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Everyone loves classical music; they just haven't heard the right recordings yet.

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Fri 26 Aug, 2016:
Come all ye songsters

Recorded live in March 2015 with atmospheric sound quality, this recital is largely devoted to Henry Purcell and the Gresham Manuscript, which he...

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Thu 25 Aug, 2016:
Prokofiev: Symphony No 6 in E flat minor, Op 111; Waltz Suite, Op 110

We have reached the penultimate instalment in Marin Alsop's Prokofiev symphony cycle for Naxos. Drawing some notably spruce playing from her eager...

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Wed 24 Aug, 2016:
Music at the Habsburg Court: Concertos and Sonatas by Vivaldi, Ragazzi, Umstatt and Timmer

Vivaldi is the poster-boy here, with his A minor violin concerto from the Op 9, La Cetra, vibrantly performed by violinist and conductor Andrés...

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Tue 23 Aug, 2016:
Decades: A Century of Song, Volume 1 (1810-1820)

The key issue here is one of national balance. German repertoire from Schubert, Beethoven and Weber greatly dominates this opening volume of Malcolm...

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Mon 22 Aug, 2016:
Stravinsky: Petrushka; Debussy: La boîte à joujoux

The beauty of Ludovic Morlot’s Petrushka (1947 version) is its rhythmic precision, though by saying that I don’t mean to infer the common vice of...

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