RELEASED TODAY, June 3: Mark Elder and the Hallé complete their Vaughan Williams Symphony Cycle with Sinfonia antartica and No.9 for the Hallé’s own label.

RELEASED TODAY, June 3: Mark Elder and the Hallé complete their Vaughan Williams Symphony Cycle with Sinfonia antartica and No.9 for the Hallé’s own label.

Originally published on May 22 Quite why the two Symphonies are not on one disc (total time, eighty-one minutes) is wondered at, but it’s good to have reissues of the wonderful Norfolk Rhapsody, Mark Elder nearly matching Boult’s EMI recording, which means that it’s...
RELEASED TODAY, June 3: Munich Philharmonic – Celibidache conducts Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony and Stravinsky’s 1919 Firebird Suite – on the Münchner Philharmoniker’s MPHIL label.

RELEASED TODAY, June 3: Munich Philharmonic – Celibidache conducts Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony and Stravinsky’s 1919 Firebird Suite – on the Münchner Philharmoniker’s MPHIL label.

Originally published on May 20 Celibidache’s conducting of Sibelius Five is indeed of “tremendous power and vision”. This performance from March 26, 1988 (Philharmonie im Gasteig) is not to be confused with a later account of the work (November 8, 1992;...