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Prokofiev piano sonatas
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Few bona fide keyboard titans play every Prokofiev Piano Sonata, and only a small cohort has recorded the complete cycle. Fewer still go the whole hog by including the torso...
Eloquence Tchaik Kleiber Sargent
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This Fourth Symphony of Tchaikovsky first appeared on a five-disc 78rpm set in 1949, but was released on LP one year later.  The Violin Concerto was also issued in both...
Grondahl Legacy vol 3
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Launy Grøndahl is here presented as a notable champion of the music of his compatriots. Recordings of music by Gade and Lumbye have been transferred from HMV Z series 78s,...
Prokofiev eloquence decca masters
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It seems reasonable that Peter and the Wolf should be narrated by a BBC announcer, and here is Frank Philips delivering the words in immaculate, unaffected, ‘Oxford English’.  The impression...
Tchai Fistoulari
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Half a century and more ago Anatole Fistoulari’s (1907-95) name appered on many a recording – sometimes on Mercury and Philips but mostly on Decca.  He was agift to music...
Sturm und Drang 1
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The final scene from Gluck’s Don Juan is an orchestral portrayal of the Don being cast into Hell.  A threatening slow introduction leads to the often-performed Dance of the Furies. ...
Haydn Op 20 1
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Here is the conclusion of Dudok Quartet Amsterdam’s two-disc presentation of Haydn’s Opus 20 String Quartets, the CD containing Nos. 2, 3 and 5 having been issued in Autumn 2019. ...
Gragnani
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Filippo Gragnani (1767-1812) was born in Livorno, Italy. He came from a musical family and his father Antonio was a skilled and now famous violin maker. At an early age...
Nordic Songs and Romances
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It is impossible to avoid the term ‘Salon Music’; but let it be said at once that these are high-class examples of that genre.  It may no longer be the...
Bengtsson Brahms Beethoven
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These recordings represent a tribute to the distinguished cellist Erling Blöndahl Bengtsson (1932-2013).  His rich, powerful tone is best heard in his notable recordings of Bach’s Cello Suites and in his...
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