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Saturday, March 2, 2024
NImrod Borenstein Violin Concerto

Nimrod Borenstein, Violin Concerto

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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, 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...

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...

Zimerman, Schubert Sonatas D959 and D960

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Music review: Krystian Zimerman, Schubert Sonatas D959 D960 These are very interesting interpretations of the last two Schubert sonatas. Zimerman has always been what I'd...

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...

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...

Currentzis and the BBC Music Magazine Opera Award 2017

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The BBC Music Magazine award for Best Opera recording has been a justifiable victory for Currentzis and his forces for their recording of Don...
Bruckner Skrowaczewski symphonies

Stanisław Skrowaczewski

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Underrated. Skrowaczewski was an underrated conductor in his lifetime. Yes the press would review the CDs he would release on smaller record labels but...
Levit Bach Beethoven Rzewski

Igor Levit’s Variations (Bach, Beethoven, Rzewski)

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Even though I had been thinking of reviewing this 3CD set, the fact that it was recently awarded the Gramophone Recording of the Year...

Szymanowski First Violin Concerto

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Szymanowski’s First Violin Concerto can be described as sumptuous, lush, exotic. It is said that the composer himself was inspired by the Polish poet...