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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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