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July 1999 Part 4

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MIKLÓS RÓZSA Piano music Piano Sonata (1948) [19.38]   Bagatelles (1932) [10.43]   Variations (1932) [11.34]   The Vintner's Daughter (1952) [14.37]    Eric Parkin (piano - Bösendorfer 9ft concert grand)   recorded London 5 Jan 1978  CAMBRIA CD-1081 [56.34]

SCHUMANN Carnaval, Op 9; Waldszenen, Op 82; Album for the Young Op 68 (seven pieces only).     Andreas Boyde (piano)   Athene Minerva ATH CD18 [DDD] [55' 07"]

SIMPSON, Robert. String Quartet no 14 and no 15; Quintet for clarinet, bass clarinet and string trio.    Joy Farrell (clarinet), Fiona Cross (bass clarinet), Vanburgh String Quartet.    Hyperion CDA66626 [DDD] [65' 38"].

George TEMPLETON STRONG ((1856-1948) Symphony No.2 in G minor "Sintram",  Chorale on a Theme of Hans Leo Hassler    Moscow Symphony Orchestra conducted by Adriano    NAXOS American Classics 8.559018 [66:35]

SZYMANOWSKI. Piano Sonata No 1, Op 8; Piano Sonata No 2. Op 21; Piano Sonata No 3, Op 36; Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor.    Raymond Clarke (piano)   Athene ATH CD19 DDD [73' 50"]

TCHAIKOVSKY: Manfred Symphony. LIZST: 'Tasso, Lamento e Trionfo'.    Orchestre Nationale de la Redifussion Francaise, Philharmonia Orchestra Constantin Silvestri.    Testament SBT 1129 79m ADD Rec: 1957/58.

WILLIAM WALTON Symphony  no 1 [DDD]  (a) Symphony No 2 (c) Cello Concerto (b)  Violin Concerto (d) Portsmouth Point (c) Scapino (c) Paul Tortelier (b), Ida Haendel (d), Philharmonia Orchestra (a), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (b & d), London Symphony Orchestra (c) conducted by Bernard Haitink (a), Paavo Berglund (b & d), André Previn (c)    2CD EMI double fforte CZS5 733712 two for the price of one

ELINOR REMICK WARREN (1900-1991) Singing Earth (1948, 1952) [14.40]  The Harp Weaver (1930?) [17.20]  The Sleeping Beauty (1940) [17.03]  Abram In Egypt (1960?) [20.12]    Thomas Hampson (bar) Polish Radio SO and Chorus/Bruce Ferden    rec 21-24 June 1993 Cracow, Poland CAMBRIA CD-1095 [69.29]

ARIEL'S MUSIC. Music for clarinet and orchestra. DEAN, Brett: Ariel's Music; PISTON, Walter: Clarinet Concerto; VEALE, John: Clarinet Concerto; LUTOSLAWSKI Witold: Dance Preludes; SABIN, Nigel: An Australian Holiday.        Paul Dean (clarinet), Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Richard Mills.    ABC Classics 456 678-2 [DDD] [69' 37"].

FOUR SQUARE A selection of 18th and 19th century piano music played on square pianos by Joanna Leach.
SOLER Sonata no 90 in F sharp minor HAYDN Sonata in C, Hob.XVI:1, BACH Partita No 1 in B flat (four movements only) MOZART Fantasie in D minor K397 SCHUBERT Impromptu in A flat D899 no 4; MENDELSSOHN Song without words Op 19 no 1; MOZART Sonata in A, K331.   ATHENE ATH CD3 [DDD] [61' 422].

Historic recordings by LOUIS KAUFMAN (violin)      with Paul Ulanowsky (piano)    CAMBRIA CD-1063 Historical series [74.50]

SOUTH AFRICAN ORCHESTRAL WORKS: W.H. BELL (1873-1946) Symphony No. 4 in A minor - A South African Symphony (1927) [37.45] GIDEON FAGAN (1904-1980) Concert Overture in D (1954) [8.28] Ilala (tone poem) (1942) * [15.28]    National SO of the South African Broadcasting Corporation Peter Marchbank Richard Cock*    recorded Johannesburg, S.Africa, Jan 1994 and Jan 1995 MARCO POLO 8.223833 [62:09]



PROKOFIEV. The Fiery Angel. Opera in five acts and seven scenes.    Soloists, Kirov Chorus and orchestra/Valery Gergiev.    Philips Video Classics 070 198-3. [120 mins]
THE CARL NIELSEN CD-ROM CARL NIELSEN - The Man and the Music (Mennesket og Musikken) A multi-media reference about the composer, Carl Nielsen and his music - in words, pictures, sound and film.   AM Production Multimedia K/S CD-ROM ISBN 87-986907-0-1   Price UK: £24.95 plus postage £1.00 UK Price USA: $39.95 plus postage $2-3.00 depending on where in USA


CLASSIC CHILLING TALES Volume 1.    Stories by Edgar Allen Poe, O' Henry, Guy de Maupassant, Saki, M.R. James and Rudyard Kipling    Naxos Audiobooks NA202314 158m DDD.

THE HISTORY OF CLASSICAL MUSIC. By Richard Fawkes   Read by Robert Powell    Naxos NA414022 310m DDD

POETS OF THE GREAT WAR: Poems by: Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenborg, Richard Aldington, Edmund Blunden, Edward Thomas, Rupert Brooke and many others. Music by Elgar and Britten.    Read by: Michael Maloney, Jasper Britton, Michael Sheen and Sarah Woodward.    Naxos Audiobooks NA210912/4 119m DDD.


Inglis GUNDRY Last Boy of the Family - a musical memoir

Thames Publishing ISBN 0 905211 00 6 £12.50

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