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Fri 01 Sep, 2017:
Ravel: L'heure espagnole; Chabrier: España

The earlier of Maurice Ravel’s two operas, L’heure espagnole (1908) shares some of the comic spirit of his later one, L’enfant et les...

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Fri 07 Apr, 2017:
Dvořák: Symphony No 9 in E minor, Op 95 (From the New World); A Hero's Song, Op 111

It was Gustav Mahler who, in 1898, conducted the world premiere of Dvořák's A Hero's Song. It proved to be the Czech master's orchestral swansong,...

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Thu 23 Mar, 2017:
Mahler: Symphony No 9 in D major

Mariss Jansons’s Munich Mahler scores highest for warmth, intelligence and emotional centredness. BR Klassik grant his orchestra a tonal profile...

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Wed 14 Dec, 2016:
Rott: Symphony No 1 in E major

A fellow student with Gustav Mahler in Anton Bruckner’s composition class, Hans Rott (1858-1884) left his mark on the symphonic form. Rott’s...

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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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Mon 18 Apr, 2016:
Mozart: Violin Concertos – No 2 in D major, K211; No 5 in A major, K219; Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major, K364

Very interesting, this. I’ve always thought that as a Mozartean Frank Peter Zimmermann has travelled the Milstein-Oistrakh-Grumiaux route, with a...

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Wed 02 Mar, 2016:
Mahler: Symphony No 1 in D major; Blumine

Hannu Lintu’s Mahler 1 faces a crowded field, with another imminently expected from Yannick Nézet-Séguin in Munich on BR Klassik. The situation is...

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Mon 21 Dec, 2015:
Lasso: Prophetiae Sibyllarum; Dixit Dominus; Angelus ad pastores; Quem vidistis pastores; Videntes stellam; Ave Maria; Magnificat

Orlando di Lasso (1530/32-1594), probably the most celebrated European composer of his time, spent most of his working life at the court of the...

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Wed 07 Oct, 2015:
Mendelssohn: Symphonies – No 4 in A major, Op 90 (Italian); No 5 in D minor, Op 107 (Reformation)

One of Mendelssohn’s most popular works, the Italian Symphony receives a bracing performance, not as relaxed or as sunny as others, with some...

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Wed 29 Jul, 2015:
Hartmann: Concerto funebre; Weinberg: Concertino, Op 42; Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes, Op 47 No 3; Shostakovich: Unfinished Sonata for violin and piano (1945)

In recent years Linus Roth and the good folk at Challenge Classics have been on something of a crusade for the music of Mieczysław Weinberg...

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Tue 17 Mar, 2015:
Mozart: Violin Concertos – No 1 in B flat major, K207; No 3 in G major, K216; No 4 in D major, K218; Adagio in E major, K261; Rondo in C major, K373

It’s been many years since I’ve heard Mozart playing that comes closer in style to that of the great David Oistrakh than Frank Peter...

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Fri 20 Feb, 2015:
Verdi: Requiem

Recorded live in Munich’s Gasteig Philharmonie in October 2013, this riveting performance combines poetic mien with muscular piety to produce a...

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Fri 21 Nov, 2014:
Serenissima: Music from Renaissance Europe on Venetian viols

This lovely recital was inspired by the work of viol maker Richard Jones, whose painstaking reconstructions of instruments based on the last surviving...

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