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Denis Matsuev (piano) Piotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) The Seasons op.37b (1876) [41:15] Igor STRAVINSKY (1882-1971) Three Movements from Petrushka (Abridged) (1911-1921) [15:06] Denis Matsuev (piano) rec. date and location not given BMG-RCA RED SEAL 82876788612 [56:29][CH]

Should not be bought on principle. ... see Full Review

The Musical Treasures of Leufste Bruk Antonio VIVALDI (1678-1741) Violin Concerto in B flat Major, La Caccia RV 362 [7.27] Christoph SCHAFFRATH (1709-1763) Duetto IV for cello and harpsichord [12.56] Benedetto MARCELLO (1686-1739) Sonata VI for cello and harpsichord [8.36] Johann Christoph PEPUSCH (1667-1752) Concerto 1 for two Flutes, two oboes and continuo [9.05] William CORBETT (1675-1748) Sonata No. 4 for two Violins, and continuo [6.22] Conrad Friedrich HURLEBUSCH (c.1695-1765) Ouverture for solo harpsichord [11.55] Giuseppe TARTINI (1692-1770) Concerto in G minor for solo violin, strings and continuo [15.51] From a Collection of Boere Danssen for various instruments and harpsichord Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble rec. Leufste Church, Leufste Bruk, Sweden, September 2005 BIS-CD-1526 [79.29][GH]

A well selected, unique collection of pieces demonstrating an eclectic and aristocratic taste of the early 18th Century. Superbly performed. ... see Full Review

Music at Restoration House Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808 [20:12]; Fantasia in C minor, BWV 906 [5:26]; Well Tempered Clavier Selections: Prelude and Fugue in C minor, Book 1, BWV 846 [3:52]; Prelude and Fugue in D major, Book 1, BWV 850 [3:53]; Prelude and Fugue in D minor, Book 1, BWV 851 [3:52]; Prelude and Fugue in D minor, Book 2, BWV 875 [3:55] George Frideric HANDEL (1685-1759) Chaconne in G major, HWV 435 [10:59]
Domenico SCARLATTI (1685-1757) Sonata in E major, K. 380 [5:25] Jill Crossland (fortepiano) rec. live, Restoration House, Rochester, England, 26 February 2005 DIVINE ART 25036 [57:40] [DS]

Essential but is Crossland pushing the music too hard. Not to be played at one sitting. ... see Full Review

The Art of Heinrich Neuhaus Fryderyk CHOPIN (1810-1849) Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor Op.11 (1829-30) [37.30] Alexander SCRIABIN (1872-1915) Piano Concerto in F sharp minor Op.20 (1897) [24.58] Heinrich Neuhaus (piano) USSR State Radio Symphony Orchestra/Alexander Gauk (Chopin); Nikolai Golovanov (Scriabin) rec. Moscow, 1946 (Scriabin) and 1951 (Chopin) CLASSICAL RECORDS CR 057 [62.28] [JW]

Let’s admit the limitations and then admire the playing: delicate filigree, dynamics we have to take on trust, beautiful elegance, a vocalised intimacy of projection ... see Full Review

Portraits Philip GLASS (b. 1937) A Musical Portrait of Chuck Close (2005) [12:07] Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) La vallée des cloches [7:02] Alborada del gracioso [7:31] Olivier MESSIAEN (1908-1992) L'échange [4:41] Regard de la Vierge [9:09] L'Alouette Lulu [9:54] Erik SATIE (1866-1925) Sarabande No. 2 [5:24] Gnossienne No. 4 [2:34] Gymnopédie No. 1 [3:45] Bruce Levingston (piano) rec. July-August 2005, Caspary Hall, Rockefeller University, New York. ORANGE MOUNTAIN RECORDS OMM0025 [62:15][KM]

A recital of 20th century French piano music, with a Philip Glass piece as the icing on the cake... See Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Thomas Quasthoff: The Voice Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) An die Musik D457 [4:03]; Erlkönig D328 [2:32]; Ständchen, [3:36]; Greisengesang D957 [4:49] (previously unissued) Thomas Quasthoff, (baritone) Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Claudio Abbado Albert LORTZING (1801-1851) From Der Wildschütz: Funftausend Taler [5:20] Thomas Quasthoff (baritone) Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Christian Thielemann Carl Maria von WEBER (1786-1826) From Euryanthe: Wo berg ich mich? [9:17] Thomas Quasthoff (baritone) Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Christian Thielemann Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) From Tannhäuser: Wie Todesahnung Dämmerung deckt die Lande - O du, mein holde Abendstern [5:39] Thomas Quasthoff (baritone) Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Christian Thielemann Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) From Der Schweigesame Frau: Wie schön ist die Musik [4:01] Thomas Quasthoff (baritone) Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Christian Thielemann Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911) From Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt, [4:03]; Lob des hohen Verstandes [2:32]; Thomas Quasthoff (baritone) Justus Zeyen (piano) Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Ich habe genug BVW 82 Thomas Quasthoff (baritone) Albrecht Mayer, (oboe) Berliner Barock Soloisten/Rainer Kussmaul (violin and direction) Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Auf der Bruck, D843 [3:21]; Heidenröslein, D257 [1:56]; Die Forelle D550 [2:11]; Tränenregen, D795 [2:11]; Mein! D795 [4:17]; Der Fischermädchen D957 [2:02]; Die Taubenpost, D957 [3:40] Thomas Quasthoff (baritone) Justus Zeyen (piano) Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Du Bist wie eine Blüme op. 34 [1:34]; Thomas Quasthoff (baritone) Justus Zeyen (piano) Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) Auf Flügeln des Gesanges [2:28]; 25 [1:34]; Thomas Quasthoff (baritone) Justus Zeyen (piano) Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Verzagen op. 72 [2:30]; Unüberwindlich [2:13]; Sapphische Ode op. 94 [2:30]; Thomas Quasthoff (baritone) Justus Zeyen (piano) Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Die Loreley S273 [6.51]; O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst S298 [5:33]; Es muss ein Wunderbaressein S314 [2:07] Thomas Quasthoff (baritone) Justus Zeyen (piano) Carl LOEWE (1796-1869) Herr Oluf op. 2 [6.06]; Thomas Quasthoff (baritone) Justus Zeyen (piano) Richard STRAUSS (1864-1894) Heimliche Aufforderung [3:14]; Zueignung op. 10 [1:44]; Morgen! Op. 27 [3:57] Thomas Quasthoff (baritone) Justus Zeyen (piano) Solo jazz Improvisation (6:04) DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 477 6159 [67:22 + 67:11] [AOz]

A perfect set for anyone new to Quasthoff, or who wants an introduction to German art song ... see Full Review

A Requiem for Biber Georg MUFFAT (1653-1704) Ciacona [03:11] Heinrich Ignaz Franz VON BIBER (1644-1704) Missa ex B a 6: Kyrie [01:48]; Missa ex B a 6: Gloria [06:19] [Gradual] Johann Heinrich SCHMELZER (c1620-1680) Sonata XIII [03:44] Heinrich Ignaz Franz VON BIBER Missa ex B a 6: Credo [09:24] [Offertory] Abraham MEGERLE (1607-1680) Peccator et consolator a 2 [04:27] Heinrich Ignaz Franz VON BIBER Missa ex B a 6: Sanctus and Benedictus [03:42] [Elevation] anon Preludium legatura (organ) [02:35] Heinrich Ignaz Franz VON BIBER Missa ex B a 6: Agnus Dei [03:34] [Communion] Orlandus LASSUS (1532-1594) Ave verum corpus a 6 [03:11] [Deo gratias] Johann Heinrich SCHMELZER Sonata II [03:05] [Prelude] anon Praeludium (organ) [01:24] Heinrich Ignaz Franz VON BIBER Requiem ex F con terza minore [27:14] [Postlude] Orlandus LASSUS Media vita in morte sumus a 6 [06:59] Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh rec. July 2004, Tonbridge School Chapel, Tonbridge, Kent, UK DDD ARCHIV 474 7142 [81:06] [JV]

Uneven performances of two religious works by Biber ... see Full Review

Royal Albert Hall Organ Restored Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) (arr. Best) Overture to the Oratorio ‘St. Paul’ op. 36 (1836) [7:44] Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Six Fugues on BACH op. 60 (1845): Langsam [5:03]; Lebhaft [5;25]; Mit sanften Stimmen [3:39]; Mäßig, doch nicht zu langsam [4:21]; Lebhaft [2:43]; Mäßig, nach und nach schneller [6:34] William BOLCOM (b. 1938) Free Fantasia on ‘O Zion Haste’ and ‘How Firm a Foundation’ (1984) [7:47] George and Ira GERSHWIN arr. Howard CABLE (b. 1920) The Brothers Gershwin [10:30] Sigfrid KARG-ELERT (1877-1933) Valse Mignonne op. 142 No. 2 [5:17] Joseph JONGEN (1873-1953) Sonata Eroica (1930) [15:21] Simon Preston (organ) rec. Royal Albert Hall, London, 23-25 March 2006 SIGNUM CLASSICS SIGCD084 [74:29][CB]

The organ sounds marvellous … Preston plays with panache and virtuosity ... see Full Review

Andrès Segovia: Vol. 2 – The 1946 New York and 1949 London Recordings J. S. BACH (1685–1750) Prelude in C minor, BWV 999 [1:15]; Cello Suite No.3, BWV 1009: Courante [2:45]; Lute Suite No.2, BWV 996: Sarabande [3:24]; Lute Suite No.2, BWV 996: Bourree [1:29]; Cello Suite No.6, BWV 1012: Gavotte [3:47]; Fugue in G minor, BWV 1000 (transcr. Segovia) [4:21]; Partita No.4 for Solo Violin, BWV 1004 Chaconne in D minor [2:13]; Lute Suite No.4 in E major, BWV 1006a Gavotte [2:52] Heitor VILLA-LOBOS (1887-1959) Etude No.8 in C sharp minor [2:43]; Etude No.l in E minor [1:57] Federico Moreno TORROBA (1891-1982) Suite Castellana: No.2 Arada [2:58]; No.1 Fandanguillo [1:48] Joaquin TURINA (1882-1949) Fandanguillo [3:53] Mario CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO (1895-1968) Tarantella in A minor Op.87a [3:50] Manuel Maria PONCE (1886-1948) Sonata Meridional: Campo (Allegretto) [3:54]; Copla (Andante) [2:07]; Fiesta (Allegro con brio) [2:31] Mario CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO (1895-1968) Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D major Op. 99: Allegro giusto [6:11]; Andantino alla romanza [6:32]; Ritmico e cavalleresco [6:15] Andrès Segovia (guitar) New London Orchestra/Alec Sherman (guitar concerto). rec. 1946, New York; 1949, London. ADD NAXOS 8.111088 [76.47][JPh]

A qualified welcome back for these recordings historic both in terms of actual age and in the annals of guitar playing. ... see Full Review

Songs of the People/ Caneuon y Werin – Folk songs arranged by classical composers Franz Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809) Hob y Deri Dando [1:37] Dafydd y Garreg Wen [3:12] Codiad yr Ehedydd [1:48] Ar Hyd y Nos [2:36] Gorhoffedd Gwyr Harlech [2:37] Pwyll ap SION (b.1968) Y Fam a’i Baban [4:03] Llanast [1:14] C’weiriwch fy Nghwely [2:33] Andrew WILSON-DICKSON (b.1946) Mam yng nghyfraith t’wnt i’r Afon [2:33] Sliabh na mBan [1:50] Herbert HUGHES (1882-1937) I Know Where I’m Goin’ [1:58] Phyllis TATE (1911-1987) The Lake of Coolfin [3:07] O the Bonny Fisher Lad [2:02] James MACMILLAN (b.1959) Ballad [2:45] Jonathan DOVE (1959) Stan’ Still Jordan [3:25] Buddug Verona James (mezzo); Andrew Wilson-Dickson (piano, forte piano), Simon Jones (violin), Kate Ayres (cello) No recording details given FFLACH CD295H [37:29] [GPu]

This recital offers vivacious singing with adroit and intelligent accompaniment, in an interesting programme of mostly unfamiliar songs … see Full Review

Süddeutsche Orgelmeister Vol. 3 J.S. BACH (1685-1750) Concerto in D minor BWV 974 (after Marcello) [9:47] Georg MUFFAT (1653-1704) Partita in d minor [15:44]; Toccata 12 (Apparatus musico-organisticus) [7:50] Johann Kaspar KERLL (1627-1693) Capriccio sopra il Cucu [2:43] Domenico ZIPOLI (1688-1726) Toccata in d [4:56]; All’Elevazione [4:56]; Al Post Comunio [1:44]; All’Offertorio [1:54] Johann Jacob FROBERGER (1616-1667) Lamento sopra la dolorosa perdita della Real Majesta di Ferdinando IV, Rè de Romani [4:59] J.S. BACH/Antonio VIVALDI Concerto in D major BWV 972 [8:47] Heidrun Hensel (organ) rec. St Jodok, Landshut, 27 April 2005. DDD OEHMS CLASSICS OC 542 [63:29] [CB]

Mostly manualiter music … neat, tidy well controlled…..I miss a little freedom and vocabulary of expression … the quality of Ahrend’s instrument ensures that the ear never tires. ... see Full Review

Symphony For The Spire - Salisbury Cathedral, England Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Symphony No. 3 (Finale) Nikolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908) The Flight of the Bumble Bee ± David POPPER (1843-1913) Hungarian Rhapsody ± Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) Luisa Miller (1849) (‘Quando le sere al placido’); Aida (1870) Finale from Act II. Giacomo PUCCINI (1858-1924) Tosca ((1898-9) (‘E lucevan le stelle’) * Patrick DOYLE (b. 1953) Henry V – concert suite for actor and orchestra Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Morgen + (1894); September (Four Last Songs) + (1948) Caecile + (1894) George Frederick HANDEL (1685-1759) La Réjouissance (Music for the Royal Fireworks) (1749) arr. Jonathan Dove Charles Hubert Hastings PARRY (1848-1918) Jersusalem (1916) orch. Elgar ± Ofra Harnoy (Cello); * Placido Domingo (tenor); + Jessye Norman (soprano); Kenneth Branagh and Charlton Heston in excerpts from Shakespeare’s Henry V and Charlton Heston reading The Moses Story (Deuteronomy) and American Names The Philharmonia Chorus English Chamber Orchestra/Richard Armstrong rec. Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, England, Salisbury Festival, May 1991 WARNER MUSIC/NVC ARTS DVD VIDEO 50-51011-2773-2-0 [83:00] [IL]

This ‘Pop’ classics collection has its moments – all the soloists shine – but the grander choral and orchestral items seem oddly flat. ... see Full Review

String Quartets with Soprano Richard WERNICK (b.1934) String Quartet No. 5 (1995) [22:09] Alberto GINASTERA (1916-1983) String Quartet No. 3 Op. 40 (1973) [25:49] John HARBISON (b.1938) The Rewaking (1991) [19:22] Benita Valente (soprano) Juilliard String Quartet rec: 4-5 March 2000, December 1999, SUNY Purchase Theatre A, Purchase, NY BRIDGE 9192 [67:42] [GH]

An important disc of ground-breaking quartets performed by their dedicatees, some of America’s most respected and important musicians of the late 20th century. ... see Full Review

Summer: A Collection of Seasonal Classics Antonio VIVALDI (1676-1741) Summer from The Four Seasons, Op.8 Joaquin RODRIGO (1901-1999) Concerto de Estio Sergey PROKOFIEV (1891-1953) Summer Day, Op. 65 Christopher GUNNING Summer Afternoon from Yorkshire Glory Frederick DELIUS (1862-1934) A Song of Summer George GERSHWIN (1898-1937) Summertime Moscow Virtuosi/Vladimir Spivakov (violin); Michael Guttman (violin), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Jose Serebrier; Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Jose Serebrier; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/ Vernon Handley; Philharmonia Orchestra/Owain Arwel Hughes; Felicity Lott (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano) rec. 1977-2002. ADD SANCTUARY RESONANCE CD RSN 3069 [71:39][JuW]

There is undoubtedly interesting material here, but is not presented in a way which shows it to advantage. ... see Full Review

Unaccompanied Czech Flute Antonín STAMITZ (1717-1757) 8 Caprices for solo flute [23:53] Jindřich FELD (b. 1925) Quattro Pieces pour Flute seule (1954) Jan KLUSÁK (b. 1934) 1-4-3-2-5-6-7-10-9-8-11 for solo Flute (1965) [3:15] Invenzionetta for solo flute (1971) [2:09] Jan RYCHLÍK (1916-1964) Quattro Partite per Flauto solo (1954) [25:50] Zdeněk Bruderhans (flute) rec. Elder Hall, Adelaide University, S. Australia, 1st May 1992 & 3rd October 1993. ARBITRIUM RECORDS 1111 [63:11] [GF]

Just over an hour of any unaccompanied orchestral instrument is something of a challenge, but this is an interesting programme performed well. ... see Full Review

Veya Saxophone Quartet: Homemade Gabriel JACKSON (b.1962) Rhythm and Blues (1993) [14:30] Barry RUSSELL Three Improvisations (2003) [6:02] John CASKEN (b.1949) Nearly Distant (2000) [7:31] Simon MURRAY Pierre Musicale [4:25]* Graham FITKIN (b.1963) Stub (1991) [9:58] Mark WHITE New Work [6:38] Veya Saxophone Quartet: Mark White (soprano saxophone), Fiona Astbury (alto saxophone), Jenny Lyons (tenor saxophone), Simon Murray (baritone saxophone); Alexandra Tiffin (mezzo)* rec. October 2005, William Hulme Grammar School, Manchester VSQ 2006 [49:07] [GPu]

A promising CD, of interesting repertoire, by an up-and-coming saxophone quartet ... see Full Review

Violino oder Geige David POHLE (1624-1695) Sonata a 8 [6:07]; Sonata a 6 [3:32] Johann Jacob LÖWEN (1629-1703) Synfonia XXXIX [2:51]; Synfonia XLVIII [2:05] Carlo FARINA (ca. 1600-ca. 1640) Pavana Tertia [6:42]; Capriccio stravagante [17:28]; Suite en sol mineur [8:00] J Wilhelm FURCHHEIM (ca. 1635-1682) Sonata secunda [4:56] August KÜHNEL (1645-1700) Aria variata en sol mineur [8:03] Clamor Heinrich ABEL (1634-1696) Sonata sopra Cuccu [6:48] Johann Heinrich SCHMELZER (ca. 1623-1680) Sonata en ré mineur [6:25]; Sonata VIII en ré mineur [5:39] Heinrich Ignaz Franz BIBER (1644-1704) Sonata VI en do mineur [12:37] Johann Jacob WALTHER (ca. 1650-1717) Scherzi da violino solo (IV, VIII, X) (1676) [22:19]; Hortulus chelicus (VIII, XII, XIV, XXV) (1668) [33:07] Ricercar Consort: (Francois Fernandez (violon); Enrico Gatti (violon); Mihoko Kimura (violon); Simon Heyerick (violon); Philippe Pierlot (bass de viole); Kaori Uemura  (bass de viole); Sophie Watillon  (bass de viole); Piet Stryckers  (bass de viole); Robert Kohnen (organ and harpsichord); Willem Jansen (organ and harpsichord); Pierre Hantaï (harpsichord); Konrad Junghänel (theorbe)) rec. March 1988, January 1989, refectoire de l’ancienne Abbaye de Stavelot, May 1990, Filosofisch Theologisch College can de Societeit van Jezus, Heverlee. RICERCAR RIC232 [74:24 + 73:48] [DB]

A very well thought-out collection of early string music, engagingly played ... see Full Review

The Virgin Mary’s Journey Herbert Howells (1892-1983) A Spotless Rose [3:18] Marcel DuprÉ (1886-1971) Ave Maria [2:41] Max Reger (1873-1916) Ave Maria [3:48] Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) Magnificat in G [4:05] Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) O Magnum Mysterium [3:12] Richard Shepherd (b. 1949) Prayer for a New Mother [2:53] James MacMillan (b. 1959) Gaudeamus in loci pace (1995) [5:01] Johannes Eccard (1553-1611) When to the temple Mary went [3:15] Luca Marenzio (1553-1599) Tribus miraculis [3:05] Pablo Casals (1876-1973) O vos omnes (1942) [3:51] Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736) Stabat Mater (1736) [3:53] Jean Langlais (1907-1991) Ave Maria, Ave maris stella (1934) [5:42]; Salve Regina (plainsong) 2:55] Peter Philips (c. 1561-1628) Ave Regina [4:28] Carlo GesuAldo (c. 1560-1613) Ave, dulcissima [5:21] Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989) Regina coeli laetare [2:47] Peter Philips (c. 1561-1628) Ave Regina coelorum [3:32] Salisbury Cathedral Choir/David Halls; Daniel Cook, Simon Jacobs (organ) rec. Salisbury Cathedral, 1-3 May 2006. DDD GRIFFIN GCCD 4054 [63:35] [JF]

This is a profound meditation on The Virgin Mary, one of the great ‘icons’ of mankind’s religious progress ... see Full Review

Bruno Walter in concert: with Huberman’s last recorded performance Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony No.1 in C major Op.21 (1800) [21.32]+ Leonore Overture No.3 Op.72 (1806) [11.48] Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Symphony No.39 in E flat K543 (1788) [24.02] Violin Concerto No.4 K218 (1775) [21.46] Bronislaw Huberman (violin) NBC Symphony Orchestra+ Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York/Bruno Walter rec. 25 March 1939 +, 26 May 1946 (remainder) ARBITER 138 [79.48] [JW]

An important document and collectors will find imperfect sonics a small price to pay for such provoking and unsettled performances. ... see Full Review

Woman’s Song: Australian settings of poetry by Judith Wright Margaret SUTHERLAND (1897-1984) Six Australian Songs (1950-1963) [19:07]1 The World and the Child (1959) [10:28]*4 Ross EDWARDS (b.1943) The Lost Man (from Symphony No.2) (1996-1997) [6:59]3 Richard MILLS (b.1949) Woman to Man (2004) [18:48]2 Ian MUNRO Return (1992) [3:41]3 The Forest (1992) [4:30]3 Moya HENDERSON (b.1941) Woman’s Song (1971) [2:00] **5 Elizabeth Campbell (mezzo), Ian Munro (piano); * Elizabeth Campbell (mezzo), Marina Marsden (violin), Justine Wickham (viola), Susan Blake (cello); ** Elizabeth Campbell (mezzo) rec. 1 Studio 200, ABC Sydney, March 2003; 2 Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Melbourne, April 2004; 3 Studio 200, ABC Sydney, February 2005; 4 Studio 200, ABC Sydney, March 1997; 5 Studio 227, ABC Sydney, February 2005. DDD TALL POPPIES TP179 [66:29] [GPu]

An interesting CD of Australian song - which contains one relatively little known gem … see Full Review

Women at the Piano - Vol. 1 Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Toccata d’après le 5e concerto (Etude) op.111/6 [03:06] Monique de la Bruchollerie (piano) rec. 22 October 1947, London Isidor PHILIPP (1863-1958) Feux-follets op.24/3 [01:54] Guiomar Novaes (piano) rec. 3 January 1947 Selim PALMGREN (1878-1951) Aftonroster op.47/1 [02:55] Iris Loveridge (piano) rec. 27 November 1946, London Anton ARENSKY (1861-1906) Etude de concert in F sharp op.36/13 [02:29] Marie Novello (piano) rec. 1 May 1927 François COUPERIN (1668-1733) Le Carillon de Cithère , from Pièces de clavecin, 3e livre, 14e ordre (1722) [02:44] Gaby Casadesus (piano) rec. 1945 Riccardo PICK-MANGIAGALLI (1882-1949) La danza de Olaf op.33/2 [03:36] Sari Biro (piano) rec. 20 October 1944, New York City Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Poissons d’or, from Images, 2e livre (1907/8) [03:36] Dame Myra Hess (piano) rec. 17 February 1928 David Wendell GUION (1892-1981) Country Jig in D major (1936) [02:28] Jeanne Behrend (piano) rec. 3 July 1940 Frutuoso VIANNA (1896-1976) Corta-Jaca (1931) [03:47] Reah Sadowsky (piano) rec. 1948 Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891-1953) Valse op.65/2 (1935) [01:17] Ray Lev (piano) rec. 1946 George Frideric HANDEL (1685-1759) Passacaglia in G minor, from Suite no. 7 [03:16] Maryla Jonas (piano) rec. 23 September 1947 Manuel de FALLA (1876-1946) Andaluza, no.4 from Cuatro Piezas Españolas (1906/9) [03:17] Aline Isabelle van Barentzon (piano) rec. 11 June 1928 Arnold BAX (1883-1953) Paean (1920) [03:40] Harriet Cohen (piano) rec. 7 July 1938 Bernhard STAVENHAGEN (1862-1914) Menuetto Scherzando op.5 [03:23] Eileen Joyce (piano) rec. 11 January 1937 Darius MILHAUD (1892-1974) Alfama op.115/2 (1932) [02:37] Marguerite Long (piano) rec. 10 May 1935, Paris Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Prelude in G minor op.23/5 (1903) Ruth Sleczynska (piano) rec. 1945 Alfred GRŰNFELD (1852-1924) Soirée de Vienne (on themes by Johann Strauss II) Hilde Somer (piano) rec. 1952, Austria Emmanuel CHABRIER (1841-1894) Bourrée fantasque (1891) Emma Boynet (piano) rec. 31 March 1938 Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Feux follets, no. 5 of Etudes d’exécution transcendente (1851) [03:33] Jeanne-Marie Darré (piano) rec. 1 May 1944, Paris Gabriel PIERNÉ (1863-1937) Etude de concert op.13  [04:04] Lucette Descaves (piano) rec. 3 October 1946, Paris Ignacy Jan PADEREWSKI (1860-1941) Cracovienne fantastique in B minor op.14/6 [02:37] Una Mabel Bourne (piano) rec. 7 October 1926 Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Les Jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este, from Annés de Pèlerinage, 3e Année [07:54] Dame Moura Lympany (piano) rec. 22 December 1947 NAXOS 8.111120 [77:28][CH]

However much I disagree with the basic premises behind the disc, it makes a mostly very enjoyable sequence. ... see Full Review



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