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Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin & Rundfunkchor Berlin, Marek Janowski

those who don't know the least often heard of the symphonic poems should be amazed by Marek Janowski's sympathetic, detailed interpretation; but even Straussians don't often get to hear Die Tageszeiten…I... More…

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Recorded Live at Concertgebouw 19, 20, 21 & 23 September 2007 (Alpensinfonie); 18, 21 October 2007, 16, 17 January 2008 (Don Juan)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Mariss Jansons (chief conductor)

…Mariss Jansons's… great lover is beefier if less nimble-footed than George Szell's (on Sony), with the woodwind repeated-note support crystal clear behind spacious strings. …Jansons's…Alpine... More…

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Emily Magee (Salome), Wolfgang Koch (Jochanaan), Michaela Schuster (Herodias), Peter Bronder (Herodes), Benjamin Bruns (Narraboth)

Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Andres Orozco-Estrada

What we gain here in exemplary clarity of Strauss’s sonic spider-web we lose in momentum for, say, the climactic welter which ends in Jokanaan’s curse…Magee as the spoiled princess propels the... More…

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Alexei Ogrintchouk (oboe)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, Alexei Ogrintchouk (dir.)

What a subtle and fascinating artist is oboist Alexei Ogrintchouk – a team player as well as a born soloist, whose ideas on the Strauss Wind Serenade and Second Sonatina are as distinctive in... More…

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Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Vladimir Jurowski

The sensitive, finely shaped, searching performance that follows on makes a good case for playing things down at the start [of Also sprach]…the performance [of Totenfeier] has such compelling... More…

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São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Frank Shipway

The night opening is evocatively veiled, the mountain theme especially, and moves organically to its spiritual sunrise. Throughout there's a natural sense of pace between vigorous clambering... More…

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Brigitte Fassbaender (Octavian), Claire Watson (Marschallin), Karl Ridderbusch (Ochs), Lucia Popp (Sophie), Benno Kusche (Faninal), Annelie Waas (Marianne), David Thaw (Valzacchi), Margarethe Bence (Annina) & Gerhard Unger (Italian singer)

Bavarian State Opera, Carlos Kleiber

This performance from 1973 is notable for its extraordinary textural clarity, in this densest of scores, and its rhythmic vitality. The vocal hero of the occasion is Brigitte Fassbaender as... More…

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Yuja Wang (piano), Seong-Jin Cho (piano)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle

The recordings are astonishingly vivid, and the whole set provides a very impressive showcase of the Berlin Phil’s current condition as it nears the end of Rattle’s reign. The highlight is definitely... More…

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

there's some attractive lighter music at the ballet's core: Jarvi, his woodwind - first flute especially - and solo strings make the most of it. Some of the somberness with which Potiphar's wife... More…

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Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet (Elektra), Angela Denoke (Chrysothemis), Dame Felicity Palmer (Clytemnestra), Matthias Goerne (Orestes), Ian Storey (Aegisthus)

London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev

[Gergiev] conveys passions and tensions with compelling, sometimes deafening power...[Charbonnet is] strongly involved without, thankfully, overplaying the weirdness...[Palmer's Klytaemnestra... More…

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