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Thu 07 Mar, 2019:
Britten: Choral Works – Choral Dances from Gloriana; Hymn to St Cecilia; A Hymn to the Virgin; Five Flower Songs; A.M.D.G.

Berlin’s RIAS Kammerchor has long been eloquent advocates for 20th-century British a cappella music, making this all-Britten disc under artistic...

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Mon 26 Nov, 2018:
Earth & Sky: Choral premieres by Vaughan Williams

Here’s something of a coup for William Vann and the Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea (home to the fabled Chelsea Pensioners): 21 first...

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Mon 27 Nov, 2017:
Mayr: Stabat mater in F minor; Eja mater in F major; Ave maris stella in G major

Franz Hauk describes, in the liner notes, how he reconstructed this ‘Stabat Mater’ from two partial versions as no complete version remained. Five...

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Wed 08 Nov, 2017:
Joubert: Missa Wellensis, Op 174; Locus iste, Op 175; St Mark Passion, Op 180

In his 90th year, John Joubert’s profile continues to rise after the success of Jane Eyre (reviewed 28 April 2017) with this trio of direct, sincere...

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Tue 26 Sep, 2017:
Sibelius: Piano Works, Volume 2

The great Wilhelm Kempff was an admirer of Sibelius's agreeably pithy Sonatinas, Op 67, with their crisp textures and invigorating part writing....

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Mon 06 Mar, 2017:
Nielsen: The Organ Works

This stimulating survey of Carl Nielsen’s organ music, consists of the late-written 29 Little Preludes (1929) – interspersed in four groups –...

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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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Mon 13 Jun, 2016:
Hesketh: Through Magic Casements; Horae (Pro Clara); Notte oscura; Three Japanese Miniatures

There’s a curious but compelling amalgam at the heart of this richly satisfying recital. Simultaneously concentrated and relaxed, Kenneth...

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Thu 03 Mar, 2016:
Granados: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 49; Turina: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 1; Caliope (Hymn from Las musas de Andalucia, Op 93 No 9)

These two piano quintets are linked by key – G minor – and the nationality – Spanish – of their composers. The concise, three-movement example...

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Fri 13 Nov, 2015:
Bliss: Morning Heroes; Hymn to Apollo

Commissioned by the 1930 Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Bliss's Morning Heroes is a 55-minute symphony in five parts for orator, chorus and orchestra....

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Thu 10 Sep, 2015:
Venables: The Song of the Severn, Op 43; The Pine Boughs Past Music, Op 39; Nine Songs

Cut from a musical cloth whose threads weave and wind their way back to the era of Finzi, Vaughan Williams and Butterworth, Ian Venables has also...

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Fri 19 Jun, 2015:
Talbot: Path of Miracles

Former member of The Divine Comedy and musical collaborator with The League of Gentlemen among others, Joby Talbot is a prolific composer in many...

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Tue 24 Feb, 2015:
Howells: Stabat Mater; Te Deum; Sine nomine

Completed in 1965, Herbert Howells's Stabat Mater is a large-scale utterance of enormous strength of feeling, piercing beauty and radiant polyphonic...

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