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Chandos’s survey of Alberto Ginastera’s orchestral music continues with this stark if effective juxtaposition of works separated by thirty-five years, over which time the composer moved from an adept utilising...
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The Quartettsatz is only one movement but it contains the qualities of greatness evident in all of Schubert’s late works. The Doric Quartet is always deeply expressive and also gives...
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Apart from one appalling mistake by Sony, this is a brilliant issue of music that, for no defendable reason, is never heard in the concert hall, but which every self-respecting...
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The Canadian composer Howard Shore (born 1946) is best-known for his successful film music, having written scores for over eighty films. As a consequence, and certainly on the evidence of...
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This is the first recording of Sir James MacMillan’s setting of the Stabat Mater, commissioned by the Genesis Foundation and first performed at the Barbican Hall in London in October...
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This recording represents something of a homecoming for Juliette Bausor, principal flautist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Previously she was with the Northern Sinfonia, and additionally it is very suitable...
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Job (1930) is one of Ralph Vaughan Williams’s 24-carat masterpieces, and in recorded terms, I have no doubt that Sir Adrian Boult’s fourth and final version (with the LSO, for...
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Two stellar performances that together just fit one disc, which rightly starts with the earthy rumbles of Also sprach Zarathustra, and although organ and bass drum are well-captured in the...
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The NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester is formerly the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, originally conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt from 1945 and, later, by Günter Wand, Christoph Eschenbach and Christoph von Dohnányi....
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Both the 30th-anniversary of his death and, more to the point, the centenary of his birth passed without any consequence. Humphrey Searle (1915-82) deserves better and this disc of (mainly)...
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