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Gerd Albrecht’s Grieg and Bizet Suites: An Expensive Indulgence

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Jeremy Lee writes

These are excellent performances of warhorse pieces that have been recorded and performed too many times.  Gerd Albrecht is an underrated conductor.  Never mannered or calculated, always inspired, spontaneous, and natural, he was able to keep the music consistently fresh by employing lively and flowing tempi and Continue reading


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Featured Musician: A Maazel Celebration

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The discs under consideration here.

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DG’s Big Bernstein Box, Vol. 1

Jeremy Lee writes

I will start this review with a bold statement:  of all the oft-recorded conductors that have ever lived, no-one has had such a high proportion of great musicianship, great playing and great sonics in their discography than Leonard Bernstein on Deutsche Grammophon.  This is particularly remarkable given Continue reading