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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 25 Oct, 2017:
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No 3 in C minor, Op 78 (Organ); Carnival of the Animals

Here's an arrestingly characterised reading of Saint-Saëns's indestructible zoological entertainment, for which Antonio Pappano and instrumental...

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Wed 30 Aug, 2017:
Brahms: Piano Concertos – No 1 in D minor, Op 15; No 2 in B flat major, Op 83

A vein of melancholy stalks most of the first movement of No 1. Mark Elder’s pacing is certainly Maestoso, his balancing of instrumental lines very...

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Wed 17 May, 2017:
Haydn: The Seasons

What, a 50-bar fugue on just six words “for thy bounty, thanks be given”? Placed at the end of section 6, it is but one example of canny mastery...

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Fri 17 Feb, 2017:
Mitologia: Scenes and Arias from Handel Operas

DHM have assembled here a pleasingly varied collection of Handel arias. Track 4 is Semele's forceful – and, to her, fatal – aria 'No, I'll take no...

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Wed 28 Dec, 2016:
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater in F minor; Mancini: Sonata No 14 in G minor; Durante: Concerto grosso in F minor

Your liking or otherwise of this recording, taken from a live concert at Paris’s Théâtre des Champs-Élysées on 27 June 2016, will most likely...

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Mon 26 Dec, 2016:
Mahler (arr Schoenberg): Das Lied von der Erde; Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

This is a delectable and interesting pairing. The cover of the CD is a touch misleading, calling it 'Songs by Mahler'. In fact, we have his...

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Wed 07 Dec, 2016:
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 (New Concert Edition by Sir Andrew Davis)

HIP-sters be warned: here’s a Messiah to divide opinion. Andrew Davis’s 'new concert edition' springs out of the speakers with all the glossy pomp...

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Fri 18 Nov, 2016:
Songs from Our Ancestors: Music by John Dowland, Ruan Ji, Benjamin Britten, Franz Schubert, Xu Changjun, Dominick Argento, Chen Yi, Stephen Goss and Anonymous

A first disc from London’s Globe Theatre offers a fine introduction for those outside the capital to the venue’s musical programme. Recorded in...

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Thu 27 Oct, 2016:
Diepenbrock: Elektra (Symphonic Suite); De Vogels – Overture; Marsyas (Concert Suite)

Self-taught Dutch composer Alphons Diepenbrock (1862-1921) was respected by Mahler, Strauss and Schoenberg during his lifetime, though his music still...

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Mon 24 Oct, 2016:
Brahms: Double Concerto in A minor, Op 102; Piano Trio No 1 in B major, Op 8 (1854 version); Schumann: Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23 (coda by Britten)

Since the orchestras of Karlshrue and Meiningen, with whom Brahms also worked, had a string complement of 30 each he probably would not have objected...

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Fri 21 Oct, 2016:
Berkeley: Stabat Mater; Mass for five voices; Judica me; Michael Berkeley: Touch Light

Lennox Berkeley’s Stabat Mater (1947) was commissioned by Peter Pears for an English Opera Group tour, hence the modest forces of six singers and 12...

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Tue 11 Oct, 2016:
Mozart: Piano Concertos – No 11 in F major, K 413; No 12 in A major, K 414; No 13 in C major, K 415

Perform these concertos as originally scored to include winds – Mozart also sanctioned strings only – and the flavour of oboes and horns,...

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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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