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Mon 04 Sep, 2017:
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, Op 58

Volume Two in Semyon Bychkov's 'Tchaikovsky Project' for Decca Classics repeats the success of its predecessor (a superb coupling of the Pathétique...

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Thu 10 Nov, 2016:
Strauss: Elektra – Suite (conceptualized by Honeck & realized by Ille); Der Rosenkavalier – Suite (arranged by Rodzinski)

For me this brilliantly played Elektra Suite as ‘conceptualised by Manfred Honeck and realised by Tomas Ille’ is something of a wish fulfilment,...

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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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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...

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Wed 09 Dec, 2015:
Beethoven: Symphonies – No 5 in C minor, Op 67; No 7 in A major, Op 92

Reminders of Wilhelm Furtwängler may arise as the opening Fate motif knocks at the door very majestically; and does so throughout the first movement...

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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 18 Jun, 2015:
Bruckner: Symphony No 4 in E flat major (Romantic)

Manfred Honeck distils a truly awesome hush and mystery at the outset of this bracingly alive and exceedingly stimulating account of Bruckner's Fourth...

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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...

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Thu 19 Mar, 2015:
Dvořák: Legends, Op 59; Symphony No 8 in G major, Op 88

José Serebrier's account of the 10 Legends (originally written for piano duet) is an idiomatic treat, brimful of flexibility, innocent wonder and...

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Wed 29 Oct, 2014:
Dvořák: Symphony No 8 in G major, Op 88; Janáček: Jenůfa (Symphonic Suite)

Further proof that Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony are one of the classiest and most sheerly imaginative partnerships around at present. In...

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Tue 21 Jan, 2014:
Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op 20; Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op 28; Tod und Verklärung, Op 24

This is quite a disc. Manfred Honeck's live performances from June 2012 bring so much to admire, not least a thrilling electricity, heaps of chutzpah,...

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Wed 16 Oct, 2013:
Schumann: Symphony No 2 in C major, Op 61; Manfred, Op 115 (Overture); Genoveva, Op 81 (Overture)

Vienna's Musikverein was the venue for this concert performance of Schumann's glorious Second Symphony from Claudio Abbado and his hand-picked...

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