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Thu 25 Jul, 2019:
Bartók: The Wooden Prince; The Miraculous Mandarin (Suite)

Finely honed orchestral playing and superbly realistic sonics grace this undeniably superior Bartók offering from Helsinki. Composed between 1914 and...

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Tue 02 Dec, 2014:
Bartók: Kossuth; Two Portraits, Op 5; Suite No 1, Op 3

This must be one of the recordings of the year. In the early symphonic poem Kossuth (which I have never heard better performed) we find the young...

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Tue 25 Nov, 2014:
Ravel: Orchestral Works, Volume 2

Thinking 20th-century ballet masterpieces, two spring to mind that are best known for their respective suites but that are infinitely more effective...

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Wed 03 Sep, 2014:
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber; Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges – Suite, Op 33bis; Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin, Op 19 (Suite)

Mouth-watering and terrific music in good performances, although each one falls short of the very best. Hindemith’s transformation of Weber’s...

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