Recording of the Month

Disc of the Month

Dvořák: Symphonic Tone Poems
Czech Philharmonic/Charles Mackerras
'Mackerras revels in the opulence of Dvořák's orchestra' 

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Bolivian Baroque 
Arakaendar Bolivia Choir; Florilegium/Ashley Solomon
'The sound is captivating – fresh-toned and inexhaustibly animated'

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Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances; The Isle of the Dead; The Rock
Royal Liverpool PO/Vasily Petrenko
'Vasily Petrenko's nose for atmosphere even excels that of Neeme Järvi'

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Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos 1 & 4
Bergen PO/Andrew Litton
'This is one of the most enjoyable discs I've listened to in a long time.'

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Mascagni: L'amico Fritz
Roberto Alagna, Angela Gheorghiu; German Opera/Alberto Veronesi
'L'amico Fritz comes over as not merely charming but profound in this live account' 

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Bach
The Brandenburg Concertos
English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner
'A refreshing new look at the Brandenburg Concertos likely to give lasting pleasure'

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Mahler Symphony No. 8 San Francisco Symphony/Michael Tilson Thomas 'One of the most consistently satisfying and stimulating Mahler Eighths'

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Arias from 18th-Century Napoli Pergolesi, Porpora, Vinci, Hasse Simone Kermes (soprano), Le Musiche Nove/Claudio Osele ‘Kermes shows herself a fearless risk-taker of uncommon artistic range’

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Verdi: Requiem Accademia Di Santa Cecilia Chorus & Orchestra/Antonio Pappano 'This Requiem is firmly founded on the altogether excellent singing of Pappano's Italian chorus'

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Bach: Two-Part Inventions and Sinfonias Andrea Bacchetti (piano) 'The music's magnificence is a revelation – Andrea Bacchetti endows every note with life'

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