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Monday, May 27, 2024
buniatishvili schubert review

Schubert Sonata & Impromptus, Khatia Buniatishvili

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Review: Khatia Buniatishvili, Schubert Sonata D960 & Impromptus D899 / Sony ClassicalIf you like the art of piano interpretation this album is for you. As...
Sibelius Beethoven Tetzlaff Ticciati

Beethoven & Sibelius Violin Concertos, Tetzlaff, Ticciati

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Don't get me wrong, Tetzlaff is magnificent here, but the whole release is let down at places by Ticciati's understated orchestral contribution.
Beethoven symphony 9 haitink

Beethoven, Symphony 9, Haitink / Bavarian RSO

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Music review - Beethoven, Symphony 9, Bernard Haitink / Chor & Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Sally Matthews, soprano / Gerhild Romberger, alto /...

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...
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...
best classical 2018

Best Classical Music Albums of 2018 (Top 5)

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This has been a great year for classical music and I've found it really hard to select only 5 releases. Many of my favourite...
Vivaldi, Four Seasons, Podger

Podger, Vivaldi Four Seasons

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This is not yet another recording of the Four Seasons. More importantly, this is not your standard historically informed account. This is fresh, insightful,...
Bruckner symphony 8 Jansons review Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Bruckner Symphony 8 – Jansons, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

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"Bruckner's Eighth Symphony is the zenith of symphonic writing." — Sergiu Celibidache Is this the best symphony ever written? Quite possibly: even if it is...

Currentzis, Tchaikovsky Symphony 6 “Pathetique”

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Currentzis seems to shock and awe with each new release. I had been eagerly anticipating this Tchaikovsky release, having been exposed to the conductor’s...
Dvorak Dudamel review

Review: Dvorak Symphony 7, 8, 9 Dudamel / Los Angeles Philharmonic

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Review - Dvorak Symphony 7, 8, 9, Gustavo Dudamel / Los Angeles Philharmonic / Deutsche GrammophonDvorak Symphonies 7, 8, 9 by Dudamel and the...