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Wed 30 Sep, 2015:
Handel in Italy, Volume 1

Now here’s a welcome change if, like me, you’re getting a bit weary of all those recitals trying just a bit too hard at mixing genres and periods....

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Tue 01 Sep, 2015:
Pott: Sonata for Viola and Piano (Tooryn Vannin – The Towers of Man); Einzige Tage

These two substantial pieces by Francis Pott (b 1957) include his impressive 30-minute Sonata for Viola and Piano (2013), inspired by architecture and...

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Fri 22 May, 2015:
The Virtuoso Organist – Tudor and Jacobean Masterworks by Byrd, Bull, Tallis, Tomkins, Blitheman and Gibbons

This excellent release features the new Taylor and Boody chamber organ of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge in an intelligently presented recital by...

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Tue 14 Apr, 2015:
And the Bridge is Love: English Music for Strings – Works by Howard Goodall, Elgar, William Lloyd Webber, Vaughan Williams, Delius, Walton and Ireland

This is an appealing mix of the familiar and rare, of the substantial and slender, all most expertly and tenderly played by the English Chamber...

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Mon 09 Mar, 2015:
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major; Philip Lasser: The Circle and the Child – Concerto for Piano and Orchestra; Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Having just enjoyed a BBC Radio 3 survey of available recordings of Ravel’s G major Concerto, I wondered how Simone Dinnerstein’s version might...

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Tue 24 Feb, 2015:
Howells: Stabat Mater; Te Deum; Sine nomine

Completed in 1965, Herbert Howells's Stabat Mater is a large-scale utterance of enormous strength of feeling, piercing beauty and radiant polyphonic...

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Mon 08 Dec, 2014:
Bach: Trio Sonatas, BWV 525-530

These sonatas are not just compositional wonders, but also very difficult to perform; each line must be both independent of, and in balance with, its...

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Wed 16 Apr, 2014:
Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D major; Prokofiev: No 2 in G minor, Op 63

It didn't suit Stravinsky's compositional needs to include a cadenza in this, his only Violin Concerto, but Patricia Kopatchinskaja has included her...

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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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Wed 25 Dec, 2013:
Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248

Although written to be performed on separate days between Christmas and Epiphany, the individual cantatas that make up Bach’s Christmas Oratorio are...

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