Gregor Tassie

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Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9 (Dynamic)

A refreshing survey of the Beethoven symphonies from Zubin Mehta [GT]

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Ronald Stevenson & Friends (Prima Facie)

A wonderful memorial to a great Scottish pianist and composer by his friends in music [GT]

Weinberg Symph 12 BBCPO Storgaards Chandos CHAN20165

Weinberg: Symphony No 12 (Chandos)

A superb, state-of-the-art recording of Weinberg’s symphonic works [GT]

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Atmospheriques Vol. 1 (Sono Luminus)

An enjoyable disc of contemporary music by Icelandic and American composers [GT]

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Tubin: Kratt (Alpha Classics)

An excellent survey of Polish and Estonian music in virtuoso performances by Estonia’s Festival Orchestra [GT]

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Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 (Fuga Libera)

This new recording from the Urals is a top recommendation [GT]

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Myaskovsky: Vocal Works Vol. 2 (Toccata Classics)

This second volume of Myaskovsky’s complete vocal works is to be warmly welcomed [GT]

Thorvaldsdottir: ARCHORA, AIŌN (Dorian Sono Luminus)

Impressive new orchestral works by Iceland’s foremost active composer [GT]

Ichmouratov concertos CHSA5281

Ichmouratov: Piano & Viola Concertos (Chandos)

Ichmouratov’s concertos are finely orchestrated but lack originality [GT]

Karl Böhm (conductor): The SWR Recordings (SWR Classic)

A rewarding collection [GT]

Miaskovsky: Cello Concerto, Cello Sonatas (cpo)

A welcome release centred on the cello works of Nikolai Miaskowsky and his teachers [GT]

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Frederick Stock (conductor) Chicago Symphony Vol. 2 (Pristine Audio)

Schumann and Tchaikovsky symphonies by Stock’s Chicago Symphony make this historic release memorable [GT]

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Sonatas for Cello (Challenge Classics)

Those who explore the hidden pathways of Russian music will find much to enjoy here [GT]

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Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen [Dynamic)

A spectacular staging of a visually impressive and finely performed Ring from Bulgaria [GT]

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Tchaikovsky & Grieg: String Quartets (Forgotten Records)

A historic recording by a great Armenian string quartet recommended to all chamber music lovers [GT]

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Shostakovich: Symphony 10 (ICA Classics)

An important musical document of a great live performance of Shostakovich’s Tenth by a legendary German conductor [GT]

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Weinberg: Chamber Symphonies 1 & 4 (Alto)

A fine re-issue of music by one of the 20th century’s most important symphonic composers [GT]

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Shostakovich: Symphony 10 (Fuga Libera)

A fine, live performance of Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony by a top-class Russian orchestra [GT]

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Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2 (Fuga Libera)

An outstanding release of Prokofiev’s music by a top class Russian orchestra from the Urals [GT]

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Vaughan Williams: Extravaganza (Pristine)

Enlightening recordings by Boult of Vaughan Williams’ folk song suites and dance music [GT]

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Sir Adrian Boult: BBC SO Pre-war Vol. 1 (Pristine)

An very fine release of Boult’s early recordings of Bach and Viennese masters [GT]

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Julius Prüwer (conductor) Forgotten maestro (Pristine)

A welcome to a neglected conductor from the early electrical recording period in Berlin [GT]

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Bruckner: Symphony No 4 (Capriccio)

Bruckner’s ‘Romantic’ Symphony in its original version from Poschner is solely for Brucknerian aficionados [GT]

Igor Markevitch – Philips Legacy (Eloquence)

Recommended to all collectors of great 20th century conductors [GT]