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Wed 14 Jun, 2017:
Brahms: Die schöne Magelone, Op 33

Brahms’s 15 Romances from Ludwig Tieck’s ‘The Wondrous Love Story of the Beautiful Magelone and Count Peter of Provence’ make up a romantic...

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Mon 12 Jun, 2017:
Bach: St John Passion (Sung in English)

The first St John Passion in English in nearly half a century surpasses its venerable predecessor, Benjamin Britten’s 1971 Decca recording with...

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Wed 17 May, 2017:
Haydn: The Seasons

What, a 50-bar fugue on just six words “for thy bounty, thanks be given”? Placed at the end of section 6, it is but one example of canny mastery...

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Wed 10 May, 2017:
Elgar: The Spirit of England, Op 80; A Voice in the wilderness (Une voix dans le désert), Op 77; Grania and Diarmid, Op 42; Bax: In Memoriam

The Spirit of England dates from World War One. It’s of deeply-felt and rousing sentiments, stylistically retrospective in the first piece (‘The...

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Fri 28 Apr, 2017:
Joubert: Jane Eyre

Begun in 1987 and completed a decade later, John Joubert’s Jane Eyre received its belated professional premiere in a concert performance in...

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Tue 21 Feb, 2017:
Englund: Violin Concerto; Klami: Violin Concerto

Both violin concertos play for 28 minutes, and – following fellow-Finn Sibelius’s example – they are real discoveries. That by Einar Englund...

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Tue 13 Dec, 2016:
Mendelssohn: Elias, Op 70 (Elijah)

Although Mendelssohn took JS Bach’s influence very much to heart, performing Elijah with even a smidgen of period manners carries a warning sign....

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Wed 09 Nov, 2016:
David Matthews: Piano Quintet, Op 92; Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 57

The concise four-movement Piano Quintet (1995) by David Matthews includes a Tango and a Chaconne. It’s a most inviting work that opens in lyrical...

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Tue 08 Nov, 2016:
Stanford: Stabat Mater, Op 96; Song to the Soul, Op 97a; The Resurrection

Stanford aficionados and lovers of English choral music will want to add this attractive, warmly played, luminously sung recital to their collections....

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Fri 21 Oct, 2016:
Berkeley: Stabat Mater; Mass for five voices; Judica me; Michael Berkeley: Touch Light

Lennox Berkeley’s Stabat Mater (1947) was commissioned by Peter Pears for an English Opera Group tour, hence the modest forces of six singers and 12...

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Mon 03 Oct, 2016:
Rubbra: Tenebrae Nocturns, Op 72; Missa cantuariensis, Op 59; Five Motets, Op 37; Three Motets, Op 76

Best known for his towering cycle of 11 symphonies, Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986) also left us a substantial body of sublime choral music, some of the...

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Wed 31 Aug, 2016:
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite; Apollon musagète; Concerto in D for string orchestra

This new disc of three neoclassical masterpieces includes some of the finest small-orchestra sound I’ve heard on disc in several years –...

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