Index to All 127 Discs Reviewed


Published on April 1, 2005

Index to All 127 Discs Reviewed

for April 2005:

HI-RES REVIEWS, PT 1 (Classical) – Multichannel Disc of the Month: BRAHMS: Sym. No. 1, Tragic & Academic Festival Overtures – London Philharmonic/Marin Alsop; BRAHMS: The Four Symphonies – WDR Sym./Semyon Bychkov; SOUSA/GOLDMAN/GOULD – Brass & Percussion; Frederick Fennell cond. SOUSA; BACH Cantatas – Thomas Quasthoff, bass-baritone with Berlin Baroque; BACH: The Art of Fugue – Hesperion XX/Jordi Savall; BACH: Orch. Suite 4, Oboe Concerto, Orch. Suite 2 – Alexei Utkin, oboe; Anna Netrebko, soprano – Sempre Libera; Handel Arias – Renee Fleming; “Poeme” (violin works) – Akiko Suwanai, v./Dutoit; GUBAIDULINA: Canticle of the Sun etc. – Pieter Wispelway, cello; ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI: Cecilian Vespers – Nicholas McGegan; MAHLER: Sym. 2 “Resurrection” – Royal Concertgebouw Orch./Riccardo Chailly; Surround Yourself with Enrico Caruso; Surround Yourself with Hindustani Ragas

HI-RES REVIEWS, PT. 2 (Classical conl.) – BERLIOZ: Sym. fantastique – Vienna Philharmonic/Colin Davis; MOZART Requiem – Karajan; BEETHOVEN: Sym. Nos. 5 & 7 – Vienna Philarharmonic/Carlos Kleiber; Tube-Only Violin – Daniel Gaede/Xuesu Liu; Music for Organ, Brass & Timpani – Anthony Newman, org./Graham Ashton Brass; Romantic Music for Brass – MENDELSSOHN, EWALD, BOHME – Center City Brass; VIVALDI: Six Flute Concertos Op. 10 – Daniel Rothbert/Cologne Ch. Orch.; VIVALDI: 8 Concertos for Violin fr. Op. 7 – Salvatore Accardo/I Musici; ZEMLINSKY: Die Seejungfrau & Sym. in d – Czech Philharmonic/Antony Beaumont; RODRIGO & VIVALDI Guitar Concertos – The Romeros; HOWARD HANSON: Sym. Nos. 1, 2, Sony of Democracy – Eastman-Rochester Orch./Hanson; VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on Greensleeves, Norfolk Rhapsody etc. – New Zealand Sym./James Judd; TCHAIKOVSKY & KORNGOLD Violin Concertos – Vienna Philharmonic/Andre Previn; CHOPIN: Nocturnes (complete) – Angela Hewitt, p.

HI-RES REVIEWS, PT. 3 (Jazz/Pop/Rock) – Bilocation 1 “This is a Journey…”; Jerry Granelli & Rinde Eckert – Sandhills Reunion; Rosa Passos & Ron Carter – Entre Amigos; Don Grusin – The Hang; Carlos Franzetti – The Jazz Kamerata plays the Music of Miles Davis; Sara K. – Play on Words; Bill Frisell – Richter 858; Benoit Delbecq Unit – Phonetics; Jean-Jacques Avenel, doublebass – Waraba; Bela Fleck, banjo – Drive; Eric Clapton – 461 Boulevard; Ter Frampton Comes Alive!; Eric Bibb, Rory Blcok & Maria Muldaur – Sisters & Brothers; Sheryl Crow – The Glove Sessions; Snow Patrol – Final Straw

DUALDISC REVIEWSGripes & Grouses Intro; Arr. Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne Vol. 1 – Natania Davrath, sop./Pierre de la Roche; Big Phat Band – Swingin’ for the Fences; Pancho Sanchez – Poncho at Montreux; BACH: Branderburg Concertos (complete) – Adacemy of St. James/Carl Pini; RACHMANINOFF: Sym. No. 3 in a – Utah Sym./Maurice Abravanel; PROKOFIEV: Peter & The Wolf, Lt. Kije Suite – Boris Karloff, narr./Vienna State Opera Chorus & Orch./Mario Rossi; TCHAIKOVSKY: Sym. No. 4 – Baltimore Sym./Sergiu Comissiona; Queensryche – Tribe; Simple Plan – Still Not Getting Any; The Grateful Dead – American Beauty; Sammy and the Wabo’s Live – Hallelujah; Dishwalla – Opaline

DVD VIDEO REVIEWS PT. 1 (Music Videos) – Carlos Kleiber conducts MOZART: Sym. 33 & BRAHMS: Sym. 4; Montserrat Caballe, Bel Canto – GRANADOS, CONIZETTI, BELLINI Aria; Bireli Lagrene & Friends, Live Jazz at Vienne; Guitarist Jan Akkerman; Ellington in Hollywood – with Billie Holiday & Mae West; Duke Ellington Live at the Tivoli Gardens; The Legendary Nat “King” Cole

DVD VIDEO REVIEWS PT.2The Incredibles; The Shawshank Redemption; Sideways; Being Julia; Star Trek: First Contact; Finding Neverland; Frasier – 4th Season; Taxi – Second Season; I Love Lucy: Third Season

DVD VIDEO REVIEWS PT. 3The River; Donnie Darko; Grande Ecole; Angels with Dirty Faces; The Public Enemy; Freaks; The Cat and the Canary; Sacred Planet

CLASSICAL CD REVIEWS PT. 1HAYDN: Piano Concertos – Andreas Staier/Freiburger Baroque Orch./Gottfried von der Goltz; MOZART: Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin Vol. 2 – Breitman/Rivest; MOZART: Works for Winds – Ensemble Philador; SCHUBERT: Die Schone Mullerin – Ian Bostridge; Castellani & Andriaccio, duo-guitarists – Early Recordings; CASTELHUOVO-TEDESCO: The Well-Tempered Guitars – Duo Favori; The Romantic Violin Concerto Vol. 5 – COLERIDGE-TAYLOR, ARTHUR SOMERVELL

CLASSICAL CD REVIEWS PT. 2Felix Mottl Plays WAGNER on Welte piano rolls; MARX: Old Vienna, Partita, Sinfonia – Bochum Sym./Steven Sloane; DOHNANYI: Harp Concertino, Sextet in C, Six Piano Pieces – American Sym./Leon Botstein; BACH: The Goldberg Variations – Mika Vayrynene, accordion; PAISIELLO: Complete Piano Concertos 1 thru 8 – Pietro Spada/Santa Cecilia Ch. Orch.; GRAUPNER: Partitas for Harpsichord Vol. 3 – Genevieve Soly, harpsichord; Harpsichord Alive: New York City Music – Elaine Comparone & The Queen’s Chamber Band

CD REISSUES, PT. 1 - Annie Fischer, piano – HAYDN, BEETHOVEN, CHOPIN, MOZART; Dennis Brain/Benjamin Britten & others in BEETHOVEN Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, JACOB: Sextet for Winds & Piano, HINDEMITH: Horn Sonata; WM. BOLCOLM: Sym. Nos. 1 & 3 – Louisville Orch./Lawrence Leighton; KURT WEILL: The Seven Deadly Sins – Marianne Faithfull/Vienna Radio Sym./Dennis Russell Davies; Claudio Arrau plays BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 13, SCHUMANN: Fantasie in C, SCHOENBERG: 3 Piano Pieces; Beecham conducts FRANCK Sym. in d, LALO: Sym. in g; Walter Gieseking 4-disc set on Andante; Rene Leibowitz cond. RAVEL & SCHOENBERG; Toscanini cond. HAYDN: Sym. No. 88, MOZART: Sym. No. 40, BEETHOVEN String Q. No. 16, ROSSINI: Wm. Tell Overture

CD REISSUES, PT. 2Moura Lympany plays RACHMANINOFF: Piano Con. No. 3, KHACHATURIAN: Piano Con. in D-flat Major; PROKOFIEV: Romeo & Juliet Ballet – London Sym./Andre Previn; Lazar Berman plays LISZT: Piano Con. No. 1, Mephistol Waltz No. 1; Emil Telmanyi, v. plays NIELSEN: Violin Concerto, Sata-Dream, Clarinet Concerto; Aaron Rosand, v. in Norway – SINDING, SAINT-SAENS, EGGE, LALO, TCHAIKOVSKY, SIBELIUS, SARASATE, BULL; Stokowski cond. Rise Stevens/Robert Merrill/Jan Peerce in SAINT-SAENS: Samson and Delilah; Stokowski cond. SHOSTAKOVICH: Sym. No. 5, VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Sym. No. 8; g. Suggia, cello, in HAYDN, LALO Cello Concertos, BRUCH: Kol Nidrei; Toscanini cond. GRIEG, SIBELIUS, FRANCK, RAVEL, BEETHOVEN, ROSSINI

JAZZ, PT. 1Marta Gomez – Cantos de Ague Dulce; Harvie S – Texas Rumba; Stefano di Battista – Parker’s Mood, Sir Roland Hanna – Everything I Love, George Shearing Trio – Like Fine Wine, Footprints – The Life and Music of Wayne Shorter, Duke Ellington – The Symphonic Ellington

JAZZ, PT. 2 – Sak├ęsho – We Want You To Say; Negroni’s Trio; Bradley Leighton, alto flute – Just Doin’ Our Thang; Collier & Dean – Duets; Sons of Cosmic Consciousness – Solar; Hiroshima – Obon; Amina Figarova, piano – Come Escape With Me


This is a great site, look forward to the SACD reviews.
James Askew, NYC

Excellent, concise reviews.
Ken Rasek, Bettendorf, Iowa




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