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Comrades in Art. © 2010 Toccata Press  Performing Messiaen's Organ Music. © 2010 Indiana University Press  Havergal Brian on Music. © 2009 Toccata Press  Elgar: Andante and Allegro for Oboe and String Trio. © 2010 Acuta Music  'King Arthur Suite' by Edward Elgar. © 2010 Acuta Music


An Eloquent Devotee - Ronald Stevenson's writings on Grainger, read by Robert Anderson

Utterly Compelling - Jon Gillock's 'Performing Messiaen's Organ Music: 66 Masterclasses', read by Tom Corfield

A Golden Treasury - Havergal Brian on European and American music, read by Patric Standford

Most Welcome - The first edition of two Elgar movements for oboe quartet, reviewed by Robert Anderson

Much Augmented - A new score of Elgar's 'Arthur', perused by Robert Anderson

Strongly Stated and Idiosyncratic - 'Composing in Words: William Alwyn on his Art', read by Patric Standford

Truly Charming - John Sant'Ambrogio's 'The Day I Almost Destroyed the Boston Symphony, and Other Stories', read by Kelly Ferjutz

Magnificent Scholarship - Robert Hugill reads the new Cambridge Handel Encyclopaedia

A Model of Clarity - A new score of Elgar's 'Mina', appraised by Robert Anderson

A Useful Survey - Thomas May's 'The John Adams Reader', reviewed by Mike Wheeler

A Natural Aristocrat - 'Cardus - Celebrant of Beauty' by Robin Daniels, reviewed by Robert Anderson

Truly Hilarious - Jenny Setchell's book 'Organ-isms', recommended by Kelly Ferjutz

A Symbol of Peace - Howard Smith comments on Alberto Portugheis' recent publication

An Unexpected Treasure - Jeanette Hanscome talks to author Helen Martens about her new book 'Felix Mendelssohn: Out of the Depths of His Heart'

A Major Pleasure - A new study score of Elgar's 'Empire March', reviewed by Robert Anderson

Scrupulously Done - Andrew Barnett's 'Sibelius', read by Robert Anderson

A Labour of Love - John Suchet's 'The Treasures of Beethoven', read by Howard Smith

Punchy and Informative - John Bell Young's survey of the Beethoven symphonies, read by Gerald Fenech

Book Review. A Lordly Survey - Nick Strimple's 'Choral Music in the Nineteenth Century', reviewed by Robert Anderson

Much Subtlety - Peter Sutton's play 'Elgar and Alice', read by Robert Anderson

Meticulous Research - 'The Pearl' by Douglas Smith, reviewed by Robert Anderson

Museum not Morgue - 'Opera and the Morbidity of Music', read by Robert Anderson

Remarkable Scope - On Ronald Stevenson's eightieth birthday, Patric Standford reads Colin Scott-Sutherland's 'Ronald Stevenson: The Man and his Music'

Highly Readable - Paul Jackson's third book about the Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts, reviewed by Robert Hugill

An Inspiring Read - Anthony Davie reads Victor Lederer's book 'Chopin: A Listener's Guide to the Master of the Piano'

Enthusiastically Recommended - Howard Smith reads an 'owner's manual' of Sibelius orchestral works

Extremely Detailed - Daniel Felsenfeld's 'Tchaikovsky - A Listener's Guide', reviewed by Anna L Franco

Beautifully Arranged - 'Antal Doráti and the joy of making music' by Richard Chlupaty, reviewed by Anna L Franco

Ask Alice - John Attanas' recent book about Yo-Yo Ma, reviewed by Classical Music Agony Aunt Alice McVeigh

No Stone Left Unturned - A book about the business of conducting, explored by Paul Sarcich

A Real Treasure House - Dialogues with and about John Cage, reviewed by Patric Standford

An Admirable Book - Alan Riding and Leslie Dunton-Downer's companion to opera, reviewed by Robert Hugill

Deadly Wit - Michael Levin's 'Settling the Score', reviewed by Kelly Ferjutz

A Comprehensive Overview - David Hurwitz on Dvorák, recommended by Ron Bierman

Imbued with Quality - David L Nelson on Vienna, recommended by Howard Smith

Life-affirming - Steven Schick's 'The Percussionist's Art', reviewed by Paul Sarcich

Strong Narrative Flow - A new book about Monteverdi's musical dramas, reviewed by Robert Hugill

A Personal Stake - '150 Years of Opera in Chicago', reviewed by Malcolm Tattersall

Apropos 'le deluge' - A book about Shostakovich, reviewed by George Balcombe

Just Too Funny - A backstage view of the orchestra, enjoyed by Kelly Ferjutz

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