Déjà Reviews

Re-published reviews from the archive

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]

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Handel: Giulio Cesare (Harmonia Mundi)

Probably the best DVD version and one of the best in any format [BW]

Todd: Saint Cuthbert (Mawson & Wareham)

A superb must buy for anyone remotely interested in British choral/contemporary music [NH]

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Armenian Rhapsody (BIS)

(Déjà Review) The APO’s considerable team talents are put to fine use on this quality all-Armenian disc [Byz]

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Rautavaara: The Gift of the Magi (Arthaus Musik)

(Déjà Review) An intelligent, small-scale opera well performed, and accompanied by a moderately interesting documentary [Gpu]

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Stravinsky: Violin & Piano (Chandos)

(Déjà Review) An unexpectedly wide range of memorable repertoire in colourful and personally characterised performances [LF]

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Pettersson: Symphonies 10 & 11 (cpo)

(Déjà Review) Deeply impressing pieces [RB]

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Bantock: Sappho (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) A sensual and voluptuous delight [LM]

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Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano) Le Belle Immagini (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) A disc that should be bought even by those who resist hype on principle [CH]

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Dufay: Music for St Anthony of Padua (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) Superlative performances, well recorded, of attractive music: another excellent Helios reissue [BW]

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Bax: Film Music (Chandos)

(Déjà Review) Bax’s discomfort with the medium of film music shows through [IL]

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Mahler: Symphonies (Sony)

(Déjà Review) In spite of reservations, hearing this music played by this orchestra under this conductor at this time is thrilling [TD]

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McCabe: Piano Music (British Music Society)

(Déjà Review) A most worthwhile issue of some compelling British music [BBr]

Finzi: Clarinet Concerto (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) A fabulous collection recommended unreservedly [IL]

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Korngold: Die Kathrin (cpo)

(Déjà Review) Music of your most romantic dreams and packing a grand emotional punch [RB]