (piano) rec. 2014 GRAND PIANO [SA] It is salutary at times to be reminded that at some periods in history others have been considered greater composers than Mozart.

Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Symphonies 1-4 - O Champs-Élysées/Philippe Herreweghe rec. 1996/2006 HARMONIA MUNDI [RB] A good unfamiliar place to go ... excitement is never rationed.

Boris TISHCHENKO (1939-2010) Piano sonatas 7 & 8 - Nicolas Stavy (piano) Jean-Claude Gengembre (large bells, tubular bells, glockenspiel) rec. 2014 BIS SACD [DC] Stunning.

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Christopher TYE (c. 1505-c. 1573) Consort Music - Claron McFadden (soprano) The Spirit of Gambo rec. 2014 MUSICA FICTA [JV] A most interesting and musically rewarding production.

Jorge Bolet (piano) Vol. 2 Ambassador from the Golden Age: A Connoisseur’s Selection for the Bolet Centennial rec. 1937-89 MARSTON [JW] A remarkable box, lovingly compiled, transferred and annotated.

British Violin Concertos Works by Bax, Bliss, Dyson & Veale - Lydia Mordkovitch (violin) rec. 1991-2000 CHANDOS [SG] For those willing to veer off the beaten track and explore, there are many rewards to be had here.

Thomas Hampson (baritone) Autograph rec. 1989-2013 WARNER CLASSICS [GF] No admirer of this versatile artist can afford to be without this box.

The Music of the Habsburg Empire Ars Antiqua Austria/Gunar Letzbor rec. 2001/07 PAN CLASSICS [JW] Splendid music, restored, sifted and refined ... in lively and often adroit performances.


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