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Wed 26 Sep, 2018:
Blitzstein: The Cradle Will Rock

Here’s an invaluable release for anyone interested in American musical theatre’s operatic leanings: the first full recording of Marc...

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Thu 30 Aug, 2018:
Robert Gibson: Flux and Fire

This collection of string pieces composed in the decade from 1996 serves as a fine introduction to a composer exquisitely alert to atmosphere and...

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Fri 17 Aug, 2018:
Diamond: Symphony No 6; Rounds for String Orchestra; Romeo and Juliet

Composed in the decade from 1944, the three works here – examples of 20th-century American symphonic music at its most acutely lyrical, relaxed and...

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Thu 09 Aug, 2018:
Harbison: Symphony No 4; Ruggles: Sun-Treader; Stucky: Second Concerto for Orchestra

By no means the definitive American symphony, John Harbison’s Fourth Symphony (dating from 2004) is nonetheless a quintessential example. In five...

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Wed 06 Jun, 2018:
Perle: Dance Fantasy (1986); Six Bagatelles (1965); Concerto for cello and orchestra (1966); Sinfonietta I (1987); A Short Symphony (1980)

George Perle’s music is American in flavor, deeply influenced by Schoenberg and especially Berg, and at the same time as stylistically individual as...

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Mon 13 Nov, 2017:
James McCarthy: Codebreaker; Will Todd: Ode to a Nightingale

Codebreaker is an exceptional achievement on numerous counts. The very opening vies in its visceral impact with the opening of Vaughan Williams’s A...

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Fri 20 Oct, 2017:
Aldridge: Sister Carrie

If Robert Aldridge and librettist Herschel Garfein’s second opera lacks the emotional punch of 2007’s Elmer Gantry, it is no less elegantly...

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Fri 22 Sep, 2017:
Portraits: Works for flute, clarinet & piano by Chris Rogerson, Valerie Coleman, Guillaume Connesson, Rachmaninov, Paul Schoenfield and Philip Hammond

A new trans-Atlantic trio makes its debut with considerable aplomb in a programme that delights, stirs, moves and entertains in equal measure. Anthony...

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Mon 17 Jul, 2017:
Copland: Symphony No 3 (original version); Three Latin American Sketches

A quarter of a century after his Saint Louis Symphony recording on RCA, Leonard Slatkin returns to Copland’s Third Symphony in the company of the...

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Fri 09 Jun, 2017:
Bartók: The Six String Quartets

I’d call this a radical re-think of the Bartók quartet cycle, as different to the taut, rhythmically propulsive Americans (Juilliards, Emersons,...

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Fri 05 May, 2017:
Great American Sonatas – Bernstein: Piano Sonata; Copland: Piano Sonata; Harrison: Piano Sonata No 3, Largo Ostinato; Ives: Three-Page Sonata, The Celestial Railroad

If the sonata represents the piano repertoire’s proverbial Everest, Nathan Williamson’s intelligently vivid recital suggests there is more than...

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Thu 16 Mar, 2017:
Adam Schoenberg: American Symphony; Finding Rothko; Picture Studies

“My music comes straight from the heart – striving to be beautiful and inspiring, and simultaneously challenging and rewarding.” The well-chosen...

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Fri 06 Jan, 2017:
Beethoven: Complete Sonatas and Variations for cello and piano

Expect to find playing of the utmost relaxation here in Beethoven's three sets of variations on themes by Mozart and Handel, all realised with...

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Fri 30 Dec, 2016:
Grétry: L'épreuve villageoise

An entertaining first recording of Grétry’s delightfully frothy opéra comique L’épreuve villageoise (‘The Village Trial’) makes a...

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