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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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) –...

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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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