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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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Mon 11 Feb, 2019:
Beethoven: Mass in C major, Op 86; Leonore Overture No 3, Op 72b

What did Beethoven mean by the tempo marking ‘Andante con moto assai vivace quasi Allegretto ma non troppo’ at the head of the Kyrie? Mariss...

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Tue 03 Oct, 2017:
Bruckner: Symphony No 9 in D minor

Bit of a non-starter this one. Riccardo Muti goes for grandeur, opting for slow, fluid tempos throughout. But the results are leaden, with the music...

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Fri 22 Sep, 2017:
Portraits: Works for flute, clarinet & piano by Chris Rogerson, Valerie Coleman, Guillaume Connesson, Rachmaninov, Paul Schoenfield and Philip Hammond

A new trans-Atlantic trio makes its debut with considerable aplomb in a programme that delights, stirs, moves and entertains in equal measure. Anthony...

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Mon 05 Jun, 2017:
Mendelssohn: Symphonies – No 3 in A minor, Op 56 (Scottish); No 5 in D minor, Op 107 (Reformation)

A superb coupling that harbours a major surprise. Like Yannick Nézet-Séguin on his memorable new complete set of Mendelssohn’s numbered symphonies...

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Mon 03 Apr, 2017:
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (complete ballet)

François-Xavier Roth and his superb period-instrument band Les Siècles give us a thrillingly alive and intoxicatingly atmospheric rendering of...

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Mon 31 Oct, 2016:
Celtic Airs

There is a uniquely plangent beauty to Irish traditional music, its exquisite lyricism often masking a poignant melancholy that recalls Sheridan’s...

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Mon 10 Oct, 2016:
Puts: Symphony No 2; River's Rush; Flute Concerto

In its unabashed emotion, high drama and cinematic sweep, the music of Kevin Puts (b.1972) is recognisably American. Certainly it owes a debt to the...

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Thu 15 Sep, 2016:
Mendelssohn: Symphonies – No 1 in C minor, Op 11 (includes both versions of the scherzo); No 4 in A major, Op 90 (Italian)

No-one with a keen pair of ears could fail to admire the pristine results that Sir John Eliot Gardiner achieves with his well-drilled players, but...

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Tue 06 Sep, 2016:
Boismortier: Six Sonates, Op 51

Greg Dikmans (baroque flute) and Lucinda Moon (baroque violin), the two leads of the period-instrument Elysium Ensemble, here essay a somewhat unusual...

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Thu 18 Aug, 2016:
Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims

Commissioned as an entertainment for the coronation of Charles X, Rossini's Il viaggio a Reims has comedy, wonderful music including great ensembles,...

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Tue 16 Aug, 2016:
Ice and Longboats: Ancient Music of Scandinavia

Imagine if you will (and it’s not too much of a stretch) that 'Ice and Longboats' is the soundtrack to a movie in which our Viking protagonists are...

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Wed 27 Jul, 2016:
Rouse: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4; Odna Zhizn; Prospero's Rooms

Back in 1993, the American composer Christopher Rouse, a very significant talent in my view, famously composed a moving flute concerto dedicated to...

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Thu 14 Jul, 2016:
The Oriental Miscellany: Airs of Hindustan arranged and adapted by William Hamilton Bird

“Being a collection of the most favourite airs of Hindoostan, compiled and adapted for the Harpsichord”, The Oriental Miscellany was published in...

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