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Thu 08 Aug, 2019:
Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite

Is there a more intelligent, musically open-minded violinist at work today than Nicola Benedetti? This latest offering – a concerto and solo suite...

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Thu 25 Jul, 2019:
Bartók: The Wooden Prince; The Miraculous Mandarin (Suite)

Finely honed orchestral playing and superbly realistic sonics grace this undeniably superior Bartók offering from Helsinki. Composed between 1914 and...

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Thu 27 Jun, 2019:
Dove: Run to the Edge; The Ringing Isle; Hojoki (An Account of my Hut); Airport Scenes; Gaia Theory

The meat on the bone in this collection of Jonathan Dove’s orchestral music is the dramatic cantata for countertenor, Hojoki (An Account of my Hut)....

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Tue 11 Jun, 2019:
Chausson: Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Op 19; Symphony in B flat major, Op 20

Composed between 1882 and 1892 and bearing a dedication to Henri Duparc, Ernest Chausson's glorious orchestral song-cycle, Poème de l'amour et de la...

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Tue 04 Jun, 2019:
Berlioz: Harold in Italy; Les Nuits d’Été

“All in all, Harold is a disappointing work in so far as the stern philosophy of its opening is not maintained” (J H Elliot in The Master...

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Mon 20 May, 2019:
Haydn: Die sieben letzten Worte (The Seven Last Words) – Orchestral Version

Daring to dig deep, daring to be emotional, daring to throw caution to the winds. They were the objectives of six string quartets formed from students...

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Mon 01 Apr, 2019:
David Fennessy: Panopticon; Piano Trio (Music for the pauses in a conversation between John Cage and Morton Feldman); 13 Factories; Hirta Rounds

There’s so much to admire, be intrigued, excited, engaged and pleased by in this fascinating collection of pieces by the Irish composer David...

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Mon 25 Mar, 2019:
Elgar: The Wand of Youth – Suites Nos 1 & 2, Opp 1a & 1b; Nursery Suite; Salut d'amour, Op 12; Chanson de nuit, Op 15 No 1

This latest offering in Sir Mark Elder's Elgar series with the Hallé strikes me as an unbridled success. Subtitled 'Music to a child's play' and...

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Mon 07 Jan, 2019:
Stravinsky: Petrushka, ballet in four tableaux (1911); Jeu de cartes, “ballet in three deals” (1936)

This lively rendition of the 1911 Petrushka is a convincing endorsement of the great story ballet, composed just one year after Firebird, that for...

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Mon 31 Dec, 2018:
Elgar: The Hills of Dreamland – Orchestral Songs; Grania and Diarmid, Op 42

Too long overlooked and in need of a champion, Elgar’s songs may just have found one in Kathryn Rudge. Dip into the rapt reverie of Pleading (whose...

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Mon 17 Dec, 2018:
Harbison: Requiem

Although John Harbison began his powerful, potent Requiem as early as 1985, he completed it in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks in 2001. It...

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Mon 10 Dec, 2018:
American Concertos – Bernstein: Serenade, West Side Story: Symphonic Dances; Korngold: Violin Concerto; Rózsa: Violin Concerto

The two programmes of 20th-century American concertos from Baiba Skride coupled together here offer very different listening experiences. Erring on...

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Thu 06 Dec, 2018:
Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op 30; Don Quixote, Op 35

The sixth and final volume in this enjoyable series devoted to Richard Strauss's orchestral works pairs two impressive live performances from March...

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