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Cesko - Ragazze Quartet
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'Cesko' is the title of the second of three projected recordings for Channel Classics by the feisty all-girl Dutch / British quartet Ragazze, and as on their first recording entitled 'Vivere ' they give us an adventurous programme of musical contrasts this time from two Czech composers with widely ...
Mahler: Symphony No. 9 - Fischer
May 20, 2015
One imagines that it must be a daunting prospect for any conductor to contemplate the recording of a cycle of Mahler symphonies, particularly in view of the abundant recorded legacy available from some of the greatest conductors of the past such as Walter, Klemperer, Bernstein, Solti, Abbado..…. the ...
Nielsen: Symphonies 2 & 6 - Oramo
May 17, 2015
This issue completes Sakai Oramo's impressive cycle of the Nielsen Symphonies with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra for BIS that now joins the other two complete cycles on SACD from Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO Live) and Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic ...
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 - Gardiner
May 16, 2015
Sir John Elliot Gardiner's survey of the Mendelssohn Symphonies recorded in concert with the London Symphony Orchestra began with finely executed, not to say revelatory, performances of the composer's 3rd Symphony and Hebrides Overture. That disc also included a generous bonus of the Schumann Piano ...
Berlioz: Harold en Italie, Reverie et Caprice, Rob Roy - Ehnes, Davis
May 12, 2015
Sir Andrew Davies follows up the fine disc of Berlioz Overtures that he recorded with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra with another enticing programme from this composer's oeuvre – this time with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with whom he currently holds the post of Chief Conductor. The ...