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It is refreshing to encounter new thinking in the performance of Brahms's First Symphony and gratifying to have such interesting music coupled with it. The smart packaging takes the form...
It’s surprising that this recording has taken this long to be issued (it is scheduled for November 2008) given that its provenance is from 18 months earlier and that Canary...
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It’s always a pleasure to welcome a new release from this fine artist. This one, entitled “Dance”, is a fiftieth-birthday present to Kathryn Stott courtesy of Chandos. It comprises 16...
Imogen Holst (1907-1984) attended St Paul’s School for Girls, where her father, Gustav Holst, was Director of Music from 1905. She went to the Royal College of Music in 1926...
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There have been some fine recordings of Manfred, an underestimated work. I have previously enthused about Vladimir Jurowski's London Philharmonic performance and suggested that it approached Mariss Jansons’s superb Chandos...
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Musical blackspots – we all have them. Composers, styles or musicians of which we may have read much and plan to explore – and yet whose music remains tantalisingly beyond...
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In an interview in the booklet to this release, Bryn Terfel says, “After meetings about repertoire and guest artists we ended up with about 17 songs out of a possible...
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Magnus Lindberg (born 1958) was part of the Finnish group of composers who called themeslves “Korvat Auki!” (Ears open!). The group also included Kaija Saariaho, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Jouni Kaipinen....
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