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Fri 14 Jul, 2017:
Marek: Sinfonia, Op 28; Kletzki: Symphony No 2 in G minor, Op 18

Musiques Suisses claim 'first recording' status for the one-movement Sinfonia (1928) by Polish-born Czesław Marek (1891-1986), but in fact that...

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Mon 27 Feb, 2017:
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 1 in G minor, Op 13 (Winter Dreams); The Tempest, Op 18

Here's a distinctive take on early Tchaikovsky from Granada-born Pablo Heras-Casado at the helm of his bright-eyed and bushy-tailed Orchestra of St...

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Wed 14 Sep, 2016:
Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane, Op 43 (Suites Nos 1 & 2); Poulenc: Les Biches (Suite); Debussy: Six épigraphes antiques (orch Ansermet)

Here's the fourth instalment in this highly desirable series from Pentatone featuring the Suisse Romande Orchestra in dance repertoire under its...

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Tue 28 Jun, 2016:
Schubert: Symphony No 9 in C major, D940

I can never understand why conductors who are bold enough to take the long first movement exposition repeat in Schubert 9 fail to observe the parallel...

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Fri 20 May, 2016:
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47; Suite, Op 117; Glazunov: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op 82; Raymonda, Op 57 (Grand Adagio)

The Sibelius concerto has served violinists well in their debut recordings: think Viktoria Mullova, Leila Josefowicz (Philips) and Angèle Dubeau...

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Wed 30 Mar, 2016:
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85; Walton: Cello Concerto; Holst: Invocation, Op 19 No 1; Imogen Holst: The fall of the leaf

A quarter of a century and more has passed since Steven Isserlis recorded Elgar’s angst-ridden Cello Concerto with Richard Hickox and the London...

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Tue 22 Mar, 2016:
Brahms: Piano Trio No 1 in B major, Op 8 (original version from 1854); Piano Quartet No 3 in C minor, Op 60

This release forms an appropriate partner to the Trio Wanderer’s previously issued recording of Brahms’s piano trios (Harmonia Mundi download)....

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Mon 14 Mar, 2016:
Mendelssohn: Symphonies – No 3 in A minor, Op 56 (Scottish); No 4 in A major, Op 90 (Italian)

Mendelssohn symphonies on period instruments: Frans Brüggen has been here before, and so has John Eliot Gardiner. The Freiburger Barockorchester are...

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Mon 01 Feb, 2016:
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 77; Bartók: Violin Concerto No 1

Outstanding conducting and playing as Antonio Pappano and Janine Jansen meld in Brahms’s Concerto. Tempos vary according to moods characterised, but...

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Tue 12 Jan, 2016:
Schubert: 19 Goethe Lieder

Gefühlslegato – emotional legato – is essential to any great interpretation of Schubert Lieder, as the young Swiss tenor Mauro Peter is only too...

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Wed 06 Jan, 2016:
Bach: Violin Concertos – in A minor, BWV1041; in E major, BWV1042; in A major, BWV1055; in G minor, BWV1056; in D minor, BWV1052

From objective scholarship and subjective insights arise performances of emotional depth and tonal finesse, excellent sound and balance transparently...

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Fri 13 Feb, 2015:
Brahms: Motets, Opp 29, 74 and 110; Fest- und Gedenksprüche, Op 109; Missa canonica, Op posth (1856-1862)

Choral music figured large in Brahms’s life. He was active as a choral conductor in both Hamburg and Vienna, and wrote several sets of works for...

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Thu 05 Feb, 2015:
Dorothea Röschmann: Portraits – Lieder by Schubert, Schumann, Richard Strauss and Wolf

Much touted as Dorothea Röschmann’s solo debut on disc (overlooking her 2000 collection of Handel’s German arias with the Akademie für Alte...

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Mon 08 Dec, 2014:
Bach: Trio Sonatas, BWV 525-530

These sonatas are not just compositional wonders, but also very difficult to perform; each line must be both independent of, and in balance with, its...

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