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Wed 17 May, 2017:
Haydn: The Seasons

What, a 50-bar fugue on just six words “for thy bounty, thanks be given”? Placed at the end of section 6, it is but one example of canny mastery...

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Mon 03 Apr, 2017:
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (complete ballet)

François-Xavier Roth and his superb period-instrument band Les Siècles give us a thrillingly alive and intoxicatingly atmospheric rendering of...

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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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Wed 15 Feb, 2017:
Leighton: Complete Organ Works

Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988) wrote with consummate skill for the organ. His thrillingly communicative 1970 Concerto for the instrument with string...

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Tue 17 Jan, 2017:
Rossini: Opera Arias

A joyously sung love song from Demetrio e Polibio (Rossini’s first opera) opens this collection of Rossini ‘trouser roles’ sung by the...

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Wed 07 Dec, 2016:
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 (New Concert Edition by Sir Andrew Davis)

HIP-sters be warned: here’s a Messiah to divide opinion. Andrew Davis’s 'new concert edition' springs out of the speakers with all the glossy pomp...

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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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Fri 21 Oct, 2016:
Berkeley: Stabat Mater; Mass for five voices; Judica me; Michael Berkeley: Touch Light

Lennox Berkeley’s Stabat Mater (1947) was commissioned by Peter Pears for an English Opera Group tour, hence the modest forces of six singers and 12...

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Wed 19 Oct, 2016:
Dett: The Ordering of Moses

Captured live at a Carnegie Hall performance in 2014, this first recording of The Ordering of Moses, a ‘Biblical Folk Scene’ by Ontario-born R...

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Mon 03 Oct, 2016:
Rubbra: Tenebrae Nocturns, Op 72; Missa cantuariensis, Op 59; Five Motets, Op 37; Three Motets, Op 76

Best known for his towering cycle of 11 symphonies, Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986) also left us a substantial body of sublime choral music, some of the...

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Wed 20 Jul, 2016:
Hughes: I Am The Song

Boasting fine contributions by the BBC Singers, this rich survey of Bernard Hughes’s choral music provides a decidedly moreish introduction to the...

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