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Orchestral Works Vol 2 (Incls 'Ameriques' & 'Ionisation') cover
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EDGARD VARESE
Orchestral Works Vol 2 (Incls 'Ameriques' & 'Ionisation')
Elizabeth Watts (soprano) Maria Grochowska (flute) Thomas Bloch (Ondes MArtenot) / Polish National Orchestra / Christopher Lyndon-Gee
[ Naxos / CD - released 20/Jun/2008 ]
"An excellent disc, which serves as a welcome introduction to the work of this largely under-valued composer. Varèse's music divulges a creative genius who was undoubtedly a long way ahead of his time, and one can only listen in awe at his work. The...
British Flute Concertos cover
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ALWYN / BERKELEY / POULENC / DOVE
British Flute Concertos
Emily Beynon (flute) / BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Bramwell Tovey
[ Chandos / CD - released 10/Apr/2012 ]
The Welsh flautist Emily Beynon plays a selection of British flute concertos, accompanied by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Bramwell Tovey. Beynon is the Principal Flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. Equally at home in...
Le Corsaire (complete ballet recorded August 2014) BLU-RAY cover
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ADOLPHE ADAM
Le Corsaire (complete ballet recorded August 2014) BLU-RAY
English National Ballet / Alina Cojocaru, Vadim Muntagirov, Erina Takahashi / Gavin Sutherland (cond)
[ Opus Arte Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/May/2015 ]
Set in the exotic surroundings of the Ottoman Empire and with a narrative encompassing abduction, murder and shipwreck, Le Corsaire is a swashbuckling pirate drama that delights for its spectacular nature and which includes some of the most bravura...
Handel: Xerxes [Serse] (opera recorded 1988) cover
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GEORG FRIDERIC HANDEL
Handel: Xerxes [Serse] (opera recorded 1988)
English National Opera / Ann Murray, Lesley Garrett, Valerie Masterson / Sir Charles Mackerras
[ Arthaus Musik DVD / DVD - released 7/Aug/2011 ]
"a landmark in the reassessment of Handel's genius...Mackerras understood Handel's music intimately...Murray's Xerxes is unfailingly elegant, whether serenading a plant in the shadow of Roubiliac's statue of Handel, or pausing over a demitasse."
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
French Music For Ballet cover
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HENRI SAUGUET / JULES MASSENET / JACQUES IBERT
French Music For Ballet
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi
[ Chandos / CD - released 10/Mar/2019 ]
In this fascinating recording the legendary Neeme Järvi explores two lesser-known French ballets by Sauguet and Ibert, complemented by the Ballet Suite from Massenet's opera HérodiadeLes Forains. Sauget's wide-ranging influences, notably the...
Špalíček [suites] / Rhapsody -Concerto cover
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MARTINU
Špalíček [suites] / Rhapsody -Concerto
Mikhail Zemtsov (viola) / Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi
[ CHANDOS / CD - released 26/Jan/2016 ]
This album with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and its artistic director, Neeme Järvi, features two mature works by Martinů, recorded in the splendid acoustic of the Estonia Concert Hall in Tallinn.
Symphony No. 3 / Symphony No. 10 (Adagio) cover
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Fagerlund: Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata), an opera cover
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SEBASTIAN FAGERLUND
Fagerlund: Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata), an opera
Finnish National Opera Chorus, Anne Sofie von Otter, Tommi Hakala, Helena Juntunen, Finnish National Opera Orchestra
[ BIS / CD - released 28/Sep/2018 ]
Sebastian Fagerlund has made a name for himself primarily through his concertos and orchestral works. As demonstrated on previous recordings, his music displays a huge range of colours and an uncommon rhythmic vitality, as well as a sure feel for...
Stanford: Songs of the Fleet / Songs of the Sea / A Ballad of the Fleet cover
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CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD
Stanford: Songs of the Fleet / Songs of the Sea / A Ballad of the Fleet
Gerald Finley (baritone) / BBC National Chorus of Wales / BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Richard Hickox
[ Chandos SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 1/May/2006 ]
1001 Classical recordings you must hear before you die (1901-1950) - GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE AWARD WINNER 2006: Choral Recording - "An out-and-out winner, with Finley on top form - heartily recommended!" (Recording of the Month Gramophone July 2006)
Saint-Saens: Orchestral Works [Incls 'Suite algerienne'] cover
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CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS
Saint-Saens: Orchestral Works [Incls 'Suite algerienne']
Guillermo Pastrana (cello) / Basque National Orchestra, Jun Märkl
[ Naxos / CD - released 5/Mar/2017 ]
"Guillermo Pastrana performs the cello solos with fine musicianship and Jun Märkl conducts with taste, avoiding any sort of bombast. The Basque National Orchestra plays beautifully for him and the sound is of a high calibre." MusicWeb
Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini (complete opera recorded in 2015) BLU-RAY cover
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HECTOR BERLIOZ
Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini (complete opera recorded in 2015) BLU-RAY
Dutch National Opera / John Osborn, Mariangela Sicilia, Maurizio Muraro, Michèle Losier / Sir Mark Elder (cond)
[ Naxos Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 5/May/2018 ]
"Osborn has all the vocal verve and dash to make the devil-may-care sculptor the constant centre of attention. Mariangela Sicilia uses her fearless, technically brilliant vocalism to sustain his beloved Teresa's vibrant personality…a musical treat"
An introduction to Mendelssohn (Incls Piano Concerto No. 1 & Symphony No. 4 'Italian') cover
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MENDELSSOHN
An introduction to Mendelssohn (Incls Piano Concerto No. 1 & Symphony No. 4 'Italian')
Howard Shelley (piano) / London Mozart Players / Scottish National Orchestra / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Philharmonia Orchestra
[ Chandos Intro / CD - released 1/Aug/2006 ]
"Howard Shelley offers marvellous playing in every respect; fresh, sparkling and dashing in the fast movements, poetic and touching in the slower ones." (Penguin Guide Rosette recording for Piano Concertos)
Piano Concerto / Paris / Brigg Fair / etc cover
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DELIUS
Piano Concerto / Paris / Brigg Fair / etc
Howard Shelley (piano) / Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis
[ Chandos / Hybrid SACD - released 15/Oct/2012 ]
"Sonics are excellent for a standard CD." (AudAud.com)
Piano Concertos Nos 1-4 / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini cover
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RACHMANINOV
Piano Concertos Nos 1-4 / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Howard Shelley (piano) / Scottish National Orchestra / Bryden Thomson (conductor)
[ Chandos 241 / 2 CD - released 20/Dec/2005 ]
"The Second Concerto's finale easily holds its ground in the proverbial dazzle department, and the Third is a master-class in poise and proportion." (ClassicsToday)
Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / Nocturne and Tarantella cover
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SZYMANOWSKI
Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / Nocturne and Tarantella
Ilya Kaler (violin) / Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra / Antoni Wit
[ Naxos / CD - released 15/May/2007 ]
"Magic on a budget: Szymanowski's fantasy world is beautifully caught" Editor's Choice Gramophone July 2007
Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2 cover
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DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2
Ilya Kaler (violin) / Polish National Radio Symphony orchestra, Antoni Wit
[ Naxos / CD - released 1/Jul/2019 ]
"An important recording of landmarks of this century's violin literature. Highest commendation" Fanfare
Dvorak: Violin Concerto / Violin sonata & sonatina cover
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ANTONIN DVORAK
Dvorak: Violin Concerto / Violin sonata & sonatina
Jack Liebeck (violin) Katya Apekisheva (piano) / Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Garry Walker
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 24/Aug/2009 ]
"He shines most with the pianist Katya Apekisheva in Dvorák's Violin Sonata, winningly dispatched with plenty of depth and colour... Sweetness of tone and a prancing gait enliven the Violin Concerto." The Times, 30th May 2009
Vaughan Williams: Fat Knight / Serenade to Music / Henry V Overture cover
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RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Vaughan Williams: Fat Knight / Serenade to Music / Henry V Overture
James Clark (violin) / Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Martin Yates
[ Dutton Epoch SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 1/May/2017 ]
"Yates secures some commendably alert playing from the RSNO, who seem to be thoroughly enjoying the whole experience…it's hard to conceive of a more sympathetic performance of either [the Henry V Overture] or the radiant Serenade to Music in its...
Brahms, Rihm, Harbison: Double Concertos cover
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WOLFGANG RIHM / JOHANNES BRAHMS / JOHN HARBISON
Brahms, Rihm, Harbison: Double Concertos
Jan Vogler (violoncello). Mira Wang (violin) / Royal Scottish National Orchestra
[ Sony Classics / CD - released 20/Jun/2018 ]
The cellist Jan Vogler, who lives in New York and Dresden, has recorded three Double concertos for violin, cello and orchestra with his wife, the outstanding violinist Mira Wang, with the renowned Royal Scottish National Orchestra under direction of...