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The Poisoned Kiss (Compete opera) cover
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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
The Poisoned Kiss (Compete opera)
Pamela Helen Stephen mezzo-soprano; Roderick Williams baritone; Graham-Hall tenor; Richard Suart baritone; Adrian Partington Singers; BBC National Orc
[ Chandos Classics / 2 CD - released 12/Nov/2003 ]
"So it's a damp pastiche of G&S: does that matter when the music is so glorious?" - Editor's Choice (Gramophone Magazine) January 2004
Tchaikovsky: Iolanta / The Nutcracker (complete opera & ballet recorded in 2016) BLU-RAY cover
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PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOSVKY
Tchaikovsky: Iolanta / The Nutcracker (complete opera & ballet recorded in 2016) BLU-RAY
Paris National Opera & Ballet / Sonya Yoncheva, Arnold Rutkowski, Alexander Tsymbalyuk / Alain Altinoglu (cond)
[ Bel Air Classiques Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/Nov/2018 ]
In March 2016 Russian stage director Dmitri Tcherniakov created a revolutionary production for the Palais Garnier in Paris - the bringing together of Tchaikovsky's opera Iolanta and ballet The Nutcracker, which was to become one of the key events of...
Mireille (complete opera recorded in 2010) cover
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Symphony No 3 / Piano Concerto in B flat minor cover
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WALTER BRAUNFELS
Symphony No 3 / Piano Concerto in B flat minor
Peter Donohoe (piano) / Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Martin Yates
[ Dutton Epoch SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 1/May/2016 ]
Dutton Epoch's first two volumes of music by Walter Braunfels were a revelation to many to whom the composer was just a name. This third volume concentrates on music written between 1910 and 1946. It is surprising that the glorious four-movement...
Tone Poems (Including 'Pohjola's Daughter', 'Night Ride and Sunrise' & 'En Saga') cover
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SIBELIUS
Tone Poems (Including 'Pohjola's Daughter', 'Night Ride and Sunrise' & 'En Saga')
Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano) / Scottish National Orchestra, Sir Alexander Gibson
[ Chandos 241 / CD - released 1/Nov/2004 ]
'The SNO are at the Peak of their form throughout these performances…' The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs
Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 (with Lutoslawski - Livre pour orchestre) cover
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KAROL SZYMANOWSKI
Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 (with Lutoslawski - Livre pour orchestre)
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Liebreich
[ Accentus Music / CD - released 20/May/2016 ]
"Altogether a superb programme" Gramophone Editor's Choice April 2016
Mahler: Complete Symphonies cover
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GUSTAV MAHLER
Mahler: Complete Symphonies
Lynda Russell (soprano) / Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Warsaw Boys' Choir, Antoni Wit, Michael H
[ Naxos / 15 CD Box Set - released 10/May/2017 ]
"The excellent quality of the Katowice Orchestra of Polish Radio is impressively demonstrated...it stands comparison with any rival" Penguin Guide on No 6
Symphonies Nos 2-4 / Harnasie cover
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SZYMANOWSKI
Symphonies Nos 2-4 / Harnasie
Polish Radio Chorus of Krakow / Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra / Jacek Kaspszyk / Jerzy Semkow / Antoni Wit
[ EMI Gemini / 2 CD - released 21/Oct/2007 ]
1001 Classical recordings you must hear before you die (1901-1950) - "Excellent value. There's a touch of edge, a hint of congestion to the orchestral sound occasionally, but the playing throughout is first-class. Both conductors are perfectly at...
An Introduction to Elgar (Incls 'Cello Concerto' & 'Enigma Variations) cover
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EDWARD ELGAR
An Introduction to Elgar (Incls 'Cello Concerto' & 'Enigma Variations)
Ralph Kirshbaum (cello) / Scottish National Orchestra / Bournemouth Sinfonietta
[ Chandos Intro / CD - released 1/Aug/2006 ]
'Richly expressive playing, heartfelt performance' The Penguin Complete Guide
Stanford: Symphony No. 1 / Cello Concerto / Prelude to a Fantasy cover
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PATRIC STANFORD
Stanford: Symphony No. 1 / Cello Concerto / Prelude to a Fantasy
Raphael Wallfisch (cello) / Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones
[ Naxos / CD - released 20/Feb/2015 ]
Patric Standford wrote in a wide variety of forms, from large-scale orchestral and choral music to a cappella, chamber and instrumental pieces. While teaching at the Guildhall School of Music in London he won several major international composition...
Lehar: Die Lustige Witwe [The Merry widow] (highlights in English) cover
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FRANZ LEHAR
Lehar: Die Lustige Witwe [The Merry widow] (highlights in English)
Joan Sutherland, John Brecknock, Francis Egerton, Regina Resnik, John Fryatt / National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / CD - released 20/Mar/2016 ]
Turn of the century Paris provides the glittering setting for this operetta, first performed in Vienna in 1905 and here given by a cast lead by Joan Sutherland and also featuring John Brecknock, Valerie Masterson and Werner Krenn.
Debussy: La Mer / Images cover
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CLAUDE DEBUSSY
Debussy: La Mer / Images
Orchestre National de France, Emmanuel Krivine
[ Erato / Warner Classics / CD - released 19/Apr/2018 ]
Debussy began composing La Mer in 1904, in Burgundy, but as he wrote to fellow composer André Messager, his memories of the sea were "worth more than a reality whose charm generally weighs too heavily on the imagination". He continued to work on the...
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 - 9 (Recorded live from the Opéra Bastille and the Palais Garnier, Paris 2014-15) cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 - 9 (Recorded live from the Opéra Bastille and the Palais Garnier, Paris 2014-15)
Ricarda Merbeth, Daniela Sindram, Robert Dean Smitm, Günther Groissböck / Paris National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Philippe Jordan
[ Arthaus DVD / 4 DVD Box Set - released 20/Sep/2016 ]
"A seasoned Beethovenian will likely conclude that a lot of care and thought went into the interpretations as well." Classical-Net
Nicolai Orloff - The Decca Recordings cover
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PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY / FREDERIC CHOPIN
Nicolai Orloff - The Decca Recordings
Nicolai Orloff (piano) / The National Symphony Orchestra, Anatole Fistoulari
[ Eloquence / Decca / CD - released 10/Feb/2019 ]
'Beautifully played and recorded with all fit gentleness … The player's feathery lightness in the studies, and his ease of rhythm - no hurry or flurry - please me keenly. I like the scale of things.' Gramophone, April 1948 (Chopin)
Weinberg: Piano Concerto 2 / String Quartet Op. 55 / etc cover
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Shostakovich: Symphony No 11 cover
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DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Shostakovich: Symphony No 11
Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Alexander Lazarev (conductor)
[ Linn SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 29/Apr/2005 ]
"This well mastered disc assumes a worthy position in the RSNO/Shostakovich at tradition, confirming the orchestra's standards and international credentials" (MusicWeb Juen 2005)
Symphonic Poems (Incls Tintagel & The Happy Forest ) cover
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ARNOLD BAX
Symphonic Poems (Incls Tintagel & The Happy Forest )
Royal Scottish National Orchestra / David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
[ Naxos / CD - released 26/Aug/2005 ]
"Lloyd-Jones' magisterial accounts of the composer's symphonies have made their mark in a small but hotly contested arena, each CD topped up with one of the composer's symphonic poems. Five of these works have now been reissued on a separate disc."...
The Golden Age Op. 22 (Complete ballet) cover
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SHOSTAKOVICH
The Golden Age Op. 22 (Complete ballet)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Jose Serebrier (Conductor)
[ Naxos / 2 CD - released 4/Dec/2006 ]
"This is a breathtaking recording in many ways. It's also complete and uncut and the notes are good. Don't hesitate - this is one that needs to be listened to, even in this crowded year of Shostakovich revelations" (MusicWeb Nov 2006)
Josephslegende / etc cover
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RICHARD STRAUSS
Josephslegende / etc
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi
[ Chandos SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 19/Jul/2013 ]
"The RSNO under Neeme Jarvi perform it with aplomb and with plenty of colour derived from the massive palette of orchestration...The Love Scene from Feuersnot and the vigorous Festmarsch make for useful fill-ups." (Gramophone)
Overtures and Preludes cover
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WAGNER
Overtures and Preludes
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi
[ Chandos SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 8/Oct/2013 ]
" Järvi is a master of this repertoire and he continually conjures splendid playing from his Scottish orchestra." (Gramophone)