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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 Sep, 2016:
Anoushka Shankar: Land of Gold

Evidence of Anoushka Shankar’s ambition to make her music relevant (as much as to bring the sitar into the mainstream) comes in the form of this...

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Mon 29 Aug, 2016:
Handel in Rome 1707: Donna, che in ciel, HWV233; Ah che troppo ineguali, HWV230; Dixit Dominus, HWV232

Three live recordings of three works dating roughly from Handel’s visit to Rome in 1707. The relatively familiar Dixit Dominus was recorded in a...

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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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Fri 03 Jun, 2016:
Overtures from the British Isles, Volume 2 – Music by Walton, Leigh, Bowen, Smyth, Ansell, Mackenzie, Coates, Parry, Quilter and Foulds

Rumon Gamba sees to it that Walton's Portsmouth Point (1924-25) kicks off this collection of British overtures in swaggering fashion, and it's...

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Thu 07 Apr, 2016:
Reger: Violin Concerto in A major, Op 101 (arr for chamber ensemble by Rudolf Kolisch)

Arnold Schoenberg reckoned that the music of Max Reger deserved frequent exposure, primarily because Reger was a genius. Seconded. Rudolf Kolisch’s...

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Tue 05 Apr, 2016:
Handel: Imeneo

Handel’s penultimate opera met with a decidedly lukewarm reception at its London premiere in 1740. Undeterred, he took it to Dublin in 1742 during...

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Tue 16 Feb, 2016:
Loquebantur – Music from the Baldwin Partbooks

John Baldwin (1560-1615) was a singer, composer of instrumental and vocal music, and a diligent collector and copyist of other composers’ works. His...

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Fri 11 Dec, 2015:
Haydn: The Creation

The resounding blend of American energy, British precision and sense of occasion makes this a Creation to savour. Haydn contributes, too, the sheer...

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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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Fri 09 Oct, 2015:
Seiber: Tre pezzi; Dorati: Cello Concerto; Bartók: Viola Concerto (adapted for cello)

Here's a generous and typically imaginative programme from cellist Raphael Wallfisch comprising three rarely heard concertos by Hungarian emigrés in...

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Wed 15 Jul, 2015:
Vaughan Williams: A Pastoral Symphony; Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Five Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus'; The Wasps (Overture)

Vaughan Williams's A Pastoral Symphony (1922) post-dates his seminal Tallis Fantasia (probably the single most important British work of its time) by...

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