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Fri 17 Mar, 2017:
Beethoven: String Quartets – No 3 in D major, Op 18 No 3; No 11 in F minor, Op 95; No 13 in B flat major, Op 130

I regret coming late to the Elias String Quartet’s Beethoven survey on the strength of the fine and finessed performances on offer here. There’s...

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Thu 09 Feb, 2017:
Beethoven: Symphonies – No 1 in C major, Op 21; No 4 in B flat major, Op 60

Published five years after Haydn’s last symphony in 1795, Beethoven’s First portends a new era for the form. Kurt Masur’s response to the change...

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Mon 16 Jan, 2017:
Brahms: String Quintets – No 1 in F major, Op 88; No 2 in G major, Op 111

Having already given us fine surveys of all three of Brahms's string quartets (each one coupled with a rarity by Gernsheim, Dessoff and Herzogenberg)...

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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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Tue 27 Dec, 2016:
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas – No 27 in E minor, Op 90; No 28 in A major, Op 101; No 29 in B flat major, Op 106 (Hammerklavier)

Here are performances of three late Beethoven piano sonatas that can take their place among the very best in a crowded catalogue. Setting out his...

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Tue 15 Nov, 2016:
Clementi: Piano Concerto in C major; Franz Xaver Mozart: Piano Concertos – No 1 in C major, Op 14; No 2 in E flat major, Op 25

Franz Xaver Mozart – born four months before his father’s death – led an itinerant life as 'Wolfgang, Jr.', piano virtuoso and composer of...

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Tue 25 Oct, 2016:
Dean: Shadow Music; Etüdenfest; Short Stories; Testament; Beethoven: Adagio molto e mesto from String Quartet in F major, Op 59 No 1 (arr Brett Dean)

Menace and the macabre lurk in the unsettling echoes and shifting shadows that abound in this compendium by the doyen of Australian post-modernism,...

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Tue 23 Aug, 2016:
Decades: A Century of Song, Volume 1 (1810-1820)

The key issue here is one of national balance. German repertoire from Schubert, Beethoven and Weber greatly dominates this opening volume of Malcolm...

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Fri 29 Jul, 2016:
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 29 in B flat major, Op 106 (Hammerklavier)

Right from the off you sense that this 1976 Hammerklavier (originally made for Eurodisc) is going to cast its 2013 Salzburg successor (DG) well and...

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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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Mon 25 Jul, 2016:
Brahms: Piano Sonatas – No 1 in C major, Op 2; No 2 in F sharp minor, Op 2; No 3 in F minor, Op 5

To say that François-Frédéric Guy treats the young Brahms’s three piano sonatas to a range of colours more readily associated with the piano...

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Fri 15 Jul, 2016:
Chopin: Preludes, Op 28; Beethoven: Bagatelles, Op 33

Winner of the 2013 Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Vevey, Switzerland, the young Brazilian pianist Cristian Budu is clearly an artist...

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Wed 06 Jul, 2016:
Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op 123

Ever wondered why Beethoven began his Missa solemnis on a weak beat? Is it connected to what J W N Sullivan said in 1927: that the composer “came to...

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