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Tuesday July 2nd
12 reviews completed so far this month

Manuel de FALLA (1876-1946) El amor brujo, El retablo de Maese Pedro - Esperanza Fern醤dez (cantaora) Alfredo Garc韆 (baritone) Jennifer Zetlan (soprano) Jorge Garza (tenor) Perspectives Ens/Angel Gil-Ord簣ez rec. 2018 NAXOS 8.573890 [62:02] [LW] Winning performances of two Falla masterpieces.

Alessandro SCARLATTI (1660-1725) Quella pace gradita - Alicia Amo (soprano), Giuseppina Bridelli (mezzo-soprano), Filippo Mineccia (alto) La Ritirata/Josetxu Obregón rec. 2018 GLOSSA GCD923107 [66:02] [JV] These performances once again demonstrate the qualities of Alessandro Scarlatti as a composer of vocal music.

Joseph Nolan (organ) Works by Bach, Reubke, Saint-Saëns Vierne & Widor rec. 2016 SELBY SADVD003 DVD [88 mins] [JW] An attractive series.

Scandinavian Choir Music Amadeus-Chor/Nicol Matt rec. 2003/04 ARS PRODUCTION ARS38449 [53:38] [GF] A very attractive re-issue.

Fabien Sevitzky (conductor) The Indianapolis SO Vols 1-3 rec. 1941-1946 PRISTINE AUDIO PASC479/509/520 [3 CDs: 227:06] [RB] A scarcely known conductor and orchestra, until now unaccountably overlooked, are given their due in smartened and very listenable mono.

Silk Baroque Wu Wei (Sheng) Holland Baroque PENTATONE PTC5186800 SACD [68:00] [MR] An intriguing, fascinating, and rewarding fusion of ancient Chinese and Baroque music, which succeeds largely because of the superb musicianship and artistry of all concerned.


[New] Puccini's Manon Lescaut - a survey by Ralph Moore

Verdi's Aida - a survey by Ralph Moore

Dominick Argento - an obituary by Kenneth Shenton

Noises Off - Sound Effects in Opera Recordings by Paul Corfield Godfrey


June 2019 Recordings of the Month
Crosse - Chamber works - Prima Facie
Fauré - Requiem - Aparté
Matthews - Symphony 9 - Nimbus
Sibelius - Symphonies - RCA
Shani Diluka - Tempéraments - Mirare

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