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Thu 12 Apr, 2018:
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas – No 4 in A minor, Op 23; No 5 in F major, Op 24 (Spring); No 7 in C minor, Op 30 No 2

Joseph Kerman believed that for Beethoven, the violin sonata was “never a very solemn form”. But it could be a passionate one, the forthright...

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Mon 24 Jul, 2017:
CPE Bach: Complete Works for Keyboard and Violin

Years ago, my older daughter expressed the view that CPE Bach’s music sounds like a busker waiting outside a train station, dreamily meandering...

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Wed 22 Feb, 2017:
Rust: Keyboard Sonatas – in G minor; in D major (1794); in C major; 12 Variations on 'Blühe liebes Veilchen' (1794)

He was a virtuoso on both violin and keyboards. His teachers were WF Bach, Benda, Martini, Nardini, Pugnani & Tartini. His compositions covered every...

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Thu 24 Nov, 2016:
Prokofiev: Piano Concertos – No 1 in D flat major Op 10; No 3 in C major, Op 26; No 4 in B flat major, Op 55

Under Hannu Lintu’s direction the Third Concerto’s Andante opening, with its intertwining clarinets and answering strings, is as balmy as anyone...

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Thu 11 Aug, 2016:
Satie: Piano Works

Russian-German pianist Olga Scheps marks the 150th anniversary of Erik Satie’s birth with a programme that mixes perennial favourites like the Six...

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Wed 15 Jun, 2016:
Reich: Clapping Music; Music for Pieces of Wood; Sextet

A quite exceptional SACD. Sextet, which draws musical sustenance from the darkly chromatic Desert Music that preceded it, dates from 1984-86, the...

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Wed 25 May, 2016:
Scarlatti: 18 Sonatas

I wouldn’t claim to have heard each one of Domenico Scarlatti’s 555 Keyboard Sonatas (but I’d like to), for those many I do know are each the...

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Mon 16 May, 2016:
Bach: Partita No 4 in D major, BWV 828; Toccata in C minor, BWV 911; English Suite No 3 in G minor, BWV 808; Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903; and other short pieces

Like Glenn Gould and Murray Perahia (Sony), Martha Argerich (DG) or Dinu Lipatti (EMI) before him, Nelson Freire brings Bach to joyous life on a...

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Tue 10 May, 2016:
Krenek: Piano Concertos – No 1 in F sharp major, Op 18; No 2, Op 81; No 3, Op 107

Vienna-born Ernst Krenek (1900-1991) wrote the First of his four piano concertos in 1923. Playing for half an hour and cast in four linked movements,...

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Mon 02 May, 2016:
Ravel: Complete works for solo piano

Bertrand Chamayou has been earning golden plaudits over the last few years, and this handsome Ravel set can only enhance his standing as one of the...

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Wed 20 Apr, 2016:
Kaleidoscope – Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Ravel: La valse; Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrushka

Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili’s latest recording will strongly divide opinion. There are positives: her formidable technique; the instrument...

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Thu 04 Feb, 2016:
Purcell: Twelve Sonatas of Three Parts

A follow up to their earlier recording of the “Ten Sonatas in Four Parts”, Robert King and his period-instrument string quartet (two violins, bass...

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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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