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CD Cover Petr Eben - Sunday Music Classification: CD of the Month Label: Arta CD Number:F10233 Price:£12.54

Comment:These organ works by Petr Eben (1929-2007) date between 1957 and 2002. For organist Jaroslav Tuma they have a special sound that he's matched to instruments in the Czech Republic and Germany.

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CD Cover Skyva - Mirror (Zrkadlo) Classification: Star Tracks Label: Hev-Het Tune CD Number:EH0057-2-331 Price:£10.54

Comment:Skyva is a Polish singer/songwriter. She believes that words and music need to exist in balance, using her music to tell lyrical and personal stories. Skyva is accompanied by drums, guitar, keyboards, saxophone, cello and a string quartet.

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CD Cover Gabriel Dupont Complete Symphonic Works Classification: New Label: Fuga Libera CD Number:FUG 751 Price:£14.95

Comment:During his brief life Gabriel Dupont (1878 - 1914) composed in various forms. This Fuga Libera disc houses his complete symphonic music, it establishes Dupont as the French Richard Strauss. Recorded in wonderful Hi-Fi sound!

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CD Cover Gabriel Dupont Complete Piano Music Classification: New Label: MSR Classics CD Number:MS 1699 Price:£14.99

Comment:Gabriel Dupont (1878-1914) was afflicted by an illness that killed him, at the age of 36, on the day World War 1 commenced. His opera La Glu had people talking of the next Carmen. On these two discs are his complete piano works to be discovered.

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CD Cover Le Guerre des Te Deum Classification: New Label: Chateau de Versailles CD Number:CVS007 Price:£14.99

Comment:Espirit Joseph Antoine Blanchard (1696-1770) and Francois Colin De Blamont (1690-1760) have the unique distinction of composing their Te Deum's for the same occasion in 1745, only Blanchard's was not down for performance! Hear them together on this disc.

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CD Cover Missa Tu Es Petrus Classification: New Label: MSR Classics CD Number:MS1698 Price:£12.54

Comment:Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina (c.1525-1594) composed some of the greatest religious choral music of all time. His unique sound-world is recreated on this disc by the New York based Choir of St. Luke in the Fields. English texts are included.

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CD Cover Bohuslav Martinu Songs Classification: Supraphon New Label: Supraphon CD Number:SU 4235-2 Price:£13.36

Comment:Most of the songs in this selection would be composed by the young Martinu. Their Folk texts came from published collections - Martinu was not a field collector like Bartok. Supraphon provide detailed progrmme notes and their texts in English.

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CD Cover Viktor Kalabis The Complete Piano Works Classification: Supraphon New Label: Supraphon CD Number:SU 4259-2 Price:£19.99

Comment:Here on two discs are the complete piano writings of Viktor Kalabis (1923 - 2006). The dates of compositon indicate that piano music flows through his composing life. That life is very much a part of post-war Czech history, reflected in these works.

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CD Cover Folk Dances from Bulgaria Classification: New Label: Gega New CD Number:GD 400 Price:£12.54

Comment:There are 17 wild Bulgarian Folk dances on this disc. They are from all regions of the country and played by numerous ensembles many with Folk instruments. Their titles say all, so how could anyone resist - Whisk Your Pigskin Sandal?

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CD Cover HARTYGA - Amyrsanaa Classification: World Music Label: Hevhetia CD Number:HV 0177-2-331 Price:£10.54

Comment:Hartyga are a Russian World / Rock Music band. Nachyn Choreve fronts with his very distinctive throat singing, backed by heavy percussion and guitars. Folksy song texts in English are included, but it's the beats that count and these are great!

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