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Néstor Castiglione

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Klaus Tennstedt: Possessed by Music

Like Klaus Tennstedt himself, Georg Wübbolt’s biography is flawed, but fascinating [NC]

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Ravel, Berkeley & Pounds (Chandos)

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

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

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

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Bach & Shostakovich: Salvation (Brilliant Classics)

An unlikely concept that seems to work better than expected [NC]

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Bruckner: Symphony 9 (Pristine Audio)

A classic of the Bruckner discography, revived [NC]

Weinberg: Dawn, Symphony No.12 (Chandos)

An unexpected and thrilling pendant to Storgårds’ survey of late Shostakovich [NC]

Shostakovich Symphony 14 Storgaards Chandos CHSA5310 SACD

Shostakovich: Symphony 14 (Chandos)

Beauty and power triumph over darkness in Storgårds’ latest Shostakovich disc [NC]

Vásquez: The Complete Impresiones For Piano (Toccata Classics)

Sumptuous Romantic melancholia from Mexico, best in small doses [NC]