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STRAVINSKY: Ballad; Chanson Russe (from Mavra); Dance Russe (from Petroushka); Divertimento; Duo Concertant; Pastorale; Suite Italienne (Pulcinella)   Lydia Mordkovitch, violin; Julian Milford, piano Chandos CHAN 9756 [70:44] [LF]

A Scottish Quintet

TOVEY Piano Concerto Op 15; MACKENZIE Scottish Concerto Op 55   Steven Osborne; BBC Scottish S O, cond Martyn Brabbins HYPERION CDA67023 [61'40"] [PGW]

Alexander MACKENZIE (1847-1935) Violin Concerto, Pibroch Suite for violin and orchestra.   Malcolm Stewart (violin) Royal Scottish National Orchestra conductor: Vernon Handley (Concerto); David Davies (Pibroch). HYPERION CDA66975 [VB]

William WALLACE (1860 - 1940) Sir William Wallace, Villon, The Passing of Beatrice, Sister Helen   BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Martyn Brabbins. HYPERION CDA66848 [72.16] [IL & VB] 

William WALLACE (1860 - 1940) Creation Symphony, Pelléas and Mélisande, Prelude to The Eumenides   BBC Scottish SO/Martyn Brabbins. HYPERION CDA66987 [73.60] [IL]

Collection: The Land of Mountain and Flood - Scottish Orchestral Music Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by John Wilson  ASV CDE WHL 2123 [70:46] [IL]

Johannes TINCTORIS Masses L'homme arm and Sine nomine.   The Clerks' Group, director Edward Wickham Cypres CYP 3608 68'36" [PGW]

Unknown Public Naked (Music stripped down; solo improvisations and compositions).   up10 70'06" [PGW]

WEELKES Madrigals & Anthems   The Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley (director and lute) ASV CD GAU 195 [61' 47"] [PGW]

WIENAWSKI: Polonaise brillante no. 1 in D major Op. 4, CHAUSSON: Poeme Op. 25. YSAYE: Sonata No. 2 for violin solo. DEBUSSY: Sonata for Violin and Piano. SIBELIUS: Concerto in D minor Op 47.   Nikolai Znajder: Violin, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders Marc Soustrot, Sophie Rachlin: Piano. Cypres Records CYP9608 74m DDD. [GF]

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: 'Job' - A Masque for Dancing, Prelude on an Old Carol Tune, Variations for Orchestra.   Munich Symphony Orchestra Douglas Bostock. ClassicO CLASSCD244 64m DDD. [GF, RB, DW]

IAN VENABLES The Songs of Ian Venables - 16 songs   Kevin Mclean-Mair (tenor) Graham Lloyd (piano) Emerald String Quartet recorded July 1997 and 1998 ENIGMA DIGITAL ED10045 [70.22] [RB]

ARCO BALENO - Conversations - music for chamber ensemble   Arco Baleno PKP PRODUCTIES PKP014 [71.47] [RB]

ARIETTA Arias, Ariettas and Songs by Handel, Monteverdi, Gluck, Bononcini, Giordani, Durante, Lotti, Paisiello, Pergolesi, Sarti, Ciampi, Caccini, Martini
Arrangements by C Hazell, D Golightly, N Ingman, G Brinums, R Parfrey    INESSA GALANTE (soprano) London Musici/Mark Stephenson rec Aug/Sept 1999, St Silas, London CAMPION RRCD1345 [64.57]

MOZART, GLUCK and HANDEL - Italian operatic arias   David Daniels (countertenor) with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Harry Bicket. Virgin Classics Veritas 7243 5 45365 2 6. [61'10"] [PW]

SIXTEENTH AND SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ENGLISH LYRICS   Martin Hindmarsh (tenor) Alan Cuckston (piano) FEW 116CD [DW]

HANDEL'S RIVALS Operatic Hits by London's Favourite Italian composers    Marie Vassiliou (sop) Alasdair Elliott (ten) James Eastaway (oboe) John Trusler and Andrew Roberts (violins) Nicholas Roberts (cello) Jane Clark (harpsichord)    rec 28 May 1999 St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead JANICULUM JAN D203 [59.23] [RB]

TRITTICO: Vaclav NELHYBEL Trittico, Isaac ALBENIZ Feast Day in Seville, Norman Dello JOIO Variants On A Mediaeval Tune, EDVARD GRIEG Funeral March for Rikard Nordraak, Vittorio GIANNINI Symphony No. 3   Dallas Wind Symphony/Frederick Fennell REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-52CD [62.25] [RB]

ORGAN MUSIC    Played on the Father Smith organ at St Peter's Chapel, Auckland, County Durham by Alan Cuckston.     FEW 103CD. [DW]

POMP AND PIPES! Powerful Music for Organ, Winds, Brass and Percussion   Paul Riedo (organ) Dallas Wind Symphony/Frederick Fennell REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-58CD [68.02] [RB]

OPERATIC OVERTURES FROM THE ROYAL THEATRE, STOCKHOLM   * St Petersburg Hermitage Orchestra/Mats Liljefors Kungl Hovkappellet/Stig Westerberg rec 1995 and 1985 STERLING CDS-1009-2 [61.10] [RB]

New York Philharmonic: An American Celebration   Broadcast performances 1936-1999 NYP 9904 (10 Discs: TT 12 hours 58 seconds) [PP]

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Various 20th Century French Composers * Poulenc, Koechlin, Milhaud, Auric, Satie   Hexagon Ensemble ARSIS Classis 3980312 [57:57] [GD]

ILLUMINA Unaccompanied choral works by W H Harris, Rautavaara, Rachmaninov, Byrd, Hildegard of Bingen, Tallis, Rutter, Charles Wood, Whyte, Holst, Desprez, Grechaninov, Tchaikovsky, Palestrina, Ligeti.  Choir of Clare College/Timothy Brown   COLLEGIUM RECORDS COLCD 125 [76.08] [HS]

LILACS IN THE RAIN, the piano music of REGINALD KING   Alan Cuckston (piano) FEW 128CD [DW]

WENDY CARLOS Switched-On Box Set Wendy Carlos   ESD East Side Digital ESD81422 Collector's deluxe edition [RB]

Collection: Music for Walt Disney's FANTASIA 2000   edel 0105582DNY [IL]


BÉLA BARTÓK (1881-1945) Piano Concerto No. 1 (1926) * Piano Concerto No. 2 (1931) ** Piano Concerto No. 3 (1945) ***   Theo Bruins (1881-1993) (piano) * Residentie Orkest/Ernest Bour rec 1981 ** Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest/Pierre Boulez rec 1965 ***Radio Filharmonisch Orkest/David Atherton rec 1987   ARSIS CLASSICS 95005 [73.10] [RB]

SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Historic Recordings of the Piano Concertos   Sergei Rachmaninov (piano) The Philadelphia Orchestraconducted by Leopold Stokowski/Eugene Ormandy NAXOS 8.110601 (Nos 2 and 3) [65.10] NAXOS 8.110602 (Nos 1 and 4 and Paganini Rhapsody) [71.13] mono 2 CDs only available separately [RB]

THE QUEEN'S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA: Various works by: Farnon, Curzon, Williams etc.   The Queen's Hall Light Orchestra. Conducted by: Charles Williams, Robert Farnon, Sidney Torch. Dutton Vocalion CDEA6021 77m ADD. [GF]

Rags Jaijaivanti, Kalyan etc   Ustad Sultan Khan (sarangi) & Shaukat Hussain Khan (tabla) Live recordings at Royal College of Music, London, October 1990 NAVRAS NRCD 0112/3; [77'03"] & [73' 00"] [PW]

Buddhist Music   Tianjin Buddhist Music Ensemble Nimbus NI 5416, [71'14"] [PW]


RICHARD FAWKES: The History of Opera.   Read by: Robert Powell Naxos NA417612/4 318m DDD. [GF]

GIACOMO PUCCINI. By Conrad Wilson   London and San Francisco: Phaidon Press, 1997. 240 pp. 97 illustrations

SHOSTAKOVICH RECONSIDERED By Allan B Ho and Dmitri Feofanov    Published 1998 by TOCCATA PRESS 787 page. ISBN 0 907689 56 6 Price £45  $75.95  [DD]

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