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Aspects of Nature: English and Scottish Recorder Music

Aspects of Nature: English and Scottish Recorder Music

Aspects of Nature: English and Scottish Recorder MusicJohn Turner (recorder), Peter Lawson (piano), Eleanor Maynell (soprano), Tom Dunn (viola)

HTGCD 201 – 5060332661701

World premiere recordings abound in this collection of works for recorder by English and Scottish composers. They are performed by Britain’s foremost exponent of the instrument, John Turner. John has done much to enhance the profile of recorder playing and recorder repertoire over recent years and this Heritage release continues the process with music from the British Isles. The CD is supported by the William Alwyn Trust.

Track Listing


Gordon Crosse: Watermusic

William Alwyn: Seascapes

Robert Crawford: Variations on a Ground, Three Two-Part Inventions *

Robin Orr: Three Pastorals *

Robin Orr: Rondeau des Oiseaux *

David Dorward: Whigmaleerie and The Long, the Short and the Tall *

Arnold Cooke: Three Flower Songs *

Robin Holloway: A Wayside Daisy *

John McLeod: Rainbow *

Benjamin Britten: I wonder as I Wander

Flute Serenade

Flute Serenade

Flute SerenadeJames Galway, The London Virtuosi

HTGCD 296 – 5060332661398

Flute Serenade features music by Telemann, Bach and Beethoven – and a rare opportunity to hear virtuoso flautist, James Galway, performing chamber music of the Baroque and Classical eras. This release provides a fascinating overview of repertoire which was instrumental in the development of the concert flute and the performances are invigorating. Accompaniment is provided by the London Virtuosi – a classy band of musicians including John Georgiadis (violin) Anthony Camden (oboe) and David Lumsden (harpsichord).

Track Listing

Bach: Flute Sonata in E Major, BWV 1035
Telemann: Trio Sonata for Flute, Oboe and Continuo in E Minor
Telemann: Paris Quartet No. 2, TWV 43:D1
Beethoven: Serenade in D Major, Op. 25
Total time: 60.10


Thomas Pitfield: Chamber Music

Thomas Pitfield: Chamber MusicDennis Simons (violin)
Keith Swallow (piano)
Tracey Chadwell (soprano)
John McCabe (piano)
John Turner (recorder)
Richard Simpson (oboe)

HTGCD210 – 5060332661510

Tommy Pitfield was a twentieth century Renaissance man. He was a composer, artist, poet, writer, teacher, ornithologist, and probably much else which his modesty shielded from public notice. But it is his music he served most devotedly. In 1947 he became a teacher of composition at the Royal Manchester College of Music, holding the post through the time of the merger into the Royal Northern College of Music and retiring a year later. He had many distinguished pupils, of whom John McCabe was but one. In his own music he shows ingenuity, imagination, inventiveness, wit and versatility. This recording includes a representative selection of works from over 50 years of composition and appears with kind permission of the principal of the Royal Northern College of Music.

The majority of works here are world premiere recordings given by artists who have a close affinity with Manchester and the music of Pitfield and as such will be highly sought after by aficionados of twentieth century British music.

‘I should imagine that the composer was thrilled with his performer friends. It’s difficult to imagine more sensitive renditions of these pieces…This is English music at its most modest, subtle and sensitive, easily underrated and overlooked. For anyone with an exploratory outlook it’s well worth investigating.’
– Gary Higginson, Musicweb International, April 2016

‘The performers, including John McCabe and Tracey Chadwell (both “late”, alas), as well as the ever-present John Turner, give an inspiring account of all these pieces…… This is an important re-release of music by Thomas Pitfield… I believe that this disc serves as a great introduction to the composer’s chamber works and songs.’
– John France, MusicWeb International, April 2016

Track Listing

Violin Sonata No. 1 in A; Dennis Simons and Keith Swallow 

Three Miniatures (for soprano and violin); Tracey Chadwell and Dennis Simons 

Eight Songs (for soprano and piano); Tracey Chadwell and Keith Swallow 

Rondo all Tarantella (for recorder and piano); John Turner and John McCabe 

Prelude, Minuet and Reel (for piano); John McCabe 

Three Nautical Sketches (for recorder and piano); John Turner and John McCabe 

Novelette in F (for piano) & Studies on an English Dance Tune (for piano); John McCabe 

Polka (for oboe and piano) & Oboe Sonata in A MinorRichard Simpson and Janet Simpson

Total time:    69’43’’

Telemann Oboe Sonatas

Sarah Francis and The London Harpsichord EnsembleTelemann Oboe Sonatas

HTGCD281 – 5060332661084

Sarah Francis performs Telemann’s complete oboe sonatas with the London Harpsichord Ensemble. These interpretations are perhaps the finest on modern instruments and have received the highest accolades from national and international press alike. The booklet includes an informative essay by Telemann expert, Nicholas Anderson.

‘Francis’ profound musicianship, her wondrous tone colour’
– International Record Review

The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs, 4* Recording

Track Listing

Sonata in B Flat for Oboe and Continuo, ‘Essercizii musici’ TWV 41: B6

Sonata in G Minor for Oboe and Continuo, Tafelmusik III/5 TWV 41: g6

Sonata in E Minor for Oboe and Continuo, ‘Essercizii musici’ TWV 44: e6

Sonata in A Minor for Oboe and Continuo, ‘Der getreue Music-Meister’ TWV 41:a3

Sonata in G Minor for oboe and Continuo (bassoon), ‘Dresden’ TWV 41:g10

Trio Sonata in E Flat for Oboe, Obligato Harpsichord* and Continuo, ‘Essercizii musici’


Total time: 60.52

Sarah Francis – Oboe, Jane Dodd – Harpsichord, Margaret Powell – Cello, Robert Jordan – Bassoon, Howard Beach – Harpsichord Continuo*

Complete Oboe Concertos and Sonatas

Sarah Francis and The London Harpsichord EnsembleComplete Oboe Concertos and Sonatas

HTGCD278 – 5060332661053

Sarah Francis performs Handel’s complete oboe concertos and sonatas with the London Harpsichord Ensemble. These interpretations are perhaps the finest on modern instruments and have received the highest accolades from national and international press alike. The booklet includes an informative essay by Handel expert, Anthony Hicks. Formerly on the Unicorn and Regis labels, the recordings are offered at budget price.

‘Miss Francis’s playing is memorable both for her appealing timbre and her sensitive, lyrical phrasing, where she varies her vibrato with the utmost subtlety. A collection which easily leads the field.’
– The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs, 4* Recording
Track Listing

Concerto No. 1 in B flat major (HWV 301)

Sonata in F major (HWV 363a)

Sonata in G minor (Op. 1/6; HWV 364a)

Concerto No. 2 in B flat major (HWV 302a)

Sonata in G minor (HWV 404)

Sonata in B flat Major (HWV 357)

Sonata in C minor (Op.1/8, HWV 366)

Concerto No. 3 in G minor (HWV 287)


Total time: 62.25

Albinoni: Complete Concertos for Solo Oboe

Sarah Francis and The London Harpsichord EnsembleAlbinoni: Complete Concertos for Solo Oboe

HTGCD274 – 5060332660797

These highly acclaimed recordings of the complete solo oboe concertos of Albinoni originally appeared on the Unicorn and Regis labels and are widely regarded as the best performances of the composer’s Opp. 7 & 9 to be performed on modern instruments. An illuminating essay is included in the CD booklet by 18th century expert, Michael Talbot.

‘Rhythmically secure and with a pleasing awareness of dance measures, this playing gave me uninterrupted pleasure from start to finish.’
– Gramophone

‘Sarah Francis is an immensely stylish and gifted soloist. She is accompanied with warmth and grace, and the recording is first class, transparent yet full and naturally balanced.’
– Penguin Guide to Compact Discs 4* Key Recording

‘I find it nearly impossible to believe that the Albinoni concertos could be given more musical readings than these.’
– American Record Guide

Track Listing

Op. 7, No. 6 in D

  1. Allegro   2.59
  2. Adagio   2.16
  3. Allegro   2.20

Op. 7, No. 3 in B flat

  1. Allegro   3.07
  2. Adagio   2.38
  3. Allegro   2.15

Op. 9, No. 5 in C

  1. Allegro   3.53
  2. Adagio   2.02
  3. Allegro   3.18

Op. 9, No. 8 in G minor

  1. Allegro   4.06
  2. Adagio   2.10
  3. Allegro   3.59

Op. 7, No. 12 in C

  1. Allegro   3.17
  2. Adagio   1.56
  3. Allegro   2.14

Op. 7, No. 9 in F

  1. Allegro   2.43
  2. Adagio   0.58
  3. Allegro   2.35

Op. 9, No. 2 in D minor

  1. Allegro e non presto   4.12
  2. Adagio   5.04
  3. Allegro   3.00

Op. 9, No. 11 in B flat

  1. Allegro   4.23
  2. Adagio   3.16
  3. Allegro   3.23

Total time: 73.30
Sarah Francis oboe
London Harpsichord Ensemble
Violins: Peter Stevens (leader), Penelope Howard, Peter Pople, Christine Read, Bridget Wallace, Madeleine Whitelaw
Violas: Marjorie Lempfert, Elizabeth Watson
Cello: Bernard Richards
Bass: Keith Hertley
Harpsichord: Christopher Kite


Producer: Martin Crompton; Engineer: Anthony Howell
Recorded in St. Giles, Cripplegate in December 1988

English Music for Oboe

Sarah FrancisEnglish Music for Oboe

HTGCD275 – 5060332660964

Heritage is proud to announce the release of Sarah Francis’ latest solo recording – English music for oboe which has a personal association. At the heart of this release is the Howells Oboe Sonata. Although written for Leon Goossens, Sarah was the first oboist to perform and record the work. It appears here under licence from Hyperion. This is coupled with works for differing forces which were written for Sarah by leading 20th century English composers: Gordon Crosse, Stephen Dodgson, Peter Dickinson and Gordon Jacob. Three world premiere recordings are included.

‘I couldn’t be more enthusiastic about the playing. Sarah Francis and her colleagues are just magnificent. A must buy oboe collection’
– John Whitmore, Music-Web International, November 2015

‘The present collection takes a well-earned place among the long list of Sarah Francis’s previous recordings.’
– Piers Burton-Page, International Record Review, March 2015

‘This disc offers a splendid celebration of the artistry of the oboist Sarah Francis.’
‘Sarah Francis shows her love for each work in the warmth of her playing, understandingly accompanied by her various colleagues.’

– Edward Greenfield, Gramophone February, 2015

‘The mellifluosness and sheer musicality of Francis’s playing make this sequence of five works, all but one written for her, a particular pleasure.’
– Paul Driver, The Sunday Times, 16th November 2014

Track Listing

Track 1
Gordon CrosseVariations for Oboe and Cello ‘Little Epiphany’

Rohan de Saram (cello)



Tracks 2-4
Stephen DodgsonQuartet for Oboe and String Trio

Tagore String Trio



Tracks 5-8
Peter Dickinson: Four Duos for Oboe and Cello

Rohan de Saram (cello)



Tracks 9-15
Gordon Jacob: Seven Bagatelles for Solo Oboe


Track 16
Herbert Howells: Oboe Sonata

Peter Dickinson (piano)


Total time:   68’22’’


Tracks 1-15 recorded in 2014, track 16 in 1999

Clarinet Classics

Benny GoodmanBenny Goodman – Clarinet Classics

HTGCD268 – 5060332660568

As a jazz clarinettist Benny Goodman had no peer. But his enthusiasm and virtuosity led him to interpret the most important works of the classical clarinet canon and to commission new works. This CD release gathers together some of his most notable achievements in the genre of classical music.

77 minutes

Track Listing

Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings K. 581

  1. Allegro  5.55
  2. Larghetto 5.31
  3. Menuetto 6.17
  4. Allegretto con variazioni 1-4; Adagio; Allegro 8.42
    with the Budapest String Quartet – Joseph Roisman and Alexander Schneider (vlns), Boris Kroyt (vla), Mischa Schneider (vcl)

    (Rec. 25/4/38, New York, Victor 1885/7 and 14921 in set M 452; mats BS 022904-2, 022905-2, 022902-2, 022903-1, 022906-1, 022907-1, CS 022908-2, 022909-1)
    Bartok: Contrasts for violin, clarinet and piano

  6. Verbunkos (Recruiting Dance) 5.22
  7. Piheno (Relaxation) 4.28
  8. Sebes (Fast Dance) 6.49
    with Bela Bartok (piano) and Joseph Szigeti (vln)

    (Rec. 13/5/40, Los Angeles, Col. 70362/3-D in set X 178; mats WXCO 26819-A, 26820-A, 26821-A, 26822-C)

  10. Debussy: First Rhapsody 7.17
    with The Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York and Sir John Barbirolli

    (Rec. 16/12/40, New York, Col. 11517-D, mats. XCO 29461/2, both Take 1)
    Brahms: Sonata No. 2 in E Flat for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 120 No. 2

  12. Allegro amabile 7.29
  13. Allegro appassionato 5.21
  14. Andante con moto (Theme and Variations)  6.24
    with Nadia Reisenberg (piano)

    (Rec. 26/12/45, New York, Col. 71813/5-D in set M 629; mats XCO 35536-1, 35537-1, 35538-2, 35539-2, 35540-1, 35541-1)

  16. Beethoven (arr. Bellison): Variations on a theme from Mozart’s Don Giovanni3.09
    with Nadia Reisenberg (piano)

    (from NBC Radio Broadcast, 2/9/46, New York)

  18. Weber: Rondo from Grand Duo Concertante in E Flat, Op. 48 (3rd Movt.) 3.39
    with Nadia Reisenberg (piano)

    (from NBC Radio Broadcast,15/7/46, New York)
    Total playing time:  77.15
    Transfers by David Lennick. Noise reduction by Graham Newton. Original 78s from the collections of David Lennick, David Burnham and Arthur Zimmerman.


The Art of Lionel Tertis

The Art of Lionel TertisHTGCD261 – 5060332660506

Lionel Tertis performed for his instrument the service that Casals did for his: that of raising it from the obscurity of orchestral rank-and-file to respected solo status. The present re-issue offers four of his most important recording including the Bax Sonata, written for Tertis, accompanied by the composer.

68 minutes

‘Tertis’s portamentos all feel right, the richness of his tone is extraordinary, and Cohen’s accompaniment is passionate and eloquent … Such is the quality of this performance [Delius’s Violin Sonata No. 2] that I would struggle to think of a recording of the original version that is more persuasive.’
– Nigel Simeone, International Record Review, December 2014
Track Listing
  1. Bach: Chaconne (from Partita in D minor for solo Violin, BWV1004, transcribed for the viola by Tertis) 14.31


    (Recorded in London, 25 November 1924; AX-755/8, L-1644/5)


    Brahms: Sonata in F minor for Viola and Piano, Op. 120 No. 1


  3. Allegro appassionato – Sostenuto ed espressivo. 7.38
  4. Andante un poco adagio. 5.17
  5. Allegretto grazioso. 4.22
  6. Vivace.4.57
    with Harriet Cohen, piano


    (Recorded in London, 17 February 1933; CAX-6704/9, LX-225/7)


    Delius: Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano (transcribed for the viola by Tertis)


  8. Con moto – Lento – Molto vivace.  11.35
    with George Reeves, piano


    (Recorded in London, 7 October 1929; WAX-5193/5, L-2342/3)


    Bax: Sonata for Viola and Piano


  10. Molto moderato – Allegro.  7.51
  11. Allegro energico, ma non troppo presto.  5.45
  12. Molto lento  6.35
    with Arnold Bax, piano

    (Recorded In London, 27 May 1929; WAX-4949/54, unpublished in 78 rpm form, first published on LP, Pearl GEMM-201)


Total time: 68’29’’


Records from the collections of Lillian Tertis, R.L. Edwards and Harry Danks. Transcriptions effected by Charles Levin.

The Emanuel Feuermann Edition

The Emanuel Feuermann EditionHTGCD401 – 5060332660438

The first Heritage release to re-issue material from the Pearl catalogue. This 4 CD set brings together the complete English Columbia recordings and rare, early German Parlophone recordings of Emanuel Feuermann. Feuermann is the cellist’s cellist par excellence, and many would claim him as the greatest of the century. He did not however, in his lifetime, make the headway he deserved, partly because he died at such an early age and partly because he was forever overshadowed by the colossal figure of Pablo Caslas. This edition includes extensive biographical and discographical notes – an illuminating package which provides an invaluable overview of one of the most talented string players ever to have graced the stage.

‘This is an essential CD for all admirers of Dickinson’s eclectic style of composition in particular, and for approachable, sometimes challenging, but always enjoyable ‘modern’ music, in general.’
– John France, MusicWeb International, April 2016

‘Highly recommended.’
– R. James Tobin, Classical Net, April 2016

‘All of Feuermann’s recordings are remarkable… indispensable’
– American Record Guide

Track Listing

The English Columbia Recordings Volume 1
Haydn Concerto in D Major (Cadenzas by Klengel)

  1. Allegro moderato 13.49
  2. Adagio 5.20
  3. Allegro 5.04
  4. Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Malcolm Orchestra (conductor)
    (Recorded 16/11/35. Mats CAX 7676-83; LX 8227-30)

  5. Beethoven Variations on a theme from Mozart’s ‘Die Zauberflote’, G. 158 8.25
  6. Theo van der Pas (piano)
    (Recorded 7/34. Mats CAX 7216/7; LX 331)
    Schubert Sonata in A Minor, D. 821 ‘Arpeggione’

  7. Allegro moderato 7.09
  8. Adagio – Allegretto 11.14
  9. Gerald Moore (piano)
    (Recorded 29/6/37. Mats CAX 8009-13; LX 8382-4)

  10. Chopin Nocturne in E Flat, Op. 9 No. 2 4.17
  11. with piano accompaniment
    (Recorded 1937. Mats 55142; LX 8382)

  12. Chopin Valse in A Minor, Op. 34 No. 2 3.26
  13. Theo van der Pas (piano)
    (Recorded 1934. Mats CA 14597; LB 18)

  14. Sgambati: Serenata Napoletanata 3.13
  15. Theo van der Pas (piano)
    (Recorded 1934. Mats CA 14598; LB 18)

  16. Gluck Melodie from ‘Orphee’ 3.07
  17. Theo van der Pas (piano)
    (Recorded 1934. Mats CAX 7218; LX 8172)
    Total time: 65.04

The English Columbia Recordings Volume 2
Brahms Sonata No.1 in E minor, Op. 38

  1. Allegro ma non troppo 9.02
  2. Allegretto quasi Menuetto – Trio 4.29
  3. Allegro 5.53
  4. Theo van der Pas (piano)
    (Recorded 7/34. Mats CAX 7211-15; LX 8172-74)
    Beethoven Serenade in D Major, Op. 8 for Violin, Viola and Cello

  5. Marcia (Allegro) – Adagio – Menuetto – Trio and Coda – Adagio – Scherzo – Adagio – Allegretto alla Polacca – Theme: Variations 1,2,3,4 – Allegro – Andante quasi Allegretto – Marcia (Allegro) 24.43
  6. Szymon Goldberg (violin), Paul Hindemith (viola)
    (Recorded 1934. Mats CAX 7067-72; LX 354-6)
    Reger Suite for Unaccompanied Cello in G Major, Op. 131c/1

  7. Praeludium (Vivace) 4.04
  8. Adagio 7.26
  9. Fuge (Allegro) 3.24
  10. (Recorded 2/39. Mats CAX 8439-2; LX 817/8)

  11. Mendelssohn Spring Song, Op. 62 No. 6 2.22
  12. Wolfgang Rebner (piano)
    (Recorded 4/36. Mats M 201722; Japanese Col. S 63)

  13. Schumann Traumerei (Kinderszenen Op. 15, No. 7) 2.59
  14. Michael Taube (piano)
    (Recorded 1930. Mats M 55143; DX 855)

  15. Bach/Gounod Ave Maria 3.30
  16. Michael Taube (piano)
    (Recorded 1930. Mats M 55144; DX 855)

  17. Drigo Serenade (Les Millions d’Arlequin) 3.13
  18. Gerald Moore (piano)
    (Recorded 2/8/39. Mats CA 17338; DB 1866)

  19. Cui Orientale (Kaleidoscope, Op. 50 No. 9) 2.43
  20. Gerald Moore (piano)
    (Recorded 2/8/39. Mats CA 17338; DB 1860)

  21. Rimsky-Korsakov Hindu Song (Sadko) 2.56
  22. Gerald Moore (piano)
    (Recorded 2/8/39. Mats CA 17339; DB 1866)
    Total time: 76.46

CD 3
The English Columbia Recordings Volume 3

  1. Hindemith Sonata for Unaccompanied Cello, Op. 25 No. 3 8.13
  2. (Recorded 1/34. Mats CAX 7076/7; USA Col. 69001-D)

  3. Hindemith Scherzo for Viola and Cello 3.20
  4. Paul Hindemith (viola)
    (Recorded 1/34. Mats CA 14295; DB 1789)
    Hindemith Second String Trio (1933)

  5. Massig, Schnell 7.41
  6. Lebhaft 6.30
  7. Langsam 8.29
  8. Szymon Goldberg (violin), Paul Hindemith (viola)
    (Recorded 1/34. Mats CAX 7061-6; LX 31133)
    Beethoven Sonata in A Major, Op. 69

  9. Allegro man non tanto 9.10
  10. Scherzo (Allegro molto) 3.15
  11. Adagio cantabile – Allegro vivace 7.02
  12. Myra Hess (piano)
    (Recorded 6/37. Mats CAX 8004-8; USA Col. 69081-3-D)

  13. Weber Andantino (Konzertstuck, Op. 79) 4.23
  14. Gerald Moore (piano)
    (Recorded 12/36. Mats CAX 7905; LX 8336)

  15. Albeniz Tango, Op. 165 No. 2 2.15
  16. Gerald Moore (piano)
    (Recorded 2/8/39. Mats CA 17340; DB 1860)

  17. Saint-Saens Le Cygne (Le Carnival des Animaux, No. 13) 2.17
  18. Michael Taube (piano)
    Gerald Moore (piano)
    (Recorded c. 1930. Mats 2-20756; Japan Col. W 243)
    Total time: 62.37

There is a pitch fluctuation on the original recording at the beginning of Track 10 which has unfortunately been impossible to rectify.
CD 4
The Young Feuermann: rare, early German Parlophone recordings
Dvorak Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104

  1. Allegro 11.58
  2. Adagio ma non troppo 10.22
  3. Allegro moderato 10.29
  4. Berlin State Opera Orchestra, Michael Taube (conductor)
    (Recorded 5/28 {Movements 1&2}, 10/29 {Movement 3}. Mats W2-207/48-53/LS-221582-4; Parl. E 10856-60)

  5. Bruch Kol Nidrei, Op. 47  8.26
  6. Berlin State Opera Orchestra, Frieder Weissmann (conductor)
    (Recorded 1930. Mats. 2-21649/50; Fr. Parl. 59.101)
    Haydn Cello Concerto in D Major, Op. 101

  7. Adagio 3.27
  8. Rondo 3.21
  9. Berlin State Opera Orchestra, Frieder Weissmann (conductor)
    (Recorded 21/12/21. Mats. unknown; Parl. P 1298)

  10. Popper Serenade, op. 54 No. 2 3.31
  11. Michael Taube (piano)
    (Recorded 4/27. Mats. W2-20215; Ger. Parl. 9123)

  12. Saint-Saens Allegro appassionato, Op. 43 3.15
  13. Michael Taube (piano)
    (Recorded 4/27. Mats. W2-20218; Parl. E. 10594)

  14. Sarasate Zigeunerweisen Part I, Op. 20 No. 1 3.43
  15. Michael Taube (piano)
    (Recorded 4/27. Mats. W2-20217; Ger. Parl. P 9110)

  16. Granados Danse Espagnole, Op. 37 No. 5 3.34
  17. Michael Taube (piano)
    (Recorded 10/29. Mats. W2-20757; Parl. E 10838)

  18. Giordani Caro mio ben 3.25
  19. Michael Taube (piano)
    (Recorded 10/29. Mats. W2-20754; Ger. Parl. P 9270)

  20. Valensin Minuet 2.49
  21. Michael Taube (piano)
    (Recorded 4/27. Mats. W2-20220; Parl. E 10860)

  22. Popper Hungarian Rhapsody, Op. 68
  23. with orchestra, Michael Taube (conductor)
    (Recorded c. 1924. Mats. Bn 2-8761/2; Parl. E 10505)
    Total time: 76.49