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Wed 11 Oct, 2017:
Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No 1, Op 35; Violin Concerto No 2, Op 61; Karlowicz: Violin Concerto in A major, Op 8

Here’s a value-for-money coupling of three contrasting Polish violin concertos from the first half of the last century in the estimable hands of...

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Wed 26 Apr, 2017:
Franck: Violin Sonata in A major; Fauré: Romance in B flat major, Op 28; Szymanowski: Violin Sonata in D minor, Op 9; Romance in D major, Op 23; Notturno e Tarantella, Op 28

César Franck's adorable Violin Sonata comes up as fresh as new paint in this urgently expressive and memorably flexible performance by Tasmin Little...

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Wed 05 Apr, 2017:
Elgar: Symphony No 1 in A flat major, Op 55; Introduction and Allegro, Op 47

Edward Gardner presides over a dashingly articulate, enviably integrated and deeply-felt account of Elgar's mighty A flat major symphony featuring the...

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Thu 30 Mar, 2017:
Holst: The Planets, Op 32; Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op 30

Strange how a simple instruction 'Sehr breit' (very broad) with a metronome marking of crotchet=69 should draw from Serge Koussevitzky – the...

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Thu 16 Feb, 2017:
Sibelius: In the Stream of Life – Orchestral Songs (orch Rautavaara); Pohjola's Daughter, Op 49; Romance in C major, Op 42; The Oceanides, Op 73

This disc presents the premiere recording of In the Stream of Life, a collection of Sibelius songs orchestrated by Einojuhani Rautavaara in 2013-14....

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Mon 25 Apr, 2016:
Janáček: Glagolitic Mass; Adagio; Hail Mary; Our Father

This is the second recording with Nordic origins of Janáček’s rambunctious Glagolitic Mass to be released by Chandos, the first being Sir Charles...

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Wed 28 Oct, 2015:
Poulenc: Piano Concerto; Concerto in D minor for two pianos and orchestra; Aubade; Sonata for piano four hands; Élégie for two pianos; L'Embarquement pour Cythère

Louis Lortie proves a magnificently stylish and idiomatic champion of the deeply loveable Piano Concerto that Poulenc wrote in 1949 for an American...

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Tue 23 Jun, 2015:
Janáček: Taras Bulba; Violin Concerto; The Ballad of Blaník; The Fiddler's Child; Jealousy; The Danube

Creative programming was required for Chandos to stretch their “Janáček Orchestral Works” to two volumes. The highlights of this second are...

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Wed 13 May, 2015:
Walton: Symphony No 2; Cello Concerto; Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten

Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Walton survey for Chandos continues in the fine, richly evocative fashion that introduced the series...

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Tue 20 Jan, 2015:
Szymanowski: Symphonies – No 1 in F minor, Op 15; No 3, Op 27 (The Song of the Night); Love Songs of Hafiz, Op 26

Languor – that elusive quality that defines great recordings of Szymanowski – is much in evidence here. In the Third Symphony, the ever-shifting...

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Wed 31 Dec, 2014:
Janáček: Sinfonietta; Capriccio; Suite from 'The Cunning Little Vixen'

Edward Gardner’s collaboration with the Chandos label continues apace, now with the Bergen Philharmonic rather than the BBC Symphony and CBSO of...

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Mon 03 Nov, 2014:
Walton: Symphony No 1 in B flat minor; Violin Concerto in B minor

The First of Walton's two symphonies continues to divide opinion; its final movement was only completed two years after the first three, but clearly...

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Mon 05 May, 2014:
Mendelssohn: Symphonies – No 4 in A major, Op 90 (Italian); No 5 in D minor, Op 107 (Reformation); The Hebrides – Overture, Op 26 (Fingal's Cave)

'Mendelssohn in Birmingham' proclaims the front cover of this first volume in a cycle of the composer's symphonies from the CBSO under its Principal...

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Wed 14 Aug, 2013:
Lutosławski: Symphony No 2; Cello Concerto; Grave; Mała suita (Little Suite)

Lutosławski never settled under authority. Mała Suita (Little Suite) is an enjoyable example of his early "functional" writing, composed under...

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