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Thu 19 Jul, 2018:
Bach: Violin Concertos – No 1 in A minor, BWV 1041; No 2 in E major, BWV 1042; Partita for Solo Violin No 2, BWV 1004

Seventeen-year-old Swedish virtuoso Daniel Lozakovich makes an accomplished debut on the Yellow Label with intelligently chosen repertoire in...

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Wed 27 Jun, 2018:
Alfvén: Symphony No 1 in F minor, Op 7; Drapa, Op 27; Midsommarvaka, Op 19

Volume 1 in a new cycle of Hugo Alfvén symphonies from CPO kicks off in propitious fashion with a dashingly eloquent account of the likeable First...

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Wed 28 Jun, 2017:
Golijov: The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind; Lindberg: The Erratic Dreams of Mr Grönstedt

Beware Swedish cognac. Over-indulgence took Christian Lindberg into a world of hallucinogenic make-believe, out of which came his delirious clarinet...

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Thu 16 Feb, 2017:
Sibelius: In the Stream of Life – Orchestral Songs (orch Rautavaara); Pohjola's Daughter, Op 49; Romance in C major, Op 42; The Oceanides, Op 73

This disc presents the premiere recording of In the Stream of Life, a collection of Sibelius songs orchestrated by Einojuhani Rautavaara in 2013-14....

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Mon 23 Jan, 2017:
Schreker: Orchestral music from the operas

Born in Monaco and educated in Vienna, Franz Schreker (1878-1934) was a major player in the opera houses of Europe, before persecution by the Nazis...

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Fri 04 Nov, 2016:
Berlioz: Symphonie fanstastique, Op 14; Rameau: Suite de Hippolyte et Aricie

Back in 1733, Rameau turned tables with Hippolyte et Aricie. Today it may also be radical to hear it played on modern instruments, as here. But...

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Tue 25 Oct, 2016:
Dean: Shadow Music; Etüdenfest; Short Stories; Testament; Beethoven: Adagio molto e mesto from String Quartet in F major, Op 59 No 1 (arr Brett Dean)

Menace and the macabre lurk in the unsettling echoes and shifting shadows that abound in this compendium by the doyen of Australian post-modernism,...

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Mon 09 May, 2016:
Atterberg: Symphony No 3 in D major, Op 10 (Västkustbilder); Three Nocturnes, Op 35bis; Vittorioso, Op 58

The Third Symphony is one of Kurt Atterberg’s most popular works. As its title, ‘West Coast Pictures’, suggests, the symphony is a series of...

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Wed 04 May, 2016:
Brahms: Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor, Op 15; Four Ballads, Op 10

'Maestoso', the instruction in the first movement, translates to 'majestic'. But how majestic is majestic? Daniel Harding doesn’t hesitate,...

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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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Fri 08 Jan, 2016:
Mozart: Operatic Arias

Starting with Elettra’s final aria from Idomeneo, Dorothea Röschmann flings herself from tenderness to despair to absolute raving, allowing her...

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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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Thu 01 Oct, 2015:
Sibelius: The Complete Songs

Originally released by Decca in the autumn of 1984 on its own Argo label, this absorbing anthology houses Sibelius's criminally underrated song output...

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Tue 18 Aug, 2015:
Sempre libera – Opera Arias by Donizetti, Gounod, Bellini, Bizet, Delibes, Puccini, Meyerbeer, Offenbach, Messager and Verdi

This SACD is a joy for the beauty and versatility of Miah Persson’s voice and for its variety of arias. After the jocularity of the opening aria...

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