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Mon 01 Feb, 2016:
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 77; Bartók: Violin Concerto No 1

Outstanding conducting and playing as Antonio Pappano and Janine Jansen meld in Brahms’s Concerto. Tempos vary according to moods characterised, but...

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Tue 12 Jan, 2016:
Schubert: 19 Goethe Lieder

Gefühlslegato – emotional legato – is essential to any great interpretation of Schubert Lieder, as the young Swiss tenor Mauro Peter is only too...

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Wed 06 Jan, 2016:
Bach: Violin Concertos – in A minor, BWV1041; in E major, BWV1042; in A major, BWV1055; in G minor, BWV1056; in D minor, BWV1052

From objective scholarship and subjective insights arise performances of emotional depth and tonal finesse, excellent sound and balance transparently...

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Fri 13 Feb, 2015:
Brahms: Motets, Opp 29, 74 and 110; Fest- und Gedenksprüche, Op 109; Missa canonica, Op posth (1856-1862)

Choral music figured large in Brahms’s life. He was active as a choral conductor in both Hamburg and Vienna, and wrote several sets of works for...

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Thu 05 Feb, 2015:
Dorothea Röschmann: Portraits – Lieder by Schubert, Schumann, Richard Strauss and Wolf

Much touted as Dorothea Röschmann’s solo debut on disc (overlooking her 2000 collection of Handel’s German arias with the Akademie für Alte...

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Mon 08 Dec, 2014:
Bach: Trio Sonatas, BWV 525-530

These sonatas are not just compositional wonders, but also very difficult to perform; each line must be both independent of, and in balance with, its...

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Wed 19 Nov, 2014:
Bach: The Six Cello Suites

There is much to like in these ripe, relishable period-instrument performances of music too often tainted by lachrymose dourness. Instead, Hoog...

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Wed 24 Sep, 2014:
Ross Harris: Cello Concerto; Symphony No 4 (To the Memory of Mahinārangi Tocker)

Ross Harris, born in 1945, hails from New Zealand. His music has already been recorded by Naxos. This latest issue couples pieces both from 2011. The...

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Tue 09 Sep, 2014:
Paul O'Dette – My Favourite Dowland

Given that he has already recorded a complete set for this label, one might imagine that Paul O’Dette had already said everything he had to say...

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Fri 27 Jun, 2014:
Schubert: Piano Sonatas – No 14 in A minor, D784; No 19 in C minor, D958; No 20 in A major, D959; No 21 in B flat major, D960

Paul Lewis’s fine accompaniment of Mark Padmore in Schubert’s three great song cycles gave some hope that he might forsake his preoccupation with...

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Tue 08 Apr, 2014:
Mahler: Symphonies – No 1 in D major; No 2 in C minor (Resurrection); No 3 in D minor

In London, during 2011, Lorin Maazel returned to all of Mahler’s completed symphonies, including Das Lied von der Erde. All were recorded and the...

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Thu 30 Jan, 2014:
Renée Fleming: Guilty Pleasures – Songs and Arias by Berlioz, Duparc, Falla, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Delibes, Canteloube, Dvořák, Smetana, J Strauss II, Wagner & Corigliano

Renée Fleming has chosen a wide-ranging sequence of songs and arias in eight languages, varying in genre from opera and lullaby to folk-songs and...

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Thu 25 Jul, 2013:
Claudio Abbado: The Decca Years – Music by Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Hindemith, Janáček, Mendelssohn, Prokofiev and Verdi

Nostalgic collectors will devour this beautifully presented Decca box, which serves as a handsome reminder of what a prodigious, burgeoning talent...

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Wed 19 Jun, 2013:
Moeran: Symphony in G minor; Sinfonietta; Overture to a Masque

Written between 1934 and 1937, the Symphony in G minor by Ernest John (“Jack”) Moeran (1894-1950) is one of the most sheerly lovable works to have...

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