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Fri 13 Oct, 2017:
Prokofiev: Piano Concertos – No 1 in D flat major, Op 10; No 3 in C major, Op 26; Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op 34bis

Enviably polished, supremely tasteful accounts of this appealing repertoire, if not quite the whole story. Simon Trpčeski proves a shapely and...

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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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Mon 13 Mar, 2017:
Elgar: Symphony No 2 in E flat major, Op 63; Carissima; Mina; Chanson de matin, Op 15 No 2

Here's a memorable companion release to this team's stimulating take on Elgar's First Symphony (reviewed by Ivor Solomons on 16 March 2015). Drawing...

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Mon 05 Dec, 2016:
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op 64

The finest Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet we’ve had since Gennadi Rozhdestvensky’s Bolshoi recording from the 1950s (Melodiya), and I’m not forgetting...

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Wed 22 Jun, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Symphonies – No 1 in G minor, Op 7 (Winter Dreams); No 2 in C minor, Op 17 (Little Russian); No 5 in E minor, Op 64

There are details to relish here, mostly with respect to the way the (excellent) orchestra is balanced: in the Fifth Symphony, for example, the trio...

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Mon 14 Dec, 2015:
Scriabin: Symphony No 3, Op 43 (The Divine Poem); The Poem of Ecstasy, Op 54

A big, bold Divine Poem that more than fits the bill. For evidence, beam up around 5'30” into the first movement: after a brassy lento introduction...

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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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Thu 09 Jul, 2015:
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien, Op 45; Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture; Francesca da Rimini, Op 32; 1812 Overture, Op 49

The brass commands sonorous attention to introduce the colourful musical postcard that is Capriccio Italien, given full character and impetuous dash...

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Mon 16 Mar, 2015:
Elgar: Symphony No 1 in A flat major, Op 55; Cockaigne, Op 40

Every composer worth his or her salt brings something new to the listener. The same is true of performers. There is so much imagination and invention...

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Fri 19 Sep, 2014:
Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No 1, Op 35; Violin Concerto No 2, Op 61; Myths, Op 30

We are not short of superlative versions of this entrancing repertoire. In the concertos both the Zehetmair/Rattle and Zimmermann/Wit partnerships...

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Fri 13 Dec, 2013:
Shostakovich: Symphony No 4 in C minor, Op 43

The place of this controversial symphony in Shostakovich's life is well-known; it was withdrawn from performance by the composer in 1936, following...

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Tue 25 Jun, 2013:
Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 in E minor, Op 93

Vasily Petrenko presides over a masterly performance of one of the 20th century's greatest symphonies. Not only does he secure playing of stunning...

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Wed 22 May, 2013:
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 2 in E minor, Op 27; Aleko (Three Dances)

Vasily Petrenko and his Merseyside cohorts have come up with another out-and-out winner here. That Rachmaninov's epic Second Symphony can rarely have...

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