Just four items this time, and there will probably be less next week. As Summer wraps up, I’m hoping to get more reading time. So here are the newcomers, with – as always – the covers first and the descriptions below.
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Italian Violin Sonatas – Performer: Fabio Biondi, Orchestra/Ensemble: Europa Galante [July 2003, Virgin Classics Veritas Catalog #: 45588, new – 1 disc, stereo, 1 Hours 10 Mins. – this CD is reissued by ArkivMusic and includes liner notes.] – classical music, Baroque period, violin – Composers: Francesco Geminiani, Francesco Maria Veracini, Pietro Antonio Locatelli, Giuseppe Tartini, Michele Mascitti – this Baroque violin program will be of interest to anyone with an interest in music of this genre and period. In addition to the rarely-heard Locatelli sonata, Biondi and Galante offer very welcome CD premieres by equally renowned contemporaries Geminiani, Veracini, Tartini, and to a lesser extent (though no less accomplished), Mascitti – I’ve listened to it 20 or so times so far and it’s very nice indeed.
The January Dancer by Michael Flynn [Tor 2008 hardcover, new] – science fiction novel – The first of two books set in a interstellar universe, this one about an alien artifact much desired by a great many people.
Up Jim River by Michael Flynn [Tor 2010 hardcover, new] – science fiction novel – The second book set Flynn’s universe, again with a group of people seeking a valuable object and answers to some very important questions.
Winter Song by Colin Harvey [Angry Robot, September 2010 mass market paperback, new] – science fiction novel – I read a pre-publication review of this hard SF novel coming from newish Brit SF publisher Angry Robot and decided it was one to order. Harvey’s next book, Damage Time, is an SF-Mystery. I have it on pre-order.