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Mon 08 Jul, 2019:
Mahler: Titan

A Mahler premiere on disc – the second, five-movement, version of what became the First Symphony – is something not to ignore, especially in such...

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Thu 14 Feb, 2019:
Arlene Sierra: Volume 3, Butterflies Remember a Mountain – Avian Mirrors; Butterflies Remember a Mountain; Counting-Out Rhyme; Of Risk and Memory; Truel

This third volume in Bridge’s invaluable survey of Arlene Sierra hones in on chamber music composed between 1997 and 2013. Cellist Leonard...

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Mon 07 Jan, 2019:
Stravinsky: Petrushka, ballet in four tableaux (1911); Jeu de cartes, “ballet in three deals” (1936)

This lively rendition of the 1911 Petrushka is a convincing endorsement of the great story ballet, composed just one year after Firebird, that for...

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Mon 08 Jan, 2018:
Stravinsky: Chant funèbre, Op 5; Feu d'artifice, Op 4; Scherzo fantastique, Op 3; Le Faune et la Bergère, Op 2; Le Sacre du printemps

Stravinsky’s Funeral Song, written in memory of Rimsky-Korsakov, was lost following its sole performance in 1908 and recently found – numerous...

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Thu 27 Oct, 2016:
Diepenbrock: Elektra (Symphonic Suite); De Vogels – Overture; Marsyas (Concert Suite)

Self-taught Dutch composer Alphons Diepenbrock (1862-1921) was respected by Mahler, Strauss and Schoenberg during his lifetime, though his music still...

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Thu 14 Jul, 2016:
The Oriental Miscellany: Airs of Hindustan arranged and adapted by William Hamilton Bird

“Being a collection of the most favourite airs of Hindoostan, compiled and adapted for the Harpsichord”, The Oriental Miscellany was published in...

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Thu 14 Jul, 2016:
The Oriental Miscellany: Airs of Hindustan arranged and adapted by William Hamilton Bird

“Being a collection of the most favourite airs of Hindoostan, compiled and adapted for the Harpsichord”, The Oriental Miscellany was published in...

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Tue 12 Jul, 2016:
Telemann: Recorder Sonatas & Fantasias

It’s positively impossible not to smile at least once (indeed, several times) when listening to Pamela Thorby’s account of Telemann’s whimsical...

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Thu 12 May, 2016:
Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances; The Birds

A far cry from the extravagances of his Roman Triptych (Fountains, Pines and Festivals), Ottorino Respighi’s three sets of Ancient Airs and Dances...

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Thu 28 Apr, 2016:
Doolittle: all spring; Four Pieces about Water; falling still; col; Why the parrot repeats human words

A first encounter with the Nova Scotia-born, Glasgow-based Emily Doolittle reveals a composer with an ear for the music of the natural world, a gift...

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Wed 24 Feb, 2016:
Miloš: Blackbird – The Beatles Album

The Beatles’ timeless melodies have long inspired classical musicians from Cathy Berberian and John Cage to the Berlin Philharmonic Cellists and the...

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Mon 08 Feb, 2016:
Bach: The French Suites, BWV 812-817; Mozart: Suite in C, K 399; Gigue in G, K 574

Hot on the heels of Peter Hill’s fascinating disc of music inspired by birdsong including a newly-discovered piece by Messiaen (reviewed by Gavin...

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Wed 27 Jan, 2016:
Silvestrov: Piano Sonatas Nos 1-3; Classical Sonata; Children's Music I; Nostalghia

Valentin Silvestrov hails from Ukraine and was born in 1937. This generous (78-minute) selection of his piano music opens with Sonata No 1, which...

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