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Fri 16 Aug, 2019:
Suk: Asrael, Op 27; Pohádka (Fairy Tale), Op 16

Here is the third and final recording of Suk's masterly Asrael under the baton of the late-lamented Jiří Bĕlohlávek (his second with the Czech...

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Tue 16 Jul, 2019:
Ruders: The Thirteenth Child

Released on disc before its first staging at Santa Fe Opera this summer, and sparked by the Brothers Grimm, Poul Ruders’ The Thirteenth Child is a...

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Mon 25 Mar, 2019:
Elgar: The Wand of Youth – Suites Nos 1 & 2, Opp 1a & 1b; Nursery Suite; Salut d'amour, Op 12; Chanson de nuit, Op 15 No 1

This latest offering in Sir Mark Elder's Elgar series with the Hallé strikes me as an unbridled success. Subtitled 'Music to a child's play' and...

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Fri 12 Oct, 2018:
Prokofiev: Symphony No 3 in C minor, Op 44; Chout, Op 21; Violin Concerto No 1 in D major, Op 19; Dreams, Op 6

I recently had the good fortune to chance upon a stereo transcription of Gennady Rozhdestvensky’s thrilling Philharmonia Prokofiev Third from the...

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Thu 02 Aug, 2018:
Ravel: Ma mère l'Oye (Mother Goose) – complete ballet; Shéhérazade – ouverture de féerie; Le Tombeau de Couperin – Suite d'orchestre

François-Xavier Roth and his remarkable period-instrument band Les Siècles follow up their electrifying account of Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé...

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Fri 29 Sep, 2017:
Stravinsky: Le Rossignol; Pribaoutki; Deux Poèmes de Paul Verlaine

Lovers of Stravinsky’s technicoloured tone poem Le chant du rossignol who are not familiar with the work it emerged from may be surprised by the...

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Wed 14 Jun, 2017:
Brahms: Die schöne Magelone, Op 33

Brahms’s 15 Romances from Ludwig Tieck’s ‘The Wondrous Love Story of the Beautiful Magelone and Count Peter of Provence’ make up a romantic...

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Fri 26 Aug, 2016:
Come all ye songsters

Recorded live in March 2015 with atmospheric sound quality, this recital is largely devoted to Henry Purcell and the Gresham Manuscript, which he...

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Tue 03 May, 2016:
Weiner: Csongor and Tünde, Op 10; Ballad, Op 28

The music of Leó Weiner (1885-1960), an eminent and long-serving teacher at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, should delight listeners who treasure...

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Mon 11 May, 2015:
Purcell: The Indian Queen; Daniel Purcell: The Masque of Hymen

More incidental music than opera, Purcell’s The Indian Queen was first performed incomplete in the year of the composer’s death, which probably...

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Thu 23 Apr, 2015:
Zemlinsky: Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid); Sinfonietta, Op 23 (arr for chamber orchestra by Roland Freisitzer)

It was Riccardo Chailly who first alerted us to the entrancing sweep, heady opulence and melodic genius of Alexander Zemlinsky's three-movement...

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Fri 23 Jan, 2015:
Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op 37b; Six Morceaux, Op 19

Tchaikovsky's suite for piano, The Seasons, was the result of a commission from the St Petersburg magazine 'Nuvellist', a new piece appearing in each...

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Mon 24 Jun, 2013:
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel

Engelbert Humperdinck's enchanting fairy-tale opera drew fulsome praise from Richard Strauss, who, after conducting the 1893 Weimar world premiere,...

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