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Brooding Rachmaninov 3 from Gergiev and the LSO

Rachmaninov: Symphony No.3; Balakirev: Russia Of Rachmaninov’s three symphonies, the Third enjoys the least popularity. There’s a certain notoriety to the First because of its disastrous première (thanks to a drunken Glazunov conducting), while the Second is adored for its … Continue reading

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Round Britten: the operas on disc

Last week, I finally got my hands on the new 50 pence piece the Royal Mint issued to commemorate Britten’s centenary, inscribed with lyrics from his ‘Serenade for tenor, horn and strings’. It’s appearance in my sticky paws is nearly … Continue reading

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Ripping heartstrings to shreds: Gergiev’s new Romeo and Juliet on LSO Live

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Valery Gergiev/London Symphony Orchestra (LSO Live) Following his LSO series exploring the symphonies of Mahler, Valery Gergiev returned to more familiar Russian soil last autumn with his Émigré season, presenting music of Russian exiles, the highlights … Continue reading

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