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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.

Tue 04 Aug, 2015:
Orfeo[s] – Italian & French Cantatas by Pergolesi, Alessandro Scarlatti, Clerambeault and Rameau

Korean soprano Sunhae Im, backed by the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, essays four versions of the Orpheus story from the Italian and French Baroque...

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Fri 31 Jul, 2015:
Bach: Partitas Nos 1-6, BWV825-830

Igor Levit's account of this music is completely persuasive; an impressive achievement by this comparatively young pianist. In essence, his...

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Thu 30 Jul, 2015:
Bartók: Two Pictures, Op 10 (arr Kocsis); Debussy: Jeux (arr Bavouzet); Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (arranged by the composer for piano four hands)

The best musical transcriptions, like effective translations of literature, approximate brand new works. Such is the case here and given superlative...

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Wed 29 Jul, 2015:
Hartmann: Concerto funebre; Weinberg: Concertino, Op 42; Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes, Op 47 No 3; Shostakovich: Unfinished Sonata for violin and piano (1945)

In recent years Linus Roth and the good folk at Challenge Classics have been on something of a crusade for the music of Mieczysław Weinberg...

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