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Kerstin Meyer - mezzo-soprano Georges BIZET (1838–1875) Carmen (1875) 1. Habanera [4:49] 2. Seguidille [4:07] 3. Duet act 2 [2:57] Ambroise THOMAS (1811–1896) Mignon (1866) 4. Connais-tu le pays [5:13] Giuseppe VERDI (1813–1901) Don Carlos 5. Chanson du voile [5:29] Jacques OFFENBACH (1819–1880) Les Contes d’Hoffmann (1881) 6. Couplets [2:25] Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835–1921) Samson et Dalila (1877) 7. Amour! viens aider ma faiblesse [3:50] Richard WAGNER (1813–1883) Die Walküre (1870) 8. Wie töricht und taub [5:49] Richard STRAUSS (1864–1949) Elektra (1909) 9. Ich habe keine guten Nächte [6:00] Alexander BORODIN (1833–1887) Prince Igor (1890) 10. Now the daylight dies [4:31] Gunnar de FRUMERIE (1908–1987) Singoalla (1940) 11. Singoalla, fly mig [10:27] Igor STRAVINSKY (1882–1971) The Rake’s Progress (1951) 12. Baba’s aria [4:18] Leos JANACEK (1854–1928) Jenufa (1904) 13. Kostelnicka’s scene [3:59] Giuseppe VERDI Requiem (1874) 14. Lux aeterna [6:36] Kerstin Meyer (mezzo) Arne Hendriksen (tenor) (2, 3), Ingeborg Kjellgren (soprano) (5), Ragnar Ulfung (tenor) (6, 12), Joel Berglund (bass-baritone) (8), Birgit Nilsson (soprano) (9), Set Svanholm (tenor) (11), Charles Craig (tenor) and Kim Borg (bass) (14); Royal Orchestra (and Royal Opera Chorus); Swedish Radio Light Orchestra; Swedish Radio Orchestra/Sixten Ehrling; Egon Kjerrman; Herbert Sandberg; Berislav Klobucar; Stig Rybrant; Michael Gielen; Rudolf Vasata rec. Stockholm, 1952–1972. ADD BLUEBELL ABCD 100 [72:16][GF]

Kerstin Meyer recorded some key repertoire for EMI, part of which has been reissued on CD, but to hear her at her freshest this disc is your first port of call. ... see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Sabine Meyer French clarinet works Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835–1921) Sonata for clarinet and piano in E flat major, Op. 167 (1921) [15:26] Francis POULENC (1899-1963) Sonata for clarinet and piano, Op. 184 (1959-62) [14:03] François DEVIENNE (1759-1803) Sonata No. 1 in C major for clarinet and piano, (c. 1790s) [16:50] Darius MILHAUD (1892-1974) Scaramouche (arranged for clarinet and piano in 1941) [9:52] Sabine Meyer (clarinet), Oleg Maisenberg (piano) rec. 26-28 September 2006, Potton Hall, Suffolk. DDD EMI CLASSICS 3 79787 2 [56:12] [MC]

This EMI Classics release of French works for clarinet and piano is an outstanding achievement ... see Full Review

Zinka Milanov sings Verdi Arias Zinka Milanov (soprano), Jan Peerce (tenor), Leonard Warren (baritone), Nicola Moscona (bass); Metropolitan Opera Orchestra/Dimitri Mitropoulos; RCA Victor Orchestra/Renato Cellini rec. 1952-55 NIMBUS NI 7941 [79:40] [GF]

There are few Verdi sopranos who can challenge Zinka Milanov and these excerpts from four favourite roles show her almost constantly in the best possible light. ... see Full Review

Václav Neumann in rehearsal Bedrich SMETANA Overture – The Bartered Bride Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Overture – Leonora No. 3 Südfunk-Sinfonieorchester/Václav Neumann Filmed in Stuttgart, 1968/1969. All regions. Picture format 4:3. B&W, mono sound. Directed by Dieter Ertl. Subtitle languages: English, German, French, Spanish ARTHAUS MUSIK 101059 [99:00] [CF]

Not the most graceful of conductors but he knew what he wanted and … he got it ... see Full Review

Norwegian Piano Music Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907) Sunfair and the Snake King No. 12 of 25 Norwegian Folksongs and Folkdances Op.17 [2:01] Klaus EGGE (1906-1979) * Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 21 for piano and string orchestra (Symphonic Variations and Fugue on a Norwegian Folktune) (1944) [20:01] Halling Fantasy No. 1 of Three Pieces Op.12 (1939) [4:35] Piano Sonata No. 1 Op. 4 The Dream Ballad (1933) [22:29] Sverre BERGH (1915-1980) Norwegian Dance No. 2 Old Holin (1944) [2:41] Alf HURUM (1882-1972) Aquarelles Op. 5 No. 2 Miniature (1912) [2:23] Geirr TVEITT (1908-1981) Wedding Bells (1963) [3:05] Håvard Gimse (piano) Trondheim Soloists/Øyvind Gimse* rec. Potton Hall, Suffolk, UK, 7-8 April 2005, except for Egge Piano Concerto: Olavshallen, Trondheim, Norway, 27 October 2005. DDD NAXOS 8.557834 [57:15][PCW]

An interesting, attractive and well-recorded programme … see Full Review

Opera Highlights - Volume 2 Henry PURCELL (1659–1695) The Fairy Queen 1. O let me weep [9:34] Yvonne Kenny (soprano), English National Opera/Nicholas Kok George Frideric HANDEL (1685–1759) Giulio Cesare 2. Piangerò la sorte mia [9:05] Yvonne Kenny (soprano), Opera Australia/Richard Hickox. 1995 Ariodante 3. Take your pleasure [9:35] Xerxes 4. If you worship the man who has spurned you [9:40] Ann Murray (mezzo), English National Opera/Ivor Bolton (3). 1996; Charles Mackerras (4). 1990 Mikhail GLINKA (1804–1857) Ruslan and Lyudmila 5. Ratmir’s aria [9:36] Larissa Diadkova (mezzo) 6. Ruslan’s scene, act 2 [9:34] Vladimir Ognovenko (bass) 7. Finn’s ballad [9:35] Konstantin Pluzhnikov (tenor) 8. Lyudmila’s aria, act 4 [9:35] Anna Netrebko (soprano) Mariinsky Theatre/Valery Gergiev. 1995 Pyotr TCHAIKOVSKY (1840–1893) Eugene Onegin 9. No, there could never be another [9:36] Orla Boylan (soprano) 10. You wrote to me; Can this be the same Tatyana? [9:34] 11. Where, oh where have you gone, golden days of my youth; Enemies, enemies [9:31] Michael König (tenor) Vladimir Glushchak (baritone) European Union Opera, Baden-Baden/Rozhdestvensky.1999 Leoš JANÁČEK (1854–1928) The cunning little vixen 12. The aria of the forester about ‘The wonder of nature’ [9:35] Thomas Allen (baritone) 13. Love duet from act 2 [9:35] Eva Jenis (soprano), Hannah Minutillo (mezzo) Theatre Chatelet, Paris/Charles Mackerras. 1995 Sergey PROKOFIEV (1891–1953) The Fiery Angel 14. Renata’s confession [9:46] Galina Gorchakova (soprano), Mariinsky Theatre/Valery Gergiev. 1995 Benjamin BRITTEN (1913–1973) Peter Grimes 15. The ‘sea wall’ aria [9:55] Philip Langridge (tenor), English National Opera/David Atherton. 1994 Billy Budd 16. They’ll lash me in a hammock [9:38] Thomas Allen (baritone), John Connell (bass), English National Opera/David Atherton. 1995 Sound format: PCM Stereo; Picture format: 4:3, 4:3 Letterbox ARTHAUS MUSIC 102 049 [154:00][GF]

Though everything isn’t visually exciting there is still a lot to savour and the singing is in most cases splendid. ... see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Willem Van Otterloo and Residentie Orkest The Original Recordings 1950-1960
Hector BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique Carl Maria von WEBER orch. BERLIOZ Aufforderung zum Tanz Johan WAGENAAR De Getemde Feeks Op. 25 (Overture) Cyrano de Bergerac Op. 23 (Overture) Max REGER Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Mozart Eine romantische Suite Alphons DIEPENBROCK Music to Sophocles’ Tragedy Electra Maurice RAVEL Valses nobles et sentimentales,Daphnis et Chloé Suites1and 2 Modest MOUSSORGSKY orch. RAVEL Pictures at an ExhibitionJoseph HAYDN Symphony No. 45 ‘Farewell’ symphony No. 55 ‘The Schoolmaster’Symphony No. 92 Robert SCHUMANN Overture Manfred Franz SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8 in B minor, ‘Unfinished’, From: Rosamunde, Entr’acte No. 3 ; Balletmusic No. 2 Gustav MAHLER Kindertotenlieder Herman Schey (baritone) Symphony No. 4 Teresa Stich-Randall (soprano) Sergei RACHMANINOV Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Abbey Simon (piano) Anton BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4 Overture in G minor Maurice RAVEL Pavane pour une infante défunte Manuel DE FALLA Three dances from El sombrero de tres picos : The Neighbours’ dance; Dance of the miller ; Final dance Morton GOULD InterplayAmerican Concertette’, Spirituals Sergey PROKOFIEV Concerto No. 3 for piano and orchestra Alexander Uninsky (piano)Léon ORTHEL Symphony No. 2 ‘Piccola sinfoniaSem DRESDEN Dansflitsen Hendrik ANDRIESSEN Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Kuhnau, Ricercare Henk BADINGS Symphony No. 3 Edvard GRIEG 4 Norwegische Tänze Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Der Geschöpfe des Prometheus Symphony No. 8 Overture: Die Weihe des Hauses Johannes BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 Tragische Ouvertüre Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 Erna Spoorenberg (soprano); Maria von Ilosvay (alto); Frans Vroons (tenor); Herman Schey (bass); Toonkunstkoor Amsterdam Symphony No 4 Pyotr Il’yich TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 4 Residentie Orkest, The Hague/Willem van Otterloo All recordings made in Amsterdam, Concertgebouw unless otherwise stated. Mono/*Stereo CD contents detailed listing at end of review CHALLENGE CLASSICS CC 72142 [13 CDs: 75:39 + 76:31 + 74:39 + 77:46 + 61:04 + 75:35 + 74:31 + 76:11 + 79:16 + 74:55 + 81:16 + 79:18 + 71:50] [JQ]

A revelatory set which does a great deal to restore the reputation of a seriously undervalued conductor. ... see Full Review

Pader an Arleth - Music for Truro Cathedral David BRIGGS (b. 1962) The Truro Eucharist (Kyrie [2:16]; Gloria [3:34]; Sanctus [1:07]; Benedictus [1:14]; Agnus Dei [2:57]) Jonathan CARNE Lannanta Carol [4:01] Russell PASCOE Lo, how a Rose e’re blooming [5:01] Gabriel JACKSON (b. 1962) Missa Triueriensis (Kyrie [2:08]; Gloria [3:50]; Sanctus [1:34]; Benedictus [0:46]; Agnus Dei [2:57]) David BRIGGS (b. 1962) The Truro Service (Magnificat [4:56]; Nunc Dimittis [6:11]) Paul COMEAU Preces and Responses [1:19] The Truro Service (Magnificat [5:00]; Nunc Dimittis [3:50]; Responses after the Creed [8:32]; Watts’ Cradle Song [2:20]) Russell PASCOE Pader an Arleth [3:57] The Choir of Truro Cathedral/Robert Sharpe Christopher Gray (organ) rec. Truro Cathedral, 16, 17, 19 May 2006 REGENT REGCD249 [72:57] [MK]

A collection of anthems and settings by contemporary composers who have a close affiliation with the cathedral. A thoroughly enjoyable and praiseworthy recording ... see Full Review

The Michael Rabin Legacy: Unissued Recordings 1950-56 Henryk WIENIAWSKI (1835-1880) Violin Concerto No.1 Op.14 (1853) [20:11] * Etude-caprice Op.18 No.4 [1:40] Polonaise brillante Op.4 [5:02] Alexander GLAZUNOV (1865 - 1936) Violin Concerto in A Op. 82 (1905) [19:33]# Edouard LALO (1823-1892) Symphonie espagnole for violin and orchestra (1873) – fifth movement [6:52] Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Violin Concerto in D major Op.35 (1878) – first movement [12:39] Johannes BRAHMS (1833 – 1897) Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77 (1879) – third movement [7:50] Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 (1844) – Third movement [6:28] Auf Flügeln des Gesanges Op.34 No.2 [5:15] Mailüfte Op.62 No.1 [2:37] Niccolò PAGANINI (1784-1840) Caprice Op.1 No.17 (c.1819) [3:30] Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Slavonic Dance Op.46 No.2 arranged Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962) [4:10] William KROLL (1901-1980) Banjo and Fiddle [2:53] Leopold GODOWSKY (1870-1938) Old Vienna [Alt Wien] (1916) transcribed by Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987) [3:05] Fritz KREISLER (1875-1962) Caprice Viennois Op.2 [4:09] Old Refrain [3:13] Fryderyk CHOPIN (1810-49) Nocturne Op.27 No.1 arranged Nathan Milstein [4:20] Manuel de FALLA (1876-1946) La vida breve (1905) [3:25] Pablo de SARASATE (1841-1904) Zigeunerweisen Op. 20 for violin and orchestra (1878) [8:26] Carmen Fantasy Op. 25 for violin and orchestra (1879) – parts three and four [4:48] Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) La fille aux cheveux de lin - transcribed Arthur Hartmann in 1910 [2:45] Moritz MOSZKOWSKI (1854-1925) Guittare Op 45 Op.45 No.2 [3:11] Edward ELGAR (1857-1934) La Capricieuse Op. 17 (1891) [4:04] Bell Telephone Orchestra/Donald Voorhees except * Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra/Alfred Wallenstein, recorded February 1954 # New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Dmitri Mitropoulos, recorded May 1954 rec. 1950-56 TAHRA TAH632-33 [74:15 + 67:47] [JW]

A splendid collection. An important set. There are unique things here. As violin playing it could hardly be bettered ... see Full Review

Seresta: Music from South America José BRAGATO (b.1915) Milontán (1983) [5:39] Graciela y Buenos Aires [8:38] Astor PIAZZOLA (1921-1992) Le Grand Tango (1982) [11:00] Alberto GINASTERA (1916-1983) Pampeano No.22 (1950) [9:41] Francisco Paulo MIGNONE (1897-1986) Modinha (1934) [4:13] Liduino PITOMBEIRA (b.1962) Sonata for cello and piano, Op.91 (2005) [14:14] * Seresta No.15, Op.108, for cello, piano, voice and percussion (2006) [11:24] * Martin Merker (cello); Anna Adamik (piano); * Marilia Vargas (voice); * Wolfgang Lindner (percussion) rec. 10-14, April 2006, Remise Bludenz, Austria BELLA MUSICA BM-CD 31.9228 [64:55] [GPu]

An enterprising and entertaining CD, which should please all with an interest in Latin American music – or in tuneful and approachable modern chamber music … see Full Review

Beverly Sills Made in America see review for details Beverly Sills (soprano) A Thirteen/WNET production, written by John Walker rec. 1933-77. PCM stereo, NTSC DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 734299 [83:00 + 29:00 bonus] [DM]

All in all a well-rounded portrait of a marvellous talent and a truly down-to-earth diva ... see Full Review

Spain Manuel de FALLA (1876–1946) El amor brujo (1915) [27:51] The Three-Cornered Hat (1919), excerpts [12:11] The Neighbours’ Dance [3:21] The Miller’s Dance [2:40] Final Dance [6:10] La vida breve (1913), excerpts [6:37] Interlude [2:56] Dance [3:41] Isaac ALBENIZ (1860 – 1909) (trans. Enrique Arbós) (1906-08) Iberia, Book 2 Triana [5:06] Enrique GRANADOS (1867 – 1916) Goyescas (1916) Intermezzo [5:40] Isaac ALBENIZ (trans. Enrique Arbós) (1906-08) Iberia, Book 1 Fête-Dieu à Seville [8:01] Iberia, Book 4 Navarra [5:39] Leontyne Price (soprano) (El amor brujo) Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Fritz Reiner rec. 4 March 1963 (El amor brujo); 25 April 1958 (the rest) RCA LIVING STEREO 88697 04607 2 [71:05][GF]

An inviting programme … colourful Spanish music, oozing with atmosphere, superbly performed. El amor brujo and Goyescas intermezzo are desert island recordings. ... see Full Review

Gerhard Taschner - 1944-56 Recordings Jean SIBELIUS (1865-1957) Violin Concerto Op. 47 (1903 rev. 1905) [30:22] Max BRUCH (1838-1920) Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26 (1864-68) [23:45] Franz SCHUBERT (1797 -1828) Sonatina for Piano and Violin in D, D384 Op. Posth. 137 No.1 [12:46] Niccolò PAGANINI (1782-1840) Caprices Op.1 – No.24 [6:40] Gerhard Taschner (violin) Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra/Herbert Sandberg – Sibelius, rec. 1956 Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Hermann Abendroth - Bruch, rec. 16 December 1944 Hans Altmann (piano) – Schubert and Paganini, rec. Munich 1954 ARCHIPEL ARPCD0232 [73:19] [JW]

Despite having never really convinced me as a soloist I’m sure Taschner’s admirers, of whom there are many, will enjoy this romantic collection ... see Full Review

Vintage Brisk – Contemporary Music for Recorder Quartet Ron FORD (b. 1959) Sequentia (1996) [4:12]Bart VISMAN (b. 1962) Song (2006) [2:45] Hymn of Pan (2000)# [9:45]Theo ABAZIS (b. 1967) Johnny Buy (1999) [6:51] Roderik de MAN (b. 1941) Gotta minute? (2006) [1:36] Guus JANSSEN (b. 1951) Pogo 1 (2005)* [4:39] Rahoe! (2006) [1:28] Daan MANNEKE (b. 1939) La flûte de Pan (2000)# [7:35] Huba de GRAAF (b. 1959) The Brisk Frog project (2006) [9:10]Calliope TSOUPAKI (b. 1963) 2000&1 (1999) [6:03] Estampida (2006) [1:48] Michiel MENSINGH (b. 1975) Happy ‘Birds’- day (2006) [1:12] Oh, I’m Sorry, Did I BREAK Your Concentration? (2005)* [10:21] Willem WANDER VAN NIEUWKERK (b. 1955) Quartet (part 3) (1991) [6:36] Catch (an Angel) (2006) [1:27] Brisk Recorder Quartet Amsterdam; Tomoko Mukaiyama (piano)*; Egidius Quartet # rec. Hervormde kerk, Mijnesheerenland, May 2006 and Waalse kerk, Amsterdam, September 2006 GLOBE GLO5220 [75:26] [DC]

Playing immaculate and stunning throughout. Well worth exploring; there is much to enjoy here ... see Full Review

Under the Sign of the Sun Jacques IBERT (1890-1962) Concertino da camera (1934) [12:05] Henri TOMASI (1901-1972) Concerto for alto saxophone (1949) [18:51] Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Pavane pour une Infante défunte (1899) [6:08] Paule MAURICE (1910-1967) Tableaux de Provence (Suite) (1948-55) [14:20] Florent SCHMITT (1870-1958) Légende, Op.66 (1918) [11:26] Darius MILHAUD (1892-1974) Scaramouche, Op.165c (Suite) (1930) [9:14] Claude Delangle (saxophone) Singapore Symphony Orchestra/Lan Shui rec. August 2004, Victoria Concert Hall, Singapore. DDD BIS CD-1357 [73:49] [RB]

Delange, Lan Shui and BIS now add valuably to the line-up of saxophone anthologies with this new mix of French familiars and discoveries ... see Full Review

Virtuoso Horn Duo Franz Josef HAYDN (1732-1809) Concerto in E flat for two horn and chamber orchestra [17:23] Antonio VIVALDI (1678-1741) Concerto No. 11 ‘L’Estro Armonico’ for two horns and strings (transcribed from the original for two violins by Zoltan Varga) [9:22] Antonio ROSETTI (1750-1792) Concerto No. III (16) (D.T.B. 51) [19:52] Kerry TURNER (b. 1960) Twas a dark and stormy night’ (2006) [7:14] The Virtuoso Horn Duo (Kerry Turner; Kristina Mascher) Sinfonietta Cracovia/Dariusz Wisniewski rec. 3-5 April 2006, Zgromadzenie Ojcow martwychwstancow, Cracow, Poland MSR CLASSICS MS 1181 [53:53] [DM]

So, does this duo dazzle? Indeed they do, and then some but altogether a very disappointing disc. ... see Full Review

The Voice of the Clarinet Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907) Ein Traum [2:29] Jean SIBELIUS (1865-1957) Var det en dröm [2:02] Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958) The Roadside Fire [2:18] Giulio CACCINI (1546-1618) Amarilli, mia bella [3:05] Nicolai RIMSKY-KORAKOV (1844-1908) The Nightingale sings to the Rose [3:10] Henri DUPARC (1848-1933) L'invitation au voyage [3:59] Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809) Piercing Eyes [1:43] Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Kommt dir manchmal in den Sinn [2:08] Manuel de FALLA (1876-1946) Asturiana [2:16] Gioacchino ROSSINI (1792-1868) La Fioraia Fiorentina [3:47] Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Requiem [3:56] Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Pièce en forme d'habañera [3:05] Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Gretchen am Spinnrade [3:40] Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Beau Soir [2:36] Cole PORTER (1891-1964) Just one of those Things [3:29] Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Daisies [2:41] Francis POULENC (1899-1963) Les chemins de l'amour [3:22] Hugo WOLF (1860-1903) Auch kleine Dinge [2:29] Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Cäcilie [2:25] Gabriel FAURÉ (1845-1924) Les berceaux [2:49] Fernando OBRADORS (1897-1945) Coplas de Curro Dulce [3:10] Cristo Barrios (clarinet) Clinton Cormany (piano) rec. August 2006, Duke’s Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London  DIVINE ART DDA 25040 [61:02][JW]

A feast for those addicted to the liquid legato of the clarinet. ... see Full Review

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Edward ELGAR (1857-1934) Pomp and Circumstance March No. 6 in G minor The sketches of Edward Elgar completed and orchestrated by Anthony Payne Full Score Duration: 9 Minutes 53pp large study format Performance materials available on hire £12.99 Boosey & Hawkes ISBN 978 0 85162 547 8

As yet there is no recording but aspiring concert promoters, orchestral managements and record companies would do well to give this overture length march a close look. ... see Full Review

ELGAR: AN ANNIVERSARY PORTRAIT introduced by Nicholas Kenyon Continuum, 2007 199pp ISBN 9780826496966 £16.99 (hardback)[GHu]

A very welcome and stimulating addition to the Elgar bibliography... see review

Bruce Montgomery/Edmund Crispin: A Life In Music And Books by David Whittle ISBN- 13: 978-0-7546-3443-0 ISBN- 10: 0-7546-3443-4 ASHGATE 2007 £60 314pp [JF]

Extensively researched and approachable. The market it serves reaches out to include students of film and classical music, detective fiction, Philip Larkin and Kingsley Amis. ... see Full Review

RACHMANINOFF: Life, Works, Recordings by Max Harrison ISBN 978-0-8264-9312-5 Continuum Press; paperback 422 pages £18:99

A most satisfying biography and appreciation of one of the 20th century’s greatest musicians ... see Full Review

The Percy Whitlock Companion Selected and edited by Malcolm Riley The Percy Whitlock Trust, 2007, ISBN 978 0 9555669 0 5, £18 288 pp, 38 illus., song, appendices Obtainable from the Trust; Malcolm Riley, 32 Butcher Close, Staplehurst, Kent TN12 0TJ £18 plus £2 p & p. Cheques payable to "The Percy Whitlock Trust" [JW]

His now stilled written voice comes across intimately in this handsomely produced volume ... see Full Review

Zarathustra By Sina Vodjani Membran International. Hardback. 273pp. (+ CD and DVD) ISBN 978-3-86562-739-1 69.95 Euros at cd-lp-dvd.net [GPU]

Vodjani’s evocation of a world very unfamiliar to most in the west and increasingly demonised by the west, can be warmly recommended. ... see Full Review


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