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Bartók
Duke Bluebeard's Castle

The extraordinary Duke Bluebeard's Castle, Bartók's only opera, is widely regarded as his masterpiece. Its world is sinister, dark and deeply disturbing. There are just two voices throughout, Duke Bluebeard and his new wife, Judith, and the entire one-act...

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Beethoven
Symphony No. 3, Eroica & Symphony No. 5 in C minor

Beethoven's Eroica Symphony transformed the classical symphony, bringing it firmly into the Romantic era. Despite its title there is no specific programme to the work; Deryck Cooke wrote 'we should regard it as the musical equivalent...

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Berlioz
Symphonie fantastique

Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique tells the story of a poet's opium-induced dream, in which he sees visions of the object of his unrequited love, who in the music is described by an idée fixe or recurring musical theme. From a ball, to a scene in the country...

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Brahms
Symphony No. 1 & Symphony No. 3

It took Brahms many years to compose his First Symphony; he shared much of his compositional journey with Clara Schumann, sending her a birthday card in 1868 with the notation of an Alpine horn tune that became the famous theme of the symphony's finale....

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Brahms
Symphony No. 2 & Symphony No. 4

Brahms's Second Symphony has been nicknamed his 'Pastoral'; it is lyrical and mainly in major keys. The three notes heard at the opening of the work generate most of the melodic material throughout the symphony, and the second theme of the first...

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Brahms
The Four Symphonies Box Set

Recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall's Southbank Centre, the Philharmonia orchestra are led by Christoph von Dohnányi in these captivating live recordings of Brahms Four Symphonies. "These live performances are about subtle shading and unexaggerated...

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Bruckner
Symphony No. 4

Continuing Signum's series of live orchestral releases with the Philharmonia Orchestra, on this new disc Christoph von Dohnányi leads a performance of Bruckner's Symphony No 4, 'Romantic'. Bruckner stands out from other 19th-century symphonists; his...

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Dvořák
Symphony No. 7 & Symphony No. 8

Dvořák's 7th Symphony sits within the Viennese symphonic tradition, keeping to the traditional structure and forms. However it still contains the composer's trademark Bohemian musical twists, with the scherzo of the third movement strongly...

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Elgar
Symphony No. 1 in A flat & Symphony No. 2 in E flat

In 1907 Elgar's wife Alice wrote in her diary that her husband was playing a 'great beautiful tune'. This became the opening theme of his First Symphony; the march is marked 'nobilmente e semplice' (nobly and simply). This...

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Mahler
Symphonies No. 1, No. 2 & No. 3

Lorin Maazel leads the Philharmonia Orchestra and a star-studded ensemble of performers in Mahler's first three Symphonies. This is the first set in a series that will encompass Mahler's Nine Symphonies, featuring live orchestral recordings from London's...

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Mahler
Symphonies No. 4, No. 5 & No. 6

Lorin Maazel leads the Philharmonia Orchestra in Mahler's fourth, fifth and sixth Symphonies - a series of live orchestral recordings from London's Royal Festival Hall of Maazel and the Philharmonia's much-lauded Mahler Cycle. This is the second...

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Mahler
Symphony No. 2

Lorin Maazel leads the Philharmonia Orchestra and a star-studded ensemble of performers in Mahler's Symphony No 2. This forms part of the first set in a series that will encompass Mahler's Nine Symphonies, featuring live orchestral recordings from London's Royal...

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Mahler
Symphony No. 4

Mahler's 4th Symphony is Mahler's sunniest symphony, with a detuned violin depicting a folk fiddle and a setting in the final movement of the Wunderhorn song 'Das himmlisches Leben' (The Heavenly Life) depicting a child's view of Paradise. This recording...

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Mahler
Symphony No. 4

Lorin Maazel leads the Philharmonia Orchestra in Mahler's Fourth Symphony - one of a series of live orchestral recordings from London's Royal Festival Hall of Maazel and the Philharmonia's much-lauded Mahler Cycle. This recording is part of the second set...

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Mahler
Symphony No. 5

Lorin Maazel leads the Philharmonia Orchestra in Mahler's Fifth Symphony - one of a series of live orchestral recordings from London's Royal Festival Hall of Maazel and the Philharmonia's much-lauded Mahler Cycle. This recording is part of the second set...

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Mahler
Symphony No. 6

Sometimes known as 'The Tragic' - a title suggested but then withdrawn by the composer - Mahler's Sixth Symphony embodies much of the inner turmoil and superstition of its composer. This recording is conducted by the Philharmonia's Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka...

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Mahler
Symphony No. 6

Lorin Maazel leads the Philharmonia Orchestra in Mahler's Sixth Symphony - one of a series of live orchestral recordings from London's Royal Festival Hall of Maazel and the Philharmonia's much-lauded Mahler Cycle. This recording is part of the second set...

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Mahler
Symphony No. 9

Mahler's late musical works are often associated with the idea of 'farewell'; after the première of his Ninth Symphony this was cemented, with one critic writing 'if you want to learn to weep you should listen to the first movement of the Ninth'. The finale is painfully beautiful...

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Mendelssohn
Overture, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Mendelssohn first read 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in 1826, and began work on his Overture immediately. It encapsulates Shakespeare's story in miniature, with the sparkling sounds of the fairies, the ceremonial theme of the court, and the lyrical theme...

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Salonen
Violin Concerto

Featuring in Apple's brand new iPad Air campaign, Salonen's 2009 Violin Concerto is available for you to download for free for a limited time only.

Leila Josefowicz, who gave the work it's world première, is the soloist for the recording accompanied...

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