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Mon 15 May, 2017:
Vaughan Williams: A Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No 3); Symphony No 4 in F minor

This second volume in Andrew Manze's Vaughan Williams symphony cycle for Onyx Classics (Volume 1 was reviewed on 19 May 2016) couples polished...

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Wed 22 Mar, 2017:
Shostakovich: Piano Concertos – No 1 in C minor, Op 35; No 2 in F major, Op 102; String Quartet No 8 in C minor, Op 110 (arr Giltburg for piano)

Although one may raise an eyebrow that it has been done at all, Boris Giltburg’s transcription of Shostakovich’s desolate and searing Eighth...

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Mon 13 Mar, 2017:
Elgar: Symphony No 2 in E flat major, Op 63; Carissima; Mina; Chanson de matin, Op 15 No 2

Here's a memorable companion release to this team's stimulating take on Elgar's First Symphony (reviewed by Ivor Solomons on 16 March 2015). Drawing...

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Wed 22 Jun, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Symphonies – No 1 in G minor, Op 7 (Winter Dreams); No 2 in C minor, Op 17 (Little Russian); No 5 in E minor, Op 64

There are details to relish here, mostly with respect to the way the (excellent) orchestra is balanced: in the Fifth Symphony, for example, the trio...

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Thu 19 May, 2016:
Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony; Symphony No 8 in D minor

On this well-filled disc containing two Vaughan Williams symphonies Andrew Manze directs the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic with loads of sympathy for...

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Thu 09 Jul, 2015:
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien, Op 45; Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture; Francesca da Rimini, Op 32; 1812 Overture, Op 49

The brass commands sonorous attention to introduce the colourful musical postcard that is Capriccio Italien, given full character and impetuous dash...

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Thu 28 May, 2015:
Lipkin: Symphonies – No 1 (Sinfonia di Roma); No 2 (The Pursuit); No 3 (Sun)

Malcolm Lipkin was born in Liverpool in 1932. His three symphonies each have a name. The First (1965) is Sinfonia di Roma, the opening movement mostly...

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Mon 16 Mar, 2015:
Elgar: Symphony No 1 in A flat major, Op 55; Cockaigne, Op 40

Every composer worth his or her salt brings something new to the listener. The same is true of performers. There is so much imagination and invention...

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Fri 13 Dec, 2013:
Shostakovich: Symphony No 4 in C minor, Op 43

The place of this controversial symphony in Shostakovich's life is well-known; it was withdrawn from performance by the composer in 1936, following...

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Tue 25 Jun, 2013:
Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 in E minor, Op 93

Vasily Petrenko presides over a masterly performance of one of the 20th century's greatest symphonies. Not only does he secure playing of stunning...

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Wed 22 May, 2013:
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 2 in E minor, Op 27; Aleko (Three Dances)

Vasily Petrenko and his Merseyside cohorts have come up with another out-and-out winner here. That Rachmaninov's epic Second Symphony can rarely have...

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