Closing the circle

Okay, great, I’ve been able to “close the circle” that I referred to in my blog post from March 6, that endless round of references , in any of my reviews, sending to other reviews filled with references to yet other reviews…

In the wake of the republication here of my big Michael Tippett discography, I’ve imported most of the reviews of CDs of the composer’s music posted on in late 2013 early 2014 (I’ve got many more in sketch form on my computer) – and left no more references to Amazon’s ASIN numbers. See my Michael Tippett introductory page for links to these reviews (the page also serves as a commented discography) and to the discography.

In the process, because of pairings and more such references, I also transferred over here the following reviews:

William Mathias: Sonata No. 1 & No. 2. John Pickard: A Starlit Dome, Piano Sonata. Raymond Clarke. Minerva Athene ATH CD15 (1998). Great works.

Portreadau Cymreig / Welsh Portraits: Piano Works of William Mathias, Ceiri Torjussen, Pwyll ap Siôn, Geraint Lewis, Richard Elfyn Jones, John Metcalf, John Pickard, Grace Williams, Karl Jenkins, Alun Hoddinott. Iwan Llewelyn-Jones, piano. Sain SCD 2308 (2001)

John Metcalfe: The Inner Life. Black Box BBM 1053 (2000) Yes, this English, New-Zealand born John Metcalfe is NOT the same composer as the Welsh John Metcalf featured on the previous disc!

Iain Hamilton: Violon Concerto op. 15 (Manoug Parikian, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Norman del Mar), Sinfonia for two orchestras. Alexander Goehr: Violin Concerto op. 13, (Manoug Parikian, Scottish National Orchestra, Alexander Gibson). EMI British Composers 5 86189 2 (2004) It is the pairing of a Tippett Piano Sonata with one of the unjustly neglected Scottish composer Iain Hamilton, that led to all this reposting.

Peter Racine Fricker: Symphony No. 2 (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, John Pritchard), Robert Simpson: Symphony No. 1 (London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult), Robin Orr: Symphony in One Movement (Scottish National Orchestra, Alexander Gibson). EMI British Composers 5 75789 2 (2002)

Alexander Goehr: Romanza for Cello and Orchestra op. 24 (Jacqueline du Pré, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim), Symphony in One Movement (New Philharmonia Orchestra, Edward Downes). Intaglio INCD 7671 (1993)

Alexander Goehr: Piano Concerto op. 33 (Peter Serkin, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen), Symphony in One Movement op. 29 (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bernas). NMC D023 (1995)

I’ve also created an Alexander Goehr introductory page, added to the index of composers.

Comments are welcome