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Manet: Music of His Time - Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-1849) Grand Valse brillante in A flat, Op. 34 No. 1. Waltzes – C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2; G flat, Op. 70 No. 1 - Gioachino ROSSINI (1792-1868) Stabat Mater (1832) – Stabat Mater dolorosa - Jacques OFFENBACH (1819-1880) La Vie parisienne – Overture (1866) - Georges BIZET (1838-1875) Jeux d’enfants (1871) – Trompette et tambour; La Poupée; La Toupie; Petit Mari, Petite Femme; Le Bal - Edouard LALO (1823-1892) Symphonie espagnole (1873) – Allegro non troppo - Emmanuel CHABRIER (1841-1894) Pièces pittoresques (1881) – Paysage; Idylle; Scherzo-valse - Alfred BRUNEAU (1857-1934) Suite from ‘L’Attaque du Moulin’ – Les Fiançailles au moulin (1893) - Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 (1893) – Animé et très décidé various artists DDD NAXOS ART AND MUSIC 8.558117 [75’44] [CC]

An interesting idea, then, and worth the fiver to spend a couple of hours investigating Manet’s world. … see Full Review

GREAT CONDUCTORS - Mengelberg Richard WAGNER (1813 – 1883) Tannhauser Overture (1845) - (1) Lohengrin Prelude to Act 1 (1850) - (1) Die Meistersinger Overture (1868) - (1) Siegfried Forest Murmurs (1876) - (2) Engelbert HUMPERDINCK (1854 – 1921) Hansel and Gretel Overture (1893) - (2) Richard STRAUSS (1864 – 1949) Don Juan Op. 20 (1888) - (1) Gustav MAHLER (1860 – 1911) Symphony No. 5 - Adagietto (1902) - (1) Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam(1)Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York (2)Willem Mengelberg (1) Recorded in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, 9/5/32 Tannhauser, 10/6/27 Lohengrin, 13/11/40 Meistersinger, 8/11/38 Don Juan, May 38 Mahler and in Carnegie Hall, New York 14/12/28 Siegfried, & Leiderkranz Hall, New York, 14/1/30 Humperdinck. ADD NAXOS 8.110855 [69.27] [JP]

You will be captivated and it may tempt you to explore further … at Naxos prices you can’t go wrong [JP]

A fascinating disc for students of performance practice, explorers of our links to the past and those who simply want to listen in awe to Mengelberg the Magnificent.[PS]… see Full Review

Nathan Milstein – Concert Performances and Broadcasts, 1942-1969 Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Violin Concerto No. 4 in D K218 - Max BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Op. 26 - Strasbourg Radio Symphony/Roger Albin, recorded 7 June 1969 - Antonin DVOŘÁK Violin Concerto in A Op. 53 - Kölner Gürzenich Orchestra/Paul Kletzki, recorded Montreux 14 September 1956 - Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Violin Concerto in D Op. 77 - Concertgebouw Orchestra/Pierre Monteux, recorded Amsterdam 12 October 1950 - Karol GOLDMARK Violin Concerto Op. 28 - Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York/Bruno Walter, recorded New York 1 November 1942 - Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Violin Concerto No. 4 in D K218 - Swiss-Italian Radio Orchestra/Carl Schuricht, recorded [? 1960s] - Violin Concerto No. 5 in A K219 - Orchestra de la Suisse Romande/Ernest Ansermet, recorded 19 October 1960 - Sergey PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Op. 19 - Orchestra de la Suisse Romande/Ernest Ansermet, recorded 19 October 1960 - Niccolo PAGANINI Three Caprices from the 24 Caprices for solo Violin Op. 10, recorded in Germany - unknown date - Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Violin Concerto in D Op. 61 - ORTF/Lorin Maazel, recorded 24 June 1959 - Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Partita No. 2 in D BWV 1004 - From Columbia 78, recorded December 1935 - Sonata No. 1 in G BWV 1001 From Columbia 78, recorded February 1936 MUSIC AND ARTS CD 972 [4 CDs 290.31] [JW]

This cache of live Milstein material - nearly five hours of concerti - demonstrates the uniformly high standard he maintained throughout his career. … see Full Review

Moonlight And Balalaikas - ANDREYEV Faun-Waltz - Solemn Polonaise -
Symphonic Poem - GORODOVSKAYA Russian Winter - Steppe All Around -
Green Grass - KUZNETSOV Semenovna - TSYGANKOV Ditty - ANDREYEV Variations od folk tune: The Moon is Shining - MOSOLOV, GAVRILOV Fantasia on Folk Song: Evening Bells - arr. BRAILKO Polyanka - arr. SHIRIKOV Smolensk Gusachok - arr. SHALOV Yesterday to me young maiden - Gnats are plenty in the woods - N.&D.OSIPOV Fantasia on Fok Tune: Kamarinskaya - DITEL Variations on Russian Folk Tune: Peddlers - KURGHENKO Joky Overture The Osipov Russian Folk Orchestra/Nikolai Kalinin - Recorded Moscow 1986-1989. Remastered for Regis by Paul Arden-Taylor REGIS RRC 1130 [67:49] [GPJ]

When it’s done as brilliantly as this, kitsch is great! Pour yourself a large vodka, sit back, and enjoy! … see Full Review

A Tribute to Gerald Moore a Victoria de los Angeles (soprano) b Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano) c Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) d Leon Goossens (oboe) e Gervase de Peyer (clarinet) f Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano) g Jacqueline du Pré (violoncello) h Yehudi Menuhin (violin) i Nicolai Gedda (tenor) j Gerald Moore and Daniel Barenboim (piano duet, four hands) Gerald Moore (piano) Great Recordings of the Century series EMI CLASSICS 7243 5 67990 2 8 [73’16"+70’16"] [JQ]

Celebrating a man who contributed unobtrusively yet tellingly to many great performances. Pure pleasure … great delight … recommended most strongly. … see Full Review

Motet Masters of the Renaissance: Morales to Morley Lodovico Grossi da VIADANA (1560-1627) Exultate justi - Pietro VINCI (1535-1584) Mirabile mysterium - Giovanni Maria NANINO (1543-1607) Adoramus te, Christe -
Constanzo PORTA (1529-1601) Voce mea - Giovanni Francesco ANERIO (1567-1630) Requiem aeternam from Mass for the Dead (1614) - Orlande de LASSUS (1532-1594) Missa super Bella Amfitrit' Altera; Improprerium - Clemens non PAPA (1515-1556) Ave Maria - Cipriano de RORE (1516-1565) Jubilate Deo - Giaches de WERT (1535-1596)- Peccavi super numerum - Andrews RASELIUS (1563-1602) Eripe me de inimicis - Jacob HANDL (1550-1591) Rorate caeli - Hans Leo HASSLER (1562-1612) Dixit Maria; Verbum caro factum est - Juan Esquivel de BARAHONA (1563-1614) Duo seraphim; Ego sum panis vivus - Cristobal de MORALES (1500-1553) Ecce sic benedicetur - Tomas Luis de VICTORIA (1548-1611) O Domine Jesu Christe; O vos omnes - Francisco GUERRERO (1528-1599) Rorate caeli - William BYRD (1543-1623) O magnum mysterium; Terra tremui - Thomas MORLEYLaboravi in gemitu - Peter PHILIPS (1561-1628) Tibi Laus Gloriae Dei Cantores/Elizabeth C. Patterson - Recorded 1996, Worcester, Massachusetts GLORIAE DEI CANTORES GDCD 022 [79.32] [RH]

A programme of renaissance motets, including some rarities given in slightly disappointing performances … see Full Review

Music for Trumpet and Piano Karl PLISS (1902-1979) Sonata (1935) Halsey STEVENS (1908-1989) Sonata (1956) George ANTHEIL (1900-1959) Sonata (1951) Fisher TULL (1934-1994) 3 Bagatelles (1975) Kent KENNAN (b. 1913) Sonata (1956) Scott Thornburg (trumpet), Silvia Roederer (piano) Recorded 9th-11th May 1999 in the Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan CENTAUR CRC2554 [68:34] [CH]

Superb performances of little-known repertoire. The sonatas by Pliss and Antheil are particularly rewarding. ...see Full Review

Musique Baroque à la Real Audiencia de Charcas: (Le style Italien à La Plata (XVIIIème siècle) Juan de ARAUJO (1646-1712) Aquí, aquí, valentones [2.37] Roque CERUTI (c.1686-1760) Hoy que Francisco reluce [6.03] Segun veo el aparato [3.43] En la rama frondosa [6.46] Antonio DURÁN DE LA MOTA (18th cent) Lleguen las luces [4.24] CHAVARRÍA / TARDÍO / CERUTI Afuela, apalta [5.01] Blas TARDIO Y GUZMÁN (18th cent)) Entre obeliscos nevados [11.45] Alarma, alarma, afectos [4.31] Todos los cuatro elementos [5.27] Roque Jacinto de CHAVARRÍA (18th cent)) Con tan tierno llanto [3.27] Andrés FLORES (18th cent)) Afuera nubes [4.22] CERUTI / TARDIO Naced antorcha brillante [4.56] Ensemble Elyma/Capella Cisplatina
L’Ensemble Luis Berger/Coro Juvenil de la Fundación Pro Arte de Córdoba/Gabriel Garrido
rec April 1996, Cathedral of Concepción, Bolivia K617 K617064 [63.06] [PW]

Of all the "Paths of the Baroque" discs from K617, this disc is probably the easiest to recommend as a consistently well-performed offering. … see Full Review

Passiontide: Music for Solace and Reflection Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) Hear my prayer [11.05] - Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958) O taste and see [1.26] - Peter HURFORD (1930-) Litany to the Holy Spirit (Herrick) [3.33] - Samuel WESLEY (1810-1876) Wash me throughly [4.04] - Giovanni Battista PERGOLESI (1710-1736) Stabat Mater [10.17] - William BYRD (1543-1623) Civitas sancti tui [3.54] - J.S.BACH (1685-1750): O sacred head sore wounded; Bist du bei mir [5.04] - Pablo CASALS (1876-1973) O vos omnes [3.27] - Antonio LOTTI (1667-1740) Crucifixus [2.55] - Richard DERING (1580-1630) O bone Jesu [3.17] - Orlando GIBBONS (1583-1625) Drop, drop, slow tears [1.21] - John IRELAND (1879-1962) Ex ore innocentium [3.14] - Maurice GREENE (1696-1755) Lord, let me know mine end [5.17] - Edward MILLER (1735-1807) When I survey the wondrous cross [3.22] Emily Gray (soprano); Claire Buckley (soprano) - Manchester Cathedral Choir/Christopher Stokes (director/organ); Jeffrey Makinson (organ) - Recorded at Manchester Cathedral January-Febuary 2002 NAXOS 8.557025 [62.16] [RDB]

The wide disparity of periods and styles make for a confection that might bring the promised ‘solace and reflection’ to some. … see Full Review

Marcella POBBE Portrait - Gioacchino ROSSINI (1792-1868) Guglielmo Tell: Selva opaca (Turin, 28.11.1956) - Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) Simon Boccanegra: Come in quest’ora bruna (Milan, 25.6.1959) - Otello: Ave Maria (Turin 28.11.1956) - Don Carlo: Tu che le vanità ... O Francia! (Milan, 15.7.1959) - Il Trovatore: Come d’aurato sogno ... Tacea la notte placida (Milan, 20.6.1959) - Timor di me ... D’amor sull’ali rosee (Turin, 28.11.1956)- Falstaff: Sul fil d’un soffio esteso (Milan, 25.6.1959) - Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) Lohengrin: Solo ne’ miei prim’anni, Aurette a cui si spesso io confidai il dolor (in Italian) (Milan, 18.2.1958) - Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Le nozze di Figaro: Porgi amor, Don Giovanni: Crudele? Mio ben troppo mi spiace (Milan, 17.6.1959) Marcella Pobbe (soprano) - Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI/Arturo Basile - Orchestra Sinfonica della Cetra di Milano/Umberto Cattini - Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano della RAI/Bruno Bartoletti - Dates and locations as above WARNER FONIT 5050466-2908-2-3 [61:45] [CH]

A singer worthy of remembrance, but the transfers raise questions best answered by seasoned and experienced collectors. … see Full Review

Leontyne Price Giacomo PUCCINI (1858-1924) Madame Butterfly: Piangi? Perché? ... Un bel dì vedremo (1), Tu? Piccolo Iddio (2), Tosca: Vissi d’arte (3), Manon Lescaut: In quelle trine morbide (4), Sola, perduta, abbandonata (5), Turandot: Signore, ascolta! (6), Tu che di gel sei cinta (7), Suor Angelica: Senza mamma (8), La Rondine: Ore dolci e divine (9), Chi il bel sogno di Doretta (10), La Bohème: Addio, donde lieta uscì (11), Madame Butterfly: Bimba, bimba, non piangere .. Bimba degli occhi ... Vogliatemi bene (12), Manon Lescaut: Oh, sarò la più bella! Tu, tu, amore? (13), Madama Butterfly: Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio (14, live recording) Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Ariadne auf Naxos: Es gib ein Reich (15), Die ägyptische Helena: Helen’s aria (16), Salome: Interlude, Finale (17), Die Frau ohne Schatten: The Princess’s awakening scene (18), Der Rosenkavalier: The Marschallin’s monologue (19), Guntram: Fass’ ich sie bang (20), Lieder: Allerseelen, op.10/8, Schlagende Hertzen, op.29/2, Freundliches Vision, op.48/1, Wie sollten wir geheim, op.19/4 (21) Leontyne Price (soprano), Patricia Clark (soprano) (18), Rosalind Elias (mezzo-soprano) (12), Marilyn Horne (mezzo-soprano) (14), Placido Domingo (tenor) (13), Richard Tucker (tenor) (12), David Garvey (piano) (21), Boston Symphony Orchestra (16, 17), London Symphony Orchestra (13, 15), Metropolitan Orchestra (14), New Philharmonia Orchestra (4, 5, 9, 11, 18-20), RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra (8, 12), Rome Opera Orchestra (1-3, 6, 7, 10)/Fausto Cleva (15), Oliviero De Fabritiis (1-3, 6, 7, 10), Edward Downes (4, 5, 9, 11), Erich Leinsdorf (12, 16-20), James Levine (14), Francesco Molinari Pradelli (8), Nello Santi (13) Recorded 1959-1982 RCA Artistes Répertoires RED SEAL 74321 886 872 [2 CDs: 62:54+66:25] [CH]

A glorious display of vocal heft, with a few hints that there was rather more to Price than that. … see Full Review

Albert SAMMONS (1886-1957): Historical Recordings 1926-1935 - Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Sinfonia concertante in E flat K.364 (1) - Tivadar NACHEZ (1859-1930) Passacaglia on a theme of Sammartini (2) - Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) arr. Brunet Rosamunde: Entr’acte in G (3) - Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) arr. Rehfeld Humoresque op.101/7 (4) - Jules MASSENET (1842-1912) Thaïs: Méditation (5) - Albert SAMMONS (1886-1957) Bourrée (6) - TRADITIONAL arr. Sammons Londonderry Air (7) - Sir Edward ELGAR (1857-1934) Sonata in e minor op.82 (8) Albert Sammons (violin), Lionel Tertis (viola) (1), London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Hamilton Harty (1), unidentified pianist (2, 6, 7), Gerald Moore (piano) (3, 4, 5), William Murdoch (piano) (8) - Locations: EMI Abbey Road Studio no. 1, London (1), Columbia Studios, Petty France, London (2, 5, 6, 7), EMI Abbey Road Studio no. 3, London (3, 4, 8) Dates: 30.4.1933 (1),9.9.1926 (2, 6, 7), 28.6.1932 (3, 4), 2.3.1928 (5), 2.2.1935 (8) CD transfers by Mark Obert-Thorn NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110967 [76:41] [CH]

An important recording of the Elgar Sonata. The rest is of more specialist interest. … see Full Review

The World’s First Piano Concertos (1769-1780) Johann Christian BACH (1735-1782) Concertos in Eb and G Op.7 Nos. 5 and 6 Carl Friedrich ABEL (1723-1787) Concerto in Bb Op.11 No.2 Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Concerto in D K107 Philip HAYES (1708-1777) Concerto in A major James HOOK (1746-1827) Concerto in D, Op.1 No.5 David Owen Norris (square piano) Sonnerie: (Monica Huggett and Emilia Benjamin (violins); Joseph Crouch (cello)) Rec. 2002, The Music Room, Hatchlands, Hatchlands Park, Surrey, England. DDD AVIE AV 0014 [79:57] [LF]

Practical musicology at its best, at once enjoyable and enlightening. … see Full Review … see Full Review

The Romantic Swedish Flute Hugo ALFVÉN (1872-1960) Vallflickans Dans (1923) [4.08] - Wilhelm PETERSON-BERGER (1867-1942) Sommarsång - Till Rosorna - Gratulation - Lawn Tennis - Frösö kyrka - Rentrée [20.57] - Kurt ATTERBERG (1887-1974) Adagio Amoroso (1967) [6.52] - Gösta NYSTROEM (1890-1966) Partita for flute, harp and strings (1953) [17.53] - Gunnar de FRUMERIE (b.1908) Pastoralsvit (1933) [13.06] Göran Marcusson (flute) - Strings of the Gothenburg SO/Thord Svedlund - Gothenburg Concert Hall, June, Sept 1992 INTIM MUSIK IMCD 018 [63.34] [RB]

Sentimentality, grace, rustic charm and flightiness flicker and dance through the flowingly performed music on this disc. … see Full Review

San Francisco Opera Gems: Volume 1 Live recordings from the War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco in Seasons 1936, 1939 and 1940 CD 1 Jules MASSENET (1842-1912) Manon, Act 2 Georges BIZET (1838-1870) Carmen, Act 2 CD 2 Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Le Nozze Di Figaro, Act 2; Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) Un ballo in Maschera, Act 2 (part) CD 3 Richard WAGNER (1813 – 1883)
Die Walküre, Act 2 Chorus and Orchestra of the Opera House, San Francisco ‘Immortal Performances’ series - Bargain Price GUILD HISTORICAL GHCD 2238-40 [3CDs: 70.50+69.47+65.57] [RF]

A unique historical window opened on these San Francisco broadcasts … derived from private sources. Voices are forward and clear and orchestral detail satisfactory … see Full Review

Tango Goes Symphony Angel VILLOLDO/Enrique DISCEPOLO/Juan Carlos CATAN El hoclo Geraldo RODRIGUEZ/Pascual CONTURSI/Enrique MARONI La Cumparsita Peter BREINER/Ján ŠTRASSER Miss Mendacity Julián PLAZA Nostalgico Astor PIAZZOLLA Adios, Nonino Tito RIBERO/L. Diaz VÉLEZ La milonga y yo Pascual De GRILLO Lágrimas y sonrisas Cole PORTER So in Love Astor PIAZZOLLA Oblivion Jacob GADE Jealousy Tango Astor PIAZZOLLA Lo que vendra Alfredo GOBBI Oriando Goni Francisco CANARO Nobleza de Arrabal Julián PLAZA Melancolico Şefika Kutluer, Flute Juraj Bartoŝ, Trumpet; Cyril Źelenák, Drums; Juraj Griglák; Boris Lenko, Accordion Razumovsky Orchestra/Peter Breiner (piano and conductor) All tracks arranged by Peter Breiner Recorded Bratislava, October 2001 NAXOS LIGHT CLASSICS 8.557004 [67 09] [JL]

A slick, popular tango disc designed to show off the considerable talents of Turkish flautist Kutluer. Enjoyable … see Full Review

"The Ten Tenors - One Is Not Enough" Songs: Rocket, What Am I Waiting For, Bohemian Rhapsody, Darlinghurst Road, My Daughter, Because of You, Throw Your Arms Around Me, Where Do I Go? Never (Just A Memory), Dancing Queen, Down Under, Tie Me Kangaroo Down, True Blue, Pub With No Beer, Waltzing Matilda, That’s Amore, Mattinata, Santa Lucia, Volare (Nel Blu dipinto di Blu). Sung by: Chopper Turnbull, Matt Hickey, Stewart Morris, David Kidd, Craig Hendry, Craig Atkinson, Nathan Kneen, Dominic Smith, Drew Graham, Dion Molinas. Booklet with Song lyrics, photographs of performers, names instrumental artists. or PO Box 648, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006 Australia WARNER CLASSICS 5050466 4795-2-5 [54.31] [PS]

Very conservative for a current pop group, with a basically Broadway sound, shading into "early Beatles." … see Full Review

MAGGIE TEYTE (1888-1976): A Vocal Portrait CD 1 Henry PURCELL (1659-1695) King Arthur: Fairest Isle, The Libertine: Nymphs and Shepherds (01.08.1941) (1) Giovanni Battista MARTINI (1706-1784) Plaisir d’amour (16.01.1942) (1) André-Ernest-Modeste GRÉTRY (1741-1813) Le tableau parlant: Vous étiez ce que vous n’êtes plus (21.09.1946) (2) Giovanni Battista PERGOLESI (1710-1736) La serva padrona: Aria di Zerbina (in French) (21.09.1942) (2) Hector BERLIOZ (1803-1869) Nuits d’été: 2. Le spectre de la rose, 4. Absence (31.07.1940) (3) Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Oh! Quand je dors (26.10.1947) (1) Piotr Ilych TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Tears, op. 65/5 (in French) (26.10.1947) (1) Georges BIZET (1838-1975) Chanson d’Avril (07.06.1943) (1) Ernest CHAUSSON (1855-1899) Le Colibri (07.06.1943) (1) Jacques OFFENBACH (1819-1880) La Périchole: Tu n’es pas beau ... Je t’adore brigand (22.09.1932) (4) André MESSAGER (1853-1829) Véronique: Petite dinde, ah quel outrage – Ma foi! Pour venir dr Provence (22.09.1932) (4) Henri DUPARC (1848-1933) Phidylé, L’invitation au voyage (31.07.1940) (3) Joseph SZULC (1875-1956) Clair de lune (22.08.1941) (1) Henri de FONTENAILLES Obstination (20.07.1944) (1) Gabriel FAURÉ (1845-1924) Après un rêve (26.03.1941), Nell (10.02.1943), Clair de lune (06.01.1942) (1) Émile PALADILHE (1846-1926) Psyché (26.03.1941) Reynaldo HAHN (1874-1947) L’heure exquise, Offrande (17.04.1941) (1), Si mes vers avaient des ailes (20.09.1932) (5)
Fêtes galantes I, Fêtes galantes II, Trois Chansons de Bilitis (12.03.1936) (6), Le Promenoir des duex amants (13.03.1936) (6), Proses lyriques: 2. De grève (13.03.1936) (6), Ariettes oubliées: 5. Green (17.04.1941) (1), Beau soir, Romance (10.02.1944) (1) Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Histoires naturelles: 4. Le martin-pêcheur, Deux épigrammes: 2. Anne jouant de l’espinette (05.10.1947) (1), Shéhérazade (12-13.07.1948) (7) Sir Edward ELGAR (1857-1934) Pleading (23.12.1941) (1) Roger QUILTER (1877-1953) Now sleeps the crimson petal (23.12.1941) (1) Arthur Goring THOMAS (1850-1892) Night hymn at sea (25.11.1941) (1, 8) Kennedy RUSSELL (1883-1954) By Appointment: White roses (10.1934) (4) Sigmund ROMBERG (1887-1951) The Student Prince: Deep in my heart dear (22.09.1932) (4) Dame Maggie Teyte (soprano), Gerald Moore (piano) (1), Orchestra/Jean Paul Morel (2), London Symphony Orchestra/Leslie Heward (3), anonymous orchestra (4), George Reeves (piano) (5), Alfred Cortot (piano) (6), Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden/Hugo Rignold (7), John McCormack (tenor) (8)
Dates as above, locations not given CD transfers by Ward Marston NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110757-58 [2 CDs 77:48, 75:39] [CH]

Maggie Teyte still has a lot to teach us, and the Debussy deserves all of its legendary status. … see Full Review

‘Titian: Venice and the Music of Love’ Baldassare DONATO (c1530-1603) - Ahi miserelle [02:07] - Adrian WILLAERT (c1490-1562) - Sempre me ride sta [01:13] - Quando nacesti, Amore [02:57] - Qual dolcezza giamai [04:06] - O dolce mia vita [04:24] - Liete e pensose [03:56] - Francesco DA MILANO (1497-1543) - Fantasia 38 [01:54] - Fantasia 42 - Fantasia 33 [03:09] - Francesco SILVESTRINO (fl1540-1550) - O Dio se vede chiaro [02:30] - Diego ORTIZ (c1510-c1570) - O felici occhi miei (after Arcadelt) [01:56] - Sylvestro GANASSI (1492-c1560) - Ricercare no. 3 [01:36] - Ricardo ROGNIONO (ROGNONI) (c1555-c1620) - Ancor che col partire (after De Rore) [05:00] - Andrea GABRIELI (c1510-1586) - Ecco Vinegia bella [03:59] - Cantate Domino [04:12] - Cipriano DE RORE (1516-1565) - Helas comment voulez-vous [03:00] - Ancor che col partire [02:13] - Giovanni BASSANO (c1560-1617) - Ancor che col partire (after De Rore) [03:15] - Giulio (SEGNI) DA MODENA (1498-1561) - Ricercare in e minor [02:02] - Philippe VERDELOT (1475-1552) - Madonna qual certeza [02:48] - Italia mia [03:43] - Girolamo PARABOSCO (1520-1557) - Da pace Domino [01:26] Concordia: Rachel Elliott (soprano), William Towers (alto), James Gilchrist, Andrew Carwood (tenor), Peter Harvey, Thomas Guthrie, Adrian Peacock (bass), Mark Levy (viola da gamba and director), Reiko Ichise, Emilia Benjamin, Alison McGillivray, Joanna Levine (viola da gamba), David Miller (lute), Gary Cooper (harpsichord) - Recorded in July 2002 in St John’s Church, Loughton, Essex DDD METRONOME – MET CD 1052 [63:08] [JVV]

Music from the time of Venice’s greatest painter, performed with too much sophistication and too little passion … see Full Review

J.M.W.TURNER and the Music of his Time Johann Christian BACH (1735-1782) Sinfonia in B flat - Failoni Orchestra/Hanspeter Gram from Naxos 8.553367 - Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809) Symphony No.104 Movement II - Capella Istropolitana/Wordsworth from Naxos 8.550287 - String Quartet Op.74 no.3 (The Rider) - Kodaly Quartet from Naxos 8.550396 - John FIELD (1786-1826) Nocturnes 1 in E flat, 2 in C minor and 5 in B flat - Benjamin Frith, piano from Naxos 8.550761 - Carl Maria von WEBER (1786-1826) Clarinet Concerto No.1 Movement III - Ernst Ottensamer/Slovak State Philharmonic/Johannes Wildner from Naxos 8.550378 - Nicolo PAGANINI (1782-1840) Centone di Sonate for Violin and guitar No.1 - Moshe Hammer, violin and Norbert Kraft, guitar from Naxos 8.5531411 - Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) Overture ‘The Hebrides’ - Slovak PO/Oliver Dohnanyi from Naxos 8.554433 - Hector BERLIOZ (1803-1869) Harold in Italy Movement III - Rivka Golani, viola with San Diego SO/Yoav Talmi - Frederic CHOPIN (1801-1849) Trois Nouvelles Etudes Op. Posth Idit Biret, piano from Naxos 8.554527 NAXOS 8.558116 [74.02] [GH]

On viewing Turner’s work, if I hear music at all, I hear Debussy, not J.C. Bach. Thinking of a British composer, I hear Frank Bridge, not John Field. … see Full Review

Bruno WALTER – in Rehearsal Johannes BRAHMS (1833 – 1893) Symphony No. 2 in D Major Op. 73, (1877) Vancouver International Festival Orchestra/Bruno Walter recorded at the Vancouver International Festival 1958, and in Los Angeles, California (DVD). TDK10 5184-9 DV DOCBW [60 mins] [JP]

A disc that I will return to frequently … see Full Review

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Robin Maconie The Second Sense: Language, music & hearing Published 2002 Lanham, Maryland / London The Scarecrow Press 372 pages ISBN: 0810842424 £30 $39 [RH]

An introduction to the scientific and physical background to music. An ideal book to dip into … see Full Review

VARÈSE: Astronomer in Sound By Malcolm MacDonald Published by Kahn & Averill, April 2003 Paperback 448 pages ISBN: 187108279X £24.95 [JL]

Unquestionably of inestimable value as an addition to Varèse literature. The author should be thanked for a piece of work that must have been achieved with enormous labour but also with love. ... see Full Review




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