Bach and Sons Keyboard works by JS, CPE & WF Bach - Patrick Dunn (piano)
rec. 2011 USONIX [JB] A tantalizing platter from one of history’s most musical families - a treat to listen to, and a great introduction to the Bachs.
Josef Bohuslav FOERSTER (1859-1951) Complete Solo Piano Music - Patricia Goodson (piano)
rec. 2010/13 BRILLIANT CLASSICS [SA] Wonderful,
passionate and personal music.
GÓRECKI (b. 1971) Works for String Orchestra - Piotr
Plawner (violin) Jean-Marc Fessad, Roman Widaszek (clarinets) Polish
Chamber PO Sopot/Wojciech Rajski rec. 2012 DUX [DC] Inhabits a rich Polish tradition with aplomb.
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Violin sonatas 32 & 34 -
Frederick Grinke (violin)
Kendall Taylor (piano)
rec. 1953 FORGOTTEN RECORDS [SG] A must for violin buffs who wish to hear Grinke in his prime.
MOZART (1756-1791) Symphonies 38-40: Arrangements by Hummel
- Uwe Grodd (flute) Friedemann Eichhorn (violin) Martin Rummel (cello)
Roland Krüger (piano) rec. 2012 NAXOS [JS] Enthusiastic and fluent playing, making the most of Hummel’s rethinking
of the music.
Giovanni Battista PERGOLESI (1710-1736) Il prigionier superbo, La serva padrona- Antonio Lozano, Marina Rodriguez Cusi, Alessandra Marianelli,
Carlo Lepore - Accademia Barocca de I Virtuosi Italiani/Corrado Rovaris
rec. 2009/11 ARTHAUS MUSIK DVD [JW] I can only be lukewarm about this set.
Allan PETTERSSON (1911-1980) Symphonies 1, 2, 6 & 9
- Norrköping SO/Christian Lindberg rec 2010/13 BIS SACD [DM] Music of quiet strength and stamina, persuasively played;
great engineering, too.
Cyril SCOTT (1879-1970) Piano concerto,
Cello concerto, Pélleas and Mélisanda overture -
Peter Donohoe (piano)
Raphael Wallfisch (cello)
BBC Concert O/Martin Yates
rec. 2012 DUTTON EPOCH [RB] Three strikingly individual works each with its own heat signature and distinctive character.
Brian Cheney (tenor) MiGL Productions O/Franz Vote MiGL [GF] All the arias recorded here can be heard to greater advantage from many other singers.
RECORDING OF THE MONTH Russian Treasures Tenebrae/Nigel Short
rec. 2013 BENE ARTE [JQ] An outstanding recital of Russian liturgical music to launch Tenebrae’s new label.
RECORDING OF THE MONTH Edward GREGSON (b.1945) The Music of Edward Gregson Vol. 5 -
Brett Baker (trombone)
Black Dyke Band/Nicholas Childs, Robert Childs
rec. 2013 DOYEN [NB] One of the most impressive all-round recordings of brass band music in recent years.
As Long As There Are Songs Stephanie Blythe (vocal) Craig Terry (piano)
rec. 2012 INNOVA [JW] Better at show-tune belters than in the more intimate corners of the repertoire.
Nostalgia: Denny Dennis I'll Sing You A Thousand Love Songs [JW]
NEW & RECENT ARTICLES
[New] National discography update: American symphonies by Mike Herman
[New] Forgotten Artists: 5. Hugo Rignold by Christopher Howell
[New] Alun Hoddinott's ‘Toccata alla Giga’ for organ by John France
[New] The Complete Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras and Chôros from BIS and some other recordings - An overview by Brian Wilson
An obituary for Richard Itter, founder of Lyrita Recorded Edition - Lyrita Catalogue
From the MusicWeb Listening Studio A further report by John Quinn
Nicholas Ludford A survey of recordings by Brian Wilson
Latest British Light Music Garlands by Philip Scowcroft
News 2014/2 by Brian Wilson
MWI Recommends - Bach Mass in b minor & Mozart piano concerto 20.
BBC Radio 4's You and Yours included a section on high resolution audio - listen online here.
A new book about Constant Lambert will shortly be published by Boydell & Brewer - see here for details
English Music Festival, May 23-26 - see here for details.
Ronald Corp's cantata, And all the trumpets sounded, available for performances - see here for details
Celebrating English Chamber Music - a concert by the Goldfield Ensemble featuring works by Alwyn, Finzi, Howells & Milford - February 23, Cambridge UK - details here
Performance of the recently discovered Dyson choral symphony - March 13, London - details here.
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