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Fri 14 Jul, 2017:
Marek: Sinfonia, Op 28; Kletzki: Symphony No 2 in G minor, Op 18

Musiques Suisses claim 'first recording' status for the one-movement Sinfonia (1928) by Polish-born Czesław Marek (1891-1986), but in fact that...

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Mon 03 Jul, 2017:
Beethoven: Piano Concertos – No 1 in C major, Op 15; No 5 in E flat major, Op 73 (Emperor)

How do you interpret Allegro con brio in the first movement of No 1? Carl Czerny, presumably with Beethoven’s approval, suggests the metronome...

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Wed 21 Jun, 2017:
MacMillan: Stabat Mater

James MacMillan’s association with The Sixteen dates back to 2001 when the ensemble commissioned its first new liturgical work from him. This...

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Wed 05 Apr, 2017:
Elgar: Symphony No 1 in A flat major, Op 55; Introduction and Allegro, Op 47

Edward Gardner presides over a dashingly articulate, enviably integrated and deeply-felt account of Elgar's mighty A flat major symphony featuring the...

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Tue 07 Jun, 2016:
Benda: Sinfonias – No 2 in G major; No 3 in C major; No 5 in G major; No 7 in D major; No 8 in D major; No 10 in G major

This recording is a family affair, and rightly so. Georg Anton Benda (1722-1795) remains the most famous name from a long line of Bohemian musicians...

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Tue 31 May, 2016:
Gál: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op 57; Mozart: Piano Concerto No 22 in E flat major, K 482

I've sung the praises of Hans Gál's music previously on Classical Ear (see my reviews – from 9 July 2013 and 12 June 2014 – of his first two...

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Mon 18 Apr, 2016:
Mozart: Violin Concertos – No 2 in D major, K211; No 5 in A major, K219; Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major, K364

Very interesting, this. I’ve always thought that as a Mozartean Frank Peter Zimmermann has travelled the Milstein-Oistrakh-Grumiaux route, with a...

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Mon 27 Jul, 2015:
Atterberg: Symphonies – No 1 in B minor, Op 3; No 5 in D minor, Op 42 (Sinfonia funebre)

How listeners respond to this disc will be determined partly by their knowledge or ignorance of musical history, and by their attitude to musical...

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Wed 22 Jul, 2015:
Nielsen: The Complete Symphonies

Superbly recorded in the BBC Philharmonic's Salford home between October 2012 and February 2015, this new Nielsen symphony cycle (released to coincide...

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Wed 24 Jun, 2015:
Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto in A minor; MacMillan: Oboe Concerto; One for chamber orchestra Britten: 'A Time there was …' – Suite on English Folksongs, Op 90

Vaughan Williams’s ripely pastoral Oboe Concerto finds Nicholas Daniel returning to his beginning with the work that saw him anointed BBC Young...

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Mon 01 Jun, 2015:
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 61; Symphony No 8 in F major, Op 93; Brahms: String Sextet No 1 in B flat major, Op 18

Augustin Dumay’s approach to the Beethoven Concerto is relaxed and agile, with countless subtle bends in the line and a tendency to favour...

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Thu 28 May, 2015:
Lipkin: Symphonies – No 1 (Sinfonia di Roma); No 2 (The Pursuit); No 3 (Sun)

Malcolm Lipkin was born in Liverpool in 1932. His three symphonies each have a name. The First (1965) is Sinfonia di Roma, the opening movement mostly...

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