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This impressive new release from the Albion Quartet is the group’s second disc for Signum following their debut album in 2019 featuring Dvořák’s Opp. 9 and 96. A year earlier...
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Not everybody managed five: Saint-Saëns and Prokofiev did, and Beethoven is also in the same august company, yet Mozart outdid them all. The talk, of course, is of Piano Concertos....
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In the case of Anton Bruckner, nearly everything he wrote was work-in-progress. Even when he wasn’t being persuaded by well-meaning and not so well-intentioned contemporaries to make changes to his...
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Four stars, yet one can’t help feeling a twinge of disappointment. Last August Chandos released a Korngold compilation that truly swept the board. John Wilson and his reconstituted Sinfonia of...
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Highly praised in its day, Sir Adrian Boult’s sensitive performance of Tchaikovsky’s Polish Symphony makes a welcome reappearance, here a first CD release on Decca. Sir Adrian was well known...
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This selection of most of the orchestral music composed by Jean Sibelius is presented in a most suitable and easily accessible way. Each of the seven symphonies is placed at...
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Albert Wolff is best known as conductor of l'Opéra Comique in Paris and in the 1950s made a number of recordings for Decca including complete operas. The many nineteenth century...
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Amongst various other anniversaries, 2019 was certainly the year of Handel’s Brockes-Passion, marking exactly three centuries since its first known performance. Aside from an outing by Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen...
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The excellent WDR (Symphonie-Orchester des Westdeutschen Rundfunks), probably better known to collectors under its original name of Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra, here provides full-bodied sound notable for the richness of...
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Ethel Smyth’s Mass in D (1891) is a major choral utterance that ought to be better known and more widely performed. As a grandiloquent Mass setting which was clearly inspired...
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