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RECORDING OF THE MONTH Kalevi AHO (b. 1949) Symphony No. 3 Sinfonia Concertante for violin and orchestra (1971/73) - Modest MUSSORGSKY (1839-1881) Songs and Dances of Death for bass and orchestra (1875-77/1984) arranged and orchestrated by Kalevi AHO - Matti Salminen (bass) - Jaakko Kuusisto (violin) Lahti Symphony Orchestra/Osmo Vänskä - Recorded February 2001 (Symphony) and May 2000 (Songs and Dances) Sibelius Hall, Lahti, Finland DDD BIS BIS-CD-1186 [CT]

Not to be missed for a compelling performance of Aho’s imposing Third Symphony for violin and orchestra. … see Full Review

J.S. Bach and the Möller Manuscript - Johann Sebastian BACH (1685 - 1750) Toccata in D major BWV 912a - Suite in A major BWV 832 - Sonata in A minor BWV 967 - Capriccio Sopra il Lontananza de il Fratro dilettissimo BWV 992 - Friedrich Wilhelm ZACHOW (1663-1712) Suite in B minor - Georg BÖHM (1661-1733) Capriccio in D major - Suite in D minor - Johann Adam REINCKEN (1623-1722) Suite in G major - Jean-Baptiste LULLY (1632-1687) Chaconne in G major - Christian RITTER (c.1645-c.1725) Suite in C minor - Werner FABRICIUS (1633-1679) Gigue belle in C minor Carole Cerasi, harpsichord - Rec: July 2001, St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, England METRONOME MET 1055 [76.52] [KM]

An excellent disc of music by Bach and other composers who influenced him. … see Full Review

Johan Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Edition Bachakademie Box 6 CD 78 Advent and Christmas [51:29] - CD 79 Passion [79:14] - CD 80 Easter – Ascension – Pentecost – Trinity [78:82] - CD 81 German Mass [70:33] - CD 82 Incidental Festivities – Psalms [63:16] - CD 83 Morning – Thanks and Praise – Christian Life [69:17] - CD 84 Patience and Serenity – Jesus Hymns [52:20] - CD 85 Trust in God, Cross and Consolation – Justification and Penance – Dying, Death and Eternity – In the Evening [139:43] Stella Doufexis, Sibylla Rubens (soprano) - Ingeborg Danz (alto) - James Taylor, Christoph Pregardien (tenor) - Andreas Schmidt (bass/baritone) - Gerhard Gnann (organ) - Gachinger Kantorei and Bach-Collegium Stuttgart/Helmuth Rilling - Recorded between January 1998 and September 1999 in the Stadhalle Sindelfingen - Germany (all vocal works) and the Pfarrkirche St. Martin, Staufen im Briesgau - Germany / Sässolsheim, Alsace, France (organ works) DDD HÄNSSLER VERLAG 92.566 [9CDs: 51:29+79:14+78:82+70:33+63:16+69:17+52:20+139:43] [PB]

As a whole, this survey of Bach chorale settings, sacred songs and organ preludes is a fine achievement, but the uniformity in the style of performance wears thin over time. … see Full Review

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Goldberg Variations BWV 988 Hans Georg Schafer (piano) - No further recording details available BELLA MUSICA BM14.2033 [2CDs: 39.05+43.56] [GH]

Perfectly good, inoffensive, clean, complete, generally satisfying and enjoyable. All that said Schafer suffers in comparioson with Perahia, Gould and Hewitt … see Full Review

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) The Motets and Related Works Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) ‘Der Geist hilft unser Schwarchheit auf BWV 226; ‘Aus,tiefer Not’ BWV 38; ‘Ich lasse dicht nicht’ BWV 421; ‘Lobet den Herrn’ BWV 230; Der Gerechte kommt um’; Jesu, meine Freude’ BWV 227; Furchte. Dich nicht’ BWV 228; Sei Lob und presi mit BWV 231; ‘Nimm was dein ist und gehe hin’ BWV 144; ‘Komm, Jesu Komm’ BWV 229; ‘O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht’ BWV 118; Singet dem Herrn’ BWV 225 Johann Christoph BACH (1642-1703) ‘Merk, auf mein Herz’ Sebastian KNUPFER (1632-1676) ‘Erforsche mich, Gott’ G.P.TELEMANN (1681-1767) ‘Jauchet dem Herrn, alle Wellt’ and ‘A-men Lob und Ehre und Eisheit’ Johann Christoph ALTNIKOL (1720-1759) ‘Nun danket alle Gott’ Johann Ernst BACH (1722-1777) ‘Unser Wandel ist im Himmel Georg Gottfried WAGNER (1698-1756) ‘Lob und Her und Weisheit’ Nord Deutscher Figural Choir Baroque Brass of London Bach Orchestra-Hannover/Jorg Straube No recording details available
THOROFON CTH 1481/2 [2CDs: 64.36+67.24] [GH]

My advice is that if you want a recording which puts these motets into their period context then this set might be enjoyable and fascinating. … see Full Review

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) St. John Passion BWV 245 Colin Baldy, bass Matthew Beale, tenor John Bernays, bass James Bowman, counter-tenor Eamonn Dougan, bass James Gilchrist, tenor Joe Littlewood, soprano The Choir of New College Oxford Collegium Novum/Edward Higginbottom, conductor Rec: April - May 1990, Lukaskirche, Stuttgart, Germany NAXOS 8.557296-97 [110.17] [KM]

Some fine moments, but not enough to make this an essential recording. … see Full Review

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) French Suites and French Overture French Suite No.1 in D minor BWV 812 - French Suite No.2 in C minor BWV 813 - French Suite No.3 in B minor BWV 814 - French Suite No.4 in E flat BWV 815 -
French Suite No.5 in G BWV 816 - French Suite No.6 in E BWV 817 - French Overture BWV 831 - Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV 894 Paul Parsons (harpsichord) - Harpsichord by Adlam Burnett, 1982, after Johannes Ruckers, 1638 - Rec: March 2001, North Transept of the Priory Church of Our Lady and St Cuthbert, Worksop, England GUILD GMCD 7258/9 [138.42] [KME]

Fast tempi and often exaggerated ornamentation … a disappointing recording ... see Full Review

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Three Partitas for Keyboard Partita No.6 in E minor, BWV 830 Partita No.3 in A minor, BWV 827 Partita No.1 in B flat major, BWV 825 Piotr Anderszewski, piano Recorded November 2001 at the Studio de la Fondation Tibor Varga, Sion, Switzerland VIRGIN CLASSICS 5455262 [68:10] [DS]

I recommend Anderszewski’s newest recording but firmly believe it could have been much better. … see Full Review

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685 - 1750) Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 Jill Crossland, piano Rec: April 1998, Vestry Hall Studios, Ealing, UK WARNER APEX 0927 49979 2 [73.11] [KM]

An idiosyncratic recording that may interest the curious … see Full Review

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II BWV 870-893 Roslyn Tureck in conversation with Michael Oliver Roslyn Tureck, piano Rec: April, May, June, November 1976, BBC Concert Hall Studios, London. BBC MUSIC BBCL 4116-2 [153.24] [KM]

One of the finest piano recordings available of the Well-Tempered Clavier … see Full Review

Carlo Agostino BADIA (c1672-1738) La Fuga in Egitto, Oratorio à 5 voci con istromenti Cappella della Pietà de’ Turchini: Roberta Andalo (Consigliere) - Emanuela Galli (Angelo) - Roberta Invernizzi (Maria Vergine) - soprano - Daniela Del Monaco (Erode) - contralto - Rosario Totaro (San Giuseppe) - tenor - Nicholas Robinson - Rosario di Meglio - Nunzia Sorrentino - violin - Vezio Iorio - viola - Paolo Dionisio - viola da gamba - Marco Vitali - cello - Sabina Colonna Preto - violone - Federico Marincola - archlute - Patrizia Varone - Director - Antonio Florio - Recorded live December 22, 1996 at Radiokulturhaus in Vienna DDD ORF – CD 236 [60:30] [JVV]

An unknown baroque oratorio, undeservedly forgotten, very well performed … see Full Review

Mily BALAKIREV (1837-1910) Symphony No. 1 (1866/97) [40.12] Russia - Symphonic Poem (1864) [13.46] Tamara - Symphonic Poem (1867-82) [21.07] USSRSO/Evgeny Svetlanov Rec. 1974 (Symphony); 1978 (Russia; Tamara) ADD REGIS RECORDS RRC 1131 [75.07] [RB]

Glowing performances of works imbued with magical fantasy. A staggering bargain in the budget price range. … see Full Review

Amy BEACH (1867-1944) Piano Concerto in C sharp minor, Op. 45 * (1898-99) - Symphony in E minor (Gaelic), Op. 32 (1894-96) - Alan Feinberg, piano * Nashville Symphony Orchestra/Kenneth Schermerhorn - Recorded in Andrew Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Centre, TN, USA, April 13th -15th 2002 NAXOS 8.5559139 [79.02] [NH]

A brilliant bargain performance of Amy Beach's two major orchestral works. Snap it up! … see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Sonata No. 29 in B flat major ‘Op. 106 "Hammerklavier" - Six Bagatelles for Piano, Op. 126, No. 2 & No. 3 - Alfred Brendel (piano) - Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) "Wanderer" Fantasy in C Major, D760 - Julius Katchen (piano) - Filmed in Paris, 27 February 1970 (Sonata) and 28 February 1970 (Bagatelles) Directors: Antoine Hirsch and Yvonne Courson - Filmed in the Salle Gaveau, Paris, 16 November 1967 (Fantasia) - Director Gérard Herzog - DVD contains no regional code but will play on PAL machines only - PAL System 4:3 - Linear PCM Mono 1.0 sound remastered for DVD - Menu in English, French, German, Spanish EMI Classics DVA 4901229 [69.30] [JQ]

Straightforward visual records of two fine pianists in their respective primes, playing repertoire well suited to each of them. … see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827): Overture: Prometheus Op. 43 [5’32"] Recorded 25 November 1957 Overture: Coriolan Op. 62 [7’58"] Recorded 21 October 1957 Incidental Music: Egmont Op. 84: Overture [9’09"]; ‘Die Trommel gerühet’* [3’09"]; ‘Freudvoll und leidvoll’* [1’59"]; ‘Klärchens Tod bezeichnend’ [3’08"] Recorded 21 and 25 October and 25 November 1957 Symphony No 6 in F major Op. 68 ‘Pastoral’ [45’57"] Recorded 7-8 October 1957 All recordings made in the Kingsway Hall, London * Birgit Nilsson (soprano) Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer Great Recordings of the Century EMI CLASSICS 5 67965 2 [77’20"] [JQ]

Beethoven recordings of the highest distinction which have the power both to humble and exalt the listener. … see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony No 1 in C major, Op. 21 * [26’19"] Symphony No 4 in B flat major, Op.60 ** [30’34"] ‘Leonora’ Overture No 1 ** [8’03"] BBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini Recording in Queen’s Hall, London: * 25 October, 1937; ** 1 June, 1939 NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110854 [64’55"] [JQ]

To be asked to pay £5 such vital, engaging examples of re-creative musicmaking is as absurd as it is generous. Bravo Toscanini, bravo BBC SO, bravo Naxos! Strongly recommended. … see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony No 1 in C major, Op. 21 a * [21’12"] Symphony No 2 in D major, Op. 36 b ** [29’54"] ‘Leonora’ Overture No 2, Op. 72a b *** [12’48"] ‘Fidelio’ Overture, Op. 72b c **** [5’56"] ‘The Ruins of Athens’ Overture, Op, 113 b ***** [3’ 37"] ‘The Creatures of Prometheus’ Overture, Op. 43 a ****** [4’38"] a Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Felix Weingartner b London Symphony Orchestra/Felix Weingartner c London Philharmonic Orchestra/Felix Weingartner Rec. * 19 October, 1937 in the Mittlerer Konzerthaussaal, Vienna; ** 2 March, 1938 in EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London; *** 14 February, 1938 in EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London; **** 7 October, 1938 in EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London; ***** 29 February, 1940 in Kingsway Hall, London; ****** 25 February, 1936 in the Mittlerer Konzerthaussaal, Vienna NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110856 [73’37"] [JQ]

Weingartner was a far from inconsiderable conductor of Beethoven. I have much enjoyed this disc and look forward to future releases in the series. Recommended. … see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 (1808) [33’29] Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68, ‘Pastoral’ (1808) [40’38]. Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra/Sir Roger Norrington. Rec. live at the Beethovensaal, Liederhalle, Stuttgart, on September 3rd, 2002. DDD HÄNSSLER FASZINATIONMUSIK CD93.086 [74’15] [CC]

Norrington’s thoughts and reappraisals always present plenty of fodder to chew on. Expect to be surprised, moved and, possibly, irritated. … see Full Review
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Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony No 7 in A major, Op. 92 a *** [35’12"] Symphony No 8 in F major, Op. 93 a **** [23’34"] Incidental music to Goethe’s Egmont, Op. 84: Overture a * [8’29"]; No.3 – Entr’acte No. 2 b ** [3’28"]; No. 7 – ‘Clärchen’s Tod’ b ** [2’49"] a Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Felix Weingartner b London Philharmonic Orchestra/Felix Weingartner Rec. * 19 October, 1937 in the Mittlerer onzerthaussaal, Vienna; ** 7 October, 1938 in EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London; *** 24 – 26 February, 1936 in the Grosser Musikvereinsaal, Vienna; **** 26 February, 1936 in the Grosser Musikvereinsaal, Vienna NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110862 [73’32"] [JQ]

A very good, sane and tightly controlled account of the Seventh and a clear, unfussy performance of the Eighth. Well worth investigation … see Full Review

Opera Explained: An introduction to Fidelio Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) (opera’s final version 1814) Libretto by Joseph Ferdinand von Sonnleithner, Stefan von Breuning and Georg Friedrich Treischke after the Libretto by Jean Nicolas Bouilly for the opera "Léonore ou L'amour conjugal" by Pierre Gaveaux Text written by Thomson Smillie, Narrated by David Timson Excerpts from the complete recording as performed by Wolfgang Glashof, Alan Titus, Gösta Winbergh, Inga Nielsen, Kurt Moll, Edith Lienbacher, Herwig Pecoraro, Peter Palinkas and Jozsef Moldvay Hungarian Radio Chorus, Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia Michael Halasz conducting, on Naxos 8.660070/71. [DDD] NAXOS 8.55807 [79.33] [PS]

Fidelio made clear, sounding pretty good … see Full Review

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony no.1 in C, op.21, Symphony no.6 in F, op.68 – "Pastoral" Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra/Evgeny Mravinsky - Recorded live at the Leningrad Philharmonic Large Hall, January 1982 (no.1), October 1982 (no.6) WARNER CLASSICS: ELATUS 0927-49833-2 [67:28] [CH]

Mravinsky’s Beethoven is revealed to be of considerable importance, and completely idiomatic. … see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH - Alban BERG (1885-1935) Wozzeck (1925): Opera in three acts (fifteen scenes), Op.7, libretto by Alban Berg, after Georg Büchner’s play Woyzeck Wozzeck (baritone) – Andrew Shore ;Marie (soprano) – Josephine Barstow ; Drum Major (tenor) – Alan Woodrow ; Andres (tenor) – Peter Bronder ; Captain (tenor) – Stuart Kale ; Doctor (bass) – Clive Bayley ; Idiot (tenor) – John Graham-Hall ; Margret (mezzo) – Jean Rigby - Geoffrey Mitchell Choir - Philharmonia Orchestra/Paul Daniel - Recorded at Watford Colosseum, 14-18 July, 2002 DDD - Opera in English series CHANDOS CHAN 3094(2) [2CDs: 34’00+57’43] [TH]

This English language version is an almost unqualified success … a fresh and illuminating perspective a harrowing and original masterpiece … see Full Review

Hector BERLIOZ (1803-1869) Te Deum Op. 22 (1837) [49.26] - Spoken Commentary by Dennis Keene [22.55] John Aler - Tenor - Mark Kruczek - Organ -
Young Singers of Pennsylvania - Voices of Ascension Chorus and Orchestra/Dennis Keene - Rec. live 9 July 1996, The Cathedral of St John The Divine, New York, USA
DELOS 3200 [62.36] [PW]

A good performance notwithstanding, overall it becomes hard to recommend this as a worthwhile package for purchase. … see Full Review

Georges BIZET (1838 - 1875) Carmen (1875) Carmen - Patricia Bardon (mezzo-soprano) - Micaela - Mary Plazas (soprano) - Frasquita - Mary Hegarty (soprano) - Mercedes - Sally Harrison (soprano) - Don Jose - Julian Gavin (tenor) -
Escamillo - Garry Magee (baritone) - Dancaire - Peter Wedd (tenor) - Remendado - Mark Le Brocq (tenor) - Zuniga - Nicholas Garrett (bass-baritone) - Morales - Toby Stafford Allen (baritone) Geoffrey Mitchell Choir - New London Children's Choir -
Philharmonia Orchestra/David Parry - Recorded: 27-30 August, 2,3 September 2002, Watford Colosseum DDD CHANDOS CHAN 3091(2) [2CDs: 75.20+79.59] [RH]

Using a new Urtext edition, this performance in English is fine, straightforward. Language apart, it lacks that extra something which makes it special in a crowded market … see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH Georges BIZET (1838-1875) Carmen - opéra-comique in four acts (1875) Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy after the story by Prosper Mérimée Carmen - Solange Michel (sop) Don José - Raoul Jobin (tenor) Escamillo - Michel Dens (baritone) Micaëla - Martha Angelici (sop) Frasquita - Germaine Chellet (sop) Mercédès - Raymonde Notti (sop) Zuniga - Xavier Smati (bass) Moralès - Julian Thirache (baritone) El Dancairo - Jean Vieuille (baritone) El Remendado - Frédéric Leprin (tenor) Lillas Pastia - Arschodt Henri Janin, Chorus Master Chorus and Orchestra of the Opéra-Comique, Paris/André Cluytens Recorded 6-9 September, 1950 at the Champs-Élysée Theatre, Paris. mono ADD First issued on Columbia 33 FCX 101-103 Naxos Great Opera Recordings NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110238-39 [2CDs: 78.17+51.46] [JV]

The feeling of having spent an exhilarating evening in a first class opera house. Overwhelming. Purchase without hesitation. … see Full Review

Boris BLACHER (1903-1975) Lieder: Vier Lieder nach Texten von Friedrich Wolf, Op. 25 (1947) [7’05] - Drei Psalmen (1943) - Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 40 (1951) [9’42] - Aprèslude, Op. 57 (1958) [5’20] - Fünf Sprüche Omars des Zeltmachers, Op. 3 (1931) [3’18] - Francesca da Rimini (1954) [7’06] - Umgereimtes (1967) [8’53] - Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird (1957) [6’26] - Nebel (1951) [1’11] - Fragment for String Quartet (1975) [2’20] Stella Doufexis (mezzo) - Yaron Windmüller (baritone) - Christopher Lincoln (tenor) - Kolja Blacher (violin) - Axel Bauni (piano) - Petersen String Quartet - Rec. Kleine Sendesaal, SFB, December 1999-April 2001. DDD - Edition zeitgenössisches Lied ORFEO C191031A [59’59] [CC]

It is a delight to welcome this fascinating and rewarding disc. Boris Blacher’s cause has been sporadically championed of late, but it is high time for a more comprehensive appraisal of this elusive composer. … see Full Review

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) String Sextets: No. 1 in B flat, Op. 18 (1860) [36’22]; No. 2 in G, Op. 36 (1864/5) [39’17]. Hausmusik London (Monica Huggett, Pavlo Beznosiuk, violins; Roger Chase, Jeremy Williams, violas; Richard Lester, David Watkin, cellos). Rec St Martin’s, Woodhay, on February 28th-21st, 1997. DDD SIGNUM SIGCD013 [75’46] [CC]

Few performances are fresher…Part of the key to their success is the period instruments which lighten textures and let Brahms’ thematic interplay breathe with supreme clarity. … see Full Review
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Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Four Hand Piano Music, Volume 8 -
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op.98 (1884) - Tragic Overture, Op. 81 (1880) Silke-Thora Matthies, Christian Köln (piano duet) - Rec. Clara Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen, Germany on September 2nd-7th, 1996. DDD NAXOS 8.554117 [54’16] [CC]

There is no doubting the dedication of the performers …just don’t expect any massive revelations. … see Full Review

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Zwei Motetten, Opus 29 No. 2 (1860) -
Fest- und Gedenkspruche, Opus 109 (1889) - Ave Maria, Opus 12 (1858) - Geistliches Lied, Opus 30 (1856) - Drei Motetten, Opus 110 (1889) - Zwei Motetten, Opus 74 No. 2 (1877) - Chorale Preludes (organ), Opus 122 Nos. 2, 4, 7, 8, 10 (1896) Trinitatis Kantorai/Per Enevold - Inge Bínnerup (organ) - Recorded 2001-2, Kastelkirken and Trinitatis Kirke, Kíbenhavn CLASSICO CLASSCD 439 [63.30] [TB]

Will give much pleasure bringing some marvellous and little known music to a wider public. … see Full Review

Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-76) Violin Concerto (1938-9; revised version from the 1950s) William WALTON (1902-83) Viola Concerto (1961 version) * Maxim Vengerov (violin; viola) London Symphony Orchestra/Mstislav Rostropovich Recorded in March and * December 2002 in Studio 1, Abbey Road, London EMI CLASSICS 5 57510 2 [64:29] [IL]

Memorable and deeply satisfying performances of two major British string concertos. Unhesitatingly recommended. … see Full Review

Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976) The Cello Music CD1 Cello Sonata in C Op.65 (1960) Mstislav Rostropovich, (cello) with Benjamin Britten, (piano) Recorded at the Kingsway Hall, London, July 1961 ADD Cello Symphony Op.68 (1962) Julian Lloyd Webber (cello) Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner. Recorded at The Colosseum, Watford, June 1996 DDD CD2 Cello Suite No.1 Op.72 (1964) Cello Suite No.2 Op.80 (1967) Cello Suite No.3 Op.87 (1971) Robert Cohen (cello) Recorded at the Henry Wood Hall, London, February/March 1994. DDD The British Music Collection DECCA 473 4272 [125.50]

Really significant performances … great music: original, brilliantly composed, communicative and highly rewarding to play. These discs are truly excellent value … see Full Review

Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-76) The Turn of the Screw (1954) - Chamber opera in two acts, libretto by Myfanwy Piper after Henry James - Governess (soprano) – Helen Field - Peter Quint/Prologue (tenor) – Richard Greager - Miss Jessel (soprano) – Phyllis Cannan - Mrs. Grose (mezzo) – Menai Davies - Flora (soprano) – Machiko Obata - Miles (treble) – Samuel Linay Radio Symphony Orchestra of Stuttgart/Steuart Bedford - Recorded at the Schwetzinger Festspiele, 1990 - Directed for the stage by Michael Hampe - Directed for television by Claus Viller ARTHAUS MUSIK 100 199 [108 minutes] [TH]

Definitely worth buying for singing, playing and intelligent production values, as long as a few caveats are noted. … see Full Review

Malte BURBA (b.1957): Duos: 1995-2000 Harald "Sack" ZIEGLER (b.1961) Maltematik J.S. BACH ‘Air’; Nikolaus Heyduck (b.1957) Duo Claus KUHNL (b.1957) Morceau 1995 Felix HOCHULI (b.1954) Alp-Pong Giulio CACCINI (1545-1618) Amarilli mia bella Heiner GOEBBELS (b.1952) Nachtstuck II Hans Joachim HESPOS (b.1938) splisse Erwin STACHE (b.1960) atme Malte BURBA (b.1957) AxAl Adriana HOLSZKY (b.1953) Duo Helmut W. ERDMANN (b.1947) and Till BRONNER (1971) Lari-Fari Christoph FLUELER (b.1967) DidoMadgedgteril Rudolf LINDER (b.1952) Iso-Starr Malte Burba (trumpet) Recorded in 2002 - no other details supplied THOROFON CLASSICS CTH 2470 [51.15] [GH]

Bewildering, absurd, witty, ridiculous and pretentious … a complete waste of time. You can dine out on it for months, buy it. … see Full Review


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