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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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Wed 17 Sep, 2014:
Dvořák: Complete Symphonies and Concertos

Dvořák is a household composer – due to a few everyday pieces. There is a wealth of orchestral and chamber music, and opera, to discover. Here are...

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Wed 13 Aug, 2014:
The Beatles arranged by Luboš Krtička for String Quartet

“If you want to know about the Sixties,” Aaron Copland memorably declared, “play the music of The Beatles.” In pop music’s pantheon, you...

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