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Thu 01 Jun, 2017:
Korngold: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35; Adams: Violin Concerto

Listening to Ilya Gringolts and the Copenhagen Phil tackle the spiralling first movement of Adams’s D major Concerto reminds me more than ever of...

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Thu 16 Mar, 2017:
Adam Schoenberg: American Symphony; Finding Rothko; Picture Studies

“My music comes straight from the heart – striving to be beautiful and inspiring, and simultaneously challenging and rewarding.” The well-chosen...

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Mon 20 Feb, 2017:
Mahler: Symphony No 7

Here's the genuinely promising first instalment in a new Mahler symphony cycle under the cogent and unexaggerated baton of Ádám Fischer (elder...

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Wed 15 Feb, 2017:
Leighton: Complete Organ Works

Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988) wrote with consummate skill for the organ. His thrillingly communicative 1970 Concerto for the instrument with string...

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Mon 09 Jan, 2017:
Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor; Saint-Saëns: Piano Trio No 2 in E minor, Op 92

Saint-Saëns began work on his Second Piano Trio in Algeria during the spring of 1892, completing it in Geneva that same summer. Still something of a...

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Mon 07 Nov, 2016:
Anna Netrebko: Verismo – Arias by Cilea, Giordano, Puccini, Leoncavallo, Catalani, Boito and Ponchielli

In my review of 12 September 2013, I urged caution when approaching Anna Netrebko’s selection of Verdi arias, suggesting that the darkening of her...

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Mon 17 Oct, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor Op 50; Rachmaninov: Trios élégiaques – No 1 in G minor (1892); No 2 in D minor, Op 9

The Tchaikovsky Piano Trio receives a bold and forthright reading here from Trio Soloisti. Gestures and phrases are emphatic and clearly defined....

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Mon 10 Oct, 2016:
Puts: Symphony No 2; River's Rush; Flute Concerto

In its unabashed emotion, high drama and cinematic sweep, the music of Kevin Puts (b.1972) is recognisably American. Certainly it owes a debt to the...

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Wed 10 Feb, 2016:
Handel: Duetti e Terzetti italiani

Handel’s youthful sojourn in Italy was famously both a formative and fecund one. Among other gems from this period are a group of chamber duets and...

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Tue 17 Nov, 2015:
Verdi: Aida

It hasn’t been many years since the death knell was loudly sounded for precisely this kind of high profile, top rank, studio-recorded, sung- and...

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Tue 18 Aug, 2015:
Sempre libera – Opera Arias by Donizetti, Gounod, Bellini, Bizet, Delibes, Puccini, Meyerbeer, Offenbach, Messager and Verdi

This SACD is a joy for the beauty and versatility of Miah Persson’s voice and for its variety of arias. After the jocularity of the opening aria...

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Tue 11 Aug, 2015:
Adams: Absolute Jest; Grand Pianola Music

The evolution of Absolute Jest included a rewriting of the opening section, and I am frustrated at not having heard the original; a reasonable...

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Fri 03 Jul, 2015:
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No 3 in C minor, Op 78 (Organ); Symphony in A major (1850); Le rouet d'Omphale, Op 31

Saint-Saëns’s so-called Organ Symphony is always welcome – the composer designated it “avec orgue”: after all, the instrument is but part of...

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Mon 25 May, 2015:
Great Comedy Overtures – Works by Hérold, Nicolai, Wolf-Ferrari, Thomas, Rezniček, Flotow, Auber, Lortzing, Cimarosa, Adam and Cornelius

Eleven works, a playing-time of 80 minutes ... but what exactly is a Comedy Overture? Zampa by Hérold kicks things off, lovely winsome tunes,...

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