The Classical Music Club

Gregg Hobson's Choice

November 21, 2004

Henry Purcell (1659-1695), "Sound the Trumpet" from Countertenor Duets by Purcell and Blow. James Bowman and Michael Chance, countertenors and The Kings Consort dir. Robert King. Hyperion CDA66253. Tr1-2:21.

Gioseffo Gaumi (1548-1611), "Canzon la Bastina," "Canzon la Brillantina" and "Canzon la Gentile" from Italian Recorder Music. Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet. L'Oiseau-Lyre 430 246-2. Tr3-5 8:00.

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), "Concerto for 2 Mandolins" RV53 from The Speech of Angels: Volume I: From Fields & Forests. Tom Finucane, mandolins, New London Consort dir. Philip Pickett. L'Oiseau Lyre 452 773-2. Tr13-15 13:39.

Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758), "Sonata No. 3 in C Minor" from Roman: Flute Sonatas. Penelope Evison, baroque flute, Eva Nordenfelt, harpsichord, Olaf larssen, baroque cello. Proprius PRCD 9019. Tr3-10:15.

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896), "Ave maria," " Ecce sacerdos,"* and "Vexilla regis," from Bruckner: Motets. Choir of St. Bride's Church. *Adrian Lane and Stephen Saunders, trombones, Matthew Morley, organ. Dir. Robert Jones. Naxos 8.550956. Tr4-6 14:00.

Mili Balakirov (1837-1910), "Scherzo alia Cosaca" from Symphony No. 2. Russian State Symphony Orchestra dir. Igor Golovschin. Naxos 8.550793. Tr2-8:00.

Harold Arlen (1905-1986)/Yip Harburg, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from White Blues. Chet Baker, trumpet, Bobby Jasper, Sax/flute, Rene Thomas, guitar, Amadeo Thommasi, piano, Benoit Quersin, bass, Daniel Humair, drums. Camden 74321451892. Tr5-3:28.

Vernon Duke (1903-1969), "Autumn in New York" from Chet Baker: Autumn in New York. Chet Baker, trumpet, orchestra arranged by G. Libano. PIESD 221. Tr9-2:00.


Michael Praetorius (1571-1621), Final hymn "Puer nobis nacitur" from Christmas Mass. Gabrieli Consort & Players, dir. Paul McCreesh. A reconstruction that also includes the Boy's Choir and the Congregational Choir, supplemented by local amateur choirs, of Roskilde Cathedral as well as some music by Schein and Scheidt. Archiv 439 931-2. Tr21-3:00.

Ian Krouse (b.1956), "Variations on a Moldavian Hora," from Jason Vieaux. Vieaux, guitar. Naxos 8.553449. Tr10-8:00.

Edward Vesala (1945-1999), "On the Shady Side of Forty" from Edward Vesala ° Sound and Fury: Nordic Gallery. ECM1541. Tr11- 6:00

Walter Piston (1894-1976), "Allegro con Spirito" from Concerto No.l for Violin and Orchestra from Walter Piston. James Buswell, violin, National Symphony of Ukraine, dir. Theodore Kuchar. Naxos 8.559003. Tr3-7:00.

Max Reger (1873-1916), "Fantasia and Fugue on B-A-C-H, Op. 46" from Max Reger: Complete Organ Works, Vol. 1. Rosalinde Haas, organ. MD+G R 3350. Tr1-14:00.

Zez Confrey (1895-1971), "Kitten on the Keys" and "Moods of a New Yorker" from Piano Music. Eteri Andjaparidze, piano. Naxos 8.559016. Tr1 & 19-22-14:00.

George Gershwin (1898-1937), Overture from Strike Up the Band. Orchestra dir. John Mauceri. Electra Nonsuch 79273-2. Tr1-2:00.

Toots Thielemans (b.1922)/Norman Gimbell, "Bluesette"* and Cy Coleman (b.1929)/David Zippel, "You can Always Count on Me" from Cleo Laine Jazz. Mike Renzi, piano, Rich Girard, bass, Jim Zimmerman, drums, Larry Koonse, guitar, John Dankworth, reeds, Ray Lackle, reeds, arranged and directed by John Dankworth, *Toots Thielemans, harmonica. RCA 60548-2-RC. Tr7 & 12-9:00.

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