Classical CDs and cassettes for sale

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All of the following are CDs except where noted (the images should make things fairly obvious when it's a cassette...or the lone VHS video that I couldn't figure out where to put otherwise).

BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE SAMPLERS & READER-ONLY CDS

  • BAROQUE (BBC Music Magazine, BBC BQ1, 1997). See track details. BBC Music Magazine-branded Naxos sampler originally only available with the US published 'Exploring Baroque Music' special issue of the magazine. Some CDs were made available in the UK in limited numbers after the US issue. EX/M £5
  • THE BEST OF EUROPE (BBC Music Magazine, BBC EF 1, 1996). Very rare UK pressing of the 1995 US special issue CD, Festive Airs. This was issued a year later in the UK in different sleeve design and was only available here as a promotional CD for Inter-Continental Resorts and Hotels' 50th anniversary. Basically a BBC Music Magazine-branded Naxos sampler - see track details. Inlay is damaged, but this is a very rare curiosity, hence still putting it out for sale. G/M £4
  • BEST CDS OF 1994 (BBC Music Magazine, BBC BO94, 1994). BBC Music Magazine-branded sampler originally only available with the US published 'Best CDs of 1994' souvenir issue of the magazine. Some US CDs were made available in the UK in limited numbers after the US issue (the UK issue had a grey band at the top and was issued in a normal CD case, whilst this US issue had a red band and was issued in a CD single-style case). Plastic case is a bit battered (easily replaceable), though inlay is EX with disc M £5
  • A CHORAL CELEBRATION (BBC Music Magazine, CH1, 1994). Basically a BBC Music Magazine-branded Conifer Classics sampler - composers comprise Allegri, Schutz, Purcell, Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Gounod, Rossini, Faure, Franck, Mendelssohn, Stainer, Elgar, Parry and Holst. Only the inlay and CD are here, but this is a quite hard-to-find curiosity - one of the first label samplers offered by a then very young magazine - hence still putting it out for sale. EX/M £2
  • THE CONCERTO (BBC Music Magazine, BBWN95D, 1995). See track details. BBC Music Magazine-branded Newport Classic sampler originally only available with the US published 'The Concerto' special issue of the magazine. Some CDs were made available in the UK in limited numbers after the US issue. EX/M £5
  • FESTIVE AIRS (BBC Music Magazine, BBC EF 1, 1995). See track details. BBC Music Magazine-branded Naxos sampler originally only available with the US published 'European Festivals 1995' special issue of the magazine. Some CDs were made available in the UK in limited numbers after the US issue (note that this was given a limited UK release under the title The Best of Europe a year later). EX/M £5
  • GRIEG: The Definitive Classical Music Collection (EMI Classics, BBC 7 67847 2, this compilation 1993) Peer Gynt (RPO; Beecham); Piano Concerto (Ousset; LSO; Marriner). Available only as a reader offer via BBC Music Magazine in 1993. Someone has put felt tip ticks and crosses against the list of other CDs in the series in the booklet, otherwise the inlay/booklet EX. Disc M £3
  • HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE DEFINITIVE CLASSICAL MUSIC COLLECTION (EMI Classics, BBC 7 67848 2, this compilation 1993) Originally given free if buying the first in the BBC Music Magazine-advertised and branded EMI Classics set, though hardly any were distributed as it turned out. The curiosity is that all tracks bar one were issued (as one would expect) on subsequent CDs in the series, except for Beethoven's Fidelio Overture, which was not included on the CD that this is supposed to showcase! There is one dink in the inlay, otherwise EX/M £4
  • ITALIAN OPERA: VERDI & PUCCINI: SCENES & ARIAS (BBC Music Magazine, BBC IT OP, 1997). See track details. BBC Music Magazine-branded RCA Victor Red Seal sampler originally only available with the US published 'Italian Opera' special issue of the magazine. Some CDs were made available in the UK in limited numbers after the US issue. EX/M £5
  • JAZZ CD & EXPLORING JAZZ 'SPECIAL ISSUE' (BBC Music Magazine, BBC JA1, 1997). See track details. BBC Music Magazine-branded various label sampler originally only available with the US published 'Exploring Jazz' special issue of the magazine. To add to the fun, this CD is still accompanied by the original magazine. This is one of the few of the CDs and magazines that were made available in the UK. Magazine is a decently-readable VG and the CD is EX/M £10 - Yes, I know that it isn't classical, but it's a BBC Music Magazine publication, so it goes here (as well as on the Jazz page).
  • MOZART: THE DA PONTE OPERAS - OVERTURES, SCENES & ARIAS (BBC Music Magazine, BBC MOZ 1, 1998). See track details. BBC Music Magazine-branded Archiv Produktion sampler originally only available with the US published 'Operas of Mozart' special issue of the magazine. Some CDs were made available in the UK in limited numbers after the US issue. EX/M £5
  • SACRED CHORAL MUSIC (BBC Music Magazine, SC96, 1996). See track details. BBC Music Magazine-branded Harmonia Mundi sampler originally only available with the US published 'Sacred Choral Music' special issue of the magazine. Some CDs were made available in the UK in limited numbers after the US issue. EX/M £5
  • SCHUBERT - His Life - His Work - His World (BBC Music Magazine, Special Issue, 1999). This is a US-printed copy of the last BBC Music Magazine special issue. Oddly, although a US-printed copy, this was produced specifically for the UK market (the US edition included a black band along the top of the magazine, whilst the UK version did not). There is no CD, but these special issues are rare enough now to put out for sale irrespective. The book itself is a bit battered, with the worst damage to the rear (see photo). Even so, this is still decently readable and is an excellent 'primer' to those wanting to understand more about Schubert's life and times. £5.
  • SMETANA: THE BARTERED BRIDE (HIGHLIGHTS) (BBC Music Magazine, BBC OPF95, 1995). See track details. BBC Music Magazine-branded Supraphon sampler originally only available with the US published 'Opera: A Celebration' special issue of the magazine. Some CDs were made available in the UK in limited numbers after the US issue. EX/M £5
  • THE SYMPHONY: BEETHOVEN: No. 6 'Pastorale'; BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 (BBC Music Magazine, BBC SM95D, 1995). BBC Symphony Orchestra; Boult/Prichard. BBC Music Magazine-branded BBC Radio Classics/Imp sampler originally only available with the US published 'The Symphony' special issue of the magazine (a few were later made available in the UK, which is where this UK-pressed version of the usually-US CD comes from). Only the inlay and CD are here, but this is a quite hard-to-find curiosity - i.e. the UK normal CD inlay style where the majority were US pressings in CD single-style inlay - hence still putting it out for sale. EX/M £2
  • THE SYMPHONY: BEETHOVEN: No. 6 'Pastorale'; BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 (BBC Music Magazine, BBC SM95D, 1995). BBC Symphony Orchestra; Boult/Prichard. BBC Music Magazine-branded BBC Radio Classics/Imp sampler originally only available with the US published 'The Symphony' special issue of the magazine. This is the US version of the CD, some of which were made available in the UK in limited numbers a year after the US issue. EX/M £5
  • TOSCANINI CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN (BBC Music Magazine, BBC CON 1, 1998). See track details. BBC Music Magazine-branded RCA Victor Gold Seal sampler originally only available with the US published 'Discovering the Great Conductors' special issue of the magazine. Some CDs were made available in the UK in limited numbers after the US issue. EX/M £5

SAMPLERS/MULTI-COMPOSER COLLECTIONS

  • THE ENGLISH ANTHEM: Volume 5 (Hyperion, CDA66758, 1995) Andrew Lucas; Choir of St Paul's Cathedral; John Scott. Parry, Wesley, C. Wood, Berkeley, Harris, Tavener, Vaughan Willimas, H. Wood, Walford Davies, Radcliffe and Elgar. Track details here. EX/M £3
  • RARITIES OF PIANO MUSIC AT 'SCHLOSS VOR HUSUM' (Danacord, DACOCD 719, 2011) These recordings are from the 2011 festival. Track and artist details here. M/M £5

ARTIST/ENSEMBLE-CENTRED RELEASES

  • BRISTOL UNIVERSITY MADRIGAL ENSEMBLE: Madrigals Memories (University of Bristol Union, BUME CD 100, 1998) M/M £30
  • BRISTOL UNIVERSITY SINGERS (Private release, 1998). Directed by Glyn Jenkins. Music by Poulenc, Tippett, Britten; Pickard; Raymond Warren. M/M £30
  • BRISTOL UNIVERSITY SINGERS: Gratia Plena: Music for Mary (Regent, REGCD430, 2015). Directed by David Allinson and David Bednall. Promotional sticker on plastic case. M/M £10
  • CLARE COLLEGE SINGERS & ORCHESTRA/JOHN RUTTER: Carols from Clare (HMV Classics, HMV5 72340 2, this compilation 1997) EX/M £3
  • MAGGIE COLE: Harpsichord Recital at Dyrham Park (The National Trust, NTZ013, 1998) Handel (Suite No. 1 in A major, HWV426), Scarlatti (Sonata in D minor, Kk9 - Allegro & Sonata in D minor, Kk18 - Presto), Arne (Sonata No. 3 in G major), Gavin Bryars (After Handel's Vesper), JC Bach (Sonata in A major, Op. 17 No. 5), Handel (Suite No. 3 in D minor, HWV428). M/M £3
  • EBONY BAND/WERNER HERBERS: Dancing: The Jazzfever of Milhaud, Martinu, Seiber, Burian, Wolfe (Channel Classics, CCS 30611, 2011) EX/M £5
  • EMERALD ENSEMBLE @ BRISTOL: English Serenade (Dinmore Records, DRD 014, 2002) Elgar, Christopher Ball, John Marsh, Vaughan Williams, Walton. Very hard-to-find private release. CD is bronzed, but plays perfectly. M/M £10
  • ENGLISH SERENATA: Sweet Song of Avon: Music for Shakespeare (Meridian, CDE 84301, 1995) EX/M £4
  • RENEE FLEMING: Poemes (Decca, 478 3500, 2012) Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France/Alan Gilbert & Orchestre National de France/Seija Ozawa. Ravel, Messiaen and Dutilleux. EX/M £4
  • HA YOUNG JUNG: Double Bass Solo (2-CD. Private, 1990 release, as far as I can tell - sleeve notes are in Korean) CD 1 is solo, studio recordings. CD 2 is in live performance - see photo below for works. Demianov Victor is named as pianist. All I remember is that she was a pupil at Clifton College, hence this turning up in my 'Bristol Collection' one day. Curiously, her website (and the rest of the Interweb) singularly fails to mention this release. EX/M £1500 (no, this is not a misprint)
  • HIS MAJESTYS SAGBUTTS & CORNETTS: Giovanni Battista Grillo (SFZ, SFZ0107, 2007) M/M £5
  • HIS MAJESTYS SAGBUTTS & CORNETTS: Music for the Twelve Days of Christmas and the Nativity (SFZ, SFZ0307, 2007) M/M £12
  • SHARON KAM: The Voice of the Clarinet (Berlin Classics Portrait, 0300023BC, 2010) Weber, Rossini, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Massenet. Various backing. Track listing and details here. EX/M £4
  • THE McGIBBON ENSEMBLE: Fiddle Pibroch and Other Fancies (Scotland's Cultural Heritage, SCH 002, 1989) This cassette includes 3 jigs, 2 pibroch (“Mackintosh’s Lament” and “Lament for the Bishop of Argyll”), sonatas by William McGibbon, General John Reid and Charles McLean; 4 pieces from the Brown fiddle MS and 3 extended fiddle settings of Scots tunes (including Variations on “The Lea Rig”) using the scordatura AEAE. EX/M £10
  • THE McGIBBON ENSEMBLE: Music of Classical Edinburgh (Scotland's Cultural Heritage, SCH 001, 1987) Comprises John Clerk of Punicuik's Sonata in G, a set of Scots Airs set by James Oswald, McGibbon's Sonata in C minor, two minuets by the Earl of Kelly, The New Bridge of Edinburgh reel, a set of Scots Airs set by Robert Bremner, the Earl of Kelly's Trio Sonata in C, The New Town of Edinburgh slow air and dances on Edinburgh place-names. EX/M £15
  • SABINE MEYER; OLEG MAISENBERG: Devienne; Poulenc; Saint-Seans; Milhaud (EMI Classics, 3 79787 2, 2007) EX/M £3
  • MILLENNIUM CHRISTMAS: Live at Bristol Cathedral (Private release, no catalogue number, presumably issued 2000?) Gentlemen of Bristol Cathedral Choir; Bristol Cathedral Choir; Bristol Cathedral Girls' Choir; Oriana String Ensemble. M/M £10
  • PENGUIN CAFE ORCHESTRA: 'Still Life' at the Penguin Cafe & The Penguin Cafe Orchestra - a Profile (VHS VIDEO. Decca, 071 122-3, 1991) The insert booklet is a little age-stained and creased, but a decent VG still. I have no idea if the video still plays and this is sold 'as-seen' - in other words, it is a collection filler and if it plays, then you get a nice bonus! In other words, no returns if it doesn't play! In any case, both the 'Still Life' film of the Royal Ballet and the London Weekend TV documentary/concert are both freely available to watch on YouTube. This is being sold purely as a nice thing to own in its own right. Packaging, the booklet apart, looks to be in EX condition, except for a small corner of the box, which is has chipped off. £10
  • PLAINCHANT: From the Edington Music Festival (Manor Location Recording, MLR0227, 2004) Schola Cantorum of the Edington Music Festival; Andrew Carwood. M/M £10
  • ST MARY REDCLIFFE CHURCH CHOIRS: Redcliffe Remembers (Private release, CAMREA0200, 2014) M/M £10
  • CRISPIAN STEELE-PERKINS: Let the Trumpet Sound (Carlton Classics, 30366 00382, 1996) Leslie Pearson (continuo); Bournemouth Sinfonietta; Richard Studt. Autographed by Perkins. EX/M £15
  • VIDA GUITAR QUARTET: Rhapsody (BGS, BGS121, 2013) Gershwin, Arnold, Crittenden, Gorb. Track listing here - even if they have lumped the Crittenden in with the Arnold work by mistake. M/M £60

COMPOSER-BASED RELEASES

  • ADAMS: Gnarly Buttons; John's Book of Alleged Dances (Nonesuch, 7559 79465-2, 1998) Kronos Quartet/Michael Collins; London Sinfonietta; John Adams. Original fold-out inlay is a bit creased, hence VG, though CD is M £4
  • ADAMS: Naive and Sentimental Music (Nonesuch, 7559 79636-2, 2002) Los Angeles Philharmonic; Esa-Pekka Salonen. Record company sticker on outer box. Outer box VG+, rest M £4
  • ADAMS: Music from Nixon in China (Elektra/Nonesuch, 979 193-2, 1987) This very rare original CD issue from 1987 (as far as I can tell - it looks like the original to me) includes excerpts from the 3-CD set. Orchestra of St. Luke's; Edo da Waart. EX/M £7
  • ADAMS: Shaker Loops; The Wound-Dresser; Etc. (Naxos, 8.559031, 2004) In outer box. Nathan Gunn; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop. Outer box EX, rest M £4
  • ADAMS: Violin Concerto (Naxos, 8.559302, 2006) In outer box. Chloe Hanslip; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin. All M £4
  • ALKAN: 12 Etudes (2-CD. ASV, CD DCS 227, 2005 post-Santuary take-over issue) Jack Gibbons. M/M £15
  • BACH: Goldberg Variations (Sony Classics, SK 89243, 2000) Murray Perahia. Includes Gramophone Recording of the Month sticker on plastic case. M/M £4
  • BACH: Magnificat; Christmas Oratoria Part 1 (BBC Music Magazine, BBC MM52, 1996) This is the hard-to-find (in the UK, at least) US version in CD single packaging (UK version was in normal CD case). Choir of New College Oxford; Orchestra of the King's Consort; Edward Higginbottom. M/M £3
  • BACH: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I and Book II (this comprises two 2-CD sets: ASV, CD GAX 251, 2000, & CD GAX 254, 2001) Gary Cooper (from His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornets) on harpsichord. M/M £160 (to be honest, the easy-to-find first volume is a free gift when buying the very hard-to-find second volume)
  • BACH/WEBERN: Ricercar (ECM New Series, ECM 1774, 2003) Christoph Poppen; Munchener Kammerorchestrer; Hilliard Ensemble. M/M £4
  • BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonatas, Op. 106 'Hammerclavier' & Op. 111 (BBC Music Magazine, BBC MM119, 1994) This is the hard-to-find (in the UK, at least) US version in CD single packaging (UK version was in normal CD case). Edith Vogel. M/M £3
  • BEETHOVEN: Symphonies (5-CD box set with booklet. EMI Classics, 5 57445 2, 2000) Wiener Philharmoniker; Sir Simon Rattle. Box has a score mark on the rear, and the inside box has a half-inch tear where the ribbon for removing book and CDs was put in the wrong way around at some point (see photos) otherwise the set is M £5
  • BEETHOVEN: Complete Symphonies (6-CD box set with booklet. EMI Classics, 0 97946 2, this compilation 2011) Philadelphia Orchestra. Sviatoslav Richter. Philharmonia Orchestra. Riccardo Muti. Box is EX, rest is M £20
  • BRAHMS: The String Quartets (Onyx, ONYX 4043, 2009) Philip Dukas. Nash Ensemble. M/M £4
  • BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 (Sony Classical, SMK 64470, this issue in the 'Bruno Walter: The Edition' series 1995) Columbia Symphony Orchestra; Bruno Walter. Includes a Super Bit mapping sticker on the plastic case. M/M £25
  • BRAHMS: Symphonies No. 2 & No. 3 (Sony Classical, SMK 64471, this issue in the 'Bruno Walter: The Edition' series 1995) Columbia Symphony Orchestra; Bruno Walter. M/M £5
  • BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4 (Sony Classical, SMK 64472, this issue in the 'Bruno Walter: The Edition' series 1995) Columbia Symphony Orchestra; Bruno Walter. M/M £3
  • BRAHMS: Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello; Clarinet Sonatas (Nimbus, NI5600, 1999) Karl Leister; Ferenc Bognar; Wolfgang Boettcher. EX/M £35
  • BRAHMS & HINDEMITH: Clarinet Sonatas (Divine Art, 25014, 2000) Colin Bradbury; Bernard Roberts. EX/M £8
  • BRETAN: Luceafarul: the Evening Star (Nimbus, NI5463, 1996) Ionel Voineag; Balint Szabo; Elena Casian; Etc; Philharmonic Orchestra Transilvania; Bela Hary. Outer box is G (see picture - not too bad, just a bit scuffed around the corners and edges), libretto and inlay EX, CD is M £5
  • BRIAN: Symphony No. 1 'The Gothic' (2-CD. Naxos, 8.557418-19, this issue 2004) Lovely 2004 reissue of the Marco Polo 1990 release. Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Etc; Ondrej Lenard. M/M £6
  • CHOPIN: 4 Ballades (Sony Classical, SK 64399, 1994) Murray Perahia. Includes Super Bit Mapping sticker on plastic case. M/M £4
  • ELGAR: Coronation Ode; Spirit of England (Chandos, CHAN 6574, this issue 2006) Teresa Cahill; Anthony Rolfe-Johnson; Etc; Scottish National Orchestra & Chorus; Sir Alexander Gibson. M/M £5
  • GILBERT & SULLIVAN: Operettas (16 CD box set with booklet. EMI Classics, CZS 5 74468 2, this compilation 2001) Pro Arte Orchestra; Sir Malcolm Sargent (plus a few others along the way). Box VG+, rest M £15
  • GLASS: Anima Mundi (Elektra/Nonesuch, 7559-79282-2, 1992) Michael Riesman. EX/M £3
  • GORECKI: Symphony No. 3 (Elektra/Nonesuch, 7559-79329-2, 1993) Dawn Upshore; London Sinfonietta; David Zinman. EX/M £5
  • GRAINGER: Danny Boy: Songs and Ballads (Philips Digital Classics, 446 657-2, reissue of the 1996 CD, but not sure what year this issue appeared) Monteverdi Choir; English Country Gardiner Orchestra; John Eliot Gardiner. M/M £3
  • HONNEGER: Pacific 231; Rugby; Pastorale d'Ete; Un Cantate de Noel (EMI Classics, CDM 7 63944 2, 1991) Camile Maurane. Henriette Puig-Roget. Orchestre National de l'ORTF; Jean Martinon. EX/M £4
  • HONNEGER: Le Roi David; Orchestra Music (2-CD. Erato, 3984-24244-2, this is the original 1998 release of this compilation as far as I can tell) Chorale Phillipe Caillard; Ensemble Instrumental; Charles Dutoit. Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo; Marius Constant. EX/M £40
  • JANACEK: Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs (2-CD. Supraphon, 11 2214-2 232, 1994) Dagmar Peckova; Ivan Kusnjer; Marian Lapansky. M/M £30
  • KORNGOLD: String Quartet No. 1; REZNICEK: String Quartet No. 1 (Nimbus, NI 5506, 1997) Franz Schubert Quartet, Wien. EX/M £5
  • KURTAG: Kafka Fragmente (ECM New Series, ECM 1965, 2006) Juliane Banse; Andras Keller. Outer box EX, rest M £12
  • LINDBERG: Clarinet Concert; Gran Duo; Chorale (Ondine, ODE 1038-2, 2005) Kari Kriillu; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Sakari Oramo. Small crease on inlay, otherwise EX/M £3
  • LUTOSLAWSKI: Venetian Games; Trois Poemes d'Henri Michaux; Symphony No. 2 (Polskie Nagrania, PNCD 041, 1989) Various, including National Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw; Witold Rowicki or Witold Lutoslawski, etc. M/M £10
  • MORRICONI: Arena Concerto: Recorded Live in Verona, Naples and Rome (2-CD with fold-out insert. Metro, METRSL030, 2011) Unnamed orchestra - perhaps a bit cheeky putting this on the 'Classical CD' page, but it's got to go somewhere. Track details here. M/M £3
  • PALESTRINA: Master of the Renaissance: 6 Masses, 2 Motets & the Lamentations (4-CD box set made up of 2 single CDs and one 2-CD set. Regis, RRC 4002, ) Pro Cantione Antiqua; Mark Brown (Bruno Turner on CD4). Outer box VG+, rest M £15
  • PENDERECKI: Concerto No. 2; Partita (Erato, ECD 75321, 1987) Rostropovich; Philharmonia Orchestra. Sinfonieorchester des Sudwestfunks. M/M £20
  • PROKOVIEV: Sinfonia Concertante; MIASKOVSKY: Cello Concerto (EMI Classics Great Recordings of the Century, 3 80013 2, this release 2007) Mstislav Rostropovich with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Malcom Sargent and Philharmonia Orchestra/Alexander Dedyukhin. Promo sticker on rear of plastic case. M/M £3
  • RESPIGHI: Fontane di Roma; Feste Romane; Pini di Roma (Conifer Classics, 75605 51292 2, 1997) Orchestra Dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Daniele Gatti. M/M £4
  • RODRIGO: Concerto de Aranjuez; Fantasia para un Gentilhombre (CBS Masterworks, CD 37848, original 1984 CD by the look of it - no barcode on rear inlay - see image) John Williams; Philharmonia Orchestra; Louis Fremaux. M/M £20
  • SCHMIDT: Symphony No. 4; R. STRAUSS: Symphonic Fragment 'Josephs Legende' (Chandos, CHAN 9506, 1996) Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Neeme Jaarvi. M/M £4
  • SCHNITTKE: Psalms of Repentance (ECM New Series, ECM 1583/453 513-2, 1999) Tonil Kaljuste; Swedish Radio Choir. M/M £8
  • SCHNITTKE: Homage to Schnittke (2-CD. BGM, 74321 24894 2, this compilation 1994) Various works and artists - see details here. M/M £12
  • SCHOENBERG: Pelleas; Variations; Concertos (2-CD. Erato, 3984-24241-2, this compilation 1998) London Symphony Orchestra; Pierre Boulez. Plastic case is a bit scuffed, etc, but inlay is EX and CDs are M £5
  • SCHOENBERG: Variations on a Recitative; REGER: Benedictus; Variations on an Original Theme (Obsidian, CD710, 2013) Martin Souter. CD is in 'Bend-It Green' packaging. M/M £10
  • SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 2; BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 (BBC Legends, BBCL 4104-2, 2002) London Symphony Orchestra; Karl Bohm. Spine faded, otherwise EX/M £15. Extra selling point - on the rear of the plastic case is a sticker with the names Derek and Margaret Knee, plus their address. Derek Knee was the last surviving witness of the official German surrender at the end of WW2, when he was working as an army translator. I picked up a small chunk of his collection at auction a few years ago (all his BBC label CDs for help in researching my current discography), so here's a little bit of history for your collection!
  • SCHUBERT: Winterreise (Deutsche Grammophon, 415 187-2, year of CD release unknown) Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Gerald Moore - the definitive rendition? M/M £3
  • SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 4 (Regis, RRC1103, year of this issue unknown) Sinfonieorchester of WDR; Rudolf Barshai. M/M £4
  • SHOSTAKOVICH: Jazz Suites Nos. 1 & 2 (5.1 Surround Sound SACD/CD Hybrid. Naxos, 6.110104, 2005) Russian State Symphony Orchestra; Dmitry Yablonsky. M/M £100
  • STRAVINSKY/RAMUZ: The Soldier's Tale (Nimbus, NI 5063, 1986) Christopher Lee; Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Lionel Friend. Inlay has two dinks and some creasing, so is VG Disc looks and plays M £3
  • TORKE: Color Music (Argo, 433 971-2, 1991) Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; David Zinman. Spine faded, otherwise EX/M £3
  • TRUSCOTT: Sonatas 6 & 17 (CASSETTE. British Music Society, BMS 410, 1988) Peter Jacobs, piano. EX/M £10
  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: A Sea Symphony (ChoraLine, CL433, year of issue unknown) Voice Part Rehearsal CD for Bass 2. This is an interesting listen in its own right, even if not needing to learn the part. M/M £10
  • WLADIGEROFF/LEVIEV: Song of the Clown (New Bulgarian University, MK 55000, 2010) Subtitled 'The Music of Max Reinhardt's Deutsches Theater Today', these works are re-presented by Milcho Leviev with modern instrumentation as an experiment. Hence, I don't really know where to list this, but this page seems as inappropriate as any other, so why not! See some information on Pancho Wladigeroff here. EX/M £15