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Mon 16 Apr, 2018:
Mozart: Violin Concertos – No 4 in D major, K218; No 5 in A major, K219 (Turkish)

Nikolaj Znaider begins his survey of Mozart’s violin concertos with the London Symphony Orchestra as both soloist and conductor with temperately...

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Fri 11 Aug, 2017:
Dreams & Fancies – English music for solo guitar

Dreams & Fancies, the solo debut on disc by young Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe, announces an exciting new talent. At its heart are a trio of lute...

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Mon 24 Jul, 2017:
CPE Bach: Complete Works for Keyboard and Violin

Years ago, my older daughter expressed the view that CPE Bach’s music sounds like a busker waiting outside a train station, dreamily meandering...

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Wed 15 Mar, 2017:
Holbrooke: Concerto for violin and orchestra, Op 59 (The Grasshopper); Auld Lang Syne – Variations for full orchestra, Op 60; The Raven – Poem No 1 for orchestra, Op 25

Josef Holbrooke’s music hasn’t fared as well on disc, and less so in the concert hall, than that of his contemporaries, among them Vaughan...

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Mon 22 Aug, 2016:
Stravinsky: Petrushka; Debussy: La boîte à joujoux

The beauty of Ludovic Morlot’s Petrushka (1947 version) is its rhythmic precision, though by saying that I don’t mean to infer the common vice of...

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Mon 28 Mar, 2016:
Bach: St John Passion, BWV 245

“Lord, our master, whose glory fills the whole earth, show us by your Passion that you, the true eternal Son of God, triumph even in the deepest...

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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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Thu 24 Dec, 2015:
Dancing Day – Music for Christmas by Britten, Rutter, Hadley, Mathias, Matthew Martin & Trad. (arr Scott and Ledger)

John Scott's sudden death last August aged only 59 robbed the musical world of a superb organist and choirmaster. The present collection shows off to...

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Wed 24 Jun, 2015:
Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto in A minor; MacMillan: Oboe Concerto; One for chamber orchestra Britten: 'A Time there was …' – Suite on English Folksongs, Op 90

Vaughan Williams’s ripely pastoral Oboe Concerto finds Nicholas Daniel returning to his beginning with the work that saw him anointed BBC Young...

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Thu 30 Apr, 2015:
Uncharted – A Viola da Gamba Adventure

Have viola da gamba will travel. Not a bad motto for ever-so-slightly eccentric American gambist Gerald Trimble, who has embarked on an...

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Mon 19 Jan, 2015:
Pierné: Piano Trio in C minor, Op 45; Fauré: Piano Trio in D minor, Op 120

This apt coupling of contemporaneous piano trios by French maîtres opens with one of Gabriel Fauré’s final souvenirs. His compact work from 1923,...

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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 10 Dec, 2014:
Panufnik: Symphonic Works, Volume 8 – Violin Concerto; Cello Concerto; Piano Concerto

Something each for the three most popular of concerto instruments – piano, violin, cello – courtesy of Andrzej Panufnik (1914-91), from Polish to...

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