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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 | Looking For Grigory Sokolov

By Paul E. Robinson on April 25, 2017

This week we review the much-anticipated new documentary/album release about the reclusive and mysterious Russian pianist Grigory Sokolov.
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RECORD KEEPING | Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow

By Paul E. Robinson on July 28, 2016

"It is clear that the symphonies of Shostakovich have found their near-ideal interpreters." Andris Nelsons / Boston Symphony Orchestra: Shostakovich: Under Stalin's Shadow.
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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 | Daniil Trifonov: The Magic Of Music/Rachmaninov Variations

By Paul E. Robinson on January 1, 2016

Daniil Trifonov burst onto the scene a few seasons back and has quickly become the Superstar du jour. Is he the real thing or just a shooting star whose light will soon fade? Too early to tell. But these two new recordings give ample evidence of who he is now and what he is capable of doing.
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RECORD KEEPING | Nelsons Misses The Forest For The Trees With New Bruckner 3

By Paul E. Robinson on December 2, 2017

Nelsons marks his first album with Gewandhausorchester with new Bruckner-Wagner album. Unfortunately, his meticulous care for balance clouds the bigger picture.
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RECORD KEEPING | Did Mariss Jansons Make The Right Choice? Munich And Amsterdam Go Head-To-Head

By Paul E. Robinson on September 19, 2016

Did Mariss Jansons make the right decision in opting for Munich over Amsterdam? On the evidence of these two new recordings, there is no clear-cut answer.
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RECORD KEEPING | Pianist David Jalbert Dances His Way Through The Early 20th Century At The Keyboard

By John Terauds on October 28, 2017

Ottawa-based pianist David Jalbert tackles formidable Russian ballet piano transcriptions in his latest album from Montreal label ATMA Classique.
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RECORD KEEPING | Two Sopranos Take On Handel And Seize His Heart

By Paul E. Robinson on February 5, 2017

Two recordings by Canadian Julie Boulianne and Russian Julia Lezhneva offer a fascinating look into the diverging approaches to the baroque voice.
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RECORD KEEPING | Following Maureen Forrester's Lied

By Paul E. Robinson on October 16, 2016

New, three-CD set offers an important addition to the appreciation of Maureen Forrester.
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