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Review of SCHREKER Phantastische Ouvertüre. Vorspiel zu einer grossen Oper

SCHREKER Phantastische Ouvertüre. Vorspiel zu einer grossen Oper

This new Capriccio recording provides a superb demonstration of the variety and substance of Schreker’s music during the early decades...

Capriccio
Reviewed by Christian Hoskins in issue: 02/2019

Review of MOZART Violin Concertos Nos 1-3 (Znaider)

MOZART Violin Concertos Nos 1-3 (Znaider)

Nikolaj Znaider’s follow-up to his disc of Mozart’s fourth and fifth violin concertos (5/18) is as enjoyable as its predecessor....

LSO Live
Reviewed by Richard Wigmore in issue: 02/2019

Review of MENDELSSOHN Piano Concertos (Prosseda; Brautigam)

MENDELSSOHN Piano Concertos (Prosseda; Brautigam)

No sooner had one account of the Mendelssohn concertos arrived from Roberto Prosseda than another one turned up, this time...

Decca
Reviewed by Harriet Smith in issue: 02/2019

Review of MARTINŮ Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2 (Irnberger)

MARTINŮ Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2 (Irnberger)

Like Sibelius, Martinů was initially a violinist; unlike Sibelius, Martinů composed enough concertante works to fill four CDs, memorably recorded...

Fuga Libera
Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 08/2012

Review of MAHLER Symphony No 6 (Rattle)

MAHLER Symphony No 6 (Rattle)

This is a brave and yet confident, often illuminating, always absorbing set. It tells a story of Rattle’s history with...

Berlin Philharmoniker
Reviewed by Peter Quantrill in issue: 02/2019

Review of LUTOSŁAWSKI Symphonies Nos 1 & 4 (Lintu)

LUTOSŁAWSKI Symphonies Nos 1 & 4 (Lintu)

Ondine’s association with Hannu Lintu continues with the first and last of Lutosławski’s symphonies. The composer harboured doubts over his...

Sony Classical
Reviewed by Richard Whitehouse in issue: 06/2013

Review of HAYDN Symphonies Vol 24 (Spillner)

HAYDN Symphonies Vol 24 (Spillner)

The cycle of Haydn’s symphonies begun by Thomas Fey in 1999 is now well past its two-thirds point. These four...

Hänssler
Reviewed by David Threasher in issue: 02/2019

Review of HAYDN Piano and Cello Concertos (Duczmal)

HAYDN Piano and Cello Concertos (Duczmal)

The snappily named Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina is happily willing to go beyond its remit and here presents early-Nineties performances...

NIFC
Reviewed by David Threasher in issue: 02/2019

Review of DUSAPIN Aufganag. Wenn Du dem Wind...

DUSAPIN Aufganag. Wenn Du dem Wind...

Pascal Dusapin continues to be among the most recorded of present-day composers, and this new BIS disc includes a first...

BIS
Reviewed by Richard Whitehouse in issue: 02/2019

Review of BRAHMS Symphony 4 DVORÁK Symphony 9 (Hrůša)

BRAHMS Symphony 4 DVORÁK Symphony 9 (Hrůša)

In Jakub Hrůša’s hands, the opening of Brahms’s Fourth becomes a series of world-weary sighs, an apt lead-in to a...

Tudor
Reviewed by Andrew Farach-Colton in issue: 02/2019

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