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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 2 november 2018 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Gramophone Editor's Choice - 5 étoiles de Classica
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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 quality The 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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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 24 februari 2017 | Onyx Classics

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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 26 augustus 2016 | ICA Classics

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 5 augustus 2014 | BIS

Booklet Onderscheidingen 4 étoiles de Classica
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 28 mei 2013 | BIS

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 4 étoiles de Classica
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 6 maart 2012 | ICA Classics

Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 1 september 2011 | Cantus Classics

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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 1 maart 2009 | Signum Records

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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 24 februari 2009 | Naxos

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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 24 april 2007 | Naxos

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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 1 januari 2007 | Chandos

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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 31 oktober 2006 | Naxos

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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 4 oktober 2005 | LSO Live

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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 1 maart 2005 | Chandos

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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 1 januari 2005 | Chandos

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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 8 november 2004 | RCA Red Seal

Onderscheidingen Qobuz Referentie
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 1 juni 2004 | Chandos

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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 6 mei 2003 | LSO Live