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 Offer Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream - incidental music, Op. 61 & Overture, Op. 21

Ceri-Lyn Cissone (narrator), Alexander Knox (narrator) & Frankie Wakefield (narrator)

London Symphony Orchestra & The Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot Gardiner

…much to enjoy here…pinpoint precision of melody-carrying flutes and violins, the sure footed bass and above all a sense that the composer is being taken seriously. More…

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Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64

London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev

Few can rival Valery Gergiev's pedigree in Prokofiev's music, and he is palpably aware of how this score works in the theatre. His pacing of events is masterly, with plenty of verve and passion…... More…

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2 SACDs

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Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 'Italian'

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Gardiner keeps the LSO on its toes both in the C minor work and the Italian symphony, the winds producing crystal-clear articulation the hair-raisingly fast account of the latter’s concluding... More…

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 Offer Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri, Op. 50

Sally Matthews (Peri), Mark Padmore (narrator), Kate Royal (soprano), Bernarda Fink (alto), Andrew Staples (tenor), Florian Boesch (bass), Soloists from Guildhall School (Quartet)

London Symphony Orchestra & London Symphony Chorus, Sir Simon Rattle

Vivid detail and clear choral textures come over quite stunningly on both formats, but the Blu-ray has the edge...Sally Matthews doesn't quite catch the ethereal quality Gardiner's Barbara Bonney... More…

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2 SACDs + Blu-ray Audio

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Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 52 'Lobgesang'

Lucy Crowe (soprano), Jurgita Adamonyté (mezzo), Michael Spyres (tenor)

London Symphony Orchestra, Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Singers produce, as ever, a clean, well-focused tone and there is much pleasure to be had in Lucy Crowe’s radiant soprano and Michael Spyres’s lyrical tenor, making the most of... More…

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 Offer Adès: Asyla, Tevot & Polaris

with Samuel Dale Johnson (baritone)

London Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Adès

Tevot's scintillating surge is brilliantly realised, as Ades's ark rides the glistening orchestral waves towards us. There's sheer pleasure to be had in its sonic grandeur, a sense of music being... More…

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 New  Offer Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande

Christian Gerhaher (Pelléas), Magdalena Kožená (Mélisande), Bernarda Fink (Geneviève), Franz-Josef Selig (Arkel), Gerald Finley (Golaud), Elias Mädler (Yniold), Joshua Bloom ((Shepherd/Doctor)

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle

Kožená’s Melisande has a firm streak of red-blooded coquettish defiance that is effective, even if it belies the character’s customary blanched fragility. Christian Gerhaher’s Pélleas is similarly... More…

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3 SACD + 1 Blu-ray audio

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Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 92, 93, 97, 98 & 99

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis

The performance is notably warmer and more personal [than his earlier accounts], it glows with affection for this life-enhancing music...[the Adagio of No. 99] unfolds with a sublime serenity... More…

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2 SACDs

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

London Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

this performance from last year with the London Symphony Orchestra on stupendous form seems to mark a pitch of understanding and communication which it wouldn't be possible to surpass. There... More…

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Verdi: Otello

Simon O’Neill (Otello), Gerald Finley (Iago), Anne Schwanewilms (Desdemona), Allan Clayton (Cassio), Ben Johnson (Roderigo), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Lodovico), Matthew Rose (Montano), Lukas Jakobski (Herald) & Eufemia Tufano (Emilia)

London Symphony Chorus & London Symphony Orchestra,...

everything contributes to accentuating extremes: Colin Davis gets the LSO, in shattering form, to play chords like cannon shots...The two male leads are superb: Simon O'Neill is the most complete... More…

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2 SACDs

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