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Subtitle: Volume 2, Issues 1 & 2 Nineteenth-Century Music Review
Contents: Volume 2, Issue 1: Articles: Virtuosity domesticated: portraits of Franz Liszt by two Biedermeier artists, Alan Davison; Music, memory and loss in Victorian painting, Suzanne Fagence Cooper; The 'problem' of Schubert's String Quintet, James William Sobaskie; Britain's 'armies of trained listeners': building a nation of 'intelligent hearers', Catherine Dale; Pianos and pianists in Nineteenth-century Oxford, Susan Wollenberg; 'A period of orchestral destitution'? Symphonic performance in London, 1795–1813, Ian Taylor. Book Reviews: The Cambridge Companion to Conducting by José Antonio Bowen (ed.), Joel Novarro; Franz Liszt in der Photographie seiner Zeit: 260 Portraits, 1843–86 by Ernst Burger, Jonathan Kregor; Palestrina and the German Romantic Imagination: Interpreting Historicism in Nineteenth-Century Music by James Garratt, Stefano Mengozzi; Opera, Liberalism, and Antisemitism in Nineteenth-Century France. The Politics of Halèvy's La Juive by Diana R. Hallman, Anno Mungen; Opera: The Art of Dying by Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon, Hilary Poriss; Schubert's Late Lieder: Beyond the Song-Cycles by Susan Youens, Elizabeth Cason. CD Reviews: Frank Bridge, String Sextet in E flat major† (1906–12); Lament for two violas (1901); String Quintet in E minor (1901) (first recording), The Raphael Ensemble: James Clark, David Adams vn, Louise Williams, Asdis Valdimarsdottir va, Andrea Hess, Tim Gill† vc, Christopher Mark; Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor Op. 11, Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor Op. 21, Nikolai Demidenko pf; The Philharmonia, Heinrich Schiff cond, Jonathan Bellman; Delius, Marche Caprice; Summer Evening; Winter Night (Sleigh Ride); Spring Morning; American Rhapsody; The Walk to the Paradise Garden; Two Pieces for Orchestra: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, Summer Night on the River; A Song before Sunrise; Fantastic Dance, Royal Scottish National Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones cond, Jeremy Dibble; Frederic Lamond and Eugen D'Albert, Frederic Lamond, Symphony in A major Op. 3; Ouvertüre aus dem Schottischen Hochlande Op. 4; Sword Dance, Eugen d'Albert, Overture to Esther Op. 8, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins cond, Duncan Barker; Parry and Elgar, Parry, I was glad (Coronation Anthem); and Elgar, National Anthem (arr. Elgar) and Coronation Ode, Dame Felicity Lott sop Alfreda Hodgson con Richard Morton ten Stephen Roberts bass; Cambridge University Musical Society; Choir of King's College, Cambridge; New Philharmonia Orchestra; Band of the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall; Sir Philip Ledger cond, Elgar, 'O hearken thou' (Coronation Offertory) and The Spirit of England, Dame Felicity Lott sop; London Symphony Chorus; Northern Sinfonia; Richard Hickox cond, Daniel Grimley; Saint-Saëns - Ysaÿe, Rare transcriptions for violin and piano, Saint-Saëns Caprice brilliant; Chopin/Saint-Saëns Nocturne in E major; Saint-Saëns Caprice d'après 'Etude en forme de valse; Chopin/Saint-Saëns Nocturne in E flat major; Chopin/Ysaÿe Waltz in E minor; Chopin/Ysaÿe Ballade No. 1 in G minor; Saint-Saëns Fantaisie for violin and piano after Weber's Oberon; Saint-Saëns L'air de la pendule; Saint-Saëns Fantaisie for violin and harp, Philippe Graffin vn Pascal Devoyon pno Catherine Beynon hp, Mieko Kanno. Score reviews: Claude Debussy, Rodrigue et Chimène Serie VI - Oeuvres lyriques Vol. 1, edited by Richard Langham Smith, Roger Nichols; Edward Elgar, Dream Children, The Wand of Youth (Suites Nos. 1 and 2): Elgar Complete Edition Vol. 25 edited by Christopher Grogan, Matthew Riley; Félix-Alexandre Guilmant, Ausgewählte Orgelwerke (Selected Organ Works) Vol. III, edited by Wolf Kalipp; Félix-Alexandre Guilmant, Ausgewählte Orgelwerke (Selected Organ Works) Vol. III, edited by Wolf Kalipp; Léon Boëllmann, Sämtliche Orgelwerke (Complete Organ Works) Vol. II, edited by Helga Schauerte-Maubouet, John Scott Whiteley; Braam, Gunther, The Portraits of Hector Berlioz. Hector Berlioz: New Edition of the Complete Works Vol. 26, English translation by John Warrack. Richard Macnutt and John Warrack (eds), Julian Rushton; Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Ouvertüre in C 'Trompeten-Ouvertüre' (Overture in C major 'Trumpet Overture'), Op. 101, edited by Christopher Hogwood, R. Larry Todd; Parry: Sonatas for Violin and Pianoforte edited by Jeremy Dibble, Michael Allis; Alice Mary Smith, Symphonies (Recent Researches in the Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, 38), edited by Ian Graham-Jones, Jürgen Schaarwächter. Books received; CDs received; Scores received. Volume 2, Issue 2: Articles: Major choral organizations in late 19th-century Melbourne, Thérèse Radic; A study of English influence on musical taste and programming: new choral works introduced to audiences by the Melbourne Philharmonic Society, 1876–1901, Jan Stockigt; Volk von Brüdern': the German-speaking Liedertafel in Melbourne, Kerry Murphy; A source of enjoyment: the social dimension of the Melbourne Liedertafels in the late 19th century, Jennifer Hill; As much by force of circumstances as by ambition: the rise and fall of Liedertafelism in Melbourne, 1880–1905, Suzanne Cole; Musical (ad)venturers: colonial composers and composition in Melbourne, 1870–1901, Jenny Royle. Book Reviews: Music and German National Identity by Celia Applegate & Pamela Potter, T.J. Hochstrasser; The Musical Madhouse (Les Grotesques del la musique), translated and edited by Alastair Bruce with an introduction by Hugh Macdonald, by Hector Berlioz, Diana Bickley; A Singing Ambivalence: American Immigrants between Old World and New, 1830–1930 by Victor R. Greene, Patrick Warfield; Nietzsche and Music, trans. Devid Pellauer and Graham Parkes by Georges Liébert, Charles Youmans; Performing Brahms: Early Evidence of Performance Style by Michael Musgrave and Bernard Sherman, eds, Richard Giarusso; Hugo Riemann and the Birth of Modern Musical Thought by Alexander Rehding, Leslie David Blasius; Schumann's Piano Cycles and the Novels of Jean Paul by Erika Reiman, Roe-Min Kok; Bound for America: Three British Composers by Nicholas Temperley, John E. Druesedow; Mendelssohn: A Life in Music by R. Larry Todd, Monika Hennemann. CD Review Article: Debussy: Piano Works, Roy Howat (piano), Vol.1: Tall Poppies TP094 (79:00), Vol.2: Tall Poppies TP123 (71:38), Vol.3: Tall Poppies TP164 (74:44), Vol.4: Tall Poppies TP165 (73:04), Nigel Simeone. CD Reviews: Alkan: 48 Esquisses Op. 63, Steven Osborne pf, Notes and translations included, Kenneth Hamilton; Berlioz: Les Troyans / The Trojans, Susan Graham (Dido), Anna Caterina Antonacci (Cassandre), Renata Pokupic (Anna), Gregory Kunde (Énée), Ludovic Tézier (Chorèbe), Nicolas Testé (Panthée), Laurent Naouri (Narbal/Le Grand Prêtre), Mark Padmore (Iopas), René Schirrer (Priam/Mercure). Monteverdi Choir, Chœur du Théatre du Châtelet, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Sir John Eliot Gardiner cond., Yannis Kokkos, stage director, set and costume designer, Patrice Trottier, lighting designer, Richild Springer, choreography, BBC Opus Arte OA 0900 D 2004 (3 DVD set: true surround sound), Extra features, Sung in French with English, French, German and Spanish subtitles, Julian Rushton; Brahms: Clarinet Sonata in F minor Op. 120 No. 1, Clarinet Sonata in E flat major Op. 120 No. 2, Thea King cl, Clifford Benson pf, Hyperion-Helios CDH55158, Notes and translations included, Elaine Kelly; Brahms: Four-Hand Piano Music Vol. 10, String Quartet in C minor Op. 51 No. 1, String Quartet in A minor Op. 51 No. 2, Silke-Thora Matthies and Christian Köhn pf, Naxos 8.557056, Notes in English and German, Michael Struck; Chopin: Four Ballades and Four Scherzos, Ballade No. 1 in G minor Op. 23, Scherzo No. 1 in B minor Op. 20, Ballade No. 2 in A minor Op. 38, Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor Op. 31, Ballade No. 3 in A flat major Op. 47, Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor Op. 39, Ballade No. 4 in F minor Op. 52, Scherzo No. 4 in E major Op. 54, Stephen Hough pf, Hyperion CDA67456, Notes and translations included, Antonio Cascelli; Romantic Violin Concerto - Vol. 4, Moszkowski: Violin Concerto in C Op. 30, Ballade in G minor Op. 16 No. 1, Karlowicz: Violin Concerto in A Op. 8, Tasmin Little vn, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins cond., Hyperion CDA67389, Notes and translations included, Michael Murphy; Schoenberg: String Quartets, Presto in C major, Scherzo in F major, String Quartet in D major, String Quartet No. 1 Op. 7, String Quartet No. 2 Op. 10 (with String Quartet No. 3 Op. 30 and String Quartet No. 4 Op. 37), Aron Quartet with Anna Maria Pammer sop., Preiser Records PR 90572, Notes in German and English, Nicole Grimes; Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C major Op. 61, Symphony No. 4 in D minor Op. 120, Orchestre des Champs Elysées, Philippe Herreweghe cond, Harmonia mundi (Musique d'abord) HMA1951848, Notes and translations included, Douglass Seaton; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor Op. 23, Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major Op. 75, Andante and Finale Op. 79 (orch. Sergey Taneyev), Konstantin Scherbakov pf, Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Dmitry Yablonsky cond, Naxos 8.557257, Notes in English and German, David Brown; The English Hymn - 5, 'Lead, kindly Light' - Hymns of Faith and Assurance, The Choir of Wells Cathedral, Malcolm Archer director, Rupert Gough org, Hyperion CDP12105, Notes in English, Martin Clarke. Score Reviews: Liszt: Franz Liszt, Free Arrangements and Transcriptions for Piano Solo, New Liszt Edition Series II vol.XV, edited by Istvan Kassai and Imre Sulyok, Kenneth Hamilton; MENDELSSOHN: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Sinfonie Nr. 1 (Fassung 1829) für Klavier zu vier Händen mit Violine und Violoncello (ad lib.) c-moll edited by Ralf Wehner (Leipziger Ausgabe der Werke von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Series. I, vol. 4A, John Michael Cooper; RACHMANINOFF: Serge Rachmaninoff, Fugue in D minor (1891); Suite in D minor (1891) (Complete Works of Sergei Rachmaninoff), Marina Frolova-Walker; SIBELIUS: Jean Sibelius, Solo Songs with Orchestra, Opp.3, 33, 70 and without opus number, edited by Kari Kilpeläinen and Timo Virtanen ; Solo Songs with Piano, Opp.1,13, 17, 35-38, 50, 57, 61, 72, 86, 88, 90 edited by Jukka Tiilikainen [Jean Sibelius Complete Edition, Series VIII, vols.1-3], Daniel Grimley; SMYTH: Ethel Smyth, Trio in D minor for violin, cello and piano (1880) edited and with foreword by Margaret Lucia and Terry King, Sophie Fuller. Books received; CDs received; Scores received.
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