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Fri 23 Jun, 2017
Exiles – Bloch: Schelomo; From Jewish Life; Korngold: Cello Concerto in C major, Op 37; Die tote Stadt, Op 12 (Tanzlied des Pierrot); Prokofiev: Overture on Jewish Themes, Op 34; Alberstein: Sarah Sings a Lullaby to Little Isaac
New recordings of Korngold's Cello Concerto are always welcome. Adapted from his score for the 1946 film Deception (starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid...
Tue 06 Jun, 2017
Birchall: The Wind in the Willows; Alice in Wonderland
A composition student of Giles Swayne at Cambridge University, and founder member of Cellophony, Richard Birchall, has devised these wholly charming...
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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