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Mon 27 Jun, 2016:
Live from Buenos Aires – Schumann: 6 Studies in Canon Form, Op 56; Debussy: En blanc et noir; Bartók: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim’s return to their native Buenos Aires in July 2015, from which this recording is taken, was much-hyped, and the...

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Tue 21 Jun, 2016:
Songs to the Moon

This first recording from The Myrthen Ensemble is a 2-CD presentation of solo and group art songs inspired by the moon. The group was formed by...

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Thu 09 Jun, 2016:
Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor; Debussy: String Quartet in G minor

Composed in 1879, César Franck's smoulderingly intense and ambitiously plotted Piano Quintet requires considerable discernment of expression and a...

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Tue 26 Apr, 2016:
Elgar: Violin Sonata in E minor, Op 82; Debussy: Violin Sonata in G minor; Respighi: Violin Sonata in B minor; Sibelius: Berceuse, Op 79 No 6

At one level, this disc of violin sonatas by Debussy, Elgar and Respighi (not to mention the little encore work by Sibelius) gives us some idea about...

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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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Fri 05 Feb, 2016:
Schumann: Liederkreis, Op 39; Frauenliebe und -Leben, Op 42; Berg: Sieben frühe Lieder (Seven Early Songs)

One is unlikely to find a more beautiful Lieder recital this year than this fine collection, including two of Schumann’s most beloved cycles, the 12...

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Thu 13 Aug, 2015:
France-Espagne – Chabrier: España; Massenet: Le Cid (Ballet Music); Ravel: Alborada del gracioso; Debussy: Images (Ibéria)

Here's yet another winner from François-Xavier Roth and his classy period-instrument band in repertoire that celebrates French music's long-standing...

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Thu 30 Jul, 2015:
Bartók: Two Pictures, Op 10 (arr Kocsis); Debussy: Jeux (arr Bavouzet); Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (arranged by the composer for piano four hands)

The best musical transcriptions, like effective translations of literature, approximate brand new works. Such is the case here and given superlative...

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Thu 23 Jul, 2015:
Debussy: Études; Prokofiev: Études, Op 2; Bartók: Études, Op 18

The wonder of this very varied programme is that in Garrick Ohlsson’s hands these 19 Etudes shed their functional aspect (or seem to) and instead...

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Mon 15 Jun, 2015:
Scriabin: Vers la flamme, Op 72, and other solo piano works

Of the 44 miniatures featured on this centenary tribute, the longest is not quite six minutes in length, the shortest a mere 27 seconds, and by far...

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Fri 17 Apr, 2015:
Invitation au voyage – Mélodies françaises by Duparc, Jacques de La Presle, Debussy, Lili Boulanger and Hahn

Shamefully, mezzo-soprano Stéphanie d’Oustrac was a voice new to me, but on the strength of this sumptuously delivered recital of French mélodies,...

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