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Fri 21 Oct, 2016:
Berkeley: Stabat Mater; Mass for five voices; Judica me; Michael Berkeley: Touch Light

Lennox Berkeley’s Stabat Mater (1947) was commissioned by Peter Pears for an English Opera Group tour, hence the modest forces of six singers and 12...

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Thu 20 Oct, 2016:
Shostakovich: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti, Op 145a; Schoenberg: Kol Nidrei, Op 39

The first time I heard the orchestral version of Shostakovich’s Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti was on a 1970s BBC Radio 3 broadcast by...

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Wed 19 Oct, 2016:
Dett: The Ordering of Moses

Captured live at a Carnegie Hall performance in 2014, this first recording of The Ordering of Moses, a ‘Biblical Folk Scene’ by Ontario-born R...

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Tue 18 Oct, 2016:
Wine Dark Sea – Dan Welcher: Spumante; Donald Grantham: J'ai été au bal; Frank Ticheli: Concerto for Clarinet; John Mackey: Wine Dark Sea (Symphony for Band)

Seventy minutes of wind-band music includes the album’s title piece, Wine-Dark Sea (the hyphen appears only within the booklet) by John Mackey, a...

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Mon 17 Oct, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor Op 50; Rachmaninov: Trios élégiaques – No 1 in G minor (1892); No 2 in D minor, Op 9

The Tchaikovsky Piano Trio receives a bold and forthright reading here from Trio Soloisti. Gestures and phrases are emphatic and clearly defined....

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