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Thu 11 Apr, 2019:
Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri

Immediately striking here in Buxtehude’s slow-moving Passion meditation is the quiet, articulate intensity and aching sense of intimacy on display....

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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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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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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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Tue 03 Nov, 2015:
Coleridge-Taylor: Clarinet Quintet in F sharp minor, Op 10; Somervell: Clarinet Quintet in G major; Walthew: A short Quintet in E flat major

The expressive clarinet is the anchoring focus of these amiable British works. All three composers on this disc have obviously had Brahms’s famous...

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Thu 07 May, 2015:
Benjamin: Violin Concerto; Moeran: Violin Concerto; Bax: Violin Concerto; Walton: Cello Concerto

Here's a fascinating twofer devoted to four rewarding 20th-century British concertos in (mono) BBC broadcasts from 1957-61, all of which were recorded...

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Wed 27 Aug, 2014:
Richard Reed Parry: Music for Heart and Breath

Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire has carved out a singular niche as an outfit that marries pop accessibility to compositional intelligence....

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Fri 18 Jul, 2014:
Benjamin: Violin Sonatina; Three Pieces for violin and piano; A tune and variations for little people; Le tombeau de Ravel; Viola Sonata; From San Domingo; Jamaican Rumba

Sydney-born Arthur Benjamin (1891-1963) has a voice of his own – clear-sighted, fresh, inventive – and he writes music of great quality. This...

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Thu 28 Nov, 2013:
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 33; La Muse et le Poète, Op 132; Violin Concerto No 3 in B minor, Op 61

Apparently Saint-Saëns wasn't too happy with the title of 'La Muse et le Poète' that the publisher Durand dreamt up for his 1909 duo concertante for...

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