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Tuesday January 25th
Hendrik ANDRIESSEN (1892-1981)
Orchestral Works & Concertos
Netherlands Radio Chamber O/David Porcelijn, Thierry Fischer rec. 1991-98
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 96105
[63:17 + 58:40] [JW]

A reissued twofer explores the orchestral and vocal works of a leading Dutch composer.
Daniel-François-Esprit AUBER (1782-1871)
Zanetta
, Zerline overtures & excerpts
Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra/Dario Salvi rec. 2020
NAXOS 8.574335
[77:39] [RMay]

Expertly delivered performances add to our appreciation of Auber’s considerable musical output.

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Symphony No. 3
Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856)
6 Stücke in kanonischer Form
Tessa Uys, Ben Schoeman (piano duo) rec. 2020
SOMM
SOMMCD0637 [68:26] [JWe]

Utterly convincing, dedicated playing of superb arrangements - I look forward to further volumes.
Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Clarinet sonatas
Carl Maria von WEBER (1786-1826)
Grand Duo Concertant
Anthony McGill (clarinet) Gloria Chien (piano) rec. 2020
CEDILLE CDR90000207
[67:15] [CL]

All the nuance of phrasing, dynamic shading, and sheer enjoyment of music making one could want.
Anton BRUCKNER (1824-1896)
Symphony No. 4
Wiener Philharmoniker/Christian Thielemann rec. 2020
SONY 19439914112
[69:42] [RMo]

A disappointing continuation of Thielemann’s ongoing cycle - oddly flat, disengaged Bruckner, despite beautiful playing from the VPO.
Sir Michael TIPPETT (1905-1998)
Concerto for Orchestra, Triple Concerto
György Pauk (violin), Nobuko Imai (viola), Ralph Kirshbaum (cello), London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis rec. 1964/81
PHILIPS 476 7144
[65:01] [JF]

Definitive recordings of two of Tippett’s orchestral masterpieces.
Catalan Concertinos and Fantasias
Works by Manén & Migó
Kalina Macuta (violin); Sergi Pacheco, Daniel Blanch (piano); National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine/Volodymyr Sirenko rec. 2018
TOCCATA NEXT TOCN0010
[77:14] [PRB]

A useful addition for those with a penchant for all things Catalonian.
Aldo Ciccolini (piano)
Works by Satie & Franck
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire/André Cluytens rec. 1953/56
PRISTINE AUDIO PAKM087
[60:45] [DC]

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