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Thu 21 Mar, 2019:
Zimmermann: Violin Concerto; Photoptosis; Die Soldaten

Forged in 1950 as post-war relief gave way to the prospect of nuclear annihilation, Zimmermann’s Violin Concerto is a formidable response to the...

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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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Thu 07 Apr, 2016:
Reger: Violin Concerto in A major, Op 101 (arr for chamber ensemble by Rudolf Kolisch)

Arnold Schoenberg reckoned that the music of Max Reger deserved frequent exposure, primarily because Reger was a genius. Seconded. Rudolf Kolisch’s...

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Fri 01 Apr, 2016:
Maximilian Schmitt: Wie freundlich strahlt der Tag – Operatic Arias by Flotow, Lortzing, Marschner, Nicolai, Schubert, Wagner and Weber

In the booklet interview Maximilian Schmitt terms the arias recorded here as “discoveries”, and some might be, but in truth they are central to...

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Mon 25 May, 2015:
Great Comedy Overtures – Works by Hérold, Nicolai, Wolf-Ferrari, Thomas, Rezniček, Flotow, Auber, Lortzing, Cimarosa, Adam and Cornelius

Eleven works, a playing-time of 80 minutes ... but what exactly is a Comedy Overture? Zampa by Hérold kicks things off, lovely winsome tunes,...

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Tue 17 Mar, 2015:
Mozart: Violin Concertos – No 1 in B flat major, K207; No 3 in G major, K216; No 4 in D major, K218; Adagio in E major, K261; Rondo in C major, K373

It’s been many years since I’ve heard Mozart playing that comes closer in style to that of the great David Oistrakh than Frank Peter...

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Tue 30 Dec, 2014:
Busoni: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35a; Beethoven (arr Busoni): 'Benedictus' from Missa solemnis, Op 123; Richard Strauss: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 8

Although it went down a storm at its October 1897 world premiere in Berlin, Ferruccio Busoni's compact and personable Violin Concerto (which shares a...

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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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Wed 17 Sep, 2014:
Dvořák: Complete Symphonies and Concertos

Dvořák is a household composer – due to a few everyday pieces. There is a wealth of orchestral and chamber music, and opera, to discover. Here are...

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Wed 16 Jul, 2014:
Beethoven: String Trio in E flat major, Op 3; Serenade in D major, Op 8

Like Mozart’s wonderful Divertimento for string trio (K563), Beethoven’s early effort in the genre is also in E flat and six movements. Over its...

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