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Fri 10 Jun, 2016:
Abrahamsen: Works for Wind Quintet

The Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen (born 1952) is a master of exquisitely composed music that says much through brevity and refinement. He also...

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Wed 20 Apr, 2016:
Kaleidoscope – Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Ravel: La valse; Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrushka

Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili’s latest recording will strongly divide opinion. There are positives: her formidable technique; the instrument...

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Mon 11 Apr, 2016:
Janáček: Mládi; Martinů: Sextet for piano and wind instruments; Veress: Sonatina for oboe, clarinet and bassoon; Poulenc: Sextet

The word “Woodwinds” shines silvery from the cover, a cue to this disc’s contents from members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra....

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Mon 21 Mar, 2016:
Ravel: L'Heure espagnole; Don Quichotte à Dulcinée

Ravel’s first opera, from 1907-09, is a superb stage farce, and if you can’t find a good video (such as Glyndebourne’s), I think this is the...

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Thu 14 Jan, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35; Stravinsky: Les Noces

The Yiddish term ‘chutzpah’ means cheek, flagrant boldness, or audacity – and Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s Tchaikovsky Concerto is full of it....

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Thu 30 Jul, 2015:
Bartók: Two Pictures, Op 10 (arr Kocsis); Debussy: Jeux (arr Bavouzet); Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (arranged by the composer for piano four hands)

The best musical transcriptions, like effective translations of literature, approximate brand new works. Such is the case here and given superlative...

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Mon 23 Mar, 2015:
Stravinsky: Concerto for piano and wind instruments; Capriccio; Movements for piano and orchestra; Pétrouchka

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet proves ever more versatile with each Chandos release. Stravinsky’s ultra-Modernist Movements is the pick of this selection, and...

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Thu 12 Mar, 2015:
Mozart: Sonata in D major for two pianos, K448; Schubert: Variations on an Original Theme, D813; Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (version for piano duet)

In October 2014, two contemporary titans, Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich (natives both of Buenos Aires), shared a recital stage for the first...

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Fri 23 Jan, 2015:
Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op 37b; Six Morceaux, Op 19

Tchaikovsky's suite for piano, The Seasons, was the result of a commission from the St Petersburg magazine 'Nuvellist', a new piece appearing in each...

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Mon 19 Jan, 2015:
Pierné: Piano Trio in C minor, Op 45; Fauré: Piano Trio in D minor, Op 120

This apt coupling of contemporaneous piano trios by French maîtres opens with one of Gabriel Fauré’s final souvenirs. His compact work from 1923,...

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Mon 24 Nov, 2014:
Jacob: Piano Concerto No 1; Williamson: Piano Concerto No 2; Carwithen: Piano Concerto

Pianist Mark Bebbington is at his imperious, sensitive best in this fascinating triptych of concertos with string orchestra. Sydney-born Malcolm...

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