Recordings

As part of its January 2011 releases, Chandos has a couple of BBC Philharmonic issues that are pivotal to the orchestra’s history of Principal Conductors – this one, a collection...
As part of its January 2011 releases, Chandos has a couple of BBC Philharmonic issues that are pivotal to the orchestra’s history of Principal Conductors – this one, The Italian...
Branded under Deutsche Grammophon’s yellow banner and stamped “Universal Music Group International”, this St Petersburg-recorded, South Korean-produced set is intended exclusively for the latter’s market, although it may be available...
Rather like Mahler’s Fourth, Bruckner’s Sixth Symphony stands apart from the broader canvases that precede and follow it, being both shorter and more classical than its companions and benefiting from...
The Cadaqués Orchestra is new on the block – it was founded in 1988 to be the resident ensemble at the Cadaqués Festival and is international in its personnel. Gianandrea...
Dark and foreboding, this interpretation of Britten’s battle-scarred masterpiece gets straight to the emotional crux of the work. In a brief note for the booklet, Pieter Wispelwey leaves no holds...
In 2010 it is a hundred years since Elgar's Violin Concerto had its première performance in the Queen's Hall, London on 10 November, with dedicatee Fritz Kreisler playing the solo...
Even at the age of 85, Pierre Boulez continues to make musical discoveries as a conductor. His first recording of the music of Szymanowski is a logical step onwards from...
“Flavio” is far from being in the first division of Handel’s operas. It is something of a hybrid, its tragic central narrative intermingled with humour, the plausibility of some of...
Anna Netrebko seems to part exceptional vocal personality and part marketing phenomenon. The voice is a thing of dark shades, insinuating sadness. The basic mezzo colour, the fullness of tone...
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