Record Reviews

 

Superdiscs: Digital and Direct-to-Disc Records, Paper and demonstration to National Conference of Association for Recorded Sound Collections, Chicago, May, 1979.

Absolute Sound

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Hi Fi News/Record Review

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Journal of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections

  • The Way of Living 1. – a column of reviews of recordings by composers of their own music, Journal of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, Vol.XIV, No.2, 1982.
    • Robert Ashley: Perfect Lives (Private Parts): The Park, The Backyard., Robert Ashley (voice), ‘Blue’ Gene Tyranny (keyboards), Kris (Tabalas).Lovely Music LML 1001.
    • Robert Ashley: Perfect Lives (Private Parts): The Bar., Ashley (voice),’Blue’ Gene Tyranny (keyboards), Jill Kroesen and David Van Tieghen(voice and percussion). Lovely Music VR 4904.
    • Robert Ashley: Perfect Lives (Private Parts) – The Lessons: music word fire and I would do it again (coo coo)., Ashley (voice), ‘Blue’ Gene Tyranny (keyboards), Peter Gordon (synthesizer), Jill Kroesen and David van Tieghem (percussion). Lovely Music VR 4908.
    • Glenn Branca: The Ascension., Glenn Branca, Jeffrey Glenn, David Rosenbloom, Ned Sublette (guitars), Stephan Winscherth (drums) 99 Records OO1LP.
    • David Bryne: Catherine Wheel., David Byrne, Brian Eno and others(guitars, bass, synthesizers etc.). Sire SRK 3645.
    • Philip Glass: Glassworks., Ensemble conducted by Michael Riesman, with Philip Glass (electric organ). CBS FM37265.
    • Elliott Sharpe: Ism., Ensemble including Elliott Sharp (Guitars, basses, reeds and voice). Zoar 7.
    • Alvin Lucier: I Am Sitting In a Room., Alvin Lucier (voice). LovelyMusic VR 1013.
    • Alvin Lucier: Music on a Long Thin Wire., Lovely Music 10011/12
    • Luciano Berio: Coro., Kolner Rundfunkchor, Kolner Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester conducted by Luciano Berio. DG 2531 270.
    • Hans Werner Henze: Tristan., Homero Francesch, (piano),Kolner Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester conducted by Hans Werner Henze. DG 2530 834.
    • Just Another Asshole: (No Record Number). Available from Printed Matter Inc., 7 Lispenard St., New York, NY 10013.
    • Revolutions Per Minute: (The Art Record). Available from Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, 31-33 Mercer St., New York, NY 10013.
  • The Way of Living 2. – a column of reviews of recordings by composers of their own music, Journal of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, Vol.XV, No.1, 1983.
    • Terry Riley: Descending Moonshine Dervishers, Terry Riley (electronic organ). Kuckuck 047
    • Steve Reich: Tehillim., Steve Reich and Musicians, George Manahan (conductor). ECM 1215
    • Steve Reich: Octet; Music for a Large Ensemble; Violin Phases., Steve Reich and Musicians. ECM 1168
    • Philip Glass: The Photographer., Ensemble conducted by Michael Riesman, Philip Glass (electric organ). CBS 37848
    • William Alwyn: Symphony No. 1, London Philharmonic conducted by William Alwyn. HNH 4040
    • William Alwyn: Symphony No. 2; Sinfonietta for Strings., London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by William Alwyn. HNH 4020.
    • William Alwyn: Symphony No. 3; Symphonic Prelude: The Magic Island, London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by William Alwyn. Musical Heritage Society MHOS 3300.
    • Peter Garland: Matachin Dances, Ronald Erickson and John Tenney (violins), Peter Garland (gourd rattles). Cold Blue E6.

The American Record Guide

  • Beethoven: American Record Guide, July 1978
    • 33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli, Op. 120;
      Alfred Brendel, piano. Philips 9500 381.
    • Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37;
      Alfred Brendel, piano; London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Bernard Haitink. Philips 9500 253
  • Bach: American Record Guide, October, 1978
    • “Italian” Concerto in F, BWV 971;
    • Chorale Prelude, “Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ”, BWV 639;
    • Prelude (Fantasy) in A minor, BWV 922;
    • Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903;
    • Chorale Prelude, “Nun Komm’ der Heiden Heiland” BWV 659;
    • Fantasy and Fugue in A minor, BWV 904.
      Alfred Brendel, piano. Philips 9500 353
  • Alfred Brendel, A Discography, American Reciords Guide, December, 1978 & January, 1979.
  • Direct or Digital: American Record Guide, April, 1979
    • SRAVINSKY
    • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Robert Shaw cond.

      • Firebird Suite
    • BORODIN
      Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Robert Shaw cond.
      • Prince Igor: Overture, Polovetsian Dances
  • Direct or Digital: American Record Guide, June, 1979
    • CHOPIN
      Edward Auer, piano. RCA RDCE-7
      • Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op 31
      • Piano sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op 58
    • ROMANCE de AMOR
      Kazuhito Yamashita, guitar. RCA RDCE-8
      • Romance de Amor (trad.)
      • SOR: Introduction and Allegro, Op. 14
      • SOR: Andante Op. 31: No. 4
      • BRITTEN: Nocturnal, Op. 70
    • VIVALDI
      Shigeru Toyama, violin, Vivaldi Ensemble Tokyo, Masaaki Hayakawa, cond. RCA RDCE-50112
      • Concerti, Op. 8 Trial of Harmony and Invention, Nos. 1-4 The Four Seasons
    • GOULD
      London Philharmonic Orchestra, Morton Gould cond. Crystal Clear Records, CSS 7005
      • Spirituals for Orchestra; Fbster Gallery
    • PROKOFIEV
      London Philharmonic Orchestra, Walter Susskind cond. Crystal Clear Records, CSS 7006
      • PLove of Three Oranges, suite Op. 33
      • RAVEL: La Vette
      • DE FALLA: La Vida Breve – dance
    • CHOPIN
      Malcolm Prager, piano. Telarc DG-10040
      • Polonaise in A-Flat Major, Op. 53 Heroic
      • Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise in E-Flat Major, Op. 22
      • Variations Brilliantes on a Theme from Ludovic by HaMvy, Op. 12
      • Four Mazurkas, Op. 6
      • Contredanse in G-Flat Major; Tarantella in A-Flat Major, Op. 43
  • Direct or Digital: American Record Guide, July, 1979
    • SUGIYAMA
      Tokyo String Ensemble, Naoto Otomo, cond. Toshiba LF-95021
      • Bukyoku for strings
    • Barber
      Tokyo String Ensemble, Naoto Otomo, cond. Toshiba LF-95021
      • Adagio for strings
  • Direct or Digital: American Record Guide, August, 1979
    • WAGNER
      Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, George Solti, cond. Decca SXL 2101-3
      • Das Rheingold
    • Mauler
      Forrester Lewis, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner, cond. RCA Victor LSC 6087
      • Des Lied von der Erde
    • BRITTEN
      London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten, cond. Decca SET 252-3
      • War Requiem
    • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
      New Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Borth, cond. EMI ASI 2329
      • Symphony No. 6
    • CRUMB
      DeGaetani, Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Arthur Weisburg, cond.
      • Ancient Voices of Children
    • RAVEL
      Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Stanislaw Skrowaciewski, cond. 4-Vox SVBX 5113
      • Orchestral Works
    • PROKOFIEV
      Los Angeles Philharmonic, Erich Leinsdorf, cond. Sheffield Lab LAB-8
      • Romeo and Juliet
    • TCHAIKOVSKY
      Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler, cond. Crystal Clear CCS-7003
      • Capriccio Italien
    • A CUT ABOVE
      The New Brubeck Quartet. DD-106
    • BACK-MALLOCH
      Orchestra, Lukas Foss, Town Hall S-20, S-21
      • The Art of Fuguing
  • Direct or Digital: American Record Guide, September, 1979
    1. New Years in Vienna:
    • JOHANN STRAUSS SR.
      Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Willi Boskovsky, cond. London LOR 10001-2, LDR5 10001/2
      • Wine, Women and Song Waltz
      • Radetsky March, Op. 228
    • JOHANN STRAUSS
      Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Willi Boskovsky, cond. London LOR 10001-2, LDR5 10001/2
      • Die Emancipirte, polka mazur, Op. 282
      • Rudolfsheimer Polka, Op. 152
      • Music of the Spheres Waltz, Op. 235
      • Moulinette-Polka, Op. 57
    • ZIEHRER
      Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Willi Boskovsky, cond. London LOR 10001-2, LDR5 10001/2
      • Herreinspaziert Waltz, Op. 518
    • VONSUPPE
      Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Willi Boskovsky, cond. London LOR 10001-2, LDR5 10001/2
      • Beautiful Galatea-Overture
    • JOHANN STRAUSS JR.
      Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Willi Boskovsky, cond. London LOR 10001-2, LDR5 10001/2
      • Bei Uns Z’Haus Waltz, Op. 361
      • Tik-Tak Polka
      • Auf der Jagd Polka
      • Leichtes Blut Polka, Op. 319
      • The Blue Danube Waltz, Op. 314
    • JOHANN JR. & JOSEF STRAUSS
      Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Willi Boskovsky, cond. London LOR 10001-2, LDR5 10001/2
      • Pizzicato-Polka
      Macho Marches:
    • BARBER
      Cleveland Symphonic Winds, Frederick Fennell, cond. Telarc DC-10043
      • Commando March
    • LEEMANS
      Cleveland Symphonic Winds, Frederick Fennell, cond. Telarc DC-10043
      • Belgian Paratroopers
    • FUCIK
      Cleveland Symphonic Winds, Frederick Fennell, cond. Telarc DC-10043
      • Florentiner, Op. 214
    • SEITZ
      Cleveland Symphonic Winds, Frederick Fennell, cond. Telarc DC-10043
      • University of Pennsylvania March
    • KING
      Cleveland Symphonic Winds, Frederick Fennell, cond. Telarc DC-10043
      • Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite
    • MILES & ZIMMERMAN
      Cleveland Symphonic Winds, Frederick Fennell, cond. Telarc DC-10043
      • Anchors Away
    • GRAFULLA
      Cleveland Symphonic Winds, Frederick Fennell, cond. Telarc DC-10043
      • Washington Grays
    • STRAUSS
      Cleveland Symphonic Winds, Frederick Fennell, cond. Telarc DC-10043
      • Radetsky March
    • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
      Cleveland Symphonic Winds, Frederick Fennell, cond. Telarc DC-10043
      • Sea Songs
    • GANNE
      Cleveland Symphonic Winds, Frederick Fennell, cond. Telarc DC-10043
      • Marche Lorraine
    • SOUSA
      Cleveland Symphonic Winds, Frederick Fennell, cond. Telarc DC-10043
      • The Stars and Stripes Forever

  • Direct or Digital: American Record Guide, November, 1979
    • SHOSTAKOVICH
      London Symphony Orchestra, Morton Gould, cond. Chalfont SDG 301
      • Festival Overture
    • RAVEL
      London Symphony Orchestra, Morton Gould, cond. Chalfont SDG 301
      • Bolero
    • GINASTERA
      London Symphony Orchestra, Morton Gould, cond. Chalfont SDG 301
      • Estancia Ballet Suite
    • WEINBERGER
      London Symphony Orchestra, Morton Gould, cond. Chalfont SDG 301
      • Schawanda-Polka and Fugue
    • FALLA
      London Symphony Orchestra, Morton Gould, cond. Chalfont SDG 302
      • La Vida Breve-Dance No. 1
      • The Three Cornered Hat-Final Dance
      • El Amor Brujo-Pantomime, Ritual Fire Dance<\li>
    • TURINA
      London Symphony Orchestra, Morton Gould, cond. Chalfont SDG 302
      • Danzas Fantasticas-Orgia
    • GRANADOS
      London Symphony Orchestra, Morton Gould, cond. Chalfont SDG 302
      • Goyescas-Intermezzo
    • ALBENIZ
      London Symphony Orchestra, Morton Gould, cond. Chalfont SDG 302
      • Iberia-El Corpus en Sevilla, Triana
    • MOUSSORGSKY – RIMSKY – KORSAKOV
      Clevland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel, cond. Telarc 10042
      • Night on Bald Mountain
    • MOUSSORGSKY – RAVEL
      Clevland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel, cond. Telarc 10042
      • Pictures at an Exhibition
    • ALBENIZ (tr. Tarega)
      Micheal Newman, guitar. Sheffield LAB 10
      • Torre Bermeja
    • TURINA
      Micheal Newman, guitar. Sheffield LAB 10
      • Fandanguillo
    • DE LA MAZA
      Micheal Newman, guitar. Sheffield LAB 10
      • Campanos del Alba
    • BACH (tr. Newman)
      Micheal Newman, guitar. Sheffield LAB 10
      • Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004-Chaconne
    • COPLAND
      Richard Morris, organ, Atlanta Brass Ensemble, Jere Flint, cond. Crystal Clear CCS 7010
      • Fanfare for the Common Man
    • BLISS (arr. Tulan)
      Richard Morris, organ, Atlanta Brass Ensemble, Jere Flint, cond. Crystal Clear CCS 7010
      • Salute
    • BRAHMS (arr. Morris)
      Richard Morris, organ, Atlanta Brass Ensemble, Jere Flint, cond. Crystal Clear CCS 7010
      • Let Nothing Ever Grieve Thee
    • GIGOUT (arr. Morris)
      Richard Morris, organ, Atlanta Brass Ensemble, Jere Flint, cond. Crystal Clear CCS 7010
      • Grand Choeur Dialogue
    • BACH
      Richard Morris, organ, Atlanta Brass Ensemble, Jere Flint, cond. Crystal Clear CCS 7010
      • Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 656
    • STRAUSS
      Richard Morris, organ, Atlanta Brass Ensemble, Jere Flint, cond. Crystal Clear CCS 7011
      • Also Sprach Zarathustra – opening fanfare
    • WIDOR
      Richard Morris, organ, Atlanta Brass Ensemble, Jere Flint, cond. Crystal Clear CCS 7011
      • Symphony No. 5 – Toccata
    • DUPRE
      Richard Morris, organ, Atlanta Brass Ensemble, Jere Flint, cond. Crystal Clear CCS 7011
      • Poeme Heroique
    • MOURET (arr. Morris)
      Richard Morris, organ, Atlanta Brass Ensemble, Jere Flint, cond. Crystal Clear CCS 7011
      • Rondeau
    • LOUIS COUPERIN (arr. Morris)
      Richard Morris, organ, Atlanta Brass Ensemble, Jere Flint, cond. Crystal Clear CCS 7011
      • Chaconne
    • STANLEY
      Richard Morris, organ, Atlanta Brass Ensemble, Jere Flint, cond. Crystal Clear CCS 7011
      • Trumpet Tune and Aires – Three Voluntaires



The Kansas City Star

  • Recorded Classical Music: A Critical Guide to Compositions and Performances; by Arthur Cohen, Review, The Kansas City Star, August 22, 1982.

The Manhattan Mercury

  • Records to help show off your new equipment, Williams, The Missouri Breaks; French Popular Music Anthology; Vol2, Drinking; New Brubeck Quartet, A Cut Above; Michael Newman, Guitarist; Kronos Quartet, In Formation; Carrisimi, Jephte, Mendelssohn, Hear My Prayer; Stockhausen, Zyclus, Noda, Eclogue; James Welch, Magnum Opus; Elgar, Coronation Ode. The Manhattan Mercury, August 29, 1982
  • On the record(s), The Manhattan Mercury, July 28, 1982
    • Mozart, String Quartets K.168, 157, 156, 173, Sequoia String Quartet;
    • Glass, Glassworks;
    • Mussorgssky, Pictures at an Exhibition, Yamashita;
    • Field, String Quartet No. 4;
    • Weigl, String Quartet No. 7; Smetana & Brno Quartets.
  • Music with a vengeance, Laurie Anderson: Big Science, O Superman/Walk the Dog; Glenn Branca: The Ascension; David Byrne: Catherine Wheel; Elliott Sharp: ism; Paul McCartney: Tug of War; Frank Sinatra: She shot me down. The Manhattan Mercury, June 27, 1982
  • Recent film scores alive and well, Raiders of the Lost Arc; Chariots of Fire; Ragtime; Reds; Missouri Breaks.The Manhattan Mercury, May 23, 1982

The Western Mail

  • Rebel, Geraint Griffiths; Brodyr ar y Ffin, Brodyr ar y Ffin; Mwgyn a Mwffler a Mynuffari, Delwyn Sion; Trisgell; Y Brodyr Gregory; 4 Book Cassettes, read by Angharad Thomas; Western Mail, August 1, 1986
  • Aled’s progress. Diolch a Chan, Aled Jones, treble, (Sain 1294); Maria, Aled Jones, treble, (Sain 1304); Bridge Over Trouble Water, Too Young to Know, Aled Jones, treble, (Sain 116S); 4 Yn Y Bar, (Sain ?); Da Ni’m Yn Rhan O’th Gem Fach Di, Maffia, (Sain 1307A). Western Mail, August 17, 1985

Wales on Sunday

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Welsh Music

  • Bernard Van Dieren, Six Sketches, Op. 4a; Tocatta; Tema con Variazone. Eiluned Davies, piano. British Music Society BMS402 (cassette). Welsh Music, Autumn/Winter 1983-4, Vol. 7, No 5