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Brahms Symphonies Barenboim Staatskapelle Berlin review

Barenboim, Brahms, The Symphonies

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 Symphony 2 "Resurrection" - Vanska, Minnesota Orchestra

Mahler Symphony 2 “Resurrection” – Vänskä, Minnesota Orchestra

Mahler, Symphony 2 "Resurrection" Minnesota Orchestra Osmo Vänskä (conductor)Sasha CookeRuby HughesMinnesota ChoraleBIS Records
Schubert Wand symphonies

Schubert Symphonies – Günter Wand

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...

Rachmaninov Piano Concertos 2 and 3, Buniatishvili / Jarvi

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

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...
NImrod Borenstein Violin Concerto

Nimrod Borenstein, Violin Concerto

Nimrod Borenstein’s Violin Concerto is a substantial work cast in four movements. It resembles the style of Prokofiev, Barber, Glass and -dare I say-...

Currentzis and the BBC Music Magazine Opera Award 2017

The BBC Music Magazine award for Best Opera recording has been a justifiable victory for Currentzis and his forces for their recording of Don...
Nelsons Shostakovich Symphony 4 & 11 review

Nelsons, Shostakovich Symphonies 4 & 11

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

Schubert Sonata & Impromptus, Khatia Buniatishvili

If you like the art of piano interpretation this album is for you. This a release to cherish, Schubert played with utter feeling and gusto.
Bruckner Symphony 9 Jansons review

Bruckner Symphony 9, Jansons, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

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