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Mon 13 Feb, 2017:
Bloch: The Three Suites for solo cello; Dallapiccola: Ciaccona, Intermezzo e Adagio; Ligeti: Sonata for solo cello

Ernest Bloch composed three suites for solo cello in 1956 and 1957 for his most assiduous champion, Zara Nelsova (1918-2002). It is, as Natalie Clein...

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Fri 10 Feb, 2017:
Rachmaninov: Trios élégiaques – No 1 in G minor; No 2 in D minor; Kreisler: Preghiera

Three recordings of Rachmaninov’s sizeable D minor Trio have caught my attention in the last few weeks: the vintage Oistrakh Trio (DG) with pianist...

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Fri 03 Feb, 2017:
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 33; Cello Sonatas – No 2 in F major, Op 123; No 3 in D major, Op posth

Hearing this admirable CD made me wish that rather than being a single disc it had been a double-pack featuring both cello concertos and all three...

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Tue 24 Jan, 2017:
Schubert: String Quartets – No 12 in C minor, D703 (Quartettsatz); No 15 in G major, D887

After forays into Haydn and Brett Dean, the wide-ranging Doric String Quartet return to Schubert for blistering performances of two sinewy late works....

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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 22 Nov, 2016:
Friedman: Piano Quintet in C minor; Różyicki: Piano Quintet in C minor, Op 35

Polish piano quintets in C minor are becoming a niche interest for Jonathan Plowright and the Szymanowski Quartet on Hyperion. They follow up their...

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Wed 26 Oct, 2016:
Schubert: Piano Trios – No 1 in B flat major, D 898 (Op 99); No 2 in E flat major, D 929 (Op 100)

The traditional view of Schubert’s two piano trios tends towards ebullience (Op 99) as opposed to austerity (Op 100). Fortepianist Andreas Staier...

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Mon 24 Oct, 2016:
Brahms: Double Concerto in A minor, Op 102; Piano Trio No 1 in B major, Op 8 (1854 version); Schumann: Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23 (coda by Britten)

Since the orchestras of Karlshrue and Meiningen, with whom Brahms also worked, had a string complement of 30 each he probably would not have objected...

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Mon 17 Oct, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor Op 50; Rachmaninov: Trios élégiaques – No 1 in G minor (1892); No 2 in D minor, Op 9

The Tchaikovsky Piano Trio receives a bold and forthright reading here from Trio Soloisti. Gestures and phrases are emphatic and clearly defined....

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Thu 06 Oct, 2016:
Schlepper-Connolly: The weathered stone

Inspired by land in west Sligo close to Ireland’s rugged Atlantic coastline, The weathered stone is a series of poetic impressions of a landscape in...

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Thu 08 Sep, 2016:
Dvořák: Piano Trios – No 3 in F minor, Op 65; No 4 in E minor, Op 90 (Dumky)

The Busch Trio comprise Israeli brothers Omri and Ori Epstein on piano and cello, and Dutch violinist Mathieu van Bellen. They have already earned...

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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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Mon 20 Jun, 2016:
Herbert: Cello Concertos – No 1 in D major, Op 8; No 2 in E minor, Op 30; Irish Rhapsody for Grand Orchestra

If all you know of Victor Herbert are his late-flowering, feather-light, meringue-sweet operettas, this coupling of his two cello concertos will prove...

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