van BEETHOVEN(1770-1827)Complete Violin
Sonatas Josef Suk (violin) Jan Panenka (piano)
rec. 1966/7 SUPRAPHON [JW] Valuable,
thoughtful and convincing … one of the most outstanding duos of
Anna Bonitatibus, Krešimir Špicer, Les Arts Florissants/William
Christie rec. 2011 OPUS ARTE
is the Cavalli DVD to own; it should also appeal to Monteverdi
DOVE(b. 1959)There Was a Child
Joan Rodgers (soprano) Toby Spence (tenor) CBSO Ch,Youth Ch, Children’s
Ch & O/Simon Halsey rec. 2011 SIGNUM [DMcC]Powerful
spiritual communication in this fabulous performance. I was very touched
by the music and the performance.
Violin Concerto 5 Piero Toso (violin) Orch di Padova e del
Veneto/Christian Joseph Saccon (violin) rec. 2007 WIDE CLASIQUE
and admiration are very evident.
Maria Callas, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Tito Gobbi, Ch & O of La Scala,
Milan/Victor de Sabata rec. 1953 PRISTINE AUDIO [JS]I
have had considerable pleasure from this re-mastering.
Maarten Koningsberger (baritone) Roger Braun (piano) rec. 2002 QUINTONE [GF]Koningsberger’s
is a perfectly valid reading, worth anyone’s money.
SHAPIRA(b.1973)The Old Man
and the Sea, Concierto Latino Ittai
Shapira (violin) Royal Liverpool PO/Neil Thomson, London Serenata/Krzysztof
Chorzelski rec. 2010-2012 CHAMPS HILL RECORDS [Byz]A
memorably orchestrated, romantic modern masterpiece, full of imagination,
passion and beautiful melody.
ULLMANN(1898-1944)The Complete Piano
Sonatas Jeanne Golan (piano) rec. 2011 STEINWAY AND SONS
plays this music so convincingly … Ullmann is a fascinating figure.
Vol. 3 Alessandra Marc (soprano) Seattle SO/Gerard
Schwarz rec. 1986-92 NAXOS [PCG]One
cannot help but feel that this could well have been left to gather dust.
InsomniaA Nocturnal Voyage in Song William Berger (baritone)
Iain Burnside (piano) rec. 2012 DELPHIAN [ST]Just
not to my taste.
now on, reviews that don't fit in the normal range of classical music
(e.g. nostalgia, light music) will be published as a group on the second
Monday of the month. They can be found in Misc
M-L of the monthly index.
Special Offer We
had great success with selling the Haydn Symphonies as mp3 files
put onto CD (see review).
This time we offer the complete organ works of J.S.Bach
played by Kevin Bowyer on 8CDs containing 320 kbps mp3 files
and a complete set of notes as a pdf file. You can buy these
through MusicWeb for just £23 post-free
Brian Wilson and Kirk McElhearn
Same Price: Complete Haydn Symphonies on mp3 CDs review
NOTE: These sets cannot be played
on a normal CD player. You will need one of the following: a computer;
a portable MP3 device (like an iPod, but not limited to iPods) a
DVD player; the latest generation of in-car disc players.
has over 4000 ArkivCDs which are digital remakes of out-of-print CDs
available nowhere else.
New issues now contain full booklet noteslink
MusicWeb - The
International Web Site Founder: Len Mullenger [UK], Classical
Editor: Rob Barnett [UK], Regular Reviewers:
Steve Arloff [UK], Guy Aron [Australia], Tony Augarde [UK], Terry Barfoot [UK],
Melinda Bargreen [USA], David J. Barker [Australia], Rob Barnett [UK], Nick
Barnard [UK], Robert Beattie [UK], Dave Billinge [UK], Peter Bright [UK], Byzantion
[UK], Colin Clarke [UK], Dominy Clements [Netherlands], Michael Cookson [UK],
Hubert Culot [Belgium], Evan Dickerson [UK], Gavin Dixon [UK], Robert J. Farr
[UK], Christopher Fifield [UK], Göran Forsling [Sweden], John France [UK],
Patrick Gary [USA], Pierre Giroux [CAN], Paul C. Godfrey [UK], Michael Greenhalgh
[UK], William Hedley [France], Gary Higginson [UK], Neil Horner [UK], Robert
Hugill UK], David Jennings [UK], Bill Kenny [UK], William S Kreindler [USA],
Ian Lace [UK], Em Marshall-Luck [UK], Oleg Ledeniov [USA]Rob Maynard [UK], David
A McConnell [USA], Kirk McElhearn [France], Robert McKechnie [UK], Ralph Moore
[RMo] [UK], Dan Morgan [UK], Margarida Mota-Bull [UK], Glyn Pursglove [UK],
John Quinn [UK], Carla Rees [UK], Brian Reinhart [USA], Donald Satz [USA], Mark
Sealey [USA], John Sheppard [UK], George Stacy, Paul Steinson [UK], Kevin Sutton
[USA], Bert Thompson [USA], Simon Thompson [UK], Zane Turner [Australia], Steve
Vasta [UK], Johan van Veen [Netherlands], Raymond Walker [UK], Derek Warby [UK],
Brian Wilson [UK], Jonathan Woolf [UK] Leslie Wright [USA]. A
complete list of contributors can be seen here
Select a label and
all reviews are listed in Catalogue order By
from composer names (eg Sibelius) are to resource pages with links to
indexes for the individual works as well as other resources.
Disclaimer Any opinions expressed
in reviews or articles on this site are those of the author and
do not necessarily represent the views of the site owner,
Len Mullenger or the Editors. Reviewers and authors retain
copyright in their work unless it has been paid for or commissioned by
the site owner.
Len Mullenger 1995
International is a registered Trade Mark 2265784 MCPS/PRS
Online Exploitation Licence LE000498
for review may be sent to
Len Mullenger, MusicWeb International, 95 Arnold Avenue, Coventry,
CV3 5ND, UK. mobile 07913 999009
Visitor Loyalty In
96,000 visitors visited MusicWeb more than 200 times
in addition another
56,000 visited more than 100 times
63,000 more than 50 times (approx once a week)
67,000 more than 25 times
59,000 more than 15 times
60,000 more than 10 times (approx once a month)
Founding Editor Rob Barnett Senior Editor
John Quinn Seen & Heard Editor Emeritus Bill Kenny Editor in Chief
Vacant MusicWeb Webmaster
David Barker MusicWeb Founder Len Mullenger