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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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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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