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Wed 28 Dec, 2016:
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater in F minor; Mancini: Sonata No 14 in G minor; Durante: Concerto grosso in F minor

Your liking or otherwise of this recording, taken from a live concert at Paris’s Théâtre des Champs-Élysées on 27 June 2016, will most likely...

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Mon 26 Dec, 2016:
Mahler (arr Schoenberg): Das Lied von der Erde; Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

This is a delectable and interesting pairing. The cover of the CD is a touch misleading, calling it 'Songs by Mahler'. In fact, we have his...

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Fri 23 Dec, 2016:
Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248 (Christmas Oratorio)

Hot on the heels of John Butt’s pleasingly pared-back (two voices per part) period-instrument offering of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the...

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Tue 20 Dec, 2016:
Chisholm: Simoon

Here’s a find. A 20th-century opera not performed since 1954 (in New York), never recorded and deserving of greater attention. Erik Chisholm’s...

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Thu 15 Dec, 2016:
Salieri: La scuola de' gelosi

The chief protagonists in this comic opera are a philandering Count and his sadly jealous Countess; and Blasio, a grain merchant, who is madly jealous...

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Tue 13 Dec, 2016:
Mendelssohn: Elias, Op 70 (Elijah)

Although Mendelssohn took JS Bach’s influence very much to heart, performing Elijah with even a smidgen of period manners carries a warning sign....

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Fri 09 Dec, 2016:
Jonas Kaufmann: Dolce Vita

The booklet will have you believe that Jonas Kaufmann’s latest recording will transport you to a sun-kissed Italian beach with a feel-good factor....

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Wed 07 Dec, 2016:
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 (New Concert Edition by Sir Andrew Davis)

HIP-sters be warned: here’s a Messiah to divide opinion. Andrew Davis’s 'new concert edition' springs out of the speakers with all the glossy pomp...

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Thu 01 Dec, 2016:
Wagner: Die Walküre

Jaap van Zweden’s second instalment in his Naxos Ring Cycle with the Hong Kong Philharmonic continues, as Evan Dickerson said of its predecessor,...

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Wed 30 Nov, 2016:
Stravinsky: Mass; Cantata; Ave Maria; Pater noster; Credo; Tres Sacrae Cantiones

Stravinsky intended his Mass as a work for choir with boy trebles, and the virtually unique selling point of this new recording is that trebles are...

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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 18 Nov, 2016:
Songs from Our Ancestors: Music by John Dowland, Ruan Ji, Benjamin Britten, Franz Schubert, Xu Changjun, Dominick Argento, Chen Yi, Stephen Goss and Anonymous

A first disc from London’s Globe Theatre offers a fine introduction for those outside the capital to the venue’s musical programme. Recorded in...

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Mon 14 Nov, 2016:
Pärt: Da pacem Domine; Triodion; Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen; Nunc dimittis; Dopo la vittoria; Virgencita; The Woman with the Alabaster Box; Tribute to Caesar

Perhaps the most magical episode here occurs 2:56 into the third ‘Ode’ from Triodion (1998), ‘O Holy Saint Nicholas, Pray unto God for Us’,...

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