RELEASED TODAY, June 17: Herbert Blomstedt and the Gewandhausorchester record Symphonies by Mozart & Voříšek for Accentus. [Mahler/Václav Neumann videos.]

RELEASED TODAY, June 17: Herbert Blomstedt and the Gewandhausorchester record Symphonies by Mozart & Voříšek for Accentus. [Mahler/Václav Neumann videos.]

Originally published on June 3 This wonderfully well-played and superbly recorded release – in memory of Václav Neumann (1920-95), closely associated with Leipzig, both the Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Opera, and later with his native Czech Philharmonic – features a...
RELEASED TODAY, June 3: Warner Classics releases Evgeny Svetlanov in Paris to conduct Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France for Stravinsky’s Petrushka and Svetlanov’s own Poem for Violin with Vadim Repin.

RELEASED TODAY, June 3: Warner Classics releases Evgeny Svetlanov in Paris to conduct Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France for Stravinsky’s Petrushka and Svetlanov’s own Poem for Violin with Vadim Repin.

Originally published on May 31 A curious Petrushka. Fascinating though. From March 20, 1999, at Salle Pleyel, Evgeny Svetlanov (1928-2002), presides over Stravinsky’s 1947 reboot in a way that plays down the bustle and drama of the outer tableaux yet increases...