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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Bloch: Prayer from Jewish Life (3:42)
Davidoff: At the fountain, Op. 20/2 (4:24)
Dvorak: Rondo in g, Op. 94 (7:03)
Jan Vogler, vc; Dresden Kapelle Soloists/Helmut Branny.
Sony 13065-2 "My Tunes"

Beethoven: String Quartet #2 in G, Op. 18/2
Tokyo String Quartet.
Harmonia Mundi HMU-907436.37  (2 CDs)  (22:32)

Trad: Whittingham Faire (2:45); Walsingham (2:37); Go from my window (2:06)
Dowland: Go from my window (1:27)
Trad: Lord Darly (6:55)
Joel Frederiksen, bass & lute; Ensemble Phoenix Munich.
Harmonia Mundi HMC-901983 "The Elfin Knight"

Gabrieli: Canzon Primi Toni (4:00)
Walton: Crown Imperial Coronation March (10:35)
Dallas Wind Sym/Jerry Junkin; Mary Preston, o.
Reference RR-112 "Crown Imperial"

Mussorgsky, arr. Trio Solisti: Pictures at an Exhibition
Trio Solisti.
Endeavour Classics END-1022   (31:14)

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Johann Stamitz: "Mannheim" Symphony in G
Camerata Chicago/Drostan Hall.
Centaur CRC-2860   (7:37)

Brahms: Piano Quintet in f, Op. 34
Stephen Hough, p; Takács Quartet.
Hyperion CDA-67551   (40:10)

Ives: Variations on "America" (6:24); Runaway Horse on Main Street (1:16); March #6 (with "Here's to Good Old Yale") (2:52)
United States Marine Band/Colonel Timothy W. Foley.
Naxos 8.570559

Barber: Nocturne, Op. 13/4 (3:19); Sure on this shining night, Op. 13/3 (2:37); Dover Beach, Op. 3 (8:11)
Gerald Finley, br; Julius Drake, p.
Hyperion CDA-67528

Paul Schoenfield: Four Parables for Piano & Orchestra
Andrew Russo, p; Prague Philharmonia/JoAnn Falletta.
Black Box BBM-1109   (26:52)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Beethoven: Piano Sonata #21 in C, Op. 53, Waldstein
András Schiff, p. 
ECM New Series 1945/46 (2 CDs)   (25:30)

Tchaikovsky: Suite from The Nutcracker
St. Petersburg Phil Orch/Yuri Temirkanov.
EMI Classics 11272-2   (27:49)

Christopher Rouse: Karolju
Philharmonia Cho, BBC Sym Orch/David Zinman.
RCA 11561-2   (29:25)

C. Stamitz: Sinfonia Concertante for Viola & Violin in D
Michael Strauss, vi; Desirée Ruhstrat, v; Camerata Chicago/Drostan Hall.
Centaur CRC-2860   (20:03)

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Bach: Part I from Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
Bernarda Fink, ms; Werner Güra, t; Gerald Finley, br; Arnold Schoenberg Cho, Vienna Concentus Musicus/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 11232-2 (2 CDs)  (26:38)

Haydn: String Quartet in G, Op. 9/3
London Haydn Quartet.
Hyperion CDA-67611   (2 CDs)  (19:51)

Berlioz: Part II (The Flight into Egypt) from L'enfance du Christ
Yann Beuron, t; Tenebrae Cho, London Sym Orch/Sir Colin Davis.
LSO Live 0606  (2 CDs)  (17:36)

Anon: Scotch Cap from The English Dancing Master (1:56)
Phalèse: Three Dances from Liber Primus Leviorum Carminum (3:19)
Praetorius: Three Branles from Terpsichore (3:12)
Trad Irish: Sixpenny Money; Ten Penny Bit; Clare Jig (2:26)
Anon: My Lord of Oxenford's Maske (1:44); The Queen's Treble (1:54)
Baltimore Consort.
Dorian DSL-90601   "Gut, Wind and Wire"

Byrd: O magnum mysterium (4:54)
Anon: Ecce advenit dominator Dominus (2:07)
Clemens non Papa: Magi veniunt ab oriente (3:18)
Andrew Smith: Nunc dimittis (2:35)
New York Polyphony.
Avie AV-2141  "I Sing the Birth"

Ellis B. Kohs: Variations on L'homme armé
Spencer Myer, p.
Harmonia Mundi HMU-907477  "Preludes & Variations"  (6:09)

Sunday, December 30, 2007

"The Best of 2007"

Bruckner: Finale from Symphony #7 in E
Chicago Sym Orch/Bernard Haitink.
CSO Resound 901 706  (13:01)

Handel: Waft her, angels from Jephtha
Mark Padmore, t; English Concert/Andrew Manze.
Harmonia Mundi HMU-907422  (5:39)

Handel: Tornami a vagheggiar from Alcina
Danielle de Niese, s; Les Arts Florissants/William Christie.
Decca B0010035-02  (4:32)

Beethoven: I from Symphony #5 in c, Op. 67
Russian National Orch/Mikhail Pletnev.
DG 477 6409 (5 CDs)  (8:08)

Vaughan Williams: Finale from Symphony #5 in D
Atlanta Sym Orch/Robert Spano.
Telarc CD-80676  (10:21)

Golijov: Excerpts from Oceana
Luciana Souza, voc; Gwinnett Young Singers; Atlanta Sym Orch & Chorus/Robert Spano.
DG B0009069-02  (7:02)

Haydn: I from Piano Sonata #52 in Eb
Marc-André Hamelin, p.
Hyperion CDA-67554 (2 CDs)  (7:38)

Mozart: Act I Finale from Don Giovanni
Solists; RIAS Chamber Cho & Freiburg Baroque Orch/René Jacobs.
Harmonia Mundi HMC-901964.66 (3 CDs)  (8:24)

Bach: Prelude from Cello Suite #1 in G, BWV 1007
Steven Isserlis, vc.
Hyperion CDA-67541/2 (2 CDs)  (2:29)

Bach: Gavotte en Rondeaux from Lute Partita in E, BWV 1006a
Paul O'Dette, l.
Harmonia Mundi HMU-907438  (3:49)

Bach: Aria from Goldberg Variations
Simone Dinnerstein, p.
Telarc CD-80692  (5:39)

Grechaninov: In Thy Kingdom from Passion Week, Op. 58
Phoenix Bach Choir & Kansas City Chorale/Charles Bruffy.
Chandos CHSA-5044  (7:38)

Anon: Ane Scottis Dance (0:51); London (3:50); Scarborough Faire (4:03)
Joel Frederiksen, b; Ensemble Phoenix Munich.
Harmonia Mundi HMC-901983 "The Elfin Knight"

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