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Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)
Symphonies 1 & 2,
Săo Paulo SO/Marin Alsop
NAXOS A fine version of the Second Symphony [JWh] Fine performances of Prokofiev in stunning sound [LW].
Pyotr Il'yich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Swan Lake - Vladimir Shishov, Olga Esina, Wiener Staatsballett, Wiener Staatsoper O/Alexander Ingram rec. 2014 C MAJOR DVD [RMay]
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No Exceptions, No Exemptions
Great War Songs -
Robin Tritschler (tenor) Malcolm Martineau (piano)
SIGNUM CLASSICS [ST]
An important release ... of interest far beyond the historical.
Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Piano Concertos 1 & 2 Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Préludes Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Jeux d’eau, Ondine - Julian von Károlyi (piano) Grosses Berliner Rundfunkorchester/Johannes Schüler, Heinzkarl
Weigel rec. 1943-44 MELOCLASSIC [JW] A frequently magnetic romantic stylist.
British String Concertos
LYRITA [MC] What I find remarkable about everything here is the elevated level of playing and the satisfying recording quality.
Favourite Carols from King's
Ch King's College, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury
rec. 2014 KING'S COLLEGE Carols from King’s Ch King’s College, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury
rec. 2013 KING’S COLLEGE DVD [MG] I prefer the DVD because it puts the carols in the context of a demonstrable act of worship.
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