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Amy BEACH (1867-1944) Another splendidly performed slice of Amy Beach Piano Music Vol. 2 - The Turn of the Century Kirsten Johnson (piano) rec. 2007/8 GUILD [JW]

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) A dud. There’s not much more to say Violin Sonatas 5 & 9 Kalina Macuta (violin) Daniel Blanch (piano) rec. live 2008 COLUMNA MUSICA [KS]

John CAGE (1912-1992) A sure-fire winner Collection Michael Dietz (percussion) Ensemble Musica Negativa/Rainer Riehn; Gentle Fire. rec. 1971-73 EMI AMERICAN CLASSICS [CC]

Sir William HERSCHEL (1738-1822) Enjoyable for what it says of the relationships between music and science Symphonies London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert rec. 2002 CHANDOS [GPu]

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) I really liked the arrangement of Death and the Maiden Death and the Maiden, Symphony 8 Buffalo PO/JoAnn Falletta rec. 2007 NAXOS [ST]

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Good to have this New World back Rosamunde Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Symphony 9 Leopold Stokowski & his SO rec. 1947-52 CALA [JW]

Duos for Cello and Bass A wholesome disc Bloemendal (cello) Joel Quarrington (bass) rec. 1978/2008 CRYSTAL RECORDS [JW]

Richard Farrell Complete Recordings Vol. 1 A fine reclamation Includes Edvard GRIEG (1943-1907) Piano Concerto Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Piano Concerto 1 Richard Farrell (piano) Halle O/George Weldon rec. 1956-58 ATOLL [JW]

Herein Lies the Soul A brilliant young violinist invites comparison with the very best Includes Henryk WIENIAWSKI (1835-1880) Variations on an Original Theme Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Steven Moeckel (violin) Paula Fan (piano) rec. 2006 No label [PSh]

Yehudi Menuhin - The Great EMI Recordings Enough rarities to entice rec. 1932-84 EMI CLASSICS [51 CDs] [JW]

Stellar Saxes A saxophonic feast Kenneth Tse and Nobuya Sugawa (saxophones) rec. 2008 CRYSTAL RECORDS [JW]

West of the Sun - Music of the Americas Ebullient and zesty Includes Alberto GINASTERA (1916-1983) Sonata 1 Samuel BARBER (1910-1981) Piano Sonata Joel Fan (piano) rec. 2008 REFERENCE RECORDINGS [JW]

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