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Fri 16 Nov, 2018:
Beethoven: Symphony No 3 in E flat major, Op 55 (Eroica); Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op 11

Let’s talk Strauss first, not yet nineteen when he composed this concerto, the tough horn part foxing his father for whom it was written. Not...

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Thu 10 Nov, 2016:
Strauss: Elektra – Suite (conceptualized by Honeck & realized by Ille); Der Rosenkavalier – Suite (arranged by Rodzinski)

For me this brilliantly played Elektra Suite as ‘conceptualised by Manfred Honeck and realised by Tomas Ille’ is something of a wish fulfilment,...

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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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Wed 09 Dec, 2015:
Beethoven: Symphonies – No 5 in C minor, Op 67; No 7 in A major, Op 92

Reminders of Wilhelm Furtwängler may arise as the opening Fate motif knocks at the door very majestically; and does so throughout the first movement...

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Thu 18 Jun, 2015:
Bruckner: Symphony No 4 in E flat major (Romantic)

Manfred Honeck distils a truly awesome hush and mystery at the outset of this bracingly alive and exceedingly stimulating account of Bruckner's Fourth...

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Thu 19 Mar, 2015:
Dvořák: Legends, Op 59; Symphony No 8 in G major, Op 88

José Serebrier's account of the 10 Legends (originally written for piano duet) is an idiomatic treat, brimful of flexibility, innocent wonder and...

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Wed 29 Oct, 2014:
Dvořák: Symphony No 8 in G major, Op 88; Janáček: Jenůfa (Symphonic Suite)

Further proof that Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony are one of the classiest and most sheerly imaginative partnerships around at present. In...

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Tue 21 Jan, 2014:
Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op 20; Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op 28; Tod und Verklärung, Op 24

This is quite a disc. Manfred Honeck's live performances from June 2012 bring so much to admire, not least a thrilling electricity, heaps of chutzpah,...

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