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Orchestral music

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Showcasing a Great Conductor's Skill

Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews a reissued recording of Arturo Toscanini conducting Berlioz--a composer not often associated with the maestro. Schwartz says the improved sound quality will help listeners better appreciate the performances.


The Beauty of Tchaikovsky's Symphonies.

Classical Music Critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews a 1960 recording of Tchaikovsky's last three symphonies, conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky and performed by the Leningrad Philharmonic.


New Recordings of Haydn.

Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews a new compact disc issue of Haydn performances with trumpet virtuoso Gerard Schwartz leading the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.


Music From the Soviet Union.

Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews a recording of the score for the ballet "The Lady With the Lap Dog" by the Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin. The ballet was performed at the recent Soviet-American Music Festival in Boston. Shchedrin was one of the Soviet organizers of the event.


Ravel Conducts Ravel

Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews a new album featuring a 1932 recording of the composer's Bolero, performed by the Orchestre des concerts Lamoureux, and helmed by Ravel himself


Orchestral Gems at Three Minutes Apiece

Leroy Anderson was classical composer who often used popular forms in his orchestral music. Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz says a new collection of Anderson's Americana-infused work reveals his charm and wit.

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