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For the seventieth issue in Hyperion’s long-running series of Romantic Piano Concertos, it is appropriate that seventy intriguing minutes await the listener.This release is bookended by one-movement works. The Concerto...
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Little and Lane may become as celebrated a double act as Little and Large, if Chandos gives them their head and lets them set down a goodly selection of repertoire....
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This DVD is taken from the 2015 revival of Woody Allen’s production of Gianni Schicchi for LA Opera (the film director’s only opera staging), first seen in 2008, with Thomas...
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As fine a contribution as the Doric Quartet makes to the Introduction and Allegro, I did wonder if the principal string-players of the BBC Symphony Orchestra felt a little miffed...
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Described as Volume 1, this collection of works has been cleverly selected so that all of them are likely to have equal appeal to the music-lover, which is not to...
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These are concert performances and it is reasonable to draw on live events since an enormous number of players are required for An Alpine Symphony. There are no audience noises...
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This very welcome release preserves Concerto performances from the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Nielsen Symphony Cycle with Paavo Järvi.Late in his life Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) decided to write a Concerto for each...
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The Czech composer Vítězslav Novák (1870-1949) is represented here by three pieces composed between 1902 and 1907. The earliest is In the Tatra Mountains, music that is atmospheric, impressionistic and...
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Alexander Borodin (1833-1887) is as well-known to chemistry masters and pupils as he is to music-lovers through such always-welcome pieces as the Polovtsian Dances (from Prince Igor), In the Steppes...
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Looking for something foot-tapping and beguiling, and with a fund of tunes? This Chandos Sousa release could be the answer. It is indeed a celebration John Philip Sousa (1854-1932), who...
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