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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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Mon 23 May, 2016:
Smetana: Czech Dances; On the seashore

Cherished memories of the great Rudolf Firkušný come flooding back, but it's clear from Garrick Ohlsson's wholly persuasive and intrepidly...

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Fri 29 Apr, 2016:
Haydn: Six String Quartets, Op 50 (Prussian)

Haydn’s six ‘Prussian’ string quartets have not always received the attention accorded the composer’s other quartets. Listening to The London...

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Fri 08 Apr, 2016:
Bortkiewicz: Piano Sonata No 2 in C sharp minor, Op 60; Three Mazurkas, Op 64; Jugoslavische Suite, Op 58; Fantasiestücke, Op 61; Lyrica nova, Op 59

Sergei Bortkiewicz (1877-1952) was a self-confessed Romantic melodist, and Hyperion first raised interest in his solo piano and concerto writing with...

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Tue 15 Mar, 2016:
Steibelt: Piano Concertos – No 3 in E major, Op 33 (L'orage); No 5 in E flat major, Op 64 (À la chasse); No 7 in E minor (Grand concerto militaire)

Beethoven trounced Daniel Steibelt (1765-1825) in a pianistic duel that delighted frequenters of a Viennese salon in 1800, but his compositions...

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Thu 25 Feb, 2016:
Różycki: Piano Concertos– No 1 in G minor, Op 43; No 2; Ballade in G major, Op 18

Volume 67 of Hyperion’s exhaustive Romantic Piano Concerto series will leave you wondering why you haven’t encountered the music of Ludomir...

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Mon 04 Jan, 2016:
Lang Lang in Paris – Chopin: The 4 Scherzi; Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op 37a

Lang Lang’s pairing of Chopin’s Four Scherzi with Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons is an interesting if uneven affair in this 2-CD release made at...

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Thu 17 Dec, 2015:
Schubert: Nacht und Träume – 17 Lieder

This first disc in a projected series of Schubert songs with Iain Burnside at the piano and a changing roster of singers gets the enterprise off to a...

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Thu 22 Oct, 2015:
Schubert: Four Impromptus, D935; Three Piano Pieces, D946; Variations on a theme by Anselm Hüttenbrenner, D576

Steven Osborne's first solo Schubert recital brings playing of judicious refinement, unruffled poise and serenity (how beautifully he shapes the...

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Thu 15 Oct, 2015:
Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder

Set down in the admirable acoustic of Cologne's Philharmonie, this new version of Schoenberg's titanic Gurre-Lieder certainly earns its spurs. Not...

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Mon 10 Aug, 2015:
Bach: The Six Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012

It’s no longer a unique selling point simply to perform these suites on an historic instrument – four strings, five strings, gut strings and all;...

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Wed 29 Jul, 2015:
Hartmann: Concerto funebre; Weinberg: Concertino, Op 42; Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes, Op 47 No 3; Shostakovich: Unfinished Sonata for violin and piano (1945)

In recent years Linus Roth and the good folk at Challenge Classics have been on something of a crusade for the music of Mieczysław Weinberg...

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