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LEBRECHT LISTENS | A Schnittke And Kapustin Revival By Cello

By Norman Lebrecht on July 31, 2020

The compositions of Nikolai Kapustin and Alfred Schnittke see a revival via works for cello in this recent recording by German cellist Eckart Runge and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Christopher Rouse: ‘Love Letters To The Orchestra’

By Norman Lebrecht on July 24, 2020

What Chris Rouse wrote was not big symphonies, but an intimate series of love letters to the orchestra, an endangered species in our short-span century.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Two Lost Composers For Lost Times

By Norman Lebrecht on July 17, 2020

The only connection between composers Feinberg and Winterberg is their victimisation and the last syllable of their names. Both were silenced for political reasons; neither has found due recognition.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Making A Case For Dutilleux

By Norman Lebrecht on July 10, 2020

Quart de nuit (Deux-Elles) by the Ruysdael Quartet is a fine album that leaves me wanting more, more Dutilleux, especially.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Caught Between Late-Romanticism And Atonality With Alexander Zemlinsky

By Norman Lebrecht on July 3, 2020

Like others of his generation, Alexander von Zemlinsky (1871-1942) was torn between late-romanticism and atonality — Lebrecht reviews The Mermaid.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Shostakovich: ‘An Essential Record, Five Star From Start To Finish’

By Norman Lebrecht on June 26, 2020

Anglo-Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova's playing of the two Shostakovich concertos gives a wholly new dimension to appreciation of the works.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Gustavo Gimeno’s César Franck Is ‘As Red-Blooded As Steak Tartare’

By Norman Lebrecht on June 19, 2020

Gustavo Gimeno’s release with the Luxembourg Philharmonic is as red-blooded as steak tartare and as rich as mousse au chocolat with extra chippings on top.
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REPORT | Jonas Kaufmann Affirms His Status As The Otello Of The 21C With New Recording

By Joseph So on June 15, 2020

Joseph So reports on a webinar hosted by Sony Classical, and featuring tenor Jonas Kaufmann and Maestro Antonio Pappano to talk about their new recording of Verdi's Otello.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Feldman & Cage: Two For Uncharted Eternity

By Norman Lebrecht on June 12, 2020

As part of his COVID-19 weekly dip into less-heard modern composers, Norman Lebrecht reviews Feldman and Cage.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Penderecki’s ‘St Luke Passion’ Is A Reminder How The World Sounded Before COVID-19

By Norman Lebrecht on June 5, 2020

A recording of Penderecki full of dignity and drama; we will not hear its like again in the next few years for reasons no one had foreseen.
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