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RECORD KEEPING | Why Mess With Handel's "Messiah"?

By Paul E. Robinson on December 28, 2016

Sir Andrew Davis' re-orchestration of Handel's "Messiah" leaves reviewer Paul E Robinson with a bone to pick.
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RECORD KEEPING | Daniel Barenboim Releases First Recording On His Controversial Piano

By Paul E. Robinson on January 29, 2017

Daniel Barenboim's new Maene-Barenboim piano has received a lot of media hype in the piano world. But is justified?
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RECORD KEEPING | Jan Lisiecki/Schumann

By Paul E. Robinson on February 6, 2016

For some listeners, Lisiecki’s approach will bring a welcome clarity to this music, but to my taste, his rendition tends toward the superficial, often missing the poetic soulfulness of the music.
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RECORD KEEPING | Menahem Pressler Still Superb At 94

By Paul E. Robinson on April 11, 2017

Pacifica Quartet and Menahem Pressler delivers on Brahms and Schumann but could use a bit more adventure for it to truly come alive.
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RECORD KEEPING | A Hidden, "Shimmering" Gem by Dvořák

By Paul E. Robinson on June 27, 2017

Capriccio Records restores the lustre to a neglected Dvořák oratorio-symphonic poem.
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RECORD KEEPING | We Can't Forget Montreal Symphony's Saint-Saëns

By Paul E. Robinson on October 11, 2017

This is a terrific recording and deserves attention.
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RECORD KEEPING | Danse Macabre Marks A Golden Age On CD For The OSM

By Paul E. Robinson on November 28, 2016

The OSM take on the dark side with Danse Macabre, a compelling second release on the Decca label.
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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 | The Tchaikovsky Project Is Absolutely First Rate

By Paul E. Robinson on October 24, 2017

The playing on these first two releases of “The Tchaikovsky Project” is absolutely first rate, and the recording quality, with producer Holger Urbach in charge, is state-of-the-art.
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RECORD KEEPING | Glyndebourne Makes A Case For Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict On Blu-ray

By Paul E. Robinson on November 4, 2017

It is the music that makes a Béatrice et Bénédict revival worthwhile and in this Glyndebourne production.
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