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Tue 03 Oct, 2017:
Bruckner: Symphony No 9 in D minor

Bit of a non-starter this one. Riccardo Muti goes for grandeur, opting for slow, fluid tempos throughout. But the results are leaden, with the music...

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Thu 06 Jul, 2017:
Schmidt: Symphony No 2 in E flat major; Strauss: Symphonic Interlude from Intermezzo ('Träumerei am Kamin')

Set down at the start of July 2015 in the Grosser Saal of Vienna's Musikverein just a few days before a memorable London performance at the Proms,...

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Thu 20 Oct, 2016:
Shostakovich: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti, Op 145a; Schoenberg: Kol Nidrei, Op 39

The first time I heard the orchestral version of Shostakovich’s Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti was on a 1970s BBC Radio 3 broadcast by...

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Thu 13 Oct, 2016:
Copland: Appalachian Spring (Complete Ballet); Hear ye! Hear ye!

Composed for the American dancer and choreographer Ruth Page (1899-1991), Copland's 1934 ballet Hear ye! Hear ye! is set in a Chicago courtroom, its...

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Fri 16 Oct, 2015:
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op 14; Lélio, ou Le Retour à la vie

Versions of Berlioz’s Lélio – a sequel to the Symphonie fantastique with plentiful unaccompanied spoken dialogue (around 20 minutes’ worth in...

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Wed 22 Apr, 2015:
Chausson: Concert for violin, piano and string quartet, Op 21; Interlude (from Poème de l'Amour et de la Mer); Franck: Sonata in A major for violin and piano

After the 1892 premiere of his Concert for violin, piano and string quartet Ernest Chausson was overjoyed by the music’s success, as well he might...

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Thu 05 Dec, 2013:
Verdi: Otello

Yet another offering for Verdi’s commemorative year brings us a superbly played but mostly only serviceably sung version of what many consider his...

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Tue 02 Jul, 2013:
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade; Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale

In the early years of stereo, the Chicago Symphony under the great Hungarian maestro Fritz Reiner (1891-1963) set down a whole series of legendary...

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