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On their own label The Hallé Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder continue their esteemed series with a new recording of Debussy Images & other works. These orchestral masterpieces, written in the years following the success of La mer, are coupled with the Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, Debussy's own orchestration of one of his piano waltzes, and the first recording of Et la lune descend in another of Colin Matthews's acclaimed orchestrations.
Newly re-issued on the Cala Signum imprint is an explosive first recording of Lawrence Leonard's arrangement of Musorgsky Pictures from an exhibition—a piano concerto is born?—and a generous array of lesser-known Musorgskian gems in enterprising orchestral garb, including the previously unrecorded Pictures from the Crimea in the orchestration by Walter Goehr. Geoffrey Simon conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra.
From Collegium this month we have Stanford and Howells Remembered. While much of this album was originally issued in 1992, this remastered version includes several tracks previously unissued. Stanford and Howells represent the absolute pinnacle of the English church music tradition, and it is a tradition to which these performances by The Cambridge Singers and John Rutter are fully alive.
Whether Vivaldi, Albinoni, Matteis or Brescianello ever donned footballing colours is questionable, but the concept of Extra time allows director Adrian Chandler and his wonderful La Serenissima to assemble an opulent array of recordings which would otherwise have been lost to the Signum cutting-room floor.