Déjà Reviews

Re-published reviews from the archive

Bach: Goldberg Variations (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) A reference disc for these timeless variations for many years to come [GFe]

The Making of a Medium Vol. 1 (Crystal Records)

(Déjà Review) A fine selection [RB]

Wallace: Symphonic Poems (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) Truly resplendent works [VB]

The King of the Golden River (SOMM Recordings)

(Déjà Review) Another enterprising album from SOMM that deserves to succeed [IL]

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Atterberg: Symphonies 1 & 4 (cpo)

A very auspicious start to cpo’s Atterberg Symphonies series [IL]

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Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture (DG)

An extraordinary 1812, and the rest are very good as well [MB]

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Mahler: Symphony 4 (RCA Victor)

(Déjà Review) A cold journey through Mahler’s fairy tale landscapes [TD]

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Antheil: Carnegie Hall Concert 1927 (Nimbus)

(Déjà Review) Indispensable to anyone interested in American music and the musical experiments of the 1920s [BBr]

Walton: Concertos (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) Performances that sit comfortably with the best [IL]

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Cello Diverse (Divine Art)

(Déjà Review) Some of the finest, most purposeful, cello playing I’ve heard in a long time [BBr]

A Little of What You Fancy (ASV)

(Déjà Review) An indispensable record for those who love the world of the old music hall [TD]

Handel: Water & Fireworks Music (Archiv Produktion)

(Déjà Review) An example that big can be beautiful too! [GFe]

Ferneyhough: Shadowtime (NMC)

(Déjà Review) An amazing, fascinating and complex masterpiece that repays repeated listening [AO]

Bishop: Shakespeare At Covent Garden (Decca)

(Déjà Review) This excellently recorded disc sheds enlightenment on a long dimly-lit but far from discreditable corner of British music [PS]

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Alwyn: Symphonies 1-5 (Chandos)

Lively interpretations that steer well clear of the routine [RB]

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Bartok: Duke Bluebeard’s Castle (DG)

No lover of Bartók’s music or of modern 20th century classics should be without this exceptional issue [GFe]

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Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) A very clever idea to package Prokofiev’s two major film scores together [IL]

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Bruch: Violin Concerto 1 (BIS)

(Déjà Review) Quite the finest performance of the Bruch concerto I have ever heard [CF]

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 (Chandos)

(Déjà Review) A most impressive album [IL]

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Fritz Busch (conductor) (Guild)

(Déjà Review) A welcome addition to Guild’s Fritz Busch series [BBr]

Raff: Cello Concerti (Tudor)

(Déjà Review) Fine performances of lyrical, romantic works [PCW]

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Beethoven: Missa solemnis (Testament)

(Déjà Review) Another historical package that really sweeps the board [GFe]

Mackenzie: Violin Concerto & Pibroch Suite (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) Full of pleasing musical quality with continually attractive melodic invention [VB]

Sorabji: Opus Clavicembalisticum (BIS)

(Déjà Review) Finally we have a great recording of this spellbinding piece [GF]