Ministriles in the New World
Piffaro, Annette Bauer (recorders, dulcian) rec. 2012
NAVONA NV5875 [69:36] [JV]
most compelling programme of music which invites repeated listening.
Musical Journey - Austria and Belgium
too many opportunities are missed to associate the photographic views
with Mozart’s life and his final composition.
Musical Journey - South Tyrol
NAXOS 2.110297 [56.29]
the Southern Tyrol, with its spectacular scenery and history is certainly
captivating, its repeated appearance in this series is somewhat overdone.
2012 - La Fenice, Venice
Jessica Pratt (soprano) Walter Fraccaro (tenor) Alex Esposito (bass)
O & Ch of The Gran Teatro La Fenice, Venice/Diego Matheuz rec. 2012
108 056 [108:00] [RJF]
you want a New Year Concert go for Vienna and far better quality than
OF THE MONTH
Nordic Sounds 2
Swedish Radio Ch/Peter Dijkstra rec. 2011
CHANNEL CLASSICS CCS SA 32812
can’t imagine this music, or any other music for that matter,
better sung by any choir in the world.
Poore Distracted World! - English songs and anthems
Voix Baroques/Alexander Weimann rec. 2009
ATMA ACD2 2630 [71:42] [JV]
exceptionally fine collection of English sacred music of the 17th century.
SEREBRIER (b.1938) Flute Concerto with Tango Adina
IZARRA (b.1959) Pitangus Sulphuratus Carl
VINE (b.1954) Pipe Dreams Alberto
GINASTERA (1916-1983) Impresiones de la Puna
Sharon Bezaly (flute) Australian Chamber Orchestra/Richard Tognetti
(violin). rec. 2009
BIS-CD-1789 [60:23] [SA]
music that excites and thrills in equal measure.
String Quartets by
Afanasiev, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov & Borodin
Leipziger Qt rec. 2011
MUSIKPRODUKTION DABRINGHAUS UND GRIMM 3071758-2 [76:56] [MC]
surely delight lovers of Russian chamber music.
Classics - Vol. 4
DANACORD DACOCD 707/8 [74:29 + 76:42] [NB]
fascinating, informative and engaging set.
Contemporary works for small ensemble
Moravian Winds rec. 2011
NAVONA NV 5874 [54.30] [GH]
is something a little different; even a touch eccentric. Highly desirable.
by Monteverdi, Cavalli, Rossi & Provenzale
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo) Sandrine Piau (soprano) Susanna Sundberg
(contralto) Ensemble Cappella Mediterranea/Leonardo García Alarcón
NAÏVE V5286 [71:00] [GF]
must for baroque enthusiasts.
British Songs of the 21st Century
Paul Carey Jones (baritone) Ian Ryan (piano) rec. 2011
MERIDIAN CDE84614 [67:50] [Byz]
this album does indeed reflect 21st century Britain then it must be
a rather sombre, serious place, with little warmth or contentment.
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Passion & Resurrection
Stile Antico rec. 2012
HARMONIA MUNDI HMU807555
about this disc is outstanding: it’s another very impressive achievement
by Stile Antico.
Spectacular and Sublime
Vol. 4 Works by Dupré &
Florence Mustric (organ) rec. 2007
MSR CLASSICS MS1273 [66:01] [HP-R]
repertoire but somewhat disappointing.
German violin music of the 17th century
Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel (violin) Henk Bouman (harpsichord)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 6025082 [42:50] [JV]
Just as good and as exciting as it was when first released.
late the sweet birds sang Latin Music from Tudor England
Cave rec. 2012
CKD417 [75.31] [BW]
triumph for Magnificat and Linn.
The Driving Instructor, The Bricklayer, Introducing Tobacco
TAKE 2 ALN1919/1929/1939 [79:00/78:00/78:35] [RB]
misfires but a lot of this pushes the button top dead centre.
Life and Music of Eric Coates
by Michael Payne Ashgate Publishing, 2012; 280 pages; hardback [IL]
most worthwhile addition to Eric Coates studies.
Music and Literary Context:
Artistic Connections in the Long Nineteenth Century
Music in Britain, 1600-1900 Series by Michael Allis,
The Boydell Press, Woodbridge ISBN: 9781843837305 £60.00 Hardcover
hard won but ultimately both challenging and rewarding.
Lucy Walker (ed.) The Boydell Press; 266pp. First published 2012
must-buy for all devotees of one of the greatest composers of the last
Golden Age of Light Music A
Glorious Century of Light Music rec.1929-1961
LIGHT MUSIC GLCD 5200 [78:38]
Golden Age of Light Music Three
Great American Light Orchestras rec. 1950-1961
GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD 5199 [78:46]
Golden Age of Light Music Light
Music While You Work - Volume 4 rec. 1943-46
GUILD GLCD 5198 [78:25]
Golden Age of Light Music Nature's
Realm rec. 1946-1961
GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD 5194 [77:58]
Golden Age of Light Music Stereo
into the Sixties rec. 1960-61
GUILD GLCD5192 [74:30]
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