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Tue 05 Jul, 2016:
Mondonville: Grands Motets – De profundis (1748); Magnus Dominus (1734); Nisi Dominus (1743); Cantate Domino (1743)

A younger contemporary of Rameau, Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville (1711-72) enjoyed considerable success in his lifetime as a violinist with 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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Fri 10 Jun, 2016:
Abrahamsen: Works for Wind Quintet

The Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen (born 1952) is a master of exquisitely composed music that says much through brevity and refinement. He also...

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Thu 02 Jun, 2016:
Burgess: Mr W.S. – Ballet Suite for Orchestra; Marche pour une révolution 1789-1989; Mr Burgess's Almanack

What to make of author Anthony Burgess’s music – he who wrote A Clockwork Orange, which Kubrick filmed? Well, it’s rather good: horses will not...

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Wed 01 Jun, 2016:
Lucas Debargue: Debut Album – Piano Works by Scarlatti, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel, Grieg, Schubert and Scarlatti/Debargue

Largely self-taught, the French pianist Lucas Debargue grabbed public and critical attention by winning fourth prize at the 2015 Tchaikovsky...

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Fri 13 May, 2016:
Brahms: Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor, Op 25; Fauré: Piano Quartet No 1 in C minor, Op 15: Schnittke: Piano Quartet in A minor

The Berlin Piano Quartet is made up of players from the Berlin Philharmonic, plus pianist Kim Barbier: two German, two French – an ideal mix for...

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Mon 02 May, 2016:
Ravel: Complete works for solo piano

Bertrand Chamayou has been earning golden plaudits over the last few years, and this handsome Ravel set can only enhance his standing as one of the...

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Mon 11 Apr, 2016:
Janáček: Mládi; Martinů: Sextet for piano and wind instruments; Veress: Sonatina for oboe, clarinet and bassoon; Poulenc: Sextet

The word “Woodwinds” shines silvery from the cover, a cue to this disc’s contents from members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra....

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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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Mon 08 Feb, 2016:
Bach: The French Suites, BWV 812-817; Mozart: Suite in C, K 399; Gigue in G, K 574

Hot on the heels of Peter Hill’s fascinating disc of music inspired by birdsong including a newly-discovered piece by Messiaen (reviewed by Gavin...

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Tue 02 Feb, 2016:
Nyman: War Work – Eight Songs with Film

Subtitled Eight Songs with Film, Michael Nyman’s darkly beautiful, emotionally searing song cycle War Work was premiered at London’s Barbican Hall...

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Tue 05 Jan, 2016:
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice – Original Version (Vienna 1762); Highlights from Revised Version (Paris 1774)

Here’s an opportunity to compare two versions of Gluck’s Orfeo with a complete performance of the original 1762 Vienna version on two CDs and a...

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Tue 22 Dec, 2015:
Wainwright: Prima Donna

Inspired by Maria Callas, commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera (but withdrawn by the composer after objections to it being sung in his preferred...

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Wed 11 Nov, 2015:
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major; Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major; Fauré: Ballade in F sharp major, Op 19

Yuja Wang generates a sparkling and admirably articulate rapport in the two Ravel piano concertos with Zurich's Tonhalle Orchestra under its dynamic...

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