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Mon 25 Mar, 2019:
Elgar: The Wand of Youth – Suites Nos 1 & 2, Opp 1a & 1b; Nursery Suite; Salut d'amour, Op 12; Chanson de nuit, Op 15 No 1

This latest offering in Sir Mark Elder's Elgar series with the Hallé strikes me as an unbridled success. Subtitled 'Music to a child's play' and...

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Thu 17 Jan, 2019:
Chausson: Piano Trio in G minor, Op 3; Fauré: Piano Trio in D minor, Op 120; Satie: Prière pour le salut de mon âme; Le Piège de Méduse

Admirers of the Fidelio Trio’s earlier Resonus coupling of Ravel and Saint-Saëns (reviewed 9 January 2017) will need no urging to investigate this...

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Wed 26 Apr, 2017:
Franck: Violin Sonata in A major; Fauré: Romance in B flat major, Op 28; Szymanowski: Violin Sonata in D minor, Op 9; Romance in D major, Op 23; Notturno e Tarantella, Op 28

César Franck's adorable Violin Sonata comes up as fresh as new paint in this urgently expressive and memorably flexible performance by Tasmin Little...

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Thu 22 Sep, 2016:
Pumeza: Arias

Having given Pumeza Matshikiza’s debut recording a warm welcome (see my review dated 2 October 2014), this release arrived with some anticipation....

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Tue 21 Jun, 2016:
Songs to the Moon

This first recording from The Myrthen Ensemble is a 2-CD presentation of solo and group art songs inspired by the moon. The group was formed by...

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Fri 13 May, 2016:
Brahms: Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor, Op 25; Fauré: Piano Quartet No 1 in C minor, Op 15: Schnittke: Piano Quartet in A minor

The Berlin Piano Quartet is made up of players from the Berlin Philharmonic, plus pianist Kim Barbier: two German, two French – an ideal mix for...

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Tue 24 Nov, 2015:
Magnard: Piano Trio in F minor, Op 18; Violin Sonata in G major, Op 13

Killed at the start of the First World War defending his home from German invaders, Paris-born Albéric Magnard (1865-1914) left a comparatively small...

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Wed 11 Nov, 2015:
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major; Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major; Fauré: Ballade in F sharp major, Op 19

Yuja Wang generates a sparkling and admirably articulate rapport in the two Ravel piano concertos with Zurich's Tonhalle Orchestra under its dynamic...

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Fri 25 Sep, 2015:
Fauré: Complete Piano Works, Volume 3 – Pièces brèves, Op 84; Theme et Variations, Op 73; Barcarolles Nos 4-6; Nocturnes Nos 6 & 7

When it comes to interpreting Gabriel Fauré’s piano music, clarity of fingerwork and fluent phrasing are of the essence. Germaine Thyssens-Valentin...

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Tue 07 Apr, 2015:
Bonis: Piano Quartet No 1 in B flat major, Op 69; Fauré: Piano Quartet No 1 in C minor, Op 15

“I never thought a woman could write something such as this. She knows all the clever tricks of the composer's trade.” Thus Saint-Saëns upon...

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Thu 12 Feb, 2015:
Chaminade: The Flatterer – Piano Music of Cécile Chaminade

A century ago, when there was an upright piano in every middle-class home, everyone played La lisonjera ('The Flatterer') by Cécile Chaminade...

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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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