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Mon 21 Nov, 2016:
Schubert: Impromptus, D 899; Moments musicaux, D 780; Six German Dances, D 820

Now this is what I like to hear: vivid declamation of material that I’ve known and loved for years, but which in the hands of a pianist – no, a...

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Wed 02 Nov, 2016:
MacMillan: Violin Concerto; Symphony No 4

Rarely has a CD of new music engaged me quite as much as this one has, the Violin Concerto (2010) – which melds elements of song and dance –...

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Tue 23 Aug, 2016:
Decades: A Century of Song, Volume 1 (1810-1820)

The key issue here is one of national balance. German repertoire from Schubert, Beethoven and Weber greatly dominates this opening volume of Malcolm...

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Thu 11 Aug, 2016:
Satie: Piano Works

Russian-German pianist Olga Scheps marks the 150th anniversary of Erik Satie’s birth with a programme that mixes perennial favourites like the Six...

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Wed 10 Aug, 2016:
The Soldier's Return: Guitar works inspired by Scotland

For this recital of works by guitar composers of the early 19th century (Sor, Guiliani, Mertz and Legnani) James Akers plays period 'Romantic' guitars...

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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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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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