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Chailly’s Brahms Serenades

Leonard Ip writes (translated from the Chinese by Jeremy Lee)

The relationship between Chailly and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig certainly bears some special sort of chemistry, given the success this musical marriage has enjoyed in these 10 years. Having recently recorded a complete Brahms cycle, Chailly and his Leipzig forces now Continue reading


Comprehensive Review: Orff’s Carmina Burana


Jeremy Lee writes

Orff’s You-Know-What:  to many, all you have to do is mention the composer Orff to a casual classical music lover and immediately you will get one of two responses:  Carmina Burana, or O Fortuna.  In fact Carmina Burana (which is, to those of you who don’t know better, Continue reading

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The Too-Terrific Turangalîla?

Jeremy Lee writes

Recorded in 1992 and having gone through a CD and SACD release before appearing at present in Universal’s 20C series, I present you the absolute textbook Turangalîla.  Chailly and his Concertgebouw deliver a ravishingly played performance:  it is well-paced, detailed, finely-hued, and impeccably Continue reading