Index to All 143 Discs Reviewed for April 2004


Published on April 1, 2004

Index to All 143 Discs Reviewed for April 2004:

AUDIOPHILE VINYL REVIEWS – The Living Presence of 20th-Century Music 3 LP set from Speakers Corner (Works by BERG, SCHOENBERG, WEBERN, SCHULLER, FETLER); DVORAK & GLAZOUNOV: Violin Concertos – Milstein (Cisco); BRITTEN: Young Persons Guide, DOHNANYI: Variations on a Nursery Tune – Slatkin (Cisco); Ray Brown Trio featuring Gene Harris – Soular Energy (Pure Audiophile); Burton/Corea/Metheny/Haynes/Holland – Like Minds (Pure Audiophile); June Christy – Something Cool (Cisco); Lester Young – The President Plays (Speakers Corner); LA4 – Just Friends (Groove Note); LOUIS & BEBE BARRON: Forbidden Planet soundtrack (Moving Image Entertainment); Orig. TV soundtracks of two Star Trek pilots – Music of ALEXANDER COURAGE (MIE); The Best of Mission Impossible (MIE)

HI-RES REVIEWS, PT. 1 (Jazz) – Art Pepper Live in Tokyo ‘79 – Landscape & Besame Mucho (2 xrcds); Salena Jones – Romance with Beethoven, Bach…(xrcd); Helen Merrill Sings the Beatles (xrcd); Monty Alexander with Ernest Ranglin – Rocksteady; Jacques Loussier Trio – The Best of Play Bach; Clark Terry – Portraits; Relaxin’ with The Miles Davis Quintet; “The Quintet” in Jazz at Massey Hall; Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – Ella and Louis; Andy Narell & Calypsociation – The Passage; Aros – Train Song; Dave Hagedorn, vibes – Solidliquid; Terry Gibbs – From Me to You; Greta Matassa Live at Tula’s

HI-RES REVIEWS PT. 2 (Classical) – KHACHATURIAN: Masquerade Suite, KABALEVSKY: The Comedians – Kondrashin (xrcd); Capriccios by TCHAIKOVSKY and RIMSKY-KORSAKOV – Kondrashin (xrcd); PUCCINI: La Boheme – Gheorghiu, Alagna/Chailly [Multichannel Disc of the Month]; SCHUBERT: Quartet D94, Quintet D956 – Pranak Q.; BEETHOVEN: Sym. 1 & 2 – Abbado; MAHLER: Sym. No. 4 – Tilson Thomas; MAHLER: Sym. No. 1 piano transcription, TCHAIKOVSKY: First Piano Concerto, RACHMANINOFF Solo works – Volodos/Ozawa; TCHAIKOV SKY: Souvenir de Florence, VERDI: Stg. Quartet – Amsterdam Sinfonietta; BEETHOVEN: Sym. No. 9 – both Karajan & Runnicles; RAVEL: Daphnis & Chloe Suite, Mother Goose Suite, Bolero etc. – Paavo Jarvi; VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphonies 2, 4 & 5 (Hickox cond.) on three Chandos SACDs with other works

HI-RES REVIEWS PT. 3 (Pop/Rock) – Creedence Clearwater – The Concert; B.B. King – Reflections; Sting – Sacred Love; Bon Jovi – Bounce; Barbra Streisand – The Movie Album; Sound in Color/Mu.sic – Pixelated Pulse; Cell: Five – Correctional Facilities; Elvis Costello – North; John Mayall & Friends – Along for the Ride; Lightnin’ Hopkins – Broken Hearted Blues; Reggae in High-Fi; Rory Block – Last Fair Deal; The Searchers – The Collection; The Thorns

DVD VIDEO REVIEWS PT. 1 (All Music Videos) – PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet ballet – Boloshoi/Rozhdestvensky; The Art of Joan Sutherland: Operatic Scenes & Live Lieder Recital; Bruno Bozetto’s Allegro Non Troppo; VIVALDI: The 4 Seasons + 2 other concertos – Accademia Bizantina; Midnight Pipes – Frederick Hohman, organist; Bruno Walter: The Maestro, The Man (Rehearsal of BRAHMS Sym. No. 2); Wilhelm Kempff plays SCHUMANN & BEETHOVEN; Albert King: Live in Sweden; David Bowie – Black Tie White Noise; Big Brother and the Holding Co. with Janis Joplin – 900 Nights

DVD VIDEO REVIEWS PT. 2 - Desperado – Antonio Banderas; The Collector – Terence Stamp; The Fighting Temptations – Cuba Gooding Jr.; Hud – Paul Newman; Mon Lisa Smile – Julia Roberts; Swept Away – Giancarlo Giannini; The Out-of-Towners – Jack Lemmon; Vengo; Vampire Hunters; Frasier – complete 2nd Season

DVD VIDEO REVIEWS PT. 3 - Les Uns et Les Autres (Bolero) – James Caan, Geraldine Chaplin; Le Corbeau – dir. by Clouzot; Roman Holiday – Peck & Hepburn; Cut-Up – The Films of Grant Munro; The Sid Caesar Collection of Classic Comedy; Star Trek: Voyager – 1st Season; The Four Noble Truths – the Dalai Lama; The Missing – Cate Blanchett, Tommy Lee Jones; Buffet Froid – Gerard Depardieu; Galerians: Rion (anime)

CLASSICAL CD REVIEWS, PT. 1 – BIRTWHISTLE – The British Music Collection – Ensemble InterContemporain; COURVOISIER: Abaton – Sylvie Courvoisier trio; The Music of YEHUDI WYNER; POUL RUDERS: Guitar Concerto & Solos – David Starobin, g.; SILVESTROV: Requiem for Larissa – Nat. Sym. of Ukraine; PURCELL: Dido and Aeneas – Susan Graham; Jennifer Koh in Violin Fantasies; BERLIOZ: La Revolution Grecque – Michel Plasson; BRUCE ADOLPHE: Ladino Songs; BLOCH: 3 Suites for Solo Cello – Betrand; PLEYEL: V. Concerto, Serenade – Erody Ch. Orch.; BACH: 6 Solo Cello Suites – Sergei Istomin; SIBELIUS: V. Concerto, KHACHATURIAN: V. Concerto – Khachatryan, v.

CLASSICAL CD REVIEWS, PT. 2 – ST.-SAENS: Carnival of Animals, Septuor, Fantasie – Capucons/Ch. Ens.; SATIE-GROZINGER: Inside the Dream – European Music Project; Julia Thornton – Harpistry; Yo-Yo Ma & Friends – Obrigado Brazil Live; DON GILLIS: Star-Spangled Sym. & othe works – Sinfonia Varsovia; DAVID GUNN: Somewhere East of Topeka – Vermont Contemp. Music Ens.; WM. BOLCOM: Lyric Concerto, MICHAEL DAUGHERTY: Spaghetti Western, LESLIE BASSETT: Con. for Alto Sax – Univ. of Michigan Sym.; FRANK ZAPPA: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions – Ensemble Modern; VIVALDI: 4 Seasons + 2 other concertos – Nigel Kennedy, v.; RAMEAU: Opera & Ballet Transcriptions – Weiss, harpsichord; BACH Per cembalo solo – Richard Egarr, harpsichord; BARTOK: Microcosmos sel. – Dreyfus, harpsichord; TURNAGE & SCOFIELD: Scorched – Scofield, guitar/HR big band/Frankfurt Radio Sym.

CLASSICAL REISSUE CDs PT. 1 – Barbirolli conducts MAHLER Sixth; Barbirolli cond. ELGAR: Intro & Allegro, Sym. No. 1; MARTIN: V. Concerto, Cello Concerto – Louisville Orch.; Klaus Tennstedt cond. BEETHOVEN: Sym. No. 9; Karajan cond. BRAHMS German Requiem; Fritz Busch cond. BERLIOZ, REGER, SCHUMANN; Robert Casadesus, p. in ST. SAENS: Piano Con. No. 4, FRANCK: Sym. variations, RAVEL: Piano Con. for the Left Hand; Gyorgy Cziffra, p. in LISZT Transcendental Etudes; Artur Schnabel & Pro Art Quartet play SCHUBERT: “Trout” & “Death and the Maiden” Quartets; Maurice Gendron in TCHAIKOVSKY: Rococo variations, SCHUMANN: Cello Con.

CLASSICAL REISSUE CDs PT. 2 - Matacic cond. BALAKIREV & TCHAIKOVSKY; Svetlanov cond. RACHMANINOFF: Sym. No. 2, The Crag; Fedoseyev cond. SHOSTAKOVICH: Sym. No. 10; Stokowski cond. MAHLER: Sym. No. 2; RICHARD STRAUSS cond. his own Hero’s Life, Dance of 7 Veils, Till Eulenspiegel; Szell cond. MUSSORGSKY: Pictures, RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, BORODIN, LIADOV; Toscanini cond. TCHAIKOVSKY: Manfred Sym, Romeo & Juliet Ov.; Toscanini cond. VERDI: La Traviata (dress rehearsal); Bruno Walter cond. BEETHOVEN: Sym. 1 & 2, MOZART, HAYDN; Vakhtang Jordania cond. TCHAIKOVSKY: Rococo variations, Manfred Sym.

JAZZ CD REVIEWS - ECM :rarum Selected Recordings by John Surman, Eberhard Weber & Carla Bley; Bill Charlap Trio – Somewhere (Bernstein songs); Brad Mehldau Trio – Anything Goes; Duke Ellington and his Orchestra – Masterpieces by Ellington; The Mike Vax Big Band – Live…On the Road; Bob Florence Ltd. Edition – Whatever Bubbles Up; Gary Burton – Alone at Last; Ray Bryant – Alone at Montreux; Nestor Torres, flute – Without Words; The Gipsy Kings – Roots




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