Orchestral

James Ehnes and the RLPO pay handsome homage to Vaughan Williams

‘The music sounds as rapturously beautiful as ever’

Simon Rattle’s LSO directorial debut brilliantly captured in no-frills film

‘There are no visual gimmicks, no additional features, and not even the titles of the works in the programme are shown’

The Minnesota Orchestra shines a new light on Mahler’s First Symphony

‘Every dynamic marking, every nuance of rubato is scrupulously adhered to’

Fauré fully illuminated: a glorious new recording of orchestral works

‘Ivor Bolton and his players have clearly taken the composer’s aggravation seriously and the result is pure delight’

A marvellous orchestral tribute to Knussen and Henze

‘It’s hard to imagine finer, more compelling elucidation of these four, dense and acrobatic scores’ 

Jiří Bělohlávek’s reappraisal of Suk has a fairytale ending

'The Czech players enter into the fray with sophisticated abandon'

A thrilling take on Mahler’s final symphony

'Castalletti's arrangement achieves a remarkably full and convincing range of sonority in Mahler's final symphony'

An exhilarating take by Iván Fischer on Mahler's Seventh

‘Iván Fischer contrasts gracious, chamber-textured dances with brilliant fanfares and toppling masses to absolute perfection’ 

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