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Wed 19 Nov, 2014:
Bach: The Six Cello Suites

There is much to like in these ripe, relishable period-instrument performances of music too often tainted by lachrymose dourness. Instead, Hoog...

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Thu 16 Oct, 2014:
Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphonie

Given its world premiere in Boston in 1949, conducted by Leonard Bernstein (a rehearsal survives), Messiaen’s ten-movement Turangalîla-Symphonie,...

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Thu 22 May, 2014:
Aho: Minea; Concerto for double bass and orchestra; Symphony No 15

Expect the unexpected from the Finn, Kalevi Aho, born in 1949, a hunter-gatherer among composers. This 78-minute collection includes Minea (2008), in...

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Thu 08 May, 2014:
Schubert: Symphonies – No 3 in D major, D200; No 4 in C minor, D417 (Tragic); No 5 in B flat major, D485

After its slow introduction, the first movement of No 3 takes off like a greyhound. The playing is crisp, the rhythms punchy. An Allegretto of...

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Mon 13 Jan, 2014:
O Riada Re-imagined – Seán Ó Riada: Mass (arr. Yanov-Yanovsky)

Seán Ó Riada was the most influential figure in the renaissance of Irish traditional music in the second half of the last century. Just as he found...

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Mon 25 Nov, 2013:
Szymanowski: Symphony No 3, Op 27 (Song of the Night); Symphony No 4 (Sinfonia concertante), Op 60; Stabat Mater, Op 53

Those who invested in the first disc of Valery Gergiev's Szymanowski symphonies might well need little persuading, but he has never struck me as a...

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Thu 07 Nov, 2013:
Schubert: Symphony No 3 in D major, D200; Symphony No 4 in C minor, D417 (Tragic)

We’ve had Schubert symphonies on period instruments before, but they seem not to have to been as popular a pursuit as Beethoven, or even Brahms....

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