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    George Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess
    Russell Garcia & Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong
    Duration: 01:06:11

    Ella’s rendition of ‘Summer Time’ is possibly the greatest I’ve ever heard. Louis Armstrong is also wonderful: this isn’t an operatic rendition of the work, then. More a classic Jazz rendition featuring the greats… but none the worse for that!

    #12629
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    Krzysztof Penderecki’s Symphony No. 6 ‘Chinese Poems’
    Wojciech Rajski, Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Sopot, Stephan Genz (baritone), Joanna Kravchenko (erhu)
    Duration: 00:26:42

    #12631
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    Leoš Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen      
    Bohumil Gregor, Orchestra and Chorus of the Prague National Theatre, Helena
    Tattermuschová, Eva Zakmundová, Zdeněk Kroupa
    Duration:    01:41:49

    #12642
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    Thomas Arne’s Trio Sonata No. 5
    Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90
    Duration: 00:09:16

    #12643
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    William Alwyn’s Odd Man Out Suite
    Richard Hickox, London Symphony Orchestra
    Duration: 00:26:34

    #12644
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    Gerard Victory’s Ultima Rerum
    Colman Pearce, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, RTE Philharmonic Choir, Virginia Kerr (soprano), Bernadette Greevy (mezzo-soprano), Adrian Thompson (tenor), Alan Opie (baritone)
    Duration: 01:37:55

    #12650
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    P. D. Q. Bach’s A Little Nightmare Music
    Peter Schickele, The Greater Hoople Area Off-Season Philharmonic & The OKAY Chorale
    Duration: 00:41:48

    #12651
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    Ottorino Respighi’s La Boutique fantasque
    John Neschling, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège
    Duration: 00:47:18

    #12652
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    George Frideric Handel’s La Resurrezione
    Jan Willem de Vriend, Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, Nancy Argenta (soprano), Maria Cristina Kiehr (soprano), Marijana Milanovic (mezzo-soprano), Marcel Reijans (tenor), Klaus Mertens (Bass)
    Duration: 01:54:46

    #12659
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    Manuel de Falla’s La Meunière et le Corregidor
    Josep Pons, Orquestra de Cambra Teatre Lliure
    Duration: 00:45:27

    #12661
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    Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Ardor [Marimba Concerto]
    Olari Elts, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Pedro Carneiro (marimba)
    Duration:    00:26:01

    You don’t come across marimba concertos too often in life (!), so I have little to compare this to. Tüür’s musical language is quite tricky at the best of times (to these ears, anyway), and this concerto is very much in that same ‘house style’. It’s therefore not terribly tuneful or a piece of ‘easy listening’, but it is always interesting and challenging. I like it quite a lot, anyway.

    #12662
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    Max Reger’s Requiem Op. 144
    Roland Bader, Sinfonieorchester des NDR Hamburg, Chor des NDR, Yoko Kawahara (soprano), Marga Höffgen (alto), Hans-Dieter Bader (tenor), Nikolaus Hillebrand  (bass)
    Duration:    00:15:31

    #12663
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    Joseph Martin Kraus’ Cantata ‘La Pesca’ VB44
    Werner Ehrhardt, L’Arte del Mondo, Simone Kermes (soprano)
    Duration:    00:11:55

    Stunning singing of a very beautiful piece! Short, but very, very sweet 🙂

    #12664
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    Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Concert pour quatre parties de violes
    Charles Medlam, London Baroque
    Duration: 00:13:02

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    Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6
    Otto Klemperer, New Philharmonia Orchestra
    Duration:    00:54:49

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