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Mon 26 Mar, 2018:
Tippett: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2

Bright-eyed, delectably sprung and commendably lithe readings of these two marvellous works (the first instalment in a welcome new Tippett symphony...

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Mon 26 Mar, 2018:
Tippett: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2

Bright-eyed, delectably sprung and commendably lithe readings of these two marvellous works (the first instalment in a welcome new Tippett symphony...

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Wed 10 May, 2017:
Elgar: The Spirit of England, Op 80; A Voice in the wilderness (Une voix dans le désert), Op 77; Grania and Diarmid, Op 42; Bax: In Memoriam

The Spirit of England dates from World War One. It’s of deeply-felt and rousing sentiments, stylistically retrospective in the first piece (‘The...

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Wed 04 Jan, 2017:
Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op 36; In the South (Alassio), Op 50; Carillon, Op 75; Une voix dans le désert, Op 77; Le drapeau belge, Op 79; Pleading, Op 48

In the South swaggers in as it should, but Vivace here isn’t as thrusting as might have been expected. Restraint hints at thoughtfulness; and Martyn...

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Fri 11 Mar, 2016:
Chagrin: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2

These are world premiere recordings, and bracing ones. Francis Chagrin (1905-1972) was a Romanian who reached the UK when he was in his early 30s....

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Wed 17 Feb, 2016:
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos – No 2 in G minor, Op 22; No 5 in F major, Op 103 (Egyptian)

Of Camille Saint-Saëns’s five piano concertos, the G minor Second is the one most favoured. Its three movements cover majesty, wit and exuberance:...

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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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Thu 20 Aug, 2015:
Albéniz: Piano Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 78 (Concierto fantástico); Rapsodia española, Op 80; Granados: Concerto in C minor (Patético)

Albéniz’s only completed full-length piano concerto, orchestrated in part by his friend the zarzuela composer Tomás Bretón, and his one-movement...

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Wed 19 Mar, 2014:
Zemlinsky: Symphony in D minor (1892-93); Symphony in B flat major (1897)

Both of these hugely likeable scores by Alexander Zemlinsky (1871-1942) date from his years at the Vienna Conservatory. Indeed, the D minor Symphony...

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