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Schnittke: Symphony No. 3 - Jurowski        (10 of 11 found this review helpful)
  March 29, 2015

The distinctive Russian composer Alfred Schnittke lived from 1934 to 1998. He is often perceived by many as the composer with the German name, but who is actually Russian. It's probably only partially correct, because he was really German all the time, with both father and mother with German ... more
Goebbels: Suite from Surrogate Cities, Frank Zappa: 5 works - Søndergård        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  July 19, 2014

It's not a daily occurrence to get a brand new Zappa CD to review. Especially one that is recorded in Norway. Yet it happened a few weeks ago. This is of course no release where Frank Zappa participate in person - the deadline for this expired more than twenty years ago. But it is nevertheless a ... more
Debussy: Preludes Book II etc - Lewin      (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  May 15, 2014

Michael Lewin has many recordings behind him, and this is the third recording on Sono Luminus, after he has made several recordings also on Naxos and Centaur Records. But despite the fact that he has always been particularly concerned about Debussy's music, it neither has been at his concert ... more
ja, vi elsker         (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  May 11, 2014

Admittedly, this musical material is not a daily occurrence in my music system. Apart from occasional radio broadcasts, I think it must be around 40 years ago some of the music we now find on the record "ja, vi elsker" was playing on my turntable, and then it was Jimi Hendrix who accounted for a ... more
Copland: Rodeo, Dance Panels, El salon Mexico, Danzon cubano - Slatkin      (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  May 9, 2014

Aaron Copland was born in 1900 in Brooklyn - New York, and managed to become one of the great American composers before he died in 1990. Then he had experienced some opposition during McCarthyism in the '50s for his support of the American Communist Party in the 30`s His work consisted, inter alia, ... more

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