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Following on from his Dvorák recordings emanating from Amsterdam (most recently the Piano Concerto with Aimard), on his former label, Teldec (Warner), Nikolaus Harnoncourt turns from Bruckner with the Vienna...
Although released in 2000, this a suitable juncture at which to re-consider this Erato CD, given that Ned Rorem celebrated his 80th-birthday recently, on 23rd October 2003.He remains active as...
The Polish-born pianist Felicja Blumental (1908-91) is featured on these discs from Brana Records. A further point of interest is the coupling of standard concertos with little-known examples from Hoffmeister...
While Leonard Bernstein’s recordings of his own music are of course wonderful documents, I don’t think Kaddish has been better done than here. One of the problems of a problem-piece...
Here is a wonderful matching of musical individuality and perception – the whole of a live recital with Grigory Sokolov in commanding form. The pictures are secondary, save for adding...
Hans Huber (1852-1921) was born in Switzerland and studied in Leipzig. He was a fine pianist and graduated playing Schumann. He wrote his C minor concerto for himself. One might...
Five more conductors whose legacy lives-on thanks to recording and to IMG and EMI’s ’snapshot’ initiative. Typically of this series, which now reaches 34 issues, and which are all reviewed...
The riches of Lennox Berkeley’s musical legacy continue to bewitch. Thanks to Chandos and Richard Hickox we now have his four symphonies recorded. Also included here is Voices of the...
It’s strange how the dance music of the Strauss Family and its composer-acolytes is sometimes dismissed by those otherwise ’into’ music. These wonderful waltzes and polkas, and other forms, and...
This is a wonderful set, one produced to the highest standards in every aspect, which celebrates 100 years of the Minnesota Orchestra (Minneapolis Symphony until 1968). Here is enshrined the...
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