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Fri 29 Sep, 2017:
Stravinsky: Le Rossignol; Pribaoutki; Deux Poèmes de Paul Verlaine

Lovers of Stravinsky’s technicoloured tone poem Le chant du rossignol who are not familiar with the work it emerged from may be surprised by the...

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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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Fri 01 Apr, 2016:
Maximilian Schmitt: Wie freundlich strahlt der Tag – Operatic Arias by Flotow, Lortzing, Marschner, Nicolai, Schubert, Wagner and Weber

In the booklet interview Maximilian Schmitt terms the arias recorded here as “discoveries”, and some might be, but in truth they are central to...

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Mon 28 Mar, 2016:
Bach: St John Passion, BWV 245

“Lord, our master, whose glory fills the whole earth, show us by your Passion that you, the true eternal Son of God, triumph even in the deepest...

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Thu 17 Mar, 2016:
Grieg: Peer Gynt, Op 23 (At the Wedding; Dance of the Mountain King's Daughter); Six Orchestral Songs; Two Lyric Pieces, Op 68; The Mountain Thrall, Op 32; Norwegian Dances, Op 35

The delights come thick and fast on this, the fifth and final instalment in Eivind Aadland's treasurable Grieg series for Audite. Soprano Camilla...

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Thu 10 Mar, 2016:
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 3 in A minor, Op 44; Symphonic Dances, Op 45

This 81-minute disc couples 24-carat Rachmaninov masterpieces, both late works, Symphonic Dances his swansong, written for Eugene Ormandy and the...

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Thu 15 Oct, 2015:
Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder

Set down in the admirable acoustic of Cologne's Philharmonie, this new version of Schoenberg's titanic Gurre-Lieder certainly earns its spurs. Not...

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Mon 21 Sep, 2015:
Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande, Op 5; Violin Concerto, Op 36

It’s sometimes hard to tell whether difficult music becomes easier with the passing of time or whether later performers have it so much under their...

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Mon 24 Aug, 2015:
Time Present and Time Past – Works by Alessandro Scarlatti, Górecki, CPE Bach, Geminiani, Reich & JS Bach

The almost ubiquitous Mahan Esfahani has now popped up on Deutsche Grammophon’s Archiv label with what threatens to be a curate’s egg of a recital...

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Tue 14 Jul, 2015:
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer

Wagner’s ghostly tale of a blasphemous sea captain condemned forever to sail the high seas until released by the love of a virtuous woman receives a...

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Thu 02 Apr, 2015:
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 1 in D minor, Op 13; The Rock, Op 7

I suspect I’m not alone in still admiring Walter Weller’s Suisse Romande Rachmaninov 1, a superb performance with wonderful Decca sound...

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