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Recordings of the Month

April

Feinberg Piano Sonatas


Schoenberg Violin Concerto


Early Keyboard


Nun Danket Alle Gott
Now Everyone Thanks God

March


Haydn Scottish Songs


Choral Music


Liszt Sonata


Renaissance Bohemia

February


Hahn Complete Songs


Piano Sonatas 6,7,8 Osborne

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Wednesday June 3rd

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) 
The Complete String Quartets Vol. III
Cuarteto Casals rec. 2019
HARMONIA MUNDI HMM902406/08
[3 CDs: 165:03] [SSi]

A wonderful set which brings the Cuarteto Casals’ excellent survey to a glorious conclusion.
Jakov GOTOVAC (1895-1982)
Ero the Joker
Munich Radio O/Ivan Repušić rec. 2019
CPO 555 080-2
[2 CDs: 111:35] [EJW]

A memorable combination of vocal lyricism and power, orchestral and choral colour and vigour.
Arnold SCHOENBERG (1874-1951)
Pelleas und Melisande, Erwartung
Sara Jakubiak (soprano) Bergen PO/Edward Gardner rec. 2019
CHANDOS CHSA5198 SACD
[67:36] [SB]

Fine performances of both works, though no translation of the libretto.

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Impromptus, Moments musicaux, Klavierst點ke
J鰎g Demus (piano) rec. 1958
ELOQUENCE 4840777
[54:10 + 57:20] [DD]

A very apt tribute to a piano craftsman - delightfully performed and re-mastered.
Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958) Horn Sonata, Quintet, Household Music
Arnold BAX (1883-1953)
Horn Sonata
Peter Francomb (horn) Victor Sangiorgio (piano) Royal Northern Sinfonia Chamber Ens rec. 2019
DUTTON CDLX7373
SACD [72:05] [JW]

Persuasive accounts.
Richard WAGNER (1813-1883)
Tristan und Isolde

Kirsten Flagstad (soprano) Ludwig Suthaus (tenor) Philharmonia O/Wilhelm Furtw鋘gler rec. 1952
PRISTINE AUDIO PACO067
[4 CDs: 256.25] [MP]

A truly legendary achievement in recorded music shines again in a masterful ambient stereo transfer.
J髗ef WIENIAWSKI (1837-1912)
Complete Chamber Works Vol. 2
Nikola Frankiewicz, Iwona Kalinowska-Grohs (violin) Łukasz Tudzierz (cello) Szczepan Kończal, Barbara Pakura (piano) rec. 2015-18
ACTE PR葾LABLE AP0469
[79:29] [PRB]

Lovely music, good performances, excellent recording – what’s not to like?
17th Century Playlist
Ed Lyon (tenor) Theatre of the Ayre rec. 2019
DELPHIAN DCD34220
 [61:30] [GPu]

A fine selection of seventeenth-century ‘court’ songs delivered, in excellent sound, by some impressive musicians.

In Chains of Gold
- The English Pre-Restoration Anthem Vol. 2
Magdalena Consort/Peter Harvey, Fretwork, His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts/William Hunt rec. 2019
SIGNUM CLASSICS SIGCD609
[70:29] [BW]

Even better than the first volume in this series.
Severn & Somme
Songs by Gurney, Howells, Sanders, Wilson & Venables
Roderick Williams (baritone) Susie Allan (piano) rec. 2005
SOMM RECORDINGS SOMMCD057
[75:04] [JQ]

A discerningly chosen programme of English songs in excellent performances.

The Symphonies of Anton Bruckner Revisited by John Quinn and Patrick Waller

More Obscure Favorites by Andrew Hartman

Recalling John Addison’s Trumpet Concerto by John France

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