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Mon 17 Apr, 2017:
Mahler: Symphony No 3 in D minor

The opening horn unison arrests and promises much, Mahler’s Third delivered with the long view typical of Bernard Haitink. He doesn’t...

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Thu 13 Apr, 2017:
Scriabin: The Ten Piano Sonatas; Fantasy in B minor, Op 28

Quite a journey from Moscow-born Alexander Scriabin’s First Piano Sonata to the Tenth, composed between 1892 and 1913; he himself is dated...

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Tue 11 Apr, 2017:
Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie, Op 64; Tod und Verklärung, Op 24

If I may express a purely personal preference, these are consistently my two favourite Strauss pieces. Alpine Symphony, first on the disc and afforded...

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Wed 22 Mar, 2017:
Shostakovich: Piano Concertos – No 1 in C minor, Op 35; No 2 in F major, Op 102; String Quartet No 8 in C minor, Op 110 (arr Giltburg for piano)

Although one may raise an eyebrow that it has been done at all, Boris Giltburg’s transcription of Shostakovich’s desolate and searing Eighth...

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Mon 06 Mar, 2017:
Nielsen: The Organ Works

This stimulating survey of Carl Nielsen’s organ music, consists of the late-written 29 Little Preludes (1929) – interspersed in four groups –...

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Tue 21 Feb, 2017:
Englund: Violin Concerto; Klami: Violin Concerto

Both violin concertos play for 28 minutes, and – following fellow-Finn Sibelius’s example – they are real discoveries. That by Einar Englund...

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Tue 14 Feb, 2017:
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 5; Tallis Fantasia; The Running Set (all arranged for two pianos)

How well do the long lines of the contemplative Fifth Symphony and the ecstatic string-orchestra Tallis Fantasia stand up to two-piano arrangement,...

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Tue 07 Feb, 2017:
Tishchenko: Symphony No 8; Concerto for violin, piano and string orchestra; Three Songs to Poems of Marina Tsvetayeva

The opening of the Concerto (2006) finds the violin appealingly expressive, whereas the piano knocks on the door in a fateful manner; the spectre of...

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Mon 30 Jan, 2017:
Brahms: Symphony No 3 in F major, Op 90; Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98

Recorded a few months before the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg was opened to the public this January, these Brahms readings suggest the venue as warm and...

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Tue 29 Nov, 2016:
Bartók: Sonata for solo violin; Kurtág: Signs, Games & Messages

György Kurtág (who turned 90 this year) has a knack of compelling the listener even with a rudimentary and repeated phrase and equally of creating...

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Wed 09 Nov, 2016:
David Matthews: Piano Quintet, Op 92; Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 57

The concise four-movement Piano Quintet (1995) by David Matthews includes a Tango and a Chaconne. It’s a most inviting work that opens in lyrical...

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Tue 18 Oct, 2016:
Wine Dark Sea – Dan Welcher: Spumante; Donald Grantham: J'ai été au bal; Frank Ticheli: Concerto for Clarinet; John Mackey: Wine Dark Sea (Symphony for Band)

Seventy minutes of wind-band music includes the album’s title piece, Wine-Dark Sea (the hyphen appears only within the booklet) by John Mackey, a...

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Tue 23 Aug, 2016:
Decades: A Century of Song, Volume 1 (1810-1820)

The key issue here is one of national balance. German repertoire from Schubert, Beethoven and Weber greatly dominates this opening volume of Malcolm...

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Thu 04 Aug, 2016:
Mahler: Symphony No 1 in D major; Blumine

The opening of this Mahler 1 fades in without ambience, with a suspicion of over-processing, and the distant trumpets come across as artificial. Given...

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