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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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Fri 11 Sep, 2015:
Prokofiev: Symphonies – No 4 in C major, Op 47 (1930 version); No 5 in B flat major, Op 100; Dreams, Op 6

This is the penultimate volume in Kirill Karabits's Prokofiev symphony cycle for Onyx. Especially impressive here is the Ukrainian conductor's...

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Wed 04 Mar, 2015:
Schubert: Schwanengesang, D957

After well-received accounts of Die schöne Müllerin and Winterreise (also on Onyx) comes this thoughtful, quietly challenging Schwanengesang from...

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Thu 11 Dec, 2014:
Prokofiev: Symphonies – No 1 in D major, Op 25 (Classical); No 2 in D minor, Op 40; Sinfonietta in A major, Op 5/48; Autumnal Sketch, Op 8

Completed in 1925, Prokofiev's Second Symphony remains the most problematic and sheerly challenging of his cycle, so it's some measure of Kirill...

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Tue 16 Sep, 2014:
Brahms: Cello Sonatas – No 1 in E minor, Op 38; No 2 in F major, Op 99; Trio in A minor for clarinet, cello and piano, Op 114

There’s nothing particularly wrong with this recording; it’s just that the performances of all three works are trumped by alternatives already...

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Thu 03 Apr, 2014:
Prokofiev: Symphonies – No 3 in C minor, Op 44; No 7 in C sharp minor, Op 131 (including alternative ending)

Prokofiev Three is the phoenix that rose from the flames of the opera The Fiery Angel and given an incendiary performance (Rozhdestvensky and...

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Mon 06 Jan, 2014:
Bloch: Violin Sonata No 2 (Poème mystique); Janáček: Violin Sonata; Shostakovich: Violin Sonata, Op 134

Music to soothe the savage breast? Not quite, perhaps, but for Midori the three 20th-century works on this recital 'interweave the anxieties of the...

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