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Tue 26 Sep, 2017:
Sibelius: Piano Works, Volume 2

The great Wilhelm Kempff was an admirer of Sibelius's agreeably pithy Sonatinas, Op 67, with their crisp textures and invigorating part writing....

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Fri 28 Jul, 2017:
Mussorgsky: Songs and Dances of Death (orch Edison Denisov); St John's Night on Bald Mountain; Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Op 78

Mussorgsky lovers will surely be interested to hear Edison Denisov’s at times subtly re-harmonised settings of the Songs and Dances of Death, the...

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Wed 19 Apr, 2017:
Novák: In the Tatra Mountains, Op 26; Eternal Longing, Op 33; Lady Godiva – Overture, Op 41

Striking just how much Vítězslav Novák's 1902 tone-poem In the Tatra Mountains anticipates elements of Richard Strauss's An Alpine Symphony, which...

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Mon 19 Dec, 2016:
Dvořák: Symphonies – No 3 in E flat major, Op 10; No 4 in D minor, Op 13

Interesting that, in the first movement of the Fourth Symphony, the ruggedly voiced and infinitely flexible Rafael Kubelík (DG) and transparent...

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Mon 23 May, 2016:
Smetana: Czech Dances; On the seashore

Cherished memories of the great Rudolf Firkušný come flooding back, but it's clear from Garrick Ohlsson's wholly persuasive and intrepidly...

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Mon 25 Apr, 2016:
Janáček: Glagolitic Mass; Adagio; Hail Mary; Our Father

This is the second recording with Nordic origins of Janáček’s rambunctious Glagolitic Mass to be released by Chandos, the first being Sir Charles...

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Tue 02 Jun, 2015:
Dvořák: Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 3 (The Bells of Zlonice); Rhapsody, Op 14

Dvořák’s The Bells of Zlonice, pealed out by the horns at the symphony’s opening, is an impressively expansive and ambitious piece, with a nice...

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Mon 12 May, 2014:
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47; Karelia Suite, Op 11; Valse triste, Op 44 No 1; Finlandia, Op 26; The Swan of Tuonela, Op 22 No 2; Valse lyrique, Op 96 No 1; Andante festivo

Here's a lovely disc of Sibelius. The chief work is the Violin Concerto, offered with great beauty of tone and romantic warmth by Jennifer Pike. While...

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Tue 14 May, 2013:
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 1-7; Violin Concerto; Finlandia; Pohjola's Daughter; Tapiola, Karelia Suite; En Saga; The Swan of Tuonela; Valse triste

Sibelius performances don't come much more rewarding than these. The Boston Symphony has a rich and proud tradition in this repertoire stretching back...

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