Next dubious “Musically Speaking” release. I took the performers from the disc (found on amazon). The combination is a bit weired. A combination of Brussels and Cleveland personnel.
Now I found:
This Naxos release on discogs. Same pieces in the same order, same performers BRT Philharmonic Orchestra / Alexander Rahbari, but different performers for solo flute (Jeffrey Khaner vs. Jan Van Reeth) / women’s choir (Cleveland Orchestra chorus vs. BRT Choir ) and chorus master (Robert Page vs. Vic Nees). So performers look more consistent, all seem reasonably Brussels related.
So far this looks quite Scholz’ish.
Then I came across of
This London Records release. The medium looks completely the same as the “Musically speaking” one: Same pieces in the same order, very close timings. This time complete Cleveland personell.
London Records is considered a “serious” label, right? Might it be the case that the London Records recordings were just “borrowed” by Naxos, replacing the Cleveland personnel by Brussels one to obscure it a bit? And then this “Musically Speaking” release somehow managed to make a mixture of the original and the fake personnel?
Should the recordings be merged? Should the “Musically Speaking” release go to the same release group as the “London Records” one?