Index to All 151 Discs Reviewed for June 2004


Published on June 1, 2004

Index to All 151 Discs Reviewed for June 2004:

HI-RES REVIEWS, PT. 1 (Jazz) – Fred Sokolow with Jr. Brown & Ian Whitcomb; Five Songbirds (female vocalists); Eden Atwood – This is Always; The Steve Huffsteter Big Band; MULTICHANNEL DISC OF THE MONTH: The Gerald Wilson Orchestra – New York New Sound; The Retro Jazz Quintet; Dave Brubeck, solo piano – Private Brubeck; Thelonious Monk – Brilliant Corners; Oscar Peterson & Stephane Grappelli – Skol; Spyro Gyra – The Deep End; Johnny Frigo with Bucky & John Pizzarelli – Live from Studio A; Mongo Santamaria and Friends – Mambo Mongo; Gene Harris/Scott Hamilton Quintet – At Last; Albert King – I’ll Play the Blues for You; Jazz in an R&B Groove sampler

HI-RES REVIEWS PT. 2 (Classical, Pt. 1) – Cecilia Bartoli in GLUCK: Italian arias; Music of TAKEMITSU, ROLLER, FELD, SAARIAHO – Ensemble Gelber Klang; SHOSTAKOVICH, BRITTEN & PROKOFIEV Sonatas for Cello and Piano – Wispelwey;WAGNER Overtures and Preludes; BEETHOVEN: Symphonies 1 & 2 – Marriner; Toccata – 200 Years of German Organ Music – Bram Beekman; Missa Mexicana – The Harp Consort; Jonathan Gilad plays BEETHOVEN Tempest & Appassionata Sonatas; MAHLER: Sym. No. 8 – Utah Sym./Maurice Abravanel (+ comp. with Riccardo Chailly version on Decca); VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: 4 works – Utah Sym./Abravanel; STRAVINSKY: Petrouchka – Mackerras; MUSSORGSKY: Pictures – Mackerras; TCHAIKOVSKY: Swan Lake – Utah/Abravanel; BRAHMS: Sym. No. 1 – Utah/Abravanel; Orchestral Spectacular on Chesky; Classics at the Pops – Kunzel on Telarc; Music from Epic Films – Kunsel cond.; MOZART: Music from the film Amadeus – Marriner; BACH: Mass in b minor – Cantus Colgne; SHOSTAKOVICH: Sym. No. 7 “Leningrad” – Yablonsky

HI-RES REVIEWS PT. 3 (Classical cont., Pop/Rock) – HANDEL: Theodora (oratorio); MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante, Clarinet Concerto etc. (both 2+2+2 format DVD-As); VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: A Sea Symphony – Paul Daniel; RACHMANINOFF: Piano Con. No. 3 – Nakamatsu, p.; PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolf & ST.-SAENS: Carnival of the Animals (with motion); BEETHOVEN: String Quartets Op. 74 & 95 – Prazak Q.; Artur Pizarro plays last three BEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas; RICHTER & STAMITZ: String Symphonies – New Dutch Academy; LOCATELLI: Violin Concertos – Sandrine Cantoreggi; FAURE & RAVEL Violin-Piano Sonatas – Tchijik & Tiberghien; The Legend of Guqin – Works of NAI-CHUNG KUAN; Music of ASTOR PIAZZOLLA – The Katona Twins; Three New Concertos played by The Concertgebouw Orch.; Alan Lomax Remixed – Tangle Eye; Leo Kottke, guitars; Brian Wilson Live at the Roxy; T. Rex – Electric Warrior; Isaac Hayes – Shaft soundtrack; Big Star – #1 Record and Radio City; Katinka Wilson – One Life; Swag – Catch All

DVD VIDEO REVIEWS PT. 1 (Music Videos & Features) – WAGNER: Tristan und Isold – Stuttgart production; JANACEK: The Cunning Little Vixen (animated BBC film) – Kent Nagano cond.; John Adams – A Portrait & A Concert of American Music; Chet Atkins – A Tribute; Travel the World with Putumayo; Morgan Heritage – Live in Europe; Watch This! – Music Videos; Monster – Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci; Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer; Paycheck – Ben Afflick, Uma Thurman; Osama (Afgan film)

DVD VIDEO REVIEWS PT. 2 – Bubba Ho-Tep – Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis; Cover Girl – Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Phil Silvers; Big Fish – Albert Finney, Ewan McGregor; The Day of the Dolphin – George C. Scott, Paul Sorvino; Les Liaisons Dangereuses – Catherine Deneuve, Rupert Everett; A Story of Floating Weeds (1934)/Floating Weeds (1959); Once Upon a Time in the West – Claudia Cardinale, Henry Fonda, Jason Robards; Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise; The Ladykillers – Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers; Spirts of the Dead – Dir. by Vadim, Malle & Fellini

SOUNDTRACK CDs & MUSICALS – The Triplets of Belleville; Girl With a Pearl Earring; Music from Monster; Van Helsing; Big Fish; The Chase; Film Music of RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS; Film Music of SHOSTAKOVICH; Film Music of SIR ARTHUR BAX; James Galway at the Movies; The Thing About Men; Wonderful Town; Flahooley

CLASSICAL CD REVIEWS, PT. 1 – ELGAR: Cello Con., Falstaff, Romance for Bassoon – Halle Orch.; HANDEL: Water Music, TELEMANN: Wassermusik – Zefiro; HINDEMITH: Clarinet Ch. Music – John Bruce Yeh; BEETHOVEN Pathetique & Les Adieux Sonatas – Leon McCawley, p.; SCHUBERT: Sonatas & Lieder – Kissin, p.; Dmitry Paperno, p. – Through the Years; VIVALDI: Stabat Mater etc. – Ensemble 415; SKROWACZEWSKI: Concertos for Piano Left Hand and for Orch. – Graffman/Minn. Orch.; JOHN ADAMS: Road Movies – various perf.; LARRY BELL & HENRY MARTIN: Preludes and Fugues for piano

CLASSICAL CD REVIEWS, PT. 2 – VIVALDI: The Viola da gamba in Concertos – Jordi Savall; Debussy’s Harp – Kondonassis; Kymi Sinfonietta plays KLAMI, KESTI & KUULA; EDWARD JOSEPH COLLINS: Piano Con. No. 3, Sym. in b minor – Wolfram/Alsop; Saxophone Music of Berlin – Frank Lunte; French & Japanese Works for Flute and Harp – Pahud & Anraku; ERIC STOKES: Chamber works; BETH ANDERSON: Swales and other chamber works; Americana – Works of BERNSTEIN, GERSHWIN, STRAVINSKY, ADAMS cond. by Simon Rattle; The Classic Ocarina – Works of BEETHOVEN, SCHUBERT, WAGNER, VERDI Etc.; SCHULHOFF: Sym. Nos. 2 & 5, Suite for Ch. Orch. – James Conlon

CLASSICAL CD REVIEWS, PT. 3BEETHOVEN: Triple Concerto, SCHUMANN Piano Concerto – Martha Argerich, p.; Miroirs – Music of RAVEL & RACHMANINOFF – Robt. Hamilton, p.; Wind Chamber Music of Theodor Blumer Vol. 2; CHRISTOPHER ROUSE: Fantasy for solo percussion – Evelyn Glennie; FRANK BRIDGE: String Sextet, Quintet; RAUTAVAARA: Piano Con. Nos. 2 & 3 – Mikkola/Klas; TONY BANKS: Seven – London Philharmonic/Dixon; BAX: String Quintet & Quartet – Divertimenti; YORK BOWEN: Solo sonatas for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn – Endymion Ens.; PHILIP GLASS: Tirol Concerto – Dennis Russell Davies; PHIL KLINE: Zippo Songs

JAZZ CD REVIEWS - Newport Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Set; Joe Lovano – I’m All for You; Greg Osby – Public; Yoko Miwa Trio – Fadeless Flower; Jann Rutherford – The Scented Garden; Peter Malinverni – The Tempest; Stefon Harris – Evolution; Janis Siegel – Sketches of Broadway; Sally Stark Sings Maxine Sullivan; Angela Hagenbach – Poetry of Love; Nicole Henry – The Nearness of You; Karen Akers – If We Only Have Love; Greg Osby – Public; Joe Lovano – Im All for You; The Yoko Jiwa Trio – Fadeless Flower; Peter Malinverni – The Tempest; Stefon Harris & Blackout – Evolution; Jann Rutherford – The Scented Garden

REISSUE CLASSICAL CDs, Pt. 1Wilhelm Backhaus plays Chopin; John Barbirolli conducts Sibelius 1st, Tchaikovsky Suite No. 3, R-K: Capriccio Espagnol; Beethoven: Christ on the Mt. of Olives; Toscanini conducts Berlioz’ Romeo & Juliet; Robert & Gaby Casadesus play Schubert, Mozart & Faure; The Great Violinists: Jeno Lener and Louis Kentner, Kreisler, Fachiri; The Art of Pianist Julius Katchen, Vol. 2

REISSUE CLASSICAL CDs, Pt. 2Piano Concertos of Benjamin Lees & Ernest Gold; Ginastera: Ollantay, Pampeana No. 3, Jubilum – Louisville Orch.; Markevitch in Italy; Mischa Elman plays Violin Sonatas and Encores; John Ogden plays Beethoven Emperor Concerto & Schubert Sonata in C Minor; Oskar Fried cond. Beethoven, R. Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Wagner; Vlado Perlemuter plays Chopin




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