John Phillips

Beethoven: Symphony No 5 & 7 (Elatus)

(Déjà Review) The real Leningrad Phil of the Soviet era, superbly drilled and directed [JP]

Lauridsen: Choral music (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) This disc is a must – I hope you enjoy it as much as I have [JPh]

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Holmboe: Preludes for Sinfonietta Vol 2 (Dacapo)

(Déjà Review) Anyone who loves the symphonies will find these works as satisfying as the larger pieces. They are easy to listen to, once the Holmboe idiom has been assimilated, and will repay the listener ten times over [JP]

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Wagner: Lohengrin (Decca)

(Déjà Review) This set wins hands down [JP]

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Bellini: La Sonnambula (Warner Classics)

Anyone contemplating purchase of this set will be buying it for Maria Callas, and it is worthwhile for this alone [JP]

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Gerber: Orchestral Works (Chandos)

(Déjà Review) A group of first recordings that deserves to do well [JP]

Tchaikovsky: Suites No 3 & 4 (Eloquence)

(Déjà Review) No need to delay, only extreme enjoyment awaits you [JP]

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Brahms: Choral works (Chandos)

The varied moods are perfectly realised by Stefan Parkman and his choir [JP]

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Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra (Decca)

(Déjà Review) Superb modern versions of these works [JP]

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14 (BIS)

(Déjà Review) A superb performance by all concerned; a worthy addition to the catalogue [JP]

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Dvořák: Serenades (Warner Classics)

A heart-warming disc of the Dvořák serenades, played and recorded beautifully [JP]