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Tue 22 Dec, 2015:
Wainwright: Prima Donna

Inspired by Maria Callas, commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera (but withdrawn by the composer after objections to it being sung in his preferred...

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Thu 27 Aug, 2015:
Jongen: Violin Concerto in B minor, Op 17; Adagio symphonique in B major, Op 20; Fantasia in E major, Op 12; Lazzari: Rapsodie in E minor

All the works on this disc are amiable pieces, finely crafted, and the performances are first-rate. Joseph Jongen (1873-1953), a Belgian, is best...

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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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Thu 26 Mar, 2015:
Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op 20; Ein Heldenleben, Op 40

An authoritative Don Juan to open, not the most dashing portrayal of the lothario but immediate testimony to the excellence and responsiveness of the...

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Tue 10 Mar, 2015:
Comédie et Tragédie, Volume 1 – Lully: Suite from 'Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme'; Rebel: Les Éléments; Marais: Suite from 'Alcyone'

The Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra, Tempesta di Mare, are in the midst of a fruitful relationship with Chandos: having previously recorded albums of...

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Mon 09 Feb, 2015:
Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op 40; Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)

The opening of Ein Heldenleben is a little spongy, the first section less than fearlessly daring if blossoming detail, Daniel Barenboim (as recently...

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Thu 05 Feb, 2015:
Dorothea Röschmann: Portraits – Lieder by Schubert, Schumann, Richard Strauss and Wolf

Much touted as Dorothea Röschmann’s solo debut on disc (overlooking her 2000 collection of Handel’s German arias with the Akademie für Alte...

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Tue 30 Dec, 2014:
Busoni: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35a; Beethoven (arr Busoni): 'Benedictus' from Missa solemnis, Op 123; Richard Strauss: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 8

Although it went down a storm at its October 1897 world premiere in Berlin, Ferruccio Busoni's compact and personable Violin Concerto (which shares a...

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Wed 17 Dec, 2014:
Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op 30; Aus Italien, Op 16

Richard Strauss's youthful, endearingly garrulous symphonic fantasy Aus Italien needs persuasive handling if it not to overstay its welcome – which...

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Tue 02 Dec, 2014:
Bartók: Kossuth; Two Portraits, Op 5; Suite No 1, Op 3

This must be one of the recordings of the year. In the early symphonic poem Kossuth (which I have never heard better performed) we find the young...

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Mon 01 Dec, 2014:
Dances – Piano Works by Bach, Chopin, Scriabin, Granados, Schulz-Evler, Albéniz & Gould

This highly engaging recital takes you on a whirlwind tour of dance-inspired music from Bach to Morton Gould via Chopin, Scriabin, Granados, Albéniz...

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Mon 06 Oct, 2014:
Dohnányi: Symphony No 2 in E major, Op 40; Two Songs, Op 22

Ernö Dohnányi (1877-1960) – composer, conductor, pianist, and grandfather to conductor Christoph – wrote his ambitious if unwieldy Second...

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Tue 30 Sep, 2014:
Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op 40; Don Juan, Op 20

Rarely has the pertinent and majestic Zarathustra reference at the end of Ein Heldenleben made as telling an effect as it does here on this 1986 Prom...

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