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Index to All 143 Discs Reviewed for April 2004:

AUDIOPHILE VINYL REVIEWS - The Living Presence of 20th-Century Music 3 LP set from Speakers Corner (Works by BERG, SCHOENBERG, WEBERN, SCHULLER, FETLER); DVORAK & GLAZOUNOV: Violin Concertos - Milstein (Cisco); BRITTEN: Young Persons Guide, DOHNANYI: Variations on a Nursery Tune - Slatkin (Cisco); Ray Brown Trio featuring Gene Harris - Soular Energy (Pure Audiophile); Burton/Corea/Metheny/Haynes/Holland - Like Minds (Pure Audiophile); June Christy - Something Cool (Cisco); Lester Young - The President Plays (Speakers Corner); LA4 - Just Friends (Groove Note); LOUIS & BEBE BARRON: Forbidden Planet soundtrack (Moving Image Entertainment); Orig. TV soundtracks of two Star Trek pilots - Music of ALEXANDER COURAGE (MIE); The Best of Mission Impossible (MIE)

HI-RES REVIEWS, PT. 1 (Jazz) - Art Pepper Live in Tokyo ‘79 - Landscape & Besame Mucho (2 xrcds); Salena Jones - Romance with Beethoven, Bach...(xrcd); Helen Merrill Sings the Beatles (xrcd); Monty Alexander with Ernest Ranglin - Rocksteady; Jacques Loussier Trio - The Best of Play Bach; Clark Terry - Portraits; Relaxin’ with The Miles Davis Quintet; “The Quintet” in Jazz at Massey Hall; Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis; Andy Narell & Calypsociation - The Passage; Aros - Train Song; Dave Hagedorn, vibes - Solidliquid; Terry Gibbs - From Me to You; Greta Matassa Live at Tula’s

HI-RES REVIEWS PT. 2 (Classical) - KHACHATURIAN: Masquerade Suite, KABALEVSKY: The Comedians - Kondrashin (xrcd); Capriccios by TCHAIKOVSKY and RIMSKY-KORSAKOV - Kondrashin (xrcd); PUCCINI: La Boheme - Gheorghiu, Alagna/Chailly [Multichannel Disc of the Month]; SCHUBERT: Quartet D94, Quintet D956 - Pranak Q.; BEETHOVEN: Sym. 1 & 2 - Abbado; MAHLER: Sym. No. 4 - Tilson Thomas; MAHLER: Sym. No. 1 piano transcription, TCHAIKOVSKY: First Piano Concerto, RACHMANINOFF Solo works - Volodos/Ozawa; TCHAIKOV SKY: Souvenir de Florence, VERDI: Stg. Quartet - Amsterdam Sinfonietta; BEETHOVEN: Sym. No. 9 - both Karajan & Runnicles; RAVEL: Daphnis & Chloe Suite, Mother Goose Suite, Bolero etc. - Paavo Jarvi; VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphonies 2, 4 & 5 (Hickox cond.) on three Chandos SACDs with other works

HI-RES REVIEWS PT. 3 (Pop/Rock) - Creedence Clearwater - The Concert; B.B. King - Reflections; Sting - Sacred Love; Bon Jovi - Bounce; Barbra Streisand - The Movie Album; Sound in Color/Mu.sic - Pixelated Pulse; Cell: Five - Correctional Facilities; Elvis Costello - North; John Mayall & Friends - Along for the Ride; Lightnin’ Hopkins - Broken Hearted Blues; Reggae in High-Fi; Rory Block - Last Fair Deal; The Searchers - The Collection; The Thorns

DVD VIDEO REVIEWS PT. 1 (All Music Videos) - PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet ballet - Boloshoi/Rozhdestvensky; The Art of Joan Sutherland: Operatic Scenes & Live Lieder Recital; Bruno Bozetto’s Allegro Non Troppo; VIVALDI: The 4 Seasons + 2 other concertos - Accademia Bizantina; Midnight Pipes - Frederick Hohman, organist; Bruno Walter: The Maestro, The Man (Rehearsal of BRAHMS Sym. No. 2); Wilhelm Kempff plays SCHUMANN & BEETHOVEN; Albert King: Live in Sweden; David Bowie - Black Tie White Noise; Big Brother and the Holding Co. with Janis Joplin - 900 Nights

DVD VIDEO REVIEWS PT. 2 - Desperado - Antonio Banderas; The Collector - Terence Stamp; The Fighting Temptations - Cuba Gooding Jr.; Hud - Paul Newman; Mon Lisa Smile - Julia Roberts; Swept Away - Giancarlo Giannini; The Out-of-Towners - Jack Lemmon; Vengo; Vampire Hunters; Frasier - complete 2nd Season

DVD VIDEO REVIEWS PT. 3 - Les Uns et Les Autres (Bolero) - James Caan, Geraldine Chaplin; Le Corbeau - dir. by Clouzot; Roman Holiday - Peck & Hepburn; Cut-Up - The Films of Grant Munro; The Sid Caesar Collection of Classic Comedy; Star Trek: Voyager - 1st Season; The Four Noble Truths - the Dalai Lama; The Missing - Cate Blanchett, Tommy Lee Jones; Buffet Froid - Gerard Depardieu; Galerians: Rion (anime)

CLASSICAL CD REVIEWS, PT. 1 - BIRTWHISTLE - The British Music Collection - Ensemble InterContemporain; COURVOISIER: Abaton - Sylvie Courvoisier trio; The Music of YEHUDI WYNER; POUL RUDERS: Guitar Concerto & Solos - David Starobin, g.; SILVESTROV: Requiem for Larissa - Nat. Sym. of Ukraine; PURCELL: Dido and Aeneas - Susan Graham; Jennifer Koh in Violin Fantasies; BERLIOZ: La Revolution Grecque - Michel Plasson; BRUCE ADOLPHE: Ladino Songs; BLOCH: 3 Suites for Solo Cello - Betrand; PLEYEL: V. Concerto, Serenade - Erody Ch. Orch.; BACH: 6 Solo Cello Suites - Sergei Istomin; SIBELIUS: V. Concerto, KHACHATURIAN: V. Concerto - Khachatryan, v.

CLASSICAL CD REVIEWS, PT. 2 - ST.-SAENS: Carnival of Animals, Septuor, Fantasie - Capucons/Ch. Ens.; SATIE-GROZINGER: Inside the Dream - European Music Project; Julia Thornton - Harpistry; Yo-Yo Ma & Friends - Obrigado Brazil Live; DON GILLIS: Star-Spangled Sym. & othe works - Sinfonia Varsovia; DAVID GUNN: Somewhere East of Topeka - Vermont Contemp. Music Ens.; WM. BOLCOM: Lyric Concerto, MICHAEL DAUGHERTY: Spaghetti Western, LESLIE BASSETT: Con. for Alto Sax - Univ. of Michigan Sym.; FRANK ZAPPA: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions - Ensemble Modern; VIVALDI: 4 Seasons + 2 other concertos - Nigel Kennedy, v.; RAMEAU: Opera & Ballet Transcriptions - Weiss, harpsichord; BACH Per cembalo solo - Richard Egarr, harpsichord; BARTOK: Microcosmos sel. - Dreyfus, harpsichord; TURNAGE & SCOFIELD: Scorched - Scofield, guitar/HR big band/Frankfurt Radio Sym.

CLASSICAL REISSUE CDs PT. 1 - Barbirolli conducts MAHLER Sixth; Barbirolli cond. ELGAR: Intro & Allegro, Sym. No. 1; MARTIN: V. Concerto, Cello Concerto - Louisville Orch.; Klaus Tennstedt cond. BEETHOVEN: Sym. No. 9; Karajan cond. BRAHMS German Requiem; Fritz Busch cond. BERLIOZ, REGER, SCHUMANN; Robert Casadesus, p. in ST. SAENS: Piano Con. No. 4, FRANCK: Sym. variations, RAVEL: Piano Con. for the Left Hand; Gyorgy Cziffra, p. in LISZT Transcendental Etudes; Artur Schnabel & Pro Art Quartet play SCHUBERT: “Trout” & “Death and the Maiden” Quartets; Maurice Gendron in TCHAIKOVSKY: Rococo variations, SCHUMANN: Cello Con.

CLASSICAL REISSUE CDs PT. 2 - Matacic cond. BALAKIREV & TCHAIKOVSKY; Svetlanov cond. RACHMANINOFF: Sym. No. 2, The Crag; Fedoseyev cond. SHOSTAKOVICH: Sym. No. 10; Stokowski cond. MAHLER: Sym. No. 2; RICHARD STRAUSS cond. his own Hero’s Life, Dance of 7 Veils, Till Eulenspiegel; Szell cond. MUSSORGSKY: Pictures, RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, BORODIN, LIADOV; Toscanini cond. TCHAIKOVSKY: Manfred Sym, Romeo & Juliet Ov.; Toscanini cond. VERDI: La Traviata (dress rehearsal); Bruno Walter cond. BEETHOVEN: Sym. 1 & 2, MOZART, HAYDN; Vakhtang Jordania cond. TCHAIKOVSKY: Rococo variations, Manfred Sym.

JAZZ CD REVIEWS - ECM :rarum Selected Recordings by John Surman, Eberhard Weber & Carla Bley; Bill Charlap Trio - Somewhere (Bernstein songs); Brad Mehldau Trio - Anything Goes; Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Masterpieces by Ellington; The Mike Vax Big Band - Live...On the Road; Bob Florence Ltd. Edition - Whatever Bubbles Up; Gary Burton - Alone at Last; Ray Bryant - Alone at Montreux; Nestor Torres, flute - Without Words; The Gipsy Kings - Roots

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