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Wed 31 Oct, 2018:
Debussy: Harmonie du soir – Mélodies / Songs

Marking the centenary of Debussy’s death, this collection of mélodies and songs “set in the land of the Symbolist and Impressionist poets” is...

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Fri 12 Oct, 2018:
Prokofiev: Symphony No 3 in C minor, Op 44; Chout, Op 21; Violin Concerto No 1 in D major, Op 19; Dreams, Op 6

I recently had the good fortune to chance upon a stereo transcription of Gennady Rozhdestvensky’s thrilling Philharmonia Prokofiev Third from the...

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Thu 07 Dec, 2017:
Rameau: Pygmalion; Les Fȇtes de Polymnie Suite d’orchestra

A reminder of why Rameau’s Pygmalion should have been so popular in the composer’s lifetime (and why it has remained in the repertoire) comes in...

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Mon 30 Oct, 2017:
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 5 in D minor, Op 107 (Reformation); The Hebrides – Concert Overture, Op 26; Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64

Realistically engineered within the lively acoustic of Sala 1 Pau Casals at Barcelona's L'Auditori, the latest instalment in Pablo Heras-Casado's...

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Fri 27 Oct, 2017:
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 1 in D minor, Op 13

Vividly captured by the microphones at a concert on 17 November 2016 in London's Royal Festival Hall, this is Vladimir Ashkenazy's third recording of...

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Wed 18 Oct, 2017:
Schubert: Piano Sonatas – No 20 in A major, D 959; No 21 in B flat major, D 960

Expectations run high for Krystian Zimerman’s first solo recording in many decades, and he doesn’t disappoint. Schubert’s late sonatas allow the...

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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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