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NEWPORT CLASSICS

NEWPORT CLASSICS NPD85570

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Alec WILDER (1907-1980)
Air for Bassoon (1945) [5.40]
Air for Flute (1945) [6.00]
Air for Oboe (1945) [3.36]
Slow Dance (1945) [4.42]
Theme and Variations (1945) [5.12]
Carl Sandburg Suite (1960) [16.32]
Suite No.2 for Tenor Saxophone and Strings (1966) [9.53] 
Serenade for Winds (1979) [11.49]
Eugenia Zukerman (flute)
Gary Louie (saxophone)
Humbert Lucarelli (oboe)
Kenneth Pasmanick (bassoon)
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra/Richard Auldon Clark
rec. Recital Hall, SUNY/Purchase, NY, 1993.
NEWPORT CLASSICS NPD85570 [65:24]

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CAMPION CAMEO

CAMEO2061

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Philip GRANGE (b. 1956)
Zeitgeist: Music by Philip Grange

The Kingdom of Bones for mezzo and large ensemble (1983) [21:57]
Lowry Dreamscape for brass band (1992) [8:34]
Diptych: (i) Sky-Maze with Song Shards for oboe and harp [6:41]; ii) Daedalus’s Lament for cor anglais and harp [10:38])
Concerto for Solo Clarinet Radical and Symphonic Wind Band - Shēng Shēng Bł Shí [21:36]
Northern Music Theatre/Graham Treacher; Sun Life Band/Roy Newsome; Okeanos: (Jinny Shaw (oboe/cor anglais); Lucy Wakeford (harp)); National Youth Wind Ensemble/Phillip Scott; Linda Hirst (mezzo); Sarah Williamson (clarinet)
rec. BBC, Maida Vale, May 1984 (The Kingdom of Bones); BBC Manchester, Studio 7, March 1995 (Lowry Dreamscape); Concert Hall, Music Department, University of Manchester, 9-10 September 2002 (Diptych); Wiltshire Arts Centre, 4 September 2005 (Concerto for Solo Clarinet)
CAMPION CAMEO BRITISH COMPOSERS SERIES 2061 [69:45]

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CLASSICO

CLASSCD 733

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Jean SIBELIUS (1865-1957)
Karelia Overture, op.10 (1893) [7:32]
Serenade No. 1 in D for violin and orchestra, op.69a (1912) [6:09]
Serenade No. 2 in G minor for violin and orchestra, op.69b (1912) [6:11]
The Wood Nymph (Ballad), op.15 (1895) [21:05]
Scènes historiques, Suite No.1, op.25 (1899) [17:28] (1 All’Overtura [(4:25]; 2 Scena [5:25]; 3 Festivo (Bolero) [7:38])
Finlandia, op.26 (1900) [8.39]
Sakari Tapponen (violin)
Gothenburg-Aarhus Philharmonic/Douglas Bostock
rec. 12-14 January 2007, Frichsparken, Aarhus. DDD
CLASSICO CLASSCD 733 [67:34]

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Prima Voce

 

NIMBUS Prima Voce NI 7942

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Cesare Siepi
Giuseppe VERDI (1813–1901)

Ernani:
1. Infelice! e tu credevi [3:39]
Nabucco:
2. Tu sul labbro dei veggenti [4:54]
Arrigo BOITO (1842–1918)

Mefistofele:
3. So lo Spirito che nega [3:07]
Giuseppe VERDI

I vespri Siciliani:
4. O tu, Palermo [4:18]
Don Carlo:
5. Ella giammai m’amo! [8:12]
Amilcare PONCHIELLI (1834–1886)

La Gioconda:
6. Si, morir ella de’ [4:38]
Vincenzo BELLINI (1801–1835)

La sonnambula:
7. Vi ravviso [3:03]
Gioacchino ROSSINI (1792–1868)

L’Italiana in Algeri:
8. Le femmine d’Italia [3:22]
Il barbiere di Siviglia:
9, La calunnia [4:22]
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756–1791)

Don Giovanni:
10. Deh vieni alla finestra [2:16]
Paolo TOSTI (1846–1916)

11. L’ultima canzone [4:41]
12. Non t’amo più [4:46]
13. Malia [3:08]
Luigi DENZA (1846–1922)

14. Occhi di fata [3:23]
Paolo TOSTI

15. Serenata [3:17]
Augusto ROTOLI (1847–1904)

16. Mi sposa sara la mia bandiera [4:56]
Renato BROGEI (1873–1924)

17. Visione Veneziana [3:34]
Vincenzo BILLI (1869–1938)

18. E canta il grillo [3:12]
Cesare Siepi (bass)
Orchestra Sinfonica Radio Italiana/Arturo Basile (1-6); unknown (7, 9, 10); Alfredo Simonetto (8), remaining items unknown
rec. 1947-1948
NIMBUS Prima Voce NI 7942 [72:59]

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