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Mon 03 Oct, 2016:
Rubbra: Tenebrae Nocturns, Op 72; Missa cantuariensis, Op 59; Five Motets, Op 37; Three Motets, Op 76

Best known for his towering cycle of 11 symphonies, Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986) also left us a substantial body of sublime choral music, some of the...

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Thu 29 Sep, 2016:
d'Indy: Symphony No 2 in B flat major, Op 57; Souvenirs, Op 62; Istar, Op 42, Fervaal, Op 40 (Prelude to Act 1)

A pupil of César Franck, Vincent d'Indy (1851-1931) completed the second of his three symphonies in 1903. Bearing a dedication to Paul Dukas, it's a...

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Mon 12 Sep, 2016:
Stojowski: Violin Concerto in G minor, Op 22; Romanze in E flat major, Op 20; Wieniawski: Fantaisie brillante sur des motifs de l'opéra Faust de Gounod, Op 20

Polish composers Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880) and Zygmunt Stojowski (1869-1946) make a good pairing. Stojowski’s Violin Concerto and Romanze, both...

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Wed 07 Sep, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 2 in G major, Op 44; Khachaturian: Piano Concerto

Unlike its forerunner, Tchaikovsky’s Second Piano Concerto has languished unloved and suffered unkind cuts – most prominently to the concertante...

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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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Thu 07 Jul, 2016:
Rachmaninov: Etudes-tableaux, Op 39; Moments musicaux, Op 16

Rachmaninov’s two sets of Études-tableaux contain some of his greatest and most vivid writing for solo piano. The nine pieces that make up the opus...

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Fri 29 Apr, 2016:
Haydn: Six String Quartets, Op 50 (Prussian)

Haydn’s six ‘Prussian’ string quartets have not always received the attention accorded the composer’s other quartets. Listening to The London...

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Thu 14 Apr, 2016:
Tippett: The Complete String Quartets

Composed over nearly six decades – the first in 1935, the last in 1992 – Michael Tippett’s five string quartets are some of the most remarkable...

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Wed 02 Mar, 2016:
Mahler: Symphony No 1 in D major; Blumine

Hannu Lintu’s Mahler 1 faces a crowded field, with another imminently expected from Yannick Nézet-Séguin in Munich on BR Klassik. The situation is...

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Thu 21 Jan, 2016:
Wagner: Das Rheingold

Here's a Das Rheingold that punches well above its weight and price bracket. Tempo-wise, Jaap van Zweden, like Karajan and unlike Gergiev (reviewed 27...

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Wed 23 Sep, 2015:
Poledouris: Conan the Barbarian (transcribed for organ by Philipp Pelster)

This has got to be one of the oddest recordings in the Naxos catalogue: a transcription for solo organ of Basil Poledouris’s mighty score for the...

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Thu 09 Jul, 2015:
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien, Op 45; Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture; Francesca da Rimini, Op 32; 1812 Overture, Op 49

The brass commands sonorous attention to introduce the colourful musical postcard that is Capriccio Italien, given full character and impetuous dash...

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Thu 23 Apr, 2015:
Zemlinsky: Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid); Sinfonietta, Op 23 (arr for chamber orchestra by Roland Freisitzer)

It was Riccardo Chailly who first alerted us to the entrancing sweep, heady opulence and melodic genius of Alexander Zemlinsky's three-movement...

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Mon 06 Apr, 2015:
Bizet: Roma – Symphony; Jeux d'enfants, Op 22 (Petite suite & Les quatre coins); Patrie – Overture, Op 19; Overture in A; Marche funèbre in B minor

Do you remember The Toreador's Song or the sultry Habañera, both from the opera Carmen? Well, you're in for a treat with this disc: more...

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