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Oleg Marshev in Recital Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Funérailles, Rhapsodie espagnole, Étude transcendante 10 Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-1849) 3 Waltzes, Ballade 4 Alexander SCRIABIN (1872-1915) Mazurkas, 2 Poèmes, 5 Preludes, Vers la flamme Oleg Marshev (piano) rec. 2008 DANACORD DACOCD677 [79:21] [PL]

A must for all serious piano buffs ... see Full Review

Mary and Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey: ‘Sisters in Hope of the Resurrection’ The Choir of Westminster Abbey/James O’Donnell rec. 2008 HYPERION CDA67704 [66:42][BW] 

A fine recording – a first-class introduction to Tudor music ... see Full Review

The Art of Dmitri Mitropoulos Broadcast Performances 1945-55 - Vol. 2 Gustav MAHLER (1864-1911) Symphony 6 Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Brandenburg Concerto 5 Serge PROKOFIEV (1891-1953) Piano Concerto 3 Edouard LALO (1823-1892) Symphonie Espagnole Serge PROKOFIEV (1891-1953) Piano Concerto 2 Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958) Symphony 4 Arnold SCHOENBERG (1874-1951) String Quartet 2 (orch. Schoenberg) Erwartung Dorothy Dow (soprano) Astrid Varnay (soprano) Pietro Scarpini (piano) Zino Francescatti (violin) Mischa Mischakoff (violin); Carmine Coppola (flute) New York P-SO, NBC SO/Dmitri Mitropoulos MUSIC AND ARTS CD1214 [4 CDs: 74:07 + 76:46 + 64:35 + 57:34] [JW]

Reflects Mitropoulos’s greatest strengths with considerable assurance ... see Full Review

Charles Munch in Boston. The Early Years Boston Symphony Orchestra/Charles Munch rec. 1952-4 WEST HILL RADIO ARCHIVES WHRA6015 [7 CDs: 79:43 + 73:59 + 79:35 + 74:02 + 78:49 + 79:12 + 77:46][JW]

A splendid box in every way ... see Full Review

Music from Estonia by Rudolf TOBIAS (1873-1918), Artur LEMBA (1885-1963), Heino ELLER (1887-1970), Kaljo RAID (1922-2005), Veljo TORMIS (b. 1930) and Arvo PART (b. 1935) Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Neeme Järvi  rec. 1986-8 CHANDOS CHAN241-26 [78:37 + 71:18][RB]

Enterprising repertoire gloriously recorded and performed ... see Full Review

Music of the Tatra Mountains – Ginek Wilczek’s Bukowina Band rec. 1994 NIMBUS NI 5464 [71:48]  
Music of the Tatra Mountains –The Trebunia Family Band rec. 1994 NIMBUS NI 5437 [72:07] [JW]

The vibrancy and vitality of the Tatras ... see Full Review

Neujahrskonzert: New Year’s Concert, 2009 Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim rec. Golden Hall, Musikverein, Vienna, 1 January 2009. DDD. DECCA 478 1133 [56:33 + 48:47]

A very worthwhile souvenir of an enjoyable occasion ... see Full Review

David Oistrakh. 100th Birthday Edition - Violin Concertos and Chamber Music – Historic Russian Archives BRILLIANT CLASSICS 9056 [20 CDs]  [JW]

What are you waiting for? ... see Full Review

Old Christmas Return'd - Christmas music and song from past ages anon (English, 13th C) Richard Wistreich (bass), Robin Jeffrey (lute, guitar, cittern, theorbo), The York Waits rec. February 1992, Forde Abbey, Dorset UK. DDD SAYDISC CD-SDL 398 [50:53] [JV]

An engaging and entertaining mixture of religious and traditional pieces for the Christmas season ... see Full Review

Opera Fanatic A film directed by Jan Schmidt-Garre ARTHAUS MUSIK 101813 [93:00][JS]

A splendid present for opera enthusiasts who thinks they have everything! ... see Full Review

Otto – Little Pieces Otto: Kirby Shelstad (vibraphone), Robbie Shankle (flute, clarinet and sax), Austin Hoke (cello), Jim Hoke (pedal steel and autoharp) DIVERSIONS DDV62401 [46:08][BBr] 

Purely for enjoyment ... see Full Review

Prague, L’âge d’or baroque Josef Ferdinand Norbert SEGER (1716-82) Prelude and Fugue in C [5:19] Fantasia and Fugue in d minor [8:50] Johann Caspar Ferdinand FISCHER (1665-1746) Aria [12:59] Josef SEGER Prelude and Fugue in c minor [4:53] Johann Kaspar KERLL (1627-93) Canzona III in d minor [3:40] Passacaglia in d minor [7:00] Josef SEGER Toccata and Fugue in d minor [4:22] Fugue in b minor [2:24] Toccata and Fugue Pastorale [4:32] Gottlieb Theophil MUFFAT (1690-1770) Aria sub Elevatione [6:23] Karel Blažej KOPřIVA (1756-85) Fugue in d minor supra cognomen DEBEFE [3:18] Pavel Kohout (organ of Our Lady of Týn, Prague, Hans Heinrich Mundt, 1673) rec. Our Lady of Týn, Prague, Czech Republic, 19-21 September 2007.  DDD.
Booklet with notes in French, English and Czech, including complete organ specification and registration for each work. EDITIONS HORTUS 053 [63:47] [BW]

The organ music of Seger, well played and recorded here, is a real discovery ... see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Sanctum est Verum Lumen - Multi-part Music for Choir Gabriel JACKSON (b. 1962) Sanctum est verum lumenRobert WYLKYNSON (c.1450–c.1515) Jesus autem transiens/Credo in Deum Francisco GUERRERO (1528-1599) Duo Seraphim Josquin des PREZ (attrib.) (c.1450–1521) Qui habitat Tomás Luis de VICTORIA (1548-1611) Magnificat sexti toni Tarik O’REGAN (b. 1978) I sleep, but my heart wakethFelice ANERIO (c.1560–1614) Stabat Mater Johannes OCKEGHEM (attrib.) (c.1410–1497) Deo gratia a 36 Bo HOLTEN (b. 1948) In nomine Thomas TALLIS (1505–1585) Spem in alium National Youth Choir of Great Britain/Mike Brewer rec. 2006/7 DELPHIAN DCD34045 [70:21] [JQ]

This magnificent CD ravishes and stimulates the ear ... see Full Review

Soirées Internationales Heitor VILLA-LOBOS (1887-1959) Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 – Aria (cantilena) (1941) - arranged William Primrose [6:04] Bachianas Brasileiras No.2 – O Canto do capadócio (1930) [7:07] Bachianas Brasileiras No.2 – O Canto da Nossa Terra (1930)  [5:26] Bachianas Brasileiras No.2 – O Trenzinho do Capira (1930) [4:10] O Canto do Cisne Negro (1948) [3:01] Mozart Camargo GUARNIERI (1907-1993) Sonata No.1 for cello and piano (1931) [17:40] Nadia BOULENGER (1887-1979) Trois pièces pour violoncelle et piano [7:18] Bohuslav MARTINŮ (1890-1959) Sonata No.3 for cello and piano H340 (1952) [19:09] Antonio Menses (cello) Celina Szrvinsk (piano) rec. Pootton Hall, Suffolk, March 2008   AVIE AV2162 [70:38] [JW]

This Parisian journey can be warmly welcomed. ... see Full Review

Sounds of St. Asaph Alan McGuinness (organ of St. Asaph Cathedral) rec. 2008 REGENT REGCD287 [71:03][JF]

A good buy for organ enthusiasts ... see Full Review

Ukraine Composers Series - Set 2 Music by Boris YAROVINSKY (b. 1922), Petro GAIDAMAKA (1907-1981) and Valentin PANOMARENKO (b. 1928) Kharkov Philharmonic Orchestra/Vakhtang Jordania ANGELOK1 CD-9918-19 [62:46 + 66:17] Ukraine Composers Series - Set 3 Music by Volodomir ZOLOTUKHIN (b.1936), Igor KOVACH (b. 1924), Boris YAROVINSKY (b. 1922) and Valentin BORISOV (b.1901) Kharkov Philharmonic Orchestra/Vakhtang Jordania ANGELOK1 CD-9922-23 [73:25 + 67:13][RB] 

Not subtle but vivid stuff just the same ... see Full Review

The Voice in the Garden: Spanish Songs and Motets, 1480-1550 Gothic Voices/Christopher Page rec. 1993 HYPERION HELIOS CDH55298 [52:08][BW] 

Pretty well irresistible ... see Full Review

Wood's Eroica Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony No. 3 Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 etc. Various orchestras/Sir Henry Wood rec. 1926-35 BEULAH 2PD3 [71:54][JS] 

Increasing enjoyment and respect for Wood – a very desirable disc ... see Full Review



Felix Mendelssohn - His Life and Music by Neil Wenborn (inc. 2 CDs) NAXOS BOOKS ISBN 978-1-84379-232-1; £13 [RW]

An ideal companion for a music student or audiophile ... see Full Review

The Rest is Noise...Listening to the Twentieth Century, by Alex Ross.
Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, 2007. ISBN-10: 0-374-24939-3; ISBN-13: 978-0-374-24939-7. 543 pages plus preface, notes, acknowledgement, suggested listening, index. 21 B/W photographs. 6-1/3 inches by 9-1/8 inches. USD 30.00 CND 34.50.

A candy bar for musicologists ... see Full Review

Sibelius by Andrew Barnett. Yale University Press, New Haven and London. 2007. ISBN 978-0-300-11159-0. 445 pages including appendices, index, catalogue of works, an appendix of musical examples mostly from relatively unknown works, and 18 B&W photographs. RRP: USD40, GBP25. [PSh]

Exhaustively complete, acutely perceptive, a real page turner ... see Full Review


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