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Wed 04 Jul, 2018:
Bernstein: Candide (Overture); On the Waterfront – Symphonic Suite; Fancy Free (Three Dance Variations); On the Town (Three Dance Episodes); West Side Story – Symphonic Dances

Exhilaratingly lithe, rhythmically punchy and (above all) powerfully communicative performances of these Bernstein favourites under Christian...

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Wed 11 Oct, 2017:
Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No 1, Op 35; Violin Concerto No 2, Op 61; Karlowicz: Violin Concerto in A major, Op 8

Here’s a value-for-money coupling of three contrasting Polish violin concertos from the first half of the last century in the estimable hands of...

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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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Thu 07 Jul, 2016:
Rachmaninov: Etudes-tableaux, Op 39; Moments musicaux, Op 16

Rachmaninov’s two sets of Études-tableaux contain some of his greatest and most vivid writing for solo piano. The nine pieces that make up the opus...

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Mon 14 Dec, 2015:
Scriabin: Symphony No 3, Op 43 (The Divine Poem); The Poem of Ecstasy, Op 54

A big, bold Divine Poem that more than fits the bill. For evidence, beam up around 5'30” into the first movement: after a brassy lento introduction...

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Wed 18 Nov, 2015:
Dohnányi: String Quartet No 3 in A minor, Op 33; Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F major (American); Bartók: String Quartet No 2

The Modigliani Quartet's latest Mirare offering brings impressively secure, red-blooded readings of three substantial masterworks. Composed in 1926,...

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Wed 26 Aug, 2015:
Anoushka Shankar – Home

Tracing its lineage back to Vedic scriptures dating from around 1,500BC, India’s classical music is considerably older than Western art music (still...

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Thu 09 Apr, 2015:
Sallinen: Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op 86; From a Swan Song for cello and piano, Op 67; Piano Trio, Op 96

The Finnish composer Aulis Sallinen (born 1935) can be relied upon for quixotic music and diverting listening, whether symphony or opera. Here is some...

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Fri 06 Feb, 2015:
Chopin: Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 25; Berceuse in D flat major, Op 57; Fantaisie in F minor, Op 49; Scherzo No 4 in E major, Op 54; Debussy: Suite bergamasque; Pour le piano

This is, by my reckoning, the fifth CD from York-based pianist Sarah Beth Briggs issued on the Semaphore label, and it leaves just as favourable...

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Tue 29 Jul, 2014:
Chants nostalgiques – Piano works by Godowsky, Kreisler/Rachmaninov, Schubert/Liszt, Silvestri and Tárrega

Luiza Borac’s latest recording for Avie is an innovative programme of songs with and without words. Following her surveys of Enescu and Lipatti,...

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