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Mon 02 Oct, 2017:
Reicha Rediscovered, Volume 1 – Harmonie; Grande Sonate; Capriccio; Sonata on a Theme of Mozart; Fantaisie sur un seul accord; Étude, Op 97 No 1

Think you know all there is to know about Antoine Reicha (1770-1836) from his wind music and friendships with Haydn and Beethoven? Think again. This...

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Mon 20 Feb, 2017:
Mahler: Symphony No 7

Here's the genuinely promising first instalment in a new Mahler symphony cycle under the cogent and unexaggerated baton of Ádám Fischer (elder...

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Wed 06 Jul, 2016:
Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op 123

Ever wondered why Beethoven began his Missa solemnis on a weak beat? Is it connected to what J W N Sullivan said in 1927: that the composer “came to...

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Mon 27 Jun, 2016:
Live from Buenos Aires – Schumann: 6 Studies in Canon Form, Op 56; Debussy: En blanc et noir; Bartók: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim’s return to their native Buenos Aires in July 2015, from which this recording is taken, was much-hyped, and the...

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Fri 01 Jan, 2016:
Smetana: Dalibor

If you think The Bartered Bride is Smetana’s operatic masterpiece, think again. In this revelatory live recording (of concert performances at...

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Thu 12 Nov, 2015:
Feldman: For Bunita Marcus

Following on from last year’s The Transcendentalist (Heresy Records) and the book+CD+DVD Detours Which Have To Be Investigated (Editions HEAD...

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Mon 20 Oct, 2014:
Bruckner: Symphony No 7 in E major

Bruckner more in sunlight than in half-lights is part of the return on investing in this stimulating new SACD of his Seventh Symphony as directed by...

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Mon 29 Sep, 2014:
Bartók: Dance Suite; Copland: Appalachian Spring (Suite); Stravinsky: The Firebird (Suite, 1919 version); Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony has a growing catalogue that includes all of the Beethoven symphonies alongside other orchestral standards; this...

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Mon 18 Aug, 2014:
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op 35; Balakirev: Islamey (orch Lyapunov); Ippolitov-Ivanov: Two Caucasian Sketches; Erkin: Köçekçe – Dance Rhapsody for Orchestra

If you think you know Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, then it is worth hearing this latest recording by Sascha Goetzel and the Borusan Istanbul...

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Thu 27 Feb, 2014:
Sullivan: The Beauty Stone

Full of beautiful music, this opera is only reminiscent of ‘Gilbert and …’ in some of its rousing choruses. The story is set in medieval...

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Thu 13 Jun, 2013:
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring; Firebird Suite; Scherzo à la Russe; Tango No 72 (orchestral version)

Rite of Spring is the third of three major scores by Stravinsky for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes company, the first being Firebird (1910), the suite...

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Mon 27 May, 2013:
Kodály: Háry János (Suite & Instrumental excerpts); Dances of Galánta; Dances of Marosszék; Dancing song; See the gipsies; St Gregory's Day

This cracker of a disc finds Iván Fischer and his marvellously responsive Budapest Festival Orchestra firmly on home territory and firing on all...

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Thu 09 May, 2013:
Beethoven: Symphonies No 4 in B flat major & No 6 in F major (Pastoral)

Listen out for a surprise in the opening measures of the finale of the Pastoral Symphony: Beethoven's sublimely simple “Hirtengesang”...

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