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


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

ELGAR The Dream of Gerontius (Praise To The Holiest played)
Anne Sofie von Otter (soprano), David Rendell (tenor), Alistair Miles (bass), London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Sir Colin Davis (conductor)
LSO LIVE LSO0083 (2-CD, budget) or LSO0583 (2-SACD, mid-price)

SCHUMANN Fantasiestucke Op. 73
(c/w FRANCK Sonata in A major; DEBUSSY Sonata in G minor):
Dora Schwarzberg (violin), Martha Argerich (piano)
AVANTI CLASSIC 5414706 10232 (SACD/CD Hybrid)

JOSQUIN Mille Regretz (Chanson); MORALES Sanctus & Agnus Dei (Missa Mille Regretz)
(from CD entitled ‘The Metamorphoses of Faith – A tribute to musical mestissage’ – also including works by A. & B. CARCERES, NARVAEZ, FLECHA, GUTIERREZ, CABANILLES and GARCIA)
Montserrat Figueras (soprano), La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall (conductor)
ALIA VOX AV9849 (CD, mid-price)

BEETHOVEN Symphony No.8 in F, Op.93
(c/w Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 ‘Eroica’):
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska (conductor)
BIS SACD1516 (SACD/CD Hybrid)

DEBUSSY orch. ADAMS Songs from Le Livre De Baudelaire
(c/w CHAUSSON Poeme de l’amour et de la mer; RAVEL Sheherazade):
Susan Graham (mezzo), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier
WARNER CLASSICS 2564 619382 (CD)

MOZART Prelude & Fugue in C, K394; Eine Kleine Gigue in G, K574
(c/w Fantasie in D minor, K397; Rondo in D, K485; Fantasie in C, K395; Rondo in A minor, K511; Marche in C, K408; Fantasie in C minor, K396 (completed by M. Stadler); Kleiner Trauermarsch in C minor, K354A; Adagio in B minor, K540; Minuett in D major, K355; Adagio fur Glasharmonika in C, K356/617A):
Richard Egarr (fortepiano)

GOLIJOV Ayre (Ariadne In Her Labyrinth played)
(c/w BERIO Folk Songs):
Dawn Upshaw (soprano), The Andalucian Dogs

TURNAGE Evening Songs^
(c/w Scherzoid%; When I Woke*^; Yet Another Set To+):
Gerald Finley (baritone)*, Christian Lindberg+, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)^, Jonathan Nott (conductor)%, Marin Alsop (conductor)+
LPO 0007 (SACD/CD Hybrid, mid-price)

WOLF 2 Goethe-Lieder (Ganymed played)
(c/w 5 Eichendorff-Lieder; 17 Morike-Lieder)
Ian Bostridge (tenor), Antonio Pappano (piano)

TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto in D, Op.35
(c/w MYASKOVSKY Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.44):
Vadim Repin (violin), Kirov Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)
PHILIPS 4733432 (CD)

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