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

Classical Ear delivers a new, professionally written classical CD review every weekday, along with sound clips and links to purchase. Available on your smartphone and computer via an iPhone app or any web browser, it's a smart and convenient way to discover and connect with a wide range of great music via great recordings, and help grow new lovers of classical music.

Thu 26 Nov, 2015:
Mozart: Il rè pastore, K 208

With little staging, and possibly not performed in costume, this was known as a serenata and written in two acts for five characters when Mozart was...

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Wed 25 Nov, 2015:
Grime: Night Songs; Virga; Into the faded air; Clarinet Concerto; A Cold Spring; Everyone Sang; Near Midnight

Helen Grime (b 1981) is revealed on this disc as a young composer of vivid imagination and an unerring instinct for attractive sound that is...

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Tue 24 Nov, 2015:
Magnard: Piano Trio in F minor, Op 18; Violin Sonata in G major, Op 13

Killed at the start of the First World War defending his home from German invaders, Paris-born Albéric Magnard (1865-1914) left a comparatively small...

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Mon 23 Nov, 2015:
Joyce & Tony: Live at Wigmore Hall – Songs by Haydn, Rossini, Santoliquido, De Curts, Foster, Kern, Nelson, Dougherty, Moross, Bolcom, Villa-Lobos, Rodgers, Berlin and Arlen

That the first CD is hugely enjoyable, wonderful Haydn followed by 19th-century Italian songs, comes as no surprise. Having heard recordings of other...

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Fri 20 Nov, 2015:
Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades)

It’s been a long wait since his 2007 Sony coupling of the First Piano Concerto and Fourth Symphony for Mariss Jansons to return to Tchaikovsky on...

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