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New CD & DVD REVIEWS
July-August 2001:

Classical CDs, Pt. 1 - New Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas set, Barber Cello Concerto, Enesco Quartets, Elegies for Violin & Piano, Symphonic Poems by De Sabata, Vaughan Williams Quartets, Haydn Quartets, Rachmaninoff & Shostakovich Cello Sonatas, Operas: Antigone by Traetta & Iphigenia in Tauride by Gluck, two large brass ensemble collections, Danielpour Sonnets, Renee Fleming's Night Songs CD, two inspired concept CDs = "Compassion" & "Calm," Haydn's Seven Last Words, Janacek piano music, Brahms Serenade in D for ch. orch., Antheil and Nancarrow piano works, Branford Marsalis plays French music for sax, works for sax and brass ensemble, Carpenter's Adventures in a Perambulator, Works of George Frederick McKay

Classical CDs, Pt. 2 - QUICK AUDITIONS of 4 new guitar CDs; a quartet of Spanish and Brazilian orchestral music; 8 new solo piano CDs incl. Delius, Francaix and Glazunov; tune-heavy accessible new & recent music; 8 CDs of unexpected sounds in chamber music, incl. piccolo, harmonica, archguitar, mandolin, double grand piano, prepared piano and glass instruments.

Jazz CDs, Pt. 1 - New releases from Kenny Burrell, Eberhard Weber, Avishai Cohen, Lee Konitz, David Grisman & Denny Zeitlin, The Jazz/Times Superband, reissues from The Great Guitars Live & pianist Don Shirley

Jazz CDs, Pt. 2 - An 8-CD boxed set on Savoy of all the recordings made for both that label and the Dial label by Charlie Parker! Also three more reissues for Sun Ra fans.

Reissue Classical CDs - Klemperer in Hamburg - Beethoven & Bruckner 7ths, Mozart 29 & 40; Jochum & Concertgebouw in Bruckner 5th; Hans Rosbaud in Mahler 4th; Bruckner 8th with Knappertsbusch; Clara Haskil plays Mozart & Scarlatti; Barbirolli conducts Schubert 9th & Brahms 3rd; Robert Shaw Choral Classics; Heinrich Neuhaus in Chopin, Ninon Vallin in Charbrier's L'Etoile; Furtwangler conducts Berlioz: Damnation of Faust; Heinrich Schlusnus in Opera

DVDs, Pt. 1 - Wagner's Lohengrin, Strauss & Gershwin Gala, Kurt Weill's Street Scene, Shelly Manne & Shorty Rogers Jazz Scene TV Shows, Cast Away, Quills, That Thing You Do!, Woman on Top

DVDs, Pt. 2 - The Legend of Bagger Vance, Bus Stop, Prelude to a Kiss, The Magnificent Seven, Platoon, Twelve O'Clock High, Rififi, The Abominable Dr. Phibes

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