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Wed 12 Nov, 2014:
Bax: Phantasy for Viola and Orchestra; Overture, Elegy and Rondo; Four Orchestral Pieces

Here’s a disc of all but forgotten music lent persuasive advocacy by that redoubtable champion of British music, Andrew Davis, in his first foray...

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Mon 18 Aug, 2014:
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op 35; Balakirev: Islamey (orch Lyapunov); Ippolitov-Ivanov: Two Caucasian Sketches; Erkin: Köçekçe – Dance Rhapsody for Orchestra

If you think you know Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, then it is worth hearing this latest recording by Sascha Goetzel and the Borusan Istanbul...

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Mon 31 Mar, 2014:
Raff: Symphony No 5 in E major, Op 177 (Lenore); Overtures – Dame Kobold, Op 154; König Alfred; Die Eifersuchtigen; Dornröschen (Prelude); Abends, Op 163b

Enthusiasts of visual art respond to a vast spectrum of paintings. Works by so-called minor artists fetch decent sums in the auction rooms; that...

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Mon 27 Jan, 2014:
Bloch: Schelomo; Voice in the Wilderness; Caplet: Épiphanie; Ravel: Kaddish

In the accompanying booklet cellist Raphael Wallfisch significantly recalls his boyhood infatuation with Emanuel Feuermann's legendary and utterly...

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Mon 20 Jan, 2014:
Bohemian Rhapsody – Dvořák: Piano Trio No 4 in E minor; Op 90 (Dumky); Smetana: Piano Trio in G minor, Op 15; Freddie Mercury: Bohemian Rhapsody (arr Nicholas Buc)

The Benaud Trio and Melba Recordings are clearly a match made in heaven. Or, more accurately, in Melbourne Australia, where both are based. Vividly...

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Mon 28 Oct, 2013:
Atterberg: Symphonies – No 4 in G minor, Op 14 (Sinfonia piccola); No 6 in C major, Op 31 (Dollar Symphony); En värmlandsrapsodi, Op 36, Suite No 3, Op 19 No 1

If what you crave is essentially untroubled tunefulness, attractively presented and without too much anxiety, then Kurt Atterberg's definitely your...

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Wed 04 Sep, 2013:
The Definitive Eric Coates – Coates conducts Coates: All of his commercial recordings 1923-1957

The idea that quality in good music invariably carries a ‘serious’ tag finds a powerful antidote in the work of Eric Coates (1886-1957). A skilled...

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Fri 14 Jun, 2013:
Bloch: Schelomo; From Jewish Life; Voice in the Wilderness; Bruch: Kol Nidrei

Born in Geneva to a protestant family, Ernest Bloch (1880-1959) composed a whole series of epic works based on Jewish subjects, of which Schelomo...

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Wed 12 Jun, 2013:
Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos 1-4; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Valentina Lisitsa is a phenomenon. Her well presented and brilliantly marketed YouTube channel has had over 50 million views to date and she has...

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