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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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Mon 14 Aug, 2017:
David Matthews: Piano Trios – No 1, Op 34 (1983); No 2, Op 61 (1993); No 3, Op 97 (2005); Journeying Songs for solo cello, Op 95

Music of genuine substance, consummate craftsmanship and communicative power from the pen of David Matthews (who turns 75 next March). Each of his...

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Wed 09 Nov, 2016:
David Matthews: Piano Quintet, Op 92; Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 57

The concise four-movement Piano Quintet (1995) by David Matthews includes a Tango and a Chaconne. It’s a most inviting work that opens in lyrical...

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Tue 31 May, 2016:
Gál: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op 57; Mozart: Piano Concerto No 22 in E flat major, K 482

I've sung the praises of Hans Gál's music previously on Classical Ear (see my reviews – from 9 July 2013 and 12 June 2014 – of his first two...

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Fri 27 Nov, 2015:
Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri

Simon Rattle conducted this performance shortly before the official announcement that he was to become Music Director of the London Symphony...

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Tue 12 Aug, 2014:
Mozart: Concert & Opera Arias

Emma Matthews’s programme favours concert arias and items drawn from some earlier operas, with the music written for specific singers whose...

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Thu 17 Jul, 2014:
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op 45 (A German Requiem)

The German Requiem was the work that Valery Gergiev chose to sign off his 13-year tenure as chief conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic in 2008. (A...

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Tue 08 Apr, 2014:
Mahler: Symphonies – No 1 in D major; No 2 in C minor (Resurrection); No 3 in D minor

In London, during 2011, Lorin Maazel returned to all of Mahler’s completed symphonies, including Das Lied von der Erde. All were recorded and the...

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Thu 16 Jan, 2014:
Britten: The Turn of the Screw, Op 54

Based on Henry James's shadowy and equivocal by ghost story, this may well be Britten's finest opera, and it receives a plaudit-worthy concert...

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Thu 12 Dec, 2013:
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 8 in C minor, Op 13 (Pathétique); Mozart: Fantasia in C minor, K475; Schubert: Piano Sonata No 21 in B flat major, D960

A finalist in the 1984 BBC Young Musician of the Year competition aged just 11, Sarah Beth Briggs was a precocious pupil of the distinguished English...

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Mon 25 Nov, 2013:
Szymanowski: Symphony No 3, Op 27 (Song of the Night); Symphony No 4 (Sinfonia concertante), Op 60; Stabat Mater, Op 53

Those who invested in the first disc of Valery Gergiev's Szymanowski symphonies might well need little persuading, but he has never struck me as a...

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