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Fri 21 Apr, 2017:
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis, Op 123

“I know that God is nearer to me than to other artists; I associate with Him without fear.” Thus spake Beethoven – with certainty. But the Missa...

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Mon 17 Apr, 2017:
Mahler: Symphony No 3 in D minor

The opening horn unison arrests and promises much, Mahler’s Third delivered with the long view typical of Bernard Haitink. He doesn’t...

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Wed 01 Mar, 2017:
Brahms: Serenades – No 1 in D major, Op 11; No 2 in A major, Op 16

Jaime Martín masterminds most pleasing accounts of both of Brahms's youthful serenades with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra (of which he has been...

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Thu 12 Jan, 2017:
Debussy: Images; Jeux; La plus que lente

Back in the early 1970s, Michael Tilson Thomas set down an uncommonly perceptive set of Debussy's Images at the helm of the Boston Symphony for...

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Mon 24 Oct, 2016:
Brahms: Double Concerto in A minor, Op 102; Piano Trio No 1 in B major, Op 8 (1854 version); Schumann: Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23 (coda by Britten)

Since the orchestras of Karlshrue and Meiningen, with whom Brahms also worked, had a string complement of 30 each he probably would not have objected...

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Tue 29 Mar, 2016:
Bruckner: Symphony No 9 in D minor

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s history with Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony is well documented on disc. Bernard Haitink recorded it twice with them...

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Mon 22 Jun, 2015:
Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op 123

The opening Kyrie augurs well, though the dramatic denouement is hardly as much as hinted at. Intimate, warm, restrained, devotional and yet never...

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Wed 11 Mar, 2015:
Brahms: Serenades – No 1 in D major, Op 11; No 2 in A major, Op 16

There is much that is thought-provoking about this scrupulously prepared music-making. Riccardo Chailly's distinctively spry, punchy and energetic way...

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Tue 30 Sep, 2014:
Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op 40; Don Juan, Op 20

Rarely has the pertinent and majestic Zarathustra reference at the end of Ein Heldenleben made as telling an effect as it does here on this 1986 Prom...

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Tue 04 Mar, 2014:
Bruckner: Symphony No 9 in D minor

Bernard Haitink (who turns 85 this very day!) has had a lifetime’s association with Bruckner’s music. From February 2013, this his latest (last?)...

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Fri 28 Jun, 2013:
Debussy: Images; Jeux; Nocturnes; La mer; Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune; Marche écossaise; Printemps; L’Enfant prodigue (Prélude; Cortège et Air de danse); Berceuse héroïque

Stéphane Denève's seven-year tenure with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra culminated in this absorbing, painstakingly prepared Debussy survey,...

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