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Thu 25 Jul, 2019:
Bartók: The Wooden Prince; The Miraculous Mandarin (Suite)

Finely honed orchestral playing and superbly realistic sonics grace this undeniably superior Bartók offering from Helsinki. Composed between 1914 and...

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Mon 04 Mar, 2019:
Sibelius: Symphony No 1 in E minor, Op 39; En Saga, Op 9

The start of a Sibelius series from the Gothenburg Symphony under its new 33-year-old chief conductor, Santtu-Matias Rouvali – and a most auspicious...

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Mon 18 Feb, 2019:
Lutosławski: Symphonies – No 1 (1947); No 4 (1992); Jeux vénitiens (1961)

Written between 1941 and 1947, Witold Lutosławski's strongly communicative and impressively concise First Symphony makes quite a splash in this...

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Tue 17 May, 2016:
Dvořák: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op 53; Romance in F minor, Op 11; Suk: Fantasy, Op 24

Hamburg-born virtuoso Christian Tetzlaff brings a stylish composure, recreative flair and generosity of spirit to everything he does, and his...

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Fri 22 Apr, 2016:
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 1-7

Back in the early 1970s, Okko Kamu recorded a number of works by Sibelius for Deutsche Grammophon, including a memorably idiomatic version of the...

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Mon 08 Jun, 2015:
Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Legends, Op 22; Pohjola's Daughter, Op 49

This is not Ondine’s first encounter with the Lemminkäinen Legends. Earlier versions on the label by the Helsinki Philharmonic under Leif Segerstam...

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Thu 23 Apr, 2015:
Zemlinsky: Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid); Sinfonietta, Op 23 (arr for chamber orchestra by Roland Freisitzer)

It was Riccardo Chailly who first alerted us to the entrancing sweep, heady opulence and melodic genius of Alexander Zemlinsky's three-movement...

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Fri 31 Oct, 2014:
Shostakovich: Violin Concertos – No 1 in A minor, Op 77; No 2 in C sharp minor, Op 129

Of Shostakovich’s two violin concertos, the first (1948, if kept under wraps a few years) is now ubiquitous in concerts and recordings. Christian...

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Wed 01 Oct, 2014:
Shostakovich: Six Romances on Verses by Raleigh, Burns and Shakespeare, Op 62a; Annie Laurie, Scottish Ballad (orch Shostakovich); Suite on Poems by Michelangelo, Op 145a

Shostakovich’s Six Romances (1943) – to verse by Raleigh, Burns and Shakespeare – is a revelation, here in the composer’s thought-lost...

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Wed 11 Dec, 2013:
Richard Strauss: Three Hymns, Op 71; Arias from Der Rosenkavalier, Ariadne auf Naxos & Capriccio

Soile Isokoski is much admired in the Strauss soprano roles, and this is a well-chosen selection from them, including both of Ariadne's great arias...

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Tue 16 Jul, 2013:
Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Legends, Op 22; En Saga, Op 9

Hard to believe that Helsinki-born Mikko Franck was still only 20 when, back in December 1999, he set down this absorbing and authoritative Sibelius...

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