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Miah Persson (soprano)
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer
…Fischer's feeling of the Symphony's supple architecture, his ability to caress a phrase or point out a delicious colour without losing the sense of the larger flow, make this one of the most... — More…
Arleen Augér (soprano - Symphony No. 2), Dame Janet Baker (mezzo -Symphony No. 2), Birgit Remmert (contralto - Symphony No. 3), Amanda Roocroft (soprano - Symphony No. 4); Christine Brewer (soprano), Soile Isokoski (soprano), Juliane Banse (mezzo-soprano), Birgit Remmert (mezzo-soprano), Jane Henschel...
Lisa Milne (soprano) & Birgit Remmert (alto)
Budapest Festival Orchestra & The Hungarian Radio Choir, Iván Fischer
…Fischer… rarely pushes too hard. The orchestral sound is lean but not undernourished, allowing for even balance between contesting lines - outstanding in the funereal coda of the first movement... — More…
Maria João Pires (piano), Martha Argerich (piano), Gautier Capuçon (cello), Lily Maisky (piano), Sascha Maisky (violin), Lyda Chen (viola), Mischa Maisky (cello), Nicholas Angelich (piano), Polina Leschenko (piano), Ilya Gringolts (violin), Nathan Braude (viola), Torleif Thedéen (cello), Nelson Goerner...
Several of the ensembles could have benefited from more sustained period of rehearsal, yet they still communicate vibrancy and the sheer enjoyment possible when fine musicians get together to... — More…
Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard
Here, by an exceptional command of long-term tempo relationships Dausgaard manages to unify the symphony into single whole. Without loss of intensity, it emerges as not only a psychological document... — More…
Eteri Gvazava (soprano - No. 2); Anna Larsson (contralto - Nos. 2 & 3); Renée Fleming (soprano - No. 4); Cheryl Studer, Sylvia McNair, Andrea Rost (sopranos - No. 8), Anne Sofie von Otter, Rosemarie Lang (mezzos - No. 8), Peter Seiffert (tenor - No. 8), Bryn Terfel & Jan-Hendrik Rootering...
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle
Rattle steals the prize in the three scherzo: Purgatorio is devilishly fast and sly, Schnelle Viertel explosive, and the lightning switches of mood in the Allegro pesante handled with flair. — More…