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Index to All 118 Discs Reviewed
so far for December 2004:

HI-RES REVIEWS, PT. 1 (Jazz) - Manhattan Transfer - Vibrate; Christy Baron - Retrospective; Joe Henderson - Lush Life; Seigen Ono Ens. - Forest and Beach; Clark Terry & Max Roach - Friendship; Lonnie Plaxico Group Live at Jazz Standard; Herbie Hancock & guest artists - Gershwin's World; Leslie Pintchick - So Glad to Be Here; Malta - Manhattan in Blue; Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time;Chicago V; The Crystal Method - Legion of Doom; Todd Rundgren - Liars

HI-RES REVIEWS, PT. 2 (Classical beg.) - [Disc of the Month:] RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3 - Byron Janis/Dorati; RESPIGHI: Ancient Airs & Dances - Dorati; SUPPE & AUBER Overtures - Detroit/Paray; STRAVINSKY: Firebird etc. - Dorati; BACH Suites for Solo Cello - Janos Starker; TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1, RACHMANINOFF: No. 2 - Van Cliburn/Reiner; "Richard Strauss in High Fidelity" - Also sprach Zarathustra & Hero's Life - Reiner; BORTNYANSKY: The Italian Album - Pratum Integrum; TANEYEV: Cantata No. 2 - Soloists/Russian Nat. Orch.; GLINKA: Ruslan & Lyudmila - Bolshoi; Lost Songs of a Rhineland Harper - Sequentia; TIETZ: Instrumental Music - Pratum Integrum; BACH: Conductors' Transcriptions - BBC/Slatkin; BRIDGE: Orch. Works Vol. 3 - BBC/Richard Hickox; Baroque Recorder Concertos - Pamela Thorby; ZEMLINSKY: The Mermaid, Sym. in D minor - Czech Philharmonic/Antony Beaumont

HI-RES REVIEWS, PT. 3 (Classical concl. & Samplers) - PROKOFIEV: Cinderella ballet, RAVEL: Mother Goose - Argerich & Pletnev, pianos; MAHLER: Sym. No. 2 - SF Sym./Thomas; MAHLER: Sym. No. 8 - Bavarian Radio/Colin Davis; RACHMANINOFF: The Four Piano Concertos & Rhapsody - Stephen Hough/Dallas Sym./Andrew Litton; LISZT: Dante & Tasso Symphonies - London Sym./Leon Botstein; Chamber works of REVUELTAS - Ebony Band; COPLAND: Appalachian Spring, Rodeo, Fanfare, HINDEMITH: Sym. Metamorphosis - Atlanta Sym./Robert Shaw & Louis Lane; TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture, Cap. Italien, GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue, American in Paris - Cincinnati/Kunzel; BACH: Oboe Works, Vol. 1 & 2 - Alexei Utkin & Hermitage Ch. Orch.; SACD SAMPLERS: Universal; Channel Classics; Telarc Classical II; Telarc Jazz 3; Concord Jazz 2

CHRISTMAS SACDs & CDs - Wolcum Yule - Anon. 4; A Star Is Shining - Erick Westberg Vocal Ens.; Tchaikovsky Greatest Hit - The Ultimate Nutcracker; Noels & Carols from the Olde World - Apollo's Fire; Noel Pianissimo - Duo Campion-Vachon piano 4 hands; Christmas Songs by Sinatra; The Manhattan Transfer Christmas Album; John Bayless - Christmas Rhapsody; Yellowjackets - Peace Round; Anton Schwartz - Holiday Time

DVD VIDEO REVIEWS PT. 1 (Music Videos) - Wilhelm Kempff plays BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 29 & Rondo in G; George Szell: The Cleveland Orch. - One Man's Triumph; SHCHEDRIN: Anna Karenina ballet; Erich Wolfgang Korngold - A Portrait and Concert - Frankfort Radio Sym./Hugh Wolff; Jussi Bjoerling in Opera & Song; Death in Venice (Music of MAHLER); Voices of Concord Jazz Live at Montreux; Jazz-It! - TDK Jazz Sampler; Joe Cocker: Live Across from Midnight; Devo - Live in the Land of the Rising Sun; Show: A Night in the Life of Matchbox Twenty

DVD VIDEO REVIEWS PT.2 - The Gods Must Be Crazy I & II; Naked in New York; Hitchcock Festival = Mr. & Mrs. Smith; I Confess; Strangers on a Train; The Wrong Man; Stage Fright; The World of Jacques Demy; Photographer - Holocaust documentary; The Best of Resfest Digital Film Festival 2; The Best of Resfest 3; Trekkies 2; Christmas in Connecticut

CLASSICAL CD REVIEWS PT. 1 - BARTOK: Violin Sonatas - Tetzlaff/Andsnes; SCHUBERT: Sonata in B-flat major, Moments Mus. - Rangell, p.; HANDEL: Serse (complete opera) - Wm. Christie; SIBELIUS: Piano Trios Vol. 2; YSAYE: Sonata for Solo Violin; BEETHOVEN: The complete 32 Piano Sonatas on one MP3 DVD! - Seymour Lipkin; WM. BOLCOM: Songs of Innocence and of Experience - Leonard Slatkin cond.; STANFORD: Requiem - RTE/Adrian Leaper; BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 12 transcribed for string orch., Piano Sonata No. 28 - Murray Perahia; MOZART: 16 Early Symphonies - Musicus Wien/Nicolaus Harnoncourt

CLASSICAL CD REVIEWS PT. 2 - ZIMMERLI: Trios Nos. 1 & 2; Neo-Balkan Jazz & Concert Music by DAVID EVAN JONES; Dialogue for Two Organs - Sonatas by CHERUBINI, GALUPPI, CLEMENTI Etc.; French Concertos for 2 Pianos by POULENC & MILHAUD; BRUCKNER: Sym. No. 7 in E major (period instruments)/Herreweghe; GLASS: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 - Bournemouth Sym./Marin Alsop; TURINA: Women of Spain - Buechner, p.; SCRIABIN: Poem of Ecstasy for 2 pianos, Preludes etc. - Chitose Okashiro, p.; BACH: Piano Transcriptions by Feinberg - Roscoe, p.

CLASSICAL CD REISSUES, PT. 1 - Wilhelm Furtwangler Anniversary Tribute (6 CDs); Herbert von Karajan set (2 CDs); Hans Rosbaud complete DGG recordings (5 CDs); Cecile Ousset plays CHOPIN: Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3; Richter plays SCHUBERT, CHOPIN & LISZT; DVORAK Cello Concerto played by Pierre Fournier & Jacqueline du Pre

CLASSICAL CD REISSUES, PT. 2 - MESSIAEN: 20 Regards of Infant Jesus - Peter Serkin, p.; BRAHMS & Friends - Duo Egri & Pertis; SCHUBERT: String Quintet in C major - Guarneri & Rose, cello; RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on Paganini, Corelli Variations, Chopin Variations - Lugansky, p.; Geza Anda plays MOZART: Piano Con. No. 21, BRAHMS: Con. No. 2 in D minor; VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Sym. No. 9, also RIEGGER, HOVHANESS, CRESTON - Stokowski & His Sym. Orch.; Carlo Maria Giulini cond. BEETHOVEN: Symphonies 6, 8 & 9 "Choral"

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