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Mon 10 Oct, 2016:
Puts: Symphony No 2; River's Rush; Flute Concerto

In its unabashed emotion, high drama and cinematic sweep, the music of Kevin Puts (b.1972) is recognisably American. Certainly it owes a debt to the...

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Wed 24 Aug, 2016:
Music at the Habsburg Court: Concertos and Sonatas by Vivaldi, Ragazzi, Umstatt and Timmer

Vivaldi is the poster-boy here, with his A minor violin concerto from the Op 9, La Cetra, vibrantly performed by violinist and conductor Andrés...

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Wed 03 Aug, 2016:
Lotti: Crucifixus

An almost exact contemporary of Vivaldi, Antonio Lotti wrote extensively for St Mark’s in Venice and his music – so this new Delphian recording...

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Tue 05 Jul, 2016:
Mondonville: Grands Motets – De profundis (1748); Magnus Dominus (1734); Nisi Dominus (1743); Cantate Domino (1743)

A younger contemporary of Rameau, Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville (1711-72) enjoyed considerable success in his lifetime as a violinist with the...

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Thu 30 Jun, 2016:
David Bruce: Gumboots; Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115

Finding a contemporary piece to partner Brahms’s late Clarinet Quintet is not an easy task, but David Bruce’s 2008 composition Gumboots is...

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Tue 24 May, 2016:
Goldmark: Rustic Wedding Symphony, Op 31; Overture – Der gefesselte Prometheus, Op 38

With Beecham, Bernstein and Toscanini (in excerpt) as selected forerunners, any candidate in the Goldmark ‘Rustic Wedding’ stakes has to cut the...

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Tue 19 Apr, 2016:
Monteverdi: Operatic Arias and Madrigals

This exciting issue includes various styles of madrigal, other songs and three excerpts from L’incoronazione di Poppea. There is also some...

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Tue 15 Mar, 2016:
Steibelt: Piano Concertos – No 3 in E major, Op 33 (L'orage); No 5 in E flat major, Op 64 (À la chasse); No 7 in E minor (Grand concerto militaire)

Beethoven trounced Daniel Steibelt (1765-1825) in a pianistic duel that delighted frequenters of a Viennese salon in 1800, but his compositions...

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Mon 07 Mar, 2016:
Sculthorpe: Island Songs; Dean: The Siduri Dances; Edwards: Full Moon Dances – Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra

Here’s an intriguing – and entertaining – glimpse into largely overlooked developments in contemporary Australian music with three first...

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Tue 19 Jan, 2016:
Zandonai: Francesca da Rimini

Tricked into marriage with Giannciotto while in love with his brother Paolo, Francesca is also desired by their third brother Malatestino. This opera...

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Wed 25 Nov, 2015:
Grime: Night Songs; Virga; Into the faded air; Clarinet Concerto; A Cold Spring; Everyone Sang; Near Midnight

Helen Grime (b 1981) is revealed on this disc as a young composer of vivid imagination and an unerring instinct for attractive sound that is...

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Fri 28 Aug, 2015:
Amores Pasados – Lute Songs and Transcriptions by Lope de Vega, John Paul Jones, Bécquier, Fletcher, Warlock, Campion, Picforth, Tony Banks, Moeran and Sting

For anyone unacquainted with the eclectic solo career of ex-Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones it might come as a surprise to hear his “Amores...

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Wed 26 Aug, 2015:
Anoushka Shankar – Home

Tracing its lineage back to Vedic scriptures dating from around 1,500BC, India’s classical music is considerably older than Western art music (still...

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Wed 19 Aug, 2015:
Praetorius – Choral settings from the Biblical 'Song of Songs' by Hieronymus, Jacob and Michael Praetorius

Not one but three Praetoriuses (Praetorii?) for the asking price here: Hieronymus and son Jacob, the latter an almost exact contemporary of Heinrich...

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