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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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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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Wed 28 Jun, 2017:
Golijov: The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind; Lindberg: The Erratic Dreams of Mr Grönstedt

Beware Swedish cognac. Over-indulgence took Christian Lindberg into a world of hallucinogenic make-believe, out of which came his delirious clarinet...

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Mon 27 Feb, 2017:
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 1 in G minor, Op 13 (Winter Dreams); The Tempest, Op 18

Here's a distinctive take on early Tchaikovsky from Granada-born Pablo Heras-Casado at the helm of his bright-eyed and bushy-tailed Orchestra of St...

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Mon 15 Aug, 2016:
Schubert: Four Impromptus, D 899; O’Connor: Self portrait; Schlepper-Connolly: Was du mir warst; Sholdice: The dreams flow down, too

Here’s something intriguing, poetically intense and altogether involving as Belfast pianist Michael McHale’s juxtaposes Schubert’s four late...

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Wed 13 Jul, 2016:
Field: The Complete Nocturnes

The Irish composer John Field’s Nocturnes have long been in want of a champion capable of giving full expression to their beguilingly soft contours...

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Wed 22 Jun, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Symphonies – No 1 in G minor, Op 7 (Winter Dreams); No 2 in C minor, Op 17 (Little Russian); No 5 in E minor, Op 64

There are details to relish here, mostly with respect to the way the (excellent) orchestra is balanced: in the Fifth Symphony, for example, the trio...

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Fri 11 Sep, 2015:
Prokofiev: Symphonies – No 4 in C major, Op 47 (1930 version); No 5 in B flat major, Op 100; Dreams, Op 6

This is the penultimate volume in Kirill Karabits's Prokofiev symphony cycle for Onyx. Especially impressive here is the Ukrainian conductor's...

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Fri 09 Jan, 2015:
Schubert: Moments musicaux, D780; Piano Sonata No 20 in A major, D959; Mazzoli: Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos

Of the three ‘late’ Schubert piano sonatas, the A major is the most disquieting, the one where the second movement ventures dangerously far from...

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Thu 31 Jul, 2014:
Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie, Op 64; Vier symphonische Zwischenspiele aus 'Intermezzo', Op 72

I am still under the influence of Lorin Maazel’s remarkable conducting of Strauss’s Alpine Symphony (20 March in the Royal Festival Hall, London,...

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Sat 05 Oct, 2013:
Wagner at the Met – Der fliegende Holländer; Lohengrin; Der Ring des Nibelungen; Tannhäuser; Tristan und Isolde (live recordings from 1936-1954)

Have you ever been blown away by a great work then dreamt of its ideal performance? If ‘Wagner at the Met’ isn’t quite that series of dreams, it...

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