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Thu 05 Nov, 2015:
Moszkowski: Piano Concerto in E major, Op 59; Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16

This is, I think, a rather special disc. Completed in 1898, the Piano Concerto in E major by Moritz Moszkowski (1854-1925) is cast in four movements,...

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Mon 24 Aug, 2015:
Time Present and Time Past – Works by Alessandro Scarlatti, Górecki, CPE Bach, Geminiani, Reich & JS Bach

The almost ubiquitous Mahan Esfahani has now popped up on Deutsche Grammophon’s Archiv label with what threatens to be a curate’s egg of a recital...

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Wed 10 Jun, 2015:
Grieg: 27 Lyric Pieces

Stephen Hough has come up with yet another winner of a disc, a generous selection from Grieg's ten volumes of Lyric Pieces that irresistibly calls to...

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Tue 02 Jun, 2015:
Dvořák: Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 3 (The Bells of Zlonice); Rhapsody, Op 14

Dvořák’s The Bells of Zlonice, pealed out by the horns at the symphony’s opening, is an impressively expansive and ambitious piece, with a nice...

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Tue 21 Apr, 2015:
Wagenaar: Sinfonietta; Frühlingsgewalt; Elverhöi; Amphitrion; Le Cid

If the music of Dutchman Johan Wagenaar (1862-1941) doesn’t get much of a look in these days, it deserves better. This second CPO volume of his...

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Fri 13 Mar, 2015:
Messiaen: La Nativité du Seigneur (1935) (The Birth of the Saviour)

This work can be a hard nut to crack. Some slow sections make for tedious listening, while the banal conclusion of 'Les Bergers' simply does not bear...

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Mon 08 Sep, 2014:
Enescu: Symphony No 5 in D major; Isis

Enescu’s many talents as a violinist, conductor, pianist and pedagogue often led to his compositions suffering with many works left incomplete. The...

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Thu 17 Jul, 2014:
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op 45 (A German Requiem)

The German Requiem was the work that Valery Gergiev chose to sign off his 13-year tenure as chief conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic in 2008. (A...

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Fri 16 May, 2014:
Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Op 46; Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35

Recorded with immediacy and bloom, and good balance when the soloist enters, Ning Feng impresses with his considered account of Tchaikovsky’s...

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Wed 05 Mar, 2014:
Bartók: Piano Concerto No 2; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 3 in C major, Op 26

Enthusiasts of the slowly-declining Romantic style in the early twentieth century should find much to love in the best-known of Prokofiev's five piano...

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Mon 03 Feb, 2014:
Brahms: Serenade No 1 in D major, Op 11; Beethoven: Romances – No 1 in G major, Op 40; No 2 in F major, Op 50

Where to go after the Brahms symphonies? Backwards, to the much earlier serenades, Brahms having been born with an old head on young shoulders, as the...

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Tue 03 Dec, 2013:
Brahms: Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98

Stanisław Skrowaczewski turned 90 on 3 October, 2013. He remains industrious as both a conductor and a composer. This Brahms 4 – recorded in March...

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Fri 06 Sep, 2013:
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op 45

Marin Alsop's new account of Brahms's Ein deutsches Requiem follows her successful symphony cycle for Naxos. As in those recordings, Alsop brings real...

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