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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 6 maart 2020 | BR-Klassik

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In 1905, when Josef Suk composed Asrael, his funeral symphony, he was mourning. He had recently lost both his father-in-law, Antonín Dvořák, and, a few months later, his beloved wife, Otilie. Deeply wounded by his loss, Suk turned Asrael into a rich and dense five-movement piece, lasting more than an hour. Of course, Josef Suk was mainly influenced by Dvořák. Nevertheless, he managed to find his own language, partly inspired by Richard Strauss and always playing with the boundaries of tonality. The Asrael Symphony is a long dance of death. It features the angel of death (Azraël in the Hebrew, Muslim and Sikh traditions) conceptualized as a recurring obsession. The piece’s structure is complex but various traditional styles are recognizable, such as a fugue and a scherzo. The music is dark and comforting, at the same time. The double basses, trombones, tubas, and bass drums dominate the low sound of its large symphonic orchestra. Asrael also includes a traditional soloist violinist playing a genuine and seductive part throughout the piece. Josef Suk’s extensive repertoire remains largely obscure outside of his home country but, since 2004 young Czech conductor Jakub Hrůša has been promoting his work with great dedication. In 2004 already, Hrůša performed Asrael for his graduation ceremony at the Rudolfinum in Prague. He was 23. In 2015, he recorded a first version of this masterpiece with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. The record was released on independent label Exton. Hrůša knows the music by heart and conducts with care and determination. He often includes the piece in his programs when he is invited to perform with the three orchestras that he regularly leads: the Bamberg Symphonic Orchestra where he stands as artistic director, the Czech Philharmonic and the Philharmonia Orchestra, as guest conductor. This record was made in October 2018 at the Gasteig in Munich, where Hrůša gave two concerts with the excellent Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 6 maart 2020 | Alpha

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 6 maart 2020 | Warner Classics

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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 6 maart 2020 | Decca

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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 28 februari 2020 | deutsche harmonia mundi

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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 7 februari 2020 | LSO Live

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 4F de Télérama - 5 étoiles de Classica
The second album in Sir John Eliot Gardiner's Schumann series with the London Symphony Orchestra travels from glorious fanfare to dream-like passages with the lively 'Spring' and 'Rhenish' symphonies. From the dramatic first trumpet-call which awakens the frozen landscape, the First Symphony is a celebration of spring. It moves through the season and a gruff folk-song Scherzo until finally a jubilant conclusion dances into summer. Desperate, heartfelt and elegant, the "Manfred" Overture opens with an urgent impetus that only increases through the work, displaying the intense strife which lies ahead for its protagonist. Schumann’s Third is one of the composer’s most impressive, painting a euphoric picture of the German Rhineland in broad Beethovenian style and closing with an exhilarating finale. © LSO Live
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 7 februari 2020 | Decca

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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 31 januari 2020 | Sony Music Labels Inc.

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 17 januari 2020 | CSO Resound

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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 6 december 2019 | BIS

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Choc de Classica
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 15 november 2019 | Aparté

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason
If we take a closer look at the first symphonic attempts by the young Mozart, we can see that they are motivated by a lot more than mere curiosity, musicologist Henning Bey, the author of the texts that accompany this new recording, points out. He shows how the young boy, without the presence of his bedridden father, managed to set down on paper his first symphony after a few efforts for the clavier and violin. The manuscript still bears the traces of the young composer's experimentations and difficulties with ink and an ill-cut quill. The lesson of this first orchestral outing is that "form develops from content". Mozart came to composition when his father taught him to write minuets. And it was also with dance that he would finish his oeuvre, writing the 5 Contredanses, K. 609, just a few days before his death, for the imperial balls in the Redoute. They are presented here by way of closing the circle, interspersed between each of the five youthful symphonies which make up the substance of this album. The excellent performance from Gottfried von der Goltz and the musicians of the Freiburger Barockorchester whom he directs with his violin, have a mature take on this childish music, written before Mozart the traveller starts taking in everything he sees and hears to elaborate his own unique language. What's troubling about it is the assuredness of the writing from a child of nine years old, who seems already to know exactly where he will go and what he will become. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 8 november 2019 | Aparté

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason
Beethoven are both composers and were both born in the year 1770. They met in Bonn and even played together for several years in Bonn’s orchestra pit. The Concert de la Loge takes the opportunity of their 250th birthday to pay them a tribute, with this recording that brings together Beethoven’ Septet op.20 (for an atypical string quartet with violin, viola, cello and double bass, plus clarinet, horn and bassoon) and Reicha’s Grande Symphonie de Salon no.1 (for string quintet, oboe, clarinet, cor and bassoon). These hybrid works are situated at crossroads between chamber music and symphony and reflect the taste of experimentation of their composers. The sophisticated instrumental lines of Beethoven’s work meet here the great orchestral charism of Reicha, whom Berlioz hailed as a “true revolutionary” when he was nominated at the head of the Académie des Beaux-Arts’s music section. © Aparté
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 1 november 2019 | Chandos

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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 25 oktober 2019 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 4 oktober 2019 | LSO Live

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason
Shostakovich at one point thought his Fourth Symphony was the best thing he’d ever written. Extravagant and challenging in equal measure, it’s a work of epic proportions, requiring over 100 musicians including large percussion and brass sections. Owing to Soviet censure, the work went unperformed for almost 30 years after it was completed, until in 1961 it was revealed as one of the significant milestones of the composer’s output, the work that solidified him as a master symphonist. © LSO Live
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 26 september 2019 | Les Indispensables de Diapason

Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 16 augustus 2019 | Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Hi-Res Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or / Arte
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 16 augustus 2019 | Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 2 augustus 2019 | BR-Klassik

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or
These concert recordings give the lie in stunning style to the reputation for slowness which has dogged the great Otto Klemperer. The image of a partially-paralysed old man directing Beethoven's symphonies at a deathly slow pace is dispelled by these two concert versions of Symphony No.101 "The Clock" by Haydn and Symphony No.4 by Brahms recorded in Munich in 1956 and 1957, with the excellent Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, one of Germany's best.Here is a perfectly-balanced Haydn, both biting and joyful. The opening Presto launches with sparkling élan, and sets the tone for the whole album. It reminds us how, in his youth, Otto Klemperer had always been a conductor ready to take to the barricades for contemporary music, and to play the great works of the repertoire with a style whose grandeur was only rivalled by its vivacity.His vision of the Fourth Symphony by Brahms alternates between a sense of immensity (Allegro giocoso) and a versatility in terms of tempo that most conductors today wouldn't dare tackle. He cleverly structures the Finale, to underscore the thread linking Brahms and the contrapuntists of musical history, the crowning summit of which writing being a Bach cantata and the use of a passacaglia that holds together the whole magisterial performance. Starting at a relatively moderate tempo, the movement reaches its climax, as Brahms instructs on the score (Più Allegro), in a fateful and liberating whirlwind. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 1 augustus 2019 | Digital Planet