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Beethoven Missa Solemnis Suzuki BIS

Suzuki, Beethoven “Missa Solemnis”

4
The expectations run high when there is a new Suzuki release with his Bach Collegium Japan. It is really hard to find a weak...
Bruckner symphony 8 Jansons review Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Bruckner Symphony 8 – Jansons, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

5
"Bruckner's Eighth Symphony is the zenith of symphonic writing." — Sergiu Celibidache Is this the best symphony ever written? Quite possibly: even if it is...

Rachmaninov Piano Concertos 2 and 3, Buniatishvili / Jarvi

2
These are heartfelt, brilliant performances of the two warhorses. The playing here is not lightweight but rather brooding, revealing the dark colours of Rachmaninov's music. Both orchestra and pianist perform the concertos impeccably.
Olafsson, Bach & Philip Glass review

Víkingur Ólafsson, Bach & Philip Glass

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Music Reviews: Philip Glass, Piano Works (selection) Víkingur Ólafsson (pianist) Deutsche Grammophon Bach, Solo Piano Works (selection) Víkingur Ólafsson (pianist) Deutsche Grammophon   Philip Glass I have listened to a lot of different recordings of the...
best classical 2018

Best Classical Music Albums of 2018 (Top 5)

12
This has been a great year for classical music and I've found it really hard to select only 5 releases. Many of...

Lindberg, Pettersson Symphony 5 & 7

2
The 16 symphonies of Allan Pettersson have often been described as music of pain, anguish, and sadness. They are unlike those of any other...
Mahler 3 Haitink Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra BR Klassik

Mahler Symphony 3 – Haitink & Bavarian RSO

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This is an exceptional Mahler 3rd. Having compared a dozen CDs before writing this review, I can attest it displaces a lot of the...
Schubert Wand symphonies

Schubert Symphonies – Günter Wand

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This is one of the most all-round satisfactory (digital) cycles of the Schubert symphonies. Gunter Wand has been called a master of the core German...
Nelsons Shostakovich Symphony 4 & 11 review

Nelsons, Shostakovich Symphonies 4 & 11

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First the good news: This Shostakovich album by Nelsons is better recorded than the previous releases in this set (symphonies 5, 8, 9 and...

Mahler Symphony 5 – Jansons, Bavarian RSO

2
BR Klassik’s output lately consists of first class performances. Like its recent Haitink Mahler 3, this Mahler 5 with the Bavarian RSO and Mariss...