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Mon 27 Aug, 2018:
Gál: Piano Trio in E major, Op 18; Variations on a popular Viennese tune, Op 9; Shostakovich: Piano Trio No 2 in E minor, Op 67

Here's yet another welcome addition to the Hans Gál discography from AVIE Records, this time showcasing his substantial Piano Trio in E major dating...

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Mon 06 Aug, 2018:
McLeod: Out of the Silence; Percussion Concerto; The Shostakovich Connection; Hebridean Dances

Eighty-four this year, John McLeod’s profile continues to rise with a quartet of full-bodied orchestral pieces from Evelyn Glennie and the Royal...

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Mon 25 Sep, 2017:
Martinů: Cello Concerto No 2, H 304; Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No 2, Op 126

Shostakovich’s Second Cello Concerto (1966) combines subtle introversion with barely controlled rage and the beauty of this production is in the way...

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Mon 26 Jun, 2017:
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No 2 in C sharp minor, Op 129; Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35 (original version)

You either know, or will find out from the booklet note (quirky if exhaustive), that this is the original version of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto...

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Tue 06 Jun, 2017:
Birchall: The Wind in the Willows; Alice in Wonderland

A composition student of Giles Swayne at Cambridge University, and founder member of Cellophony, Richard Birchall, has devised these wholly charming...

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Wed 22 Mar, 2017:
Shostakovich: Piano Concertos – No 1 in C minor, Op 35; No 2 in F major, Op 102; String Quartet No 8 in C minor, Op 110 (arr Giltburg for piano)

Although one may raise an eyebrow that it has been done at all, Boris Giltburg’s transcription of Shostakovich’s desolate and searing Eighth...

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Tue 21 Feb, 2017:
Englund: Violin Concerto; Klami: Violin Concerto

Both violin concertos play for 28 minutes, and – following fellow-Finn Sibelius’s example – they are real discoveries. That by Einar Englund...

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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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Thu 20 Oct, 2016:
Shostakovich: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti, Op 145a; Schoenberg: Kol Nidrei, Op 39

The first time I heard the orchestral version of Shostakovich’s Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti was on a 1970s BBC Radio 3 broadcast by...

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Wed 27 Jan, 2016:
Silvestrov: Piano Sonatas Nos 1-3; Classical Sonata; Children's Music I; Nostalghia

Valentin Silvestrov hails from Ukraine and was born in 1937. This generous (78-minute) selection of his piano music opens with Sonata No 1, which...

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Tue 29 Dec, 2015:
Larsson: Symphony No 2, Op 17; Variations for Orchestra, Op 50; Barococo: Suite for Orchestra, Op 64

Swedish composer Lars-Erik Larsson (1908-86) wrote his Symphony No 2 in 1937. The twin peaks of Scandinavian music – Nielsen and (especially)...

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Fri 18 Sep, 2015:
Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 in E minor, Op 93; Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Passacaglia from Act 2)

Here's the first instalment of three in a new Shostakovich series from DG featuring Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony. Entitled “Under Stalin's...

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