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Index to All 151 Discs Reviewed for June 2004:

HI-RES REVIEWS, PT. 1 (Jazz) - Fred Sokolow with Jr. Brown & Ian Whitcomb; Five Songbirds (female vocalists); Eden Atwood - This is Always; The Steve Huffsteter Big Band; MULTICHANNEL DISC OF THE MONTH: The Gerald Wilson Orchestra - New York New Sound; The Retro Jazz Quintet; Dave Brubeck, solo piano - Private Brubeck; Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners; Oscar Peterson & Stephane Grappelli - Skol; Spyro Gyra - The Deep End; Johnny Frigo with Bucky & John Pizzarelli - Live from Studio A; Mongo Santamaria and Friends - Mambo Mongo; Gene Harris/Scott Hamilton Quintet - At Last; Albert King - I'll Play the Blues for You; Jazz in an R&B Groove sampler

HI-RES REVIEWS PT. 2 (Classical, Pt. 1) - Cecilia Bartoli in GLUCK: Italian arias; Music of TAKEMITSU, ROLLER, FELD, SAARIAHO - Ensemble Gelber Klang; SHOSTAKOVICH, BRITTEN & PROKOFIEV Sonatas for Cello and Piano - Wispelwey;WAGNER Overtures and Preludes; BEETHOVEN: Symphonies 1 & 2 - Marriner; Toccata - 200 Years of German Organ Music - Bram Beekman; Missa Mexicana - The Harp Consort; Jonathan Gilad plays BEETHOVEN Tempest & Appassionata Sonatas; MAHLER: Sym. No. 8 - Utah Sym./Maurice Abravanel (+ comp. with Riccardo Chailly version on Decca); VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: 4 works - Utah Sym./Abravanel; STRAVINSKY: Petrouchka - Mackerras; MUSSORGSKY: Pictures - Mackerras; TCHAIKOVSKY: Swan Lake - Utah/Abravanel; BRAHMS: Sym. No. 1 - Utah/Abravanel; Orchestral Spectacular on Chesky; Classics at the Pops - Kunzel on Telarc; Music from Epic Films - Kunsel cond.; MOZART: Music from the film Amadeus - Marriner; BACH: Mass in b minor - Cantus Colgne; SHOSTAKOVICH: Sym. No. 7 "Leningrad" - Yablonsky

HI-RES REVIEWS PT. 3 (Classical cont., Pop/Rock) - HANDEL: Theodora (oratorio); MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante, Clarinet Concerto etc. (both 2+2+2 format DVD-As); VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: A Sea Symphony - Paul Daniel; RACHMANINOFF: Piano Con. No. 3 - Nakamatsu, p.; PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolf & ST.-SAENS: Carnival of the Animals (with motion); BEETHOVEN: String Quartets Op. 74 & 95 - Prazak Q.; Artur Pizarro plays last three BEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas; RICHTER & STAMITZ: String Symphonies - New Dutch Academy; LOCATELLI: Violin Concertos - Sandrine Cantoreggi; FAURE & RAVEL Violin-Piano Sonatas - Tchijik & Tiberghien; The Legend of Guqin - Works of NAI-CHUNG KUAN; Music of ASTOR PIAZZOLLA - The Katona Twins; Three New Concertos played by The Concertgebouw Orch.; Alan Lomax Remixed - Tangle Eye; Leo Kottke, guitars; Brian Wilson Live at the Roxy; T. Rex - Electric Warrior; Isaac Hayes - Shaft soundtrack; Big Star - #1 Record and Radio City; Katinka Wilson - One Life; Swag - Catch All

DVD VIDEO REVIEWS PT. 1 (Music Videos & Features) - WAGNER: Tristan und Isold - Stuttgart production; JANACEK: The Cunning Little Vixen (animated BBC film) - Kent Nagano cond.; John Adams - A Portrait & A Concert of American Music; Chet Atkins - A Tribute; Travel the World with Putumayo; Morgan Heritage - Live in Europe; Watch This! - Music Videos; Monster - Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci; Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer; Paycheck - Ben Afflick, Uma Thurman; Osama (Afgan film)

DVD VIDEO REVIEWS PT. 2 - Bubba Ho-Tep - Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis; Cover Girl - Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Phil Silvers; Big Fish - Albert Finney, Ewan McGregor; The Day of the Dolphin - George C. Scott, Paul Sorvino; Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Catherine Deneuve, Rupert Everett; A Story of Floating Weeds (1934)/Floating Weeds (1959); Once Upon a Time in the West - Claudia Cardinale, Henry Fonda, Jason Robards; Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise; The Ladykillers - Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers; Spirts of the Dead - Dir. by Vadim, Malle & Fellini

SOUNDTRACK CDs & MUSICALS - The Triplets of Belleville; Girl With a Pearl Earring; Music from Monster; Van Helsing; Big Fish; The Chase; Film Music of RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS; Film Music of SHOSTAKOVICH; Film Music of SIR ARTHUR BAX; James Galway at the Movies; The Thing About Men; Wonderful Town; Flahooley

CLASSICAL CD REVIEWS, PT. 1 - ELGAR: Cello Con., Falstaff, Romance for Bassoon - Halle Orch.; HANDEL: Water Music, TELEMANN: Wassermusik - Zefiro; HINDEMITH: Clarinet Ch. Music - John Bruce Yeh; BEETHOVEN Pathetique & Les Adieux Sonatas - Leon McCawley, p.; SCHUBERT: Sonatas & Lieder - Kissin, p.; Dmitry Paperno, p. - Through the Years; VIVALDI: Stabat Mater etc. - Ensemble 415; SKROWACZEWSKI: Concertos for Piano Left Hand and for Orch. - Graffman/Minn. Orch.; JOHN ADAMS: Road Movies - various perf.; LARRY BELL & HENRY MARTIN: Preludes and Fugues for piano

CLASSICAL CD REVIEWS, PT. 2 - VIVALDI: The Viola da gamba in Concertos - Jordi Savall; Debussy's Harp - Kondonassis; Kymi Sinfonietta plays KLAMI, KESTI & KUULA; EDWARD JOSEPH COLLINS: Piano Con. No. 3, Sym. in b minor - Wolfram/Alsop; Saxophone Music of Berlin - Frank Lunte; French & Japanese Works for Flute and Harp - Pahud & Anraku; ERIC STOKES: Chamber works; BETH ANDERSON: Swales and other chamber works; Americana - Works of BERNSTEIN, GERSHWIN, STRAVINSKY, ADAMS cond. by Simon Rattle; The Classic Ocarina - Works of BEETHOVEN, SCHUBERT, WAGNER, VERDI Etc.; SCHULHOFF: Sym. Nos. 2 & 5, Suite for Ch. Orch. - James Conlon

CLASSICAL CD REVIEWS, PT. 3 - BEETHOVEN: Triple Concerto, SCHUMANN Piano Concerto - Martha Argerich, p.; Miroirs - Music of RAVEL & RACHMANINOFF - Robt. Hamilton, p.; Wind Chamber Music of Theodor Blumer Vol. 2; CHRISTOPHER ROUSE: Fantasy for solo percussion - Evelyn Glennie; FRANK BRIDGE: String Sextet, Quintet; RAUTAVAARA: Piano Con. Nos. 2 & 3 - Mikkola/Klas; TONY BANKS: Seven - London Philharmonic/Dixon; BAX: String Quintet & Quartet - Divertimenti; YORK BOWEN: Solo sonatas for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn - Endymion Ens.; PHILIP GLASS: Tirol Concerto - Dennis Russell Davies; PHIL KLINE: Zippo Songs

JAZZ CD REVIEWS - Newport Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Set; Joe Lovano - I'm All for You; Greg Osby - Public; Yoko Miwa Trio - Fadeless Flower; Jann Rutherford - The Scented Garden; Peter Malinverni - The Tempest; Stefon Harris - Evolution; Janis Siegel - Sketches of Broadway; Sally Stark Sings Maxine Sullivan; Angela Hagenbach - Poetry of Love; Nicole Henry - The Nearness of You; Karen Akers - If We Only Have Love; Greg Osby - Public; Joe Lovano - Im All for You; The Yoko Jiwa Trio - Fadeless Flower; Peter Malinverni - The Tempest; Stefon Harris & Blackout - Evolution; Jann Rutherford - The Scented Garden

REISSUE CLASSICAL CDs, Pt. 1 - Wilhelm Backhaus plays Chopin; John Barbirolli conducts Sibelius 1st, Tchaikovsky Suite No. 3, R-K: Capriccio Espagnol; Beethoven: Christ on the Mt. of Olives; Toscanini conducts Berlioz' Romeo & Juliet; Robert & Gaby Casadesus play Schubert, Mozart & Faure; The Great Violinists: Jeno Lener and Louis Kentner, Kreisler, Fachiri; The Art of Pianist Julius Katchen, Vol. 2

REISSUE CLASSICAL CDs, Pt. 2 - Piano Concertos of Benjamin Lees & Ernest Gold; Ginastera: Ollantay, Pampeana No. 3, Jubilum - Louisville Orch.; Markevitch in Italy; Mischa Elman plays Violin Sonatas and Encores; John Ogden plays Beethoven Emperor Concerto & Schubert Sonata in C Minor; Oskar Fried cond. Beethoven, R. Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Wagner; Vlado Perlemuter plays Chopin

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