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Tue 19 Sep, 2017:
Echoes of Land & Sea: Piano music by Britten, Stevenson, Ireland, Roderick Williams, Leighton and Holst

There are gems aplenty in this sensitively played and wholly absorbing survey of British piano music. Maria Marchant brings both power and delicacy to...

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Wed 13 Sep, 2017:
Brahms: Piano Sonata No 3 in F minor, Op 5; 12 Piano Pieces from Opp 39, 76 and 116-119

The beauty of Nelson Freire’s approach to Brahms, aside from its musical finesse and virtuosity, is in the way it marks a contrast between the...

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Mon 11 Sep, 2017:
Hindemith: Ludus Tonalis; Weisgall: Piano Sonata

Pianophiles will need no recommendation to investigate these rich, resonant and robust performances by Martin Perry of Hugo Weisgall’s Piano Sonata...

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Fri 18 Aug, 2017:
Bernstein: Complete Solo Works for Piano

Here’s something to whet the appetite for 2018’s Bernstein centenary celebrations – a first recording of the complete solo piano works more...

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Fri 11 Aug, 2017:
Dreams & Fancies – English music for solo guitar

Dreams & Fancies, the solo debut on disc by young Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe, announces an exciting new talent. At its heart are a trio of lute...

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Mon 07 Aug, 2017:
Mali in Oak

Recorded live in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London during a series of concerts curated by guitarist John...

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Wed 02 Aug, 2017:
Roger Doyle: Homemade Ivory Dreams

Homemade Ivory Dreams is a collection of pieces “that snuck out” while Roger Doyle was working on other projects. Which is not to suggest this is...

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Thu 27 Jul, 2017:
Sterndale Bennett: Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 13; Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Op 13 (First version)

Rich in tone and possessing an enviably secure technique, the London-based Japanese pianist Hiroaki Takenouchi lends enormously persuasive advocacy to...

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Tue 11 Jul, 2017:
Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op 37b; Sonata No 2 in G minor, Op 37 (Grand Sonata)

My youthful entry point into Tchaikovsky’s ‘Grand Sonata’ was Sviatoslav Richter’s mono Melodiya recording, which to be truthful is, for all...

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Wed 05 Jul, 2017:
Impromptu – Piano Pieces by Beethoven, Chopin, Dvořák, Gershwin, Ives, Liszt and Schubert

Great programme planning here, the sort that as a radio presenter I would have counted as a feather in my cap. Impromptus of sundry kinds provide Shai...

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Fri 26 May, 2017:
Simon O’Connor: What is living and what is dead

You won’t hear anything of Dubliner Simon O’Connor’s punk-band past in this plaintive and brittle, playful and beautiful, ruminative and rich,...

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Fri 05 May, 2017:
Great American Sonatas – Bernstein: Piano Sonata; Copland: Piano Sonata; Harrison: Piano Sonata No 3, Largo Ostinato; Ives: Three-Page Sonata, The Celestial Railroad

If the sonata represents the piano repertoire’s proverbial Everest, Nathan Williamson’s intelligently vivid recital suggests there is more than...

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Mon 24 Apr, 2017:
Brahms: Ballades, Op 10; Fantasies, Op 116; Theme and Variations, Op 18b

This Brahms anthology from the 30-year-old Russian virtuoso Denis Kozhukhin launches most propitiously with a memorably intuitive account of the Theme...

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