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This very welcome release is a fine tribute to Joseph Keilberth (1908-68), the conductor who died a musician’s death – he collapsed while conducting Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde at Bavarian...
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These are live recordings, natural in sound with a welcome absence of audience noise and applause. The sturdy opening of No.39 bodes well. Claudio Abbado then seems to confirm that...
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Born in Bradford (in the North of England), the much-travelled Frederick Delius (1862-1934) spent much of his life abroad. Of German extraction (christened Fritz) he was, as a young man...
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Fauré’s two sonatas for cello and piano are a well-structured culmination of an aptitude for the instrumental combination which began with a number of shorter pieces. As Roger Nichols’s superb...
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As part of Chandos’s ongoing series devoted to the music of Witold Lutosławski (1913-94), this cunningly-planned release, expansively recorded yet clear on detail in typical fashion, gathers together the bulk...
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The English violinist Ralph Holmes (1937-1984), a student of Ivan Galamian and George Enescu, died tragically young, a few years short of turning fifty. These “previously unpublished BBC recordings” and...
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On a number of levels, Frank Wedekind’s ill-starred heroine can be seen as a photographic negative of Voltaire’s Candide. World-weary instead of naïve, fatalistic rather than optimistic, Lulu’s feet of...
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The established partnership of Jamie Walton and Daniel Grimwood turn their attention to three cello sonatas whose composers link inexorably to Mstislav Rostropovich. All three wrote for cello – with...
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Think Widor, think Toccata, think weddings. Thus posterity has judged Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937): not even a one-work composer, for that Toccata (a striking creation, which the composer recorded) is from...
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The ICA Classics catalogue already contains two live Covent Garden performances from the 1950s, Renata Tebaldi in the 1955 Tosca and Maria Callas in her 1958 La traviata. In this...
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