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Fri 19 May, 2017:
Ives: Symphony No 3 (The Camp Meeting); Symphony No 4; Orchestral Set No 2

Sir Andrew Davis and the Melbourne Symphony complete their cycle of Ives orchestral works in excellent form. The playing is committed, and the SACD...

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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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Fri 04 Nov, 2016:
Berlioz: Symphonie fanstastique, Op 14; Rameau: Suite de Hippolyte et Aricie

Back in 1733, Rameau turned tables with Hippolyte et Aricie. Today it may also be radical to hear it played on modern instruments, as here. But...

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Fri 24 Jun, 2016:
Nielsen: The Complete Symphonies

As a belated reminder of last year’s sesquicentennial anniversary of Nielsen’s birth, this complete symphony survey also serves as a reminder of...

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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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Wed 02 Dec, 2015:
Coleridge-Taylor: Violin Concerto in G minor, Op 80; Delius: Suite for violin and orchestra; Haydn Wood: Violin Concerto in A minor

This disc raises the interesting question about going outside the mainstream repertoire. If you're worried about unfamiliarity, then you'll find that...

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Fri 13 Nov, 2015:
Bliss: Morning Heroes; Hymn to Apollo

Commissioned by the 1930 Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Bliss's Morning Heroes is a 55-minute symphony in five parts for orator, chorus and orchestra....

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Wed 07 Oct, 2015:
Mendelssohn: Symphonies – No 4 in A major, Op 90 (Italian); No 5 in D minor, Op 107 (Reformation)

One of Mendelssohn’s most popular works, the Italian Symphony receives a bracing performance, not as relaxed or as sunny as others, with some...

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Wed 01 Jul, 2015:
Berlioz: Harold in Italy, Op 16; Rêverie et Caprice, Op 8; Intrata di Rob-Roy MacGregor (Rob Roy – Overture)

There’s more of a thematic link here than you might at first suspect, Harold en Italie drawing on two principal ideas from Intrata di Rob-Roy Mac...

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Fri 24 Apr, 2015:
Ives: Symphonies Nos 1 and 2

Though his reputation may suggest otherwise, Charles Ives began his career as a university-trained traditionalist. That’s the Ives we hear in these...

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Thu 26 Feb, 2015:
Elgar: Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf, Op 30; The Banner of King George, Op 33

Hugely popular in Elgar’s lifetime but eclipsed by later successes, the secular cantatas Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf (1896) and The Banner of...

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Wed 12 Nov, 2014:
Bax: Phantasy for Viola and Orchestra; Overture, Elegy and Rondo; Four Orchestral Pieces

Here’s a disc of all but forgotten music lent persuasive advocacy by that redoubtable champion of British music, Andrew Davis, in his first foray...

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