SWR Classics

Classical CD Reviews: Theodore Kuchar Collected Recordings, Eduard Strauss Centennial Edition vol. 2, and Railroad Rhythms

May 21, 2019
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Railroad Rhythms is one of the year’s delights: unexpected, well played, and thoroughly charming. Theodore Kuchar is a conductor who seems to know precious few limitations; Eduard Strauss, despite his champions, turns out to have been a competent writer of music for the day.

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Year-end CD Round-up, Part 1: Rosanne Philippens’ Prokofiev, Dover Quartet’s “Voices of Defiance,” Longleash’s “Passage,” Michael Gielen Edition Vol. 4, and Barbara Hannigan’s “Crazy Girl Crazy”

December 18, 2017
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Reviews of performances that are energetic, immediate, muscular, and simply breathtaking.

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