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Madrigalists at Prayer - Sacred Music by the Masters of Sixteenth-Century Italy Luca MARENZIO (1553/54 - 1599) Iniquos odio habui [03:21] Giaches DE WERT (1535 - 1596) Transeunte Domino [08:15] Luca MARENZIO Domine, quando veneris [09:43] Giaches DE WERT (1535 - 1596) Vox in Rama [05:13] Cipriano DE RORE (1515/16 - 1565) Fulgebunt iusti [02:16] Giaches DE WERT O sacrum convivium [02:16] Luca MARENZIO Cantantibus organis [02:18] Giaches DE WERT Noli timere [06:17] Adesto dolore meo [04:39] Luca MARENZIO Cantate Domino [03:53] Rutgers Collegium Musicum/Andrew Kirkman Recorded live on 2 February 2004 at Kirkpatrick Chapel, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., USA DDD DIRECT-TO-TAPE RECORDING CO DTR 2014 [48:13] .[JV]

A sympathetic and commendable attempt to show the 'sacred side' of composers mainly known for their secular music ... see Full Review

Introducing the World of American Jewish Music
Featuring music from current and future Milken Archive releases

A stimulating sampler of a richly jewelled series ... see Full Review
Great Songs of the Yiddish Stage - Volume 1: Abraham ELLSTEIN (1907-1963) and Other Songwriters of His Circle ELLSTEIN Der Nayer Sher (1940) Simon Spiro, tenor ELLSTEIN Oygn (1934) Elizabeth Shammash, mezzo-soprano ELLSTEIN Ikh Vil Es Hern Nokh Amol (1946) Amy Goldstein, soprano Simon Spiro, tenor ELLSTEIN Ikh Zing (1939) Robert Bloch, tenor ELLSTEIN Abi Gezunt (1939) Amy Goldstein, soprano ELLSTEIN Zog Es Mir Nokh Amol* (1931) Bruce Adler, tenor Abraham SCHWARTZ (1881-1963) Di Grine Kuzine (1921) Joanne Borts, mezzo-soprano David MEYEROWITZ (1867-1943) Vos Geven Iz Geven Un Nito (1926) Simon Spiro, tenor ELLSTEIN Oy Mame, Bin Ikh Farlibt (1936) Elizabeth Shammash, mezzo-soprano Ilia TRILLING (1895-1947) Zog, Zog, Zog Es Mir (1942) Nell Snaidas, soprano YABLOKOFF (1903-1981) Der Dishvasher (1936) Robert Abelson, baritone TRILLING Du Shaynst Vi Di Zun (1941) Nell Snaidas, soprano Robert Bloch, tenor ELLSTEIN Vos Iz Gevorn Fun Mayn Shtetele? Benzion Miller, tenor Mazl (Ellstein) Elizabeth Shammash, mezzo-soprano Reuben DOCTOR (c.1880-1940) Ikh Bin A "Boarder" Bay Mayn Vayb (1922) Bruce Adler, tenor ELLSTEIN Der Alter Tsigayner (1938) Simon Spiro, tenor Vienna Chamber Orchestra *Barcelona Symphony/National Orchestra of Catalonia/Elli Jaffe NAXOS AMERICAN CLASSICS 8.559405 [62:33] [RB]
Music theatre with an Yiddish ethnic accent but anyone who revels in operetta or music theatre must get this CD ... see Full Review
Klezmer Concertos and Encores Robert STARER (1924-2001) K'li Zemer David Krakauer, clarinet and bass-clarinet Barcelona Symphony/National Orchestra of Catalonia/Gerard Schwarz Paul SCHOENFIELD (b. 1947) Klezmer Rondos Scott Goff, flute Alberto Mizrahi, tenor Seattle Symphony Orchestra/Gerard Schwarz Jacob WEINBERG (1879-1956) The Maypole; Canzonetta David Krakauer, clarinet Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin/Gerard Schwarz Co-production with Deutschland Radio and the ROC GmbH-Berlin Abraham ELLSTEIN (1907-1963) Hassidic Dance David Krakauer, clarinet Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin/Gerard Schwarz (Co-production with Deutschland Radio and the ROC GmbH-Berlin) Osvaldo GOLIJOV (b. 1960) Rocketekya David Krakauer, clarinet Alicia Svigals, violin Martha Mooke, electric viola Pablo Aslan, contrabass NAXOS AMERICAN CLASSICS 8.559403 [67:05][RB]
David Krakauer plays to the manner born as well he might as one of the world’s leading advocates of Klezmer. ... see Full Review
Kurt WEILL (1900-1950): The Eternal Road (Highlights) Play by Franz Werfel, English translation by Ludwig Lewisohn - Sung in English From Act I: "The Patriarchs": Scene 6: Abraham and Isaac; Scene 7: Jacob and the Angel; Scene 8: Jacob and Rachel; Scene 16: The death of Jacob From Act II: "Moses": Scene 17: In Egypt/Miriam and Moses; Scene 20: Moses receives the Commandments/Dance around the golden calf; Scene 21: The Beam, Moses; Scene 22: Moses addresses the people; Scene 23: Moses gives the Commandments/The death of Moses From Act III: "The King": Scene 24: Naomi and Ruth; Ruth and Boaz From Act IV: "The Prophets": Scene 32: Isaiah and Jeremiah; Scene 33: The streets of Jerusalem; Scene 34: Jeremiah; Scenes 35 and 36: Chananiah the false prophet/the mob attacks Jeremiah; Scene 40: Transformation/Finale Constance Hauman, soprano Barbara Rearick, mezzo-soprano Hanna Wollschläger, mezzo-soprano Ian DeNolfo, tenor Karl Dent, tenor Vale Rideout, tenor Ted Christopher, baritone James Maddalena, baritone Rundfunk-Kinderchor Berlin/Manfred Roost
Ernst Senff Chor/Sigurd Brauns Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin/Gerard Schwarz NAXOS AMERICAN CLASSICS 8.559402 [73:00] [RB]
Altogether a fascinating experience. ... see Full Review
Leonard BERNSTEIN (1918-1990): A Jewish Legacy Israelite Chorus; Invocation and Trance (from Dybbuk); Psalm 148; Reenah; Three Wedding Dances; The First Waltz (Canon); Cha-cha-cha; Hora; Yevarechecha; Halil; Simchu Na; Oif Mayn Khas'ne; Vayomer Elohim; Yigdal; Four Sabras; Ilana, the Dreamer; Idele, the Chassidele; Yosi, the Jokester; Dina, the Tomboy Who Weeps Alone; Silhouette (Galilee); Hashkiveinu BBC Singers; Rochester Singers/Samuel Adler; Jean Barr, piano; Hans Peter Blochwitz, tenor; Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, organ; Bonita Boyd, flute; Jack Gottlieb, piano; Patrick Gnage, baritone; Avner Itai, conductor; Aaron Miller, organ; Angelina Réaux, mezzo-soprano; Jason Smith, bass baritone; Barry Snyder, piano; Michael Sokol, baritone; Cantor Howard Stahl. NAXOS AMERICAN CLASSICS 8.559407 [55:47][RB]
Much that is here is musically stimulating, succinct and inspirational. ... see Full Review
Jewish Voices in the New World: Chants and Prayers from the American Colonial Era
Barukh Habba (Psalm 118:26-29); Shira Hadasha (Morning liturgy); Chants and Elegies for Tisha B'av ; From the Evening Kinot; Eikha-Book of Lamentations excerpt: 2:1-5; Aleikhem Eda K'dosha; Al Heikhali Ev'ke; From the Morning Kinot; Eikha Tzon Haharega; G'rushim; Ev'ke V'al Shod Z'vulai; Heikhal Adonai; Bore Ad Ana; Shirat Hayyam-Exodus 14:26-31; 15:1-10; Ahot K'tanna (Rosh Hashana morning); Aseret Haddibb'rot-Exodus 20:2-17; Haftarat Vayikra-excerpt; Preliminary Benediction; Isaiah 43:21-26; Et Sha'arei Ratzon (Rosh Hashana morning); Haftarat T'tzave-excerpt: Ezekiel 43:10-15; Shabbat-From the Kabbalat Shabbat; (Welcoming the Sabbath) and Sabbath evening liturgy; Mizmor l'David (psalm 29); Mizmor shir l'yom hashabbat-tov l'hodot (psalm 92); Hashkivenu; Kaddish shalem; Torah Reading: Parashat Emor (excerpts); Leviticus 22:26-33; Leviticus 23:33-44; Ein Keloheinu (High Holy Day melody); Hazzan Ira Rohde Schola Hebraeica/Neil Levin Donald Barnum, chorusmaster
Jonathan Fluker, choral preparation NAXOS AMERICAN CLASSICS 8.559411 [62:50] [RB]
Subtle colouring and dynamic contouring ... see Full Review
A Hanukka Celebration Raymond GOLDSTEIN (b. 1953) based on melodies by Joshua LIND (1890-1973); Solomon ANCIS (1873-1945); and Zeidl ROVNER (1856-1943) B'rakhot L'hanukka Cantor Simon Spiro Coro Hebraeico/Neil Levin Hugo ADLER (1894-1955) Hannerot Hallalu Carolina Chamber Chorale/Tim Koch Zhou Jin, piano Aaron MILLER (1911-2000) Ma'oz Tzur Arrangement: Neil Levin Cantor Benzion Miller Abba Bogin, piano Samuel ADLER (b. 1928) To Celebrate a Miracle University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony/Rodney Winther Leo LOW (1878-1960) arr. Larry Moore Likhtelekh Coro Hebraeico/Neil Levin Zavel ZILBERTS (1881-1949) Di Khanike Likht Cantor Benzion Miller Abba Bogin, piano Herbert FROMM (1905-1995) Hanukka Madrigal (Mi y'mallel?) Rochester Singers/Samuel Adler Samuel ADLER (b. 1928) The Flames of Freedom New London Children's Choir/Ronald Corp Solomon ANCIS (1873-1945) Mizmor Shir Hanukkat Habbayit Cantor Benzion Miller Schola Hebraeica/Neil Levin Judith SHATIN (b. 1949) Nun, Gimel, Hei, Shin New London Children's Choir/Ronald Corp Alexander OLSHANETSKY (1892-1944) Adonai Z/kharanu Arrangement: Neil Levin Cantor Moshe Haschel New London Children's Choir; Schola Hebraeica/Neil Levin Michael ISAACSON (b. 1946) Aspects of a Great Miracle Southern Chorale, University of Southern Mississippi/Tim Koch NAXOS AMERICAN CLASSICS 8.559410 [73:01] [RB]
Traditional Hanukka songs both favourites, familiar over the years, as well as new works adding fresh life to an ages-old tradition. ... see Full Review

Darius MILHAUD (1892-1974) Service Sacré, pour le samedi matin-Sabbath Morning Service (1947) avec prières additionelles pour le vendredi soir (with additional prayers for Friday evening) (1949-1950) Yaron Windmueller, baritone Rabbi Rodney Mariner, reader Prague Philharmonic Chorus Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Gerard Schwarz NAXOS AMERICAN CLASSICS 8.559409 [64:15] [RB]
Should do very well. I happily recommend this disc of a major devotional work.
... see Full Review

MILSTEIN Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Violin Concerto in D op.61 Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Partita no.3 for solo violin: 1. Preludio Nicolò PAGANINI (1782-1840) 24 Caprices for solo violin op.1: 11 in C major, 5 in A minor Manuel de FALLA (1876-1946) Suite populaire espagnole (arr. Pawel Kochánski): Jota, Asturiana Ottokar NOVÁČEK (1866-1900) Perpetuum mobile Nathan Milstein (violin) London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult (Beethoven), Ernest Lush (piano) (Falla, Nováček) Recorded 29th September 1968 in the Royal Festival Hall (Beethoven), 9th June 1963 (Bach) and 22nd September 1957 (others) in the BBC Studios. An interview with John Amis recorded on 7th November 1991 is also included. BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4151-2 [72:26] [CH]

One of the most revealing versions of the Beethoven in the catalogue. ... see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Sara Mingardo (contralto) Arie, Madrigali e Cantate Tarquinio MERULA (c.1595-1665) Hor ch’è tempo di morire [8:51] Giovanni SALVATORE (1600-c.1688) Allor che Tirsi udia [8:33] Giacomo CARISSIMI (1605-1674) Deh, memoria, e che più chiedi [7:22] Claudio MONTEVERDI (1567-1643) Vorrei baciarti* (from 7th Book of Madrigals) [5:28] Francesco CAVALLI (1602-1676) Erme e solinghe cime (from La Calisto) [6:44] Claudio MONTEVERDI (1567-1643) Se i languidi miei sguardi (from 7th Book of Madrigals) [7:14] Giovanni LEGRENZI (1626-1690) Costei ch’in mezzo al volto scritt’ha il mio cor [4:52] Gorge Frideric HANDEL (1685-1759) Lungi da me pensier [11:45] Antonio VIVALDI (1678-1741) Pianti, sospiri e dimandar mercede RV 676 [10:20] Sara Mingardo (contralto), Monica Bacelli (mezzo-soprano)* Concerto Italiano/Rinaldo Alessandrini Recorded January 2004, Sala Accademica del PIMS, Rome NAIVE/OPUS111 OP 30395 [71:40] [CH]

Fascinating and thrilling; anyone at all interested in baroque music should give this a hearing. ... see Full Review

Music for Ondes Martenot Olivier MESSIAEN (1908-1992) Feuillet inédit No 4* Thomas BLOCH (b.1962) Formule (1995) Lude 9.6 (1998) for 9 ondes Martenot † Sweet Suite (2003) for 9 ondes Martenot † Bernard WISSON (b.1948) Kyriades (2001) Double Concerto for ondes Martenot, Piano, String Orchestra and Percussion * †† Michel REDOLFI (b.1951) Mare Teno (2000) ** Lindsay COOPER (b.1951)/Abdulah SIDRAN (b.1944) Nightmare (1994) (with various instruments and artists – see below) Bohuslav MARTINŮ (1890-1959) Fantaisie (1944)* §§ Olivier TOUCHARD (b.1952)/ Thomas BLOCH b.1962) Euplotes 2 (1987-9) *** ††† Etienne ROLIN (b.1952) Space Forest Bound (1997)§ Thomas Bloch (ondes Martenot/cristal Baschet †††) with Bernard Wisson (Piano)* Michel Redolfi **, Olivier Touchard *** (Electroacoustic) Susan Belling (Vocals) ** Etienne Rolin alto flute/soprano saxophone § Pomeranian Quartet §§ Thomas Bloch Waves Orchestra † Paderewski Philharmonic Orchestra/Fernand Quattrocchi †† Rec. various locations 1987-2003 DDD NAXOS 8.555779 [73:47] [PCW] Full marks for interest value… an essential purchase for those interested in unusual instruments … see Full Review

Music for Oboe and Strings Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Oboe Quartet in F K.370 (1781) Oboe Quintet in C minor K.406 (1787-8) Bernhard CRUSELL (1775-1838) Divertimento in C Op.9 (1822) Johann Christian BACH (1735-1782) Oboe Quartet in B flat B.60 (1776) Max Artved (oboe); Elise Båtnes (violin); Tue Lautrup (violin/viola); Dimitri Golovanov (viola); Lars Holm Johansen (cello) Rec. Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen in January 2002 DDD NAXOS 8.557361 [56:52] [PCW]

A mixed bag ... the playing is stylish and well-judged ... the oboe is balanced too closely ... see Full Review

My England: A Collection of Timeless English Concertos RESONANCE CD RSB 505 [5CDs: 70.39 + 66.37 + 72.21 + 70.42 + 73.36] [EM]

A wealth of lesser-known but outstanding works by British composers ... the promotion of these works must be applauded in whatever form they are presented ... see Full Review

Compilation: Nationalistic Trends During The Romantic Era Mikhail GLINKA (1804-1857) Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla (1837-42) Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 5 and 6 (1873) Fryderyk CHOPIN (1810-1849) Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor (1829-30) Bedřich SMETANA (1824-1884) The Moldau from ‘Ma Vlast’ (1972-9) Jean SIBELIUS (1865-1957) Finlandia (1899 rev. 1900) Tamara Kerzerov (piano) Russian Federal Orchestra/Vakhtang Jordania no recording dates or locations given ANGELOK 1 CD-7751 [68:07] [JW]

It could be a broadcast for all I know but I can’t advance a recommendation – except for those who might want to listen to Kerzerov. ... see Full Review

A Night At The Opera: The Next Generation VERDI: Rigoletto: Un di, se ben rammentomi ... Bella figlia dell’amore (IT, KJ, MP, MK); MOZART: La Clemenza Di Tito: Parto, parto (KJ); GOUNOD: Faust: Quel trouble inconnu ... Salut! Demeure chaste et pure (MP); Alerte, alerte! (IT, MP, VR); PUCCINI: La Bohème: Vecchia zimarra (VR); MOZART: Don Giovanni: Là ci darem la mano (KJ, MK); VERDI: Don Carlo: Son io, mio Carlo (MK); O Carlo, ascolta (MK); OFFENBACH: Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Barcarolle (IT, KJ); HANDEL: Orlando: Sorge infausta una procella (VR); PURCELL: The Tempest: Arise, arise, ye subterranean winds (VR); VERDI: Il Trovatore: Vanne ... D’amor sull’ ali rosee (IT); BIZET: Les Pêcheurs de Perles: Au fond du temple saint (MP, MK); STRAUSS: Ariadne Auf Naxos: Seien wir wieder gut! (KJ); PUCCINI: Gianni Schicchi: avete torto! (MP); BELLINI: I Puritani: Suoni la tromba (MK, VR)
Indra Thomas, soprano (IT), Kristine Jepson, mezzo-soprano (KJ), Matthew Polenzani, tonor (MP), Mariusz Kwiecien, baritone (MK), Valerian Ruminski, bass (VR) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Charles Rosenkrans Recorded August 2001 at Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London NAXOS 8.557309 [70:59] [GF]

Worthy to be in any opera lover’s collection ... and we have found a tenor that might be the answer to many opera lovers’ secret dreams. ... see Full Review

Organ Landscape - Pomerania Martin Rost, historical organs Recorded Various Locations, 1999-2003 MDG 319 1214-2 [68:19 + 47:37 + 59:12] [DS]

A specialty item that no organ enthusiast can afford to be without. The instruments are a joy to listen to, and Martin Rost is a superb guide through Pomerania's organ history ... see Full Review

Pisendel and Dresden Virtuosic Violin Sonatas from the Court of Saxony Johann Georg PISENDEL (1687-1755) Sonata for violin and basso continuo in D [11:35] Sonata for violin and bc in e minor [08:43] Sonata for violin and bc in E flat [10:33] Sonata for violin solo in a minor [10:38] Johann David HEINICHEN (1683-1729) Sonata for violin and bc in c minor [07:00] Wilhelm Friedemann BACH (1710-1784) Sonata for harpsichord in F (F 6) Johann Adolf HASSE (1699-1783) Sonata for violin and bc No. 6 in B flat [10:28] ANON Sonata for violin and bc in E flat [12:23] Martina Graulich, violin; Ute Petersilge, cello; Thomas C. Boysen, lute, theorbo, guitar; Stefano Demicheli, harpsichord (period instruments) Recorded in November 2003 at the Liederkranzhalle in Stuttgart, Germany. DDD CARUS 83.162 [78:31] [JVV]

An interesting programme which puts violin virtuoso and composer Pisendel in a historical context … see Full Review

Poppy Classics. Inspiring Music By England’s Finest Composers
Poppy Melodies. A Collection of Favourite Wartime Songs

Sanctuary is donating 50 pence The Royal British Legion for every copy of these discs sold. That’s a worthy object – and the discs will give pleasure. ... see Full Review

Riga Saxophone Quartet - Song and Dance Traditional arr. Robert C. JONES Amazing Grace Carleton MACY (b. 1944) Song and Dance Rusty DEDRICH (b. 1916) The Modern Art Suite Gabriel JACKSON (b. 1962) Rhythm and Blues Pedro ITTURALDE (b. 1929) Suite Hellenique John ‘Dizzy’ GILLESPIE (1917-1993) arr. Rainer MULLER-IRON A Night in Tunisiaellenique (1929)He Riga Saxophone Quartet: Gints Pabērzs; Artis Simanis; Ainars Šablovskis; Renārs Lācis Kārlis Lācis (piano) Rec. Latvian Radio Studio, May 2002, May 2003. DDD RIGA SAXOPHONE QUARTET no number [60:24] [RB]

A pleasant change. Not to be missed for anyone who loves lighter music for the saxophone - especially those well disposed to jazz. ... see Full Review

Teddy Tahu Rhodes (bass-baritone) - The Voice Georges BIZET (1838-1875) Carmen, Votre toast (Toreador's Song) Les Pecheurs de Perles, Au fond du temple saint (with David Hobson, tenor) Vincenzo BELLINI (1801-1835) I Puritani, Ah! Per sempre io ti perdei Charles GOUNOD (1818-1893) Faust, Avant de quitter ces lieux Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Pikovaya Dama, (The Queen of Spades) Ya vas lyublyu (Yeletsky's Aria) Giacomo PUCCINI (1858-1924) Edgar, Questo amor Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) Tannhauser, O du, mein holder Abendstern (Song of the Evening Star) Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) St Matthew Passion Mache dich, mein Herze, rein (Purify yourself, my heart); Gebt mir meinen Jesum wieder (Give me back my Jesus) George Frideric HANDEL (1685-1759) Messiah, Why do the nations? Percy GRAINGER (1882-1961) Shallow Brown from Sea Chanty Settings No. 3 Traditional. OWaly,Waly, (with Jane Sheldon, soprano) Fannie Rose HOWIE (1868-1916) Hine e Hine Paraire TOMOANA (c.1875-1946) Pokarekare Ana (with Alison Morgan, soprano) Chorus Rhodes Cantillation
Orchestra of the Antipodes, Sinfonia Australis/Anthony Walker and Thomas Woods.
Recorded in the Eugene Goossens Hall of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Ultimo Centre, March, April, September, October 2003 ABC CLASSICS 476 227-2 [69.10] [RJF]

For those not hyper-critical of singing quality, the diverse repertoire on this disc and the fine quality of the recording will provide an enjoyable hour or so of listening. ... see Full Review

The recordings of Daniil Shafran on AULOS Daniil Shafran (cello)
Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Adagio and Allegro in A flat major Op.70 Träumerei – from Kinderszenen Op.15 No.7 Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Adagio from Toccata, Adagio and Fugue BWV564 Luigi BOCCHERINI (1743-1805) Minuetto - from String Quintet in E major Op.11. No.5 Alfred SCHNITTKE (1934-1988) Allegro from Suite in Ancient Style Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Vocalise Op.34 No.14 Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891-1953) March – from The Love of Three Oranges Rodion SCHEDRIN (b.1932) Quadrille – from the opera Not Love Alone Imitation of Albeniz Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Mélodie – from Souvenir d’un lieu cher Op.42 No.3 Valse sentimentale in F minor Op.51 No.6 Jacques IBERT (1890-1962) Histoires Le petit ane blanc Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Clair de lune – from Bergamasque Suite Minstrels from preludes, Book I Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Habanera – from Rapsodie Espagnole Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Le Cygne – from Le carnival des animaux Anton Ginsburg (piano) No recording details
AULOS MUSIC AMC2 013 [62.40]
Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Arpeggione Sonata with Felix Gottlieb (piano) recorded 1978 César FRANCK (1822-1890) Cello Sonata (arranged from Violin Sonata in A major) with Anton Ginsburg (piano) recorded 1970 Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Cello Sonata with Anton Ginsburg (piano) recorded 1970
AULOS MUSIC AMC2 017 [62.35]
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) The Five Cello Sonatas Cello Sonata No.1 in F major Op.5 No.1 Cello Sonata No.2 in G minor Op.5 No.2 Cello Sonata No.3 in A major Op.69 Cello Sonata No.4 in C major Op.102 No.1 Cello Sonata No.5 in D major Op.102 No.2 Anton Ginsburg (piano) Recorded 1971
AULOS MUSIC AMC2 016 [46.01 + 62.35]
Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Cello Sonata No.1 in E minor Op.38 Cello Sonata No.2 in F Op.99 Felix Gottlieb (piano) Recorded June 1980
AULOS MUSIC AMC2 039 [53.11]
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Suites for Solo Cello Suite No.1 in G major BWV1007 Suite No.2 in D minor BWV1008 Suite No.3 in C major BWV1009 Suite No.4 in E flat major BWV1010 Suite No.5 in C minor BWV 1011 Suite No.6 in D major BWV1012 Recorded 1969-74
AULOS MUSIC AMC2 012 [74.40 + 71.22]
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Sonatas for Cello and Clavier Sonata No.1 BWV1027 Sonata No.2 BWV1028 Sonata No.3 BWV1029 Andrei Velkonsky (cembalo) Recorded 1966
AULOS MUSIC AMC2 010 [46.31] Daniil Shafran (cello) with accompanists and recording details as above [JW]

Aulos’s access to Melodiya’s master tapes has been matched with excellent restorative work. You owe it to yourself to listen to Shafran. It’s an absolute feast ... see Full Review

Stravaganze Napoletane Francesco MANCINI (1672-1737) Sonata XIII in G minor Sonata II in E minor Arcangelo CORELLI (1653-1713) Fuga con un soggetto solo in D minor for 2 violins, viola and violoncello Domenico SARRI (1679-1744) Sonata XI in A minor
Alessandro SCARLATTI (1660-1725)
Sonata IX in A minor Francesco BARBELLA (1692-1733) Sonata III in C major Domenico GALLO (c.1730-?) Trio Sonata No.1 in G major for 2 violins and Bass continuo John RAVENSCROFT (?-c.1705) Sonata Ottava for 2 violins and Bass continuo Dan Laurin, recorder London Baroque - Ingrid Seifert (violin), Richard Gwilt (violin), Irmgard Schaller (viola), Charles Medlam (cello), Terence Charlston (harpsichord) Recorded at St Martin’s, East Woodhay, Hampshire, July 2003 BIS CD 1395 [58.53] [JW]

The hero of the disc is recorder player Dan Laurin ... see Full Review

Sunda Song Nano SURATNO (b. 1944) Anjeun (arr. Evergreen Club) [9:16] ANONYMOUS (1980s) Jeruk Bali/Kunang Kunang (arr. Evergreen Club) [7:24] Nano SURATNO (b. 1944) Penkolan (arr. Bill Parsons) [8:29] TRADITIONAL Sundanese Arang Arang (arr. Andrew Timar) [3:32] TRADITIONAL Sundanese Sorban Palid (arr. Evergreen Club) [8:09] Nano SURATNO (b. 1944) Kalangkang (arr. Mark Duggan) [7:10] Mang Koko KOSWARA (1917 – 1985) Tina Jandela * (arr. Bill Parsons) [2:41] Burhan SUKARMA (not known) Samagaha (arr. Evergreen Club) [10:12] Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan Paul Houle, Bonang; Rick Sacks, Goong/Kempul; Blair Mackay, Jengglong and Gambang; Bill Parsons, Kacapi; Mark Duggan, Kendang; Graham Hargrove, Panerus; Ryan Scott, Peking; Andrew Timar, Suling Recorded at Phase One Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada November 2003 except * which was recorded at Metinota Music Inc. NAXOS WORLD 76061-2 [BB]

This CD from the Naxos World series would be a very good introduction to Gamelan, and an enjoyable addition to more established collections. ... see Full Review

Richard TAUBER (tenor) Johann STRAUSS (1825 – 1899) Sei mire gegrüsst, du holdes Venezia (Eine Nacht in Venedig) (4) Treu sein, das liegt mir nicht (Eine Nacht in Venedig) (4) Entreelied des Barinkay (Der Zigeunerbaron) (5) Emmerich (Imre) KÁLMÁN (1882 – 1953) Mein lieber Schatz (Gräfin Maria) (1, 5) Gruss mir mein Wien (Gräfin Maria) (5) Franz LEHÁR (1870 – 1948) Hab’ ein blaues Himmelbett (Frasquita) (4) Was ich denke, was ich fühle (Pagannini) (1, 6) Einmal möcht ich was Närrisches tun (Pagannini) (6) Gern hab’ ich die Frauen geküsst (Pagannini) (6) Niemand liebt dich so wie ich (Pagannini) (1,6) Ballsirenwalzer (Die lustige Witwe) (4) Viljalied (Die lustige Witwe) (7) Es liegt in blauen Fernen (Zigeunerliebe) (2, 8) Wer nennt nicht die Liebe (Zigeunerliebe) (7) Wenn zwei sich lieben (Der Rastelbinder) (1, 6) Richard HEUBERGER (1850 – 1914) Im chambre separee (Die Opernball) (8) Rudolf FRIML (1879 – 1972) O Rose Marie, ich liebe dich (Rose Marie) (7) Über die Prärie(Rose Marie) (7) Johann STRAUSS (1825 – 1899) Dieser Anstand so manlierlich (Die Fledermaus) (2, 8) Finale Act 2 (Die Fledermaus) (3, 8) Richard Tauber (tenor) Carlotta Vancotti (soprano) (1) Vera Schwarz (soprano) (2) Lotte Lehmann (soprano) (3) Grete Merrem-Nikisch (soprano) (3) Karin Branzell (mezzo-soprano) (3) Waldemar Stägeman (bass) (3) Erich Korngold (conductor) (4) Anton Paulik (5) Hermann Weigert (6) Ernst Hauke (7) Frieder Weissman (8) unknown conductor (9) Recorded 1921 – 1932 NAXOS 8.110779 [79.21] [RH]

Tauber gives the music so much care and attention that the songs shine; even an unbeliever can appreciate them ... see Full Review

Le Tombeau d’une Tipula Henk BADINGS (1907-1987) Sonata (1957) David GORDON (b.1965) Le Tombeau d’une Tipula (2001) Roxanna PANUFNIK (b.1968)
Remember (2000) Nigel BUTTERLEY (b.1935) The White-throated Warbler (1965) Heinrich POOS (b.1928) Variations on an Old English Song (1970) Herbert MURRILL (1909-1952) Sonata (1950) Carl RÜTTI (b.1949) Sonatina (1991) Edmund RUBBRA (1901-1986) Passacaglia sopra Plusieurs regrets (1962) Martin SHAW (1875-1958) Air and Variations (1941) Alan LANGFORD (b.1928) Song (1989) Evelyn Nallen (recorder) David Gordon (harpsichord) Recorded at Chapel Lane Studio, September 2000 and January 2001 SAMCD002 [67.03] [JW]

I’ve not heard of this label before but the sound is naturally balanced, the notes concise, and the repertoire has a quirky independence to it. Worth looking into. ... see Full Review

Toscanini. The Maestro Narration in English with optional French and German subtitles DVD Video Disc Format 4:3 PAL [97’46"] Bonus Audio CD Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op. 67 – I: Allegro con brio [7’14"] Symphony No 1 in C major, Op. 21 – III: Menuetto [3’25"] Giuseppi VERDI Nabucco: Va pensiero* [4’58"] Johannes BRAHMS Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op. 68 – III:Un poco allegretto e grazioso [4’30"] Giuseppi VERDI La forza del destino – Overture [7’06"] Johannes BRAHMS Symphony No 2 in D major, Op. 73 – II: Adagio non troppo [8’30"] Giacomo ROSSINI Il barbiere di Siviglia – Overture [7’04"] Richard WAGNER Die Walküre – Ride of the Valkyries [5’00"] *Westminster Choir NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini
Recording dates & venues not specified BMG RCA RED SEAL 82876 58242 9 [48’09"] [JQ]

Very valuable ... presents a good visual and audio portrait of this great conductor. ... see Full Review

I violini di Cremona. Omaggio a Kreisler Fritz KREISLER (1875-1962) Tempo di Minuetto in the style of Pugnani, Chanson Louis XIII and Pavane in the style of Couperin, Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Sicilienne et Rigaudon in the style of Francoeur, Andantino in the style of Martini, The Old Refrain, Caprice Viennois, Poupée Valsante, Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Romance in A arranged KREISLER, Stephen FOSTER Old Folks At Home arranged KREISLER, Enrique GRANADOS (1867-1916) Spanish Dance arranged KREISLER, Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Slavonic Dance Op.46 No.1 in G minor arranged KREISLER, "Indian lament" [Violin Sonatina] arranged KREISLER, Isaac ALBÉNIZ (1860-1909) Tango Op.165 No.2 arranged KREISLER, Cécile CHAMINADE (1857-1944) Sérénade Spagnole arranged KREISLER, Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Andante Cantabile Op.11 arranged KREISLER, Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) Song Without Words Op.62 No.1 arranged KREISLER, ANONYMOUS Londonderry Air arranged KREISLER, Salvatore Accardo (violin) Laura Manzini (piano) Recorded Palazzo Cavalcabò, Cremona, 1993 FONÈ 030 SACD [68.01] SACD HYBRID [JW]

Accardo’s splendid technique is allied to a warm, sweet tone and his musical instincts are sure. ... see Full Review

 Wiener Sängerknaben -Vienna Boys Choir Jacobus Gallus (1550-1591) Missa ad Imitationem Pater Noster, 8 vocum (c.1580) [25.46]; Puer Concinite (1577) [1.23]; Repleti Sunt (1577) [2.03] Tomas Ludovico da Victoria (1548-1611) Una hora, [2.51]; O Regem Coeli [2.37] Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525?-1594) Hodie Christus Natus Est [2.10] Giovanni Nascus (1510-1561) Incipit Lamentatio [4.48] Jacobus de Kerle (1531?-1591) Sanctus, Hosanna and Benedictus from Missa Regina Coeli [5.03] Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) A Ceremony of Carols Op.28 (1942) [20.50] The Vienna Chorus (on the Gallus Missa)
Vienna Boys Choir/Hans Gillesberger and Anton Neyder (Ceremony) Recorded Vienna 1972; no date or location given) GEMA ARTS MUSIC ARTS ARCHIVES 43060-2 [69.14][JF]

Worth buying for the liturgical works by Gallus, Kerle and Victoria. These are not easily available anywhere else.  ... see Full Review

Detailed listing (last two days)]
[Part 1 New]  [Part 2 A-B] [Part 3 C-L]
[Part 4 M-R]  [Part 5 S-Z]
[Part 6 Misc A-L]  [Part 7 Misc M-Z]

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