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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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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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Fri 21 Jul, 2017:
Harrison: Violin Concerto; Grand Duo; Double Music (with John Cage)

Lou Harrison’s Violin Concerto owes something to Alban Berg and much, here, to the remarkable fluency of the PostClassical Ensemble. Required to...

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Wed 14 Jun, 2017:
Brahms: Die schöne Magelone, Op 33

Brahms’s 15 Romances from Ludwig Tieck’s ‘The Wondrous Love Story of the Beautiful Magelone and Count Peter of Provence’ make up a romantic...

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Mon 13 Feb, 2017:
Bloch: The Three Suites for solo cello; Dallapiccola: Ciaccona, Intermezzo e Adagio; Ligeti: Sonata for solo cello

Ernest Bloch composed three suites for solo cello in 1956 and 1957 for his most assiduous champion, Zara Nelsova (1918-2002). It is, as Natalie Clein...

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Fri 18 Nov, 2016:
Songs from Our Ancestors: Music by John Dowland, Ruan Ji, Benjamin Britten, Franz Schubert, Xu Changjun, Dominick Argento, Chen Yi, Stephen Goss and Anonymous

A first disc from London’s Globe Theatre offers a fine introduction for those outside the capital to the venue’s musical programme. Recorded in...

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Tue 11 Oct, 2016:
Mozart: Piano Concertos – No 11 in F major, K 413; No 12 in A major, K 414; No 13 in C major, K 415

Perform these concertos as originally scored to include winds – Mozart also sanctioned strings only – and the flavour of oboes and horns,...

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Wed 17 Aug, 2016:
Poulenc: Works for piano solo and piano duo

Poulenc’s talents as pianist and composer combined to create an oeuvre of distinction, within which discrete miniatures feature prominently. Many...

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Tue 26 Jul, 2016:
Marais: Pièces à une et à deux violes et basse continue

Published in 1689, Marin Marais’s “Pieces for One and Two Viols” (Pièces à une et à deux violes) was a significant development in the...

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Mon 04 Jul, 2016:
Rebecca Clarke: Works for Viola

Composed in 1919 and premiered that same year to considerable acclaim at Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge's Berkshire Chamber Music Festival in...

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Mon 06 Jun, 2016:
Bartók: The Works for Violin and Piano

Generously filling two discs, Bartók’s complete works for violin with piano are joined here by the 1926 Piano Sonata and the late Sonata for Solo...

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Wed 27 Apr, 2016:
Reich: Mallet Quartet; Sextet; Nagoya Marimbas; Music for Pieces of Wood

The most recent work here is Mallet Quartet (2009), which frames a gently rocking slow section with mellow motorized ostinatos topped with treble...

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Thu 28 Jan, 2016:
Bartók: Sonata for two piano and percussion; Hindson: Pulse Magnet: Ravel: Boléro

A varied programme here of works for piano duo and percussion. Ravel’s Boléro risks monotony without its orchestral colours, but this arrangement,...

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Tue 01 Dec, 2015:
Grieg: Violin Sonatas – No 1 in F major, Op 8; No 2 in G major, Op 13; No 3 in C minor, Op 45

Each of Edvard Grieg’s sonatas for violin and piano is a three-movement affair, lyrical, folksy and impassioned. Such qualities, and contrasts, are...

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