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Category Results for: "Orchestral"

 

Thu 09 Feb, 2017:
Beethoven: Symphonies – No 1 in C major, Op 21; No 4 in B flat major, Op 60

Published five years after Haydn’s last symphony in 1795, Beethoven’s First portends a new era for the form. Kurt Masur’s response to the change...

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Wed 08 Feb, 2017:
Ruders: Symphony No 5

This release is the 10th in Bridge Classics’ ongoing series devoted to Poul Ruders, a valuable project showcasing a distinctive and adventurous...

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Tue 07 Feb, 2017:
Tishchenko: Symphony No 8; Concerto for violin, piano and string orchestra; Three Songs to Poems of Marina Tsvetayeva

The opening of the Concerto (2006) finds the violin appealingly expressive, whereas the piano knocks on the door in a fateful manner; the spectre of...

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Fri 03 Feb, 2017:
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 33; Cello Sonatas – No 2 in F major, Op 123; No 3 in D major, Op posth

Hearing this admirable CD made me wish that rather than being a single disc it had been a double-pack featuring both cello concertos and all three...

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Wed 01 Feb, 2017:
Chopin: Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor, Op 11; The Four Ballades

Still in his early 20s, Seoul-born Seong-Jin Cho was winner of the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition. Mark DeVoto was justly enthusiastic...

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Tue 31 Jan, 2017:
Bernstein: Symphony No 1 (Jeremiah); Symphony No 2 (The Age of Anxiety)

After the controlled combustibility of their 2015 recording of the Kaddish Symphony, Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony turn to Leonard...

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Mon 30 Jan, 2017:
Brahms: Symphony No 3 in F major, Op 90; Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98

Recorded a few months before the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg was opened to the public this January, these Brahms readings suggest the venue as warm and...

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Mon 23 Jan, 2017:
Schreker: Orchestral music from the operas

Born in Monaco and educated in Vienna, Franz Schreker (1878-1934) was a major player in the opera houses of Europe, before persecution by the Nazis...

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Thu 19 Jan, 2017:
Mozart: Piano Concertos – No 17 in G major, K453; No 25 in C major, K503

This fifth and (sadly) final instalment in Mitsuko Uchida's Mozart piano concerto series with the Clevelanders more than matches the elevated...

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Thu 12 Jan, 2017:
Debussy: Images; Jeux; La plus que lente

Back in the early 1970s, Michael Tilson Thomas set down an uncommonly perceptive set of Debussy's Images at the helm of the Boston Symphony for...

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Wed 11 Jan, 2017:
Sibelius: Symphonies – No 3 in C major, Op 52; No 6 in D minor, Op 104; No 7 in C major, Op 105

Osmo Vänskä completes his second survey of Sibelius's numbered symphonies for BIS (a new Kullervo is also in the offing, I gather) with this...

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Tue 10 Jan, 2017:
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35; Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47

The catalogue isn’t short of recordings of the Tchaikovsky and Sibelius violin concertos, but these gripping performances can take their place...

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Thu 05 Jan, 2017:
Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie, Op 64

Here is the fourth volume in Sebastian Weigle's series of orchestral music by Richard Strauss. Drawing alert and polished playing from his Frankfurt...

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Wed 04 Jan, 2017:
Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op 36; In the South (Alassio), Op 50; Carillon, Op 75; Une voix dans le désert, Op 77; Le drapeau belge, Op 79; Pleading, Op 48

In the South swaggers in as it should, but Vivace here isn’t as thrusting as might have been expected. Restraint hints at thoughtfulness; and Martyn...

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