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Thu 28 Feb, 2019:
Brahms: Late Piano Music – Eight Klavierstücke, Op 76; Two Rhapsodies, Op 79; Seven Fantasien, Op 116; Three Intermezzi, Op 117; Six Klavierstücke, Op 118; Four Klavierstücke, Op 119

If ‘late’ Brahms means ‘autumnal’ for you, Charles Owens’s intelligent, immaculately played survey may well make you change your mind. Even...

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Mon 04 Feb, 2019:
Schumann: Papillons, Op 2; Kinderszenen, Op 15; Brahms: 3 Intermezzi, Op 117; 6 Klavierstücke, Op 118

Mentored by the great Denis Matthews (the centenary of whose birth falls this year), Sarah Beth Briggs displays her customary composure, intelligence,...

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Fri 23 Nov, 2018:
Schreker: Prelude to a Drama; The Birthday of the Infanta; Romantic Suite

Top billing on the sleeve goes to the 1923 orchestral suite based on music that Franz Schreker (1878-1934) had originally supplied for a 1908...

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Thu 09 Aug, 2018:
Harbison: Symphony No 4; Ruggles: Sun-Treader; Stucky: Second Concerto for Orchestra

By no means the definitive American symphony, John Harbison’s Fourth Symphony (dating from 2004) is nonetheless a quintessential example. In five...

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Wed 13 Sep, 2017:
Brahms: Piano Sonata No 3 in F minor, Op 5; 12 Piano Pieces from Opp 39, 76 and 116-119

The beauty of Nelson Freire’s approach to Brahms, aside from its musical finesse and virtuosity, is in the way it marks a contrast between the...

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Thu 06 Jul, 2017:
Schmidt: Symphony No 2 in E flat major; Strauss: Symphonic Interlude from Intermezzo ('Träumerei am Kamin')

Set down at the start of July 2015 in the Grosser Saal of Vienna's Musikverein just a few days before a memorable London performance at the Proms,...

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Tue 21 Mar, 2017:
Hungarian Treasures – Bartók: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 20; Dohnányi: Piano Quartet in F sharp minor; Kodály: Intermezzo for string trio

Bartók’s C minor Piano Quartet shouldn’t be confused with his rather better-known C major Piano Quintet of roughly five years later. The work, as...

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Mon 13 Feb, 2017:
Bloch: The Three Suites for solo cello; Dallapiccola: Ciaccona, Intermezzo e Adagio; Ligeti: Sonata for solo cello

Ernest Bloch composed three suites for solo cello in 1956 and 1957 for his most assiduous champion, Zara Nelsova (1918-2002). It is, as Natalie Clein...

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Thu 10 Nov, 2016:
Strauss: Elektra – Suite (conceptualized by Honeck & realized by Ille); Der Rosenkavalier – Suite (arranged by Rodzinski)

For me this brilliantly played Elektra Suite as ‘conceptualised by Manfred Honeck and realised by Tomas Ille’ is something of a wish fulfilment,...

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Tue 02 Aug, 2016:
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

This recent Rite comes with the legend ‘NEW EDITION’, meaning revised and edited with the assistance of the conductor, ‘correcting numerous...

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Mon 25 Jul, 2016:
Brahms: Piano Sonatas – No 1 in C major, Op 2; No 2 in F sharp minor, Op 2; No 3 in F minor, Op 5

To say that François-Frédéric Guy treats the young Brahms’s three piano sonatas to a range of colours more readily associated with the piano...

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Tue 12 Apr, 2016:
Schubert: Impromptus, D 899; Three Piano Pieces, D 946; Beethoven: Piano Sonata in B flat major, Op 106 (Hammerklavier); Encores by Rameau and Brahms

‘Once more, with feeling’ is, I think, the general idea. Grigory Sokolov is nothing if not a thoughtful performer, and Schubert’s G flat...

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Tue 24 Nov, 2015:
Magnard: Piano Trio in F minor, Op 18; Violin Sonata in G major, Op 13

Killed at the start of the First World War defending his home from German invaders, Paris-born Albéric Magnard (1865-1914) left a comparatively small...

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Thu 20 Nov, 2014:
Nielsen: Symphonies – No 1 in G minor, Op 7; No 4 in E major, Op 29 (The Inextinguishable)

Even from the beginning these all-too-extinguishable flames struggle to break free of damp brushwood, the Fourth’s opening muted in defiance of...

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