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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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Tue 24 Feb, 2015:
Howells: Stabat Mater; Te Deum; Sine nomine

Completed in 1965, Herbert Howells's Stabat Mater is a large-scale utterance of enormous strength of feeling, piercing beauty and radiant polyphonic...

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Wed 26 Nov, 2014:
The Merton Organ – Music by Bach, Dupré, Duruflé, Franck, Stanley, Messiaen, Mendelssohn, Langlais and Vierne

Merton College's new Dobson organ, apparently only the third new instrument to come to the UK from America since the 1940s, has a well-designed...

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Wed 24 Sep, 2014:
Ross Harris: Cello Concerto; Symphony No 4 (To the Memory of Mahinārangi Tocker)

Ross Harris, born in 1945, hails from New Zealand. His music has already been recorded by Naxos. This latest issue couples pieces both from 2011. The...

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Thu 21 Aug, 2014:
Meyerbeer: Ballet Music from the Operas – Les Huguenots, Robert le Diable, L'Étoile du Nord, Le Prophète and L'Africaine

The spectacular, 19th-century grand operas of Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) may have fallen out of favour in the 20th century but his ballet music –...

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