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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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Tue 03 Nov, 2015:
Coleridge-Taylor: Clarinet Quintet in F sharp minor, Op 10; Somervell: Clarinet Quintet in G major; Walthew: A short Quintet in E flat major

The expressive clarinet is the anchoring focus of these amiable British works. All three composers on this disc have obviously had Brahms’s famous...

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Thu 27 Aug, 2015:
Jongen: Violin Concerto in B minor, Op 17; Adagio symphonique in B major, Op 20; Fantasia in E major, Op 12; Lazzari: Rapsodie in E minor

All the works on this disc are amiable pieces, finely crafted, and the performances are first-rate. Joseph Jongen (1873-1953), a Belgian, is best...

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Thu 20 Aug, 2015:
Albéniz: Piano Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 78 (Concierto fantástico); Rapsodia española, Op 80; Granados: Concerto in C minor (Patético)

Albéniz’s only completed full-length piano concerto, orchestrated in part by his friend the zarzuela composer Tomás Bretón, and his one-movement...

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Thu 19 Feb, 2015:
Schumann: Mein schöner Stern! – Songs on poems by Heine, Kerner, and Rückert

Thomas Bauer has a mellow voice and excellent control, and a fine understanding of Schumann’s style; some listeners may compare his sound to...

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Thu 12 Feb, 2015:
Chaminade: The Flatterer – Piano Music of Cécile Chaminade

A century ago, when there was an upright piano in every middle-class home, everyone played La lisonjera ('The Flatterer') by Cécile Chaminade...

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Wed 04 Feb, 2015:
Schubert: Piano Transcriptions by Liszt, Prokofiev, Busoni and Godowsky

Antti Siirala, a pianist from Finland, made this recording at the age of 21, but its remarkable clarity of sound and technique sounds like that of a...

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Thu 29 Jan, 2015:
Debussy: Images – Books 1 and 2; Préludes – Book 2

These works are all from Debussy’s maturity, from the period of La mer until just before the Great War. This is the first time I’ve heard...

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Mon 22 Dec, 2014:
Carter: String Quartets – No 1 (1951); No 2 (1959); No 3 (1971); No 4 (1986); No 5 (1995)

Elliott Carter’s five quartets include some of the grittiest music ever written for string quartet, and some of the most expressive as well,...

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Thu 30 Oct, 2014:
Busoni: Late Piano Works

Next only to Liszt, Busoni has been called the greatest pianist of all time. Born in Italy, he played all over Europe, but made his career chiefly in...

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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 28 Aug, 2014:
Perle: Eight Pieces (1938-1997)

George Perle, who died five years ago at age 93, is honored by these excellent performances, which include the majority of his works for piano,...

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