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Tue 18 Oct, 2016:
Wine Dark Sea – Dan Welcher: Spumante; Donald Grantham: J'ai été au bal; Frank Ticheli: Concerto for Clarinet; John Mackey: Wine Dark Sea (Symphony for Band)

Seventy minutes of wind-band music includes the album’s title piece, Wine-Dark Sea (the hyphen appears only within the booklet) by John Mackey, a...

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Tue 20 Sep, 2016:
Moszkowski: Piano Concerto in B minor, Op 3; Schulz-Evler: Russian Rhapsody, Op 14

Hyperion’s Romantic Piano Concerto series continues to unearth interesting repertoire and give it premiere recordings. Both works included here were...

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Mon 20 Jun, 2016:
Herbert: Cello Concertos – No 1 in D major, Op 8; No 2 in E minor, Op 30; Irish Rhapsody for Grand Orchestra

If all you know of Victor Herbert are his late-flowering, feather-light, meringue-sweet operettas, this coupling of his two cello concertos will prove...

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Tue 03 May, 2016:
Weiner: Csongor and Tünde, Op 10; Ballad, Op 28

The music of Leó Weiner (1885-1960), an eminent and long-serving teacher at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, should delight listeners who treasure...

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Wed 29 Jul, 2015:
Hartmann: Concerto funebre; Weinberg: Concertino, Op 42; Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes, Op 47 No 3; Shostakovich: Unfinished Sonata for violin and piano (1945)

In recent years Linus Roth and the good folk at Challenge Classics have been on something of a crusade for the music of Mieczysław Weinberg...

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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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Tue 12 May, 2015:
Britten: Simple Symphony, Op 4; Rhapsody (1930); Quartettino (1930); Phantasy in F minor for string quintet; String Quartet in F (1928)

Simple Symphony without the ballast of basses; it sounds a little twee at times as a string quartet (albeit this option is allowed for), but the...

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Mon 09 Mar, 2015:
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major; Philip Lasser: The Circle and the Child – Concerto for Piano and Orchestra; Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Having just enjoyed a BBC Radio 3 survey of available recordings of Ravel’s G major Concerto, I wondered how Simone Dinnerstein’s version might...

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Tue 06 Jan, 2015:
Sol Gabetta: Prayer – Bloch: Schelomo, From Jewish Life; Nigun, Méditation hébraïque; Shostakovich: From Jewish Folk Poetry; Casals: El Cant dels Ocells (The Song of the Birds)

Sometimes we want an hour of peaceful thoughtfulness. The cello does the honours on this strongly-felt disc from the award-winning Argentine virtuoso,...

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Wed 12 Nov, 2014:
Bax: Phantasy for Viola and Orchestra; Overture, Elegy and Rondo; Four Orchestral Pieces

Here’s a disc of all but forgotten music lent persuasive advocacy by that redoubtable champion of British music, Andrew Davis, in his first foray...

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Mon 18 Aug, 2014:
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op 35; Balakirev: Islamey (orch Lyapunov); Ippolitov-Ivanov: Two Caucasian Sketches; Erkin: Köçekçe – Dance Rhapsody for Orchestra

If you think you know Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, then it is worth hearing this latest recording by Sascha Goetzel and the Borusan Istanbul...

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Mon 31 Mar, 2014:
Raff: Symphony No 5 in E major, Op 177 (Lenore); Overtures – Dame Kobold, Op 154; König Alfred; Die Eifersuchtigen; Dornröschen (Prelude); Abends, Op 163b

Enthusiasts of visual art respond to a vast spectrum of paintings. Works by so-called minor artists fetch decent sums in the auction rooms; that...

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Mon 27 Jan, 2014:
Bloch: Schelomo; Voice in the Wilderness; Caplet: Épiphanie; Ravel: Kaddish

In the accompanying booklet cellist Raphael Wallfisch significantly recalls his boyhood infatuation with Emanuel Feuermann's legendary and utterly...

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