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Wed 31 Oct, 2018:
Debussy: Harmonie du soir – Mélodies / Songs

Marking the centenary of Debussy’s death, this collection of mélodies and songs “set in the land of the Symbolist and Impressionist poets” is...

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Thu 07 Dec, 2017:
Rameau: Pygmalion; Les Fȇtes de Polymnie Suite d’orchestra

A reminder of why Rameau’s Pygmalion should have been so popular in the composer’s lifetime (and why it has remained in the repertoire) comes in...

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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 18 Oct, 2017:
Schubert: Piano Sonatas – No 20 in A major, D 959; No 21 in B flat major, D 960

Expectations run high for Krystian Zimerman’s first solo recording in many decades, and he doesn’t disappoint. Schubert’s late sonatas allow the...

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Mon 27 Feb, 2017:
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 1 in G minor, Op 13 (Winter Dreams); The Tempest, Op 18

Here's a distinctive take on early Tchaikovsky from Granada-born Pablo Heras-Casado at the helm of his bright-eyed and bushy-tailed Orchestra of St...

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Tue 22 Mar, 2016:
Brahms: Piano Trio No 1 in B major, Op 8 (original version from 1854); Piano Quartet No 3 in C minor, Op 60

This release forms an appropriate partner to the Trio Wanderer’s previously issued recording of Brahms’s piano trios (Harmonia Mundi download)....

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Mon 14 Mar, 2016:
Mendelssohn: Symphonies – No 3 in A minor, Op 56 (Scottish); No 4 in A major, Op 90 (Italian)

Mendelssohn symphonies on period instruments: Frans Brüggen has been here before, and so has John Eliot Gardiner. The Freiburger Barockorchester are...

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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 12 Jan, 2016:
Schubert: 19 Goethe Lieder

Gefühlslegato – emotional legato – is essential to any great interpretation of Schubert Lieder, as the young Swiss tenor Mauro Peter is only too...

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Wed 06 Jan, 2016:
Bach: Violin Concertos – in A minor, BWV1041; in E major, BWV1042; in A major, BWV1055; in G minor, BWV1056; in D minor, BWV1052

From objective scholarship and subjective insights arise performances of emotional depth and tonal finesse, excellent sound and balance transparently...

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Fri 13 Feb, 2015:
Brahms: Motets, Opp 29, 74 and 110; Fest- und Gedenksprüche, Op 109; Missa canonica, Op posth (1856-1862)

Choral music figured large in Brahms’s life. He was active as a choral conductor in both Hamburg and Vienna, and wrote several sets of works for...

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Thu 05 Feb, 2015:
Dorothea Röschmann: Portraits – Lieder by Schubert, Schumann, Richard Strauss and Wolf

Much touted as Dorothea Röschmann’s solo debut on disc (overlooking her 2000 collection of Handel’s German arias with the Akademie für Alte...

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Mon 08 Dec, 2014:
Bach: Trio Sonatas, BWV 525-530

These sonatas are not just compositional wonders, but also very difficult to perform; each line must be both independent of, and in balance with, its...

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Wed 19 Nov, 2014:
Bach: The Six Cello Suites

There is much to like in these ripe, relishable period-instrument performances of music too often tainted by lachrymose dourness. Instead, Hoog...

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