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From the flugel horn to the kalimba and foot guitar, Iain looks at the bizarre contraptions that composers have invented to enliven their sound palettes, focusing in particular on music by Haydn, Corrette and Albrechtsberger.

Jaques Christophe Naudot: Trio Sonata No 14 (1st mvt)
Matthias Loibner (hurdy-gurdy)
Riccardo Delfino (hurdy-gurdy)
CPO 999864

Schubert: Der Leiermann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Alfred Brendel (piano)
Philips 411463

Schubert: Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano in A minor
Klaus Storck (arpeggione)
Alfons Kontarsky (fortepiano Brodmann, Vienna 1810)
Archiv 2533175

Messiaen: Trois petites liturgies de la presence divine
Yvonne Loriod (piano)
Jeanne Loriod (ondes martenot)
Chamber Orchestra of RTF
Marcel Couraud (conductor)
Erato 0630179052

Albrechtsberger: Concerto in F for Jew's-harp, mandora and orchestra
Fritz Mayr (Jew's harp)
Dieter Kirsch (mandora)
Munich Chamber Orchestra
Hans Stadlmair (conductor)
Orfeo C035821

Harry Partch: from Barstow Nos 1-4
John Schneider baritone, and 'just' and 'adapted' guitar
Bridge BCD9041

Haydn: Baryton Trio 97/5
John Hsu (baryton)
David Miller (viola)
Fortunato Arico (violoncello)

Saint Saens: The Swan
Clara Rockmore (theremin)
Nadia Reisenberg (piano)
Delos DCD1014

Michel Corrette: Que vous dirai-je maman Variations
Attila Meszlenyi (musette)
Miklos Spanyi (organ)
Hungaroton HCD12997

Leroy Anderson: The Typewriter
Vanguard 08600871.

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Sun 27 Jul 2008 10:00