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Mon 05 Nov, 2018:
Julian Anderson: Choral Music – My Beloved Spake; Bell Mass; O sing unto the Lord; I saw Eternity; Four American Choruses; Nunc dimittis; Girolamo Frescobaldi: Toccata quarta

Julian Anderson seems to have come into the world in fully realised compositional maturity. Turning 40 in 2017, he writes with an inherited wisdom...

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Mon 14 May, 2018:
Saint-Saëns: Symphonic Poems

It’s always a pleasure to listen to Camille Saint-Saëns’s melodious, well-crafted, innovative and – here – vividly descriptive music, whether...

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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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Fri 26 May, 2017:
Simon O’Connor: What is living and what is dead

You won’t hear anything of Dubliner Simon O’Connor’s punk-band past in this plaintive and brittle, playful and beautiful, ruminative and rich,...

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Mon 15 Aug, 2016:
Schubert: Four Impromptus, D 899; O’Connor: Self portrait; Schlepper-Connolly: Was du mir warst; Sholdice: The dreams flow down, too

Here’s something intriguing, poetically intense and altogether involving as Belfast pianist Michael McHale’s juxtaposes Schubert’s four late...

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Tue 03 Nov, 2015:
Coleridge-Taylor: Clarinet Quintet in F sharp minor, Op 10; Somervell: Clarinet Quintet in G major; Walthew: A short Quintet in E flat major

The expressive clarinet is the anchoring focus of these amiable British works. All three composers on this disc have obviously had Brahms’s famous...

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Fri 03 Jul, 2015:
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No 3 in C minor, Op 78 (Organ); Symphony in A major (1850); Le rouet d'Omphale, Op 31

Saint-Saëns’s so-called Organ Symphony is always welcome – the composer designated it “avec orgue”: after all, the instrument is but part of...

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Tue 26 May, 2015:
Schubert: Hungarian Melody, D817; Piano Sonatas – No 18 in G major, D894; No 21 in B flat major, D960; Moments musicaux, D780; Allegretto in C, D915; Four Impromptus, D935

A dalliance with Mozart in his Sestercentennial birth year in 2006 aside, András Schiff has kept a wary, unconvinced distance from the forte-piano....

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Tue 24 Mar, 2015:
Philip Hammond: Miniatures & Modulations

More than two centuries after it was published, Edward Bunting’s three-volume collection of Ancient Irish Music continues to exert a sirenic...

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Wed 20 Aug, 2014:
Vittorio Grigòlo – The Romantic Hero: Arias by Massenet, Gounod, Bizet, Meyerbeer, Halévy and Offenbach

This is a specially recorded, agreeably contrasted album of French arias allowing Vittorio Grigòlo to show how well he can portray different moods...

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Thu 17 Apr, 2014:
Ergodos Musicians: I Call to You

Formed by the composers Garrett Sholdice and Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, Dublin-based Ergodos has been gaining plaudits aplenty for its championing...

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Mon 24 Jun, 2013:
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel

Engelbert Humperdinck's enchanting fairy-tale opera drew fulsome praise from Richard Strauss, who, after conducting the 1893 Weimar world premiere,...

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Tue 07 May, 2013:
Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre; Le Rouet d'Omphale; Phaéton; La Jeunesse d'Hércule; Marche héroïque; Introduction and Rondo capriccioso; Havanaise

If you love Carnival of the Animals and have ever wondered what other treasures came from the pen of the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, this...

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