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GINASTERA: Orchestral Works, Volume 3 inc Piano Concerto No1 with Xiayin Wang

Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983):  Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 28 *, Variaciones Concertantes, Op. 23, Concierto Argentino * Xiayin Wang – Piano* BBC Philharmonic,  Juanjo Mena Chandos CHAN10949 @ £11 plus P&P About this CD … In his final year as BBC Philharmonic’s Chief Conductor, Juanjo Mena completes a highlyacclaimed Ginastera series with this third volume. […]


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SAINT-SAËNS: Piano Concerto No. 4, Piano Concerto No. 5, ‘Egyptian’

Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835–1921): Piano Concerto No. 4, Piano Concerto No. 5, ‘Egyptian’ Romain Descharmes, Piano Malmö Symphony Orchestra,  Marc Soustrot Naxos 8573478 @ £7.50 plus P&P Gramophone “It is true that Romain Descharmes and his genial conductor take a more relaxed view of Allegro than either Hough or Darré. All three movement of the so- […]


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CRUSELL: Clarinet Concertos with Michael Collins. Gramophone CD of the Month

Bernhard Henrik Crusell (1775 – 1838) Concerto in E flat major, Op. 1 (c. 1807-08) Grand Concerto in F minor, Op. 5 (c. 1815) Concerto in B flat major, Op. 11 (c. 1807 – c. 1829) Introduction et air suédois, Op. 12 (1804) Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Michael Collins Chandos SACD CHSA5187 @ £11 plus P&P […]


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WAGNER: Das Rheingold with Sir Mark Elder. BBC Record Review, CD of the Week.

RICHARD WAGNER (1813–1883): DAS RHEINGOLD Cast (see below), The Halle, Sir Mark Elder Halle CDHLD7549 @ £18 plus P&P The Sunday Times “Hero (or villain) of the three hours? I’d say Samuel Youn’s Alberich, a masterful, multicoloured performance spun in a gripping crescendo…Paterson’s Wotan isn’t far behind…Elder’s grip is total. He believes in every note of […]


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ELGAR: Symphony No. 2 and Serenade for Strings with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Edward Gardner

Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934):  Symphony No. 2 in Eb Major, Op. 63, Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 2 BBC Symphony Orchestra,  Edward Gardner The Sunday Times: “Elgar’s epigraph to his Second Symphony, from Shelley, “Rarely, rarely comest thou, Spirit of Delight!”, can be taken two ways: with the emphasis on “rarely”, or in […]


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