South African Archive
ROUSSEL: The Spider’s Banquet; Padmavati Suites 1 & 2 – Royal Scottish Nat. Orch./ Stephane Deneve – Naxos CYRIL SCOTT: Aubade; Neapolitan Rhapsody; Three Dances; Suite Fantastique; Two Passacaglias – Nat. Sym. Orch. of the S.A.B.C./ Peter Marchbank – Marco Polo
Interesting, off-beaten-track music from French & English composers.
Abdullah Ibrahim— Dollar Brand at Montreux — Enja Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya — Sotho Blue — Sunnyside
Two recently issued Ibrahim recordings track his progression to playing less, but meaning more.
GERSHWIN: Porgy and Bess (complete opera) – Jonathan Lemalu (Porgy), Isabelle Kabatu (Bess), Bibiana Nwobilo (Clara), Michael Forest (Sporting Life)/ Rodney Clarke (Jake)/ Arnold Schoenberg Choir/ Chamber Orch. of Europe/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt – RCA (3)
Porgy and Bess— directed by Harnoncourt? The results may or may not surprise you.