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Ries, Danzi, von Krufft: Horn Sonatas - Nilsen, Fossheim         (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  September 23, 2015

It is a delight to hear the music on this new collection, more of a pleasure than its rather prosaic title might imply. The early Romantic era is still not that well known to many music lovers; we tend to associate it with Beethoven, Schubert, perhaps Mendelssohn. And thatís the end of it. The rich ... more
  August 6, 2015

This album is comprised of three important works for vocal ensemble that epitomize three distinctive styles within which the composer worked during his lifetime. It should be of interest to everyone who finds Messiaenís music rewarding. Furthermore, these are all very good performances, captured in ... more
Aho: Theremin Concerto, Horn Concerto - Storgårds        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  June 27, 2015

Prolific Finnish composer Kalevi Aho (b. 1949) is near the end of one of his most ambitious undertakings, that of writing a concerto for every instrument in the Romantic orchestra. With his recent concerto for theremin and orchestra, he has ventured into post-Romantic territory as well. A theremin ... more
Amdahl: Astrognosia, Æsops fabler - Storhøi, Bergby         (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  June 20, 2015

The Norwegian composer Magne Amdahl (b. 1942) has enjoyed a lengthy, varied career in his native country. His work encompasses television commercials, a piano concerto and other orchestral music, chamber works, film scores, and an enormous amount of incidental music for theatrical productions. The ... more
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 - Fischer          (11 of 14 found this review helpful)
  July 10, 2014

At last, a Bruckner symphony performance I can sit through. When it comes to the Viennese tradition, I harbor enormous fondness for Schubert on the one hand and Mahler on the other. Between them lies Bruckner, whose brief sacred motets, musical masterpieces of the highest order, offer reliable ... more

 
 
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