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Cello Concertos cover
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HERBERT HOWELLS / RONALD CORP
Cello Concertos
Alice Neary (cello) / Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Ronald Corp (conductor)
[ Dutton Epoch / CD - released 1/Feb/2015 ]
Cellist Alice Neary's championship of Herbert Howells' three-movement Cello Concerto (now in a performing edition by Jonathan Clinch) and conductor Ronald Corp's own recent Cello Concerto make for a rewarding coupling in the best Dutton Epoch...
Enrique Granados: The Collection cover
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ENRIQUE GRANADOS
Enrique Granados: The Collection
Alicia de Larrocha (piano) Montserrat Caballe (soprano) Julian Bream, John Williams (guitar), National Orchestra of Spain, Ataúlfo Argenta, etc
[ Sony / RCA Classical Masters / 7 CD Box Set - released 26/May/2017 ]
Enrique Granados - nicknamed "the poet of the piano" and "the Chopin of Spain". The boxset celebrates the 150th birthday of Granados, who was born in the Catalonian town of Lérida. The centrepiece of this new collection is Granados's masterpiece, the...
Alligator (Vinyl) cover
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The National
Alligator (Vinyl)
[ Beggars Banquet / LP - released 26/Sep/2011 ]
The National may sound like a garage band turned down, but there's as much primal energy lurking behind Alligator as in any mop-topped group of city kids with bloodstained Danelectros in a dusty warehouse. Whil
Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole / Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen / Thais: Meditation cover
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LALO / SARASATE / MASSENET
Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole / Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen / Thais: Meditation
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin) / Orchestre National de France, Seiji Ozawa / Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan
[ Warner Classics Red Line / CD - released 15/Oct/2018 ]
Today one of the world's top musicians - back then a child prodigy whose emotional power and technical prowess fascinated audiences and critics alike. These recordings of virtuoso Romantic pieces full of exotic colour laid the foundation stone for...
Parry: Symphony No.4 / Three Movements from 'Suite moderne cover
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SIR CHARLES HUBERT H. PARRY
Parry: Symphony No.4 / Three Movements from 'Suite moderne
BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, Rumon Gamba
[ Chandos / CD - released 14/Oct/2018 ]
"… all this rewarding repertoire is decently served by Rumon Gamba and his combined BBC forces. Chandos's sound is ripe and true to match, and Jeremy Dibble supplies a most helpful annotation." Gramophone
Gipps: Symphonies Nos 2 & 4, etc cover
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RUTH GIPPS
Gipps: Symphonies Nos 2 & 4, etc
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Rumon Gamba
[ Chandos / CD - released 14/Sep/2018 ]
"[Knight in Armour], and the single-movement Second Symphony, from 1945, are clearly both indebted to Gipps's teacher Vaughan Williams, while the Fourth, from 1972, seems to belong securely and less distinctively in the mainstream of mid-century cons
Pickard: Sixteen Sunrises & Symphony No. 5 cover
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JOHN PICKARD
Pickard: Sixteen Sunrises & Symphony No. 5
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Martyn Brabbins
[ BIS / CD - released 30/Jun/2017 ]
"The music fair kidnaps the listener's attention at the outset and does not random it until the gripping, wholly satisfying close...The performance by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales is stunning in its virtuosity" Gramophone
Overtures from the British Isles, Volume 2 cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Overtures from the British Isles, Volume 2
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Rumon Gamba
[ Chandos / CD - released 29/Apr/2016 ]
"The BBC National Orchestra of Wales play idiomatically and enthusiastically. This is thoroughly recommendable for any lover of British music." (MusicWeb June 2016).
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 5 / Pieces for solo piano cover
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CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 5 / Pieces for solo piano
Bertrand Chamayou (piano) / Orchestre National de France, Emmanuel Krivine
[ Erato / CD - released 1/Dec/2018 ]
Following his award-winning survey of Ravel's complete solo piano works, Bertrand Chamayou takes on some of the most brilliant yet fiendishly virtuosic music in the French Romantic repertoire on his new Saint-Saëns album, drawing together the two...
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Etudes-tableaux cover
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SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Etudes-tableaux
Boris Giltburg (piano) / Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Carlos Miguel Prieto
[ Naxos / CD - released 17/Aug/2017 ]
"Giltburg certainly has something fresh to say in Rachmaninov's Second Concerto...and he says it elegantly and eloquently...one of the most appealing aspects of this performance is its grand trajectory." Gramophone Editor's Choice
Holst: Planets / R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra cover
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GUSTAV HOLST / RICHARD STRAUSS
Holst: Planets / R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
CBSO Youth Chorus & National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Edward Gardner
[ Chandos SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 30/Jan/2017 ]
For its very first album on Chandos, the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain devotes its characteristic energy and musical mastery to an explosive programme that transcends daily life and earthly experience. It is helped by the enthusiastic,...
Holst: The Planets / Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra (LP) cover
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GUSTAV HOLST / RICHARD STRAUSS
Holst: The Planets / Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra (LP)
CBSO Youth Chorus, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Edward Gardner
[ Chandos LP / LP - released 24/Feb/2017 ]
"Edward Gardner's driven, finely balanced conducting ensures this is one for collectors as well as supporters." The Guardian, 10th February 2017 ****
Bach: Keyboard Concertos for 2, 3 & 4 Pianos cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Keyboard Concertos for 2, 3 & 4 Pianos
David Fray (piano) with Emmanuel Christien, Audrey Vigoreux, Jacques Rouvier / Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse
[ Erato Classics / CD - released 20/Nov/2018 ]
"Repeated listening is essential; again and again with true delight. Highly recommended." Nicholas Butler/Marbecks
Meyerbeer: Grand Opera (Deluxe Packaging) cover
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GIACOMO MEYERBEER
Meyerbeer: Grand Opera (Deluxe Packaging)
Diana Damrau (soprano) / Orchestre et Choeur de l'Opéra National de Lyon, Emmanuel Villaume
[ Erato Warner Classics / CD - released 6/May/2017 ]
"The surprise of this disc is how much more than "grand opera" Meyerbeer actually has to offer...[Damrau] is adept at portraying a variety of characters and the Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Lyon under Emmanuel Villaume offers stylish support."
An introduction to Shostakovich (Incls 'Piano Concerto No 2' & 'Symphony No 5') cover
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SHOSTAKOVICH
An introduction to Shostakovich (Incls 'Piano Concerto No 2' & 'Symphony No 5')
Dmitri Shostakovich Jnr (piano) / I Musici de Montreal / Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Jarvi / Maxim Shostakovich
[ Chandos Intro / CD - released 1/Aug/2006 ]
'Neeme Järvi's understanding of the bleak world inhabited by Shostakovich's symphonies continues to impress. Chandos's sound is superb as always.' American Recird Guide
Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music / Absolute Jest cover
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JOHN ADAMS
Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music / Absolute Jest
Doric String Quartet, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian
[ Chandos Classics SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 1/Jul/2018 ]
"...a magnificent reading of Naïve and Sentimental Music…with the balance of pace and introspection skilfully managed by Oundjian." Recording of the Month BBC Music July 2018
Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina (complete opera recorded in 1969) cover
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MODEST MUSSORGSKY
Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina (complete opera recorded in 1969)
Drago Starc, Dušan Popović, Miroslav Čangalović, Melanija Bugarinović / Belgrade National Opera Chorus, Kreshimir Baranovich
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 3 CD Box Set - released 20/Aug/2018 ]
A first release on CD for the first recording in stereo (and entirely complete) of Mussorgsky's tragic chronicle of faith, rebellion and repression in 17th-century Russia.
Death in Venice (Complete opera recorded in 2013) BLU-RAY cover
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BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Death in Venice (Complete opera recorded in 2013) BLU-RAY
English National Opera / John Graham-Hall, Andrew Shore, Tim Mead / Edward Gardner (cond)
[ Opus Arte Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 10/May/2014 ]
"Graham-Hall is a real stage-animal, convincing us utterly of his descent into obsession...every colour, timbre and texture of this richly imaginative score comes blazing through under Gardner's baton". (Gramophone Award Nomination 2015 - Opera)
The Rape of Lucretia (complete opera recorded in 2013) BLU-RAY cover
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BENJAMIN BRITTEN
The Rape of Lucretia (complete opera recorded in 2013) BLU-RAY
English National Opera / Sarah Connolly, Christopher Maltman, Catherine Wyn-Rogers / Paul Daniel (conductor)
[ Opus Arte Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 25/Nov/2013 ]
"The main cast delivers a superlative response from start to finish, headed by baritone Christopher Maltman's bull-like Tarquinius and mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly's harrowingly intense Lucretia." BBC Music
Part: In Principio cover
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ARVO PART
Part: In Principio
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tallinn Chamber Orchestra / Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Tonu Kaljuste
[ ECM Records / CD - released 1/Jun/2009 ]
"This is a superbly constructed recital of some of the most recent music of Estonian composer Arvo Part." (Five Stars AudAud.com)