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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Mariss Jansons, We Miss you

By Norman Lebrecht on May 13, 2022

Just how much we miss conductor Mariss Jansons is manifest in this Munich concert of three sacred works.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Is This Sweden’s Great Composer?

By Norman Lebrecht on May 6, 2022

Swedish composer Allan Pettersson died aged 68 in 1980, leaving music that is still being slowly discovered.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | A Fresh New Sibelius To Get Excited About

By Norman Lebrecht on April 29, 2022

A new set of Sibelius symphonies from young Finn wizz Klaus Mäkelä comes accompanied by exceptional hype.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | An Indispensable 4th Symphony For Mahler Connoisseurs

By Norman Lebrecht on April 22, 2022

This recording is the first, and a positive start, in a planned Mahler cycle by the Czech Philharmonic.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | A Mid-Century Prawn Cocktail Of British Classical

By Norman Lebrecht on April 15, 2022

Two new releases spotlight the work of British composers, in many cases, first recordings of lesser known gems.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | What Makes Rachmaninov So Great?

By Norman Lebrecht on April 8, 2022

A new release by the introspective Scottish pianist Steven Osborne reveals the irresistible nature of two of Rachmaninov's works for piano.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Where To Start With Your Weinberg Journey

By Norman Lebrecht on April 1, 2022

When people ask, ‘where do I start with Weinberg?’, I've had no easy answer — until now.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Sinfonia of London’s ‘Metamorphosen’ Is A Bittersweet Elegy

By Norman Lebrecht on March 25, 2022

In mid-March 1945, Richard Strauss set about writing a suite for string orchestra that would reflect his feelings at the surrounding devastation.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Ligeti Floats Like Butterflies With Danish National Vocal Ensemble

By Norman Lebrecht on March 18, 2022

Ligeti and Kodaly get an exemplary liftoff from the Danish National Vocal Ensemble, opening up uncharted worlds of imagination.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Nash Ensemble Acquires A Taste For Birtwistle

By Norman Lebrecht on March 11, 2022

Into every musical life, a little Birtwistle must fall.
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