Recordings

One of the great recording enterprises, Hyperion’s Liszt series with Leslie Howard continues its appendices in the form of this third volume of “New Discoveries”. Two longer pieces appear on...
When reviewing Riccardo Chailly's recording of the Brandenburg Concertos, I suggested that it was now unusual to have recordings of Bach's music played by orchestras using modern instruments, yet here...
Amazon currently lists 70-odd recordings (I lost count after this) of The Planets, and this one from Chandos (issued in February 2011) follows hard on the heels of Vladimir Jurowski’s...
The approach of the Borodin Quartet to this music is very consistent. Tempos are often a great deal faster than the average; and, throughout, rhythms are buoyant and dance-like. This...
International Classical Artists (previously Van Walsum) is perhaps best-known as a management agency. Its new Legacy label, CDs and DVDs, concentrates mostly on live recordings. This Cziffra disc features two...
The account of the Tchaikovsky symphony emanates from what proved to be Evgeny Svetlanov's very last concert (the other major work on the bill was Rachmaninov's “The Bells”). It's a...
A member of “The Mighty Handful”, Mily Balakirev (1837-1910) was an influence not only on his collective comrades (Borodin, Cui, Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov) but also on other composers, including Tchaikovsky....
Not an obvious coupling maybe, beyond these composers being Russian, save that Rachmaninov greatly admired Tchaikovsky and that his Symphonic Dances started off as a ballet-related project. Yuri Temirkanov and...
Having already examined Hindemith’s compositions for viola in solo and in chamber capacity – respectively issued on Hyperion CDA 67769 and CDA67721 – Lawrence Power now turns his attention to...
LSO Live launches into 2011 with these powerful performances of Carl Nielsen’s two best-known symphonies conducted by Sir Colin Davis, who over three seasons, culminating in 2012, will conduct and...
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