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BBC Music Magazine, 2015 Orchestral nomination

One of the recordings nominated for the Orchestral Award , BBC Music Magazine Awards, 2015 Mark-Anthony Turnage –Speranza, From the Wreckage Håkan Hardenberger [flugelhorn, trumpet, piccolo trumpet],  London Symphony Orchestra under, Daniel Harding “Speranza, in four movements and four languages, is a symphonic outburst of optimism for a bleak world. It’s one of Turnage’s most ambitious orchestral canvases, […]


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BBC Music Magazine Awards 2015, Concerto Nomination

One of the recordings nominated for the Concerto Award , BBC Music Magazine Awards, 2015 Szymanowski: Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2 and the  duo cycle ‘Myths’ (with Lauma Skride, piano)Baiba Skride, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra under Vasily Petrenko. “Colourful, virtuosic, alert and intelligent: Baiba Skride brings all these virtues and more to Szymanowski. And while competition is strong, hers […]


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Weinberg Chamber Symphonies

“Resistible? I don’t think so!”

Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919 – 1996): Chamber Symphony No. 3, Op. 151, Chamber Symphony No. 4, Op. 153. Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra under  Thord Svedlund JANUARY 2015 NEW CD RELEASE “Resistible? I don’t think so!” Norman Lebrecht on his Album of the Week, Sinfini Music. The ongoing SACD series of orchestral works byWeinberg now explores some lesser-known, […]


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Szymanoswki 3 & 1 symphonies

…” Reger-meets-Scriabin soundworld.”

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)  Symphony No.1, Love Songs of Hafiz, Op.26, Symphony No.3, Op.27# Ben Johnson (tenor).  BBC Symphony Chorus,  BBC Symphony Orchestra &  Edward Gardner “Even though recordings of Szymanoswki symphonies have proliferated recently, this recordings stands out when it comes to the ugly duckling First: the composer himself may have been unconvinced by it, […]


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VIVAT 105

“… evenness of tone, his immaculate breath control …”

YOUR TUNEFUL VOICE – Handel Oratorio Arias Acclaimed countertenor IESTYN DAVIES and The King’s Consort perform an outstanding programme of Handel arias from some of the composer’s finest oratorios.  “[the slow arias] allow us to appreciate Davies’s extraordinary evenness of tone, his immaculate breath control and the rapt subtlety of his phrasing…the handful of virtuoso […]


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