Classical KUSC 2010 Guide to Gift Recordings

The Record Shelf Guide to Gift Recordings - 2010 Edition


Each year on The Record Shelf, Jim Svejda presents his annual Guide to Gift Recordings, a public service for the befuddled holiday shopper.  Below is the complete list of Jim's picks for 2010.

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker.  Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, Antal Dorati. 
Philips 442 562.  (2CDs) (M).
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Handel: Messiah.  Soloists, London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis. 
Philips 438 356 (2CDs) (M).

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Chanukah in Story and Song.  Leonard Nimoy, narrator; Western Wind Vocal Ensemble. 
Western Wind 9.

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The Cherry Tree.  Anonymous 4. 
Harmonia Mundi 807 453.

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Boughton: Bethlehem.  Soloists, The Holst Singers, City of London Sinfonia, Alan Melville. 
Hyperion 66690.

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“Vivaldi: The French Connection.”  La Serenissima. 
Avie 2178.

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Handel: Concerti Grossi, Op. 6.  The Avison Ensemble. 
Linn 362. (3 CDs).

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Byrd: Infelix Ego.  The Cardinall’s Musick, Andrew Carwood. 
Hyperion 67779.

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Mussorgsky/Everybody: Pictures at an Exhibition.  Nashville Symphony, Leonard Slatkin. 
Naxos 8.570716.

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Dvorak: Violin Concerto; Legends.  Richard Tognetti, vl.; Nordic Chamber Orchestra, Christian Lindberg. 
Bis 1708.

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Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos.  Stephen Hough, pf.; Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska. 
Hyperion 67711. (2 CDs).

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Beethoven: Piano Concertos.  Paul Lewis, pf.; BBC Symphony, Jiri Belohlavek. 
Harmonia Mundi 902053.55.  (3 CDs)
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Beethoven: The Late Quartets.  Tokyo String Quartet. 
Harmonia Mundi 807481.83. (3 CDs).

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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas.  Friedrich Gulda, pf. 
Orfeo 808 109. (9 CDs).

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Bowen: Piano Sonatas.  Danny Driver, pf. 
Hyperion 67751. (2 CDs).

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Bach: Trio Sonatas.  Benjamin Alard, org. 
Alpha 152.

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Stravinsky: Complete Music for Violin and Piano.  Anthony Marwood, vl.; Thomas Ades, pf. 
Hyperion 67723. (2 CDs).

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Corigliano: Circus Maximus.  University of Texas Wind Ensemble, Jerry Junkin. 
Naxos 8.559601.

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Heggie: Songs.  Various performers, Jake Heggie, pf. 
Avie 2198.

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Elgar: The Crown of India.  Soloists, Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus, BBC Philharmonic, Sir Andrew Davis. 
Chandos 10570. (2 CDs) (M).

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Verdi: Requiem.  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Santa Cecilia Academy, Antonio Pappano. 
EMI 98936. (2 CDs).

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Wagner: Gotterdammerung.  Soloists, Halle Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder. 
Halle 7525.  (5 CDs).

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Sullivan: Ivanhoe.  Soloists, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, David Lloyd-Jones. 
Chandos 10578.

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“Giulini in America.”  Los Angeles Philharmonic, Carlo Maria Giulini. 
DG 477 8840.  (6 CDs) (M).

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