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Chopin - Nobuyuki Tsujii
Berio: Sinfonia, Calmo, Quattro versioni originali della "Ritirata notturna di Madrid" - Lintu
Dubois: Chamber music with organ & motets - Innocenzi
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas - van Keulen, Minnaar
Carols from the Old & New Worlds III - Hillier
Being beauteous, quintessence of flute playing - Maxence Larrieu, Hiroshi Nagao
  Site review by Polly Nomial August 30, 2014

A fitting conclusion to the Mandelring's Mendelssohn cycle. This is the first time the whole of the Mandelring Quartett have performed the quintets on SACD; their viola player Roland Glassl may be found supporting the Henschel Quartett on (a different player is used for the Bruch). As noted, the attack of the ... more

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Arnesen: Magnificat, Kernis: Musica Celestis, Gjeilo: Tundra, Song of the Universal - Brevik
Puccini: Turandot - Mehta
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique - Gergiev
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 "Scottish", Schumann: Piano Concerto - Pires, Gardiner
Gliere: Symphony No. 3, Op. 42 "Il'ya Muromets" - Falletta
XTC: Drums & Wires
  Site review by Castor Yesterday 12:17 am

The long life of Reinhold Glière ( 1875-1956) began under Tsar Alexander II and ended three years after the death of Stalin when the Soviet Union was led by Nikita Kruschev. His essentially conservative musical language stems from his studies with his teachers at the Moscow Conservatory including Ippolitov-Ivanov, ... more