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Best Classical Music Albums of 2018 (Top 5)

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

Mahler Symphony 5 – Jansons, Bavarian RSO

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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...
Beethoven 7 Petrenko review

Review: Beethoven Symphony 7, Kirill Petrenko/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

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Review - Beethoven Symphony 7, Berliner Philharmoniker / Kirill Petrenko (Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings) It's always a pleasure to see new releases from the once-renowned Berlin...
Bruckner symphony 8 Jansons review Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Bruckner Symphony 8 – Jansons, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

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"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...
Brahms Symphonies Barenboim Staatskapelle Berlin review

Barenboim, Brahms, The Symphonies

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This is Brahms as it should be. Bold, grand, shamelessly romantic. Of course, Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin have given us first-rate symphony cycles...
Mahler Currentzis review

Mahler Symphony 6, Currentzis, MusicAeterna

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Review: Mahler, Symphony 6 "Tragic" MusicAeterna Teodor Currentzis (conductor) Sony Classical This is not just another Mahler 6th. And this is no easy thing to say considering that the competition...
Stenhammar Symphony 2 Lindberg review

Stenhammar Symphony 2, Lindberg

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Is the Stenhammar 2nd symphony a great work? Listen to Lindberg’s account and you will realise that it is. And why shouldn’t it be?...
Beethoven symphony 9 haitink

Beethoven, Symphony 9, Haitink / Bavarian RSO

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Music review - Beethoven, Symphony 9, Bernard Haitink / Chor & Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Sally Matthews, soprano / Gerhild Romberger, alto /...
Bruckner Symphony 9 Jansons review

Bruckner Symphony 9, Jansons, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

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Furtwangler, Jochum and Knappertsbusch knew how to mould these phrases and how to adjust tempo relations, making their performances unique. Jansons follows suit.
Sibelius Beethoven Tetzlaff Ticciati

Beethoven & Sibelius Violin Concertos, Tetzlaff, Ticciati

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Don't get me wrong, Tetzlaff is magnificent here, but the whole release is let down at places by Ticciati's understated orchestral contribution.

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