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Fri 03 May, 2019:
Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, Op 120; Bagatelles, Op 119; Bagatelle ‘Für Elise’ WoO 59

Whatever Beethoven thought of Diabelli’s waltz (in two halves, each half repeated), it was the source of a unique set of variations that don’t...

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Wed 24 Oct, 2018:
Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Volume 7 – A major, Hob 5; G major, Hob 6; in E major, Hob 31; F major, Hob 47; C major, Hob 48

A puzzle to set the ball rolling. Why is Hob 47 – the first movement not by Haydn, the two subsequent movements the same as the first two movements...

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Fri 18 Aug, 2017:
Bernstein: Complete Solo Works for Piano

Here’s something to whet the appetite for 2018’s Bernstein centenary celebrations – a first recording of the complete solo piano works more...

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Tue 06 Jun, 2017:
Birchall: The Wind in the Willows; Alice in Wonderland

A composition student of Giles Swayne at Cambridge University, and founder member of Cellophony, Richard Birchall, has devised these wholly charming...

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Fri 17 Mar, 2017:
Beethoven: String Quartets – No 3 in D major, Op 18 No 3; No 11 in F minor, Op 95; No 13 in B flat major, Op 130

I regret coming late to the Elias String Quartet’s Beethoven survey on the strength of the fine and finessed performances on offer here. There’s...

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Tue 14 Mar, 2017:
Schubert: Four Impromptus, D899; Piano Sonata No 20 in A major D959

Artur Schnabel had an isolated field to himself when he recorded D959 in 1937. That field, though no longer isolated, still has space for musicians...

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Tue 27 Dec, 2016:
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas – No 27 in E minor, Op 90; No 28 in A major, Op 101; No 29 in B flat major, Op 106 (Hammerklavier)

Here are performances of three late Beethoven piano sonatas that can take their place among the very best in a crowded catalogue. Setting out his...

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Mon 11 May, 2015:
Purcell: The Indian Queen; Daniel Purcell: The Masque of Hymen

More incidental music than opera, Purcell’s The Indian Queen was first performed incomplete in the year of the composer’s death, which probably...

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Tue 18 Mar, 2014:
Remember me my deir – Jacobean songs of love and loss

Edinburgh-based quartet Fires of Love specialise in Renaissance and early Baroque music. As with their previous recordings, this recital mixes songs...

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Mon 17 Feb, 2014:
Esposito: Violin Sonatas – in G major, Op 32; in E minor, Op 46; in A major, Op 67; Cello Sonata, Op 43

Although Italian Michele Esposito (1855-1929) remains a revered name in Ireland, where he spent more than 40 years teaching at the Royal Irish Academy...

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Mon 09 Sep, 2013:
Monteverdi: Heaven and Earth

Love in all its many pulse-quickening, heart-stopping guises is the focus for this Monteverdi programme from The King’s Consort. Originally recorded...

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