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Andrew McGregor anticipates some forthcoming Proms and keeps an eye open for interesting new releases.

Playlist

[All recordings are available at full price unless indicated otherwise.]

ARNOLD Beckus the Dandipratt (Overture for Orchestra)
(c/w Suite - The Inn of the Sixth Happiness; Flourish for a 21st Birthday; Symphony No.6; Philharmonic Concerto):
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley (conductor)
(live recording, September 2004)
LPO LPO0013 (CD, mid-price)

MOZART Sonata in C, K279 (3 rd movement played)
(c/w Sonata in F, K280; Sonata in B flat, K281):
Robert Levin (fortepiano)
DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI 82876 842372 (CD)

R. STRAUSS Ruhe, meine Seele; Cacilie
(c/w Zueignung; Nichts; Die Nacht; Wer hat's getan; Befreit; Allerseelen; Heimliche Aifforderung; Morgen!; Freundliche Vision; Ich liebe dich; All mein Gedanken...; Du meines Herzens Kronelein; Ach Lieb, ich muss nun scheiden!; Ach weh mir ungluckhaftem Mann; Die Frauen sind oft fromm und still; Traum durch die Dammerung; Nachtgang; Wozu moch, Madchen; Breit uber mein Haupt; Schoen sind, doch kalt die Himmelssterne; Wie sollten wir geheim sie halten; Hoffen und wieder verzagen; Mein Herz ist stumm; Ich trage meine Minne; Sehnsucht; Schlechtes Wetter):
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Helmut Deutsch (piano)
HARMONIA MUNDI HMC901879 (CD)

R. STRAUSS Morgen!*
(from CD entitled 'Voice of the Violin', also including works by RACHMANINOV, SCHUBERT, MASSENET, FAURE, DVORAK, MOZART, TCHAIKOVSKY, DONIZETTI, ORFF, MENDELSSOHN, DEBUSSY, PONCE, DE FALLA and BIZET):
Joshua Bell (violin), Anna Netrebko (soprano)*, Orhestra of St. Luke's, Michael Stern (conductor)
SONY CLASSICAL 82876 872762 (CD)
(available 18th September)

SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Sonata in D minor, Op.40
(c/w Cello Concerto No.1 in E flat, Op.107):
Han-Na Chang (cello), London Symphony Orchestra, Antonio Pappano (piano/conductor)
EMI CLASSICS 3324222 (CD)

STANFORD Songs of the Sea, Op.91
(c/w Songs of the Fleet, Op.117; The Revenge - A Ballad of the Fleet, Op.24):
Gerald Finley (baritone), BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, Richard Hickox (conductor)
CHANDOS CHSA5043 (SACD/CD)

HAYDN Symphony No.15 in D
(c/w Symphony No.14 in A; Symphony No.16 in B flat; Symphony No.17 in F)
Toronto Camerata, Kevin Mallon (conductor)
NAXOS 8557656 (CD, budget)

HARVEY Missa Brevis
(from CD entitled 'The Feast of St. Edward, King and Confessor, at Westminster Abbey', also including works by W. SMITH, CROTCH, STANFORD, STONE, PURCELL, BRUCKNER, MORLEY, MOORE and DEMESSIEUX):
Choir of Westminster Abbey, Robert Quinney (organ), James O'Donnell (conductor)
HYPERION CDA67586 (CD)

MAHLER Symphony No.2 in C minor, 'Resurrection' (2 nd movement played):
Budapest Festival Orchestra, The Hungarian Radio Choir, Lisa Milne (soprano), Birgit Remmert (alto), Ivan Fischer (conductor)
CHANNEL CLASSICS CCSSA23506 (2-SACD/CD Hybrid, mid-price)

MAHLER Piano Quartet movement in A minor
(c/w Symphony No.6 in A minor)
The Philadelphia Orchestra, Christoph Eschenbach (piano/conductor)
ONDINE ODE1084-5D (2-SACD/CD Hybrid)
(available 2nd October)

MAHLER Lieder - songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn (including Urlicht) and 2 Ruckert Lieder (Um Mitternacht; Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen):
Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano), Julius Drake (piano)
ONYX ONYX4014 (CD)
(available 2nd October)

MUSSORGSKY orch. RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition*
(c/w Scenes from Boris Godunov+):
The Philadelphia Orchestra*, Eugene Ormandy (conductor)*, George London (bass)+, Mildred Allen (mezzo-soprano)+, Howard Fried (tenor)+, Stanley Kolk (tenor)+, Columbia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus+, Thomas Schippers (conductor)+
SONY CLASSICAL 82876 787472 (CD, mid-price)

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