Recordings

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Although based on a public event this production has the nature of a studio recording. It is good to have no applause, balance is admirable and the neutral acoustic of...
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Ben Hogwood writes... It is surprising how few recordings there are of William Walton’s two symphonies on the same disc – an omission rectified by this handsomely presented Hyperion release,...
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August 2011 ... Avie continues its outstanding work on behalf of the music of Hans Gál (1890-1987), coupling him for a second time with a symphony by his Viennese cousin...
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Time was when serious musicians would look down on Rossini’s tragic operas. He was seen as composing to a formula, often in a hurry and not immune to self-plagiarism. Semiramide,...
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As Daniel Müller-Schott’s perceptive booklet note points out, Britten’s three Suites for solo cello are a testament to the extraordinary creative relationship and deep personal friendship that he composer enjoyed...
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Fair play to André Previn: he has a nose for an operatic subject. As a romantic musician with Hollywood in his DNA he has followed up A Streetcar Named Desire...
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It’s strange how one’s attitude to a composer changes over the years. Having listened to a lot of Bohuslav Martinů’s music I saw no reason to change my mind that...
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Orchestra of the Swan, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, has already recorded Erwin Stein’s chamber arrangement of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony for Somm, with Principal Conductor David Curtis, and now adds Das Lied...
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Ottorino Respighi’s Roman Trilogy (Onyx opts for “triptych”) never seems to go out of fashion, certainly not Pines of Rome and Fountains of Rome. This is terrifically colourful and descriptive...
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July 2011 – Quite a month for Benjamin Grosvenor. He made his BBC Proms debut, was announced as Associate Artist of Orchestra of the Swan and had his first Decca...
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