Soundbite 60 Reviews

Soundbite 60 Reviews

Here we write a short précis of a CD or DVD giving you a concise summary in a sixty-word soundbite.

Haydn’s Clock Symphony

Blessed with excellent recorded sound – immediate and warm – Jeffrey Tate secures lively, detailed and affectionate accounts of two great Haydn symphonies. The E

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Alfred Brendel – Liszt

Brendel’s masterly assumption of Liszt’s extraordinary B minor Sonata has long been a wonder of analysis (both in writing and pianism). This, his second digital

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Alban Berg

If Berg’s music is problematical, this generous two-for-one release could help. Berg (1885-1935) may have been a progressive, but he was a Romantic, too; maybe

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Solti’s Elgar 1

Solti’s Elgar 1 still has the power to thrill and move; it’s a great performance, one of thrust, flexibility and real emotion – the wonderful

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Mozart Piano Concertos

Eschenbach’s integration of piano and orchestra is notable in these stylish and vivid accounts, the pianist’s crisp articulation revealing phrase, run and accents with acumen

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Mendelssohn Symphonies & Overtures

Muti directs the symphonies with flair and discipline; these are weighty, sonorous, and dynamic accounts, all-repeats-observed, the ‘Scottish’ especially epic. The finale of the ‘Italian’

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Ravel Chamber Music

Masterpieces each! The first CD release of the Introduction and Allegro under van Beinum is notable; it’s a sparking and lucid account, well recorded (in

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The Music of Robert Stolz

Robert Stolz (1880-1975) here has the monopoly – he’s the composer and he’s conducting his orchestra. These 18 pieces are a long way from his

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