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A review of the latest classical recordings.


16th September

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9th September

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2nd September

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26th August

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  • Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from "On the Town": III. Times Square: 1944 (1963) New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein
  • Francis Kayali: Bagatelle Rebecca Jeffreys (flute), Alexander Timofeev (piano)
  • Michael Kieran Harvey: The Green Brain Cycle Scorpions and Butterflies
  • Bernstein: West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast) Act 1: America (1957) Max Goberman, West Side Story Ensemble & Orchestra
  • Beethoven: Piano Concert No. 1, Op. 15 - II. Largo New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein (piano & conductor)
  • Handel: Semele HWV 58 Overture Anthony Lewis, The New Symphony Orchestra of London, Thurston Dart (hpscd)

  • 19th August

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  • Bizet: "Je crois entendre encore" & "Au fond du temple saint" (and other excerpts as required) Henry Choo (tenor), Marc Taddei, Orchestra Wellington
  • Bach: Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor BWV1008 Yo Yo Ma
  • Andreas Pevernage: Epitaphe de Christophe Plantin - Pleurez Muses (a 5) Palestina: Conditor alme siderum (Hymn a 4, 5 & 6) Heulgas Ensemble, Paul van Nevel
  • Anton Zimmerman: Symphony in E minor - I. Allegro L'arte del mondo, Werner Ehrhardt

  • 12th August

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  • Tracks 1, 2, 15, 18 Excerpts from --- Delibes: Coppelia Orchestra Victoria, Barry Wordsworth
  • Faure: Pelleas et Melisande, Op. 80: Suite Academy of St Martin's in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner
  • Schubert: Symphony No. 8(9) in C major "The Great" - III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace Mariss Jansons, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
  • Adams: Doctor Atomic Overture BBC Symphony Orchestra, John Adams

  • 5th August

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  • Ravel: Mother Goose Suite (1875-1937) Ronal & Rosslyn Farren-Price (piano)
  • Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder Stuart Skelton (tenor), Asher Fisch, West Australian Symphony Orchestra
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F major op. 73 - I. Allegretto Goldmun Quartet
  • Bernstein: A Quiet Place Aria, "You see, Daddy, that death does bring some relief" Kent Nagano, Orchestre symphonique de Montreal
  • Barber: Sure on this Shining NightStuart Skelton (tenor), Asher Fisch, West Australian Symphony Orchestra

  • 29th July

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  • Britten: Nocturnal After Dowland, Op. 70 (Reflections on "Come Heavy Sleep") [Arr. J. Lindberg for Lute] Jakob Lindberg (lute)
  • Stuart Greenbaum: Sonata for Trombone and Piano Don Immel (trombone), Konrad Olszewski (piano)
  • Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 1 No. 3: IV. Finale. Prestissimo Trio Goya
  • William Byrd: Lullaby (arr. Francis Cutting for Lute) Jakob Lindberg (lute)

  • 22nd July

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  • Mozart: Symphony No 40 in C, K 550. Movts 3, 4. Danube Symphony Orchestra/Gavin Fraser
  • Il Illo Tempore Selections including music of Monteverdi. The Song company/Antony Pitts
  • Finzi: Interlude for oboe and strings. Artaria