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Review of PROKOFIEV Piano Concertos Nos 1, 3 & 4 (Kholodenko)

PROKOFIEV Piano Concertos Nos 1, 3 & 4 (Kholodenko)

Compared alongside the fast and faceless performances in Vol 1 of the Kholodenko/Harth-Bedoya/Fort Worth Prokofiev concerto cycle (3/16), Vol 2...

Harmonia Mundi
Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 04/2019

Review of PRICE Symphonies Nos 1 & 4

PRICE Symphonies Nos 1 & 4

In addition to the harvest of death, disenfranchisement, pain and suffering inflicted by societies locked into institutionalised racism, there is...

Naxos
Reviewed by Patrick Rucker in issue: 04/2019

Review of MOZART Symphonies Nos 40 & 41 (Manze)

MOZART Symphonies Nos 40 & 41 (Manze)

Mozart’s last two symphonies were composed virtually simultaneously in 1788 and make a common coupling on disc. Few recordings, though,...

Pentatone
Reviewed by David Threasher in issue: 04/2019

Review of MAHLER Symphony No 3 (Roth)

MAHLER Symphony No 3 (Roth)

Too often ‘Spring marches in’ to Mahler’s Third with a scowl and the weight of the world already on his...

Harmonia Mundi
Reviewed by Peter Quantrill in issue: 04/2019

Review of KARŁOWICZ Symphony in E Minor, Op. 7 'Odrodzenie'

KARŁOWICZ Symphony in E Minor, Op. 7 'Odrodzenie'

‘Romantic-nationalist’ is the description usually applied to Mieczysław Karłowicz's only symphony; but in fact the ‘Rebirth’ of its title relates...

Chandos
Reviewed by Richard Bratby in issue: 5/2004

Review of IBERT; MASSENET; SAUGUET French Music for Ballet (Järvi)

IBERT; MASSENET; SAUGUET French Music for Ballet (Järvi)

Browsing in a second-hand shop a dozen or so years ago, I found an ancient Chant du Monde LP of...

Chandos
Reviewed by Andrew Farach-Colton in issue: 04/2019

Review of HAYDN; VIVALDI Cello Concertos (Christoph Croisé)

HAYDN; VIVALDI Cello Concertos (Christoph Croisé)

This conductor-less release from Avie manages to capture something too often lost in recordings of the early cello concerto repertoire:...

Avie
Reviewed by Mark Seow in issue: 04/2019

Review of FINNIS The Air, Turning

FINNIS The Air, Turning

Edmund Finnis (b1984) teaches composition at the Royal Academy of Music and is Composer-in-Residence with the London Contemporary Orchestra, for...

NMC
Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 04/2019

Review of BRUCKNER Symphony No 9 (Jansons)

BRUCKNER Symphony No 9 (Jansons)

Mariss Jansons’s recent recording of Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (BR Klassik, 9/18) was an impressive...

BR Klassik
Reviewed by Christian Hoskins in issue: 04/2019

Review of MENDELSSOHN; BRITTEN Violin Concertos (Bohren)

MENDELSSOHN; BRITTEN Violin Concertos (Bohren)

Knowing Sebastian Bohren’s playing from his gripping recording of Hartmann’s Concerto funebre (6/17) and as leader of the superb Stradivari...

RCA Red Seal
Reviewed by Andrew Farach-Colton in issue: 04/2019

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