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outstandingSelected recordings are highlighted with the accolade IRR OUTSTANDING. The identification of such recordings has been made by individual reviewers. The selected release is illustrated in the review with a reproduction of the sleeve and the IRR OUTSTANDING logo.

 

 

  

Outstanding in the December 2011 edition


picDvorák Volume 1. New
Czech Suite in D major, B93 (Op. 39). Symphony No. 9 in E minor, B178 (Op. 95), 'From the New World’. Slavonic Dances – C major, B83 No. 1 (Op. 46 No. 1); E minor, B147 No. 2 (Op. 72 No. 2).
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/José Serebrier. 
Warner Classics 2564 66656-3 (full price, 1 hour 15 minutes). Website www.warnerclassicsandjazz.com  Producer/Engineer Phil Rowlands. Dates June 22nd and 23rd, 2011.

 

picPettersson New
Symphonies – No. 1 (ed. Lindberg); No. 2.
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra/Christian Lindberg.
BIS CD1860 (full price, 1 hour 17 minutes). Bonus DVD includes documentary ‘Allan Pettersson – The First Symphony’ by David Lindberg (59 minutes). NTSC. Website www.bis.se  Producer Martin Nagorni. Engineer Fabian Frank. Dates May and June 2010.

 

 

 

 

picCrawford New
String Quartets – No. 1, Op. 4; No. 2, Op. 8; No. 3 (2008).
Edinburgh Quartet (Tristan Gurney, Philip Burrin, violins; Michael Beeston, viola; Mark Bailey, cello).
Delphian DCD34091 (full price, 1 hour 3 minutes). Website www.delphianrecords.co.uk  Producer/ Engineer Paul Baxter. Dates March 10th-12th, 2010.

 

 

 

picHaydn New
String Quartets, Hob. III/75-80 (Op. 76 ) – No. 2 in D minor, ‘Fifths’; No. 3 in C, ‘Emperor’; No. 4 in B flat, ‘Sunrise’.
Gewandhaus-Quartett (Frank-Michael Erben, Conrad Suske, violins; Volker Metz, viola; Jürnjakob Timm, cello).
New Classical Adventure 60237 (full price, 1 hour 11 minutes). Website www.ncamusic.com. Producer Eberhard Richter. Engineer Michael Glaser. Date October 2004.

 

picSchubert New CD/SACD
String Quintet in C, D956a. String Quartet No. 12 in C minor, D703.
Tokyo String Quartet (Martin Beaver, Kikuei Ikeda, violins; Kazuhide Isomura, viola; Clive Greensmith, cello) with aDavid Watkin (cello).
Harmonia Mundi USA HMU807427 (full price, 1 hour 6 minutes). Website www.harmoniamundi.com  Producer Robina G. Young. Engineer Brad Michel. Date September 2010.

 

 

picFrom the Street New
Janácek 1.X.1905, ‘From the Street’. On the Overgrown Path, Book 1. Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14.
Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales.
Ivana Gavric (piano).
Champs Hill Records CHRCD026 (full price, 1 hour 19 minutes). Website www.champshillrecords. co.uk. Producer Jeremy Bines. Engineer Alexander Van Ingen. Dates April 22nd-24th and May 30th, 2011. .

 

 

picOrlando Furioso New
Madrigali sul Poema di Ludovici Ariosto.
Byrd La verginella è simile alla rosa. A. Ferrabosco I Questi ch’indizio fan del mio tormento. A. Gabrieli Dunque baciar sì belle e dolce labbia. Hoste da Reggio Gli sdegni, le repulse e finalmente. Le donne, i cavallier, l’arme, gli amori. Lassus Deh perché voglio  anco di me dolermi?. Di qua di la va le noiose piume. Pensier (dicea) che’l cor m’agghiacci et ardi. Palestrina Se ben non veggon gli occhi ciò che vede. B. Pallavicino Tra le purpuree rose e i bianchi gigli. Perissone Cambio Scarpello si vedrà di piombo o lima. de Rore Come la notte ogni fiammella è viva. Era il bel viso suo, quale esser suole. Ruffo Liete piante, verdi erbe, limpide acque. Striggio Non rumor di tamburi o suon di trombe. Or se mi mostra la mia carta il vero. Tromboncino Queste non son più lagrime che fuore. Verdelot Queste non son più lagrime che fuore. Wert Chi salirà per me, madonna, in cielo. Non tanto il bel palazzo è si eccellente. Queste non son più lagrime che fuore. Vaghi boschetti di soavi allori.
La Compagnia del Madrigale (Rosanna Bertini, Nadia Ragni, sopranos; Elena Carzaniga, contralto; Giuseppe Maletto, Raffaele Giordani, Paolo Borgonovo, tenors; Marco Scavazza, baritone; Daniele Carnovich, bass).
Arcana A363 (1 hour 10 minutes). Italian texts and English/French/German translations included. Website www.arcana.eu. Producers Davide Ficco, Sandro Naglia. Engineer Giuseppe Maletto. Dates October 2009, September 2010.

 

Outstanding in the November 2011 edition


picRomantic Piano Concertos     New
Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16.
Liszt Piano Concertos – No. 1 in E flat, S124; No. 2 in A, S125.
Stephen Hough (piano); Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/Andrew Litton.
Hyperion CDA67824 (full price, 1 hour 9 minutes). Website www.hyperion-records.co.uk  Producer Andrew Keener. Engineers Simon Eadon, Haakon Gunby, Erlend Myrstad. Dates June 14th-16th and 18th, 2011.

 

 

picMahler     DVD
Symphony No. 8 in E flat, 
‘Symphony of a Thousand’.
Erika Sunnegårdh, Ricarda Merbeth, Christiane Oelze (sopranos); Lioba 
Braun, Gerhild Romberger (mezzos); Stephen Gould (tenor); Dietrich Henschel (baritone); Georg Zeppenfeld (bass); MDR Rundfunkchor; Chor der Opera 
Leipzig; GewandhausChor; Thomanerchor Leipzig; GewandhausKinderchor; Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/Riccardo Chailly.
Accentus Music ACC20222/Also available on 
Blu-ray ACC10222 (1 hour 32 minutes). Subtitles in English/French/German. Website www. accentus.com. NTSC. 16:9. DVD 9. Region 0. PCM Stereo. Dolby Digital 5.1. DTS 5.1. DVD Director Michael Beyer. DVD Producers Paul Smaczny, Günter Atteln, Sven Freitag. Audio Producer Sebastian Braun. Audio Engineer Toine Mertens. Dates Live performances at the Gewandhaus, Leipzig on May 26th and 27th, 2011.

 

picSchumann     New CD/SACD
Complete Works for Violin and Orchestra.
Violin Concerto in A minor (after Cello Concerto, Op. 129). Phantasy in C, Op. 131. Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO23.
Ulf Wallin (violin); Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie/Frank Beermann.
BIS SACD1775 (full price, 1 hour 12 minutes). Website www.bis.se  Producer Ingo Petry. Engineer Stephan Reh. Date June 2009.

 

 

 

picTchaikovsky    BLU-RAY
Symphonies – No. 4 in F minor, 
Op. 36; No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64; 
No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, ‘Pathétique’.
Mariinsky Orchestra/Valery Gergiev.
Mariinsky Blu-ray BDMAR0515/DVD MAR0513 (2 hours 30 minutes). (2 hours 8 minutes). Includes interview with Valery Gergiev. Website www.mariinsky
label.com  High Definition. 10801. NTSC. 16:9. DVD 9. Region 0. Stereo 2.0 PCM. Stereo 2.0 Dolby Digital. Surround 5.1 Dolby Digital. Director Andy Sommer. Audio Mastering Tony Faulkner. Date Live performances at the Salle Pleyel, Paris on January 25th, 26th and 29th, 2010.

 

 

picLiszt     New
Piano Sonata in B minor, S178. Après une lecture du Dante, S161 No. 7. Ballade No. 2 in B minor, S171.
Claire-Marie Le Guay (piano).
Accord 476 4244 (full price, 1 hour 8 minutes). Website www.universalmusic.fr  Producer/Engineer Hannelore Guittet. Dates October 27th-29th, 2010.

 

 

 

 

picRachmaninov     New
Piano Sonatas – No. 1 in D minor, Op. 28; No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36 (1913 version). Three Piano Pieces (1917). Nunc dimittis, Op. 37 No. 5 (arr. composer).
Leslie Howard (piano).
Melba Recordings MR301127 (full price, 1 hour 15 minutes). Website www.melbarecordings.com.au  Producer Jeremy Hayes. Engineer Tony Faulkner. Dates September 21st-23rd, 2009.

 

 

picHandel Streams of pleasure.    New
Joseph and his Brethren, HWV59 – Prophetic raptures swell my breasta. Hercules, HWV60 – Forgive me … My fathera. Belshazzar, HWV61 – Destructive warb; Great victor, at your feet I bowab. Judas Maccabaeus, HWV63 – From this dread sceneab. Joshua, HWV64 – Our limpid streams with freedom flowab. Alexander Balus, HWV65 – Fair virtue shall charm meb; Fury with red sparkling eyesb. Susanna, HWV66 – Lead me … Crystal streams in murmurs flowinga. Solomon, HWV67 – Can I see my infant gor’da; Thou fair inhabitant … Welcome as the dawn of dayab. Theodora, HWV68 – Ah! whither should we fly? … As with rosy steps the mornb; But why art thou disquieted? … Oh! that I on wings could risea; Streams of pleasure ever flowingab; To thee, thou glorious son of worthab.
aKarina Gauvin (soprano); bMarie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto); Il Complesso Barocco/
Alan Curtis.
Naïve V5261 (full price, 1 hour 15 minutes). English texts and French translations included. Website www.naiveclassique.com  Producer Laure Casenave-Péré. Engineer Thomas Dappelo. Date January 2011.

 

 

picSalzburg Barock    New
Music at the Court of Prince-Archbishops.
Anonymous Ach kommet von Himmel, ihr göttliche Flammena. Ad pulpituma. Bernardi Magnificata. C. Biber Concerto a quattro per la chiesa. H. Biber O dulcis Jesua. Fidicinium sacro-profanum – Sonata VI in A minor. Biechteler Aria de sancta Scholasticaa. Hofer Nisi Dominusa. Megerle Gaudete et Exsultatea. Muffat Armonico tributo – Sonata II in G minor.
aEmma Kirkby (soprano); Bell’Arte Salzburg (Ulrike Titze, Baroque violin; Hermann Hickethier, Christian Zincke, viola da gambas; Matthias Müller, violone; Thomas Boysen, theorbo/mandora; Margit Schultheiss, organ)/Annegret Siedel (viola d’amore).
Berlin Classics 0300120BC (full price, 1 hour 3 minutes). German/Latin texts included. Website www.edelclassics.com. Producer Almut Telsnig. Engineer Anton Billmayer. Dates July 20th-23rd, 
2010.

 

Outstanding in the October 2011 edition


picDelius New CD/SACD
Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, RTvii/5ab. Violin Concerto, RTvii/6a. Cello Concerto, RTvii/7b (ed. Thomas Beecham/ Eric Fenby).aTasmin Little (violin); bPaul Watkins (cello); BBC Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Davis.
Chandos CHSA5094 (full price, 1 hour 9 minutes). Website www.chandos.net  Producer Brian Pidgeon. Engineers Ralph Couzens, Jonathan Cooper. Dates October 13th and 14th, 2010.

 

 

picMahler New CD/SACD
Symphony No. 9 in D.
London Symphony Orchestra/Valery Gergiev.
LSO Live LSO0668 (medium price, 1 hour 19 minutes). Website www.lsolive.co.uk  Producer James Mallinson. Engineers Jonathan Stokes, Neil Hutchinson. Dates Live performances at the Barbican Hall, London on March 2nd and 3rd, 2011.

 

 

 

picMozart New CD/SACD
Violin Concertos – No. 1 in B flat, K207; No. 2 in D, K211; No. 4 in D, K218. Adagio in E, K261a. Rondo in C, K373.
Australian Chamber Orchestra/Richard Tognetti (violin).
BIS SACD1755 (full price, 1 hour 12 minutes). Website www.bis.se  Producer/Engineer Jens Braun. Engineers Marion Schwebel, aSimon Lear. Dates aFebruary 2009, February 2010.

 

 

 

picPurcell New CD/SACD
12 Sonatas in Three Parts, Z790-801 – No. 1 in G minora; No. 2 in B flata; No. 3 in D minor; No. 4 in F; No. 5 in A minora; No. 6 in C; No. 7 in E minora; No. 8 in G; No. 9 in C minor; No. 10 in Aa; No. 11 in F minora; No. 12 in D.
Retrospect Trio (aSophie Gent, Matthew Truscott, violins; Jonathan Manson, bass viol; Matthew Halls, harpsichord/organ).
Linn Records CKD374 (full price, 1 hour 15 minutes). Website www.linnrecords.com  Producer/Engineer Philip Hobbs. Dates February 18th-20th, 2011.

 

 

picAround Jacob van Eyck New
Anonymous Come again, sweet love doth now invite. Daphne. Dowland Come again, sweet love doth now invite. Lachrimae Antiquae (Flow, my tears, fall from your springs). Gastoldi La Sirena. I. Haffner Amarilli mia bella (attrib.). Den Nachtegael (attrib.). Sweelinck The Nightingale. Puer nobis nascitur. Uccellini Questa dolce sirena. Van Eyck Der Fluyten Lust-hof – Amarilli mia bella (Caccini); Ballet Gravesand (Vallet); Boffons/Passamezzo antiquo; Bravade et Franse Courante (Vallet); Come again; Doen Daphne d’over schoone maeght (Starter); Engels Nachtegaeltje; Fantasia en echo; Onder de linde groene/The Lord Souches Maske (Morley/Farnaby); Onser Vader in Hemelryck; Pavane Lachrimae (Dowland); Prins Robberts Masco (? I. Haffner); Puer nobis nascitur; Questa dolce sirena (Gastoldi); Verdwaelde koninghin.
Ardalus Ensemble (Sarah Abrams, soprano; Stefaan Smagghe, violin; Jan Devlieger, virginal/ percussion/recorders; Nathalie Fransen, lute/ theorbo/recorders; Rebecca Lefèvre, viola da gamba)/Karen Ketels (recorders).
Phaedra 92068 (full price, 1 hour 11 minutes). Arrangements by Jan Devlieger. Dutch/English/Italian/ Latin texts and English translations included. Website www.phaedracd.com. Producer Luc Famaey. Engineer Marcin Lasia. Dates May 14th-16th, 2010.

 

picKuula Vocal and Orchestral Works. New
Long I Stared into the Fire, Op. 2 No. 2 (orch. Aarre Merikanto)a. Prelude and Fugue, Op. 10. The Sea-bathing Nymphs, Op. 12a. Son of a Slave – Suite, Op. 14b. The Maiden and the Son of a Boyar, Op. 18a. South Ostrobothnian Suite No. 2, Op. 20. Sailing in the Moonlight, Op. 31a No. 1a. In the Cattle Yard, Op. 31a No. 2a. Summer Eveninga.
aSusan Gritton (soprano); BBC Concert Orchestra/Martyn Brabbins.
Dutton Epoch CDLX7272 (full price, 1 hour 13 minutes). Finnish texts and English translations included. Website www.duttonvocalion.co.uk. Producer Michael Ponder. Engineers Dexter Newman, Dillon Gallagher. Dates January 24th-26th, 2011.

 

Outstanding in the September 2011 edition


picSchwertsik     New
Baumgesänge, Op. 65. Herr K. entdeckt Amerika, Op. 101. Nachtmusiken, Op. 104.
BBC Philharmonic/HK Gruber.
Chandos CHAN10687 (full price, 1 hour). Website www.chandos.net  Producers Brian Pidgeon, Mike George. Engineers Stephen Rinker, Denise Else. Dates August 4th-6th, 2010.

 

 

 

 

picCharles Mackerras     New
Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, ‘Pathétique’.
Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Overture, Op. 21.
Philharmonia Orchestra/Charles Mackerras.
Signum Classics SIGCD253 (full price, 58 minutes). Website www.signumrecords.com  Producer Misha Donat. Engineer Jonathan Stokes. Date Live performances at the Royal Festival Hall, London on February 8th, 2009.

 

 

 

picRomanian Rhapsody     New
Bartók Two Romanian Dances, Sz43. Rhapsody No. 2, Sz89a.
Constantinescu Suite for Piano.
Enescu Romanian Rhapsody in A, Op. 11 No. 1 (arr. composer).
Schubert Drei Klavierstücke, D946.
Mihaela Ursuleasa (piano) with aGilles Apap (violin).
Berlin Classics 0016642BC (full price, 1 hour 4 minutes). Website www.edelclassics.com. Producer Christoph Classen. Engineers Hendrik Manook, Hanna Steger. Dates June 26th-30th, 2010.

 

picBenjamin Grosvenor     New
Chopin Scherzos – No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20; No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31; No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39; No. 4 in E, Op. 54. Nocturnes – F sharp, Op. 15 No. 2; E minor, Op. 72 No. 1; C sharp minor.
Liszt En rêve, S207. Polish Songs, S480 – No. 1, A Maiden’s Wish; No. 5, My Enchantress.
Ravel Gaspard de la nuit.
Benjamin Grosvenor (piano).
Decca 478 3206 (full price, 1 hour 15 minutes). Website www.deccaclassics.com  Producer Simon Kiln. Engineer Arne Akselberg. Dates April 23rd-26th, 2011.

 

picFrescobaldi Volume 3.    New
Toccate e partite d’intavolatura di cimbalo … libro primo (1615) – Balletto, corrente e passacagli in E minor; Balletto secondo corrente del balletto; Balletto, corrente e passacagli in G minor; Capriccio Fra Iacopino sopra l’aria di Ruggiero. Il secondo libro di toccate, canzone ... (1627) – Aria detto balletto; Aria detta la frescobalda; Canzona prima; Canzona quinta; Corrente I-IV. Primo libro di Capricci (1624) – Capriccio sopra il Cucho; Capriccio sopra la Bassa Fiammenga; Capriccio di durezze; Capriccio sopra l’aria di Ruggiero; Recercar terzo. Toccata Seconda. Toccata Quarta. Toccata Decima. Toccata Undecima.
Richard Lester (harpsichords/virginals).
Nimbus NI5870 (full price, 1 hour 17 minutes). Website www.wyastone.co.uk/nrl. Producer/Engineer Raymond Fenton. Date 2010.

 

picPeñalosa     New
Missa ‘Nunca fue pena mayor’. Ave vera caro Christi. In passione positus. Memorare piissima. O bone Jesu. Sacris solemniis. Transeunte Domino. Tribularer si nescirem.
Anonymous Très II.
Julius de Modena Tiento XIX (both arr. Venegas de Henestrosa).
Ensemble Gilles Binchois (Anne-Marie Lablaude, soprano; David Sagastume, countertenor; David Munderloh, tenor; Tim Scott Whiteley, bass); Les Sacqueboutiers (Jean-Pierre Canihac, cornett; Philippe Canguilhem, shawm; Daniel Lassalle, sackbut; Laurent Lechenadec, dulcian)/Dominique Vellard (tenor).
Glossa GCD922305 (full price, 59 minutes). Latin texts and English/French/German/Spanish translations included. Website www.glossamusic.com  Producer/Engineer Aline Blondiau. Date October 2010.

 

picBartók    Reissue CD/SACD
Bluebeard’s Castle, Sz48.
László Polgár (bass) Duke Bluebeard; Ildikó Komlósi (mezzo) Judith; Budapest Festival Orchestra/Iván Fischer.
Channel Classics CCSSA90311 (medium price, 55 minutes). From Decca 470 633-2. Hungarian libretto and English translation included. Website www.channelclassics.com. Producer/Engineer Hein Dekker. Engineers Erdo Groot, Roger de Schot, Carl Schuurbiers. Dates August 16th-19th, 2002.

 

 

picWeinberg    
The Passenger, Op. 97.
Michelle Breedt (mezzo) Lisa; Roberto Saccà (tenor) Walter; Elena Kelessidi (soprano) Martha; Artur Rucinski (baritone) Tadeusz; Svetlana Doneva (soprano) Katja; Angelica Voje (mezzo) Krzystina; Elzbieta Wróblewska (mezzo) Vlasta; Agnieszka Rehlis (contralto) Hannah; Talia Or (soprano) Ivette; Helen Field (soprano) Old Woman; Liuba Sokolova (contralto) Bronka; Tobias Hächler (bass) First SS Officer; Wilfried Staber (bass) Second SS Officer; David Danholt (tenor) Third SS Officer; Richard Angas (bass) Elderly Passenger/Steward; Heide Capovilla (speaker) Senior Overseer/Capo; Andreas Semlitsch (violin) Tadeusz’s double; Prague Philharmonic Choir; Wiener Symphoniker/Teodor Currentzis.
NEOS NEOS51006/Blu-ray NEOS51005 (3 hours 10 minutes). Includes documentary ‘In der Fremde’ (29 minutes). Libretto in English, French, German and Polish. Subtitles in English/French/German/Polish/Russian. Website www.neos-music.com. 16:9. PAL. DVD 9. Region 0. Dolby Digital 2.0 and 5.0. Stage Director David Pountney. Video Director Felix Breisach. Audio Producer Wilhelm Zürrer. DVD Producer Rolf Allenbach. Date Live performances at the Festspielhaus, Bregenz in July 2010.

 

Outstanding in the July/August 2011 edition


picJ. S. Bach Volume 5. New

Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat, BWV1051. Harpsichord Concerto in F minor, BWV1056a. Concerto for Three Harpsichords in D minor, BWV1063b. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, BWV1068.

abCéline Frisch, bDirk Boerner, bAnna Fontana (harpsichords); Café Zimmermann/ Pablo Valetti (viola/violin).

Alpha ALPHA168 (full price, 59 minutes). Website www.outhere-music.com. Producer Hugues Deschaux. Engineer Aline Blondiau. Dates March and May 2010.

 

picHertel New

Bassoon Concertosa – A minor; B flat; E flat. Sinfonias – B flat; D; G.

aSergio Azzolini (bassoon); Capriccio Barockorchester/Dominik Kiefer.

Tudor 7182 (full price, 1 hour 22 minutes). Website www.tudor.ch. Producer Thomas Engel. Engineer Christian Sager. Dates February 17th-20th, 2010.

 

 

 

 

picWalton New

Symphonies – No. 1 in B flat minor; No. 2. Siesta.

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Martyn Brabbins.

Hyperion CDA67794 (full price, 1 hour 18 minutes). Website www.hyperion-records.co.uk  Producer Andrew Keener. Engineer Simon Eadon. Dates November 20th-21st and December 4th-5th, 2010.

 

 

 

picFemale Composers New CD/SACD

from France

L. Boulanger Nocturne.

Farrenc Violin Sonata No. 2 in A, Op. 39.

Viardot-García Sonatine in A minor. Six Morceaux.

Annette-Barbara Vogel (violin); Ayako Tsuruta (piano).

Cybele SACD351.101 (full price, 59 minutes). Website www.cybele.de. Producer/Engineer Ingo Schmidt-Lucas. Dates December 14th-19th, 2001.

 

picFauré New

Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15. La Bonne chanson, Op. 61a.

aKarine Deshayes (mezzo); Ensemble Contraste (Geneviève Laurenceau, Maud Lovett, violins; Arnaud Thorette, viola; Antoine Pierlot, cello; Yann Dubost, double bass)/Johan Farjot (piano). 

Zig-Zag Territoires ZZT110302 (full price, 54 minutes). French texts and English translations included. Website www.outhere-music.com. Producer/Engineer Franck Jaffrès. Dates November 24th, 26th and 29th and December 1st, 2010.

 

picMendelssohn New

Complete Works for Cello and Piano.

Cello Sonatas – No. 1 in B flat, Op. 45; No. 2 in D, Op. 58. Variations concertantes, Op. 17. Romance sans paroles, Op. 109. 

Colin Carr (cello); Thomas Sauer (piano).

Cello Classics CC1029 (medium price, 1 hour 14 minutes). Website www.celloclassics.com  Producer Simon Weir. Engineer Morgan Roberts. Dates June 20th and 23rd, 2010.

 

picLiszt New

Mazeppa, S139 No. 4. Après une lecture du Dante, S161 No. 7. Ballade No. 2 in B minor, S171. Funérailles, S173 No. 7. Nuages gris, S199. Lacrymosa (Mozart), S550 No. 2. Ständchen (Schubert), S560 No. 7. Liebeslied (Schumann), S566. Isoldens Liebestod (Wagner), S447.

Lise de la Salle (piano).

Naïve V5267 (full price, 1 hour 17 minutes). Website www.naive.fr  Producer Renate Wolter-Seevers. Engineer Gisela Kniemeyer. Date January 2011.

 

picLiszt New

Piano Sonata in B minor, S178. La lugubre gondola, S200 (second version). Prelude and Fugue in A minor (J. S. Bach), S462 No. 1. Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S514. Liebestraum in A flat, S541 No. 3.

Khatia Buniatishvili (piano).

Sony Classical 88697 76604-2 (full price, 1 hour 7 minutes). Website www.sonymasterworks.com  Producer Rainer Maillard. Engineer Philip Krause. Dates October 10th-15th, 2010.

 

picMahler New

Das Lied von der Erde (arr. Arnold Schoenberg/Rainer Riehn)a. Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (arr. Schoenberg)b.

aEmma Curtis (contralto); aBrennen Guillory (tenor); bDavid Stout (baritone); Orchestra of the Swan/Kenneth Woods.

Somm Céleste SOMMCD0109 (medium price, 1 hour 19 minutes). German texts and English translations included. Website www.somm-recordings. com  Producer Siva Oke. Engineer Gary Cole. Date Live performances at Townsend Hall, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire on November 19th, 2010.

 

picHowells New

Antiphon. Come, my soul. Coventry Antiphon. Exultate Deo. The fear of the Lord. A Flourish for a Bidding. Jubilate Deo (for the Chapel Royal). Organ Rhapsody No. 4. Te Deum (for St Mary, Redcliffe, Bristol). Thee will I love. The Winchester Service. 

Winchester Cathedral Choir/Andrew Lumsden with Simon Bell (organ).

Hyperion CDA67853 (full price, 1 hour 8 minutes). English texts included. Website www.hyperion-records.co.uk  Producer Adrian Peacock. Engineer David Hinitt. Dates March 22nd-25th, 2010.

 

picCavalli New

Artemisia.

Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli (soprano) Artemisia; Roberta Mameli (soprano) Artemia; Valentina Coladonato (soprano) Oronta; Maarten Engeltjes (countertenor) Meraspe; Andrea Arrivabene (countertenor) Alindo; Marina Bartoli (soprano) Ramiro; Silvia Frigato (soprano) Eurillo; Salvo Vitale (bass) Indamoro; Alberto Allegrezza (tenor) Erisbe; Alessandro Giangrande (countertenor) Niso; La Venexiana/ Claudio Cavina.

Glossa GCD920918 (medium price, three discs, 2 hours 28 minutes). Italian libretto and English translation included. Website www.glossamusic.com  Producer/Engineer Matteo Costa. Date October 2010.

 

Outstanding in the June 2011 edition

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Bowen New
Symphonies – No. 1 in G, Op. 4; No. 2 
in E minor, Op. 31.
BBC Philharmonic/Andrew Davis.
Chandos CHAN10670 (full price, 1 hour 13 minutes). Website www.chandos.net  
Producers Brian Pidgeon, Mike George. Engineers Stephen Rinker, Chris Hardman. Dates October 10th and 11th, 2010.
Bowen New
Symphonies – No. 1 in G, Op. 4; No. 2 
in E minor, Op. 31.
BBC Philharmonic/Andrew Davis.
Chandos CHAN10670 (full price, 1 hour 13 minutes). Website www.chandos.net 
Producers Brian Pidgeon, Mike George. Engineers Stephen Rinker, Chris Hardman. Dates October 10th and 11th, 2010.
   
   
  

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Delius New CD/SACD
The Song of the High Hills, RTii/6a. Appalachia, RTii/2b
aOlivia Robinson (soprano); aChristopher Bowen (tenor); bAndrew Rupp (baritone); BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra/Andrew Davis.
Chandos CHSA5088 (full price, 1 hour 5 minutes). English texts included. Website www.chandos.net  Producer Brian Pidgeon. Engineer Ralph Couzens. Dates October 15th and 16th, 2010.

 

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Crumb New
Makrokosmos, Volumes I-IV.
Berlin Piano Percussion (Friedemann Werzlau, Matthias Buchheim, percussion; Prodromos Symeonidis, Sawami Kiyoshi, pianos; Ya-ou Xie, conductor/piano).
Telos Music TLS093 (full price, two discs, 2 hours 6 minutes). Website www.telos-music-records.com. Producer Joachim Krist. Engineers Axel Kriegel, Hans-Ulrich Holst. Date Live performance at the Festival of Contemporary Music, Berlin on March 24th, 2009.
  
  

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Venezia New
Legrenzi Sonata prima. Sonata terza – a 3; a 4. Sonata sesta a 4.
Rosenmüller Sonata seconda. Sonata settima. Sonata nona. Sonata decima. Sonata undecima. Sonata duodecima.
Stradella Sinfonias – XI; XVIII; XXII.
Rare Fruits Council (Guadalupe del Moral, violin; José Manuel Navarro, Andoni Mercero, violins/violas; Marco Ceccato, cello; Xavier Diaz, archlute; Luca Guglielmi, harpsichord/organ)/
Manfredo Kraemer (violin).
Ambronay AMY028 (full price, 1 hour 22 minutes). Website www.ambronay.org. Producer/Engineer Christoph Frommen. Dates September 23rd-27th, 2010.
  

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Schumann New
Complete works for piano trio.
Piano Trios – No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63; No. 2 in F, Op. 80; No. 3 in G minor, Op. 110. Six Études in Canonic Form, Op. 56 (arr. Theodor Kirchner). Phantasiestücke, Op. 88.
Christian Tetzlaff (violin); Tanja Tetzlaff (cello); Leif Ove Andsnes (piano).
EMI Classics 0 94180-2 (medium price, two discs, 2 hours 2 minutes). Website www.emiclassics.com  Producer John Fraser. Engineer Arne Akselberg. Dates September 24th-26th, 2009, May 15th-18th, 20100.
  
 

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Beethoven New
33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120.
Paul Lewis (piano).
Harmonia Mundi HMC902071 (full price, 53 minutes). Website www.harmoniamundi.com  Producer Martin Sauer. Engineer Phillipp Knop. Date December 2009.
   
     
 

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Dale New
Piano Sonata in D minor. Night Fancies. Prunella. 
Bowen Miniature Suite in C, Op. 14a.
Danny Driver (piano).
Hyperion CDA67827 (full price, 1 hour 5 minutes). Website www.hyperion-records.co.uk  Producer Andrew Keener. Engineers David Hinitt, aSimon Eadon. Dates July 15th-17th and aDecember 18th, 2010.
   
 
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Martin Der Sturm. New
Robert Holl (bass) Prospero; Christine Buffle (soprano) Miranda; Dennis Wilgenhof (bass) Caliban; James Gilchrist (tenor) Antonio; Simon O’Neill (tenor) Ferdinand; Josef Wagner (baritone) Sebastian; André Morsch (baritone) Stephano; Ethan Herschenfeld (bass) Alonso; Andreas Macco (bass) Gonzalo/Ship Master; Marcel Beekman (tenor) Adrian; Roman Sadnik (tenor) Trinculo; Thomas Oliemans (baritone) Boatswain; Netherlands Radio 
Choir (Ariel/Mariners); Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra/Thierry Fischer.
Hyperion CDA67821/3 (medium price, three discs, 2 hours 33 minutes). German libretto and English translation included. Website www.hyperion-records. co.uk  Producers Chris Hazell, Anita Wijnen. Engineer Gerard Westerdaal. Date Live performance at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam on October 11th, 2008.
   


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Jiránek          New
Bassoon Concertosa – F; G minor. Flute Concerto in Gb. Violin Concerto in D minorc. Sinfonias – D; F.
a
Sergio Azzolini (bassoon); cMarina Katarzhnova (violin); Collegium Marianum/ bJana Semerádová (transverse flute).
Supraphon
SU4039-2 (full price, 1 hour 7 minutes). Website www.supraphon.com. Producer Jirí Gemrot. Engineer Miroslav Mares. Dates July 23rd-25th, 2010.

  

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Rota         New
Symphony No. 3 in C. Divertimento concertantea. Concerto soiréeb.
a
Davide Botto (double bass); bBarry Douglas (piano); Filarmonica ’900 del Teatro Regio, Turin/Gianandrea Noseda.
Chandos CHAN10669
(full price, 1 hour 2 minutes). Website www.chandos.net  Producer Brian Pidgeon. Engineer Carlo ‘Michel’ Assalini. Date May 28th-30th, 2010.

 

 

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Beethoven Violin Sonatas – 3.         New
Violin Sonatas – No. 3 in E flat, Op. 12 No. 3; No. 6 in A, Op. 30 No. 1; No. 9 in A, Op. 47, ‘Kreutzer’.
Alina Ibragimova
(violin); Cédric Tiberghien (piano).
Wigmore Hall Live WHLive0045
(medium price, 1 hour 19 minutes). Website www.wigmore-hall.org.
uk  Producer Andrew Keener. Engineers Simon Eadon, Dave Rowell. Date Live performances at the Wigmore Hall, London on May 25th, 2010.
  
  
  

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Mendelssohn          New
Piano Sonata in E, Op. 6. Fantasy in F sharp minor, Op. 28, ‘Sonate écossaise’. Variations in E flat, Op. 82. Lieder ohne Worte – A, Op. 19 No. 3; F sharp minor, Op. 19 No. 5; A flat, Op. 38 No. 6; E flat, Op. 53 No. 2; A minor, Op. 62 No. 5; 
C, Op. 67 No. 4.
Alasdair Beatson
(piano).
Somm New Horizons SOMMCD0104
(medium price, 1 hour 10 minutes). Website www.somm-recordings.com  Producer Siva Oke. Engineer Ben Connellan. Dates July 12th and 13th, 2010.
  

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Pergolesi          New
Stabat materab. Nel chiuso centroa. Questo è il pianob. La conversione e morte di San Guglielmo – Sinfonia.
a
Anna Netrebko (soprano); bMarianna Pizzolato (contralto); Orchestra dell’ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia/ Antonio Pappano.
DG 477 8857
(full price, 1 hour 12 minutes). Italian/ Latin texts and English/French/German translations included. Website www.deutschegrammophon.com  Producer Christopher Alder. Engineers Rainer Maillard, Rainer Höpfner. Date July 2010.
  
 

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Stravinsky          New CD/SACD
Petrushka (1911 version)a. The Rite of Springb.
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/Andrew Litton.

BIS SACD1474
(full price, 1 hour 9 minutes). Website www.bis.se  Producers aRobert Suff, bMarion Schwebel. Engineers aHans Kipfer, bMatthias Spitzbarth. Dates bAugust 2008, aJune 2009.
  
  
 

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Wolpe Volume 6.         New
Four Studies on Basic Rows. Three Pieces for Youngsters. Lied, Anrede, Hymnus, Strophe … zarteste Bewegung. Two Pieces. Toccata in Three Parts. Studies 
for Piano, Parts 1 and 2. Two Dances. Palestinian Notebook. Songs Without Words.
David Holzman
(piano).
Bridge BRIDGE9344
(full price, 1 hours 13 minutes). Website www.bridgerecords.com  Producers Matthew Packwood, David Starobin. Engineers Joel Gordon, David Corcoran. Dates July 11th-12th, 2008, November 2nd-4th, 2009, July 10th, 2010.

  
  
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Striggio Missa ‘Ecco sì beato giorno’. Altr’io che queste spighe. Caro dolce 
ben mio. D’ogni gratia et d’amor. Ecce beatam lucem. Fuggi, spene mia. Miser’oimè. O de la bella Etruria invitto Duce. O giovenil ardire.
Galilei
Contrapunto Secondo di BM.
Tallis
Spem in alium.
Anonymous
Spem in alium.
I Fagiolini/Robert Hollingworth.

Decca 478 2734
(full price, 1 hour 4 minutes). Italian/Latin texts and English translations included. Bonus DVD includes Striggio’s Missa ‘Ecco sì beato giorno’, Ecce beatam lucem, Tallis’s Spem in alium and ‘The Making of Striggio’ documentary (59 minutes, 5.1 surround sound). Website www.
deccaclassics.com  Producer Adrian Hunter. Engineers Neil Hutchinson. Jonathan Stokes. Dates September 29th-October 1st, 2010.
   


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Brahms New
Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77a. String Sextet No. 2 in G, Op. 36b.
Isabelle Faust, bJulia-Maria Kretz (violins); bStefan Fehlandt, bPauline Sachse (violas); bChristoph Richter, bXenia Jankovic (cellos); aMahler Chamber Orchestra/Daniel Harding.
Harmonia Mundi HMC902075 (full price, 1 hour 15 minutes). Website www.harmoniamundi.com  Producer Martin Litauer. Engineer Philipp Knop. Dates aFebruary and bSeptember 2010.

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Dvorák Complete Cello Works. New
Cello Concertos – A, B10 (orch. Jarmil Burghauser); B minor, B191. Rondo in G minor, B181. Silent Woods, B182.
Tomás Jamník (cello); Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra/Tomás Netopil.
Supraphon SU4034-2 (medium price, two discs, 1 hour 30 minutes). Website www.supraphon.com. Producer Milan Puklicky. Engineer Jaroslav Vasícek. Dates June 28th-30th and September 13th, 2010.


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Echoes of Time New
Kancheli V & VbPärt Spiegel im SpiegelaRachmaninov Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14 (arr. Lisa Batiashvili)aShostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77b. Dances of the Dolls – Lyric Waltz (arr. Tamas Batiashvili)b.
Lisa Batiashvili (violin); aHélène Grimaud (piano); bSymphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks/Esa-Pekka Salonen.
DG 477 9299 (full price, 1 hour 8 minutes). 
Website www.deutschegrammophon.com  Producer Sid McLauchlan. Engineers Rainer Maillard, bDaniel Kemper. Dates May and aNovember 2010.

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Mahler New
Symphony No. 8 in E flat, ‘Symphony of a Thousand’
Júlia Várady, Jane Eaglen, Susan Bullock (sopranos); Trudeliese Schmidt, Jadwiga Rappé (mezzos); Kenneth Riegel (tenor); Eike Wilm Schulte (baritone); Hans Sotin (bass); Eton College Boys’ Choir; London Symphony Chorus; London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt.
London Philharmonic LPO0052 (medium price, two discs, 1 hour 27 minutes). German/Latin texts and English translations included. Website www.lpo.org.uk. Remastering Engineer Andrew Lang. Date Live performance at the Royal Festival Hall, London on January 27th, 1991.

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Mahler 
Symphony No. 9 in D.
Lucerne Festival Orchestra/Claudio Abbado.
Accentus Music ACC20214 (1 hour 35 minutes). Website www.accentus.com. NTSC. 16:9. DVD 9. Region 0. PCM Stereo. Dolby Digital 5.1. DTS 5.1. DVD Director Michael Beyer. DVD Producer Paul Smaczny. Audio Producer Chris Alder. Engineer Toine Mertens. Dates Live performances at the Concert Hall of KKL Lucerne on August 19th-21st, 2010.

 

 

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Violin Sonatas New CD/SACD
Bartók Sonata for Solo Violin, Sz117.
Grieg Violin Sonata No. 1 in F, Op. 8aR. Strauss Violin Sonata in E flat, Op. 18a.
Vilde Frang (violin); aMichail Lifits (piano).
EMI Classics 9 47639-2 (full price, 1 hour 19 minutes). Website www.emiclassics.com  Producer/Engineer Aksel Trige. Dates October 17th-20th, 2010.

 


picGórecki     New
String Quartets – No. 1, Op. 62, ‘Already it is dusk’; No. 2, Op. 64, ‘Quasi una fantasia’; No. 3, Op. 67, ‘… songs are sung’.
Royal String Quartet (Izabella Szałaj-Zimak, Elwira Przybyłowska, violins; Marek Czech, viola; Michał Pepol, cello).
Hyperion CDA67812 (two discs for the price of one, 1 hour 47 minutes).
Website www.hyperion-records. co.uk  Producer Andrew Keener. Engineer Simon Eadon. Dates February 8th-11th, 2010.

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Haydn New
Six String Quartets, Hob. III/37-42 (Op. 33).
Borodin Quartet (Ruben Aharonian, Andrei Abramenkov, violins; Igor Naidin, viola; Vladimir Balshin, cello).
Onyx Classics ONYX4069 (medium price, two discs, 1 hour 44 minutes). Website www.onyxclassics. com  Producer Pyotr Kondrashin. Engineer Maria Soboleva. Dates June 26th, 28th and 30th and July 5th and 7th, 2010.

 

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Liszt New
Années de pèlerinage – Première année, ‘Suisse’, S160; Deuxième année, ‘Italie’, S161; Troisième année, S163. Venezia e Napoli, S162. 
Louis Lortie (piano).
Chandos CHAN10662 (full price, two discs, 2 hours 41 minutes). Website www.chandos.net  Producer/ Engineer Ralph Couzens. Dates November 8th-10th, 2010.

 

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Schubert New
Piano Sonatas – No. 19 in C minor, D958; No. 20 in A, D959; No. 21 in B flat, D960. Allegretto in C minor, D915.
Craig Sheppard (piano).
Roméo Records 7283-4 (medium price, two discs, 1 hour 57 minutes). Website www.romeorecords. com  Producer/Engineer Dmitriy Lipay. Date Live performances at Meany Theater, Seattle on May 5th, 2010.

 

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J. S. Bach New CD/SACD
St Matthew Passion, BWV244.
Gerd Türk (tenor) Evangelist; Peter Harvey (bass) Christus; Philippe Favette (bass) Judas; Amaryllis Dieltiens, Siri Karoline Thornhill (sopranos); Tim Mead, Matthew White (countertenors); Charles Daniels, Julian Podger (tenors); Sebastian Noack (bass); Kampen Boys Choir; The Netherlands Bach Society/Jos van Veldhoven.
Channel Classics CCSSA32511 (full price, three discs, 2 hours 45 minutes). German texts and English translations included. Website www.channelclassics.com. Producer Paul Jansse. Engineers C. Jared Sacks, Tom Peeters. Dates Live performances in the Large Church, Naarden, The Netherlands in April 2010.

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Sandström Nordic Sounds. New CD/SACD
Agnus Dei. Ave Maria. Es ist genug. Hear my prayer, O Lord. Laudamus Te. Lobet den Herrn. A new song of love. Singet dem Herrn.
Swedish Radio Choir/Peter Dijkstra.
Channel Classics CCSSA29910 (full price, 1 hour 4 minutes). English/German/Latin texts and English translations included. Website www.channelclassics. com  Producer/Engineer Hein Dekker. Engineer C. Jared Sacks. Date December 2009.

 

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Zelenka New
Missa Sancti Josephi, ZWV14a. Litaniae Xaverianae, ZWV155b.
aHana Blazíková, bGabriela Eibenová (sopranos); Jakob Huppmann (countertenor); Jaroslav Brezina (tenor); aTomás Král, aJaromír Nosek, bMarian Krejcík (basses); Prague Baroque Soloists; Ensemble Inégal/ Adam Viktora.
Nibiru 01532231 (full price, 1 hour 8 minutes). Latin texts and Czech/English/French/German translations included. Website www.nibiru-publishers.com. Producer Petr Reznícek. Engineer Ales Dvorák. Dates March 6th-9th, 2010.


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Elgar New
Symphony No. 2 in E flat, Op. 63. Concert Allegro, Op. 46a (both arr. Farrington). Improvisations – No. 2 in G minor; No. 5 in D minor (both transcr. Farrington).
Iain Farrington (piano); aBournemouth Symphony Orchestra/George Vass.
Dutton Epoch CDLX7259 (medium price, 1 hour 17 minutes). Website www.duttonvocalion.co.uk. Producer/Engineer Michael Ponder. Engineers aDexter Newman, aDillon Gallagher. Dates aJuly 28th and August 3rd-4th, 2010.

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Kernis New
Goblin Marketa. Invisible Mosaic II.
aMary King (narrator); The New Professionals/ Rebecca Miller.
Signum Classics SIGCD186 (full price, 1 hour 7 minutes). English texts included. Website www.signumrecords.com  Producer Andrew Keener. Engineer Mike Hatch. Dates September 8th-10th, 2008.


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Suk Asrael, Op. 27. New
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Charles Mackerras.
Supraphon SU4043-2 (full price, 1 hour 1 minute). Website www.supraphon.com. Producer Matous Vlcinsky. Engineer Oldrich Slezák. Dates Live performances in the Rudolfinum, Prague on April 5th and 6th, 2007.

 

 

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Andreae New
String Quartet in E flata. Violin Sonata in D, Op. 4b. Six Piano Pieces, Op. 20c. String Trio in D minor, Op. 29d
bcFali Pavri (piano); The Lochrian Ensemble of London (abdRita Manning, aWarren Zielinski, violins; adPhilip Dukes, viola; adJustin Pearson, cello).
Guild GMCD7355 (full price, 1 hour 20 minutes). Website www.guildmusic.com  Producer/Engineer Michael Ponder. Dates April 19th-21st, 2010.

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Saint-Saëns New
Music for Wind Instruments.
Tarantelle in A minor, Op. 6a. Romance in E, Op. 67 (arr. composer)b. Caprice sur des airs danois et russes, Op. 79c. Oboe Sonata in D, Op. 166d. Clarinet Sonata in E flat, Op. 167e. Bassoon Sonata in G, Op. 168f.
Stéphane Lemelin (piano); Canada’s National Arts Centre Wind Quintet (acJoanna G’froerer, flute; cdCharles Hamann, oboe; aceKimball Sykes, clarinet; fChristopher Millard, bassoon; bLawrence Vine, horn).
Naxos 8.570964 (super-budget price, 1 hour 4 minutes). Website www.naxos.com  Producer/Engineer Norbert Kraft. Producer Bonnie Silver. Dates June 7th-9th, 2008.    

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Ravel New
À la manière de … – I, Borodine; II, Chabrier. Gaspard de la nuit. 
Jeux d’eau. Menuet in C sharp minor. Menuet antique. Menuet sur le nom d’Haydn. Miroirs. Pavane pour une infante défunte. Prélude. Sérénade grotesque. Sonatine. Le tombeau de Couperin. La valse (completed Osborne). Valses nobles et sentimentales.
Steven Osborne (piano).
Hyperion CDA67731/2 (full price, two discs, 2 hours 23 minutes). Website www.hyperion-records. co.uk  Producer Andrew Keener. Engineer David Hinitt. Dates July 12th-14th and September 12th-14th, 2010


pic Gudmundsen-Holmgreen New CD/SACD
Eksempler. 6 enkle danske sange. Igen: Tre Korsatser. Konstateringer. Fire Madrigaler fra naturens verden. Tre stadier.
Ars Nova Copenhagen/Paul Hillier.
Dacapo 6.220583 (full price, 1 hour 11 minutes). English/Danish texts and English translations included. Website www.dacapo-records.dk  Producer/ Engineer Preben Iwan. Dates March 12th-14th, 2008, November 29th-December 1st, 2009, March 1st, 2010.
  

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Missa Papae Marcelli New
Palestrina Missa Papae Marcelli. Coenantibus illis. Exsultate Deo. Fratres ego enim accepi. Laudate Dominum in tympanis. O sacrum convivium. Sicut cervus. Victimae Paschali laudes.
Anerio Christus resurgens.
Gregorian Chant Pascha nostrum. Terra tremuit.
Odhecaton/Paolo Da Col.
Arcana A358 (full price, 1 hour 5 minutes). Latin texts and English/French/German/Italian translations included. Website www.arcana.eu. Producer Michel Pierre. Engineer Anne Decoville. Dates September 13th-16th, 2009.

   


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The Romantic Violin New
Concerto – 10
Cliffe Violin Concerto in D minor.
d’Erlanger Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 17. Poëme in D.
Philippe Graffin (violin); BBC National Orchestra of Wales/David Lloyd-Jones.
Hyperion CDA67838 (full price, 1 hour 10 minutes). Website www.hyperion-records.co.uk  Producer Adrian Peacock. Engineer David Hinitt. Dates March 30th-April 1st, 2010.

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Mahler New CD/SACD
Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor.
London Symphony Orchestra/Valery Gergiev.
LSO Live LSO0664 (medium price, 1 hour 11 minutes). Website www.lsolive.co.uk  
Producer James Mallinson. Engineers Jonathan 
Stokes, Neil Hutchinson. Dates Live performances at the Barbican Hall, London on September 24th and 26th, 2010.

 

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Brahms Volume 1. New
Piano Quartets – No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25; No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60.
Milander Quartet (Lisa Schatzman, violin; Alexander Moshnenko, viola; Beni Santora, cello; Milana Chernyavska, piano).
Avie AV2203 (full price, 1 hour 16 minutes). Website www.avie-records.com  Producer/Engineer Sébastien Chonion. Producer John Barnes. Dates March 27th-29th, 2007.

 

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Lekeu New
String Quartet in G. Méditation. Menuet. Molto adagio.
Quatuor Debussy (Christophe Collette, Dorian Lamotte, violins; Vincent Deprecq, viola; Alain Brunier, cello).
Timpani 1C1182 (full price, 1 hour 4 minutes). Website www.timpani-records.com. Producer 
Alain Jacquon. Engineer Frédéric Briant. Date March 2010.

 

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Mozart New
Divertimento in E flat, K563. Six Preludes and Fugues, K404a – No. 4 in F; No. 5 in E flat.
Hermitage String Trio (Boris Garlitsky, violin; Alexander Zemtsov, cello; Leonid Gorokhov, cello).
Chandos CHAN10635 (full price, 1 hour 4 minutes). Website www.chandos.net  Producer Rachel Smith. Engineer Jonathan Cooper. Dates June 28th-30th, 2010.

    

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Rapsodia New
Dinicu Hora Staccatoabef. Enescu Violin Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 25, ‘dans le caractère populaire roumain’aef. Impressions d’enfance, Op. 28 – Minstrelaef. Kurtág Eight Duets, Op. 4ad. Ligeti Ballade and Dancea. Ravel Tziganead. Sánchez-Chiong Crina. Traditional Calusari Nos. 1-3acef. Ciocârliaacef. Doïnad. Doïna et hora maritaabef. Hora (The Mountain)d
aPatricia Kopatchinskaja (violin); Emilia Kopatchinskaja (bviolin/cviola); dViktor Kopatchinsky (cimbalom); eMartin Gjakonovski (double bass); fMihaela Ursuleasa (piano).
Naïve V5193 (1 hour 15 minutes). Website www.naiveclassique.com  Producer Stephan Schmidt. Engineers Christoph Rieseberg, Gunther Rose. Date March 2009.   

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Il canto delle dame New
Assandra Motetti (1608) – Canzon a 4 (di Benedetto Rè); Duo Seraphim; O quam suavis; O salutaris hostia. del Buono Canone sopra l’Ave Maris Stella. Caccini Il Primo Libro delle Musiche – Chi è costei; Io mi distruggo; Lasciatemi qui solo; Maria, dolce Maria. Leonarda Motetti, Op. 6 – O suavis dilecto. Sonata VII a 3. Strozzi Arie, Op. 8 – Hor ch’Apollo.
Maria Cristina Kiehr (soprano); Concerto Soave (Amandine Beyer, Alba Roca, violins; Sylvie Moquet, viola da gamba; Mara Galassi, harp)/Jean-Marc Aymes (harpsichord/organ).
Ambronay AMY025 (full price, 1 hour 5 minutes). Italian/Latin texts and English/French translations included. Website www.ambronay.org. Producer Alain Brunet. Engineering Tritonus Musikproduktion GmbH, Stuttgart. Dates May 23rd-26th, 2010.

   


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Korngold New CD/SACD
Symphony in F sharp, Op. 40. Much Ado about Nothing, Op. 11 – Suite.
Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg/ Marc Albrecht.
PentaTone Classics PTC5186 373 (full price, 1 hour 8 minutes). Website www.pentatonemusic.com 
Producer Wolfram Nehls. Engineer Philipp Knop. Date March 2010.

 

 

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Schoenberg String Quartet No. 1 in D minor, Op. 7.
Sibelius String Quartet in D minor, Op. 56, ‘Voces intimae’.
Tetzlaff Quartet (Christian Tetzlaff, Elisabeth Kufferath, violins; Hanna Weinmeister, viola; Tanja Tetzlaff, cello).
C-Avi 8553202 (full price, 1 hour 15 minutes). Website www.avi-music.de. Producer/Engineer Christoph Franke. Dates November and December 2009.

    

 

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Yizhak Schotten’s Tribute New
Viola transcriptions by Lionel Tertis and William Primrose.
C. P. E. Bach Solfeggio in C minor, Wq117/2 (H220)a. J. S. Bach Komm Süsser Tod, BWV478b. A. Benjamin 
From San Domingoa. Jamaican Rumbaa. Boccherini Cello Sonata in A, G4 – Allegroa. Brahms Minnelied, Op. 71 No. 5b. Fauré Après un rêve, Op. 7/1b. Élégie in C minor, Op. 24b. Grieg I Love but Thee, Op. 5 No. 3b. Haydn Divertimento in D, Hob. II/D18 – Allegro di molto (arr. Gregor Piatigorsky)a. Kreisler La Chasseb. Praeludium and Allegrob. Liszt Liebestraum, S541 No. 3b. Mendelssohn Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, Op. 34 No. 2b. May Breezes, Op. 62 No. 1 (arr. Kreisler)a. Paganini Caprices, MS25 – No. 5, Agitato in A minor; No. 13, Allegro in B flata. Rameau Les fêtes d’Hébé – Tambourin (arr. Kreisler)a. Saint-Saëns Carnaval des animaux – Le cygnea. Schubert Nacht und Träume, D827b.
Yizhak Schotten (viola); Katherine Collier (piano).
Crystal Records CD630 (full price, 1 hour). Transcriptions by aWilliam Prmrose, bLionel Tertis. Website www.crystalrecords.com  Producer/ Engineer Yizhak Schotten. Dates December 2009, January 2010.   
 

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Brahms New
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24. Two Rhapsodies, Op. 79. Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118. Four Piano Pieces, Op. 119.
Murray Perahia (piano).
Sony Classical 88697 72725-2 (full price, 1 hour 18 minutes). Website www.sonymasterworks.com  Producer Andreas Neubronner. Engineer Christian Starke. Dates June 19th-24th, 2010. 

 

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Mozart New
Keyboard Music, Volume 2.
Keyboard Sonatas – No. 10 in C, K330/K300h; No. 14 in C minor, K457. Adagio in B minor, K540. Rondo in D, K485. Rondo in A minor, K511.
Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano).
Harmonia Mundi USA HMU907498 (full price, 1 hour 11 minutes). Website www.harmoniamundi.com  Producer Robina Young. Engineer Brad Michel. Date January 2010.

 

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J. S. Bach New
Christmas Oratorio, BWV248.
Carolyn Sampson (soprano); Wiebke Lehmkuhl (contralto); Martin Lattke, Wolfram Lattke (tenors); Konstantin Wolff (bass); Dresdner Kammerchor; GewandhausOrchester Leipzig/Riccardo Chailly.
Decca 478 2271 (full price, two discs, 2 hours 12 minutes). German texts and English translations included. Website www.deccaclassics.com  Producer Andrew Cornall. Engineers Philip Siney, Eike Boehm, Thomas Haendel. Dates Live performances at the Gewandhaus, Leipzig on January 7th and 8th, 2010.

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Ach Swea Trohn New
Festival Music from the Düben Collection. 
Anonymous Ach Swea Trohn. Domine ne in furore tuo arguas me. Freue dich des Weibes deiner Jugend. Passacaglia. Sonata a 5. Buxtehude Befiehl dem Engel, dass er komm, BuxWV10. Klinget für Freuden ihr lärmen Klarinen, BuxWV119. Geist Quis hostis in coelis. Meder Jubilate Deo omnis terra. Tunder Dominus illuminatio mea.
Göteborg Baroque/Magnus Kjellson.
Footprint FRCD053 (full price, 1 hour 8 minutes). German/Latin texts and English/Swedish translations included. Website www.footprintrecords.com. Producer/Engineer Per Sjösten. Producer Magnus Kjellson. Dates May 4th-7th, 2009.

   

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