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  • #12157
    hjr
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    Dmitri Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1
    John Storgårds, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Tetzlaff (violin)
    Duration: 00:36:18

    #12162
    hjr
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    Toru Takemitsu’s From me flows what you call Time
    Andrew Davis, BBC Symphony Orchestra
    Duration: 00:30:47

    #12164
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    Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3
    Igor Markevitch, London Symphony Orchestra
    Duration:    00:47:14

    #12166
    hjr
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    Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5
    Igor Markevitch, Orchestre Lamoureux, Paris
    Duration: 00:31:01

    I cannot believe the audio quality of these recordings. This one was made in 1959, for heaven’s sake, but sounds as if it was recorded yesterday in my front room! Wonderful performances, too. Colour me surprised!

    #12177
    hjr
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    Johann Stamitz’s Violin Sonata in C major
    Stephan Schardt (violin), Michael Behringer (harpsichord)
    Duration: 00:12:22

    #12178
    hjr
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    Arnold Bax’s Rogue’s Comedy Overture
    Vernon Handley, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
    Duration:    00:10:09

    #12179
    hjr
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    Georg Muffat’s Violin sonatas from the Kremsier Arhive
    Anton Steck (violin), Christian Rieger (keyboard), Lee Santana (Arcilluto, Chitarrone), Hille Perl (viola da gamba)
    Duration: 00:11:35

    #12185
    hjr
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    Anton Arensky’s Cantata on the Tenth Anniversary of the Coronation
    Valeri Polyanski, Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Russian State Symphonic Capella
    Duration: 00:06:39

    #12186
    hjr
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    Erland von Koch’s Symphony No. 2
    B Tommy Andersson, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Duration: 00:31:10

    #12187
    hjr
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    Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3
    Douglas Bostock, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
    Duration: 00:35:45

    #12188
    hjr
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    Pavel Haas’ Vier Lieder
    Ed Spanjaard, Nieuw Ensemble, Maarten Koningsberger (baritone)
    Duration: 00:13:10

    A sad, but very interesting CD. Sad, because it contains the music of three composers who were all deported to the Theresienstadt internment camp, prior to their dispatch, severally, to places like Auschwitz where, of course, they were murdered. The works all date from their time in Theresienstadt, where cultural pursuits were encouraged for the likes of the Red Cross to see and approve. Interesting, because the music is not the sort of thing I would have expected the Nazis to allow to be written: often dodecaphonic, always ‘spiky’. One might have expected it to have been dismissed -and forbidden- as ‘degenerate art’.

    #12189
    hjr
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    Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in A major
    Susan Alexander-Max, The Music Collection
    Duration: 00:20:53

    #12190
    hjr
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    Giovanni Gabrieli’s In Festo Sanctissimae Trinitatis
    Jean Tubery, La Fenice, Choeur de Chambre de Namur
    Duration: 01:03:35

    We are not yet at Easter, so music for the feast of the Holy Trinity is a bit premature (but the randomiser does what it will). This music is rather glorious: shades of Monteverdi at his best; antiphonal, wonderful Choral music for an enormous space… and recorded accordingly.

    #12222
    hjr
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    Karol Kurpiński’s Clarinet Concerto
    Guy Van Waas, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Eric Hoeprich (clarinet)
    Duration: 00:11:26

    This one bubbles along charmingly, as clarinet concertos are wont to do!

    #12250
    hjr
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    Fernando Sor’s Fantaisie pour Guitare Seule   
    Nicholas Goluses
    Duration:    00:09:18

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