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Fri 14 Apr, 2017
Bruch: String Octet in B flat major, Op posth; String Quintets in A minor and E flat major, Opp posth
These three very likeable chamber offerings by Max Bruch (1838-1920) – all written in Berlin towards the very end of his career – receive joyously...
Thu 15 Sep, 2016
Mendelssohn: Symphonies – No 1 in C minor, Op 11 (includes both versions of the scherzo); No 4 in A major, Op 90 (Italian)
No-one with a keen pair of ears could fail to admire the pristine results that Sir John Eliot Gardiner achieves with his well-drilled players, but...
Mon 27 Oct, 2014
Aho: Concerto for Horn and Chamber Orchestra; Acht Jahreszeiten (Eight Seasons) – Concerto for Theremin and Chamber Orchestra
There can’t be many concertos for the theremin, an electronic musical-saw impressionist operated by contactless hands and fed to a loudspeaker. The...
Fri 07 Mar, 2014
Clarion Call – Music for Septet and Octet: Michael Berkeley: Clarion Call and Gallop; Ferguson: Octet, Op 4; Casken: Blue Medusa; Charles Wood: Septet
Take my advice and make a bee-line to the captivatingly lyrical and consummately crafted 1933 Octet by Belfast-born Howard Ferguson (1908-1999) –...
Tue 20 Aug, 2013
Mendelssohn: Octet in E flat major, Op 20 (original 1825 version)
Mendelssohn has always been known as a brilliant genius, but no work in the history of music is more precocious than his Octet for strings, composed...
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