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Wed 17 Oct, 2018:
Brahms: The Four Symphonies

Certain aspects of this release strike me as fairly well targeted, so why is it that I come away from Daniel Barenboim’s Brahms with a sense of...

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Thu 06 Jul, 2017:
Schmidt: Symphony No 2 in E flat major; Strauss: Symphonic Interlude from Intermezzo ('Träumerei am Kamin')

Set down at the start of July 2015 in the Grosser Saal of Vienna's Musikverein just a few days before a memorable London performance at the Proms,...

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Tue 02 May, 2017:
Nicolai: Die Heimkehr des Verbannten

Otto Nicolai’s reputation rests almost solely on his oft-recorded Die lustigen Weiber (The Merry Wives of Windsor). This belated release of the...

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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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Mon 02 Jan, 2017:
Armin Jordan: The French Symphonic Recordings

What better way to start a new year than to renew acquaintance with the substantial recorded legacy of that modest and under-appreciated master of the...

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Thu 09 Jun, 2016:
Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor; Debussy: String Quartet in G minor

Composed in 1879, César Franck's smoulderingly intense and ambitiously plotted Piano Quintet requires considerable discernment of expression and a...

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Tue 10 May, 2016:
Krenek: Piano Concertos – No 1 in F sharp major, Op 18; No 2, Op 81; No 3, Op 107

Vienna-born Ernst Krenek (1900-1991) wrote the First of his four piano concertos in 1923. Playing for half an hour and cast in four linked movements,...

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Wed 02 Mar, 2016:
Mahler: Symphony No 1 in D major; Blumine

Hannu Lintu’s Mahler 1 faces a crowded field, with another imminently expected from Yannick Nézet-Séguin in Munich on BR Klassik. The situation is...

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Tue 05 Jan, 2016:
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice – Original Version (Vienna 1762); Highlights from Revised Version (Paris 1774)

Here’s an opportunity to compare two versions of Gluck’s Orfeo with a complete performance of the original 1762 Vienna version on two CDs and a...

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Wed 07 Oct, 2015:
Mendelssohn: Symphonies – No 4 in A major, Op 90 (Italian); No 5 in D minor, Op 107 (Reformation)

One of Mendelssohn’s most popular works, the Italian Symphony receives a bracing performance, not as relaxed or as sunny as others, with some...

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Fri 14 Aug, 2015:
Gorczycki: Conductus funebris; Litaniae de Providentia Divina; Missa Rorate coeli

Under the leadership of their Associate Conductor Eamonn Dougan, and with the backing of Culture.Pl, a Polish cultural initiative, The Sixteen have...

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Thu 23 Apr, 2015:
Zemlinsky: Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid); Sinfonietta, Op 23 (arr for chamber orchestra by Roland Freisitzer)

It was Riccardo Chailly who first alerted us to the entrancing sweep, heady opulence and melodic genius of Alexander Zemlinsky's three-movement...

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Fri 13 Feb, 2015:
Brahms: Motets, Opp 29, 74 and 110; Fest- und Gedenksprüche, Op 109; Missa canonica, Op posth (1856-1862)

Choral music figured large in Brahms’s life. He was active as a choral conductor in both Hamburg and Vienna, and wrote several sets of works for...

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Fri 10 Oct, 2014:
Nørgård: Symphonies – No 1, Op 13 (Sinfonia austera); Symphony No 8

Per Nørgård (born 1932) is a great Dane of a composer, his music always fascinating and compelling. (Symphony 6, on Chandos, is a masterpiece.)...

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