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Mon 07 Jan, 2019:
Stravinsky: Petrushka, ballet in four tableaux (1911); Jeu de cartes, “ballet in three deals” (1936)

This lively rendition of the 1911 Petrushka is a convincing endorsement of the great story ballet, composed just one year after Firebird, that for...

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Fri 15 Dec, 2017:
Scriabin: Symphony No 2 in C minor, Op 29; Piano Concerto in F sharp minor, Op 20

Thrilling orchestral playing from the Oslo Philharmonic under its dynamic Russian chief – gloriously articulate, finely nuanced and keenly...

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Mon 05 Dec, 2016:
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op 64

The finest Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet we’ve had since Gennadi Rozhdestvensky’s Bolshoi recording from the 1950s (Melodiya), and I’m not forgetting...

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Fri 23 Sep, 2016:
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 1 in D minor, Op 13; Balakirev: Tamara

Valery Gergiev rounds off his Rachmaninov symphony cycle for LSO Live with this typically red-blooded account of the First, whose shambles of a...

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Fri 01 Jul, 2016:
Scriabin: Symphonies – No 1 in E major, Op 26; No 2 in C minor, Op 29

This must be one of the final recordings from Valery Gergiev as the London Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Conductor, and it is an impressive...

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Wed 18 May, 2016:
Prokofiev: Symphony No 5 in B flat major, Op 100; Scythian Suite, Op 20

Many impressive details arrest the ear, not least the glistening aura of ‘The Sun’s Procession’ at the close of the Scythian Suite, a sunrise...

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Thu 21 Jan, 2016:
Wagner: Das Rheingold

Here's a Das Rheingold that punches well above its weight and price bracket. Tempo-wise, Jaap van Zweden, like Karajan and unlike Gergiev (reviewed 27...

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Fri 18 Dec, 2015:
Prokofiev: Symphonies – No 4 in C major, Op 112; No 6 in E flat minor, Op 111; Symphonic Fragment (1902)

The final instalment in Kirill Karabits's Prokofiev symphony cycle leads off with the mighty Sixth. Written between 1945 and 1947, it's arguably the...

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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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Mon 18 May, 2015:
Shostakovich: Symphony No 9 in E flat major, Op 70; Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 77

Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra are on course to produce the definitive Shostakovich symphony cycle of our times, and this Ninth is no...

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Wed 05 Nov, 2014:
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op 14; Overture: Waverley, Op 1

Both Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra have long experience with the Symphonie fantastique, and it shows in every detail here. Taken...

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Tue 05 Aug, 2014:
Shostakovich: Symphonies – No 4 in C minor, Op 43; No 5 in D minor, Op 47; No 6 in B minor, Op 54

Valery Gergiev is much criticised these days for the uneven quality of his interpretations. But his record with Shostakovich is long and consistently...

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Thu 17 Jul, 2014:
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op 45 (A German Requiem)

The German Requiem was the work that Valery Gergiev chose to sign off his 13-year tenure as chief conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic in 2008. (A...

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