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Wed 15 Jun, 2016:
Reich: Clapping Music; Music for Pieces of Wood; Sextet

A quite exceptional SACD. Sextet, which draws musical sustenance from the darkly chromatic Desert Music that preceded it, dates from 1984-86, the...

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Mon 25 Apr, 2016:
Janáček: Glagolitic Mass; Adagio; Hail Mary; Our Father

This is the second recording with Nordic origins of Janáček’s rambunctious Glagolitic Mass to be released by Chandos, the first being Sir Charles...

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Fri 22 Apr, 2016:
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 1-7

Back in the early 1970s, Okko Kamu recorded a number of works by Sibelius for Deutsche Grammophon, including a memorably idiomatic version of the...

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Tue 29 Mar, 2016:
Bruckner: Symphony No 9 in D minor

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s history with Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony is well documented on disc. Bernard Haitink recorded it twice with them...

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Thu 17 Mar, 2016:
Grieg: Peer Gynt, Op 23 (At the Wedding; Dance of the Mountain King's Daughter); Six Orchestral Songs; Two Lyric Pieces, Op 68; The Mountain Thrall, Op 32; Norwegian Dances, Op 35

The delights come thick and fast on this, the fifth and final instalment in Eivind Aadland's treasurable Grieg series for Audite. Soprano Camilla...

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Wed 02 Mar, 2016:
Mahler: Symphony No 1 in D major; Blumine

Hannu Lintu’s Mahler 1 faces a crowded field, with another imminently expected from Yannick Nézet-Séguin in Munich on BR Klassik. The situation is...

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Mon 25 Jan, 2016:
1615 – Gabrieli in Venice

Following the trail blazed by Paul McCreesh, Stephen Cleobury celebrates Venetian poly-choral music and the great Giovanni Gabrieli in particular with...

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Tue 08 Dec, 2015:
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor, Op 37; Mass in C major, Op 86

With Michael Tilson Thomas smooth execution is a given, more a less, and no matter the provenance of the repertoire he’s performing. First...

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Fri 13 Nov, 2015:
Bliss: Morning Heroes; Hymn to Apollo

Commissioned by the 1930 Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Bliss's Morning Heroes is a 55-minute symphony in five parts for orator, chorus and orchestra....

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Tue 15 Sep, 2015:
Maxwell Davies: Symphony No 10; Panufnik: Symphony No 10

Peter Maxwell Davies draws inspiration for his Tenth Symphony from the work of Renaissance architect Francesco Borromini. It’s choral, although the...

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Thu 03 Sep, 2015:
Simpson: 20 Ayres for two trebles and two basses; Four Divisions

Christopher Simpson (c1605-69) remains best known – to those in the know at least – as the author of a treatise called “The Division Viol”,...

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Tue 18 Aug, 2015:
Sempre libera – Opera Arias by Donizetti, Gounod, Bellini, Bizet, Delibes, Puccini, Meyerbeer, Offenbach, Messager and Verdi

This SACD is a joy for the beauty and versatility of Miah Persson’s voice and for its variety of arias. After the jocularity of the opening aria...

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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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Tue 28 Jul, 2015:
Bruckner: Symphony No 9 in D minor

An audacious but satisfying Bruckner Ninth from Simone Young and the Hamburg Philharmonic. Young has a good feeling for the grandeur of this music,...

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