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Category Results for: "Orchestral"

 

Mon 09 Sep, 2019:
Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies

Those dominant sevenths in the three opening bars of the Adagio molto introduction to No 1 emerge with a whiplash decisiveness that puts paid to...

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Fri 16 Aug, 2019:
Suk: Asrael, Op 27; Pohádka (Fairy Tale), Op 16

Here is the third and final recording of Suk's masterly Asrael under the baton of the late-lamented Jiří Bĕlohlávek (his second with the Czech...

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Thu 08 Aug, 2019:
Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite

Is there a more intelligent, musically open-minded violinist at work today than Nicola Benedetti? This latest offering – a concerto and solo suite...

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Mon 29 Jul, 2019:
Rota: The Fellini Album

Deliciously heady and intoxicating, this delectably played compendium of Nino Rota’s scores for Federico Fellini’s era-defining films should...

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Thu 25 Jul, 2019:
Bartók: The Wooden Prince; The Miraculous Mandarin (Suite)

Finely honed orchestral playing and superbly realistic sonics grace this undeniably superior Bartók offering from Helsinki. Composed between 1914 and...

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Mon 08 Jul, 2019:
Mahler: Titan

A Mahler premiere on disc – the second, five-movement, version of what became the First Symphony – is something not to ignore, especially in such...

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Thu 27 Jun, 2019:
Dove: Run to the Edge; The Ringing Isle; Hojoki (An Account of my Hut); Airport Scenes; Gaia Theory

The meat on the bone in this collection of Jonathan Dove’s orchestral music is the dramatic cantata for countertenor, Hojoki (An Account of my Hut)....

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Mon 24 Jun, 2019:
Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op 30; Ein Heldenleben, Op 40

Music-making of beguiling sheen and giddy coordination can be found on this blockbuster of a Strauss coupling from Oslo. And if Vasily Petrenko's...

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Fri 07 Jun, 2019:
Brian: Symphonies Nos 7 and 16; The Tinker's Wedding: Overture

Alexander Walker’s survey of Havergal Brian’s symphonies with the New Russia State Symphony Orchestra is shaping up to be an invaluable series....

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Tue 04 Jun, 2019:
Berlioz: Harold in Italy; Les Nuits d’Été

“All in all, Harold is a disappointing work in so far as the stern philosophy of its opening is not maintained” (J H Elliot in The Master...

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Mon 20 May, 2019:
Haydn: Die sieben letzten Worte (The Seven Last Words) – Orchestral Version

Daring to dig deep, daring to be emotional, daring to throw caution to the winds. They were the objectives of six string quartets formed from students...

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Thu 04 Apr, 2019:
Celebrating John Williams

Harking back to Hollywood’s Golden Age, John Williams single-handedly returned the symphony orchestra to the cinema screen in the late 1970s. Since...

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Mon 01 Apr, 2019:
David Fennessy: Panopticon; Piano Trio (Music for the pauses in a conversation between John Cage and Morton Feldman); 13 Factories; Hirta Rounds

There’s so much to admire, be intrigued, excited, engaged and pleased by in this fascinating collection of pieces by the Irish composer David...

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