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MARCH 2007

DVDs

Chopin Preludes (Andras Schiff)

Mozart – La Finta Giardiniera ( Salzburg)

Mozart – La Finta Semplice (Salzburg 2006)

Wagner - Tannhauser (Bayreuth 1989)

Verdi - Otello (Barcelona)

Mozart – Le nozze di Figaro (Paris)

Mozart – La Clemenza di Tito (Salzburg 2003)

CDs

Songs of FG Scott

Bach Goldberg Variations; Partita No. 5 (Glenn Gould; Obert-Thorn transfer)

Peterson-Berger (The Doomsday Prophets)

Sibelius Symphony No 2; Pohjola's Daughter (Davis)

Sadie Harrison (An unexpected light)

Roger Marsh Giraud's Pierrot Lunaire

Roger Smalley (Concertos & Scriabin transcriptions)

Haydn String Quartets (Carducci Quartet debut recording)

Schubert Piano Sonatas (Howard Shelley, fortepiano)

Kagel Duodramen; Szenario; Liturgien

Schumann complete String Quartets (Fine Arts)

Chopin & Rachmaninoff - cello sonatas

Stravinsky – Oedipus Rex

Medtner Skazki Op 8 - Op 54 (Hamish Milne)

Kirsten Flagstad (Grieg – Wagner etc)

Schubert/"James" & Schumann/"James" WandererFantasy

Schubert String Quintet etc (Raphael Ensemble)

Schubert/Kissine String Quartet in G major

Judith Bingham – Choral Music

Manchicourt - Brabant Ensemble

Schubert, Spohr etc (Lieder for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano)

Handel ‘Cello Sonatas

Berio's Piano Music

Rawsthorne Piano Concertos & Symphonic Studies

Bach Mass in B minor/Jos van Veldhoven

Buxtehude/Koopman Wacht! Euch zum Streit gefasset macht

Cavalli: Gli Amori d'Apollo e di Dafne

Webern: Complete Songs

Franck - Melodies

Schoenberg: Vocal works and 1st Chamber Symphony

 

 

FEBRUARY 2007

DVDs

Ponchielli La Gioconda X2

Puccini – La Boheme (Madrid)

Wagner – Lohengrin

Torroba Luisa Fernanda

Dusapin Faustus, the Last Night

Offenbach Tales of Hoffmann from Bilbao

Prokofiev – The Love for Three Oranges (Amsterdam, 2005)

Bellini - Norma (Amsterdam)

Rossini Tancredi


CDs

Xenakis Thommessen Hegdal Hvoslef (Norwegian Chamber Orchestra)

Adams Piano Music (Ralph van Raat)

Arman Piano Trio

Mahler & Handel; Lieberson & Harbison (Lorraine Hunt Liberson)

Cherkassky at Wigmore Hall

Clementi Sonatas and Sonatinas (Liz Glazer - fortepiano)

Beethoven Piano Sonatas (Brautigam)

Gesualdo - Madrigals Book III (Kassopeia Quintet)

Francis Pott Choral and Organ Music

Ronald Stevenson - Songs

Robert Louis Stevenson A Child's Garden of Verses (Susan Hamilton & Simon Woolf)

American Songs (Michaels/Buccheri)

Moondog arr Joanna MacGregor

Joby Talbot etc (The King's Singers)

English Songbooks of the 1700s

Music for the Coronation of James II

Grainger and Grieg Choral Music

Albeniz – Pepita Jimenez

JAN

Falstaff at Florence

CDs

Dutilleux (John Chen Piano)

Busoni Piano Music – 3 (Wolf Harden)

Judith Weir Songs

Bartok, Ben-Shabetaj etc (Voland Quartet - Two Pianos and Percussion)

Lex Van Delden Complete String Quartets

Havergal Brian Symphonies Nos 4 & 12

Scarlatti sonatas (Joanna Leach, square piano)

Morten Lauridsen – Choral Music

Stravinsky Renard etc

Nielsen: Chamber Works for Violin and Strings

Beethoven Sonatas Vol 4 - Ronald Brautigan (fortepiano)

Rameau Suites (Angela Hewitt - piano)

New Goldberg Variations (2nd review)

Shostakovich – Symphony No 13 “ Babi Yar ” RLPO/Schwarz

Arne Nordheim - Draumkvedet

The Essential Sibelius (BIS)

Sibelius piano works

Beethoven Op. 109-111 (Schnabel & Uchida)

Dallapiccola: a portrait

Rorem 'Cello suite & Double Concerto

Alfred Hollins organ works

Piet Swerts Chamber Music

DECEMBER 2006

DVDs

Bizet Carmen (Opernfestspiel St. Margarethen)

Malcolm Arnold (Tony Palmer TV film)

Conny Janssen Danst with Conjunto Iberiico

Strauss Elektra (Zurich)

Mozart Die Zauberflöte (Ludwigsburger Festspiele/Wolfgang Gönnenwein /Axel Manthey)

Rossini L'Italiana in Algeri revisited (copied from The Opera Critic 2002)

CDs

Bernhard Lang Theatre of Repetitions

Contemporary music from Sweden (Duo Gelland, Johannes Johansson etc)

Fuchs & Rihm (Minguet Quartet)

Higdon, Fitzell, Mackey, Gordon, DeSantis (eighth blackbird)

Elisabeth Schumann (Mozart and Viennese Operetta 1926-38)

Malcolm Arnold Edition (Decca, 13 CDs)

Malcolm Arnold (Solo Piano Music)

Mozart & Strauss (Thaous Ensemble)

William and Henry Lawes Songs

Vivaldi (The Purcell Quartet)

Nicholas Maw (Choral Music)

Riley, Donatoni, Loevendie etc (Conjunto Iberico Cello Octet)

Bach Brandenburg Concertos (Naxos & ARTS)

 

NOVEMBER 2006

DVDs

Roland Petit ballets

CDs

Schubert Holzmair/Eisenlohr (fortepiano)

Giles Swayne: Convocation

Recent Naxos releases

Bax Violin and Viola Sonatas

Ernst Toch Tanz-Suite / Cello Concerto

Schumann's Carnaval (Dame Myra Hess)

Brahms and Schumann (John Lill)

Vaughan Williams & Gurney– A Shropshire Lad

Maulbronner Kammerchor/Jurgen Budday

Miserere Tenebrae/Nigel Short

Busoni – Songs

Elgar – Sea Pictures & The Music Makers

Landscape and Time (The Kings Singers)

Daubney Songs

Feuchtwanger (Haydn Dickenson, piano)

Carl Vine Piano Music

Brahms & Schoenberg (Trio Jean Paul)

Mahler Symphonies & Das Lied von der Erde (Bertini)

 

OCTOBER 2006

DVDs

Verdi Rigoletto (Liceu, Barcelona 2004)

Marc-André Hamelin on DVD and CD

Julian Bream - My Life in Music

CDs

The songs of Judith Weir

CPE Bach, Dieter Ammann & Rudolf Kelterborn (Mondrian Ensemble Basle)

Geoffrey Tozer (For Children: Bach;Mozart;Schumann; Prokofiev etc)

Brahms, Wagner and Dupré (Robert Quinney, organ)

Brahms Piano Quartets (Hamelin & Leopold String Trio)

The King's Singers (R R Bennett, J McCabe, P M Davies etc)

Roslavets Chamber Symphony

Goldstone/Clemmow (Piano Trio in B flat; Arpeggione Sonata etc)

Elgar Piano Music (Ashley Wass)

Annie Fischer (Beethoven & Schumann)

Elisabeth Lutyens: Chamber and choral works (Exaudi/Endymion)

Brahms German Requiem (Vasari Singers)

Bach Clavieruebungen (Elizabeth de la Porte)

Debussy Pour le Piano , Estampes , Preludes Bk 1 etc (Roy Howat)

Debussy Preludes (Steven Osborne)

IVES Symphonies (Litton)

Adrian Jack String Quartets (Arditti)

Ivan Fedele (music for ensembles, with solo flute and clarinet)

Hindemith, Janacek & Seeger String Quartets

Satsuki Odamura (music for Japanese traditional instruments)

Debussy early piano music (Roy Howat)

Godowsky & Beethoven/Liszt etc (David Stanhope)

John Adams violin concerto (Chloë Hanslip)

Roslavets Violin Sonatas

Shostakovich The Complete Symphonies (Oleg Caetini)

Rostropovich live in 1985 (Concertos by Elgar, Haydn and Saint-Saens)

Julian Anderson (2001-2005)

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2006

DVDs

Mozart La Finta Giardiniera (Zurich Opera)

CDs

Mikhail Shilyaev (promo CDs)

Auerbach plays Auerbach

Sacchini Oedipe à Colone

Bruckner Symphony No.7 (Barbirolli)

Will Todd Mass in Blue

Aleksander Szram (piano) Into the 21st Century

Tanya Prochazka (Britten, Ireland, Walton and Elgar)

New Goldberg Variations (six American composers)

AUGUST 2006
DVDs

Glenn Gould Hereafter
Rameau – In Convertendo (Christie)

Wagner – The Ring Cycle (Audi)

 

 

 

 
 

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