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Recently, writing for Classical Source, I gave the strongest recommendation to a recording of Vaughan Williams’s Fourth and Sixth Symphonies by the Hallé under Sir Mark Elder. Now comes an...
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The premise of this release is to couple music by two contemporaneous composers, the American George Whitefield Chadwick (born 1854 in Massachusetts) and Edward Elgar (arriving in England three years...
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My understanding is that this release is currently only available in South Korea and also direct from the Buffalo Philharmonic. No doubt the artists involved hope for an international release...
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This welcome recording of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande was made during Barbican Centre performances, as directed then by Peter Sellars. There is a great deal to admire, although it may...
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A cursory glance at the annotation might suggest that Evgeny Svetlanov is involved in this performance of Tchaikovsky’s music for The Sleeping Beauty, but the name of the legendary Russian...
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The Bach Cantatas forming the core of this release are staple Baroque fare for bass singers. Michael Volle’s presentation rings the changes by setting them within the context of a...
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When Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Sixth Symphony was first-performed (in London, April 1948) it must have come as a profound shock. The composer was seventy-five years old, and the completely original...
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I confess to not knowing the name of Steve Elcock before Toccata Classics released this first volume of his orchestral works, none previously recorded. Elcock is English, born 1957, and...
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Jocelyn Aubrun is principal flautist of Orchestre National de Lyon, and he together with his duo-partner Aline Piboule has put together a programme of Sonatas for Flute and Piano bonded...
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This DVD is aimed at Domingo fans, with good reason. It is the television film made in 1975 of The Royal Opera’s deeply traditional staging by Otto Schenk of the...
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