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Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)
Few are better acquainted [with the Catalogue] than Pierre-Laurent Aimard, and this set is clearly a long-pondered act of love…Needless to say, Aimard possesses the necessary dazzling virtuosity,... — 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…
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Mariss Jansons
Jansons adopts...an approach which takes into consideration the historically informed approach of the last 30 years, but is still aware of what performances were like in the great German tradition...If... — More…
Malena Ernman (mezzo), Yuja Wang (piano), Martha Argerich (piano), Mikhail Pletnev (piano), Daniil Trifonov (piano), Ilya Gringolts (violin), Truls Mørk (cello), Evgeny Kissin (piano), Vadim Repin (violin I), Laurent Korcia (violin II), Yuri Bashmet (viola), Alexander Kniazev (cello), Bryn Terfel...
Every performance is a gem: the line-up could scarcely be starrier, but what makes it special is the fact that everything is more than the sum of its considerable parts. Highlights include a... — More…
David Oistrakh (violin)
Philharmonia Orchestra, USSR National Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Phiharmonia Orchestra, National Phiharmonic Orchestra, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Aram Khatchaturian, Dimitri Kabalevsky, Lovro von Matacic, Nicolai Malko, Kirill Kondrashin, Evgeny Mravinsky,...
Faye Robinson (soprano)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox
The riot of proliferating counterpoint that is Tippett's Symphony No 1 presents enough problems of orchestral balance to give recording teams nightmares. Chandos has managed creditable degrees... — More…
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Braithwaite, Vernon Handley, Adrian Boult, Myer Fredman, Norman Del Mar, John Pritchard, Lennox Berkeley, William Alwyn, Josef Krips
this is a very significant release which really deserves to be snapped up by everyone, not least those who still cling to the discredited belief that when it comes to composing symphonies, Britain... — More…
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Truls Mørk (cello), Renaud Capuçon (violin), Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Gilles Cachemaille (baritone), Henri Dutilleux (piano), Dawn Upshaw (soprano), Jérôme Ducros (piano), Barbara Hannigan (soprano), Renee Fleming (soprano), Geneviève Joy (piano), Anne Queffélec...
The performances here are uniformly excellent, while some must be taken as definitive – not in the sense of saying the last word…rather in indicating directions of travel. — More…