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    Prokofiev

    Symphony No. 3 | Scythian Suite | Autumn

    £6.99
    MARIN ALSOP | SAO PAULO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

    This fourth volume in Marin Alsop's acclaimed Prokofiev symphonic cycle features two of his most viscerally exciting works. Using material salvaged from his opera The Fiery Angel, the Third Symphony was hailed by Serge Koussevitzky at its 1929 première as 'the best symphony since Tchaikovsky's Sixth'. Originally commissioned as a ballet by Sergey Dyagilev but rejected as un-danceable, the Scythian Suite has become a popular orchestral showpiece, while Prokofiev retained a lifelong fondness for his dark-hued early symphonic sketch Autumn.
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    Penderecki

    Magnificat | Kadisz

    £6.99
    Wojciech Gierlach | Male Vocal Ensemble | Olga Pasichnyk | Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra | Antoni Wit

    The two works on this recording are separated by 35 years, during which time Penderecki made a decisive break with the post-war European avant-garde. In the Magnificat, chilling instrumental clusters, spectral sounds and impassioned rhetoric unite with tonality and counterpoint to deliver a work of monumental emotional power. Written to mark the 65th anniversary of the end of the Jewish ghetto in ?ód?, Kadisz is among the most distinctive of Penderecki's later choral works in the stark contrasts between drama and sombre reflection of its individual sections.
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    Rossini

    La Gazza Ladra

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    Giulio Mastrototaro | Luisa Islam-Ali-Zade | Bruno Classica Chamber Choir | Alberto Zedda

    La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) marked a culmination of the convergence of serious and comic elements in Rossini's work. The result is an ideal hybrid: a tragic opera with a happy ending that rises to the status of true opera seria. With its outstanding dramatic and musical qualities it remains one of Rossini's greatest and most successful operas, a constant presence in the repertoire since its triumphant 1817 première in Milan. This performance is conducted by Alberto Zedda, who made his conducting début in 1956, produced the first critical edition of La gazza ladra, and is widely acknowledged as one of the world's foremost authorities on the operas of Rossini.
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    Edward German

    Violin & Piano Works

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    Andrew Long | Ian Buckle

    Although orchestral music and operettas such as Tom Jones (Naxos 8.660270-71) were Edward German's main focus as composer, he wrote a dozen or so works specifically for violin and piano, most of them during his time at the Royal Academy of Music, where he was recognised as a gifted violinist, and Andrew Long Ian Buckle the years immediately following. Many of these pieces were written for his own use, including his earliest known compositions. From the beguiling charm of salon pieces such as the Chanson d'Amour to the haunting Souvenir, these works are exquisitely crafted miniatures, several of which have remained unheard for over a century.
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    Korngold

    The Adventures of Robin Hood

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    Moscow Symphony Orchestra | William Stromberg

    On its first appearance on the Marco Polo label, this recording was acclaimed as 'a model of what these things should be' (Fanfare) and that no release on the label was 'better or more important than this' (ClassicsToday.com). It presents a definitive restoration of Korngold's music for the 1938 Warner Bros.' production of The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring the ultimate swashbuckler, Errol Flynn, and still one of the most-loved of all motion pictures. Throughout - and to an unprecedented degree - Korngold captures its lavish spectacle, romance, colour, pageantry and humour in his magnificent score. Also included is the Original Theatre Trailer Music, not previously available on CD.

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