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Avie here continues its survey of the music of Hans Gál (1890-1987) with the first recording of his Third Symphony, and with it launches the first of four Orchestra of...
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In 1970 Deutsche Grammophon issued a Beethoven Bicentennial Edition, which included Karl Bőhm conducting the complete symphonies and Fidelio. The symphonies – apart from a justly celebrated ‘Pastoral’ – were...
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Completing their Royal Liverpool traversal of Rachmaninov’s piano-and-orchestra works, Simon Trpčeski and Vasily Petrenko plot a particularly fine account of the ever-popular Paganini Rhapsody, a scintillating performance yet poised and...
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Sir Charles Mackerras and the Philharmonia Orchestra played this programme twice in the Royal Festival Hall (Yefim Bronfman balancing the programme with K491) – firstly on the 5th and then...
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The music of George Enescu (1881-1955) seems at once to embrace tradition and its past masters, yet also impresses with its freshness and innovativeness as well as its complete lack...
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The medium of the orchestra has not necessarily been Steve Reich’s first choice, the composer preferring to operate with ensembles drawn up of largely percussive instruments, not least pianos, vibraphones...
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This very welcome release from NMC brings three first recordings from Harrison Birtwistle’s output, two of the pieces being conjured from what might be described as the composer’s dark side....
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Frank Martin’s “Der Sturm”, a setting of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” is a revelation. By turns ethereal and richly textured, melodic and atonal, mysterious and literal, it is indeed such stuff...
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Although Hyperion already has a fine set of Ravel’s piano music in its catalogue from Angela Hewitt, it says something for Steven Osborne’s standing that he should now offer his...
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Wendy Nieper first came to prominence in the 1990s singing in local jazz clubs while studying classical singing at the Birmingham Conservatoire. Moving to London she joined The Swingle Singers...
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