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Unknown On ClassicsToday: Strauss’ Enoch Arden in a new Reference Recording

Granitic Enoch Arden From Bruno Ganz And Kirill Gerstein

Review by: Jens F. Laurson

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Monodramas are tricky to pull off. The text has to be very good and the music has to be better still, to fulfill its dual duty of underscoring the drama and offering enough interest on its own, when it does pipe up. The results vary: from the rare best, like the

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Unknown On ClassicsToday: Josephine Knight in Lovely Piatti World Premieres

Self-Serving Schumann And Lovely Piatti World Premieres

Review by: Jens F. Laurson

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This new release of the Schumann Cello Concerto purports to be the premiere recording of its absolute original version–a faithful reconstruction of the 1850 “Concertstück”. After cellist Josephine Knight found the autograph in Krakow, she set about to discern the

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Unknown On ClassicsToday: Evan Johnson compositions on Kairos

CD From Hell: Evan Johnson’s Sound Installation (With Sadistic Toy Piano)

Review by: Jens F. Laurson

Amid the sea of beautiful, intelligent, vigorous contemporary music, which has at long last recovered from the damage that ideologically charged academicism and anti-sensual strands had successfully inflicted on it, there are still plenty of exponents of yesteryear’s avant-garde music…. [

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Unknown On ClassicsToday: Jazzrausch Bigband Inspired by Beethoven

On Beethoven’s Beat: “Ludwig Van, House Remix”

Review by: Jens F. Laurson

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Before the year is out, 2020 will see Beethoven-themed everything, so it’s perhaps not so surprising to find non-classical acts having some fun at the master from Bonn’s expense: Jazzrausch Bigband, for example, which has released “Beethoven’s Breakdown” on the fine jazz

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Unknown On ClassicsToday: Supreme St. Gallen Bach Cantata Cycle with BWV 105

Reference Recording: St. Gallen’s Bach Cantatas, Vol. 30Review by: Jens F. LaursonEvery release of the St. Gallen Bach cantata cycle-in-the-making is a joy. And every volume only raises the project in my estimation. But just as all animals are equal, some are more equal than others. This applies to these volumes… [continue reading]The content you’re trying to view is for

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Unknown On ClassicsToday: Antheil Serenades on CPO

Major Discoveries: The Wonderful, Gentle Side of George Antheil

Review by: Jens F. Laurson

CPO’s series of George Antheil’s music has been a boon to music lovers and very successful in showing the composer’s softer side, as musically he wasn’t so much the bad boy he liked to present himself. As Robert Reilly points… [continue reading]

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Unknown The Diabelli Project – Buchbinder bringt Neues über Diabelli: Latest @ Wiener Zeitung

Buchbinder bringt Neues über DiabelliPianist Rudolf Buchbinder hob Variationen aus der Taufe.Im Musikverein hob Rudolf Buchbinder das “Diabelli Projekt” aus der Taufe, das auf seine Initiative mit zehn Konzerthäusern von Wien bis Peking entstanden ist: Elf neue Variationen zeitgenössischer Komponisten über den Walzer von Anton Diabelli. Faszinierend, was dabei herausgekommen ist: Lera Auerbach

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Unknown Martha Argerichs virtuose Nonchalance. Die Pianistin interpretierte im Wiener Konzerthaus Sergej Prokofiews drittes Klavierkonzert: Latest @ Wiener Zeitung

Martha Argerichs virtuose NonchalanceDie Pianistin interpretierte im Wiener Konzerthaus Sergej Prokofiews drittes Klavierkonzert.In gleichem Maße populär und von Kennern verehrt ist Martha Argerich seit über einem halben Jahrhundert einer der ganz wenigen Superstars der klassischen Musik. Ein musikalisches Phänomen, das auch mit 78 Jahren noch zu beindrucken weiß, wie sie im Wiener Konzerthaus

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Unknown Happy 55th Birthday, Rossini

Fifty-five is no age for a composer and so it is little wonder that Rossini – or at least his music – is alive and well. Born on February 29th, 1792, Gioachino Antonio Rossini soon discovered a penchant and talent in culinary appreciation as well as note-churning. The latter he put to use for the creation of almost 40 operas, the former to support his stately appearance.

So much has been

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