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Thu 27 Jun, 2019:
Dove: Run to the Edge; The Ringing Isle; Hojoki (An Account of my Hut); Airport Scenes; Gaia Theory

The meat on the bone in this collection of Jonathan Dove’s orchestral music is the dramatic cantata for countertenor, Hojoki (An Account of my Hut)....

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Thu 11 Apr, 2019:
Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri

Immediately striking here in Buxtehude’s slow-moving Passion meditation is the quiet, articulate intensity and aching sense of intimacy on display....

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Mon 27 Mar, 2017:
Mozart: Mass in C minor, K427 (Great); Exsultate, jubilate, K165

Masaaki Suzuki’s soft-grained period instrument sound is ideal for Bach cantatas, but for Mozart’s large-scale choral music it lacks punch. Suzuki...

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Fri 23 Dec, 2016:
Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248 (Christmas Oratorio)

Hot on the heels of John Butt’s pleasingly pared-back (two voices per part) period-instrument offering of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the...

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Wed 30 Nov, 2016:
Stravinsky: Mass; Cantata; Ave Maria; Pater noster; Credo; Tres Sacrae Cantiones

Stravinsky intended his Mass as a work for choir with boy trebles, and the virtually unique selling point of this new recording is that trebles are...

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Tue 08 Nov, 2016:
Stanford: Stabat Mater, Op 96; Song to the Soul, Op 97a; The Resurrection

Stanford aficionados and lovers of English choral music will want to add this attractive, warmly played, luminously sung recital to their collections....

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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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Mon 22 Feb, 2016:
Alessandro Scarlatti: Con eco d'amore – Arias from operas and cantatas

Much-lauded soprano Elizabeth Watts here takes on some little-known repertoire by Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725) – not the harpsichordist, but his...

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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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Wed 30 Sep, 2015:
Handel in Italy, Volume 1

Now here’s a welcome change if, like me, you’re getting a bit weary of all those recitals trying just a bit too hard at mixing genres and periods....

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Tue 04 Aug, 2015:
Orfeo[s] – Italian & French Cantatas by Pergolesi, Alessandro Scarlatti, Clerambeault and Rameau

Korean soprano Sunhae Im, backed by the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, essays four versions of the Orpheus story from the Italian and French Baroque...

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Fri 15 May, 2015:
Villa-Lobos: Symphony No 12; Uirapuru; Mandu-Çarará

Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) was nothing if not prolific and he commanded an extensive orchestral palette as well as a penchant...

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