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Mon 15 Jun, 2015:
Scriabin: Vers la flamme, Op 72, and other solo piano works

Of the 44 miniatures featured on this centenary tribute, the longest is not quite six minutes in length, the shortest a mere 27 seconds, and by far...

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Wed 10 Jun, 2015:
Grieg: 27 Lyric Pieces

Stephen Hough has come up with yet another winner of a disc, a generous selection from Grieg's ten volumes of Lyric Pieces that irresistibly calls to...

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Wed 20 May, 2015:
Sibelius: Symphonies – No 2 in D major, Op 43; No 7 in C major, Op 105

Composers' reputations come and go, like fashions; it's a pity that some listeners can thus be deprived. Sibelius's 150th anniversary this year (along...

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Thu 30 Oct, 2014:
Busoni: Late Piano Works

Next only to Liszt, Busoni has been called the greatest pianist of all time. Born in Italy, he played all over Europe, but made his career chiefly in...

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Wed 01 Oct, 2014:
Shostakovich: Six Romances on Verses by Raleigh, Burns and Shakespeare, Op 62a; Annie Laurie, Scottish Ballad (orch Shostakovich); Suite on Poems by Michelangelo, Op 145a

Shostakovich’s Six Romances (1943) – to verse by Raleigh, Burns and Shakespeare – is a revelation, here in the composer’s thought-lost...

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Thu 18 Sep, 2014:
Schumann: Symphonies – No 1 in B flat major, Op 38 (Spring); No 2 in C major, Op 61; No 3 in E flat major, Op 97 (Rhenish); No 4 in D minor, Op 120

There are occasions here where individuality borders on affectation. Near the beginning of the finale of the Spring Symphony, the scurrying first...

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Tue 05 Aug, 2014:
Shostakovich: Symphonies – No 4 in C minor, Op 43; No 5 in D minor, Op 47; No 6 in B minor, Op 54

Valery Gergiev is much criticised these days for the uneven quality of his interpretations. But his record with Shostakovich is long and consistently...

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Fri 30 May, 2014:
Moeran: Overture for a Masque; In the Mountain Country; Rhapsodies – No 1 in F major; No 2 in E major; No 3 in F sharp major for piano and orchestra

Brand new recordings of such immensely appealing repertoire are always welcome, and these zestful, scrupulously prepared performances from the Ulster...

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Wed 19 Feb, 2014:
Britten: Saint Nicolas, Op 42; Hymn to St Cecilia, Op 27; Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30

Here's to a little Cantabrigian rivalry! Rejoice in the Lamb, a well-crafted 1943 setting of Christopher Smart’s idiosyncratic poem, is far better...

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Mon 17 Feb, 2014:
Esposito: Violin Sonatas – in G major, Op 32; in E minor, Op 46; in A major, Op 67; Cello Sonata, Op 43

Although Italian Michele Esposito (1855-1929) remains a revered name in Ireland, where he spent more than 40 years teaching at the Royal Irish Academy...

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Fri 13 Dec, 2013:
Shostakovich: Symphony No 4 in C minor, Op 43

The place of this controversial symphony in Shostakovich's life is well-known; it was withdrawn from performance by the composer in 1936, following...

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Thu 24 Oct, 2013:
Shostakovich: Orango (Prologue); Symphony No 4 in C minor, Op 43

The primary attraction of this disc is the recently discovered 'Prologue' from Shostakovich's unfinished opera Orango (1932) – for aficionados and...

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