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Mon 14 May, 2018:
Saint-Saëns: Symphonic Poems

It’s always a pleasure to listen to Camille Saint-Saëns’s melodious, well-crafted, innovative and – here – vividly descriptive music, whether...

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Thu 29 Dec, 2016:
Danse macabre – Orchestral works by Balakirev, Dukas, Dvořák, Ives, Mussorgsky & Saint-Saëns

Captured live in concert within the accommodating acoustic of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra's new home, Kent Nagano's Halloween-inspired programme...

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Wed 02 Sep, 2015:
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé – complete ballet; La Valse

Philippe Jordan secures a delectably poised account of Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé from his combined Parisian forces. Textures glow and shimmer in the...

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Thu 30 Jul, 2015:
Bartók: Two Pictures, Op 10 (arr Kocsis); Debussy: Jeux (arr Bavouzet); Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (arranged by the composer for piano four hands)

The best musical transcriptions, like effective translations of literature, approximate brand new works. Such is the case here and given superlative...

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Tue 16 Jun, 2015:
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé – complete ballet; Pavane pour une infante défunte

BIS are famous for their dynamic recordings, much aided nowadays by the SACD format, and Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé is a virtual godsend for anyone...

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Fri 06 Mar, 2015:
Organ Polychrome: The French School – Music by Widor, Schmitt, Alain, Bonnet, Duruflé, Dupré, Franck, Guilmant, Vierne and Gigout

An enjoyable recital from Jan Kraybill, given on the stunning 2011 Casavant organ at the Kauffman Center, Kansas City (Kraybill is also its curator)....

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Thu 29 Jan, 2015:
Debussy: Images – Books 1 and 2; Préludes – Book 2

These works are all from Debussy’s maturity, from the period of La mer until just before the Great War. This is the first time I’ve heard...

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Wed 21 Jan, 2015:
Dukas: Symphony in C major; La péri (Fanfare & Poème dansé); L'apprenti sorcier (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)

As soon as Dukas’s hapless apprentice takes his first tentative steps, just half awake before setting out in dizzy confusion, you sense you’re in...

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Tue 20 May, 2014:
Couperin: Les Nations – Sonades et Suites de Symphonies en Trio; Rebel: Les Caractères de la danse

From Bach to Bolivia, chamber ensemble Florilegium are seasoned interpreters of both the highways and byways of Baroque repertoire. On this new album...

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Fri 28 Jun, 2013:
Debussy: Images; Jeux; Nocturnes; La mer; Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune; Marche écossaise; Printemps; L’Enfant prodigue (Prélude; Cortège et Air de danse); Berceuse héroïque

Stéphane Denève's seven-year tenure with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra culminated in this absorbing, painstakingly prepared Debussy survey,...

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Tue 07 May, 2013:
Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre; Le Rouet d'Omphale; Phaéton; La Jeunesse d'Hércule; Marche héroïque; Introduction and Rondo capriccioso; Havanaise

If you love Carnival of the Animals and have ever wondered what other treasures came from the pen of the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, this...

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