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Friday October 15th
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Keyboard works
Carl Seemann (piano) rec. 1953-1958
[59:34] [GL]

Carl Seemann brings bright, clear energies to his Bach program.
Andrea GABRIELI (1533-1585)
Motets & Organ Works
Weser-Renaissance/Manuel Cordes rec. 2018
CPO 555291-2
[69.07] [GH]

Despite some caveats, there is some very fine singing heard here and some wonderfully warm and nimble instrumental work.
Nikolay MYASKOVSKY (1881-1950)
Vocal Works Vol. 1, Violin Sonata
Tatiana Barsukova, Elizaveta Pakhomova (soprano) Marina Dichenko (violin) Olga Solovieva (piano) rec. 2007-20
[68:27] [GT]

A very valuable release.
Franz SCHUBERT (1797–1828)
; String Quintet
Julian Prégardien (tenor), Martin Helmchen (piano); Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Tanja Tetzlaff (cello) rec. 2020
[61:22 + 51:52] [GF]

Anyone who wants these two works together can safely invest in this twofer.
Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958)
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
London SO/Sir Antonio Pappano rec. 2020
[15:41] [BW]

Not quite the equal of Pappano’s LSO recording of Symphonies Nos. 4 and 6.
Leo Blech (conductor)
Anniversary Album
Berlin State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra rec. 1919-30
[79:10 + 68:05] [JW]

Rigour and eccentricity: a doughty Wagnerian’s Beethoven and Schubert on 78.
Ivry Gitlis (violin)
In memoriam "inédits et introuvables"
rec. 1937-2010
[9 CDs: 662:00] [SG]

A handsome tribute.
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