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Fri 29 Jan, 2016:
A Wondrous Mystery – Renaissance Choral Music for Christmas

Most Christmas albums spend fifty or so weeks gathering dust on a shelf. But remarkably with “A Wondrous Mystery” Stile Antico have created a...

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Fri 11 Dec, 2015:
Haydn: The Creation

The resounding blend of American energy, British precision and sense of occasion makes this a Creation to savour. Haydn contributes, too, the sheer...

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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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Thu 15 Oct, 2015:
Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder

Set down in the admirable acoustic of Cologne's Philharmonie, this new version of Schoenberg's titanic Gurre-Lieder certainly earns its spurs. Not...

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Thu 08 Oct, 2015:
Palestrina, Volume 6 – Missa l'Homme armé; and other motets and Offertories

Now up to the sixth volume of this wonderful series, Harry Christophers and his singers are exploring some of the lesser-known byways of...

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Wed 16 Sep, 2015:
Roger Doyle – Time Machine

Time Machine confirms Roger Doyle as Ireland’s leading composer. At 66, ‘the godfather of Irish electronic music’ remains a towering figure, one...

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Mon 31 Aug, 2015:
Sonya Yoncheva: Paris, mon amour – Opera Arias by Massenet, Puccini, Gounod, Offenbach, Verdi, Messager and Lecocq

This is a pleasing recital, but I do have some reservations. To my ears, Sonya Yoncheva possesses a rather strident timbre, particularly in her upper...

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Thu 13 Aug, 2015:
France-Espagne – Chabrier: España; Massenet: Le Cid (Ballet Music); Ravel: Alborada del gracioso; Debussy: Images (Ibéria)

Here's yet another winner from François-Xavier Roth and his classy period-instrument band in repertoire that celebrates French music's long-standing...

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Fri 13 Feb, 2015:
Brahms: Motets, Opp 29, 74 and 110; Fest- und Gedenksprüche, Op 109; Missa canonica, Op posth (1856-1862)

Choral music figured large in Brahms’s life. He was active as a choral conductor in both Hamburg and Vienna, and wrote several sets of works for...

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Wed 04 Feb, 2015:
Schubert: Piano Transcriptions by Liszt, Prokofiev, Busoni and Godowsky

Antti Siirala, a pianist from Finland, made this recording at the age of 21, but its remarkable clarity of sound and technique sounds like that of a...

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Wed 14 Jan, 2015:
Janáček: Glagolitic Mass (September 1927 version); The Eternal Gospel

Janáček’s extraordinarily original Glagolitic Mass (setting Old Slavonic and Cyrillic texts) is given here in the precisely dated (September 1927)...

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Thu 18 Sep, 2014:
Schumann: Symphonies – No 1 in B flat major, Op 38 (Spring); No 2 in C major, Op 61; No 3 in E flat major, Op 97 (Rhenish); No 4 in D minor, Op 120

There are occasions here where individuality borders on affectation. Near the beginning of the finale of the Spring Symphony, the scurrying first...

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