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The Irish Suite consists of some well-known ditties. It’s time to jig! Leroy Anderson knew how to dress a borrowed tune for the orchestra. Arrangements are the kernel of this...
I should confess that the much-celebrated recording that Jacqueline du Pré (1945-1987) made of Elgar’s Cello Concerto with Sir John Barbirolli (for EMI) has not touched me in the way...
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I recall being very disappointed with Otto Klemperer's early-1960s recording of Bruckner 7 with the Philharmonia Orchestra on three LP sides (Wagner's Siegfried Idyll was on the fourth). One irritating...
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It is a strange fact that, of the operas that might be called mainstream Mozart, “Idomeneo” is the one that is generally regarded as box-office poison and yet has been...
Sir Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989) studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris from 1927. During this period he became acquainted with Poulenc, Roussel, Milhaud and Honegger, and there is certainly a Gallic...
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This is only the second audio recording of Benjamin Britten’s 1969-1970 opera for television “Owen Wingrave”, the earlier one featuring the cast of the premiere under the composer’s baton. Although...
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This is the first of four Naxos discs to be devoted to the orchestral music of Portuguese composer Luís de Freitas Branco (1890-1955).Symphony No.1 (1924) is a real find. From...
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Stern, slightly foreboding and becoming radiant, the opening of the Introduction immediately grabs the attention before more rigorous material sets in and before losing its way in a pseudo-religious, sub-Bruckner...
This recital from Tim Hugh and Olga Sitkovetsky was billed as a "concert for Steve", Tim Hugh’s brother who suffered a heart attack in 2006. As the cellist says, “the...
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