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Tue 26 Sep, 2017:
Sibelius: Piano Works, Volume 2

The great Wilhelm Kempff was an admirer of Sibelius's agreeably pithy Sonatinas, Op 67, with their crisp textures and invigorating part writing....

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Thu 24 Nov, 2016:
Prokofiev: Piano Concertos – No 1 in D flat major Op 10; No 3 in C major, Op 26; No 4 in B flat major, Op 55

Under Hannu Lintu’s direction the Third Concerto’s Andante opening, with its intertwining clarinets and answering strings, is as balmy as anyone...

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Wed 02 Mar, 2016:
Mahler: Symphony No 1 in D major; Blumine

Hannu Lintu’s Mahler 1 faces a crowded field, with another imminently expected from Yannick Nézet-Séguin in Munich on BR Klassik. The situation is...

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Thu 01 Oct, 2015:
Sibelius: The Complete Songs

Originally released by Decca in the autumn of 1984 on its own Argo label, this absorbing anthology houses Sibelius's criminally underrated song output...

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Mon 08 Jun, 2015:
Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Legends, Op 22; Pohjola's Daughter, Op 49

This is not Ondine’s first encounter with the Lemminkäinen Legends. Earlier versions on the label by the Helsinki Philharmonic under Leif Segerstam...

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Thu 09 Apr, 2015:
Sallinen: Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op 86; From a Swan Song for cello and piano, Op 67; Piano Trio, Op 96

The Finnish composer Aulis Sallinen (born 1935) can be relied upon for quixotic music and diverting listening, whether symphony or opera. Here is some...

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Thu 16 Oct, 2014:
Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphonie

Given its world premiere in Boston in 1949, conducted by Leonard Bernstein (a rehearsal survives), Messiaen’s ten-movement Turangalîla-Symphonie,...

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Mon 12 May, 2014:
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47; Karelia Suite, Op 11; Valse triste, Op 44 No 1; Finlandia, Op 26; The Swan of Tuonela, Op 22 No 2; Valse lyrique, Op 96 No 1; Andante festivo

Here's a lovely disc of Sibelius. The chief work is the Violin Concerto, offered with great beauty of tone and romantic warmth by Jennifer Pike. While...

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Mon 03 Jun, 2013:
Smetana: Má vlast (My Country)

Glowingly recorded within the helpful acoustic of Dresden's Lukaskirche, Paavo Berglund's 1978 account of Smetana's majestic cycle of six tone poems...

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