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Mon 13 Mar, 2017:
Elgar: Symphony No 2 in E flat major, Op 63; Carissima; Mina; Chanson de matin, Op 15 No 2

Here's a memorable companion release to this team's stimulating take on Elgar's First Symphony (reviewed by Ivor Solomons on 16 March 2015). Drawing...

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Thu 09 Mar, 2017:
Beach: Piano Concerto in C sharp minor, Op 45; Chaminade: Concertstück in C sharp minor, Op 40; Howell: Piano Concerto in D minor

A formidably talented performer as well as gifted composer, Amy Beach was the soloist in the April 1900 Boston world premiere of her expansive and...

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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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Tue 14 Feb, 2017:
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 5; Tallis Fantasia; The Running Set (all arranged for two pianos)

How well do the long lines of the contemplative Fifth Symphony and the ecstatic string-orchestra Tallis Fantasia stand up to two-piano arrangement,...

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Mon 12 Dec, 2016:
Scriabin: The Complete Piano Sonatas; Vers la flamme, Op 72

Peter Donohoe came late to Scriabin, the composer wholly absent from his repertoire during his first 40 years at the piano. This rich, varied and...

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Thu 08 Dec, 2016:
Liszt: Transcendental – Études d'éxécution transcendante, S 139; Two Concert Etudes, S 145; Three Concert Etudes, S 144; Grandes études de Paganini, S 141

This set's title, “Transcendental”, also describes Daniil Trifonov’s technique to a nicety. But rising above pianism of precision and torrential...

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Mon 05 Dec, 2016:
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op 64

The finest Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet we’ve had since Gennadi Rozhdestvensky’s Bolshoi recording from the 1950s (Melodiya), and I’m not forgetting...

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Thu 17 Nov, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74 (Pathétique); Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture, Op 32

Dignified, compassionate and keenly proportioned readings of these two Tchaikovsky masterworks. Semyon Bychkov's way with the Pathétique Symphony may...

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Mon 07 Nov, 2016:
Anna Netrebko: Verismo – Arias by Cilea, Giordano, Puccini, Leoncavallo, Catalani, Boito and Ponchielli

In my review of 12 September 2013, I urged caution when approaching Anna Netrebko’s selection of Verdi arias, suggesting that the darkening of her...

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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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Mon 17 Oct, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor Op 50; Rachmaninov: Trios élégiaques – No 1 in G minor (1892); No 2 in D minor, Op 9

The Tchaikovsky Piano Trio receives a bold and forthright reading here from Trio Soloisti. Gestures and phrases are emphatic and clearly defined....

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Tue 23 Aug, 2016:
Decades: A Century of Song, Volume 1 (1810-1820)

The key issue here is one of national balance. German repertoire from Schubert, Beethoven and Weber greatly dominates this opening volume of Malcolm...

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Wed 17 Aug, 2016:
Poulenc: Works for piano solo and piano duo

Poulenc’s talents as pianist and composer combined to create an oeuvre of distinction, within which discrete miniatures feature prominently. Many...

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Mon 15 Aug, 2016:
Schubert: Four Impromptus, D 899; O’Connor: Self portrait; Schlepper-Connolly: Was du mir warst; Sholdice: The dreams flow down, too

Here’s something intriguing, poetically intense and altogether involving as Belfast pianist Michael McHale’s juxtaposes Schubert’s four late...

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