Greg Keane

Recent articles by Greg Keane

Shostakovich: Symphonies No. 1 & 15 (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra/Wigglesworth)

Shostakovich's symphonic alpha and omega from BIS

Beethoven: String Quartets arranged for String Orchestra (Camerata Nordica

If you're comfortable with the concept there's much to enjoy

Britten, Shostakovich: Violin Concertos (Ehnes, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Karabits)

Violin concertos by a pair of 20th-century friends and soulmates

Bach, Beethoven, Brahms: Richard Tognetti (Australian Chamber Orchestra)

Nice playing, if only we got to hear the full monty

Mahler: Symphony No 6 (Bamburg Symphony Orchestra/Nott)

Nott completes a distinguished Mahler cycle in 'tragic' style

Prokofiev: Piano Works (Woodward)

Woodward probes Prokofiev's highly pungent piano music

Mendelssohn: Symphony No 3 and No 4 (Brüggen)

Rain, mist and sunny breaks in Brüggen's Mendelssohn.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 8 (Gergiev)

The Mariinsky put Shostakovich's Eighth firmly where it belongs.

Mendelssohn: Symphony Nos 3 and 4 (Orchestra of the 18th Century)

Rain, mist and sunny breaks in Brüggen's Mendelssohn.

Prokofiev, Stravinsky: Violin Concertos (Kopatchinskaja)

Two snapshots of the 20th-century violin captured in perfect contrast.

Beethoven: Symphony No 9 (Australian World Orchestra)

Australian musicians abroad make Beethoven's world their oyster.

Prokofiev: Complete Works for Violin (Ehnes, Moretti, Armstrong)

Canadian chutzpah captures Russian ambiguity and angst.

Live review: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Sydney)

Mariss Jansons put an orchestral Rolls Royce through its paces at the Sydney Opera House.

Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel (Berlin Philharmonic)

The Dude tiptoes gently around Karajan’s old stamping ground.

Bartók: Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2 (Faust)

The cover may be black and white but Faust offers technicolour Bartók.

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (Berlin Philharmonic)

Rattle trumps his own previous best with a Rite to remember.

Schubert: Music for violin and piano (Ibragimova, Tiberghien)

Ibragimova’s class act demands a re-evaluation of Schubert for violin.

Lutosławski: Symphony No 1, Dance Preludes (BBCSO)

Lutosławski lightens up at the end of Gardner’s masterful traversal.

Berlioz: Cleopâtre, Romeo & Juliet (Karin Cargill, SCO)

Cargill’s Cleopâtre gives even Dame Janet a run for her money.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 8 (LPO)

Rozhdestvensky guides the LPO over a dark, frozen landscape.
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