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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.]

LILBURN Aotearoa Overture
(c/w A Birthday Offering; Drysdale Overture; Forest (Tone Poem); A Song of Islands (Tone Poem); Festival Overture; Processional Fanfare):
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, James Judd (conductor)
NAXOS 8557697 (CD, budget)

SHOSTAKOVICH Chamber Symphony, Op.73a (1st movement played)
(c/w Chamber Symphonies Op.83a, Op.49a ‘Eine Kleine Symphonie’, Op.110a, Op.118a):
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Rudolf Barshai (conductor)
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 8212 (2-CD, budget)

The above recording is also available as part of a CD box set entitled ‘Shostakovich Edition – Symphonies, Concertos, Suites, String Quartets, Chamber Music’
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 8128 (27-CD + DVD, budget)

HANDEL Armida Abbandonata
(c/w La Lucrezia; Agrippina condotta a morire):
Veronique Gens (soprano), Les Basses reunies
VIRGIN CLASSICS 3633022 (CD, mid-price)

MOZART Piano Sonata No.10 in C, K330
(c/w Piano Sonata No.11 in A, K331; Piano Sonata No.12 in F K332; Fantasia in D minor K385g (K397); Fantasia in C minor, K475; Rondo in D, K485; Rondo in A minor, K511; Nine Variations on a Minuet by Jean-Pierre Duport in D, K573; Adagio in B minor, K540):
Lars Vogt (piano)
EMI CLASSICS 3360802 (2-CD, mid-price)

MAHLER Das Lied von der Erde – Version Schoenberg-Riehn (Von der Jugend; Von der Schonheit played):
Birgit Remmert (alto), Hans Peter Blochwitz (tenor); Ensemble Musique Oblique, Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)
MUSIQUE D’ABORD HMA1951477 (CD, budget)

(c/w HOLST The Planets; MATTHEWS Pluto; SAARIAHO Asteroid 4179 – Tourists; PINTSCHER towards Osiris; DEAN Komarov’s Fall):
Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)
EMI CLASSICS 3696902 (2-CD)

WEILL Quodlibet, Op.9
(c/w Symphony No.1; Symphony No.2):
Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Antony Beaumont (conductor)

SCHUBERT Sonata in D, D384 (arr. Bergstrom)
(c/w Moment musical, D780 No.3; Standchen (Serenade), D957 No.4; Valse noble, D969 No.4; Landler, D790 No.3; Valse (Landler), D146 No.12; Valse noble, D969 No.3; German Dance, D783 No.10; Sonata in A minor, D821 ‘Arpeggione’; Valse, D365 No.36; German Dance, D783 No.2; Valse, D365 No.2; 15 Original Dances from D365; Ave Maria, D839)
Gil Shaham (violin), Goran Sollscher (guitar)

NIELSEN Violin Concerto, Op.33 (4th movement played)
(c/w BRUCH Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26):
Nikolaj Znaider (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Lawrence Foster (conductor)
EMI ENCORE 3414212 (CD, budget)

HK GRUBER Aerial (world premiere recording)
(c/w EOTVOS Jet Stream; TURNAGE From the Wreckage (world premiere recording)):
Hakan Hardenberger (trumpet), Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Peter Eotvos (conductor)

MOZART Les Petits Reins (excerpts - Pantomime played)
(c/w Overture to The Magic Flute; Adagio from Serenade in B flat, K361/370a 'Gran Partita'; Divertimento in D, K136; Overture to The Impresario; Serenade in G, K525 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'):
Concerto Koln; Anton Steck (musical director/leader)

ARNOLD Cornish Dances, Op.91
(c/w English Dances, Op.27&33; Solitaire; Irish Dances, Op.126; Scottish Dances, Op.59):
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Malcolm Arnold (conductor)

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