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There’s much to enjoy here despite a few rough moments from Emil Gilels (1916-85). These are, after all, recordings documenting the thrills and spills of concert performance. A fine sense...
Recorded live, both these performances shed fresh light on two of Rachmaninov’s best-known pieces. Between them, Yuja Wang and Claudio Abbado, together with the willing members of the Mahler Chamber...
The success of Deryck Cooke’s performing edition of Mahler’s unfinished Tenth Symphony, first heard in 1960, has tended to eclipse the various other realisations of the score that have been...
Brian Easdale (1909-1995) was something of a musical prodigy who started improvising at the piano at age five. Sir Henry Walford Davies, a one-time Master of the King’s Musick, recommended...
Like many of his forbears and other contemporary composers, Christopher Gunning (born 1944) has enjoyed a career successfully combining commercial film and television commissions with his more personal compositions. He...
“Fedora”, a success at and immediately following its premiere, was rarely thereafter produced and has received few commercial recordings. This is only the fifth studio recording. In the opera house...
If Krystian Zimerman, relative recluse from the concert hall and recital room, let alone the recording studio, puts his name to something, in this case music by his fellow-Pole Grażyna...
An air of mystery hangs over Anatoly Liadov’s The Enchanted Lake (1909), lightly breezed by string trills and – here – by the slight rustle of the humans in the...
2011 brings the bicentenary year of the birth of Franz Liszt, and with it the hope that his output is given the balanced appraisal that has been long overdue. Even...
This is Chandos's third release of orchestral works by Edward Gregson (born 1945) and all but Stepping Out are premiere recordings. The composer has had a long and fruitful career...
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