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Anderson Choral music


colourful and intriguing


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Pekarsky Percussion Ensemble


one of Berlioz greatest works


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High-octane performances


An attractive Debussy package


immaculate Baiba Skride


eloquent Cello Concerto


tension-filled work


well crafted and intense


Laangaard
another entertaining volume


reeking of cordite


Pappano with a strong cast


imaginatively constructed quartets


the air from another planet


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NOT a budget performance


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Review Index - Symphonies & Concertos

Symphony 1
BBC SO/Edward Gardner • Chandos CHSA5143 [review]
London SO/Valery Gergiev • LSO Live LSO0731 [review][review][review]
Warsaw Ntl PO/Antoni Wit • Naxos 8.570722 [review] NBD0021 [review]

Symphony 2
London PO/Leon Botstein • Telarc CD80567 [review]
BBC SO/Edward Gardner • Chandos CHSA5115 [review]
London SO/Valery Gergiev • LSO Live LSO0731 [review][review][review]
Warsaw Ntl PO/Antoni Wit • Naxos 8.570721 [review][review] NBD0021 [review]

Symphony 3
Vienna PO/Pierre Boulez • Deutsche Grammophon 4778771 [review]
BBC SO/Edward Gardner • Chandos CHSA5143 [review]
London SO/Valery Gergiev • LSO Live LSO0739 [review][review]
Warsaw PO/Jacek Kaspszyk • Warner 9029586450 [review]
City Birmingham SO/Simon Rattle • EMI 3615922 [review] EMI 5145762 [review]
Polish Ntl RSO/Jerzy Semkow  • EMI 2068702 [review]
Warsaw Ntl PO/Antoni Wit • Naxos 8.570721 [review][review] • ICA Classics ICAD5017 [review]

Symphony 4
Janacek PO/Dennis Burkh • Centaur CRC2153 [review]
BBC SO/Edward Gardner • Chandos CHSA5115 [review]
London SO/Valery Gergiev • LSO Live LSO0739 [review][review]
Warsaw Ntl PO/Kazimierz Kord • CD Accord ACD0272 [review]
City Birmingham SO/Simon Rattle • EMI 5145762 [review] 5568232 [review]
Warsaw PO/Witold Rowicki • Orchestral Concert CDs CD15/2016 [review][review][review][review]
Polish Ntl RSO/Jerzy Semkow  • EMI 2068702 [review]
Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz/Karl-Heinz Steffens • Capriccio C5280 [review]
Warsaw Ntl PO/Antoni Wit • Naxos 8.570722 [review] • ICA Classics ICAD5017 [review]

Violin concerto 1
Alena Baeva, Opole PSO/Bogusław Dawidow • Dux 0575 [review]
Nicola Benedetti, London SO/Daniel Harding • Deutsche Grammophon 9870577 [review]
Kaja Danczowska, Warsaw Ntl PO/Kazimierz Kord • CD Accord ACD0262 [review]
Xiao-Wang Dong, Adelaide SO/Omri Hadari • ABC Classics 4767182 [review]
Ilya Kaler, Warsaw Ntl PO/Antoni Wit • Naxos 8.557981 [review]
Konstanty Kulka, Polish Ntl RSO/Jerzy Maksymiuk • EMI 2068702 [review] 5756702 [review]
Tasmin Little, BBC SO/Edward Gardner • Chandos CHSA5185 [review][review][review]
Anne Akiko Meyers, Philharmonia O/Kristjan Järvi • Avie AV2385 [review]
David Oistrakh, Warsaw PO/Karol Stryja • CD Accord ACD1182 [review]
David Oistrakh, State SO USSR/Kurt Sanderling • Brilliant Classics 92609 [review]
David Oistrakh, Leningrad PO/Kurt Sanderling • Alto ALC1355 [review]
Piotr Pławner, Zielona Góra PO/Czesław Grabowski Dux 0540 [review]
Baiba Skride, Oslo PO/Vasily Petrenko • Orfeo C873141A [review]
Arabella Steinbacher, Berlin RSO/Marek Janowski • Pentatone PTC5186353 [review]
Christian Tetzlaff, Vienna PO/Pierre Boulez • Deutsche Grammophon 4778771 [review]
Thomas Zehetmair, City Birmingham SO/Simon Rattle • EMI 5145762 [review]
Robert Zimansky, Janacek PO/Dennis Burkh • Centaur CRC2153 [review]

Violin concerto 2
Alena Baeva, Opole PSO/Bogusław Dawidow • Dux 0575 [review]
Kaja Danczowska, Warsaw Ntl PO/Kazimierz Kord • CD Accord ACD0262 [review]
Robert Davidovici, Royal PO/Grzegorz Nowak • RPO SP045 [review]
Ilya Kaler, Warsaw Ntl PO/Antoni Wit • Naxos 8.557981 [review]
Konstanty Kulka, Polish Ntl RSO/Jerzy Maksymiuk • EMI 2068702 [review] 5756702 [review]
Tasmin Little, BBC SO/Edward Gardner • Chandos CHSA5185 [review][review][review]
Baiba Skride, Oslo PO/Vasily Petrenko • Orfeo C873141A [review]
Thomas Zehetmair, City Birmingham SO/Simon Rattle • EMI 5145762 [review]

 




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