Lee Denham

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Mahler: Symphonies Nos 5, 7 & 8 (Pristine Audio)

Revelatory Boult in Mahler from the archives [LD]

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Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9 (Dynamic)

A long awaited cycle that is ultimately disappointing [LD]

Tchaikovsky: Symphonies & Overtures (Warner Classics)

Slava’s unjustly overlooked early Tchaikovsky symphony cycle reissued in fine sound [LD]

Editing Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony

An interview with Dr Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs by Lee Denham

Bruckner: Symphony No. 6, Te Deum (Testament)

An alpha performance of the Te Deum, but an omega one of the symphony [LD]

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Mahler Symphony No. 7 (BR Klassik)

Haitink’s late trudge through Mahler’s Song of the Night [LD]

Puccini: Turandot (C Major)

A dazzling Turandot that spectacularly misses the point [LD]

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Beethoven: The 9 Symphonies (Ondine)

Beethoven for the 2020s [LD]

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Holst: The Planets (BR Klassik)

Harding’s relaxed run around Holst’s solar system [LD]

Wagner: Die Walküre (Decca)

The ace that trumped Solti [LD]

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Bruckner: Symphony 6 (LSO Live)

Controversial and underwhelming Bruckner from Rattle [LD]

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Mahler: Symphony 5 (Colorado Mahlerfest)

Excellent Mahler, with a unique coupling [LD]

An Interview with Conductor Kenneth Woods

Regarding his new recording of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony by Lee Denham

Composing Music in a Time of Crisis

An Interview with Jonathan Leshnoff by Lee Denham

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony 6 (Deutsche Grammophon)

Bernstein’s infamous late Pathétique – neither the slowest nor the greatest [LD]

The State Opera (Naxos)

Missed opportunities in a sporadically interesting film [LD]

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Mahler: Symphony 8 (Doráti Society)

An important entry to the discographies of both Mahler and Antal Doráti [LD]

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Puccini: Manon Lescaut (Deutsche Grammophon)

Netrebko’s star shines brightly in the otherwise dull Salzburg night’s sky [LD]

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Bruckner: Symphony 4 (LSO Live)

Rattle’s ‘Romantic’ replete with missed opportunities [LD]

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Wagner: Orchestral Music (Deutsche Grammophon)

Classic Kubelík, wonderful Wagner [LD]

Puccini’s Turandot

An analysis and survey of audio and DVD recordings by Lee Denham

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Puccini: Turandot (Warner Classics)

A fine entry to the Turandot discography with the original conclusion by Alfano [LD]

Mahler’s Seventh Symphony

A major survey of the discography by Lee Denham

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Hartmann: Orchestral Music Vol. 2 (Toccata)

A great Romantic symphony and an unusual concerto [LD]