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Tue 07 Mar, 2017:
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op 40; Don Juan, Op 20

Paavo Järvi's new Richard Strauss series for RCA with the NHK Symphony Orchestra is launched in handsome style with a ripely engineered Don Juan...

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Thu 05 Jan, 2017:
Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie, Op 64

Here is the fourth volume in Sebastian Weigle's series of orchestral music by Richard Strauss. Drawing alert and polished playing from his Frankfurt...

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Thu 10 Nov, 2016:
Strauss: Elektra – Suite (conceptualized by Honeck & realized by Ille); Der Rosenkavalier – Suite (arranged by Rodzinski)

For me this brilliantly played Elektra Suite as ‘conceptualised by Manfred Honeck and realised by Tomas Ille’ is something of a wish fulfilment,...

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Thu 27 Oct, 2016:
Diepenbrock: Elektra (Symphonic Suite); De Vogels – Overture; Marsyas (Concert Suite)

Self-taught Dutch composer Alphons Diepenbrock (1862-1921) was respected by Mahler, Strauss and Schoenberg during his lifetime, though his music still...

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Thu 01 Sep, 2016:
Reger: 33 Songs

Max Reger deserves better than his reputation as dour composer of organ music often affords him. Should you doubt this, then I suggest his large song...

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Thu 11 Feb, 2016:
Saimir Pirgu: Il mio canto – Operatic Arias by Verdi, Puccini, Gounod, Richard Strauss, Cilea, Donizetti and Massenet

Saimir Pirgu is a young Albanian tenor who is becoming well-known around the world and has had marvellous reviews. He opens this recital with a hugely...

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Tue 22 Dec, 2015:
Wainwright: Prima Donna

Inspired by Maria Callas, commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera (but withdrawn by the composer after objections to it being sung in his preferred...

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Thu 27 Aug, 2015:
Jongen: Violin Concerto in B minor, Op 17; Adagio symphonique in B major, Op 20; Fantasia in E major, Op 12; Lazzari: Rapsodie in E minor

All the works on this disc are amiable pieces, finely crafted, and the performances are first-rate. Joseph Jongen (1873-1953), a Belgian, is best...

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Tue 21 Apr, 2015:
Wagenaar: Sinfonietta; Frühlingsgewalt; Elverhöi; Amphitrion; Le Cid

If the music of Dutchman Johan Wagenaar (1862-1941) doesn’t get much of a look in these days, it deserves better. This second CPO volume of his...

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Thu 26 Mar, 2015:
Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op 20; Ein Heldenleben, Op 40

An authoritative Don Juan to open, not the most dashing portrayal of the lothario but immediate testimony to the excellence and responsiveness of the...

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Tue 10 Mar, 2015:
Comédie et Tragédie, Volume 1 – Lully: Suite from 'Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme'; Rebel: Les Éléments; Marais: Suite from 'Alcyone'

The Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra, Tempesta di Mare, are in the midst of a fruitful relationship with Chandos: having previously recorded albums of...

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Mon 09 Feb, 2015:
Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op 40; Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)

The opening of Ein Heldenleben is a little spongy, the first section less than fearlessly daring if blossoming detail, Daniel Barenboim (as recently...

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Thu 05 Feb, 2015:
Dorothea Röschmann: Portraits – Lieder by Schubert, Schumann, Richard Strauss and Wolf

Much touted as Dorothea Röschmann’s solo debut on disc (overlooking her 2000 collection of Handel’s German arias with the Akademie für Alte...

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