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Mon 27 Feb, 2017:
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 1 in G minor, Op 13 (Winter Dreams); The Tempest, Op 18

Here's a distinctive take on early Tchaikovsky from Granada-born Pablo Heras-Casado at the helm of his bright-eyed and bushy-tailed Orchestra of St...

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Tue 07 Feb, 2017:
Tishchenko: Symphony No 8; Concerto for violin, piano and string orchestra; Three Songs to Poems of Marina Tsvetayeva

The opening of the Concerto (2006) finds the violin appealingly expressive, whereas the piano knocks on the door in a fateful manner; the spectre of...

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Wed 09 Nov, 2016:
David Matthews: Piano Quintet, Op 92; Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 57

The concise four-movement Piano Quintet (1995) by David Matthews includes a Tango and a Chaconne. It’s a most inviting work that opens in lyrical...

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Tue 01 Nov, 2016:
Chopin: 24 Mazurkas

Andrew Achenbach enthusiastically greeted Pavel Kolesnikov’s playing of Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons (reviewed 23 January 2015). The 26-year-old's...

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Fri 23 Sep, 2016:
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 1 in D minor, Op 13; Balakirev: Tamara

Valery Gergiev rounds off his Rachmaninov symphony cycle for LSO Live with this typically red-blooded account of the First, whose shambles of 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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Thu 11 Aug, 2016:
Satie: Piano Works

Russian-German pianist Olga Scheps marks the 150th anniversary of Erik Satie’s birth with a programme that mixes perennial favourites like the Six...

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Wed 22 Jun, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Symphonies – No 1 in G minor, Op 7 (Winter Dreams); No 2 in C minor, Op 17 (Little Russian); No 5 in E minor, Op 64

There are details to relish here, mostly with respect to the way the (excellent) orchestra is balanced: in the Fifth Symphony, for example, the trio...

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Mon 13 Jun, 2016:
Hesketh: Through Magic Casements; Horae (Pro Clara); Notte oscura; Three Japanese Miniatures

There’s a curious but compelling amalgam at the heart of this richly satisfying recital. Simultaneously concentrated and relaxed, Kenneth...

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Fri 29 Apr, 2016:
Haydn: Six String Quartets, Op 50 (Prussian)

Haydn’s six ‘Prussian’ string quartets have not always received the attention accorded the composer’s other quartets. Listening to The London...

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Mon 29 Feb, 2016:
Captain Hume's Journey to India

What if, wonders Philippe Pierlot, the eccentric viola da gamba player and composer Tobias Hume (c.1569-1645) had travelled to India? Indeed Hume, who...

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Wed 03 Feb, 2016:
Casella: Symphony No 1 in B minor, Op 5; Symphonic Fragments from 'Le Couvent sur l'eau', Op 19; Elegia eroica, Op 29

Hats off to Gianandrea Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic for their latest, hugely enjoyable release in this orchestral series. The Symphony (finished...

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Mon 04 Jan, 2016:
Lang Lang in Paris – Chopin: The 4 Scherzi; Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op 37a

Lang Lang’s pairing of Chopin’s Four Scherzi with Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons is an interesting if uneven affair in this 2-CD release made at...

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