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Mon 10 Dec, 2018
American Concertos – Bernstein: Serenade, West Side Story: Symphonic Dances; Korngold: Violin Concerto; Rózsa: Violin Concerto
The two programmes of 20th-century American concertos from Baiba Skride coupled together here offer very different listening experiences. Erring on...
Tue 26 Dec, 2017
Ešenvalds: The Doors of Heaven – The First Tears; Rivers of Light; A Drop in the Ocean; Passion and Resurrection
The young Latvian Ēric Ešenvalds’s profile on disc receives a boost from this richly sung collection of works featuring the Portland State Chamber...
Thu 17 Aug, 2017
Brahms: Symphonies – No 1 in C minor, Op 68; No 2 in D major, Op 73; No 3 in F major, Op 90; No 4 in E minor, Op 98
Andris Nelsons leads his golden-toned Bostonians in memorably supple, entrancingly organic and thrillingly alive readings of all four Brahms...
Mon 14 Nov, 2016
Pärt: Da pacem Domine; Triodion; Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen; Nunc dimittis; Dopo la vittoria; Virgencita; The Woman with the Alabaster Box; Tribute to Caesar
Perhaps the most magical episode here occurs 2:56 into the third ‘Ode’ from Triodion (1998), ‘O Holy Saint Nicholas, Pray unto God for Us’,...
Tue 14 Jun, 2016
Dvořák: Symphony No 8 in G major, Op 88; Overture – Carnival, Op 92; Suk: Serenade for Strings in E flat major, Op 6
This is, by my reckoning, Mariss Jansons's third recording of Dvořák's Eighth Symphony. Expertly patched together from two concerts in Munich at the...
Fri 18 Sep, 2015
Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 in E minor, Op 93; Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Passacaglia from Act 2)
Here's the first instalment of three in a new Shostakovich series from DG featuring Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony. Entitled “Under Stalin's...
Wed 27 May, 2015
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, Op 58; Marche Slave, Op 31
Rarely has the doleful opening of Marche Slave sounded a more tragic note than it does here, and given that Tchaikovsky had the oppression of Serbs by...
Fri 19 Sep, 2014
Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No 1, Op 35; Violin Concerto No 2, Op 61; Myths, Op 30
We are not short of superlative versions of this entrancing repertoire. In the concertos both the Zehetmair/Rattle and Zimmermann/Wit partnerships...
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