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Wed 27 Jul, 2016:
Rouse: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4; Odna Zhizn; Prospero's Rooms

Back in 1993, the American composer Christopher Rouse, a very significant talent in my view, famously composed a moving flute concerto dedicated to...

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Tue 02 Feb, 2016:
Nyman: War Work – Eight Songs with Film

Subtitled Eight Songs with Film, Michael Nyman’s darkly beautiful, emotionally searing song cycle War Work was premiered at London’s Barbican Hall...

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Fri 25 Dec, 2015:
Hindemith: The Long Christmas Dinner

Those remembering the extreme expressionism of Hindemith's early one-act operas (Sancta Susanna is particularly worth exploring) may find this late...

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Fri 11 Dec, 2015:
Haydn: The Creation

The resounding blend of American energy, British precision and sense of occasion makes this a Creation to savour. Haydn contributes, too, the sheer...

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Mon 23 Nov, 2015:
Joyce & Tony: Live at Wigmore Hall – Songs by Haydn, Rossini, Santoliquido, De Curts, Foster, Kern, Nelson, Dougherty, Moross, Bolcom, Villa-Lobos, Rodgers, Berlin and Arlen

That the first CD is hugely enjoyable, wonderful Haydn followed by 19th-century Italian songs, comes as no surprise. Having heard recordings of other...

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Wed 18 Nov, 2015:
Dohnányi: String Quartet No 3 in A minor, Op 33; Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F major (American); Bartók: String Quartet No 2

The Modigliani Quartet's latest Mirare offering brings impressively secure, red-blooded readings of three substantial masterworks. Composed in 1926,...

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Fri 13 Nov, 2015:
Bliss: Morning Heroes; Hymn to Apollo

Commissioned by the 1930 Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Bliss's Morning Heroes is a 55-minute symphony in five parts for orator, chorus and orchestra....

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Tue 03 Nov, 2015:
Coleridge-Taylor: Clarinet Quintet in F sharp minor, Op 10; Somervell: Clarinet Quintet in G major; Walthew: A short Quintet in E flat major

The expressive clarinet is the anchoring focus of these amiable British works. All three composers on this disc have obviously had Brahms’s famous...

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Wed 28 Oct, 2015:
Poulenc: Piano Concerto; Concerto in D minor for two pianos and orchestra; Aubade; Sonata for piano four hands; Élégie for two pianos; L'Embarquement pour Cythère

Louis Lortie proves a magnificently stylish and idiomatic champion of the deeply loveable Piano Concerto that Poulenc wrote in 1949 for an American...

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Fri 19 Jun, 2015:
Talbot: Path of Miracles

Former member of The Divine Comedy and musical collaborator with The League of Gentlemen among others, Joby Talbot is a prolific composer in many...

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Thu 30 Apr, 2015:
Uncharted – A Viola da Gamba Adventure

Have viola da gamba will travel. Not a bad motto for ever-so-slightly eccentric American gambist Gerald Trimble, who has embarked on an...

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