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Thu 07 Feb, 2019:
Lyatoshynsky: Symphony No 3 (Peace Shall Defeat War); Grazhyna

With a fiercely committed Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in tow, Kirill Karabits makes a powerful claim for the Third Symphony (of five) by his fellow...

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Fri 21 Jul, 2017:
Harrison: Violin Concerto; Grand Duo; Double Music (with John Cage)

Lou Harrison’s Violin Concerto owes something to Alban Berg and much, here, to the remarkable fluency of the PostClassical Ensemble. Required to...

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Wed 22 Mar, 2017:
Shostakovich: Piano Concertos – No 1 in C minor, Op 35; No 2 in F major, Op 102; String Quartet No 8 in C minor, Op 110 (arr Giltburg for piano)

Although one may raise an eyebrow that it has been done at all, Boris Giltburg’s transcription of Shostakovich’s desolate and searing Eighth...

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Tue 07 Feb, 2017:
Tishchenko: Symphony No 8; Concerto for violin, piano and string orchestra; Three Songs to Poems of Marina Tsvetayeva

The opening of the Concerto (2006) finds the violin appealingly expressive, whereas the piano knocks on the door in a fateful manner; the spectre of...

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Wed 07 Sep, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 2 in G major, Op 44; Khachaturian: Piano Concerto

Unlike its forerunner, Tchaikovsky’s Second Piano Concerto has languished unloved and suffered unkind cuts – most prominently to the concertante...

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Thu 07 Jul, 2016:
Rachmaninov: Etudes-tableaux, Op 39; Moments musicaux, Op 16

Rachmaninov’s two sets of Études-tableaux contain some of his greatest and most vivid writing for solo piano. The nine pieces that make up the opus...

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Mon 21 Sep, 2015:
Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande, Op 5; Violin Concerto, Op 36

It’s sometimes hard to tell whether difficult music becomes easier with the passing of time or whether later performers have it so much under their...

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Tue 01 Sep, 2015:
Pott: Sonata for Viola and Piano (Tooryn Vannin – The Towers of Man); Einzige Tage

These two substantial pieces by Francis Pott (b 1957) include his impressive 30-minute Sonata for Viola and Piano (2013), inspired by architecture and...

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Thu 04 Sep, 2014:
Kabalevsky: Piano Pieces for Children Young & Old

What a lovely collection this is! Writing as one who (like so many) cut his pianistic teeth on exam pieces and teaching volumes compiled by the...

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Mon 24 Mar, 2014:
Schnittke: Complete Piano Music

Schnittke’s Three Piano Sonatas are well represented on disc, but Simon Smith’s survey is a welcome addition. Written between 1987 and 1992, the...

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Fri 22 Nov, 2013:
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra

Already well served on disc – Abbado’s near-definitive DG account and Santini’s historic EMI recording fronted by Tito Gobbi and Boris Christoff...

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Mon 12 Aug, 2013:
Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D956; Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op 4

Dutch violinist Janine Jansen has brought together a number of her string-playing colleagues in two iconic works of Viennese chamber music from the...

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Thu 16 May, 2013:
Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No 1 in F minor; Sonata for 2 violins in C major; Violin Concerto No 2 in G minor

Don't miss this profoundly rewarding Prokofiev triple-bill from the 1930s. Dutch virtuoso Janine Jansen kicks off with a feisty, clean-limbed and...

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