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Everyone loves classical music; they just haven't heard the right recordings yet.

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Tue 28 Jun, 2016:
Schubert: Symphony No 9 in C major, D940

I can never understand why conductors who are bold enough to take the long first movement exposition repeat in Schubert 9 fail to observe the parallel...

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Mon 27 Jun, 2016:
Live from Buenos Aires – Schumann: 6 Studies in Canon Form, Op 56; Debussy: En blanc et noir; Bartók: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim’s return to their native Buenos Aires in July 2015, from which this recording is taken, was much-hyped, and the...

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Fri 24 Jun, 2016:
Nielsen: The Complete Symphonies

As a belated reminder of last year’s sesquicentennial anniversary of Nielsen’s birth, this complete symphony survey also serves as a reminder of...

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Thu 23 Jun, 2016:
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 61; Schumann: Phantasie for violin and orchestra in C major, Op 131; Mozart / Françaix: Nonetto

The young Swiss violinist Sebastian Bohren gives a distinctive reading of the Beethoven Violin Concerto. He is expressive, but not overly opulent,...

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Wed 22 Jun, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Symphonies – No 1 in G minor, Op 7 (Winter Dreams); No 2 in C minor, Op 17 (Little Russian); No 5 in E minor, Op 64

There are details to relish here, mostly with respect to the way the (excellent) orchestra is balanced: in the Fifth Symphony, for example, the trio...

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