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Mon 02 Jul, 2018:
Schubert: Octet in F major, D 803; Minuets and Trios, Nos 3 & 5, D 89

Commissioned to write a work modelled on Beethoven’s seminal Septet, Schubert opted for a no less iconic Octet (all the more astonishing for being...

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Mon 30 Oct, 2017:
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 5 in D minor, Op 107 (Reformation); The Hebrides – Concert Overture, Op 26; Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64

Realistically engineered within the lively acoustic of Sala 1 Pau Casals at Barcelona's L'Auditori, the latest instalment in Pablo Heras-Casado's...

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Wed 24 May, 2017:
Chausson: Concert in D major, Op 21; Franck: Violin Sonata in A major

Alexander Melnikov's choice of an Érard piano from the period lends a distinctively mellow, soft-grained demeanour to this highly accomplished and...

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Mon 12 Sep, 2016:
Stojowski: Violin Concerto in G minor, Op 22; Romanze in E flat major, Op 20; Wieniawski: Fantaisie brillante sur des motifs de l'opéra Faust de Gounod, Op 20

Polish composers Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880) and Zygmunt Stojowski (1869-1946) make a good pairing. Stojowski’s Violin Concerto and Romanze, both...

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Mon 01 Feb, 2016:
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 77; Bartók: Violin Concerto No 1

Outstanding conducting and playing as Antonio Pappano and Janine Jansen meld in Brahms’s Concerto. Tempos vary according to moods characterised, but...

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Tue 15 Dec, 2015:
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 54; Piano Trio No 2 in F major, Op 80

Robert Schumann’s romantic Piano Concerto is here informed by ‘period’ instruments. Alexander Melnikov plays on an 1837 Erard fortepiano,...

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Tue 18 Aug, 2015:
Sempre libera – Opera Arias by Donizetti, Gounod, Bellini, Bizet, Delibes, Puccini, Meyerbeer, Offenbach, Messager and Verdi

This SACD is a joy for the beauty and versatility of Miah Persson’s voice and for its variety of arias. After the jocularity of the opening aria...

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Wed 29 Jul, 2015:
Hartmann: Concerto funebre; Weinberg: Concertino, Op 42; Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes, Op 47 No 3; Shostakovich: Unfinished Sonata for violin and piano (1945)

In recent years Linus Roth and the good folk at Challenge Classics have been on something of a crusade for the music of Mieczysław Weinberg...

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Wed 15 Apr, 2015:
Hindemith: Sonata for Althorn and Piano; Sonata for Cello and Piano; Sonata for Trombone and Piano; Sonata for Violin and Piano; Sonata for Trumpet and Piano

It seems that the reputation of the music by Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) is somewhat in the doldrums at present, a far cry from the exalted position it...

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Fri 10 Apr, 2015:
Schumann: Violin Concerto in D minor; Piano Trio No 3 in G minor, Op 110

At first hearing, Isabelle Faust and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra under Pablo Heras-Casado seem hell-bent on waltzing through the Schumann...

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Fri 29 Aug, 2014:
Ailyn Pérez & Stephen Costello – Love Duets: Arias and songs by Massenet, Mascagni, Verdi, Donizetti, Gounod, Puccini, Bernstein, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Loesser and Wright & Forrest

Ailyn Pérez and Stephen Costello are a young, married couple who are fortunate enough to spend part of their working life together. This album of...

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