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Kersey, J., (dates infra) Contributions to International Piano (formerly International Piano Quarterly), ed. Haylock, subsequently ed. Williams, Cutts, Orpheus Publications, London.

Rachmaninoff: Preludes: op 3 no 2; op 23; op 32. Steven Osborne, piano. Hyperion CDA67700 (Vol 11 no 63, May/June 2009, p77)

Peter Katin Plays Chopin: Ballade no 4, op 52; 3 Mazurkas, op 59; Sonata no 3 in B minor, op 58; Barcarolle, op 60; Polonaise-fantaisie, op 61. Peter Katin, piano. Somm  SOMMCD 085 ((Vol 11 no 63, May/June 2009, p64)

Brahms: Piano Concerto no 1, op 15. Peter Katin, piano; BBC Scottish Orchestra/Ian Whyte (cond). Pristine Audio PASC140 (Vol 11 no 63, May/June 2009, p64)

Schumann: Piano works opp. 1-32. Jean-Pierre Marty, piano. Solstice SOCD 243/50 (Vol 11 no 62, March/April 2009)

Haydn: Piano sonata  in E flat major, Hob.XVI:52; Mozart: Piano sonata in D major, K. 311; Beethoven: Piano sonata in A major, op 2 no 2. Rafal Blechacz, piano. DG 477 7453 (Vol 11 no 61, January/February 2009, p78-9)

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos nos 1 and 3. Barry Douglas, piano. Russian State SO/Svetlanov. Sony/BMG 88697279722 (Vol 10 no 59, September/October 2008, p73)

Rachmaninoff: Suites nos 1 and 2. Tchaikovsky arr. Rachmaninoff: The Sleeping Beauty (excerpts). Brigitte Engerer and Boris Berezovsky, pianos. Mirare MIR 070 (Vol 10 no 59, September/October 2008, p74)

Paderewski: His earliest recordings 1911-12: Music by Chopin, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Paderewski, Schumann etc. Ignacy Jan Paderewski, piano. APR 6006 (two discs) (Vol 10 no 57, May/June 2008, pp80-81)

Tchaikovsky: Concert fantasy, op 56(1); Glazunov: Piano concerto no 2 in B major, op 100(2); Scriabin: Piano concerto in F sharp major, op 20(3) (1)Alexander Tutunov; (2)Nikita Fitenko; (3)Katerina Zaitseva, piano; Russian Philharmonic Orchestra/Marian Carlson Classical Records CR-104 (Vol 10 no 57, May/June 2008, p76)

Grieg: Piano concerto in A minor, op 16; Ballade in G minor, op 23; Lyric Pieces; Ballade for Edvard Grieg (documentary). Leif Ove Andsnes, piano (with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/Ruud) EMI DVD 5 12128 9 (Vol 10 no 58, March/April 2008, p76)

Debussy: Preludes Books 1 and 2; Les soirs illuminés par l’ardeur du charbon. Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano. Chandos CHAN 10421 (Vol 9 no 52, July/August 2007, p77)

Rachmaninoff: Suite, op 1; Suite, op 17; Symphonic Dances, op 45. Peter Donohoe and Martin Roscoe, two pianos. Naxos NXS 855706 (Vol 9 no 49, January/February 2007, p80)

Taneyev: Piano Concerto in E flat major; Four Improvisations; The Composer’s Birthday*. Joseph Banowetz, *Adam Wodnicki, piano and piano duet; Russian Philharmonic of Moscow/Thomas Sanderling (cond). Toccata Classics TOCC0042 (Vol 9 no 49, January/February 2007, pp78-79)

Liszt: Piano sonata in B minor; Six Grandes Etudes de Paganini. George-Emmanuel Lazaridis, piano. Linn Classics CKD282 (Vol 9 no 47, September/October 2006, p64)

Beethoven: Piano sonatas in F minor, op 2 no 1; in A major, op 2 no 2; in C major, op 2 no 3; in E flat, op 7; in C minor, op 10 no 1; in F major, op 10 no 2; in D major, op 10 no 3; in C minor, op 13; in E major, op 14 no 1; in G major, op 14 no 2; in G minor, op 49 no 1; in G major, op 49 no 2. Gerhard Oppitz, piano. Hänssler Classic CD98.201, CD98.202, CD98.203 (Vol 9 no 47, September/October 2006, p57)

Debussy: Preludes Book 1; Preludes Book 2. Steven Osborne, piano. Hyperion CDA67530 (Vol 9 no 47, September/October 2006, p61)

Bach: Two and Three Part Inventions; three Three Part Inventions; studio outtakes. Glenn Gould, piano. Sony Classical 8287678766 2 (Vol 9 no 47, September/October 2006, p56)

Mozart: Piano concertos in C minor, K491; in D minor, K466. Martin Stadtfeld, piano; NDR Symphony Orchestra/Bruno Weil (cond). Sony Classical 82876722982  (Vol 9 no 46, July/August 2006, p65-66)

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 in B flat minor, op 23; Khachaturian: Piano Concerto in D flat major. Boris Berezovsky, piano; Ural Philharmonic Orchestra/Dmitri Liss (cond). Warner Classics 2564 630742 (Vol 9 no 46, July/August 2006, p66)

Handel: Suite no 6 in F sharp minor HWV431 (vol 1); Suite no 3 in D minor HWV 436 (vol 2); Suite no 8 in F minor HWV433 (vol 1); Suite no 5 in E major HWV 430 (vol 1); Passacaglia and Sarabande from the Suite no 7 in G minor, HWV 432 (vol 1); Chaconne in G major HWV 435; Presto from the Suite in D minor HWV 428 (vol 1). Handel arr. Kempff: Minuet in G minor. Anne Queffélec, piano; Mirare 010   (Vol 9 no 46, July/August 2006, p63)

Bach: Partita no 4 in D major BWV828; Partita no 6 in E minor BWV 830. Freddy Kempf, piano; BIS BIS-CD-1330 (Vol 9 no 46, July/August 2006, p62)

Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata no. 1 in D minor, op 28; Morceaux de salon, op 10; revised version of Humoresque, op 10 no 5. Martin Cousin, piano. Somm New Horizons SOMMCD 048 (Vol 9 no 45, May/June 2006, pp69-70)

Montero: Bach and Beyond. Gabriela Montero, piano. EMI 3 51445 2 (Vol 9 no 45, May/June 2006, p64)

Walter Rummel: The Complete Bach Transcriptions. Jonathan Plowright, piano. Hyperion CDA67481/2 (Vol 9 no 45, May/June 2006, p70)

Schumann: Piano Sonata in G minor, op 22; Liszt: Waldesrauschen, S145; La Leggierezza, S144; Gnomenreigen, S145; Debussy: Suite bergamasque; Szymanowski: Variations in B flat minor, op 3; Chopin: Polonaise in A flat major, op 53. Rafal Blechacz, piano. Accord ACD 136-2 (Vol 9 no 44, March/April 2006, pp64-65)

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos no 2 in C minor; no 3 in D minor. Boris Berezovsky, piano; Orchestre Philharmonique de l’Oural, cond. Dmitri Liss. Mirare MIR 008 (Vol 9 no 44, March/April 2006, p65)

Brahms: Piano Sonata no. 1 in C major, op 1; Variations on a theme of Robert Schumann, op 9; Ballades op 10. Oleg Marshev, piano. Danacord DACOCD 643 (71 mins) (Vol 9 no 44, March/April 2006, pp68-69)

Mozart; Piano Concertos nos. 12 in A major, K414; 14 in G major, K453. Alfred Brendel, piano; Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Mackerras (cond). Philips 475 6930 (Vol 9 no 43, January/February 2006, p74)

Herzogenberg: Theme and Variations, op 13*; Allotria, op 33 bk 1*; Variations on a Theme by Brahms, op 23*; Waltzes, op 53*; Variations on the Minuet from Don Juan, op 58; Capriccio, op 107. Anthony Goldstone, piano; *with Caroline Clemmow, piano duet and two pianos. Toccata Classics TOCC 0010 (Vol 9 no 43, January/February 2006, p76)

Mozart: Piano Concertos nos. 9 in E flat “Jeunehomme” K271(1); 12 in A major K414(2); 26 in D major “Coronation” K537(3). (1)Mitsuko Uchida, piano/Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg/ Jeffrey Tate (cond). (2)Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano/cond/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. (3)Homero Francesch, piano/Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie/Gerd Albrecht (cond). EuroArts 2010218 (DVD) (Vol 8 no 42, November/December 2005, p74)

Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier Bk II. Daniel Barenboim, piano. Warner Classics 2564 61940-2 (3 CDs) (Vol 8 no 42, November/December 2005, pp65-66)

Rachmaninoff: Piano concertos nos 1 and 2. Leif Ove Andsnes, piano; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Pappano (cond). EMI 474 8132 (Vol 8 no 42, November/December 2005, pp64-65)

Les Pianos de demain: Performances of music by Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, Bach-Busoni, Schubert and Beethoven from the Festival La Roque d’Antheron 2004. Iddo Bar-Shai; Bertrand Chamayou; Lise de la Salle; David Fray; Jean-Frédéric Neuberger; Severin von Eckhartstein, piano. Naïve DR 2118 AV 070 (DVD) (Vol 8 no 41, September/October 2005, p77)

Miami International Piano Festival: Masters of the Keyboard – The Next Generation, vol 1 and vol 2. VAI 4320 (DVD) (Vol 8 no 40, July/August 2005, p77)

Bach: The Keyboard Concertos vol 1 and vol 2; Angela Hewitt, piano; Australian Chamber Orchestra. Hyperion (Vol 8 no 40, July/August 2005, p60)

Rachmaninoff: Sonata no 2 in B flat minor op 36 (1931 version); Morceaux de fantaisie, op 3 (1940 version); Polka de V.R.; Taneyev: Prelude and fugue in G sharp, op 29; Liadov; Prelude in D flat, op 57 no 1; The Musical Snuff-Box, op 32; Balakirev: In the Garden; Islamey. Olga Kern, piano. Harmonia Mundi HMU 907399 (Vol 8 no 39, May/June 2005, p 60-61)

Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Cedric Pescia, piano. Claves 50-2407 (Vol 8 no 39, May/June 2005, p61)

Tchaikovsky: Eighteen Pieces, op 72; Chopin: Nocturne in C sharp minor, op posth. Mikhail Pletnev, piano. DG CD 00289 477 5378 (Vol 8 no 39, May/June 2005, p66-67)

Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, op 37b; Waltz from ‘Eugene Onegin’ (arr Bindman); Polonaise from ‘Eugene Onegin’ (arr Liszt). Eleanor Bindman, piano. MSR Classics MS 1131 (Vol 8 no 39, May/June 2005, p66-67)

Rachmaninoff: Sonata no 2 in B flat minor op 36 (1931 version); Preludes: op 3 no 2; op 23: no 1, no 2, no 4, no 5, no 10; op 32: no 2, no 12; (transcriptions) Lilacs, op 21 no 5; Daisies, op 38 no 3; Lullaby (Tchaikovsky); The Flight of the Bumblebee (Rimsky-Korsakov); Scherzo from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Mendelssohn). Simon Trpceski, piano. EMI Classics 7243 5 57943 2 1 (Vol 8 no 38, March/April 2005, p 65)

Chopin: Preludes op 28(a); Etudes opp 10 and 25(b); Piano sonata no 2, op 35(c). (a)Alfredo Perl, (b)Freddy Kempf, (c)Angela Hewitt, piano. BBC Opus Arte OA 0893 D (DVD) (Vol 8 no 38, March/April 2005, p 74)

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini*; Corelli Variations; Chopin Variations. Nikolai Lugansky, piano/*with CBSO/Oramo. Warner Classics 2564 60613-2 (Vol 8 no 37, January/February  2005, p 80)

Brahms: Piano pieces opp 116, 117, 118, 119. Stefan Vladar, piano. Warner Classics 2564 61553-2 (Vol 8 no 37, January/February  2005, p 77)

Rachmaninov: Transcriptions and Corelli Variations. Olga Kern, piano. Harmonia Mundi USA HMU 907336. Baroque Reflections (transcriptions by Bach, Siloti, Sgambati, Rachmaninov, and the Rachmaninov Corelli Variations). Alessio Bax, piano. Warner Classics 2564 61695-2 (Vol 8 no 36, November/December 2004, p 66)

Beethoven: Piano sonata in F minor op 57 “Appassionata”. Fantasy op 77. Schumann: Davidsbündlertänze op 6. Jonathan Biss, piano. EMI Classics Début 7243 5 85894 2 9 (Vol 8 no 35, September/October 2004, p 69)

Rachmaninov: Etudes-tableaux, op 33; op 39. Nikolai Lugansky, piano. Challenge Classics CC72057 (Vol 8 no 34, July/August 2004, p 67)

Rachmaninov: Preludes: op 3 no 2; op 23; op 32. Rustem Hayroudinoff, piano. Chandos CHAN 10107 (Vol 8 no 35, September/October 2004, p 73)

Liszt: Sonata in B minor; La Campanella; Liebestraum no. 3; Tarantella (Venezia e Napoli); Rigoletto: paraphrase de concert Schumann-Liszt: Widmung. Yundi Li (pf). DG 471 585-2 (Vol 8 no 33, May/June 2004, p 73)

Dohnányi: Variations on a Hungarian Folk Song, Op. 29. Six Concert Etudes, Op. 28. Pastorale (Hungarian Christmas Song). Ruralia Hungarica, Op. 32a. David Korevaar (pf). Ivory Classics 71008. (Vol 5 no 18, November/December 2001, pp 76 and 82)

“Walter Gieseking at RIAS” Music and Arts/Deutschland Radio CD-1098; “Walter Gieseking: 3 Legendary Concert Performances” Music and Arts CD-1095; Ravel: The Complete Works for Solo Piano. Walter Gieseking (pf). EMI Classics Références 7243 5 74793 2 5; Beethoven: Piano Sonatas: no 21 op 53 “Waldstein”; no 23 op 57 “Appassionata”; no 30 op 109; no 31 op 110. Walter Gieseking (pf). EMI Classics Great Recordings of the Century 7243 5 67585 2 0. (Vol 6 no 22, July/August 2002, p 75, 77-78)

Brahms: Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor, Op. 15(1); Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 (two versions(2)(3) Vladimir Horowitz (pf); (1)New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra; (2)Orchestra of the International Music Festival, Lucerne; (3)NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini. APR 6001. (Vol 5 no 14, Winter 2001, p 67-68)

Liszt: Sonata in B minor, S178. Polonaise mélancolique, S223 no 1. Polonaise no 2, S223 no 2. Ballade no. 1 ‘Le chant du croisé’, S170. Ballade no. 2, S171. Berceuse, S174 (first version). Stephen Hough (pf). Hyperion CDA 67085. (Vol 5 no 16, Summer 2001, p 69)

Hummel: Piano Concerto in F major, Op. post. 1. Piano Concerto in A major, S4/W24 (première recording). Theme and Variations in F major, Op 97. Howard Shelley (pf/cond). London Mozart Players. Chandos CHAN 9886. (Vol 5 no 16, Summer 2001, p 68)

Schubert: 4 Impromptus, D899; 4 Impromptus, D935; Moments musicaux, D780; 3 Piano Pieces, D946 Messiaen: Vingt regards sur l’enfant Jesus: XVI: Regard des Prophètes, des Bergers et des Mages. Konstantin Lifschitz (pf). Palexa CD-0524/5. (Vol 6 no 22, July/August 2002, p 74)

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 54(a). Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 21 in C major, K.467(b). Dinu Lipatti (pf) with (a)Philharmonia Orchestra (b)Lucerne Festival Orchestra, cond. Herbert von Karajan. EMI Classics Great Recordings of the Century 7243 5 67774 2 2. (Vol 6 no 24, November/December 2002, pp 82-83)

Berlioz-Liszt: Symphonie fantastique, S470. L’ideé fixe, S395. Pierre Réach (pf). Arcobaleno AAOC 93222. (Vol 4 no 13, Autumn 2000, pp 70-71)

“Piano Masters – Solomon”. Scarlatti Sonata in F minor, L 384/Kk 17. Haydn Sonata in D major. Beethoven Sonatina ‘no. 35’ in F major (WoO Anh. 5; probably not by Beethoven). Sonata no. 3 in C major, op 2 no 3. Sonata no. 32 in C minor, op 111. Solomon (pf). Pearl GEM 0038. (Vol 4 no 13, Autumn 2000, p 79)

Schumann: Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6. Fantasiestücke, Op. 12. Papillons, Op. 2. Sony Classical Theta SMK89714. Beethoven: Piano Concertos: no. 4 in G major, Op. 58a; no. 5 in E flat major “Emperor”, Op. 73.(a) Sony Classical Theta SMK89711. Beethoven: Piano Sonatas: no. 17 in D minor “Tempest”, Op. 31 no. 2; no. 18 in E flat major, Op. 31 no. 3; no. 23 in F minor “Appassionata”, Op. 57. Sony Classical Theta SMK89713. Murray Perahia (pf). (a)with Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, cond. Bernard Haitink. (Vol 5 no 19, January/February 2002, p 76)

Bach: The Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869. Roselyn Tureck (pf). BBC Legends BBCL 4109-2. (Vol 7 no 29, September/October 2003, p 71)

“Moiseiwitsch Volume 6”. Debussy: Jardins sous la pluie (Estampes); Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque); Toccata (Pour le piano). Ravel: Jeux d’eau; Toccata (Le tombeau de Couperin). Granados: Danzas españolas: op 37 no 5 and op 37 no 6. Ibert: Le petite âne blanc (Histoires). Poulenc: Mouvement perpetuel no 1 in C. Stravinsky: Etude in F sharp, op 7 no 4. Prokofiev: Suggestion diabolique, op 4 no 4. Vallier: Toccata. Godowsky: Concert paraphrase on Strauss’s “Die Fledermaus”. Chasins: Flirtation in a Chinese garden; Rush hour in Hong Kong. Palmgren: Rococo; Refrain de berceau; West Finnish dance. Delius: Piano Concerto. Benno Moiseiwitsch (pf) with Philharmonia Orch. cond. Constant Lambert. Naxos Historical 8.110689. (Vol 8 no 31, January/February 2004, pp 81-82)

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, op 43(a). Variations on a theme by Corelli, op 42(b). Preludes(b): in C sharp minor, op 3 no 2; in F sharp minor, op 23 no 1; in D major, op 23 no 4; in G sharp minor, op 32 no 12; in B minor, op 32 no 10; in B flat major, op 23 no 2. (a)Tamas Vasary (pf) with London Symphony Orchestra, cond. Yuri Ahronovitch. (b)Lazar Berman (pf). DG Galleria 457 906-2. (Vol 7 no 27, May/June 2003 p 82)

Schumann: Papillons, op 2. Davidsbündlertänze, op 6. Carnaval, op 9. Wilhelm Kempff (pf). DG Eloquence 459 765-2. (Vol 7 no 26, March/April 2003 pp 80-81)

Chopin: Etudes op 10. Etudes op 25. Murray Perahia (pf) Sony Classical. (Vol 7 no 25, January/February 2003, p 73)

Cramer: Piano Concertos: no 2  in D minor, op 16. no 7 in E major, op 56. no 8 in D minor, op 70. Howard Shelley (pf), with London Mozart Players. Chandos 10005. (Vol 7 no 26, March/April 2003, pp 75-76)

Kersey, J., (dates infra) Contributions to International Record Review, ed. Smith, International Record Review, London.

“The Abegg Trio”. Berwald: Piano trio no. 3 in D minor. Farrenc: Piano trio no. 2 in D minor op. 34. Tacet 90. Goetz: Piano trio in G minor op. 1. Kiel: Piano trio in G major op. 34. Tacet 91. Erdmann: Trio. Rihm: Fremde Szene II. Killmayer: Brahms-Bildnis. Acker: Stigmen. Henze: Kammersonate.Tacet 92. (June 2000, pp 63-64)

Bloch: Suite hébraïque. Violin Sonatas – No. 1; No. 2, ‘Poème mystique’. Abodah, ‘A Yom Kippur melody’. Melody. Miriam Kramer (violin); Simon Over (piano). Naxos 8.554460. (April 2000, p 50)

Britten/Walton: Chamber music. EMI British Composers CZS 5 73989 2. (August 2000, p 61)

Cameron: Missa Celtica. Ni Chathasaigh (voice & harp)/Wagstaff (sop)/Lawler (ten)/Bowley (ten)/McGoldrich (uillean pipes)/Choir of New College Oxford/ECO/Cameron. Erato 3984-25494-2. (March 2000, p 105)

Bruckner: Symphony no. 7. Radio-Symphonie Orchester Berlin/Riccardo Chailly. Decca 466 574-2. (May 2000, p 32)

Musica Intima: Clear (twentieth-century unaccompanied choral music). Atma ACD 2 2227. (July 2000, p 93)

Davidovsky: Flashbacks. Bridge 9097. (October 2000, p 70)

DG 2-CD series (Tchaikovsky ballets/Ozawa; Verdi: Luisa Miller/Maazel; Beethoven: String trios/Trio Italiano; Mozart: Complete piano duets/Eschenbach and Frantz; Mahler: Symphonies 1&5/Sinopoli; Bach: Mass in B minor/Karajan; Purcell: Sacred choral music/Preston) (April 2000, pp 112-113)

Dmitriev: Kiev (Symphonic chronicle). Symphony no.2 ‘On Kulikovo Field’. Episodes in the Nature of a Fresco. Symphony no. 3 ‘Misterioso’. Yegor Grechishnikov (violin). Tchaikovsky Great Academic Symphony Orchestra/Vladimir Fedoseyev. Boheme Music CDBMR 902043. (May 2000, p 33)

Elgar: Piano Quintet, Britten: Chamber music etc. EMI British Composers CZS 5 73992 2. (August 2000, p 62)

Elgar: Froissart. Cockaigne. Two Dream Interludes from ‘Falstaff’. (a)Cello Concerto in E minor op. 85. EMI The Elgar Edition CDM 5 67298 2. Symphony no. 2 op 63. First take of part of Rondo. Rehearsal for second take. EMI The Elgar Edition CDM 5 67297 2. Symphony no. 1 op 55. Falstaff op. 68. EMI The Elgar Edition CDM 5 67296 2. (a)Beatrice Harrison (cello); London Philharmonic Orchestra/Royal Albert Hall Orchestra/New Symphony Orchestra/the composer. (June 2000, pp 30-31)

Farr: Owhiro etc. Morrison Music Trust MMT 2019 (July 2000, p 60)

From Molt to McPhee A century of Canadian piano music. Shelley Katz (piano). Carleton Sound CSCD 1004. (June 2000, pp 82-83)

Glass: Dracula. Kronos Quartet. Nonesuch 7559 79584-2. (March 2000, p 42)

Arthur Butterworth: Symphony no. 1. Gipps: Symphony no. 2. Munich S.O./Bostock. Classico CLASSCD 274. (March 2000, p 72)

Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music etc. Various/Hickox. EMI British Composers CZS5 73986-2. (August 2000, p 53)

Hindemith: Kammermusik (a)no.2. (b)no.3. (c)no.6. (d)no.7. (a)Lars Vogt (piano) (b)Georg Faust (cello) (c)Wolfram Christ (viola d’amore) (d)Wayne Marshall (organ). Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Claudio Abbado. EMI 7243 5 56831 2 0. (May 2000, p 36)

Jacob: Symphony no. 2. A Little Symphony. A Festival Overture. Munich S.O./Bostock. Classico CLASSCD 204. (March 2000, p 48)

Holst: Symphony in F “Cotswolds”. Walt Whitman Overture. A Hampshire Suite (orch. Jacob). The Perfect Fool (ballet music). Scherzo (from unfinished Symphony). Munich S.O./Bostock. Classico CLASSCD 284. (March 2000, p 49)

Jongen: Symphonie concertante for organ and orchestra etc. Hauk/others. Guild GMCD 7195. (July 2000, pp 38-39)

Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op 45. Tomowa-Sintow etc./Berlin PO/Karajan. HMV Classics HMV5 73856-2. (June 2000, p 86)

“Duos for Violin and Cello” Nigel Kennedy (violin); Lynn Harrell (cello) EMI (pre-release copy). Ravel Sonata for violin and cello. Handel transcr. Halvorsen: Passacaglia. Kodaly: Duo. Bach: Two-Part Invention in E major. EMI (white label) (April 2000, p 58)

Vivaldi/Piazzolla: Eight seasons. Kremer. Nonesuch 7559-79568-2. (July 2000, pp 48-49)

Mahler: Symphony no 7. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Yoel Levi. Teldec 2CD-80514. (June 2000, pp 34-35)

Lutoslawski: Symphonies 1 & 2 etc. Various/composer. EMI Double Forte CZS5 73833 2. (July 2000, p 39)

Respighi: Feste Romane etc. Maazel. Decca Legends 466 993-2. (October 2000, pp 57-58)

Penderecki: St Luke Passion. MDG 337 0981-2. (July 2000, p 90)

Rautavaara: Sacred works for mixed chorus. Finnish Radio Chamber Choir/Nuoranne. Ondine ODE 935-2. (March 2000, pp 109-110)

Rawsthorne: Film scores: Suite from ‘The Captive Heart’*. Main Titles from ‘West of Zanzibar’**. Main Titles and Nocturne from ‘The Cruel Sea’**. ‘Where No Vultures Fly’**. ‘Uncle Silas’**. Main Titles and Emergency from ‘Lease of Life’*. Three Dances from ‘The Dancing Fleece’**. Suite from ‘Burma Victory’**. Saraband and Carnival from ‘Saraband for Dead Lovers’*. Items marked * arr. by Gerard Schurmann; ** by Philip Lane. BBC Philharmonic/Rumon Gamba. Chandos CHAN 9749. (May 2000, pp 41-42)

Respighi: Pini di Roma. Fontane di Roma. Metamorphosen modi XII. Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra/Jesús López-Cobos. Teldec CD-80505. (June 2000, p 37)

Respighi: Church Windows. Kodaly: Dances of Galanta. Janacek: Taras Bulba. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/ Petr Altrichter. RLPO Live RLCD 203. (August 2000, pp 40, 42)

“Works for Violin and Orchestra” Bruch Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, Op. 26. Bloch Baal Shem. Bunch Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra. Sarasate Zigeunerweisen. Ittai Shapira (violin); English Chamber Orchestra/Charles Hazlewood. EMI Debut CDZ5 73501-2. (April 2000, p 46)

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35. Meditation, Op. 42 No. 1. Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture. Dmitry Sitkovetsky (violin); Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner. Hänssler Classic Academy Series CD98.346. (June 2000, p 39)

Sporck: For Silent Days. Etcetera KTC 1234. (July 2000, pp 69-70)

Dvorák: Serenade in E, B52(a). Elgar: Introduction and Allegro, Op 47(b). Serenade in E minor, Op 20(c). Suk: Serenade, Op 8(d). Tchaikovsky: Serenade, Op 48(a). Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending(e). Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’(f). Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis. (f)Jonathan Snowden (flute); (b)Alexander Balanescu, (d)Lyn Fletcher (violins); (bcd)Roger Chase (viola); (b)Douglas Cummings, (cd)Nigel Warren-Green, (d)Andrew Shulman (cellos); (f)Skaila Kanga (harp); London Chamber Orchestra/Christopher Warren-Green (bcde)(violin). Virgin VBD5 61763-2. (May 2000, pp 54-55)

Takemitsu: Rain Spell etc. London Sinfonietta etc./Knussen. Japan PO/Ozawa. HMV Classics HMV5 73861-2. (June 2000, pp 38-39)

Tansman: Sinfonietta no. 1. Sinfonietta no 2. Divertimento. Sinfonia piccola. Virtuosi di Praga/Yinon. Koch Schwann 3-6593-2. (May 2000, p 47)

Tavener: Fall and Resurrection. Rozario etc./Hickox. Chandos CHAN 9800. (June 2000, p 93)

Torke: Book of Proverbs(a). Four Proverbs(b). (a)Valdine Anderson, (b)Catherine Bott (soprano); (a)Kurt Ollmann (baritone); (a)Netherlands Radio Choir and Philharmonic Orchestra/Edo de Waart; (b)Argo Band/Michael Torke. Decca 466 721-2. (April 2000, p 85)

Schubert: Piano Trio D929. Trio Italiano. Arts 47554-2. (July 2000, p 68)

Voormolen: Baron Hop suites etc. Chandos CHAN 9815. (July 2000, p 49)

Walton: Symphony no. 1. (a)Belshazzar’s Feast. Philharmonia Orchestra awith Philharmonia Chorus, Donald Bell (baritone)/the composer. EMI British Composers The Walton Edition 7243 5 65004 2 6. (b)Violin Concerto. (c)Viola Concerto. (d)Partita for Orchestra. Yehudi Menuhin (violin, viola)/(b)London Symphony Orchestra/(c)New Philharmonia Orchestra/(d)Philharmonia Orchestra/the composer. EMI British Composers The Walton Edition 7243 5 65005 2 5. Richard III – Prelude. Richard III- A Shakespeare Suite (arr. Mathieson). Henry V- Suite (arr. Mathieson). The First of the Few – ‘Spitfire’ Prelude and Fugue. (e)Henry V – Scenes from the film. (e)Laurence Olivier (speaker) with chorus/Philharmonia Orchestra/the composer. EMI British Composers The Walton Edition 7243 5 65007 2 3. (May 2000, pp 48-49)

Kersey, J., (dates infra) Contributions to Hi-Fi News and Record Review, ed. Breunig, IPC Magazines, London.

Bartók: Bluebeard’s Castle. Norman/Polgar/Chicago SO/Boulez. DG 447 040-2. (vol 43 no 12, pp 83-84, December 1998 )

Maxwell Davies: The Doctor of Myddfai. Whelan/Tyrrell/Howell/WNO/Armstrong. Collins 70462. (vol 44 no 3, March 1999, pp 83-84 )

The Vivaldi Album: Recitatives, arias and choruses from the operas. Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-sop)/Arnold Schoenberg Choir/Il Giardino Armonico/Antonini. Decca 466 569-2. (vol 45 no 3, p 93, March 2000)

Glass: (1)Symphony 2. (2)Interlude from Orphée. (2,3)Concerto for Saxophone Quartet. (3)Rascher Saxophone Quartet/(1)Vienna RSO/(2)Stuttgart CO/Russell Davies. Nonesuch 7559-79496-2. (vol 43 no 11, p 82, November 1998)

Beamish: (1)Viola Concerto. (2)Cello Concerto “River”. (3)Tam Lin. (1)Dukes (vla)/(2)Cohen (vc)/(3)Hunt (ob)/Swedish CO/Rudner. BIS CD 971. (vol 45 no 4, p 91)

Maw: Violin Concerto. Bell/LPO/Norrington. Sony Classical SK 62856. (vol 45 no 4, p 93, April 2000)

Beethoven: Diabelli Variations. String Quintet, Hess 41 (arr. Hess)(fragment). Two Allegrettos in c, WoO 53 & Hess 69. Bagatelle in c, WoO 52. Klavierstück “Lustig-Traurig”, WoO 54. Olli Mustonen (pno). RCA 74321 61448 2. (vol 44 no 9, p 96, September 1999)

Gershwin: (1,2)Rhapsody in Blue (2 versions). (1)Second Rhapsody. (1)An American in Paris. Cuban Overture. Various songs and medleys. (1)Roy Bargy (pno)/(2)Earl Wild (pno)/Various artists and chorus/Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra. Music and Arts CD 1042. (vol  44 no 10, p 105, October 1999)

Beethoven: Symphony 9. alternative version of iv. Soloists/Schweizer Kammerchor/Tonhalle Orchestra /Zinman. Arte Nova Classics 74321 65411-2. (vol 44 no 9, p 95, September 1999)

Mnemosyne. Jan Garbarek (sax)/Hilliard Ensemble. ECM 1700/01. (vol 44 no 9, p 103, September 1999)

Rimsky-Korsakov, compl. Steinberg: Piano Trio. Mussorgsky, arr. Bekova Sisters: Pictures from an Exhibition. The Bekova Sisters (piano trio). Chandos CHAN 9672. (vol 45 no 7, pp 91-92, July 2000)

Ives: Orchestral Sets. Two realisations (arr. Cowell). Songs. Sylvan (bar)/Narucki (sop)/Feinberg (pno)/Music Projects London/Bernas. Decca 466 841-2. (vol 45 no 6, pp 90-91, June 2000)

Gianluca Cascioli: Works by Beethoven, Boulez, Ligeti, Schoenberg & Webern. Works by JS Bach, Busoni, Beethoven, Debussy, Falla, Liszt, Prokofiev & Scarlatti. Gianluca Cascioli (pno). DG 447 766-2 & 453 422-2. (vol 42 no 11, p 89, November 1997)

Liebermann: Piano Concertos 1&2. Album for the Young – excerpts. Stephen Hough (pno)/BBC Scottish SO /Liebermann. Hyperion CDA 66966. (vol 42 no 11, p 95, November 1997)

Chopin: Scherzi 1-2, 4. 24 Preludes op. 28. Gimse (pno). naim naimcd 028. (vol 45 no 8, p 85, August 2000)

Bach: Cantatas BWV 82. BWV 58. BWV 56. Two sinfonias from BWV 35. Goerne (bar)/Salzburger Bachchor/Camerata Academica Salzburg/Norrington. Decca 466 570-2. (vol 45 no 8, pp 86-87, August 2000)

Daugherty: “American Icons”: (1,5,7)Dead Elvis. (5,6)Snap! (4,9)What’s That Spell? (2,5,8)Jackie’s Song. (3,5,6)Le Tombeau de Liberace. (5,7)Motown Metal. (5,7)Flamingo. (1)Charles Ullery (bn)/(2)Christopher van Kampen (vc)/(3)Paul Crossley (pno)/(4)Dogs of Desire/(5)London Sinfonietta/ (6)Stenz/(7)Zinman/(8)Daugherty/(9)Miller. Argo   458 145-2. (vol 44 no 1, p 79,  January 1999)

Schoenberg: (1)Pierrot lunaire. (1)Herzgewächse. (2)Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte. (1)Christine Schäfer (sop)/(2)David Pittman-Jennings (narr)/Ensemble InterContemporain/Boulez. DG 457 630-2. (vol 44 no 1, p 85,  January 1999)

Dukelsky: Zéphyr et Flore. (1)Epitaphe. (1)Achmadeeva (sop)/(1)Netherlands Theatre Choir/Residentie Orchestra The Hague/Rozhdestvensky. Chandos CHAN 9766. (vol 45 no 6, p 88, June 2000)

Corcoran: (1)Mad Sweeney. (2)Music for the Book of Kells. (3)Wind Quintet. (4)Sweeney’s Vision. Corcoran (spkr, pno, tape)/(1)Das Neue Work NDR Ensemble/(2)Percussion Modern (Hamburg)/(3)Stuttgart Wind Quintet/(1,2)Cichewiecz (cond)/(3)Freivogel (cond). Black Box Music BBM 1026. (vol 45 no 6, p 88, June 2000)

Beethoven: String Quartets 7-11. Emerson Quartet. DG 453 764-2. (vol 43 no 4, pp 80-81, April 1998)

Kurtág: Music for Strings. Keller Quartet/ Miklós Perenyi (vc)/ György Kurtág (celesta). ECM 453 258-2. (vol 43 no 5, pp 78-79, May 1998)

Chopin: Piano Sonata 3. Schubert: Piano Sonata in B flat D960. Sergio Fiorentino (pno). APR APR 5553. (vol 43 no 1, p 90, January 1998)

Kurtág: Játékok – excerpts. J.S.Bach: Four transcriptions. Marta & György Kurtág (pno). ECM 453511-2. (vol 43 no 1, p 92, January 1998)

Debussy/Fauré/Ravel: Piano Trios. Florestan Trio. Hyperion CDA 67114. (vol 45 no 3, pp 88-89, March 2000)

Romantic Echoes: Music by Strauss, Dvorák and Kreisler. Gidon Kremer (vn)/Oleg Maisenberg (pno). DG 453 440-2. (vol 45 no 3, p 95, March 2000)

Ignaz Friedman: Music by Hummel, Chopin, Beethoven, Friedman and others. Ignaz Friedman (pno). APR 5508. Mendelssohn: 9 Songs without Words. Chopin: 12 Mazurkas . Ballade 3 . Impromptu 2 . Nocturne op 72/1. Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody 2. Ignaz Friedman (pno). Biddulph LHW 044. (vol 45 no 7, pp 93 & 95, July 2000)

Emil Gilels: Music by Schumann, Scarlatti, Bach, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. Emil Gilels (pno). BBC Legends BBCL 4015-2. (vol 44 no 7, pp 83-84, July 1999)

Beethoven: Quintet op 29. Septet op 20. Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble. Chandos 9718. (vol 44 no 8, p 81, August 1999)

Gottschalk: Piano Music Vol. 4. Martin (pno). Hyperion CDA 67118. (vol 45 no 9, p 76, September 2000)

In Paradisum: 17th century French chant of the Requiem with sacred polyphony by Victoria and Palestrina. The Hilliard Ensemble. ECM 1653. (vol 45 no 9, p 83, September 2000)

Holliger: Lieder ohne Worte I & II. Sequenzen über Johannes I, 32. Trema. Präludium, Arioso & Passacaglia. Elis. Thomas Zehetmair (vln)/ Thomas Larcher (pno)/Ursula Holliger (harp). ECM 457 066-2. (vol 43 no 3, p 75, March 1998)

Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra. Divertimento for Strings. RPO / Daniele Gatti. Conifer Classics  75605 51324 2. (vol 43 no 3, p 72, March 1998)

Guerrero: Missa de la batalla escoutez/shorter choral works. Choir of Westminster Cathedral/His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts/O’Donnell. Hyperion CDA 67075. (vol 44 no 9, September 1999, p 98)

Hoquetus: Music by de la Halle, Machaut, Ciconia and anon. Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (org)/Theatre of Voices/Hillier. Harmonia Mundi  HMU 907185. (vol 44 no 9, September 1999, p 98)

Schubert: Piano Sonatas: in a, D784; in B flat, D960; in C, D613 (unfinished). Stephen Hough (pno). Hyperion CDA67027. (vol 44 no 7, p 80, July 1999)

Previn: A Streetcar named Desire. Fleming/Gilfry/Futral/Griffey/Orch of San Francisco Opera/Previn. DG 459 366-2. (vol 44 no 7, p 82, July 1999)

New York Variations: Corigliano: Etude Fantasy. Copland: Piano Variations. Ben Weber: Fantasia (Variations). Tsontakis: Ghost Variations. Stephen Hough (pno). Hyperion CDA67005. (vol 43 no 9, p 101, September 1998)

Rautavaara: Vigilia. Korhonen/Lehtipuu/Freund/Paasikivi/Salomaa/Finnish Radio Chamber Choir/Nuoranne. Ondine ODE 910-2. (vol 43 no 9, p 85, September 1998)

Lambert: (1)Tiresias. Pomona. (1)Michael Cleaver (pno)/English Northern Philharmonia/Lloyd-Jones. Hyperion CDA67049. (vol 44 no 7, p 77, July 1999)

Nash: (1)Symphony 1. (2)Apollinaire Choruses. (1)BBC SO/Brabbins (2)BBC Singers/Joly. NMC DO55. (vol 44 no 8, pp 87-88, August 1999)

Lassus: Missa pro defunctis. Prophetiae Sibyllarum. The Hilliard Ensemble. ECM 1658. (vol 43 no 11, p 84, November 1998)

Maxwell Davies: (1)Ojai Festival Overture. (1)Mavis in Las Vegas. (2)Carolisima. (2,4)A Spell for Green Corn. (3)An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise. (3)George McIlwham (bagpipes)/(4)James Clark (vn)/1BBC PO/(2)Scottish CO/(3) RPO/Maxwell Davies. Collins Classics 15242. (vol 43 no 11, p 80, November 1998)

Punishing Kiss: Music by Cave, Hannon/Talbot, Waits, Weill, Costello, Glass and Walker. Lemper (voice)/Hannon (voice)/ensemble and electronics/Talbot. Decca 466 473-2. (vol 45 no 7, p 86, July 2000)

Beach: (1)Piano Concerto. (2)Piano Quintet. Polk (pno)/(1)ECO/(1)Goodwin (cond)/(2)Lark Quartet. Arabesque Z6738. (vol 45 no 7, p 95, July 2000)

Mozart: Piano Concertos in B flat, K450; alternate ii; in D, K537. Robert Levin (f-pno)/AAM/Hogwood. Oiseau-Lyre 455 814-2. (vol 43 no 4, p 73, April 1998)

Schubert: Piano Sonatas in C, D840; in G, D894. Mitsuko Uchida (pno). Philips 454 453-2. (vol 43 no 4, pp 75-76, April 1998)

Liebermann: Piccolo Concerto/Flute and Harp Concerto/ Flute Concerto. James Galway (flt/picc)/Hyun-Sun Na (hp)/ London Mozart Players/Liebermann. RCA 09026 63235 2. (vol 44 no 4, April 1999, p 79)

Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947). Bartok: The Miraculous Mandarin. LSO/Ch/Nagano. Erato 3984 23142 2. (vol 44 no 4, April 1999, pp 83-84)

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas: in E flat, op 27/1; in c sharp, op 27/2; in D, op 28. Louis Lortie (pno). Chandos CHAN9736. (vol 44 no 7, p 74, July 1999)

MacMillan: The World’s Ransoming. Cello Concerto. Christine Pendrill (cor anglais)/Raphael Wallfisch (vlc)/BBC Scottish SO/Vänskä. BIS CD 989. (vol 44 no 6, p 84, June 1999)

MacMillan: Tryst. Adam’s Rib. They Saw the Stone had been Rolled Away. Í (A Meditation on Iona). SCO/Swensen/SCO Brass. BIS CD 1019. (vol 45 no 3, pp 91-92, March 2000)

Otte: Das Buch der Klange. Herbert Henck (pno). ECM 1659 462 655-2. (vol 44 no 11, p 103, November 1999)

Matthews: (1)The Great Journey. (2)Night’s Mask. Fuga. (1)David Wilson-Johnson (bar)/(2)Patrizia Kwella (sop)/Nash Ensemble/Friend. NMC DO33. (vol 43 no 8, p 85, August 1998)

Sit Fast. Music by Bryars, Costello, Beamish, Ruders, Dun, Guy, Tye, Bainbridge, Isaac, Sculthorpe, Ferrabosco, Ockeghem. Fretwork (viols)/Michael Chance (c-ten)/Paul Agnew (ten). Virgin Classics 7243 5 45217 2 0. (vol 43 no 8, p 88, August 1998)

Monteverdi: Vespers (1610). Cima: Concerti ecclesiastici: Sonata a due. Sonata a tre. Marin- Degor/Wieczorek/Stefanowicz/Agnew/Cornwell/Félix/Bayley/Les Sacqueboutiers de Toulouse/Les Arts Florissants/Christie. Erato  3984-23139-2. (vol 44 no 1, p 75, January 1999)

Adès: Powder Her Face. Gomez/Anderson/Morris/Bryson/Almeida Ensemble/Adès. EMI 7243 5 56649 2 1. (vol 44 no 1, p 83, January 1999)

Pärt: Kanon Pokajanen. Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Kaljuste. ECM 1654/55. (vol 43 no 8, pp 80-81, August 1998)

Bach: Christmas Oratorio. Soloists/New London Consort/Pickett. Decca 458 838-2. (vol 45 no 9, p 74, September 2000)

Pärt: Beatus Petronius. Missa syllabica. 7 Magnificat-Antiphonen. Statuit ei Dominus. De profundis. Memento. Cantate Domino. Solfeggio. Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Kaljuste/Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, Ene Salumäe (orgs). Virgin Classics 7243 5 45276 2 3. (vol 43 no 9, pp 95-96, September 1998)

Beethoven: String Quartets 11-16. Grosse Fuge op. 133. Vanbrugh Quartet. Intim Musik IMCD 047-050. (vol 43 no 8, p 74, August 1998)

Piazzolla: Tango Ballet. Concierto del Angel. Three pieces for chamber orchestra. Kremerata Baltica/Astor Quartet/Kremer (vn). Teldec 3984-22661-2. (vol 44 no 11, pp 103-04, November 1999)

Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated! Down by the Riverside. Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues. Marc-André Hamelin (pno). Hyperion CDA67077. (vol 44 no 10, p 111, October 1999)

We got it good…and that ain’t bad – An Ellington Songbook. Previn (pno)/Finck (db). DG 463 456-2. (vol 45 no 8, p 83, August 2000)

Bach: Six Cello Suites. Maisky (vc). DG CD-pluscore 463 314-2. (vol 45 no 8, p 85, August 2000)

Rautavaara: (1)Angel of Dusk. Symphony no 2. A Finnish Myth. Fiddlers. (1)Esko Laine (db)/Tapiola Sinfonietta/Kantorow. BIS CD 910. (vol 43 no 10, p 102, October 1998)

Bedford: Alleluia Timpanis. Symphony 1. (1)Recorder Concerto. (2)Twelve Hours of Sunset. (1)Piers Adams (rec)/(2)Crouch End Festival Chorus /BBC SO/van Steen except (1)Brabbins. NMC DO49. (vol 43 no 9, p 87, September 1998)

Rautavaara:(1)Piano Concerto 3 “Gift of Dreams”. Autumn Gardens. Rautavaara and Ashkenazy in conversation. Helsinki PO/Ashkenazy ((1)pno/cond). Ondine ODE 950-2. (vol 45 no 6, p 85, June 2000)

Zemlinsky: String Quartet 1. Webern: Langsamer Satz. Schoenberg: String Quartet in D major. Brodsky Quartet. Vanguard Classics 99208. Korngold: String Quartet 2. Kreisler: String Quartet. Brodsky Quartet. Vanguard Classics 99209. (vol 45 no 6, pp 94-95, June 2000)

Reich: Music for 18 Musicians. Steve Reich and Musicians. Nonesuch 7559-79448-2. (vol 44 no 3, pp 87-88, March 1999)

Ars Subtilior. Music by Grimace, Borlet, Vaillant, Padova, Perusio, Trebor, Caserta, Moulins, Hasprois, Cuvelier, Velut, Grenon and anon. Catherine Bott (sop)/New London Consort/Pickett. Linn CKD 039. (vol 43 no 11, p 90, November 1998)

Adams: China Gates, Phrygian Gates. Riley: The Walrus in Memorium, The Heaven Ladder, Book 7. Gloria Cheng-Cochran (pno). Telarc CD-80513. (vol 43 no 12, p 82, December 1998)

Butler: (1)O Rio, (2)Fixed Doubles. BBCSO/(1)Tamayo/(2)Brabbins. NMC DO47M. (vol 43 no 12, pp 84-85, December 1998)

Saxton: A Yardstick to the Stars and other chamber works. Cahill (sop)/Constable (pno)/McCabe (pno)/Silverthorne (va)/Brunel Ens./Austin (cond). NMC DO65. (vol 45 no 7, p 92, July 2000)

Bach: Wedding Cantatas BWV 210; BWV 202; BWV 51. Christine Schäfer (sop)/Musica Antiqua Köln/Goebel. DG 459 621-2. (vol 45 no 2, p 92, February 2000)

Shostakovitch: 24 Preludes and Fugues op 87. Vladimir Ashkenazy (pno). Decca 466 066-2. (vol 44 no 10, p 103, October 1999)

Spectrum: 50 contemporary works by Finnissy, Harvey, Tavener, Hoddinott, Fitkin and others. Thalia Myers (pno). NMC DO57. (vol 44 no 11, p 105, November 1999)

Steinberg: Symphony 1. Prélude symphonique. Fantasie dramatique. Gothenburg SO/Järvi. DG 457 607-2. (vol 45 no 3, p 92-93, March 2000)

Stravinsky: Le Rossignol. Renard. Dessay/Orchestra & Choir of Paris Opera/Conlon. EMI 7243 5 56874 2 5. (vol 45 no 4, pp 94-95, April 2000)

Live in Oxford: Music by Obrecht, Josquin, Taverner, Byrd, Tallis and Mundy. The Tallis Scholars/Phillips. Gimell 454 998-2. (vol 44 no 3, March 1999, p 91)

Tavener: Eternity’s Sunrise. Song of the Angel. Petra. Sappho. Funeral Canticle. Patricia Rozario, Julia Gooding (sops), George Mosely (bar), AAM Ch and Orch/Goodwin. Harmonia Mundi HMU907231. (vol 44 no 7, p 84, July 1999)

Tavener: …Depart in peace(1). My gaze is ever upon You. Tears of the angels. (1)Patricia Rozario (sop)/BT Scottish Ensemble/Clio Gould (vn/dir). Linn CKD 085. (vol 44 no 2, p 79, February 1999)

Tavener: The Protecting Veil. Wake Up…And Die. Yo-Yo Ma (vc)/Baltimore SO/Zinman. Sony Classical SK 62821. The Protecting Veil(1). The Last Sleep of the Virgin(2) (orch. Werthen). (1)France Springuel (vc)/(2)Carlo Willems (handbells)/I Fiamminghi/Werthen. Telarc CD-80487. (vol 44 no 2, p 80, February 1999)

Schumann: Liederkreis. Vier Husarenlieder. Tragödie(1). Selected Lieder. Terfel (bass-bar)/Martineau (pno) with (1)Robinson (ten) and Anderson (sop). DG 447 042-2. (vol 45 no 9, p 81, September 2000)

Hommage à Jane Bathori: Chansons by Milhaud, Roussel, Honegger, Satie, Koechlin, Ravel, Debussy and Dutilleux. Upshaw (sop)/Ducros (pno). Erato 3984-27329-2. (vol 45 no 9, pp 82-83, September 2000)

Prokofiev: The Gambler. Galuzin/Kazarnovskaya/Kirov Opera and Orch./Gergiev. Philips 454 559-2. (vol 44 no 12, p 103,  December 1999)

Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress. Bostridge/York/Terfel/von Otter/Monteverdi Choir/LSO/Gardiner. DG 459 648-2. (vol 45 no 2, p 101, February 2000)

Reflections on Duke: Arrangements of Duke Ellington by Hyman, Hochman, Silberman, Distler and Kellaway. Jean-Yves Thibaudet (pno). Decca 460 811-2. (vol 44 no 12, p 110, December 1999)

American Dreams: Music by Barber, Chadwick, Foote, Carpenter, Canning, Gershwin and Carmichael. Indianapolis SO/Leppard. Decca 458 157-2. (vol 44 no 12, p 111, December 1999)

New World Jazz: Music by Adams, Gershwin, Bernstein, Milhaud, Stravinsky, Hindemith, Antheil and Raksin. New World Symphony/Tilson Thomas. RCA 09026 68798 2. (vol 44 no 5, May 1999, pp 90-91)

Stravinsky: The Firebird*. The Rite of Spring*. Persephone(1). (1)Cosserat/(1)Neill/(1)San Francisco Symphony Chorus/(1)San Francisco Girls’ Chorus/(1)I Ragazzi/ San Francisco Symphony/Tilson Thomas. RCA 09026 68898 2. (vol 44 no 5, May 1999, p 89)

Torke: Overnight Mail. Telephone Book. July. Flint. Change of Address. Orkest de Volharding/Present Music/Apollo Saxophone Quartet/Michael Torke Band. Argo 455 684-2. (vol 43 no 7, July 1998, pp 69-70)

Bach: The Six Cello Suites. Yo-Yo Ma (vlc). Sony Classical  S2K 63203. (vol 43 no 7, July 1998, pp 79-80)

Kersey, J., (dates infra) Contributions to Tempo, ed. MacDonald, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Bermel: Soul Garden; Wanderings; Coming Together; Turning; Theme and Absurdities; Mulatash Stomp; SchiZm; Quartet. Borromeo String Quartet; Bermel (clar.); Taylor (pno.); Hulst (vn.); Sherry (vc.); Primis (hn); Morelli (bsn); Ingliss (ob); O’Connor (fl). CRI- Emergency Music CD 895. (vol 57 no 224, 2003, p 69)

Talbot: “…similarities between diverse things…”; Blue cell; minus 1500; String Quartets nos. 1 and 2; The Dying Swan; 6/11/98; Falling. The Duke Quartet; Apollo Saxophone Quartet; Talbot (pno/cond.); Farrer (vibr./perc.); Nelson, Carney, Bonner (vns); Hunter (va); Worsey (vc); Sheppard (vc/electric vc); Shaw (db); Cackett (bassoon); Talbot (guit. samples). Black Box BBM 1078. (vol 57 no 224, 2003, p 73)

Torke: Rapture (Percussion Concerto). An American Abroad. Jasper. Currie (perc.) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Alsop (cond.) Naxos American Classics 8.5599167. (vol 57 no 224, 2003, pp 77-78)

Carter: Shard; Luimen; Tempo e Tempi; Eight Pieces for Four Timpani.  Starobin (guit.); Narucki (sop.); Druckman (timpani); Speculum Musicae c. Purvis. Bridge 9111. (vol 56 no 221, 2002, pp 56-57)

Mackey: Tuck and Roll; Lost and Found; Eating Greens. Mackey (electric guitar), New World Symphony c. Tilson Thomas. BMG 09026-63826-2. Rouse: Concert de Gaudi. Dun: Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra (Yi2). Isbin (guitar), Gulbenkian Orchestra c. Tang. Teldec New Line 8573-81830-2. (vol 56 no 221, 2002, pp 58-59)

Schwertsik: Baumgesänge for Orchestra op. 65; Instant Musik for Flute and Wind Orchestra op. 40; Starckdeutsche Lieder und Tänze for Baritone and Orchestra op 44.  Vienna RSO c. H. K. Gruber and Russell Davies. ORF Edition Zeitton CD 217. (Tempo vol 54 no 213, 2000, p 54)

Schwertsik: House and Court Music: Wiener Chronik 1848 (Book 1); Draculas Haus- und Hofmusik; Sinfonie in MOB-Stil. Vienna RSO c. H. K. Gruber. Largo 5137. (vol 54 no 211, 2000, p 46)

Review articles – books

Kersey, J., The Revision Process in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1; Morley Grossman, in International Piano, ed. Williams, vol 9 no 52, July/August 2007, p85.

Kersey. J., Rachmaninoff: Life, Works, Recordings; Max Harrison; in International Piano, ed. Williams, vol. 8 no 42, November/December 2005, p77.

Kersey, J., Mozart’s Piano Concertos: Dramatic Dialogue in the Age of Enlightenment; Simon P. Keefe; in International Piano, ed. Haylock, Orpheus Publications, London, vol 5 no 19, January/February 2002, pp 79-80.

Kersey, J., Glenn Gould: The Ecstasy and Tragedy of Genius; Peter F. Ostwald; in The Times Higher Education Supplement, Times Newspapers, no 1323, March 13 1998, p 23.