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Iwona Sobotka, Timothy Robinson, Katarina Karnéus, Thomas Zehetmair (violin), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Elzbieta Szmytka, Jadwiga Rappé, Philip Langridge & Thomas Hampson, Florence Quivar, Jon Garrison & John Connell
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, with City of Birmingham...
Both these differing works [Song of the Night and Stabat Mater] are sensitively performed, giving the listener an excellent insight into the contrasting aspects of this composer's work. Rattle's... — More…
Arabella Steinbacher (violin)
Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Marek Janowski
…in a haunting performance of Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1 the solo part seems to float in over a lush orchestra. Steinbacher's tone is sweet, her playing poised - in satisfying contrast... — More…
Thomas Hampson (King Roger), Elzieta Szmytka (Roxana), Philip Langridge (Edrisi), Ryszard Minkiewicz (Shepherd), Robert Gierlach (Archbishop), Jadwiga Rappé (Deaconess), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus & City of Birmingham...
Kaja Danczowska (violin) & Krystian Zimerman (piano)
An early recipient of a Penguin rosette, this classic 1980 recording blazes with a musical incandescence rarely captured in the studio. One of the all-time great sonata discs. — More…
Mariusz Kwiecien (baritone)
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lukasz Borowicz
[His signature roles] suggest a certain dashing Italianate quality that's refelcted in his voice: lighter, less rich and chocolatey than some Slavic rivals, for example Dmitri Hvorostovsky. But... — More…
Aleksandra Kurzak (soprano), Agnieszka Rehlis (mezzo-soprano), Dmitry Korchak (tenor) & Artur Ruciński (baritone)
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir, Jacek Kaspszyk
This huge ensemble is captured in brilliant sound - essential for appreciating the composer's luxuriantly detailed soundworld...[in the Stabat Mater] Kaspszyk ensures that everything is balanced... — More…
Baiba Skride (violin), Lauma Skride (piano)
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko
The First Concerto's opening here is vigorous and cleanly etched, with detailed recording...Skride's performance...is full of tonal variety, and fearless in the often vertiginous tessitura. She... — More…
David Oistrakh (violin), Lev Oborin (piano) & Sviatsolav Knushevitzky (cello), Sviatoslav Richter (piano) & Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Lev Oborin (piano), Vladimir Yampolsky (piano), Pierre Fournier (cello), Igor Oistrakh (viola), Peter Bondarenko, Mikhail...