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Download Sound: ★★★★★ | Performance: ★★★☆☆ | Volume One of Petrenko’s Oslo cycle of Richard Strauss’s tone poems featured a rather bland performance of Also Sprach Zarathustra that went nowhere...
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A particular strength of Edward Gardner’s readings is clarity of the sound. Brahms writes carefully harmonised wind sequences and Gardner makes them clear. Timpani strike through forcefully when required, and...
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The numbering of Haydn’s Organ Concertos is confusing and so is the instrumentation. These are works for keyboard, therefore either the organ or harpsichord can legitimately be used as the...
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This is the first time I have heard this conductor’s work, and I very much hope it will not be the last. Schoenberg’s early masterpiece is today not the bogey...
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There’s no better way to begin a survey of Eric Coates’s Orchestral Works (irrespective of however many volumes this Chandos series will take) than with The Merrymakers (A Miniature Overture),...
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Aparentemente golosa pero internamente reflexiva, aquí tenemos una muestra musical de la duradera historia de amor entre Galia e Iberia. Para Roger Nichols, según lo manifiesta en un ensayo publicado...
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Outwardly sweet-toothed, inwardly thoughtful, a take on music's enduring Gallic-Iberian love affair. For Roger Nichols in his booklet essay a case historically of reciprocal “French control and Spanish abandon.” For...
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Winner of the 2014 Gina Bachauer and 2016 Sydney International Piano Competitions, Andrey Gugnin is a Moscow/Como-trained pianist of platinum technique with a wealth of imagination and fantasy. Aspects of...
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This is an important release. Janáček’s Diary song-cycle has seen a resurgence of interest of late; even so it should be even better known still. Nicky Spence’s searing yet beautiful...
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Leonard Slatkin in Lyon continues his Ravel survey for Naxos – this is the sixième issue (the already-released two operas are outside of this numeracy) – and happily couples the...
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