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Mon 04 Dec, 2017:
Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia antartica; Concerto for two pianos and orchestra; Four Last Songs

The Chandos survey of Vaughan Williams’ symphonies begun in the late 1990s by the late Richard Hickox reaches its conclusion with a fine account of...

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Thu 16 Feb, 2017:
Sibelius: In the Stream of Life – Orchestral Songs (orch Rautavaara); Pohjola's Daughter, Op 49; Romance in C major, Op 42; The Oceanides, Op 73

This disc presents the premiere recording of In the Stream of Life, a collection of Sibelius songs orchestrated by Einojuhani Rautavaara in 2013-14....

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Mon 25 Apr, 2016:
Janáček: Glagolitic Mass; Adagio; Hail Mary; Our Father

This is the second recording with Nordic origins of Janáček’s rambunctious Glagolitic Mass to be released by Chandos, the first being Sir Charles...

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Thu 06 Aug, 2015:
Prokofiev: Symphony No 5 in B flat major, Op 100; Scythian Suite, Op 20

A Prokofiev Fifth that for all its strengths seems to have a few problems getting off the ground. It’s not just a matter of tempo – Paavo Järvi's...

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Tue 23 Jun, 2015:
Janáček: Taras Bulba; Violin Concerto; The Ballad of Blaník; The Fiddler's Child; Jealousy; The Danube

Creative programming was required for Chandos to stretch their “Janáček Orchestral Works” to two volumes. The highlights of this second are...

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Thu 26 Feb, 2015:
Elgar: Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf, Op 30; The Banner of King George, Op 33

Hugely popular in Elgar’s lifetime but eclipsed by later successes, the secular cantatas Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf (1896) and The Banner of...

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Wed 31 Dec, 2014:
Janáček: Sinfonietta; Capriccio; Suite from 'The Cunning Little Vixen'

Edward Gardner’s collaboration with the Chandos label continues apace, now with the Bergen Philharmonic rather than the BBC Symphony and CBSO of...

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Wed 24 Dec, 2014:
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op 71 (Complete Ballet)

At not far short of 85 minutes, this has to be one of the most generous CDs on the current market. But does that generosity come at a price? Listening...

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Mon 12 May, 2014:
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47; Karelia Suite, Op 11; Valse triste, Op 44 No 1; Finlandia, Op 26; The Swan of Tuonela, Op 22 No 2; Valse lyrique, Op 96 No 1; Andante festivo

Here's a lovely disc of Sibelius. The chief work is the Violin Concerto, offered with great beauty of tone and romantic warmth by Jennifer Pike. While...

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Wed 26 Mar, 2014:
Delius in Norway: Norwegian Bridal Procession; Paa Vidderne; Two Songs from the Norwegian; Sleigh Ride; Folkeraadet; On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring; Eventyr

Although only one of the significant influences on his music, it is touching to be reminded of Delius's lifelong passion for Norway and its high...

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Thu 20 Jun, 2013:
Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphonie

Messiaen's Turangalîla, a symphony in ten movements for large orchestra with overflowing percussion, with a central concerto-like role for solo...

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