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Thu 25 Jul, 2019:
Bartók: The Wooden Prince; The Miraculous Mandarin (Suite)

Finely honed orchestral playing and superbly realistic sonics grace this undeniably superior Bartók offering from Helsinki. Composed between 1914 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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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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Wed 29 Mar, 2017:
Schubert: String Quartet No 15 in G major, D887; Haydn: String Quartet No 26 in G minor, Op 20 No 3

If there’s one quality that a performance of Schubert’s last quartet can do without it’s charm, and you can take my word for it that for the G...

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Tue 21 Mar, 2017:
Hungarian Treasures – Bartók: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 20; Dohnányi: Piano Quartet in F sharp minor; Kodály: Intermezzo for string trio

Bartók’s C minor Piano Quartet shouldn’t be confused with his rather better-known C major Piano Quintet of roughly five years later. The work, as...

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Tue 29 Nov, 2016:
Bartók: Sonata for solo violin; Kurtág: Signs, Games & Messages

György Kurtág (who turned 90 this year) has a knack of compelling the listener even with a rudimentary and repeated phrase and equally of creating...

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Tue 02 Aug, 2016:
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

This recent Rite comes with the legend ‘NEW EDITION’, meaning revised and edited with the assistance of the conductor, ‘correcting numerous...

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Mon 27 Jun, 2016:
Live from Buenos Aires – Schumann: 6 Studies in Canon Form, Op 56; Debussy: En blanc et noir; Bartók: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim’s return to their native Buenos Aires in July 2015, from which this recording is taken, was much-hyped, and the...

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Mon 06 Jun, 2016:
Bartók: The Works for Violin and Piano

Generously filling two discs, Bartók’s complete works for violin with piano are joined here by the 1926 Piano Sonata and the late Sonata for Solo...

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Thu 14 Apr, 2016:
Tippett: The Complete String Quartets

Composed over nearly six decades – the first in 1935, the last in 1992 – Michael Tippett’s five string quartets are some of the most remarkable...

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Mon 01 Feb, 2016:
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 77; Bartók: Violin Concerto No 1

Outstanding conducting and playing as Antonio Pappano and Janine Jansen meld in Brahms’s Concerto. Tempos vary according to moods characterised, but...

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Thu 28 Jan, 2016:
Bartók: Sonata for two piano and percussion; Hindson: Pulse Magnet: Ravel: Boléro

A varied programme here of works for piano duo and percussion. Ravel’s Boléro risks monotony without its orchestral colours, but this arrangement,...

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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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