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Nun Danket Alle Gott
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Hahn Complete Songs

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Wednesday June 3rd

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) 
The Complete String Quartets Vol. III
Cuarteto Casals rec. 2019
[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
[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
[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
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
[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
[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
 [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
[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
[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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May 2020 Recordings of the Month
Beethoven - Piano concertos - Orchid Classics
Buxtehude - By Arrangement - Toccata Classics
Losy - Note d'oro - BIS
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