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Fri 14 Jul, 2017:
Marek: Sinfonia, Op 28; Kletzki: Symphony No 2 in G minor, Op 18

Musiques Suisses claim 'first recording' status for the one-movement Sinfonia (1928) by Polish-born Czesław Marek (1891-1986), but in fact that...

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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...

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Thu 05 Jan, 2017:
Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie, Op 64

Here is the fourth volume in Sebastian Weigle's series of orchestral music by Richard Strauss. Drawing alert and polished playing from his Frankfurt...

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Tue 22 Nov, 2016:
Friedman: Piano Quintet in C minor; Różyicki: Piano Quintet in C minor, Op 35

Polish piano quintets in C minor are becoming a niche interest for Jonathan Plowright and the Szymanowski Quartet on Hyperion. They follow up their...

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Thu 13 Oct, 2016:
Copland: Appalachian Spring (Complete Ballet); Hear ye! Hear ye!

Composed for the American dancer and choreographer Ruth Page (1899-1991), Copland's 1934 ballet Hear ye! Hear ye! is set in a Chicago courtroom, its...

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Wed 12 Oct, 2016:
Gounod: Cinq-Mars

Set in France in the time of Louis XIII and the formidable Cardinal Richelieu, the Marquis of Cinq-Mars is requested to lead those plotting against...

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Mon 12 Sep, 2016:
Stojowski: Violin Concerto in G minor, Op 22; Romanze in E flat major, Op 20; Wieniawski: Fantaisie brillante sur des motifs de l'opéra Faust de Gounod, Op 20

Polish composers Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880) and Zygmunt Stojowski (1869-1946) make a good pairing. Stojowski’s Violin Concerto and Romanze, both...

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Thu 25 Aug, 2016:
Prokofiev: Symphony No 6 in E flat minor, Op 111; Waltz Suite, Op 110

We have reached the penultimate instalment in Marin Alsop's Prokofiev symphony cycle for Naxos. Drawing some notably spruce playing from her eager...

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Mon 11 Jul, 2016:
Bruckner: Symphony No 5 in B flat major (Nowak Edition, 1878)

Here is a compellingly lucid performance of a massive, and tuneful, symphony by Bruckner. The disc is well-filled at nearly 80 minutes, and the...

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Wed 02 Mar, 2016:
Mahler: Symphony No 1 in D major; Blumine

Hannu Lintu’s Mahler 1 faces a crowded field, with another imminently expected from Yannick Nézet-Séguin in Munich on BR Klassik. The situation is...

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Thu 25 Feb, 2016:
Różycki: Piano Concertos– No 1 in G minor, Op 43; No 2; Ballade in G major, Op 18

Volume 67 of Hyperion’s exhaustive Romantic Piano Concerto series will leave you wondering why you haven’t encountered the music of Ludomir...

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Wed 13 Jan, 2016:
Elgar: Sea Pictures, Op 37; Polonia, Op 76; Pomp and Circumstance Marches, Op 39

Here the Halle Orchestra's own label provides a solid mix of the well-known, lesser-known and all-but-unknown Elgar. Alice Coote gives a refined if...

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Thu 24 Dec, 2015:
Dancing Day – Music for Christmas by Britten, Rutter, Hadley, Mathias, Matthew Martin & Trad. (arr Scott and Ledger)

John Scott's sudden death last August aged only 59 robbed the musical world of a superb organist and choirmaster. The present collection shows off to...

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Fri 18 Dec, 2015:
Prokofiev: Symphonies – No 4 in C major, Op 112; No 6 in E flat minor, Op 111; Symphonic Fragment (1902)

The final instalment in Kirill Karabits's Prokofiev symphony cycle leads off with the mighty Sixth. Written between 1945 and 1947, it's arguably the...

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