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Epic Music Monday: Audiomachine - Atragon

I love epic music! For me it is a perfect combination of the classic orchestral scoring, chorales and electronica music that I have enjoyed for decades.

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Listening of the Week: Bernard Haitink's Beethoven Symphony Cycle with the Royal Concertgebouw

Bernard Haitink’s Beethoven symphony cycle with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is solid, precise, but can feel a little “gentle” at times.

This set of Beethoven cycle contains all 9 symphonies, plus the “Egmont” Overture Op.84. 160 more words


Under the Surface at the Proms - Delius and Nielsen

Prom 7, 22 July 2015 – BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis at the Royal Albert Hall

Delius’ garden in Grez-Sur-Loing, France Picture part of a collection at the… 391 more words

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Current Listening: Beautiful Vasks Symphony and Violin Concerto from Storgårds and more

This release by Ondine couples two large works by Pēteris Vasks: the Symphony No.2 and Violin Concerto “Distant Light”. Both works feature John Storgårds; he conducts the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra in the Symphony, and is the soloist in the Violin Concerto accompanied by Juha Kangas conducting the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra. 165 more words


Penka Kouneva Releases "The Woman Astronaut" - Behind the Scenes

As a huge fan of Penka’s previous orchestral album A Warriors Odyssey, I was so excited to hear that she has a new orchestral album out. 88 more words

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Current Listening: Excellent Mendelssohn and Very Good Shostakovich from Hilary Hahn

Here’s another Hilary Hahn recording that I’m writing about. Recorded in 2002, this album features the E-minor Mendelssohn Violin Concerto and the A-minor Shostakovich Violin Concerto, played by the awesome Hilary Hahn and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. 144 more words