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London Symphony Orchestra (Hickox) – ‘Vaughan Williams: Symphonies No.6 and No.8, Nocturne’ An SACD review by Mark Jordan

The tide has turned, and Vaughan Williams is riding the wave. Where all the mid-twentieth century experimenters once seemed so daring, and the stubborn Vaughan Williams and his modal chords seemed a relic of the past, now a huge portion of the dry leaves of academic serialism and kook-level avant-gardism have withered and fallen off the trees. read more…

Chorus and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin (Thielemann) – ‘Orff: Carmina Burana’ A DVD-Audio review by Mark Jordan

Debauchery. Sex. Gambling. Drunkenness. Aimless wanderings by overeducated, underemployed young people in a society that scorns them. Sound familiar? Well, it shouldn’t, because I’m talking about Europe in the late 1200’s. read more…

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