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Tue 03 Apr, 2018:
Sibelius: Tapiola, Op 112; En Saga, Op 9; Eight Songs (orch Aulis Sallinen)

Sibelius called En Saga a tone poem but never revealed its story, only saying “It has got a down-home feeling. How could one think of anything but...

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Fri 15 Sep, 2017:
Potter: Piano Concertos – No 2 in D minor; No 4 in E major; Variazioni di bravura on a theme by Rossini

Prior to his appointment in 1832 as principal of the Royal Academy of Music, London-born Cipriani Potter (1792-1871) had already amassed a sizeable...

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Fri 14 Apr, 2017:
Bruch: String Octet in B flat major, Op posth; String Quintets in A minor and E flat major, Opp posth

These three very likeable chamber offerings by Max Bruch (1838-1920) – all written in Berlin towards the very end of his career – receive joyously...

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Fri 03 Mar, 2017:
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 1 in D minor, Op 13

Stitched together from two live performances that took place in Dortmund's Konzerthaus towards the end of February 2016, this is a far from negligible...

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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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Mon 19 Sep, 2016:
Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge, Op 121; Lieder und Gesänge, Op 32; 5 Lieder nach Gedichten von Heinrich Heine

To say that Matthias Goerne is the present generation’s Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau is not to suggest that he sounds anything remotely like his great...

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Wed 27 Jul, 2016:
Rouse: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4; Odna Zhizn; Prospero's Rooms

Back in 1993, the American composer Christopher Rouse, a very significant talent in my view, famously composed a moving flute concerto dedicated to...

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Mon 25 Apr, 2016:
Janáček: Glagolitic Mass; Adagio; Hail Mary; Our Father

This is the second recording with Nordic origins of Janáček’s rambunctious Glagolitic Mass to be released by Chandos, the first being Sir Charles...

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Fri 28 Aug, 2015:
Amores Pasados – Lute Songs and Transcriptions by Lope de Vega, John Paul Jones, Bécquier, Fletcher, Warlock, Campion, Picforth, Tony Banks, Moeran and Sting

For anyone unacquainted with the eclectic solo career of ex-Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones it might come as a surprise to hear his “Amores...

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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 17 Jul, 2014:
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op 45 (A German Requiem)

The German Requiem was the work that Valery Gergiev chose to sign off his 13-year tenure as chief conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic in 2008. (A...

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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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Fri 18 Oct, 2013:
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos 1-9

Beethoven’s nine symphonies, a pinnacle of Western music, include the Eroica, Pastoral and Choral. Frans Brüggen has a second recorded go at the...

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Sat 05 Oct, 2013:
Wagner at the Met – Der fliegende Holländer; Lohengrin; Der Ring des Nibelungen; Tannhäuser; Tristan und Isolde (live recordings from 1936-1954)

Have you ever been blown away by a great work then dreamt of its ideal performance? If ‘Wagner at the Met’ isn’t quite that series of dreams, it...

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