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Fri 04 Dec, 2015:
Four Hands – Brahms: Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op 52a; Schubert: Fantasia in F minor, D 940; Ravel: La Valse (arr Lucien Garban); Bolcom: Graceful Ghost Rag (arr William Grossman)

If there’s one quality that Leon Fleisher delivers with unfailing consistency it's musical intelligence. His collaboration with Katherine Jacobson...

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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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Wed 15 Jul, 2015:
Vaughan Williams: A Pastoral Symphony; Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Five Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus'; The Wasps (Overture)

Vaughan Williams's A Pastoral Symphony (1922) post-dates his seminal Tallis Fantasia (probably the single most important British work of its time) by...

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Tue 09 Jun, 2015:
Henze: Il Vitalino raddoppiato; Violin Concerto No 2

Warning: the Violin Concerto No 2 (1971) by Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012) is not for the faint-hearted. It opens with an arresting dissonant statement...

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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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Wed 25 Mar, 2015:
Vaughan Williams: Symphonies – No 4 in F minor; No 8 in D minor

Vladimir Jurowski's live account of the Eighth Symphony was captured by the LPO's own microphones in the Royal Festival Hall back in September 2008....

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Wed 25 Feb, 2015:
Schubert: Piano Sonata No 18 in G major, D894; Hungarian Melody in B minor, D817; Fantasia in F minor, D940; Allegro in A minor, D947

‘Clarity but not at a price’ is how I would describe this recital. David Fray and Jacques Rouvier connect well with Schubert’s oscillations...

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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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Mon 29 Sep, 2014:
Bartók: Dance Suite; Copland: Appalachian Spring (Suite); Stravinsky: The Firebird (Suite, 1919 version); Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony has a growing catalogue that includes all of the Beethoven symphonies alongside other orchestral standards; this...

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Tue 29 Apr, 2014:
Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op 36; Vaughan Williams: The Wasps – Aristophanic Suite; Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'

Michael Stern (son of the legendary virtuoso fiddler, Isaac) presides over a shapely set of performances from Kansas City of some much-loved English...

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Fri 25 Apr, 2014:
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez; Fantasia para un gentilhombre; Invocación y danza; Falla: Homenaje; Danza del Molinero; Sor: Grand Solo; Lennon/McCartney/Takemitsu: Michelle

Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez and Fantasia para un gentilhombre (a concerto in all but name) are so well known that lacklustre performances can make...

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Thu 12 Dec, 2013:
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 8 in C minor, Op 13 (Pathétique); Mozart: Fantasia in C minor, K475; Schubert: Piano Sonata No 21 in B flat major, D960

A finalist in the 1984 BBC Young Musician of the Year competition aged just 11, Sarah Beth Briggs was a precocious pupil of the distinguished English...

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