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Fri 16 Aug, 2019:
Suk: Asrael, Op 27; Pohádka (Fairy Tale), Op 16

Here is the third and final recording of Suk's masterly Asrael under the baton of the late-lamented Jiří Bĕlohlávek (his second with the Czech...

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Mon 22 Oct, 2018:
Tchaikovsky: Symphonies – No 2 in C minor, Op 17 (Little Russian); No 3 in D major, Op 29 (Polish)

Vladimir Jurowski’s complete live set of Tchaikovsky symphonies (available on LPO LPO-0101) proved something of a mixed blessing and this 2016...

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Mon 04 Sep, 2017:
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, Op 58

Volume Two in Semyon Bychkov's 'Tchaikovsky Project' for Decca Classics repeats the success of its predecessor (a superb coupling of the Pathétique...

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Fri 28 Jul, 2017:
Mussorgsky: Songs and Dances of Death (orch Edison Denisov); St John's Night on Bald Mountain; Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Op 78

Mussorgsky lovers will surely be interested to hear Edison Denisov’s at times subtly re-harmonised settings of the Songs and Dances of Death, the...

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Wed 19 Jul, 2017:
Dvořák: Stabat Mater, Op 58

Jiří Bělohlávek’s death in May at the age of 71 brought to an end a career dedicated to the championing of Czech music. The inheritor of the...

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Wed 19 Apr, 2017:
Novák: In the Tatra Mountains, Op 26; Eternal Longing, Op 33; Lady Godiva – Overture, Op 41

Striking just how much Vítězslav Novák's 1902 tone-poem In the Tatra Mountains anticipates elements of Richard Strauss's An Alpine Symphony, which...

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Fri 07 Apr, 2017:
Dvořák: Symphony No 9 in E minor, Op 95 (From the New World); A Hero's Song, Op 111

It was Gustav Mahler who, in 1898, conducted the world premiere of Dvořák's A Hero's Song. It proved to be the Czech master's orchestral swansong,...

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Thu 17 Nov, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74 (Pathétique); Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture, Op 32

Dignified, compassionate and keenly proportioned readings of these two Tchaikovsky masterworks. Semyon Bychkov's way with the Pathétique Symphony may...

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Fri 07 Oct, 2016:
Dvořák: Symphonies – No 8 in G major, Op 88; No 9 in E minor, Op 95 (From the New World)

“František who?”, you may be thinking. Stupka (1879-1965) is the all-but-forgotten man that the Czech Philharmonic called when Václav Talich was...

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Mon 23 May, 2016:
Smetana: Czech Dances; On the seashore

Cherished memories of the great Rudolf Firkušný come flooding back, but it's clear from Garrick Ohlsson's wholly persuasive and intrepidly...

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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 01 Jan, 2016:
Smetana: Dalibor

If you think The Bartered Bride is Smetana’s operatic masterpiece, think again. In this revelatory live recording (of concert performances at...

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Wed 29 Jul, 2015:
Hartmann: Concerto funebre; Weinberg: Concertino, Op 42; Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes, Op 47 No 3; Shostakovich: Unfinished Sonata for violin and piano (1945)

In recent years Linus Roth and the good folk at Challenge Classics have been on something of a crusade for the music of Mieczysław Weinberg...

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Wed 22 Oct, 2014:
Dvořák: Symphony No 6 in D major, Op 60; Suite in A major, Op 98a (American)

Dvořák 6 is a masterpiece, outgoing, exhilarating and soulful, abundant in song and dance. It may not yet be a favourite in the way that his three...

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