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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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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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Tue 12 Jul, 2016:
Telemann: Recorder Sonatas & Fantasias

It’s positively impossible not to smile at least once (indeed, several times) when listening to Pamela Thorby’s account of Telemann’s whimsical...

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Mon 04 Apr, 2016:
Inspired by Mozart – Works for cello and piano by Beethoven, Mozart and Franz Xaver Mozart

Julius Berger is exploring connections between Mozart and Beethoven, nowhere more so than in two sets of Variations by the latter, both inspired by...

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Tue 07 Jul, 2015:
Nielsen: Violin Concerto, Op 33; Flute Concerto; Clarinet Concerto, Op 57

Nikolaj Znaider’s second recording of the Nielsen Violin Concerto (his first, under Lawrence Foster, was for EMI) is an out-and-out winner, subtler...

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Mon 29 Jun, 2015:
Winds & Piano – Music by Poulenc, Farrenc, Roussel, Caplet, Mozart, Beethoven, Thuille & Rimsky-Korsakov

No one who invested in this starry ensemble's previous release on Warner Classics (reviewed by yours truly on 23 May 2014) should lose time in...

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Mon 20 Apr, 2015:
Bach: Musikalisches Opfer (Musical Offering), BWV1079

Always something of a moveable feast, there seem to be as many different versions of Bach’s Musical Offering as there are performers. For this...

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