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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 8 februari 2019 | LSO Live

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Widely recognized as one of the leading conductors of his generation, LSO Principal Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda presents a work of concentrated emotional intensity in the first of a new series exploring Tchaikovsky's final three symphonies. Urgent, supercharged and violent in places, Tchaikovsky's Fourth is said to reflect the turmoil he found himself in while composing: a disastrous marriage, struggles with his sexuality and severe depression. Yet, despite the gloomy outlook, the symphony proves undoubtedly that Tchaikovsky knew how to fill his works with memorable melodies. Known for his mastery of Russian repertoire, for this album Noseda pairs Tchaikovsky with a masterpiece by his fellow countryman, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, performed here in Ravel's iconic orchestration. © LSO Live
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 8 februari 2019 | Naxos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Editor's Choice
Without question the figurehead of classical Brazilian music will always be Villa-Lobos. But of course, that’s not counting his friend and unfaltering mentor, Alberto Nepomuceno, the man who founded the country’s national music school. With the encouragement of Edvard Grieg, from the 1890s Nepomuceno began to explore traditional popular music in Brazil and tentatively began to incorporate it into his compositions. As time went by, he did so more and more boldly and Villa-Lobos then picked up where he left off, building on the foundations he had laid. None other than Richard Strauss conducted the opening of his O Garatuja (which is featured on this album) at the Rio Opera during his first tour of South America, just a few days before the composer’s untimely death. His Série Brasileira from 1897 paved the way for many of the Brazilian styles that later emerged, such as for Milhaud who took themes directly from music on the streets at the time and incorporated a wide variety of percussion instruments into his music. This is an impeccable orchestral composition and a testament to the excellent teaching Nepomuceno received during his long period in Europe – in Germany he conducted the Berlin Philharmonic playing two of his works, in Austria he had a famous encounter with Mahler, in France he became friends with Debussy, Saint-Saëns and Indy and he also went to Norway, Switzerland and Belgium. Here, his music is performed by a very impressive orchestra based in Belo Horizonte called the Philharmonic Orchestra of Minas Gerais. © SM/Qobuz
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 1 februari 2019 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 4 januari 2019 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 4 januari 2019 | BIS

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 5 étoiles de Classica
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 7 december 2018 | CSO Resound

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason
The term "Italian Masterworks" could be confusing; after all, these include overtures, interludes and symphonic and choral excerpts from some of the major works of the transalpine opera scene given to us by Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Only two arias find their way into the album, taken from Boito's Mefistofele, performed here by Riccardo Zanellato. All the recordings are from a concert in 2017, so they are not, therefore, recycling older things put together without orchestral sound unity. Muti commits himself to making his recording a kind of great lyrical mass, alternating between the orchestra on its own, the choir and the two arias, beginning with the overture of Nabucco and ending with the almost sacred Salve Regina from Mefistofele - in this case with the Chicago Children's Choir which joins the Orchestra's symphonic chorus. Beautiful choice, beautiful sequence, beautiful assembly. © SM/Qobuz
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 9 november 2018 | Ondine

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Exceptional sound
What a curious and charming piece of work the First Symphony by Witold Lutosławski is! Written in 1947, it is still borrowing from Stravinski, Bartók, Prokofiev and clearly Roussel, and yet it display the composer's own personal ideas, and his flawless skill in orchestration. But he had not yet made the dodecaphonic style his own, nor the principle of randomness which would be found later in 1961's Jeux vénitiens (Venetian Games). In his case, randomness refers to musicians or groups of musicians having the freedom to play their different parts when they feel like it, or when the conductor gives them a cue. But for sure, this piece's formal framework is still constrained: every performance will shed a different light on it, but it is still the same work. The album finishes with the Fourth Symphony, the composer's last, written between 1988 and 1991, performed in 1993 with Lutosławski himself conducting before his death a few months later. In this work he makes a clear return to his harmonic and melodic ideas, which at times approach Mahler or Bartók, even though the discourse remains decidedly modern. The contrast between the First Symphony, Jeux vénitiens and the Fourth Symphony could not be more spectacular, and it gives a brilliant picture of the evolution of a musical genius who embraced a wide range of influences, constantly adapting them to his own style. © SM/Qobuz
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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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Soundtrack - Verschenen op 2 november 2018 | DUX

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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 19 oktober 2018 | Sony Classical

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 5 oktober 2018 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Le Choix de France Musique
Sir Andrew Davis returns to his exploration of Holst’s orchestral works with the brilliant BBC Philharmonic, a series initiated almost ten years ago by the late Richard Hickox, then taken over by another expert in British repertoire. This selection of orchestral works by Holst provides a remarkable overview of his career, ranging from such early works as A Winder Idyll – composed in 1897 when he was still studying at the Royal College of Music – to the Scherzo of a symphony on which he was working towards the end of his life. None of the music recorded here was published in his lifetime, and the Scherzo – rarely heard though it is – is the only work to have entered the repertoire. A Moorside Suite, originally written for brass band, is featured here in the composer's rarely heard arrangement for strings. The young British cellist Guy Johnston is the soloist in Invocation, one of Holst’s most significant works, calling for a subtle balance of virtuosity and expressive qualities. © Chandos
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 5 oktober 2018 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 étoiles de Classica
To commemorate the centenary of Parry’s death, Rumon Gamba and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales offer this rare album of major works never recorded before, at the centre of which stands the original version of Symphony No. 4. These works highlight Parry’s skills as an orchestrator to supreme effect, the music full of attractive thematic invention, the scores wonderfully expansive, the canvas more intellectual, the many ideas more bold and passionate. The works prove to be a much severer challenge for the musicians but are here masterfully tackled thanks to both orchestra and conductor’s experience performing forgotten or unpublished British repertoire. The Suite moderne was written for the Three Choirs Festival. Despite its popularity, the work remained unpublished at Parry’s death and is performed here in a new edition by Jeremy Dibble. The album is completed by Parry’s one and only ballet score, Proserpine. A triptych in miniature, the colourful score is full of great delicacy. © Chandos
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 5 oktober 2018 | LSO Live

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason
Composed against a cataclysmic backdrop of Stalinist oppression and the Second World War, Shostakovich's Eighth Symphony is a deeply affecting poem of suffering. The composer described it as 'an attempt to reflect the terrible tragedy of war', and it contains some of the most terrifying music he ever wrote. Here, Gianandrea Noseda conducts the London Symphony Orchestra with intensity and understanding, allowing the music to tell its own story as it travels from darkness into light, yearning more for peace than for victory. One of the leading conductors of his generation, Gianandrea Noseda holds several high-profile international positions in addition to his role as Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, including Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC. His previous releases on LSO Live include acclaimed interpretations of the Verdi Requiem and Britten War Requiem, and this recording follows the digital release of Shostakovich: Symphony No 5, which will receive a full release in October 2019 coupled with the composer's First Symphony. © harmonia mundi
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 21 september 2018 | Wiener Symphoniker

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 14 september 2018 | Naxos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 7 september 2018 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Choc de Classica
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Toneelmuziek - Verschenen op 10 augustus 2018 | PentaTone

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 3F de Télérama - Gramophone Editor's Choice
Composed by Stravinsky in 1933 in the wake of the French oratorio fashion whose figureheads are Milhaud (Les Choéphores) and Honegger (Le Roi David, Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher), and his own Oedipus Rex, Perséphone sanctifies the French period of the Russian composer, after he left Switzerland and before he settled definitely in the United States. Ordered by Ida Rubinstein, to whom music history already owed Debussy’s Martyre de Saint-Sébastien and Ravel’s Boléro, this melodrama, profane in its story and hybrid regarding its musical form, glorifies spring -without it being a new “Consecration” in its language) on a text by André Gide, thus prolonging the emotion created by the novel Si le grain ne meurt. The three acts of the work (Perséphone enlevée, Perséphone aux enfers, Perséphone renaissante) are close to human nature and psyche with an empathy reinforced by Stravinsky’s music. Conceived for a tenor (Eumolpe), a narrator, a mixed chorus, a chidren’s chorus and an orchestra, this work, so original in the production of its author, has however never found its audience. People long blamed Stravinsky for wringing the neck of the prosody of Gide’s text without understanding that it was however one of its more sensitive works, possessed with a melodic verve, a clear lyricism and a warmth for which he wasn’t known for. Under Esa-Pekka Salonen’s inspired and aerial baton, Perséphone finds here a second youth which might finally allow it to impose itself to a new generation of music lovers. This “strange profane mass” (as described by Marcel Marnat) is probably one of the most touching works of a composer that is always looking for new springs. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 26 juli 2018 | LSO Live

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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 20 juli 2018 | Seattle Symphony Media

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 6 juli 2018 | BIS

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason