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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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Mon 21 Nov, 2016:
Schubert: Impromptus, D 899; Moments musicaux, D 780; Six German Dances, D 820

Now this is what I like to hear: vivid declamation of material that I’ve known and loved for years, but which in the hands of a pianist – no, a...

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Fri 18 Nov, 2016:
Songs from Our Ancestors: Music by John Dowland, Ruan Ji, Benjamin Britten, Franz Schubert, Xu Changjun, Dominick Argento, Chen Yi, Stephen Goss and Anonymous

A first disc from London’s Globe Theatre offers a fine introduction for those outside the capital to the venue’s musical programme. Recorded in...

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Wed 26 Oct, 2016:
Schubert: Piano Trios – No 1 in B flat major, D 898 (Op 99); No 2 in E flat major, D 929 (Op 100)

The traditional view of Schubert’s two piano trios tends towards ebullience (Op 99) as opposed to austerity (Op 100). Fortepianist Andreas Staier...

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Tue 23 Aug, 2016:
Decades: A Century of Song, Volume 1 (1810-1820)

The key issue here is one of national balance. German repertoire from Schubert, Beethoven and Weber greatly dominates this opening volume of Malcolm...

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Wed 17 Aug, 2016:
Poulenc: Works for piano solo and piano duo

Poulenc’s talents as pianist and composer combined to create an oeuvre of distinction, within which discrete miniatures feature prominently. Many...

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Mon 15 Aug, 2016:
Schubert: Four Impromptus, D 899; O’Connor: Self portrait; Schlepper-Connolly: Was du mir warst; Sholdice: The dreams flow down, too

Here’s something intriguing, poetically intense and altogether involving as Belfast pianist Michael McHale’s juxtaposes Schubert’s four late...

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Tue 28 Jun, 2016:
Schubert: Symphony No 9 in C major, D940

I can never understand why conductors who are bold enough to take the long first movement exposition repeat in Schubert 9 fail to observe the parallel...

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Wed 01 Jun, 2016:
Lucas Debargue: Debut Album – Piano Works by Scarlatti, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel, Grieg, Schubert and Scarlatti/Debargue

Largely self-taught, the French pianist Lucas Debargue grabbed public and critical attention by winning fourth prize at the 2015 Tchaikovsky...

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Tue 12 Apr, 2016:
Schubert: Impromptus, D 899; Three Piano Pieces, D 946; Beethoven: Piano Sonata in B flat major, Op 106 (Hammerklavier); Encores by Rameau and Brahms

‘Once more, with feeling’ is, I think, the general idea. Grigory Sokolov is nothing if not a thoughtful performer, and Schubert’s G flat...

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Fri 01 Apr, 2016:
Maximilian Schmitt: Wie freundlich strahlt der Tag – Operatic Arias by Flotow, Lortzing, Marschner, Nicolai, Schubert, Wagner and Weber

In the booklet interview Maximilian Schmitt terms the arias recorded here as “discoveries”, and some might be, but in truth they are central to...

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Tue 02 Feb, 2016:
Nyman: War Work – Eight Songs with Film

Subtitled Eight Songs with Film, Michael Nyman’s darkly beautiful, emotionally searing song cycle War Work was premiered at London’s Barbican Hall...

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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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