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Wed 16 Aug, 2017:
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (complete ballet); Une barque sur l'océan

The place to start is at the end, a pastel-shaded yet threatening and turbulent Une barque sur l’océan, one of the two for-piano Miroirs that Ravel...

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Mon 21 Mar, 2016:
Ravel: L'Heure espagnole; Don Quichotte à Dulcinée

Ravel’s first opera, from 1907-09, is a superb stage farce, and if you can’t find a good video (such as Glyndebourne’s), I think this is the...

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Tue 06 Jan, 2015:
Sol Gabetta: Prayer – Bloch: Schelomo, From Jewish Life; Nigun, Méditation hébraïque; Shostakovich: From Jewish Folk Poetry; Casals: El Cant dels Ocells (The Song of the Birds)

Sometimes we want an hour of peaceful thoughtfulness. The cello does the honours on this strongly-felt disc from the award-winning Argentine virtuoso,...

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Wed 03 Dec, 2014:
Joyce DiDonato: Stella di Napoli – Bel Canto Opera Arias by Pacini, Bellini, Carafa, Rossini, Mercadante, Donizetti and Valentini

This is an exquisite collection of arias from the early nineteenth-century operas of Naples. Some are well known and others not. Exquisite because of...

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Fri 03 Oct, 2014:
Handel: The Triumph of Time and Truth, HWV 71

Handel’s last oratorio is the kind of heavy-handed allegorical tale beloved of 18th-century audiences but which tended to leave later generations...

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Fri 08 Aug, 2014:
Fauré: Masques et bergamasques; Fantaisie; Pelléas et Mélisande – Suite; Berceuse; Élégie; Dolly (orch Rabaud); Pavane

The Seattle Symphony has launched its own label and this generous Fauré anthology (one of of four initial releases) leaves a most favourable...

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