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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 26 Apr, 2017:
Franck: Violin Sonata in A major; Fauré: Romance in B flat major, Op 28; Szymanowski: Violin Sonata in D minor, Op 9; Romance in D major, Op 23; Notturno e Tarantella, Op 28

César Franck's adorable Violin Sonata comes up as fresh as new paint in this urgently expressive and memorably flexible performance by Tasmin Little...

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Wed 05 Apr, 2017:
Elgar: Symphony No 1 in A flat major, Op 55; Introduction and Allegro, Op 47

Edward Gardner presides over a dashingly articulate, enviably integrated and deeply-felt account of Elgar's mighty A flat major symphony featuring the...

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Thu 30 Mar, 2017:
Holst: The Planets, Op 32; Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op 30

Strange how a simple instruction 'Sehr breit' (very broad) with a metronome marking of crotchet=69 should draw from Serge Koussevitzky – the...

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Wed 07 Dec, 2016:
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 (New Concert Edition by Sir Andrew Davis)

HIP-sters be warned: here’s a Messiah to divide opinion. Andrew Davis’s 'new concert edition' springs out of the speakers with all the glossy pomp...

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Thu 24 Nov, 2016:
Prokofiev: Piano Concertos – No 1 in D flat major Op 10; No 3 in C major, Op 26; No 4 in B flat major, Op 55

Under Hannu Lintu’s direction the Third Concerto’s Andante opening, with its intertwining clarinets and answering strings, is as balmy as anyone...

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Thu 27 Oct, 2016:
Diepenbrock: Elektra (Symphonic Suite); De Vogels – Overture; Marsyas (Concert Suite)

Self-taught Dutch composer Alphons Diepenbrock (1862-1921) was respected by Mahler, Strauss and Schoenberg during his lifetime, though his music still...

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Tue 04 Oct, 2016:
Copland: Symphony for Organ and Orchestra; Orchestral Variations; Short Symphony; Symphonic Ode

This darkly ravishing second volume in John Wilson’s welcome Copland survey for Chandos delves into the nooks and crannies of his orchestral work to...

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Fri 03 Jun, 2016:
Overtures from the British Isles, Volume 2 – Music by Walton, Leigh, Bowen, Smyth, Ansell, Mackenzie, Coates, Parry, Quilter and Foulds

Rumon Gamba sees to it that Walton's Portsmouth Point (1924-25) kicks off this collection of British overtures in swaggering fashion, and it's...

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Thu 26 May, 2016:
Ibert: Escales; Sarabande pour Dulcinée; Ouverture de fête; Féerique; Divertissement; Hommage à Mozart; Suite symphonique 'Paris'; Bacchanale

Aided by Chandos sound of almost startling immediacy and sumptuous realism, Neeme Järvi and his stylish Geneva orchestra give meticulously prepared...

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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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Fri 19 Feb, 2016:
Schmidt: Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln

Franz Schmidt and his oratorio Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln, setting a text from the Book of Revelation, have long been overshadowed by associations...

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Thu 18 Feb, 2016:
Ginastera: Estancia, Op 8; Ollantay, Op 17; Pampeana No 3, Op 24

The main offering on this first volume from Chandos of orchestral music by that doyen of Argentine composers, Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983), comprises...

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Fri 12 Feb, 2016:
Ives: A Symphony: New England Holidays; Central Park in the Dark; Orchestral Set No 1: Three Places in New England; The Unanswered Question

This second volume in Andrew Davis’s Ives survey on Chandos confirms the promise of the first (a coupling of the First and Second Symphonies,...

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