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Mon 28 Aug, 2017:
Pfitzner: Die Rose vom Liebesgarten

Here’s a curio. Pfitzner’s Die Rose vom Liebesgarten was already sounding anachronistic when first staged in 1905. A Lohengrin-like,...

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Wed 02 Aug, 2017:
Roger Doyle: Homemade Ivory Dreams

Homemade Ivory Dreams is a collection of pieces “that snuck out” while Roger Doyle was working on other projects. Which is not to suggest this is...

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Fri 02 Jun, 2017:
Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works

Distilled from his score for choreographer Wayne McGregor’s ‘Woolf Works’, staged by the Royal Ballet in 2015, ‘Three Worlds’ finds Max...

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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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Mon 02 Jan, 2017:
Armin Jordan: The French Symphonic Recordings

What better way to start a new year than to renew acquaintance with the substantial recorded legacy of that modest and under-appreciated master of the...

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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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Wed 02 Nov, 2016:
MacMillan: Violin Concerto; Symphony No 4

Rarely has a CD of new music engaged me quite as much as this one has, the Violin Concerto (2010) – which melds elements of song and dance –...

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Thu 27 Oct, 2016:
Diepenbrock: Elektra (Symphonic Suite); De Vogels – Overture; Marsyas (Concert Suite)

Self-taught Dutch composer Alphons Diepenbrock (1862-1921) was respected by Mahler, Strauss and Schoenberg during his lifetime, though his music still...

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Wed 14 Sep, 2016:
Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane, Op 43 (Suites Nos 1 & 2); Poulenc: Les Biches (Suite); Debussy: Six épigraphes antiques (orch Ansermet)

Here's the fourth instalment in this highly desirable series from Pentatone featuring the Suisse Romande Orchestra in dance repertoire under its...

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Fri 09 Sep, 2016:
Debussy: La Chute de la Maison Usher; Le Diable dans le beffroi

Debussy’s two Edgar Allan Poe operas were commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera of New York following the worldwide success of Pelléas et...

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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 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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Wed 29 Jun, 2016:
Reconnection

Reconnection finds former BBC Young Musician of the Year piano winner Ruth McGinley returning to the fray after a troubled professional period. As...

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