Deja Review Rawsthorne Film Music Chandos CHAN9749

Rawsthorne: The Film Music (Chandos)

(Déjà Review) Highly recommended to film music fans and admirers of English 20th Century music, particularly of Alan Rawsthorne [PC] [GSD]

Nielsen: Flute Concerto, Symphony No. 3 (Chandos)

Vibrant performances of Nielsen’s masterpieces, but the competition is formidable [LW]

Nielsen Symph 3 Flute Concerto Gardner Chandos CHSA5312

Nielsen: Symphony No 3 and Flute Concerto (Chandos)

Good performances but no special interpretative insights [PBW]

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Delius: Hassan (Chandos)

A welcome new recording of a substantial Delius score as originally conceived [NB]

Grieg: Symphonic Dances (Chandos)

Exemplary performances of some rare Grieg [SB]

Bax poems CHAN10362

Bax: Tone Poems (Chandos)

An essential acquisition for all Baxians [RB]

Tchaikovsky fatum CHSA5331

Tchaikovsky: Orchestral works (Chandos)

A very enjoyable Tchaikovsky collection, vividly played and recorded [JQ]

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Delius: Hassan (Chandos)

The warmest welcome for a superb new realisation of Delius’s greatest work of incidental music [PCG]

Beethoven: String Quartets Vol 1 (Chandos)

A very promising beginning to the Doric’s Beethoven cycle, marked by excellent engineering, superb emotion, and precise attention to detail [MZ]

Yoshimatsu Symph 4 BBC Phil Chandos CHAN9960

Yoshimatsu: Symphony No 4, Trombone Concerto (Chandos)

(Déjà Review) Much of this music is delightful, particularly the symphony, where Yoshimatsu wears his heart unselfconsciously on his sleeve. The BBC Philharmonic plays beautifully with Ian Bousfield a fine soloist in the concerto [CT]

Bainton & Clifford: Orchestral Music Vol. 2 (Chandos)

(Déjà Review) Committed readings of unjustly neglected works from the forgotten byways of the British Musical Renaissance [HC]

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Shostakovich: Symphony 13 (Chandos)

Shostakovich and Pärt, cheek by jowl, on this uneven disc [NC]

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4 for two pianos (Chandos)

(Déjà Review) This will be compulsory and compulsive listening for admirers of DSCH [PCW]

Arnold: Overtures (Chandos)

(Déjà Review) Hugely entertaining music conducted with incisiveness and flair [JQ]

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A Room of Her Own (Chandos)

A handful of unfailingly accomplished, virtually unknown trios, in handsome performances and ideal sound [RHa]

Ravel Pounds CHSA5324

Ravel, Berkeley & Pounds (Chandos)

A crisp interpretation of Ravel’s reverie that highlights its sui generis brilliance against his Boulangerist successors [NC]

Mozart vol9 CHAN20286

Mozart: Piano Concertos – Vol. 9 (Chandos)

Bavouzet and Takács-Nagy are unsurpassed in sensitively conveying Mozart’s varieties of mood, but K415’s finale is diminished by a plethora of eingangs and a rescoring [MG]

Rachmaninoff: All-night Vigil (Chandos)

Musically and sonically outstanding [JQ]

Nielsen: Symphony No. 3 & Flute Concerto (Chandos)

An essential Nielsen recording that crackles with the chaotic energy of the life-force [NC]

A Room of Her Own (Chandos)

The Neave Trio charm us in this collection of rarities [RCh]

Tchaikovsky fatum CHSA5331

Tchaikovsky: Orchestral works (Chandos)

A very well played anthology of what is not Tchaikovsky’s most memorable or celebrated music [RMo]

Stravinsky Violin Concerto Ehnes Chandos SACD CHSA5340

Stravinsky: Violin Concerto, Apollon Musagète (Chandos)

Superb recordings of all the works here [SB]

Rachmaninov vigil CHSA5349

Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil (Chandos)

Another way to listen to this imperishable masterpiece, beautifully arranged for and performed by lower, male voices [RMo]

Beethoven: Complete String Quartets Volume 1 (Chandos)

Consistently magnificent performances, but comparison has a sting in the tail [MG]