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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.

Mon 28 Nov, 2016:
Mozart: Don Giovanni, K 527

These CDs are beautifully presented in a hard-cover book, which includes the libretto and a discussion with conductor Teodor Currentzis. Although I...

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Fri 25 Nov, 2016:
Stanford: String Quartets – No 5 in B flat major, Op 104 (In Memoriam Joseph Joachim); No 8 in E minor, Op 167; Joachim: Romance for violin and piano, Op 2 No 1

Amazing to think that music of such palpable quality has suffered neglect for so long. The Fifth of Stanford's eight string quartets strikes me as a...

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Thu 24 Nov, 2016:
Prokofiev: Piano Concertos – No 1 in D flat major Op 10; No 3 in C major, Op 26; No 4 in B flat major, Op 55

Under Hannu Lintu’s direction the Third Concerto’s Andante opening, with its intertwining clarinets and answering strings, is as balmy as anyone...

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Wed 23 Nov, 2016:
Bruckner: Symphonies Nos 1-9

Volume 2 in SWR Music's exceedingly welcome and comprehensive Michael Gielen Edition is devoted to a composite cycle of Bruckner symphonies made up of...

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Tue 22 Nov, 2016:
Friedman: Piano Quintet in C minor; Różyicki: Piano Quintet in C minor, Op 35

Polish piano quintets in C minor are becoming a niche interest for Jonathan Plowright and the Szymanowski Quartet on Hyperion. They follow up their...

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