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Thu 07 Jul, 2016:
Rachmaninov: Etudes-tableaux, Op 39; Moments musicaux, Op 16

Rachmaninov’s two sets of Études-tableaux contain some of his greatest and most vivid writing for solo piano. The nine pieces that make up the opus...

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Fri 17 Jun, 2016:
Glazunov: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op 82; Khachaturian: Violin Concerto in D minor; Kabalevsky: Overture – Colas Breugnon, Op 24

You don’t expect an overture on a disc of violin concertos, but Kabalevsky’s lively and colourful one for Colas Breugnon is very welcome (if...

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Fri 10 Jun, 2016:
Abrahamsen: Works for Wind Quintet

The Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen (born 1952) is a master of exquisitely composed music that says much through brevity and refinement. He also...

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Wed 08 Jun, 2016:
Dawn to Dust – Augusta Read Thomas: EOS (Goddess of the Dawn); Nico Muhly: Control (Five Landscapes for Orchestra); Andrew Norman: Switch

One thing is certain, that the Utah Symphony and music director Thierry Fischer are going places. This superbly recorded anthology reports a...

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Thu 02 Jun, 2016:
Burgess: Mr W.S. – Ballet Suite for Orchestra; Marche pour une révolution 1789-1989; Mr Burgess's Almanack

What to make of author Anthony Burgess’s music – he who wrote A Clockwork Orange, which Kubrick filmed? Well, it’s rather good: horses will not...

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Wed 25 May, 2016:
Scarlatti: 18 Sonatas

I wouldn’t claim to have heard each one of Domenico Scarlatti’s 555 Keyboard Sonatas (but I’d like to), for those many I do know are each the...

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Thu 12 May, 2016:
Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances; The Birds

A far cry from the extravagances of his Roman Triptych (Fountains, Pines and Festivals), Ottorino Respighi’s three sets of Ancient Airs and Dances...

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Tue 03 May, 2016:
Weiner: Csongor and Tünde, Op 10; Ballad, Op 28

The music of Leó Weiner (1885-1960), an eminent and long-serving teacher at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, should delight listeners who treasure...

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Thu 21 Apr, 2016:
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (Complete Ballet); Valses nobles et sentimentales

I have been impressed with the two previous volumes of Stéphane Denève’s Ravel. This latest is mostly as good. I'd have preferred the Valses...

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Fri 15 Apr, 2016:
Bruckner: Symphony No 5 in B flat major (ed Nowak)

Maybe Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony is the epitome of the ‘cathedral of sound’ epithet that often haunts his music. The London church that this...

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Mon 11 Apr, 2016:
Janáček: Mládi; Martinů: Sextet for piano and wind instruments; Veress: Sonatina for oboe, clarinet and bassoon; Poulenc: Sextet

The word “Woodwinds” shines silvery from the cover, a cue to this disc’s contents from members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra....

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Mon 04 Apr, 2016:
Inspired by Mozart – Works for cello and piano by Beethoven, Mozart and Franz Xaver Mozart

Julius Berger is exploring connections between Mozart and Beethoven, nowhere more so than in two sets of Variations by the latter, both inspired by...

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Thu 24 Mar, 2016:
Mendelssohn: Piano Trios – No 1 in D minor, Op 49; No 2 in C minor, Op 66

Mendelssohn’s two piano trios are high-points of 19th-century chamber music. Each is a gem, stock-full of captivating ideas, and concisely laid out;...

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Wed 16 Mar, 2016:
Dutilleux: Tout un monde lointain (Cello Concerto); Trois Strophes sur le nom de Sacher; Debussy: Cello Sonata

Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013) had a long life but his catalogue of compositions is relatively small, the result of his fastidious approach to composing....

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