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Thu 28 Mar, 2019:
Clara Schumann: Three Romances, Op 22; Amy Beach: Violin Sonata, Op 34; Romance, Op 23; Invocation, Op 55; Ethel Smyth: Violin Sonata, Op 7

The music of Amy Beach frames this beautifully played recital by the seamlessly integrated, expressively fluid partnership of Tasmin Little and John...

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Mon 04 Feb, 2019:
Schumann: Papillons, Op 2; Kinderszenen, Op 15; Brahms: 3 Intermezzi, Op 117; 6 Klavierstücke, Op 118

Mentored by the great Denis Matthews (the centenary of whose birth falls this year), Sarah Beth Briggs displays her customary composure, intelligence,...

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Mon 13 Nov, 2017:
James McCarthy: Codebreaker; Will Todd: Ode to a Nightingale

Codebreaker is an exceptional achievement on numerous counts. The very opening vies in its visceral impact with the opening of Vaughan Williams’s A...

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Mon 24 Apr, 2017:
Brahms: Ballades, Op 10; Fantasies, Op 116; Theme and Variations, Op 18b

This Brahms anthology from the 30-year-old Russian virtuoso Denis Kozhukhin launches most propitiously with a memorably intuitive account of the Theme...

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Fri 27 Jan, 2017:
Schumann: Papillons, Op 2; Davidsbündlertänze, Op 6; Carnaval, Op 9

Listen to Adelina de Lara (1872-1961), a pupil of Clara Schumann, speaking and interpreting Robert’s music as taught by Clara. Then switch to...

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Fri 15 Jul, 2016:
Chopin: Preludes, Op 28; Beethoven: Bagatelles, Op 33

Winner of the 2013 Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Vevey, Switzerland, the young Brazilian pianist Cristian Budu is clearly an artist...

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Wed 29 Jun, 2016:
Reconnection

Reconnection finds former BBC Young Musician of the Year piano winner Ruth McGinley returning to the fray after a troubled professional period. As...

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Tue 21 Jun, 2016:
Songs to the Moon

This first recording from The Myrthen Ensemble is a 2-CD presentation of solo and group art songs inspired by the moon. The group was formed by...

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Mon 13 Jun, 2016:
Hesketh: Through Magic Casements; Horae (Pro Clara); Notte oscura; Three Japanese Miniatures

There’s a curious but compelling amalgam at the heart of this richly satisfying recital. Simultaneously concentrated and relaxed, Kenneth...

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Tue 26 Jan, 2016:
Dvořák: Stabat Mater, Op 58

One of the principal joys of Dvořák's maturity was his first concert in England (March 1884), where, at the Royal Albert Hall, this “Lion of the...

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Tue 17 Nov, 2015:
Verdi: Aida

It hasn’t been many years since the death knell was loudly sounded for precisely this kind of high profile, top rank, studio-recorded, sung- and...

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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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Thu 19 Feb, 2015:
Schumann: Mein schöner Stern! – Songs on poems by Heine, Kerner, and Rückert

Thomas Bauer has a mellow voice and excellent control, and a fine understanding of Schumann’s style; some listeners may compare his sound to...

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Wed 18 Jun, 2014:
Daniel Purcell: The Judgement of Paris

When, in 1701, Daniel Purcell entered a competition to compose a new English opera, he may have been hoping that the magic of his surname would win...

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