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Concertmuziek - Verschenen op 28 januari 2013 | naïve classique

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - 4 étoiles de Classica - Hi-Res Audio
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 14 januari 2013 | Mirare

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Hi-Res Audio
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 oktober 2013 | Naxos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Gramophone Record of the Month - Hi-Res Audio
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 27 januari 2009 | Naxos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - 4 étoiles de Classica
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 oktober 2016 | Passacaille

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Le Choix de France Musique
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 29 oktober 2010 | Challenge Classics

Hi-Res Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 3 november 2017 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Qobuzism - 5 étoiles de Classica
Aside from Elgar’s fascinating and obligatory Falstaff composed in 1913 (a Symphonic Study according to the partition, but in reality a symphonic poem in the grand tradition of Strauss— about whom Elgar probably thought when he wrote his masterpiece, and the rather present solo cello cannot help but remind us of Strauss’ Don Quixote, composed sixteen years earlier), the album distinguishes itself by a few melodies with orchestra from the same Elgar, a repertoire unfortunately too often neglected and yet of breathtaking beauty (we hear, in a pinch, the Sea Pictures performed from time to time, but that’s all folks). And when you know that it’s the now very famous baritone Roderick Williams on the mic, we can only applaud the initiative of Andrew Davis and the BBC Philharmonic to feature these splendors once again. Elgar proves to us here that, far from just being a great master of large symphonic-vocal soundscapes in the form of oratorio (we obviously think about The Dream of Gerontius, The Apostles and The Music Makers), he handles the miniature with genius. Roderick Williams, one of the most beautiful voices of today’s British scene, grasps these rarities with a joy that is as rare as these pieces. The album closes on a hilarious wink, the Smoking Cantata, a cantata with a ginormous orchestration but that lasts… only 49 seconds, and whose text is limited to: “Kindly, Kindly, kindly do not smoke in the hall or staircase”. It’s the best British humor! Qobuz technical commentary on sound qualityThe sound quality for this wonderful orchestration is refined; the level ratios are well-judged; and the distances between the consoles are just right, in this airy piece of mixing that renders the lines exceptionally clear. Clear and enveloping reverberation never hides the discourse: the result is a rare evenness between the different families within the orchestra. The tutti certainly aren’t lacking any liveliness, thanks to the remarkably assured dynamic, and when the percussion gets going we discover a beautifully-proportioned hall, which gives the sound room to develop without constraints. Without falling into the very (too?) popular trap of ultra-proximity, and because the acoustics allow it, Chandos has produced a mix which really respects the score, the performance, and the sound scene... what a relief! © SM/Qobuz
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Piano solo - Verschenen op 1 januari 2008 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Choc de l'année du Monde de la Musique - Choc du Monde de la Musique - Hi-Res Audio
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 6 oktober 2017 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Exceptional sound - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
Vaughan Williams’ seventh symphony (1951), Sinfonia Antartica, reuses numerous materials from the stunning piece the composer wrote in 1948 for the film Scott of the Antarctic. Therefore none will be surprised by the extraordinarily visual orchestration and theme, which any listener – even ignoring the title or cinematographic influence – will immediately associate with vast windy flatlands, scintillating icy lights, Antarctica in all its splendour – and dangers, as Scott’s expedition ended tragically, that’s the least one can say. As a complement to the programme, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (where they are used to the great cold!) and Andrew Davis provide us with Vaughan Williams’s Concerto For Two Pianos: initially created in 1933 for a single piano, the work was adapted to two pianos in 1946 in light of the tremendous difficult piano part, and the composer also took the opportunity to change a few sections. Here it is performed by two Canadians, Louis Lortie and Hélène Mercier. And finally you’ll discover the Four Last Songs sung by Roderick Williams, a kind of Vaughanwilliamsian equivalent to Strauss’ own Four Last Songs, even though Vaughan Williams’ four songs were first orchestrated after his death, by Anthony Payne in 2013 – scrupulously following the composer’s orchestral habits. A beautiful musical testament, created during the last few months of his life. © SM/Qobuz
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Kamermuziek - Verschenen op 27 oktober 2009 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Exceptional sound - Hi-Res Audio
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Concertmuziek - Verschenen op 1 januari 2007 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or de l'année - Diapason d'or - Choc du Monde de la Musique - Hi-Res Audio
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Concertmuziek - Verschenen op 16 november 2010 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Gramophone Award - Hi-Res Audio
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Liederen (Noord-Europa) - Verschenen op 20 januari 2017 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Choc de Classica - Choc Classica de l'année
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 30 juni 2009 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Hi-Res Audio
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 1 mei 2012 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - 4 étoiles de Classica
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 4 september 2012 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Hi-Res Audio
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 28 september 2010 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Hi-Res Audio
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 4 september 2012 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Hi-Res Audio
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 31 maart 2009 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Hi-Res Audio
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Piano solo - Verschenen op 7 april 2017 | Sony Classical

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or de l'année - Diapason d'or - 4F de Télérama - Gramophone Award - Gramophone Record of the Month - Le Choix de France Musique - Choc de Classica - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik

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