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Ullmann: Symphonies 1 & 2, Lieder (Capriccio)

A great recording that can also function as a strong introduction to the works of Viktor Ullmann [VM]

Bruckner: Symphony No. 1 (Capriccio)

This brisk, nervy account pales in comparison with Schaller’s steadier, grander recording [RMo]

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Kabeláč: Complete Chamber Music (Capriccio)

An important set from a composer who had much to say, and said it without any compromise [HC]

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Bruckner: Symphony 7 (Capriccio)

A patchy account, hobbled by a particularly egregious bit of tinkering with the codas of the first movement and the finale [RMo]

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Schmidt: The Piano Album (Capriccio)

Sure to make new friends for Schmidt’s music [WK]

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Bruckner: Symphony 3 (Capriccio)

Poschner once more subjects Bruckner’s Third Symphony to unreasonable and unaesthetic haste [RMo]

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Bruckner: Symphony 2 (Capriccio)

A crisp, rhythmically alert account, making a wholly persuasive case for the original version of Bruckner’s Second Symphony [RMo]

Labor: Piano Concertos for the left hand (Capriccio)

Three conservative concertante works for the left hand in exemplary performances [NB]

Rózsa: Overture to a Symphony Concert, Hungarian Serenade, Tripartita (Capriccio)

If you like this programme, you will like these performances [EJW]

Tcherepnin: Three generations of Chamber Works (Capriccio)

Nikolai’s quartet and Alexander’s piano quintet are the stand-out works here [SB]

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Henze: The Raft of the Medusa (Capriccio)

An impressive account of this once notorious work [SB]

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 1 (Capriccio)

A tight, driven account of Bruckner’s First Symphony which is a success even if I still prefer Schaller’s version [RMo]

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Bruckner: Symphony No 5 (Capriccio)

A beautifully played recording of the Fifth Symphony for those who like their Bruckner a little leaner and faster with variations of tempi strongly contrasted [RMo]

Reger: Requiem; Mahler: Orchestral songs (Capriccio)

A movingly immersive experience [MP]

Vivaldi, D Scarlatti, Caldara: Cantatas (Capriccio)

A release well worth revisiting a decade later [SG]

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Prokofiev: Eugene Onegin – Incidental music (Capriccio)

(Déjà Review) A superbly executed realisation of Prokofiev’s Onegin incidental music [JL]

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Noskowski: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2 (Capriccio)

Symphonies by a little-known Romantic Polish composer, played with understanding and immediacy [GH]

Bruckner: Symphony No.2 (Capriccio)

Beautifully balanced between thrilling tension and lyricism despite – or because of? – the pervasively propulsive speeds [RMo]

Müller: Chamber Works (Capriccio)

(Déjà Review) My first meeting with Müller and I hope it won’t be my last … music which is animated, warm and intriguing [JW]

Weill: Propheten, Four Walt Whitman Songs (Capriccio)

This legendary work turns out to be more a curiosity than a masterpiece [SB]

Noskowski: Symphonies 1 & 2 (Capriccio)

Two late-19th century symphonies, agreeable if not compelling, little known, little heard [RB]

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Vladigerov: Stage music (Capriccio)

Two well-filled CD’s filled with attractive 20th Century orchestral and vocal music from a composer unjustly neglected in the West [EJW]

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Weill: Propheten (Capriccio)

An interesting world premiere and a masterly reading of the Whitman songs [GF]

Vladigerov: Stage Music (Capriccio)

Instantly captivating – to date the most desirable of the seven Vladigerov Capriccio sets [RB]