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  July 15, 2014

This two-disc set of Haydn Symphonies is a fitting memorial to the late Sir Colin Davis and his championship of a composer most dear to his heart. During his long career he recorded all five of the works presented here in the 1970s and 80s with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and his ... more
  July 9, 2014

The Viennese born pianist Gottlieb Wallisch has already made three generally well received recordings of Mozart for the Linn label and for his latest release he now turns to the late keyboard sonatas of that other great 18th-century master Josef Haydn. When in 1790 Joseph Haydn's employer and ... more
  July 8, 2014

Since its Boston premier given by Leonard Bernstein in December 1949 Messiaen's exotic and lavishly scored Turangalîla Symphony has received many fine recordings, including some with the imprimatur of the composer and some that additionally feature both Yvonne Loriod, the composer's wife playing ... more
  July 4, 2014

This varied collection of music associated with 'The Dance' is what record companies used to call a 'sonic spectacular' a description well suited to this SACD. From the wild opening bars of the 'Dance of the Seven Veils' from Strauss's 'Salomé' it it is clear that the team from Polyhymnia have ... more
  June 30, 2014

This is an absolutely marvellous release both in terms of its thrilling performances and wonderful sound quality. Manfred Honeck, as on his first disc for Reference Recordings of Strauss tone poems, has shown that he is not afraid to challenge conventional approaches to familiar works, and his ... more

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