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Mon 29 Oct, 2018:
Schubert: Symphony No 9 in C major, D 944 (Great)

Mariss Jansons doesn’t exactly steal in. He turns the opening eight-bar horn call marked piano into a forthright statement, and though he...

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Fri 18 Nov, 2016:
Songs from Our Ancestors: Music by John Dowland, Ruan Ji, Benjamin Britten, Franz Schubert, Xu Changjun, Dominick Argento, Chen Yi, Stephen Goss and Anonymous

A first disc from London’s Globe Theatre offers a fine introduction for those outside the capital to the venue’s musical programme. Recorded in...

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Wed 07 Sep, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 2 in G major, Op 44; Khachaturian: Piano Concerto

Unlike its forerunner, Tchaikovsky’s Second Piano Concerto has languished unloved and suffered unkind cuts – most prominently to the concertante...

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Mon 11 Jul, 2016:
Bruckner: Symphony No 5 in B flat major (Nowak Edition, 1878)

Here is a compellingly lucid performance of a massive, and tuneful, symphony by Bruckner. The disc is well-filled at nearly 80 minutes, and the...

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Thu 21 Jan, 2016:
Wagner: Das Rheingold

Here's a Das Rheingold that punches well above its weight and price bracket. Tempo-wise, Jaap van Zweden, like Karajan and unlike Gergiev (reviewed 27...

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Wed 09 Dec, 2015:
Beethoven: Symphonies – No 5 in C minor, Op 67; No 7 in A major, Op 92

Reminders of Wilhelm Furtwängler may arise as the opening Fate motif knocks at the door very majestically; and does so throughout the first movement...

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Wed 11 Nov, 2015:
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major; Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major; Fauré: Ballade in F sharp major, Op 19

Yuja Wang generates a sparkling and admirably articulate rapport in the two Ravel piano concertos with Zurich's Tonhalle Orchestra under its dynamic...

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Mon 26 Oct, 2015:
Volans: violin:piano; Etude 9 (Eight Bells for Mary); viola: piano; Passi leggieri

Immediately obvious in Kevin Volans’s hypnotic new chamber compendium is the conflicting tug and tumult of deep, dislocating emotional currents....

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Tue 14 Jul, 2015:
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer

Wagner’s ghostly tale of a blasphemous sea captain condemned forever to sail the high seas until released by the love of a virtuous woman receives a...

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Mon 02 Feb, 2015:
Brahms: Violin Sonatas – No 1 in G major, Op 78; No 2 in A major, Op 100; No 3 in D minor, Op 108; Scherzo in C minor

Johannes Brahms’s three sonatas for violin and piano (note the ‘and’) are full of wonderful melodies and different moods, all wrapped in...

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Tue 09 Dec, 2014:
Masterpieces in Miniature: Works by Litolff, Mahler, Fauré, Debussy, Schubert, Ives, Rachmaninov, Dvořák, Sibelius, Delius, Grieg and Delibes

There are plenty of CDs around that show a major conductor’s mettle in big symphonies. Not so many however in miniatures, a genre almost lost to us...

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Tue 15 Jul, 2014:
Rachmaninov: Piano Sonatas – No 1 in D minor, Op 28; No 2 in B flat major, Op 36; Preludes, Op 23 – No 4 in D major; No 5 in G minor; No 6 in E flat major

Xiayin Wang’s first disc of Rachmaninov received much praise when first released, so it is unsurprising that Chandos follow it with the beginnings...

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Wed 11 Jun, 2014:
Brahms: Violin Sonatas – No 1 in G major, Op 78; No 2 in A major, Op 100; No 3 in D minor, Op 108; Scherzo in C minor; Wiegenlied, Op 49 No 4 (arr Lenehan)

This is the first recorded collaboration between Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang and it shows great promise in their partnership; together they present...

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Wed 28 May, 2014:
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor, Op 30; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor, Op 16

I have admired Yuja Wang’s earlier recordings and live in performance for some time. There’s no doubt that she can be an electrifying presence...

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