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Thu 26 Nov, 2015:
Mozart: Il rè pastore, K 208

With little staging, and possibly not performed in costume, this was known as a serenata and written in two acts for five characters when Mozart was...

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Mon 12 Oct, 2015:
Beethoven: Six String Quartets, Op 18

The Jerusalem Quartet raises the curtain on this excellent set of Beethoven’s Op 18 auspiciously with a gently smiling account of No 3’s opening...

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Mon 31 Aug, 2015:
Sonya Yoncheva: Paris, mon amour – Opera Arias by Massenet, Puccini, Gounod, Offenbach, Verdi, Messager and Lecocq

This is a pleasing recital, but I do have some reservations. To my ears, Sonya Yoncheva possesses a rather strident timbre, particularly in her upper...

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Tue 18 Aug, 2015:
Sempre libera – Opera Arias by Donizetti, Gounod, Bellini, Bizet, Delibes, Puccini, Meyerbeer, Offenbach, Messager and Verdi

This SACD is a joy for the beauty and versatility of Miah Persson’s voice and for its variety of arias. After the jocularity of the opening aria...

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Wed 06 May, 2015:
Bach: Sonatas for viola da gamba (cello) and harpsichord – in G major, BWV1027; in D major, BWV1028; in G minor, BWV1029; CPE Bach: Trio in G minor, Wq88

Two members of the Brook Street Band, Tatty Theo and Carolyn Gibley, here duet on the viola da gamba sonatas by Bach father and son. The twist here is...

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Thu 19 Mar, 2015:
Dvořák: Legends, Op 59; Symphony No 8 in G major, Op 88

José Serebrier's account of the 10 Legends (originally written for piano duet) is an idiomatic treat, brimful of flexibility, innocent wonder and...

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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 15 Sep, 2014:
Quantz: Sei Duetti, Op 2

Poor old Quantz: you have to feel a bit sorry for him, stuck at the Sans Souci palace for years on end churning out endless works for his enthusiastic...

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Fri 29 Aug, 2014:
Ailyn Pérez & Stephen Costello – Love Duets: Arias and songs by Massenet, Mascagni, Verdi, Donizetti, Gounod, Puccini, Bernstein, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Loesser and Wright & Forrest

Ailyn Pérez and Stephen Costello are a young, married couple who are fortunate enough to spend part of their working life together. This album of...

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Mon 25 Aug, 2014:
Keiser: Brockes-Passion

The Passion libretto by Hamburg resident Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680-1747) is best known in Handel’s setting (performed in the city in 1719),...

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Wed 20 Aug, 2014:
Vittorio Grigòlo – The Romantic Hero: Arias by Massenet, Gounod, Bizet, Meyerbeer, Halévy and Offenbach

This is a specially recorded, agreeably contrasted album of French arias allowing Vittorio Grigòlo to show how well he can portray different moods...

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Tue 19 Aug, 2014:
Handel: Duetti da Camera

Handel’s Chamber Duets were composed intermittently over many years, the earliest dating from his youthful Italian studies, others from his Hanover...

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Wed 30 Jul, 2014:
Cilea: L'Arlesiana

This beautiful recording is of a three-act opera which was originally a four-act disaster – Cilea revised it several times over forty years. It is a...

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Mon 28 Jul, 2014:
Caccini: L'Euridice

Rinaldo Alessandrini and his period-instrument Concerto Italiano have recorded a great deal of early baroque opera before, but Caccini’s...

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