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Mon 28 Aug, 2017:
Pfitzner: Die Rose vom Liebesgarten

Here’s a curio. Pfitzner’s Die Rose vom Liebesgarten was already sounding anachronistic when first staged in 1905. A Lohengrin-like,...

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Tue 02 May, 2017:
Nicolai: Die Heimkehr des Verbannten

Otto Nicolai’s reputation rests almost solely on his oft-recorded Die lustigen Weiber (The Merry Wives of Windsor). This belated release of the...

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Fri 07 Apr, 2017:
Dvořák: Symphony No 9 in E minor, Op 95 (From the New World); A Hero's Song, Op 111

It was Gustav Mahler who, in 1898, conducted the world premiere of Dvořák's A Hero's Song. It proved to be the Czech master's orchestral swansong,...

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Mon 30 Jan, 2017:
Brahms: Symphony No 3 in F major, Op 90; Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98

Recorded a few months before the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg was opened to the public this January, these Brahms readings suggest the venue as warm and...

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Mon 19 Dec, 2016:
Dvořák: Symphonies – No 3 in E flat major, Op 10; No 4 in D minor, Op 13

Interesting that, in the first movement of the Fourth Symphony, the ruggedly voiced and infinitely flexible Rafael Kubelík (DG) and transparent...

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Fri 28 Oct, 2016:
Schmidt: Variations on a Hussar's Song; Fantasia for piano and orchestra in B flat major; Chaconne for orchestra in D minor

Three large-scale works from Franz Schmidt here receive elegant and flowing, if slightly understated, performances. Variations of a Hussar’s Song...

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Tue 14 Jun, 2016:
Dvořák: Symphony No 8 in G major, Op 88; Overture – Carnival, Op 92; Suk: Serenade for Strings in E flat major, Op 6

This is, by my reckoning, Mariss Jansons's third recording of Dvořák's Eighth Symphony. Expertly patched together from two concerts in Munich at the...

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Tue 24 May, 2016:
Goldmark: Rustic Wedding Symphony, Op 31; Overture – Der gefesselte Prometheus, Op 38

With Beecham, Bernstein and Toscanini (in excerpt) as selected forerunners, any candidate in the Goldmark ‘Rustic Wedding’ stakes has to cut the...

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Fri 15 Jan, 2016:
Enescu: Symphony No 4 in E minor; Chamber Symphony, Op 33; Nuages d'Automne sur les Forêts

Volker Tarnow’s perceptive notes suggest that Enescu had an impact upon the symphony to match Sibelius, whether as an orchestrator of individuality...

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Thu 05 Nov, 2015:
Moszkowski: Piano Concerto in E major, Op 59; Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16

This is, I think, a rather special disc. Completed in 1898, the Piano Concerto in E major by Moritz Moszkowski (1854-1925) is cast in four movements,...

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Thu 15 Oct, 2015:
Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder

Set down in the admirable acoustic of Cologne's Philharmonie, this new version of Schoenberg's titanic Gurre-Lieder certainly earns its spurs. Not...

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Tue 02 Jun, 2015:
Dvořák: Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 3 (The Bells of Zlonice); Rhapsody, Op 14

Dvořák’s The Bells of Zlonice, pealed out by the horns at the symphony’s opening, is an impressively expansive and ambitious piece, with a nice...

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