Christopher Breunig

Christopher Breunig  |  Apr 07, 2020  |  0 comments
This month we review: Prokofiev/Rachmaninov, Falla, Prism I, and R Strauss.
Christopher Breunig  |  Mar 25, 2020  |  0 comments
This month we review: Korngold, Beethoven/Sibelius, Debussy/Duruflé and Tchaikovsky.
Christopher Breunig  |  Mar 19, 2020  |  0 comments
Composed when he was influenced by the Knaben Wunderhorn collected folk poems it stands unique in form and aspiration. Christopher Breunig offers an introduction

As this issue of HFN is likely to reach you during the festive period, why not a piece that starts with sleigh-bells? No, not Leroy Anderson, but Mahler's fourth symphony, written in 1899-1900, and first performed in Munich in November 1901. The UK premiere came just a few years later in a 1905 Prom concert with Sir Henry Wood.

Christopher Breunig  |  Feb 21, 2020  |  0 comments
This month we review: Handel, Brahms, Elgar/Holst and Saint-Saens.
Christopher Breunig  |  Feb 04, 2020  |  0 comments
A tireless American virtuoso, he began his Decca discography as the 78rpm era ended. Now it's all boxed together at a bargain price. Christopher Breunig takes a listen

Exasperated by the pianist's fussiness over phrasing, when recording Brahms's D-minor Concerto with the LSO in 1962, George Szell conducting [HFN Aug '18] told him to 'just play the f***ing notes'.

Christopher Breunig  |  Jan 15, 2020  |  0 comments
This month we review: Mahler, Berlioz, Mozart and Schubert/Schumann.
Christopher Breunig  |  Jan 03, 2020  |  0 comments
A modest musician, he made a huge contribution to classical music broadcasting while his repertoire, says Christopher Breunig, was far wider than most remember it

You might think of Sir Adrian Boult as an elderly, conservative and very English gentleman with a repertoire mostly comprising English music. But download the 170-page discography by Philip Stuart [] and a very different picture emerges.

Christopher Breunig  |  Dec 23, 2019  |  0 comments
This month we review: Beethoven, Bruckner/Wagner, Mozart and Rachmaninov.
Christopher Breunig  |  Dec 06, 2019  |  0 comments
The First had an immediate world acclaim not mirrored after the Second was premiered. Only recently did non-UK recordings appear, says Christopher Breunig

We have to admit that, at present at any rate, Elgar does not travel,' noted the much respected Gramophone reviewer Trevor Harvey, in 1964. He was writing about one of Sir Adrian Boult's less well known recordings of the Symphony No 2, made with the Scottish National Orchestra and issued on the Waverley label.

Christopher Breunig  |  Nov 20, 2019  |  0 comments
This month we review: Sibelius, Elgar, Mendelssohn and R Strauss.