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Mon 20 Mar, 2017:
Borodin: Piano Quintet in C minor; Cello Sonata in B minor (reconstructed by Mikhail Goldstein); String Quartet No 2 in D major

A generous Borodin chamber triptych comprising two youthful offerings and a bona fide masterpiece. The Piano Quartet from 1862 is not without its...

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Thu 16 Feb, 2017:
Sibelius: In the Stream of Life – Orchestral Songs (orch Rautavaara); Pohjola's Daughter, Op 49; Romance in C major, Op 42; The Oceanides, Op 73

This disc presents the premiere recording of In the Stream of Life, a collection of Sibelius songs orchestrated by Einojuhani Rautavaara in 2013-14....

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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 14 Feb, 2017:
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 5; Tallis Fantasia; The Running Set (all arranged for two pianos)

How well do the long lines of the contemplative Fifth Symphony and the ecstatic string-orchestra Tallis Fantasia stand up to two-piano arrangement,...

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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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Thu 02 Feb, 2017:
Taneyev: String Quartet No 8 in C major; String Quintet No 2 in C major, Op 16

This volume completes the Carpe Diem String Quartet’s Taneyev cycle. Quartet No 8 is a relatively early work (1883), while the String Quintet, Op 16...

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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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Mon 16 Jan, 2017:
Brahms: String Quintets – No 1 in F major, Op 88; No 2 in G major, Op 111

Having already given us fine surveys of all three of Brahms's string quartets (each one coupled with a rarity by Gernsheim, Dessoff and Herzogenberg)...

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Thu 12 Jan, 2017:
Debussy: Images; Jeux; La plus que lente

Back in the early 1970s, Michael Tilson Thomas set down an uncommonly perceptive set of Debussy's Images at the helm of the Boston Symphony for...

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Wed 11 Jan, 2017:
Sibelius: Symphonies – No 3 in C major, Op 52; No 6 in D minor, Op 104; No 7 in C major, Op 105

Osmo Vänskä completes his second survey of Sibelius's numbered symphonies for BIS (a new Kullervo is also in the offing, I gather) with this...

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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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Mon 12 Dec, 2016:
Scriabin: The Complete Piano Sonatas; Vers la flamme, Op 72

Peter Donohoe came late to Scriabin, the composer wholly absent from his repertoire during his first 40 years at the piano. This rich, varied and...

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Mon 05 Dec, 2016:
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op 64

The finest Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet we’ve had since Gennadi Rozhdestvensky’s Bolshoi recording from the 1950s (Melodiya), and I’m not forgetting...

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Fri 25 Nov, 2016:
Stanford: String Quartets – No 5 in B flat major, Op 104 (In Memoriam Joseph Joachim); No 8 in E minor, Op 167; Joachim: Romance for violin and piano, Op 2 No 1

Amazing to think that music of such palpable quality has suffered neglect for so long. The Fifth of Stanford's eight string quartets strikes me as a...

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