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Thu 20 Dec, 2018:
Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos – No 2 in C minor, Op 18; No 4 in G minor, Op 40; Bach (transcribed by Rachmaninov): Suite from Violin Partita in E major, BWV1006

What’s a transcription? Sir Hubert Parry replies: “An adaptation more intimately suited to the nature of the new medium, taking greater liberties...

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Mon 30 Oct, 2017:
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 5 in D minor, Op 107 (Reformation); The Hebrides – Concert Overture, Op 26; Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64

Realistically engineered within the lively acoustic of Sala 1 Pau Casals at Barcelona's L'Auditori, the latest instalment in Pablo Heras-Casado's...

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Mon 05 Jun, 2017:
Mendelssohn: Symphonies – No 3 in A minor, Op 56 (Scottish); No 5 in D minor, Op 107 (Reformation)

A superb coupling that harbours a major surprise. Like Yannick Nézet-Séguin on his memorable new complete set of Mendelssohn’s numbered symphonies...

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Thu 03 Nov, 2016:
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K 492

The fourth of Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s survey of Mozart’s mature operas from the Baden-Baden Festival is every bit as good as the first three...

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Thu 04 Aug, 2016:
Mahler: Symphony No 1 in D major; Blumine

The opening of this Mahler 1 fades in without ambience, with a suspicion of over-processing, and the distant trumpets come across as artificial. Given...

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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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Wed 02 Sep, 2015:
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé – complete ballet; La Valse

Philippe Jordan secures a delectably poised account of Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé from his combined Parisian forces. Textures glow and shimmer in the...

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Mon 17 Aug, 2015:
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384

This third instalment in Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Baden-Baden Festival’s Mozart cycle follows a punchy, well-paced Don Giovanni and a...

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Tue 16 Jun, 2015:
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé – complete ballet; Pavane pour une infante défunte

BIS are famous for their dynamic recordings, much aided nowadays by the SACD format, and Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé is a virtual godsend for anyone...

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Thu 18 Sep, 2014:
Schumann: Symphonies – No 1 in B flat major, Op 38 (Spring); No 2 in C major, Op 61; No 3 in E flat major, Op 97 (Rhenish); No 4 in D minor, Op 120

There are occasions here where individuality borders on affectation. Near the beginning of the finale of the Spring Symphony, the scurrying first...

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Tue 13 May, 2014:
Schumann: Symphonies – No 1 in B flat major, Op 38 (Spring); No 2 in C major, Op 61; No 3 in E flat major, Op 97 (Rhenish); No 4 in D minor, Op 120

The tired old cliché about Schumann not knowing how to orchestrate has of late been countered with a number of symphony cycles that swap relative...

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Fri 25 Apr, 2014:
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez; Fantasia para un gentilhombre; Invocación y danza; Falla: Homenaje; Danza del Molinero; Sor: Grand Solo; Lennon/McCartney/Takemitsu: Michelle

Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez and Fantasia para un gentilhombre (a concerto in all but name) are so well known that lacklustre performances can make...

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Thu 19 Dec, 2013:
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74 (Pathétique); Romances for violin and piano, Opp 6 & 73

This is a fresh and vital account of the Pathétique. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conjures a lugubrious opening and the solo bassoon laments. Few...

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