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CD, SACD & DVD REVIEWS - June 2001:

Classical CDs, Pt. 1 - BARBER: Cello Concerto, Medea (Naxos); ENESCU: Quartets 1 & 2 (Naxos); Complete MOZART Piano Concertos (Archiv); KANCHELI: Magnum Ignotum (ECM); PENDERECKI: Chamber Works (CPO); ELGAR, FINZI & WALTON Violin Sonatas (Nimbus); SATIE: Complete Piano Works (Mandala); BRUCKNER: Mass in D Minor (DGG); ROSSINI: Cantatas (Decca); DVORAK: Stabat Mater (DGG); Quick Auditions of early music, string music, piano concertos, solo keyboard works (16 more CDs)

Classical CDs, Pt. 2 - CHRISTOPHER ROUSE & TAN DUN: Guitar Concertos - Isbin (Teldec); Tracing Astor - Kremer (Nonesuch); GINASTERA: Harp Concerto, Estancia, Panambi (Naive); SARY: Locomotive Symphony! (BMC); MESSIAEN: Turangalila Symphony (Naxos); BARBER: 3 Essays, Music for Shelley, Vanessa excerpts (Chandos); SCRIABIN: Sym. No. 3 & Poem of Ecstasy piano trans. (Naxos); WM. SCHUMAN: Violin Concerto, New England Triptych (Naxos); RADULESCU: The Quest Piano Concerto (CPO); VERDI: Falstaff (Philips); Angels Hide Their Faces - Upshaw (Nonesuch); IVES: Sets, Songs (Decca); HENZE: Songs - Bostridge (EMI); VERDI Arias - Hampson (EMI); French Opera Arias - Alagna (EMI); Songs by POULENC, PURCELL, BOLCOM, HOIBY etc. - Ohrenstein (Koch)

Audiophile Jazz CDs (Pt. 1) - JVC xrcd new releases from Andre Previn, Kenny Burrell, Tony Bennett & Bill Evans, Lighnin' Hopkins; Prestige 20-bit K2 reissues of Th. Monk Trio & Miles Davis' Bags Groove; Columbia Jazz/Legacy 24-bit reissues of Dave Brubeck Quartet Jazz Impressions of Japan & Miles Davis' Milestones; Robert Parker/Nimbus surround sound sampler of Best of the Classic Years 78s!

Standard Jazz CDs (Pt. 2) - Miles' Birth of the Cool (Capitol); Miles & Coltrane - Live in New York (Jazz Door); Desmond Compilation on Label M; Finding Forrester soundtrack on Col./Legacy; Ivo Perelman's The Eye Listens on Boxholder; Paquito D'Rivera, The Clarinetist Vol. 1 on Peregrina Music; Jacques Loussier Trio's Play Bach, Vol. 1 & 2 on Decca; The Swingle Singers' Jazz Sebastian Bach on Philips; Regina Carter with Kenny Barron on Verve; Spyro Gyra's In Modern Times on Heads Up; Benny Green solo piano on Telarc; Kenny Drew Trio on TCB; The Ellington Band's The Duke at Fargo 1940 - amazing reissue boxed set on Storyville.

Ken Burns' "Jazz" Series CDs - Review and complete listings of the 5-CD set

Reissue Classical CDs - Stokowski conducts MONTEVERDI: Vespro Della Beata Virgine (Rediscovery); Celibidache Berlin Concerts 1946-47 (Music & Arts); HAYDN & BOCCHERINI Cello Concertos with du Pre & Barenboim (EMI); Dennis Brain, horn, in chamber music of BEETHOVEN, SCHUBERT, MOZART, HAYDN, IBERT, MILHAUD (BBC); The Boston Recordings of Violinist Arthur Grumiaux (Parnassus); ELGAR & DVORAK Cello Concertos by Andre Navarra (Testament); Dinu Lipatti plays BACH, LISZT & BARTOK Piano Concertos (EMI); Shura Cheskassky Historic 1940s Recordings (Ivory Classics); FRANCK & FAURE Piano Quintets with Vlado Perlemuter (INA Memoire Vive); Emil Gilels in ALYABIEV Trio, Quintet & Violin-Piano Sonata (Doremi); Claudio Arrau - The Early Years (Marston); Rubinstein Plays BRAHMS (RCA)

Soundtrack CDs - GLADIATOR, Vol. 2 (Decca); THE MUMMY RETURNS (Decca); BRIDE OF THE WIND (DGG); THE MAN WHO CRIED (Sony Classical); THE MEXICAN (Decca); For Your Ears Only - Music of John Barry, Bacharach, Mancini, Schifrin etc.- Proteus 7 (Dorian); DAVID COPPERFIELD & THE ROOTS OF HEAVEN (Marco Polo); THINGS TO COME and other scores of Sir Arthur Bliss (Chandos); THE SON OF KONG & THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME (Marco Polo); THE TIME MACHINE (GNP/Crescendo); Georges Auric Film Music Vol. 4 (Marco Polo); Music from the Films of Marcel Carne (EMI); THE TEASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (Marco Polo); Original Soundtracks by Maurice Jarre (DRG Movies)

DVDs, Pt. 1 - WAGNER's Tristan und Isolde - Munich Opera; BACH's Orchestral Suites - Ton Koopman; Miles Davis - LIVE IN MONTREAL; Earl Klugh on The Jazz Channel; FOR THE BOYS; POINT OF VIEW; Fellini's SATYRICON; Two Marilyn Monroe vehicles: HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE & MONROE: THE FINAL DAYS; MONA LISA; THE LOST WORLD; SPACEMAN

DVDs, Pt. 2 - SPARTACUS Special Edition; TORA!TORA!TORA!; MEN OF HONOR; THE SEIGE; THE ALAMO; REMEMBER THE TITANS; CHAIN REACTION; ANTITRUST; I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING; MEET THE PARENTS; 9 TO 5; FIEND WITHOUT A FACE

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