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Glazunov: Complete Symphonies & Concertos cover
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ALEXANDER GLAZUNOV
Glazunov: Complete Symphonies & Concertos
Rachel Barton Pine (violin), Wen-Sinn Yang (cello), Alexander Romanovsky (piano) / Royal Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Jose
[ Warner Classics / 8 CD Box Set - released 10/Sep/2018 ]
"Clear and slightly reverberant recording maximises the textures and appeal of these works making the disc worthy of consideration as a benchmark recording" (MusicWeb on Symphony 5 & Seasons)
Symphonies Nos. 4 & 7 cover
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GLAZUNOV
Symphonies Nos. 4 & 7
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, José Serebrier
[ Warner Classics / CD - released 9/Oct/2006 ]
"Serebrier gets very characterful and brilliant performances from the RSNO and his account of No.4 in particular has a good claim to be a first recommendation…" (Penguin Guide)
Clytemnestra - Orchestral Songs cover
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SAMUEL / BERG / MAHLER
Clytemnestra - Orchestral Songs
Ruby Hughes (soprano) BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Jac van Steen
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 3/Jan/2020 ]
"Her eloquence is always unfussy and direct. The instrumental fabric is equally strong, with beautiful playing from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, on the top of its top form, conducted by Jac van Steen" The Times Five Stars
Scriabin: Symphony No. 1 / The Poem of Ecstasy cover
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ALEXANDER SCRIABIN
Scriabin: Symphony No. 1 / The Poem of Ecstasy
Russian National Orchestra & Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory, Mikhail Pletnev
[ Pentatone SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 20/Nov/2015 ]
"these are performances in which you sense that the RNO and all the artists involved have this music coursing through their very veins." (Gramophone Editor's Choice August 2015)
Orchestral Suites cover
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RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Orchestral Suites
Russian National Orchestra / Mikhail Pletnev
[ Pentatone SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 20/Jul/2010 ]
"Pletnev and his virtuoso orchestra make a charming sound picture of the Dance of the Birds, woodwind all a-twitter, and leap with plenty of vigour into the single most popular item, the Dance of the Clowns, or Skomorokhi" Gramophone Magazine, Aug 2010
Tchaikovsky: Selections [Incls 'Capriccio Italien' & 'Romeo and Juliet'] cover
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PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOSVKY
Tchaikovsky: Selections [Incls 'Capriccio Italien' & 'Romeo and Juliet']
Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev
[ Pentatone SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 20/Mar/2016 ]
A wonderful collection allowing you to fully enjoy the unsurpassed lyrical mastery of Tchaikovsky in optimal sound quality.
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (complete ballet) cover
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PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOSVKY
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (complete ballet)
Russian National Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski
[ Pentatone SACD / 2 Hybrid SACD - released 16/Dec/2018 ]
Swan Lake is the first of the three great ballets that Tchaikovsky wrote, and arguably the most famous. The piece is mainly known in the shape it obtained in 1895, when it became a classic in the choreography of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. That...
Berlinski: From The World Of My Father / Shofar Service / etc cover
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Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos 1 & 6 cover
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DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos 1 & 6
Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi
[ Chandos Classics / CD - released 25/Jun/2001 ]
"Jarvi's account of the First Symphony is more volatile than Haitink's in the outter movements, while the Largo is intense and passionate. The Sixth has comparable intensity, with an elemant of starkness in the austerity of teh first movement." ***...
Violin Concerto / Symphony no.1 cover
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CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR
Violin Concerto / Symphony no.1
Sergey Levitin (violin) / Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Martin Yates
[ Dutton Epoch SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 1/Feb/2015 ]
The third volume in Dutton Epoch's exploration of Widor's orchestral music will delight and surprise in equal measure. Conductor Martin Yates writes: "The recordings of the orchestral works of Widor came about simply because I could not believe that...
Haydn / Ligeti: Concertos & Capriccios cover
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HAYDN / LIGETI
Haydn / Ligeti: Concertos & Capriccios
Shai Wosner (piano) / Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Collon
[ Onyx / CD - released 20/May/2016 ]
"naturally it is in Ligeti's 1988 Piano Concerto that the DNSO get to unfurl their full colours…from this dazzling display of colour and sound, soloist and ensemble convey a fundamental humanity so appealing...Shai Wosner's finest recording to date"
The Best Of Shostakovich cover
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101 Wedding cover
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WAGNER / HANDEL / MENDELSSOHN / VIVALDI / PARRY / RUTTER / WIDOR / etc
101 Wedding
Stephen Cleobury (organ), The Michael Laird Brass Ensemble, The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, etc
[ Decca / 6 CD Box Set - released 14/Jul/2014 ]
For many people their Wedding will be the most important day of their lives and choosing the right music is an important element in the making of the special day.
Don Quixote / Romance for cello & orchestra in F major cover
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RICHARD STRAUSS
Don Quixote / Romance for cello & orchestra in F major
Alexander Rudin (cello) / Ireland National Symphony Orchestra, Gerhard Markson
[ naxos / CD - released 25/Apr/2010 ]
"The Naxos sound, too, is commendable for its smooth reliability...comfortable listening...now that I think about it, that's quite a bargain itself!" - John Puccio Sensible Sound August/September 2001
Paulus (St Paul) Op.36 cover
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MENDELSSOHN
Paulus (St Paul) Op.36
Susan Gritton / Jean Rigby / Barry Banks / Peter Coleman-Wright / BBC National Chorus & Orchestra of Wales / Richard Hickox
[ Chandos / 2 CD - released 1/May/2009 ]
'Another superb performance from Hickox, who gets a quartet of tremendous soloists and a first-rate orchestra and chorus… One of this year's musts.' (Cathedral Music)
Bellini: La Sonnambula (complete opera) cover
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Piano Concertos cover
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SCHUMANN / TCHAIKOVSKY
Piano Concertos
Sviatoslav Richter (piano) Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra & Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Stanislav Wislocki & Herbert von Karajan
[ ALTO / CD - released 17/Mar/2013 ]
(Schumann): "lacks no style" (Tchaikovsky): "The element of struggle for which this work is famous is all too clear: these two musical giants did not always agree" (Penguin Guide)
Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov cover
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MODEST MUSSORGSKY
Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
Martti Talvela, Nicolai Gedda, Leonard Mroz / Polish rdio Chorus iof Krakow, Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra,Jerzy Semkow
[ Warner Classics Home of Opera / 3 CD Box Set - released 18/Mar/2013 ]
"It has many virtues, not least the great Talvela in a role tailor-made for his massive bass. He gives us a deeply felt Boris without resorting to the admittedly effective but increasingly unfashionable histrionics typical of his predecessors; his...
Elgar: Violin Concerto / Polonia / Crown of India: Interlude cover
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EDWARD ELGAR
Elgar: Violin Concerto / Polonia / Crown of India: Interlude
Tasmin Little (violin) / Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis
[ Chandos SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 1/Nov/2010 ]
"Little...finds an element of wit in the fast-moving figuration [of the finale], leading to a more tender treatment of the lyrical contrasting sections." Editor's Choice Gramophone Magazine Dec 2010
Salmo XIX, La Buranella & Altisonanza cover
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NICCOLO CASTIGLIONI
Salmo XIX, La Buranella & Altisonanza
Teresia Bokor (soprano) & Sine Bundgaard (soprano) / Danish National Symphony Orchestra & Concert Choir, Gianandrea Noseda
[ Chandos / CD - released 15/Apr/2015 ]
Conductor of the Year in the 2015 Musical America Awards, Gianandrea Noseda continues his Musica Italiana series with this recording of works by Castiglioni, with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. As an intellectual and an aesthete, Niccolò...