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Mon 28 Nov, 2016:
Mozart: Don Giovanni, K 527

These CDs are beautifully presented in a hard-cover book, which includes the libretto and a discussion with conductor Teodor Currentzis. Although I...

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Thu 13 Oct, 2016:
Copland: Appalachian Spring (Complete Ballet); Hear ye! Hear ye!

Composed for the American dancer and choreographer Ruth Page (1899-1991), Copland's 1934 ballet Hear ye! Hear ye! is set in a Chicago courtroom, its...

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Wed 12 Oct, 2016:
Gounod: Cinq-Mars

Set in France in the time of Louis XIII and the formidable Cardinal Richelieu, the Marquis of Cinq-Mars is requested to lead those plotting against...

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Wed 14 Sep, 2016:
Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane, Op 43 (Suites Nos 1 & 2); Poulenc: Les Biches (Suite); Debussy: Six épigraphes antiques (orch Ansermet)

Here's the fourth instalment in this highly desirable series from Pentatone featuring the Suisse Romande Orchestra in dance repertoire under its...

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Wed 31 Aug, 2016:
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite; Apollon musagète; Concerto in D for string orchestra

This new disc of three neoclassical masterpieces includes some of the finest small-orchestra sound I’ve heard on disc in several years –...

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Thu 25 Aug, 2016:
Prokofiev: Symphony No 6 in E flat minor, Op 111; Waltz Suite, Op 110

We have reached the penultimate instalment in Marin Alsop's Prokofiev symphony cycle for Naxos. Drawing some notably spruce playing from her eager...

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Mon 22 Aug, 2016:
Stravinsky: Petrushka; Debussy: La boîte à joujoux

The beauty of Ludovic Morlot’s Petrushka (1947 version) is its rhythmic precision, though by saying that I don’t mean to infer the common vice of...

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Thu 02 Jun, 2016:
Burgess: Mr W.S. – Ballet Suite for Orchestra; Marche pour une révolution 1789-1989; Mr Burgess's Almanack

What to make of author Anthony Burgess’s music – he who wrote A Clockwork Orange, which Kubrick filmed? Well, it’s rather good: horses will not...

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Tue 03 May, 2016:
Weiner: Csongor and Tünde, Op 10; Ballad, Op 28

The music of Leó Weiner (1885-1960), an eminent and long-serving teacher at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, should delight listeners who treasure...

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Thu 21 Apr, 2016:
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (Complete Ballet); Valses nobles et sentimentales

I have been impressed with the two previous volumes of Stéphane Denève’s Ravel. This latest is mostly as good. I'd have preferred the Valses...

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Mon 21 Mar, 2016:
Ravel: L'Heure espagnole; Don Quichotte à Dulcinée

Ravel’s first opera, from 1907-09, is a superb stage farce, and if you can’t find a good video (such as Glyndebourne’s), I think this is the...

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Tue 01 Mar, 2016:
Beethoven: String Quartet No 15 in A minor, Op 132; String Quintet in C major, Op 29

Volume 5 in the Cremona Quartet’s Beethoven traversal continues with the blend of early and late works that has marked the series so far. It’s the...

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Thu 18 Feb, 2016:
Ginastera: Estancia, Op 8; Ollantay, Op 17; Pampeana No 3, Op 24

The main offering on this first volume from Chandos of orchestral music by that doyen of Argentine composers, Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983), comprises...

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