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RECORD KEEPING | Cataloguing Seiji Ozawa's Active Musical Legacy

By Paul E. Robinson on August 15, 2017

Still active at 83 as a conductor, Seiji Ozawa's musical activities are being actively documented and reissued as he goes.
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RECORD KEEPING | Ashkenazy A Split Musician In Recent Releases

By Paul E. Robinson on August 8, 2017

Two sides to Ashkenazy: how does he fare in his foray into Bach, put head-to-head with his latest Tchaikovsky collaboration with Esther Yoo?
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RECORD KEEPING | Riccardo Chailly Scales Mahler's Massive Eighth Symphony

By Paul E. Robinson on August 1, 2017

Riccardo Chailly pays homage to his mentor Claudio Abbado in a symbolic performance of Mahler's immense Eighth Symphony.
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RECORD KEEPING | Nézet-Séguin Takes On Mendelssohn

By Paul E. Robinson on July 25, 2017

Nézet-Séguin brings his usual energy and attentiveness to this project; nevertheless there may be more than one missing element.
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RECORD KEEPING | Tchaikovsky's Top Three Ballet Scores

By Paul E. Robinson on July 15, 2017

Coinciding with conductor Neeme Järvi's 80th birthday, this rebundled release of Tchaikovsky's great ballet scores gets top marks.
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RECORD KEEPING | In The Thick of Viennese Romanticism

By Paul E. Robinson on July 11, 2017

A heritage of Viennese splendour, captured by Bychkov and the Vienna Philharmonic.
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RECORD KEEPING | Jiří Bělohlávek: A Posthumous Homecoming

By Paul E. Robinson on July 4, 2017

Jiří Bělohlávek is in his element, conducting iconic music of his homeland. A longstanding TSO guest conductor—until February this year—we take a retrospective look at his artistry.
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RECORD KEEPING | A Hidden, "Shimmering" Gem by Dvořák

By Paul E. Robinson on June 27, 2017

Capriccio Records restores the lustre to a neglected Dvořák oratorio-symphonic poem.
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RECORD KEEPING | At the Crossroads of Gamelan and Minimalism

By Paul E. Robinson on June 20, 2017

How American Lou Harrison synthesized Asian percussion instruments and minimalism into his music in the middle of the 20th century.
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RECORD KEEPING | BSO Treads Carefully, Perhaps Too Carefully

By Paul E. Robinson on June 13, 2017

Andris Nelsons take on Brahms' symphonies is impressively nuanced, but this over-attention to details comes perilously close to choking the life out of these masterworks.
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