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Thu 09 Aug, 2018:
Harbison: Symphony No 4; Ruggles: Sun-Treader; Stucky: Second Concerto for Orchestra

By no means the definitive American symphony, John Harbison’s Fourth Symphony (dating from 2004) is nonetheless a quintessential example. In five...

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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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Wed 06 Jul, 2016:
Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op 123

Ever wondered why Beethoven began his Missa solemnis on a weak beat? Is it connected to what J W N Sullivan said in 1927: that the composer “came to...

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Mon 14 Dec, 2015:
Scriabin: Symphony No 3, Op 43 (The Divine Poem); The Poem of Ecstasy, Op 54

A big, bold Divine Poem that more than fits the bill. For evidence, beam up around 5'30” into the first movement: after a brassy lento introduction...

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Fri 05 Jun, 2015:
Weir: Storm; All the Ends of the Earth; Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis; Missa del Cid; The Song Song True

This enchanting, enveloping collection of largely a cappella pieces from the last quarter-century marks Judith Weir’s appointment as Master of the...

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Thu 10 Jul, 2014:
Bruckner: Mass No 3 in F minor

Robin Ticciati offers an old-fashioned reading of Bruckner’s most expansive Mass setting. Tempos are generally slow, and textures, from orchestra...

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