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Wed 01 Mar, 2017:
Brahms: Serenades – No 1 in D major, Op 11; No 2 in A major, Op 16

Jaime Martín masterminds most pleasing accounts of both of Brahms's youthful serenades with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra (of which he has been...

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Tue 14 Jun, 2016:
Dvořák: Symphony No 8 in G major, Op 88; Overture – Carnival, Op 92; Suk: Serenade for Strings in E flat major, Op 6

This is, by my reckoning, Mariss Jansons's third recording of Dvořák's Eighth Symphony. Expertly patched together from two concerts in Munich at the...

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Thu 02 Jun, 2016:
Burgess: Mr W.S. – Ballet Suite for Orchestra; Marche pour une révolution 1789-1989; Mr Burgess's Almanack

What to make of author Anthony Burgess’s music – he who wrote A Clockwork Orange, which Kubrick filmed? Well, it’s rather good: horses will not...

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Thu 29 Oct, 2015:
Nielsen: Violin Concerto, Op 33; Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47; Two Serenades, Op 69

Nielsen's classically influenced 1911 Violin Concerto may be of interest here, and it is certainly worth getting to know. Nielsen did not entirely...

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Thu 16 Jul, 2015:
d'Indy: Wallenstein, Op 12; Fervaal, Op 40 (Prelude to Act 3); Lied, Op 19; Suite dans le style ancien, Op 24; Sérénade et Valse, Op 28

This is the sixth – and final – volume in Rumon Gamba's invaluable Iceland SO series for Chandos of orchestral works by the Frenchman Vincent...

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Tue 14 Apr, 2015:
And the Bridge is Love: English Music for Strings – Works by Howard Goodall, Elgar, William Lloyd Webber, Vaughan Williams, Delius, Walton and Ireland

This is an appealing mix of the familiar and rare, of the substantial and slender, all most expertly and tenderly played by the English Chamber...

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Wed 11 Mar, 2015:
Brahms: Serenades – No 1 in D major, Op 11; No 2 in A major, Op 16

There is much that is thought-provoking about this scrupulously prepared music-making. Riccardo Chailly's distinctively spry, punchy and energetic way...

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Mon 10 Nov, 2014:
Vaughan Williams: Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra; The Lark Ascending; Elgar: Introduction and Allegro, Op 47; Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op 20

Recordings of Vaughan Williams's taut and crisply neo-Classical Violin Concerto (originally entitled Concerto Accademico and composed in 1924-5 for...

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Thu 07 Aug, 2014:
Stenhammar: Serenade in F major, Op 31; Excelsior!, Op 13; Sången (The Song), Op 44 – Interlude

Listened to back-to-back, Sweden’s two Romantic masters Franz Berwald (1796-1868) and Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871-1927) have at least one thing in...

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Wed 16 Jul, 2014:
Beethoven: String Trio in E flat major, Op 3; Serenade in D major, Op 8

Like Mozart’s wonderful Divertimento for string trio (K563), Beethoven’s early effort in the genre is also in E flat and six movements. Over its...

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Mon 24 Feb, 2014:
Mozart: Serenade No 7 in D major, K320 (Posthorn); Symphony No 35 in D major, K385 (Haffner); March in D major, K335

This is not a Mozart recording that will beguile you with its discreet elegance; it will grab you with its forthright use of the brass, compounded by...

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Wed 12 Feb, 2014:
Stenhammar: String Quartets – No 5 in C major, Op 29 (Serenade); No 6 in D minor, Op 35; String Quartet in F minor (1897)

Wilhelm Stenhammar's last two string quartets could hardly be more different from each other: No 5 (written around 1910) possesses a wit, luminosity...

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Mon 03 Feb, 2014:
Brahms: Serenade No 1 in D major, Op 11; Beethoven: Romances – No 1 in G major, Op 40; No 2 in F major, Op 50

Where to go after the Brahms symphonies? Backwards, to the much earlier serenades, Brahms having been born with an old head on young shoulders, as the...

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