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Wed 13 Sep, 2017:
Brahms: Piano Sonata No 3 in F minor, Op 5; 12 Piano Pieces from Opp 39, 76 and 116-119

The beauty of Nelson Freire’s approach to Brahms, aside from its musical finesse and virtuosity, is in the way it marks a contrast between the...

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Fri 07 Jul, 2017:
Jonathan Nangle: Pause

Delve into the title track of Jonathan Nangle’s hypnotic ‘Pause’ and you’ll find the ghost of Charles Ives. Prompted by two bars in the third...

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Wed 31 May, 2017:
Heimat

In his debut on Sony Classical, Benjamin Appl nails his colours to the mast as the pretender to Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s Lieder crown. He’s...

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Tue 18 Oct, 2016:
Wine Dark Sea – Dan Welcher: Spumante; Donald Grantham: J'ai été au bal; Frank Ticheli: Concerto for Clarinet; John Mackey: Wine Dark Sea (Symphony for Band)

Seventy minutes of wind-band music includes the album’s title piece, Wine-Dark Sea (the hyphen appears only within the booklet) by John Mackey, a...

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Fri 02 Sep, 2016:
Mendelssohn: Symphonies – No 1 in C minor, Op 11; No 4 in A minor, Op 90 (Italian); Widmann: Ad absurdum (Concerto for trumpet and small orchestra)

The strings and woodwind of the Irish Chamber Orchestra sound wholly at home in this briskly uneven brace of Mendelssohn symphonies. It’s the...

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Mon 25 Jul, 2016:
Brahms: Piano Sonatas – No 1 in C major, Op 2; No 2 in F sharp minor, Op 2; No 3 in F minor, Op 5

To say that François-Frédéric Guy treats the young Brahms’s three piano sonatas to a range of colours more readily associated with the piano...

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Thu 28 Jan, 2016:
Bartók: Sonata for two piano and percussion; Hindson: Pulse Magnet: Ravel: Boléro

A varied programme here of works for piano duo and percussion. Ravel’s Boléro risks monotony without its orchestral colours, but this arrangement,...

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Fri 27 Nov, 2015:
Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri

Simon Rattle conducted this performance shortly before the official announcement that he was to become Music Director of the London Symphony...

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Mon 17 Aug, 2015:
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384

This third instalment in Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Baden-Baden Festival’s Mozart cycle follows a punchy, well-paced Don Giovanni and a...

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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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Tue 20 Jan, 2015:
Szymanowski: Symphonies – No 1 in F minor, Op 15; No 3, Op 27 (The Song of the Night); Love Songs of Hafiz, Op 26

Languor – that elusive quality that defines great recordings of Szymanowski – is much in evidence here. In the Third Symphony, the ever-shifting...

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Thu 01 Jan, 2015:
Alisa Weilerstein: Solo – Kodály: Sonata, Op 8; Golijov: Omaramor; Cassadó: Suite per violoncello; Sheng: Seven Tunes Heard in China

Kodály’s solo Sonata, Op 8, was long associated almost exclusively with the great János Starker – he recorded it a number of times – but of...

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Wed 31 Dec, 2014:
Janáček: Sinfonietta; Capriccio; Suite from 'The Cunning Little Vixen'

Edward Gardner’s collaboration with the Chandos label continues apace, now with the Bergen Philharmonic rather than the BBC Symphony and CBSO of...

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