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Trifonov, “Evocations”

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Trifonov has already established himself as a leading pianist of our generation and this release has been met with some great reviews. What we...
Beethoven Missa Solemnis Suzuki BIS

Suzuki, Beethoven “Missa Solemnis”

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The expectations run high when there is a new Suzuki release with his Bach Collegium Japan. It is really hard to find a weak...

Currentzis, Tchaikovsky Symphony 6 “Pathetique”

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Currentzis seems to shock and awe with each new release. I had been eagerly anticipating this Tchaikovsky release, having been exposed to the conductor’s...
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.

Rachmaninov Piano Concertos 2 and 3, Buniatishvili / Jarvi

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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.

Mendelssohn, Scottish & Reformation Symphonies, Manacorda

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There are many things to cherish in this new recording of Mendelssohn's 3rd and 5th symphonies. The Kammerakademie Potsdam with conductor Antonello Manacorda seem...
Beethoven Perahia Moonlight Hammerklavier Sonatas

Perahia, Beethoven Sonatas Moonlight & Hammerklavier

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This has been an anticipated release. Perahia recording two of the most famous Beethoven piano sonatas. Do we need another recording of the Moonlight...
Beethoven symphony 5 Fischer

Review: Beethoven, Symphonies 1 & 5, Ivan Fischer / Budapest Festival Orchestra

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Review - Beethoven Symphony 1 & 5, Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Channel Classics The High Arts Review Rating: ★ ★ ★...
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...
Vivaldi, Four Seasons, Podger

Podger, Vivaldi Four Seasons

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This is not yet another recording of the Four Seasons. More importantly, this is not your standard historically informed account. This is fresh, insightful,...