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Index to All 106 Disc Reviews for June 2002:
DVD-As & SACDs (Multichannel & Stereo), Pt. 1 - Three GROFE suites in Naxos second DVD-A: Grand Canyon, Mississippi & Niagara; MOZART Requiem cond. by Jos van Valdhoven; BRITTEN: Three Suites for Solo Cello (in multichannel!) on Channel Classics; Opera Choruses of WAGNER & VERDI on Chesky; Madrigals of MONTEVERDI & others; French Arias with Marcelo Alverez; Thrilling BACH organ works with video on Pioneer; Bach Classics collection from DTS; Mannheim Steamroller's Fresh Aire 8 with an infinity of extras; RAVEL piano music with Dejan Lazic
DVD-As & SACDs (Multichannel & Stereo), Pt. 2 - Eric Kunzel's Cincinnati Pops and several special guests put on a Celtic Spectacular in surround; Two stereo SACDs from RCA in Hong Kong: Belafonte at Carnegie Hall, and Los Indios Tabajaras; Flutist Herbie Mann's only SACD; Jazz Concord with Herb Ellis & Joe Pass duo-guitars; The Swedish Jazz Kings with guests play early Louis Armstrong on Opus 3; Clark Terry with 14 pianists on Chesky; Tribute to Weather Report on Telarc, pop SACDs from singer/songwriter Natalie MacMaster and Cowboy Junkies
DVD-As & SACDs (Multichannel & Stereo), Pt. 3 - A mono SACD! - Sonny Rollins' Sax Colossus; Ben Allison & Medicine Wheel band; Hamamura Quintett DVD-A & PAL video; Kunzel and Cincinnati Pops celebrate Nelson Riddle's Sinatra arrangements; Soul Jazz with Philip Bailey; Delta blues with Robert Lockwood; The Grateful Dead surround you in American Beauty; more rock from Robert Walter, Mofro and Dishwalla
Classical CDs, Pt. 1 - Ruggiero Ricci recital on John Marks Records; KURKA's Weill-ish opera The Good Soldier Schweik; WEILL's Berliner Requiem & Violin Concerto; Philips Jones Brass Ensemble compendium; Sotto Voce Tuba Quartet; American Brass Quintet; The Verdehr Trio plays works of American composers; Complete piano music of RAVEL - Angela Hewitt; DEBUSSY: Pelleas et Melisande on Naive; LULLY's Persee, also on Naive; KARAINDROU: Trojan Women on ECM; SIBELIUS: The Maiden in the Tower & Incidental Music to Pelleas et Melisande on Virgin Classics
Classical CDs, Pt. 2 - ALLAN BROOK: Ethan Frome, the opera; DOWLAND: Seaven Teares on Harmonia mundi; HANDEL: The Choice of Hercules; More English Miniatures for Strings from Naxos; Delightful works from Portugal - JOLY BRAGA SANTOS' Crossroads ballet and Symphony No. 2; The Phenix Boys' Choir in The Misa Criolla; Arias from Wagner's Ring Cycle with Placido Domingo; 17th Century Lute Songs & Dances - Paul Hillier; Fantazias for recorder consort by PURCELL & others on Channel Classics; Works for recorder and strings - all world premieres; Richard Stoltzman in seven works for clarinet and orchestra on two CDs
Jazz CDs, Pt. 1 - Saxist David Klein and his mother honor Marilyn Monroe; Bobby McFerrin is Beyond Words; Saxist Joe Lovano honors Enrico Caruso!; More honors from Jane Bunnett and her ensemble with Stanley Cowell on piano; Pianist Bill Charlap honors Hoagy Carmichael; Latin trumpet player Arturo Sandoval indulges his Passion for the Piano; Trumpeter Tom Harrell original music live at Village Vanguard; Canadian saxist John Tank and his quartet on TCB
Jazz CDs, Pt. 2 - More Canadian jazz, mixed with fusion & funkk from Metalwood; Jack Jeffer's N.Y. Classics Big Band crams into the Mapleshade Studio; Billy Strayhorn's music honored by the Dutch Jazz Orchestra; Alto saxist Peter Epstein's trio album recorded in only four hours; Epstein in a different trio playing Portuguese and Sephardic folk songs; some great restorations of 18 78rpm sides by Bix Beiderbecke on Naxos Jazz; Norman Granz' J.A.T.P. in Carnegie Hall, l949; Nominees for 2002 Jazz Awards listed
Reissue Classical CDs, Pt. 1 - Stokowski conducts BRAHMS No. 2 & MENDELSSOHN No. 4; Scherchen cond. Hungarian Rhapsodies and other LISZT; Charles Adler cond. MAHLER: Sym. No. 3; Monteux cond. WAGNER/STRAVINSKY/DEBUSSY/FALLA; BIZET Sym. in C etc. cond. by Andre Clytens; Albert Sammons in violin concertos of DELIUS & ELGAR; Heifetz Rediscovered - GRIEG, BRAHMS, WIENIAWSKI, TCHAIKOVSKY, RAMEAU, BACH, SARASATE; VERDI Opera Giovanni D'Arco; Alfredo Campoli plays violin sonatas and concertos by MENDELSSOHN, PAGANINI, TARTINI, CORELLI.
Reissue Classical CDs, Pt. 2 - Ciccolini plays the comlete piano works of ERIK SATIE; Josef Hafmann plays BEETHOVEN: Concerto No. 4 and CHOPIN: Concerto No. 1; Lympany plays CHOPIN: Nocturnes & Waltzes, Francescatti in Violin Works of BACH & PAGANINI; Cherkassky plays RACHMANINOFF Concerto No. 3 & PROKOFIEV: Concerto No. 2; Andor Foldes in piano music of: BEETHOVEN, SCHUMANN, CHOPIN, BRAHMS; Great voices series on EMI - George London, Gundula Janowitz, Mario del Monaco.
Video DVDs, Pt. 1 - MOZART: Abduction from the Seraglio (complete opera), My Cinema for the Ears (musique concrete of Lansky & Dhomont), Il Giardino Armonico music video, 20th Century Music for Two Pianos with the Paratore Bros., Conductor Valery Gergiev in Rehearsal & Performance, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones Live at The Quick, Bride of the Wind (Life of Alma Mahler), Sound & Vision Home Theater Tune-Up DVD
Video DVDs, Pt. 2 - Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy, Tezuka's Metropolis anime, The Accused, Ruthless People, Seems Like Old Times, Breaking Away, Jet Li's The One, Belmondo's Stavinsky, The Maysles' Salesman
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