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Now playing, CD 14:
Patrick Gowers – Chamber Concerto for Guitar (CBS / Sony Classical)
John Williams (guitar), John Scott (alto saxophone), Pat Halling (violin), Stephen Shingles (viola), Denis Vigay (cello), Herbie Flowers (bass guitar), Tristan Fry (drums), Patrick Gowers (organ), Godfrey Salmon (conductor)  
Domenico Scarlatti 
– Sonata for Harpsichord in E major K 380/L 23
– Sonata for Harpsichord in A major K 208/L 238
– Sonata for Harpsichord in A minor K 175/L 429
– Sonata for Harpsichord in A major K 322/L 483
– Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor K 213/L 108
– Sonata for Harpsichord in C major K 159/L 104
John Williams (guitar)
Patrick Gowers – Double for Guitar and Electric Organ (after Scarlatti)
— John Williams (guitar), Patrick Gowers (organ)

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Interesting liner notes by Gowers discussing the origins of his concerto and how he incorporated elements of jazz and Baroque and early music into the composition.  

And Williams writes about the influence of Spanish guitar in Scarlatti's sonatas and the suitability of many of them for the guitar.  (Scarlatti spent the last 37 years of his life in Madrid and Lisbon).
 

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George Frideric Handel 
Music for the Royal Fireworks HWV351
Concerto a due cori No.1 in B flat major HWV 332 — Ronald George (French horn), Julie Brye (oboe), Washington McClain (oboe), Derek Conrod (French horn), Michael McCraw (bassoon), Stanley King (oboe), Teresa Wasiak (French horn), Thomas Müller (French horn), John Abberger (oboe), Nadina Mackie Jackson (bassoon)
Concerto a due cori No.2 in F major HWV 333 — Stanley King (oboe), Julie Brye (oboe), Michael McCraw (bassoon), Teresa Wasiak (French horn), Derek Conrod (French horn), Ronald George (French horn), Washington McClain (oboe), Nadina Mackie Jackson (bassoon), Thomas Müller (French horn), John Abberger (oboe)
Concerto a due cori No.3 in F major HWV 334 — Derek Conrod (French horn), Teresa Wasiak (French horn), Thomas Müller (French horn), Ronald George (French horn), Washington McClain (oboe), Stanley King (oboe), John Abberger (oboe), Michael McCraw (bassoon), Nadina Mackie Jackson (bassoon), Julie Brye (oboe) 
TafelmusikJeanne Lamon (Vivarte / Sony Classical)

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Concerto for Violin No.3 in G major K 216
— David Oistrakh (violin) – Philharmonia Orchestra – David Oistrakh 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Concertone for 2 Violins in C major K 190 (186E)
— Igor Oistrakh (violin) – Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra – David Oistrakh (EMI Classics)

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Listened to both discs whilst tromping round North Lincolnshire footpaths in scenes not unlike the cover. Like most English music of the 1890s and nineteen-noughties, very much in thrall to German music, especially Brahms. The Quintet in D major (with clarinet AND horn) is real fanboy Brahms. Towards the end of each disc in slightly later pieces you start to hear the distinctive voice coming through - folk song and hymn tunes. It might be apprentice stuff, but a delightful set all round. 

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Disc 1. A mixture of Anon, Josquin, Victoria, Praetorius, Clemens Non Papa. Clearly no Slade or Wizzard when you spend Xmas with the Tallis Scholars. 

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Christmas with Ralphy. To be honest, a bit overblown. 

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Oooh, this is a goody! I've had a thing for bassoon's since Henry Cow in the '70s. Some astonishing virtuoso playing on these pieces. Contemporary music but colourful and accessible. Aho I'm familiar with but Fagerlund is a new name to me.

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Now playing, CDs 57a & 57b: Vladimir HorowitzLive and Unedited: The Historic 1965 Carnegie Hall Return Concert (Sony Classical / RCA Red Seal)

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Johann Sebastian Bach – Toccata Adagio and Fugue in C major BWV 564
Robert Schumann – Phantasie for Piano in C major Op.17
Alexander Scriabin – Sonata for Piano No.9 in F major Op.68 "Black Mass"
FrédéricChopin 
– Poème for Piano Op.32/1 in F sharp major
– Mazurka for Piano B.105 Op.30/4 in C sharp minor
– Étude for Piano Op.10/8 in F major
– Ballade for Piano No.1 in G minor B.66 Op.23
Claude Debussy – Children's Corner: No.3 Serenade for the Doll
Alexander Scriabin – Piece for Piano Op.2/1 Étude in C sharp minor
Moritz Moszkowski – Études (15) de virtuosité Op.72 "Per aspera ad astra": No.11 in Ab major
Robert Schumann – Kinderszenen Op.15/7 Träumerei
Robert Schumann – Kinderszenen Op.15 [studio recording]

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Now playing, CD 34:
Franz Schubert – Symphony No.9 (8) in C major D.944 "The Great"
– Rosamunde D.797 Op.26/1 Overture (D 644)
– Rosamunde D.797 Op.26: Ballet music
– Rosamunde D.797 Op.26/7 Entr'acte No.3 in B flat major
— Columbia Symphony Orchestra – Bruno Walter (Sony Classical)

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3 hours ago, alankin said:

Now playing, CD 34:
Franz Schubert – Symphony No.9 (8) in C major D.944 "The Great"
– Rosamunde D.797 Op.26/1 Overture (D 644)
– Rosamunde D.797 Op.26: Ballet music
– Rosamunde D.797 Op.26/7 Entr'acte No.3 in B flat major
— Columbia Symphony Orchestra – Bruno Walter (Sony Classical)

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:tup!

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Don Giovanni K 527
— Uwe Heilmann (tenor), Soile Isokoski (soprano), Bryn Terfel (baritone), Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Carmela Remigio (soprano), Patrizia Pace (soprano), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (bass), Matti Salminen (tenor) 
— Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Ferrara Musica Chorus – Claudio Abbado (Deutsche Grammophon)

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Playing this one day late in commemoration of the 225th anniversary of Mozart's death.
 

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