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RECORD KEEPING | Toronto Based Composer An-Lun Huang's New Album Is Required Listening

By Paul E. Robinson on April 19, 2018

An-lun Huang's work deserveS to be better-known. And thanks to Toccata Classics, this album is a good place to start.
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RECORD KEEPING | Batiashvili And Nézet-Séguin Carry Over For Another Album

By Paul E. Robinson on April 10, 2018

Batiashvili and Nézet-Séguin team up again for some essential works for violin solo and chamber orchestra from Prokofiev.
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RECORD KEEPING | Jaap van Zweden And The New York Phil Offer A Taste Of Things To Come

By Paul E. Robinson on April 2, 2018

Jaap van Zweden doesn’t officially take over as music director of the New York Philharmonic until September 2018, but their new album hints at the possibilities.
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RECORD KEEPING | Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony With Passion And Intensity From Beginning To End

By Paul E. Robinson on March 22, 2018

New RCO recording of Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony featuring soprano Annette Dasch and mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill is passion and intensity from beginning to end.
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RECORD KEEPING | James Ehnes Returns To Bartók And Reveals Even More

By Paul E. Robinson on March 14, 2018

James Ehnes gives us fine renderings of Bartók’s modernist transformation of gypsy style with conductor Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
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RECORD KEEPING | Martha Argerich And Ruggiero Ricci's Historic 1961 Leningrad Performance Is Still Jaw-Dropping

By Paul E. Robinson on March 7, 2018

A second release in the Legendary Treasures Leningrad concerts performed by two outstanding musicians – Ruggiero Ricci and Martha Argerich. These recordings are available for the first time.
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RECORD KEEPING | NAC Orchestra Encounters Bad Program Notes But Good Music

By Paul E. Robinson on March 1, 2018

"This kind of bafflegab was of no use to me before I heard the piece and after listening to it, I still haven’t the faintest idea what she is talking about."
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RECORD KEEPING | Bruckner Lovers Would Do Well To Spend Time With The Study Symphony — Just Not This One

By Paul E. Robinson on February 25, 2018

It may not be one of Bruckner’s “greatest” compositions, but done well, it is certainly worth a listen. Sadly, this one misses the mark.
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RECORD KEEPING | Lawrence Wiliford's Pitch-Perfect 'O Gladsome Light' Shines The Way

By Paul E. Robinson on February 20, 2018

One could hardly imagine a better performance than the one on this album, with Canadian tenor Lawrence Wiliford offering pitch-perfect intonation and beautiful tone.
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RECORD KEEPING | Two New Albums That Remind Us There's More To Sibelius

By Paul E. Robinson on February 11, 2018

Two new albums from Gerald Finley and Anne Sofie von Otter offer are a stark reminder of how much repertoire from Sibelius is still waiting to be re-discovered.
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