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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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Wed 19 Oct, 2016:
Dett: The Ordering of Moses

Captured live at a Carnegie Hall performance in 2014, this first recording of The Ordering of Moses, a ‘Biblical Folk Scene’ by Ontario-born R...

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Thu 13 Oct, 2016:
Copland: Appalachian Spring (Complete Ballet); Hear ye! Hear ye!

Composed for the American dancer and choreographer Ruth Page (1899-1991), Copland's 1934 ballet Hear ye! Hear ye! is set in a Chicago courtroom, its...

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Mon 10 Oct, 2016:
Puts: Symphony No 2; River's Rush; Flute Concerto

In its unabashed emotion, high drama and cinematic sweep, the music of Kevin Puts (b.1972) is recognisably American. Certainly it owes a debt to the...

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Tue 27 Sep, 2016:
Anoushka Shankar: Land of Gold

Evidence of Anoushka Shankar’s ambition to make her music relevant (as much as to bring the sitar into the mainstream) comes in the form of this...

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Wed 27 Jul, 2016:
Rouse: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4; Odna Zhizn; Prospero's Rooms

Back in 1993, the American composer Christopher Rouse, a very significant talent in my view, famously composed a moving flute concerto dedicated 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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Fri 25 Dec, 2015:
Hindemith: The Long Christmas Dinner

Those remembering the extreme expressionism of Hindemith's early one-act operas (Sancta Susanna is particularly worth exploring) may find this late...

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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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Mon 23 Nov, 2015:
Joyce & Tony: Live at Wigmore Hall – Songs by Haydn, Rossini, Santoliquido, De Curts, Foster, Kern, Nelson, Dougherty, Moross, Bolcom, Villa-Lobos, Rodgers, Berlin and Arlen

That the first CD is hugely enjoyable, wonderful Haydn followed by 19th-century Italian songs, comes as no surprise. Having heard recordings of other...

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Wed 18 Nov, 2015:
Dohnányi: String Quartet No 3 in A minor, Op 33; Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F major (American); Bartók: String Quartet No 2

The Modigliani Quartet's latest Mirare offering brings impressively secure, red-blooded readings of three substantial masterworks. Composed in 1926,...

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Fri 13 Nov, 2015:
Bliss: Morning Heroes; Hymn to Apollo

Commissioned by the 1930 Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Bliss's Morning Heroes is a 55-minute symphony in five parts for orator, chorus and orchestra....

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