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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko
The way Petrenko follows the finale's course away from its central confrontations towards its exhausted, wary truce rings as true as in any recorded version I can recall. So there are the makings... — More…
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Mark Wigglesworth
If the first movement of the Ninth seems playful rather than sarcastic, Wigglesworth's fine ear for orchestral sonority always brings out unusual elements in the scoring. His insights make this... — More…
Mstislav Rostropovich, David Oistrakh
Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Dimitri Mitropoulos
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi
Martha Argerich (piano), Sergio Tiempo (piano), Dora Schwarzberg (violin), Lucia Hall (violin), Lida Chen (viola), Gautier Capucon (cello), Lilya Zilberstein (piano), Denis Kozhukhin (piano), Renaud Capucon (violin), Yan Levionnois (cello), Giorgia Tomassi (piano), Carlo Maria Griguoli (piano), Alessandro...
The Liszt Concerto pathetique...is the best thing on these discs, responding well to the typically wild, dramatic Martha Argerich treatment. Elsewhere in these recitals...she communicates to... — More…