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Thu 07 Apr, 2016:
Reger: Violin Concerto in A major, Op 101 (arr for chamber ensemble by Rudolf Kolisch)

Arnold Schoenberg reckoned that the music of Max Reger deserved frequent exposure, primarily because Reger was a genius. Seconded. Rudolf Kolisch’s...

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Fri 01 Apr, 2016:
Maximilian Schmitt: Wie freundlich strahlt der Tag – Operatic Arias by Flotow, Lortzing, Marschner, Nicolai, Schubert, Wagner and Weber

In the booklet interview Maximilian Schmitt terms the arias recorded here as “discoveries”, and some might be, but in truth they are central to...

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Mon 28 Mar, 2016:
Bach: St John Passion, BWV 245

“Lord, our master, whose glory fills the whole earth, show us by your Passion that you, the true eternal Son of God, triumph even in the deepest...

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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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Fri 29 Jan, 2016:
A Wondrous Mystery – Renaissance Choral Music for Christmas

Most Christmas albums spend fifty or so weeks gathering dust on a shelf. But remarkably with “A Wondrous Mystery” Stile Antico have created a...

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Mon 30 Nov, 2015:
Berg Lyric Suite; Wellesz: Sonette der Elisabeth Barrett Browning, Op 52; Zeisl: Komm, süsser Tod

This disc is the best recording of Berg’s epic Lyric Suite I have yet heard, surpassing even the still-wonderful Juilliard Quartet performance of...

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Tue 24 Nov, 2015:
Magnard: Piano Trio in F minor, Op 18; Violin Sonata in G major, Op 13

Killed at the start of the First World War defending his home from German invaders, Paris-born Albéric Magnard (1865-1914) left a comparatively small...

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Wed 09 Sep, 2015:
Haym: Trio Sonatas Nos 1, 3 & 4; Handel: Trio Sonatas Nos 5 & 7; Instrumental Operatic Arias

Italian-born of German parents, cellist Nicola Haym (1678-1729) had much in common with Handel when the two met in London: Haym became Handel’s...

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Tue 01 Sep, 2015:
Pott: Sonata for Viola and Piano (Tooryn Vannin – The Towers of Man); Einzige Tage

These two substantial pieces by Francis Pott (b 1957) include his impressive 30-minute Sonata for Viola and Piano (2013), inspired by architecture and...

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Wed 19 Aug, 2015:
Praetorius – Choral settings from the Biblical 'Song of Songs' by Hieronymus, Jacob and Michael Praetorius

Not one but three Praetoriuses (Praetorii?) for the asking price here: Hieronymus and son Jacob, the latter an almost exact contemporary of Heinrich...

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Wed 08 Jul, 2015:
Beethoven: Symphony No 6 in F major, Op 68 (Pastoral); Egmont, Op 84 (Overture)

Klaus Tennstedt’s deeply felt affinity with Beethoven shines through in these live recordings from late 1991 (Egmont Overture) and early 1992...

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Fri 12 Jun, 2015:
Bach in Montecassino

Despite the title of this release, the historic (1749) single manual organ featured here has no connection with Montecassino, but is situated instead...

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Mon 27 Apr, 2015:
McCabe: Dies Resurrectionis; Sinfonia, Op 6; Prelude; Johannis-Partita, Op 30; Nocturne; Le Poisson Magique; Carol-Preludes; Esperanza

It was sad to hear of John McCabe's death in February this year; I do hope he had the opportunity to hear this excellent recording of almost all his...

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