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Wed 09 Nov, 2016:
David Matthews: Piano Quintet, Op 92; Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 57

The concise four-movement Piano Quintet (1995) by David Matthews includes a Tango and a Chaconne. It’s a most inviting work that opens in lyrical...

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Tue 18 Oct, 2016:
Wine Dark Sea – Dan Welcher: Spumante; Donald Grantham: J'ai été au bal; Frank Ticheli: Concerto for Clarinet; John Mackey: Wine Dark Sea (Symphony for Band)

Seventy minutes of wind-band music includes the album’s title piece, Wine-Dark Sea (the hyphen appears only within the booklet) by John Mackey, a...

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Tue 23 Aug, 2016:
Decades: A Century of Song, Volume 1 (1810-1820)

The key issue here is one of national balance. German repertoire from Schubert, Beethoven and Weber greatly dominates this opening volume of Malcolm...

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Thu 04 Aug, 2016:
Mahler: Symphony No 1 in D major; Blumine

The opening of this Mahler 1 fades in without ambience, with a suspicion of over-processing, and the distant trumpets come across as artificial. Given...

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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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