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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...
Thu 23 Nov, 2017
Music for the Queen of Heaven – Contemporary Marian Motets by Lennox Berkeley, Hilary Campbell, Stephen Dodgson, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Herbert Howells, Gabriel Jackson, James MacMillan, Matthew Martin, Cecilia McDowall, Andrzej Panufnik, Roxanna Panufnik & Judith Weir
Here’s another exquisitely accomplished recording from Delphian to cap a year of successes. Herbert Howells’s youthful Salve Regina stretches the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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