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Tue 20 Sep, 2016:
Moszkowski: Piano Concerto in B minor, Op 3; Schulz-Evler: Russian Rhapsody, Op 14

Hyperion’s Romantic Piano Concerto series continues to unearth interesting repertoire and give it premiere recordings. Both works included here were...

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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 22 Jun, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Symphonies – No 1 in G minor, Op 7 (Winter Dreams); No 2 in C minor, Op 17 (Little Russian); No 5 in E minor, Op 64

There are details to relish here, mostly with respect to the way the (excellent) orchestra is balanced: in the Fifth Symphony, for example, the trio...

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Mon 13 Jun, 2016:
Hesketh: Through Magic Casements; Horae (Pro Clara); Notte oscura; Three Japanese Miniatures

There’s a curious but compelling amalgam at the heart of this richly satisfying recital. Simultaneously concentrated and relaxed, Kenneth...

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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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Mon 29 Feb, 2016:
Captain Hume's Journey to India

What if, wonders Philippe Pierlot, the eccentric viola da gamba player and composer Tobias Hume (c.1569-1645) had travelled to India? Indeed Hume, who...

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Wed 03 Feb, 2016:
Casella: Symphony No 1 in B minor, Op 5; Symphonic Fragments from 'Le Couvent sur l'eau', Op 19; Elegia eroica, Op 29

Hats off to Gianandrea Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic for their latest, hugely enjoyable release in this orchestral series. The Symphony (finished...

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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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Mon 16 Mar, 2015:
Elgar: Symphony No 1 in A flat major, Op 55; Cockaigne, Op 40

Every composer worth his or her salt brings something new to the listener. The same is true of performers. There is so much imagination and invention...

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Tue 11 Nov, 2014:
Captain Tobias Hume: “Harke, harke!” – Lyra Violls Humors and Delights

Unlike Dowland, with whom he engaged in a professional dispute, the wonderfully eccentric Tobias Hume (c1569-1645), a mercenary in the Swedish and...

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Wed 01 Oct, 2014:
Shostakovich: Six Romances on Verses by Raleigh, Burns and Shakespeare, Op 62a; Annie Laurie, Scottish Ballad (orch Shostakovich); Suite on Poems by Michelangelo, Op 145a

Shostakovich’s Six Romances (1943) – to verse by Raleigh, Burns and Shakespeare – is a revelation, here in the composer’s thought-lost...

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Thu 24 Jul, 2014:
Weinberg: Symphony No 18, Op 138 (War– there is no word more cruel); Trumpet Concerto, Op 94

Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-96) was born in Warsaw, lived in the Soviet Union from 1939, was befriended by Shostakovich and died in Moscow. His...

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Mon 24 Mar, 2014:
Schnittke: Complete Piano Music

Schnittke’s Three Piano Sonatas are well represented on disc, but Simon Smith’s survey is a welcome addition. Written between 1987 and 1992, the...

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