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Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Beethoven Konig review

Review: Beethoven Symphonies (1-9), Christoph König / Solistes Européens Luxembourg

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Review - Beethoven Symphonies 1-9, The Creatures of Prometheus Overture & Nos. 9 & 16, Coriolan Overture, Leonore Overture no. 3 (op. 72b), Fidelio...

Szymanowski First Violin Concerto

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Szymanowski’s First Violin Concerto can be described as sumptuous, lush, exotic. It is said that the composer himself was inspired by the Polish poet...
Bruckner Symphony 9 Jansons review

Bruckner Symphony 9, Jansons, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

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Furtwangler, Jochum and Knappertsbusch knew how to mould these phrases and how to adjust tempo relations, making their performances unique. Jansons follows suit.
Alchemy Jalbert, Stucky & Vine

Alchemy (Music by Jalbert, Stucky & Vine), Jupiter String Quartet & Bernadette Harvey

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Music Review: Alchemy / Jupiter String Quartet / Bernadette Harvey (piano) / MarquisThis new release by Marquis features chamber works by three distinguished contemporary composers...
Beethoven symphonies Janowski review

Review: Beethoven Symphonies 1-9, Janowski / WDR

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Review - Beethoven, Symphonies 1-9, Marek Janowski/WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, WDR Rundfunkchor Köln NDR Chor / Christian Elsner, Andreas Bauer Kanabas, Regine Hangler, Wiebke...
NImrod Borenstein Violin Concerto

Nimrod Borenstein, Violin Concerto

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Nimrod Borenstein’s Violin Concerto is a substantial work cast in four movements. It resembles the style of Prokofiev, Barber, Glass and -dare I say-...
Beethoven concertos Lisiecki review

Beethoven, Complete Piano Concertos, Lisiecki / Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

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There were times that I found the changes of tempo distracting, as in the Second Concerto which needed more energy and less thinking...

Mahler Symphony 5 – Jansons, Bavarian RSO

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BR Klassik’s output lately consists of first class performances. Like its recent Haitink Mahler 3, this Mahler 5 with the Bavarian RSO and Mariss...
Nelsons Shostakovich Symphony 4 & 11 review

Nelsons, Shostakovich Symphonies 4 & 11

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First the good news: This Shostakovich album by Nelsons is better recorded than the previous releases in this set (symphonies 5, 8, 9 and...
Beethoven 7 Petrenko review

Review: Beethoven Symphony 7, Kirill Petrenko/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

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Review - Beethoven Symphony 7, Berliner Philharmoniker / Kirill Petrenko (Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings)It's always a pleasure to see new releases from the once-renowned Berlin...