Dorati Detroit – Complete Decca Recordings.

Dorati Detroit – Complete Decca Recordings.

Antal Dorati (1906-88) was music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra from 1977 to 1981, following such as Paul Paray and Sixten Ehrling and preceding Neeme Järvi and Leonard Slatkin. During those few years Dorati added to his already sizeable discography (most...
Timothy Ridout, with Martyn Brabbins & the BBC Symphony Orchestra, records Elgar’s Cello Concerto in Lionel Tertis’s arrangement for Viola, and Bloch’s Suite, for Harmonia Mundi.

Timothy Ridout, with Martyn Brabbins & the BBC Symphony Orchestra, records Elgar’s Cello Concerto in Lionel Tertis’s arrangement for Viola, and Bloch’s Suite, for Harmonia Mundi.

There are certain pieces that are programmed and broadcast far too often, indiscriminately (bums on seats/ratings), such as Mahler 1, 2 & 5, Shostakovich 5 & Violin Concerto 1, Bruch’s ‘Violin Concerto’ (as the first of his three such works is often reduced...
Sir Antonio Pappano records Puccini’s Turandot for Warner Classics – with Sondra Radvanovsky, Jonas Kaufmann, Ermonela Jaho and Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

Sir Antonio Pappano records Puccini’s Turandot for Warner Classics – with Sondra Radvanovsky, Jonas Kaufmann, Ermonela Jaho and Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

This tremendous Turandot is superbly conducted, played, sung, and recorded (well-judged balance, depth of perspective, clarity, unstinting impact). It also has a USP: the “first complete recording with the original Alfano ending” (Puccini died with the...