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Wed 10 Oct, 2018:
Bernstein: Symphony No 2 (The Age of Anxiety)

This performance is the result of a long-held promise: that Krystian Zimerman would perform The Age of Anxiety when Leonard Bernstein turned 100. That...

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Mon 03 Jul, 2017:
Beethoven: Piano Concertos – No 1 in C major, Op 15; No 5 in E flat major, Op 73 (Emperor)

How do you interpret Allegro con brio in the first movement of No 1? Carl Czerny, presumably with Beethoven’s approval, suggests the metronome...

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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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Mon 01 Feb, 2016:
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 77; Bartók: Violin Concerto No 1

Outstanding conducting and playing as Antonio Pappano and Janine Jansen meld in Brahms’s Concerto. Tempos vary according to moods characterised, but...

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Fri 27 Nov, 2015:
Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri

Simon Rattle conducted this performance shortly before the official announcement that he was to become Music Director of the London Symphony...

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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 20 Jan, 2015:
Szymanowski: Symphonies – No 1 in F minor, Op 15; No 3, Op 27 (The Song of the Night); Love Songs of Hafiz, Op 26

Languor – that elusive quality that defines great recordings of Szymanowski – is much in evidence here. In the Third Symphony, the ever-shifting...

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Fri 19 Sep, 2014:
Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No 1, Op 35; Violin Concerto No 2, Op 61; Myths, Op 30

We are not short of superlative versions of this entrancing repertoire. In the concertos both the Zehetmair/Rattle and Zimmermann/Wit partnerships...

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Mon 16 Jun, 2014:
Henze: Symphonies – No 2 (1949); No 10 (2000)

Marek Janowski here completes his Henze symphony cycle with works from opposite ends of the composer’s career. Symphony No 2 (1949) is a sombre...

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Wed 05 Mar, 2014:
Bartók: Piano Concerto No 2; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 3 in C major, Op 26

Enthusiasts of the slowly-declining Romantic style in the early twentieth century should find much to love in the best-known of Prokofiev's five piano...

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Tue 04 Mar, 2014:
Bruckner: Symphony No 9 in D minor

Bernard Haitink (who turns 85 this very day!) has had a lifetime’s association with Bruckner’s music. From February 2013, this his latest (last?)...

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Mon 25 Nov, 2013:
Szymanowski: Symphony No 3, Op 27 (Song of the Night); Symphony No 4 (Sinfonia concertante), Op 60; Stabat Mater, Op 53

Those who invested in the first disc of Valery Gergiev's Szymanowski symphonies might well need little persuading, but he has never struck me as a...

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Wed 24 Jul, 2013:
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (1947 revision); Symphonies of Wind Instruments; Apollon musagète (1947 revision)

Simon Rattle's new recording of The Rite of Spring celebrates that great work's centenary, and it's an excellent performance, with special attention...

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Mon 10 Jun, 2013:
Bruckner: Symphony No 9 in D minor (four-movement version)

A release of no mean significance, the nearest to a world premiere by an acknowledged master, and the chance to encounter a whole new movement in...

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