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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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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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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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Fri 20 Nov, 2015:
Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades)

It’s been a long wait since his 2007 Sony coupling of the First Piano Concerto and Fourth Symphony for Mariss Jansons to return to Tchaikovsky on...

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Thu 09 Jul, 2015:
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien, Op 45; Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture; Francesca da Rimini, Op 32; 1812 Overture, Op 49

The brass commands sonorous attention to introduce the colourful musical postcard that is Capriccio Italien, given full character and impetuous dash...

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Wed 27 May, 2015:
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, Op 58; Marche Slave, Op 31

Rarely has the doleful opening of Marche Slave sounded a more tragic note than it does here, and given that Tchaikovsky had the oppression of Serbs by...

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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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Wed 24 Dec, 2014:
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op 71 (Complete Ballet)

At not far short of 85 minutes, this has to be one of the most generous CDs on the current market. But does that generosity come at a price? Listening...

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Fri 05 Dec, 2014:
Dunja Lavrova: My Dusty Gramophone – Music by Wieniawski, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Halffter, Debussy, Schumann, Drigo, Paganini, Shostakovich, Gershwin, Albéniz, Ponce and Sarasate

Long takes and minimal editing were evidently the order of the day on this tasty disc of violinist Dunja Lavrova's personal favourites. As a result we...

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Mon 22 Sep, 2014:
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor, Op 23; Chopin: Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor, Op 11

Recorded live at St Petersburg’s 2012 White Nights Festival, these performances lack nothing in atmospheric terms and grab both works by the scruff...

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Thu 21 Aug, 2014:
Meyerbeer: Ballet Music from the Operas – Les Huguenots, Robert le Diable, L'Étoile du Nord, Le Prophète and L'Africaine

The spectacular, 19th-century grand operas of Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) may have fallen out of favour in the 20th century but his ballet music –...

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Mon 07 Jul, 2014:
Motherland – Piano pieces by Bach, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Kancheli, Ligeti, Brahms, Liszt and others

After well-received recordings devoted to Liszt and Chopin, Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili presents an album that is part self-portrait formed...

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Fri 16 May, 2014:
Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Op 46; Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35

Recorded with immediacy and bloom, and good balance when the soloist enters, Ning Feng impresses with his considered account of Tchaikovsky’s...

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