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Wed 25 Nov, 2015:
Grime: Night Songs; Virga; Into the faded air; Clarinet Concerto; A Cold Spring; Everyone Sang; Near Midnight

Helen Grime (b 1981) is revealed on this disc as a young composer of vivid imagination and an unerring instinct for attractive sound that is...

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Fri 28 Aug, 2015:
Amores Pasados – Lute Songs and Transcriptions by Lope de Vega, John Paul Jones, Bécquier, Fletcher, Warlock, Campion, Picforth, Tony Banks, Moeran and Sting

For anyone unacquainted with the eclectic solo career of ex-Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones it might come as a surprise to hear his “Amores...

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Wed 26 Aug, 2015:
Anoushka Shankar – Home

Tracing its lineage back to Vedic scriptures dating from around 1,500BC, India’s classical music is considerably older than Western art music (still...

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Wed 19 Aug, 2015:
Praetorius – Choral settings from the Biblical 'Song of Songs' by Hieronymus, Jacob and Michael Praetorius

Not one but three Praetoriuses (Praetorii?) for the asking price here: Hieronymus and son Jacob, the latter an almost exact contemporary of Heinrich...

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Wed 05 Aug, 2015:
Vinci: Catone in Utica

For sheer exotica, Leonardo Vinci’s Catone in Utica, with its four castrato leads – substituted by countertenors in its first appearance on disc...

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Thu 02 Jul, 2015:
Barry: The Importance of Being Earnest

Since its first outing in London’s Barbican Hall in 2012, Gerald Barry’s deliciously ripe and riotous re-telling of The Importance of Being...

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Fri 03 Apr, 2015:
UK DK – Works for recorder and harpsichord by Arnold, Borup-Jørgensen, Britten, Christiansen, Holmboe, Jacob and Kidane

What at first glance seems like an unlikely pairing with which to play contemporary music turns out to provide a wealth of interesting new sonorities...

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Thu 12 Mar, 2015:
Mozart: Sonata in D major for two pianos, K448; Schubert: Variations on an Original Theme, D813; Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (version for piano duet)

In October 2014, two contemporary titans, Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich (natives both of Buenos Aires), shared a recital stage for the first...

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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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Mon 01 Dec, 2014:
Dances – Piano Works by Bach, Chopin, Scriabin, Granados, Schulz-Evler, Albéniz & Gould

This highly engaging recital takes you on a whirlwind tour of dance-inspired music from Bach to Morton Gould via Chopin, Scriabin, Granados, Albéniz...

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Tue 04 Nov, 2014:
Ergodos Musicians: Songs

Further evidence of something remarkable happening in Dublin, is this latest offering from the ever-enterprising Ergodos Musicians. The sense of...

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Fri 24 Oct, 2014:
Haydn: Piano Sonata No 62 in E flat major, Hob XVI:52; Beethoven: Bagatelles, Op 119; Schubert: Piano Sonata No 21 in B flat major, D960

Gilbert Kalish, often heard and recorded in America as a performer of contemporary music, both as soloist and in chamber music, here shows his...

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Thu 23 Oct, 2014:
Nicola Benedetti – Homecoming: A Scottish Fantasy

The Scots might have voted against independence in the recent referendum, but this recording gets an enthusiastic “Yes” from me with its rare...

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Fri 26 Sep, 2014:
Deane: Noctuary

Raymond Deane’s Noctuary is an elegant, erudite, occasionally enigmatic, often exciting re-imagining of the nocturne. Inspired by the vividly alive...

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