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O THOU TRANSCENDENT – The Life of Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

O THOU TRANSCENDENT – The Life of Ralph Vaughan Williams Tony Palmer Films DVD NTSC TPDVD106 @ £16* “Quite simply superb. The image of Ralph Vaughan Williams (RVW) fixed in living memory is the ancient, genial, tweedy buffer of the 1950s, characterised by Harrison Birtwistle as ‘Mr Badger’… The real man, a literal colossus, courageous, […]


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GORECKI – The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs with Dawn Upshaw

Gorecki – The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs Dawn Upshaw (soprano) London Sinfonietta, David Zinman Tony Palmer DVD @ £16* TPDVD102 “This film is a major work of art in itself.” The Guardian “The film includes an interview with Górecki and a performance of the Symphony illustrated with newsreels of famine and war and specially-shot sequences […]


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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No.9 in E minor and Job

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Job (A Masque for Dancing), Symphony No.9 in E minor Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra,  Sir Andrew Davis Chandos SACD CHSA5180 @ £12.25* “The cumulative effect is of immense and implacable power, astonishing from a composer in his mid-eighties. In both works the recorded orchestral sound is gorgeously warn, detailed and naturally balanced.” BBC Music […]


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BARTOK – Concerto for Orchestra, First & Second Rhapsodies with Edward Gardner

BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra, First Rhapsody, Part II of the First Rhapsody (with alternative ending), Second Rhapsody for violin and orchestra, Dance Suite. James Ehnes, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner Four years after a highly successful Bartók recording with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner here returns to the composer with his Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra […]


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LEÓ WEINER – Orchestral Music with Neeme Järvi

LEÓ WEINER (1885-1960): Orchestral Music inc Serenade, Op. 3, Divertimento No. 1, Op. 20, Divertimento No. 2, Op. 24, Divertimento No. 3, Op. 25, Divertimento No. 4, Op. 38, Divertimento No. 5, Op. 39. Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi Chandos 10959 @ £12.25* Within his extended discography, Neeme Järvi has explored the work of […]


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