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    Vincent Lübeck’s Organ Preludes and Chorales
    Asger Pedersen (organ) on the organ of Viborg Cathdral
    Duration: 00:15:16

    #12136
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    Haydn Wood’s Violin Concerto
    Andrew Davis, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Tasmin Little (violin)
    Duration: 00:26:54

    #12137
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    Camille Saint-Saëns’ Africa
    Neeme Järvi, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Louis Lortie (piano)
    Duration: 00:09:54

    There’s about as much Africa in this music as there is Martian in me. IE, not a lot. But, who cares? It’s a very beautiful piano+orchestra piece, with due bravura parts, and all sounding rather wonderfully fin-de-siécle Paris (with the occasional and obvious nod to Egypt. The Egypt of Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleapatra, that is. That is, nothing at all authentic, but very much a Victorian European idea of what it might be to be Egyptian. Fleetingingly). Don’t let my carping put you off: it’s a nice piece.

    #12138
    hjr
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    Martin Peerson’s Sublime Discourses
    Fretwork
    Duration: 00:46:20

    #12139
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    Charles-Valentin Alkan’s Trois grandes études, Op. 76
    Laurent Martin (piano)
    Duration: 00:30:20

    #12140
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    Gaetano Veneziano’s Passio [La Passione secondo Giovanni]
    Antionio Florio, Cappella Neapolitana, Ghislieri Choir
    Duration: 00:56:02

    #12141
    hjr
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    Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf’s Harp Concerto
    Iona Brown, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Marisa Robles (harp)
    Duration: 00:18:27

    Gorgeous! I love listening to a good harp concerto -and the Randomiser got me this one without even asking!

    #12142
    hjr
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    Einar Englund’s Symphony No. 4
    Jorma Panula, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
    Duration: 00:23:21

    Some artwork draws you into listening the music. Some just makes you think you’re going to be listening to Ming the Merciless’s choice of music. This artwork is definitely in that latter category -though, fortunately, the Symphony itself is perfectly fine.

    #12143
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    Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Élévation
    Sébastien Daucé, Ensemble Correspondances
    Duration: 00:11:01

    #12144
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    Tylman Susato’s Twelve Dances from “The Danserye”
    The early Music Consort of London & The Morley Consort – David Munrow, dir.
    Duration: 00:25:19

    #12151
    hjr
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    Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber’s Sonatæ tam aris, quam aulis servientes
    Roy Goodman, Peter Holman, The Parley of Instruments
    Duration:    00:59:34

    #12153
    hjr
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    George Whitefield Chadwick’s Tam O’Shanter
    Andrew Constantine, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Erik Chapman (George Whitefield Chadwicl), Billy Wiz (Robert Burns)
    Duration: 00:19:38

    #12154
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    Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3   
    Arnold Oestman, Radio Kamerorkest
    Duration:    00:33:03

    #12155
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    Domenico Scarlatti’s Keyboard Sonatas 12
    Scott Ross (harpsichord)
    Duration: 00:39:05

    A new purchase, and an interesting tagging problem: when confronted with 555 ‘little’ compositions that, en masse, represent a substantial body of work, do you tag things as 555 separate compositions? Or as 34 ‘compilations’ (given that this collection comes on 34 separate CDs)? Or as 1 ‘giant collection’ (given that they are a generally coherent and cohesive collection of pieces)? I shall blog about this shortly: for now, the clue is in the composition name above: no, this is not a specific sonata. No it’s not ‘Keyboard Sonatas’ in the complete aggregate… but it’s something in between. Broadly speaking, the tagging determinant is ‘how much harpsichord can you take in one sitting’! As I say, keep your eyes peeled for a blog piece on the matter… (Update: It’s here!)

    #12156
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    Dmitri Shostakovich’s Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a
    Theodore Kuchar, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
    Duration: 00:43:42

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