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Fri 19 Oct, 2018:
Alissa Firsova: Tennyson Fantasy, Op 36; Bride of the Wind, Op 34; Expressions, Opp 9 & 10; Paradise Poems, Op 22; Fantasy, Op 29

Alissa Firsova’s Tennyson Fantasy has the mark of a modern classic about it. Played here with consummate grace, keening lyricism and biting incision...

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Wed 31 May, 2017:

In his debut on Sony Classical, Benjamin Appl nails his colours to the mast as the pretender to Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s Lieder crown. He’s...

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Mon 14 Dec, 2015:
Scriabin: Symphony No 3, Op 43 (The Divine Poem); The Poem of Ecstasy, Op 54

A big, bold Divine Poem that more than fits the bill. For evidence, beam up around 5'30” into the first movement: after a brassy lento introduction...

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Fri 25 Sep, 2015:
Fauré: Complete Piano Works, Volume 3 – Pièces brèves, Op 84; Theme et Variations, Op 73; Barcarolles Nos 4-6; Nocturnes Nos 6 & 7

When it comes to interpreting Gabriel Fauré’s piano music, clarity of fingerwork and fluent phrasing are of the essence. Germaine Thyssens-Valentin...

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Tue 22 Sep, 2015:
Mahler: Symphony No 6 in A minor

This release ticks most of my Mahler 6 boxes. The one aspect that is half-cleared is the tempo for the opening movement, on the fast side, greater...

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Tue 17 Feb, 2015:
Bruckner: Symphony No 8 in C minor (1890 version)

One of the very greatest of symphonies, Bruckner’s Eighth is here unfolded through the urgently direct if accommodating conducting of Mario Venzago....

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