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Tue 24 Jan, 2017:
Schubert: String Quartets – No 12 in C minor, D703 (Quartettsatz); No 15 in G major, D887

After forays into Haydn and Brett Dean, the wide-ranging Doric String Quartet return to Schubert for blistering performances of two sinewy late works....

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Wed 18 Jan, 2017:
Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A major, Op 81; String Quintet in E flat major, Op 97

Everything comes together on this new recording of Dvořák Quintets. The Vogler Quartet, plus guests, find a perfect balance between the rustic charm...

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Mon 16 Jan, 2017:
Brahms: String Quintets – No 1 in F major, Op 88; No 2 in G major, Op 111

Having already given us fine surveys of all three of Brahms's string quartets (each one coupled with a rarity by Gernsheim, Dessoff and Herzogenberg)...

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Mon 26 Dec, 2016:
Mahler (arr Schoenberg): Das Lied von der Erde; Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

This is a delectable and interesting pairing. The cover of the CD is a touch misleading, calling it 'Songs by Mahler'. In fact, we have his...

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Fri 23 Dec, 2016:
Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248 (Christmas Oratorio)

Hot on the heels of John Butt’s pleasingly pared-back (two voices per part) period-instrument offering of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the...

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Wed 21 Dec, 2016:
Haydn: String Quartets – No 1 in B flat major, Op 1 No 1; No 41 in G major, Op 33 No 5; No 81 in G major, Op 77 No 1

The youthful German musicians of the Goldmund Quartet will garner widespread attention for their debut studio recording that includes three works...

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Fri 25 Nov, 2016:
Stanford: String Quartets – No 5 in B flat major, Op 104 (In Memoriam Joseph Joachim); No 8 in E minor, Op 167; Joachim: Romance for violin and piano, Op 2 No 1

Amazing to think that music of such palpable quality has suffered neglect for so long. The Fifth of Stanford's eight string quartets strikes me as a...

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Tue 22 Nov, 2016:
Friedman: Piano Quintet in C minor; Różyicki: Piano Quintet in C minor, Op 35

Polish piano quintets in C minor are becoming a niche interest for Jonathan Plowright and the Szymanowski Quartet on Hyperion. They follow up their...

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Wed 09 Nov, 2016:
David Matthews: Piano Quintet, Op 92; Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 57

The concise four-movement Piano Quintet (1995) by David Matthews includes a Tango and a Chaconne. It’s a most inviting work that opens in lyrical...

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Tue 08 Nov, 2016:
Stanford: Stabat Mater, Op 96; Song to the Soul, Op 97a; The Resurrection

Stanford aficionados and lovers of English choral music will want to add this attractive, warmly played, luminously sung recital to their collections....

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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 25 Oct, 2016:
Dean: Shadow Music; Etüdenfest; Short Stories; Testament; Beethoven: Adagio molto e mesto from String Quartet in F major, Op 59 No 1 (arr Brett Dean)

Menace and the macabre lurk in the unsettling echoes and shifting shadows that abound in this compendium by the doyen of Australian post-modernism,...

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Fri 21 Oct, 2016:
Berkeley: Stabat Mater; Mass for five voices; Judica me; Michael Berkeley: Touch Light

Lennox Berkeley’s Stabat Mater (1947) was commissioned by Peter Pears for an English Opera Group tour, hence the modest forces of six singers and 12...

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