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Mon 19 Feb, 2018:
Elgar: Violin Concerto in B minor, Op 61; Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor, Op 26

Rachel Barton Pine lends enviably stylish, articulate and communicative advocacy to both these masterworks, and receives admirably alert, pliable and...

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Wed 19 Apr, 2017:
Novák: In the Tatra Mountains, Op 26; Eternal Longing, Op 33; Lady Godiva – Overture, Op 41

Striking just how much Vítězslav Novák's 1902 tone-poem In the Tatra Mountains anticipates elements of Richard Strauss's An Alpine Symphony, which...

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Tue 11 Apr, 2017:
Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie, Op 64; Tod und Verklärung, Op 24

If I may express a purely personal preference, these are consistently my two favourite Strauss pieces. Alpine Symphony, first on the disc and afforded...

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Thu 05 Jan, 2017:
Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie, Op 64

Here is the fourth volume in Sebastian Weigle's series of orchestral music by Richard Strauss. Drawing alert and polished playing from his Frankfurt...

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Tue 20 Sep, 2016:
Moszkowski: Piano Concerto in B minor, Op 3; Schulz-Evler: Russian Rhapsody, Op 14

Hyperion’s Romantic Piano Concerto series continues to unearth interesting repertoire and give it premiere recordings. Both works included here were...

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Thu 12 May, 2016:
Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances; The Birds

A far cry from the extravagances of his Roman Triptych (Fountains, Pines and Festivals), Ottorino Respighi’s three sets of Ancient Airs and Dances...

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Fri 08 Jan, 2016:
Mozart: Operatic Arias

Starting with Elettra’s final aria from Idomeneo, Dorothea Röschmann flings herself from tenderness to despair to absolute raving, allowing her...

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Mon 14 Sep, 2015:
Carte blanche – Chamber and instrumental works by Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert, Ravel, Bartók & Lutosławski (Recorded live at 2007 Verbier Festival)

A set that brought back fond memories of attending the Alpine Verbier Festival back in the 1990s, though nothing that I heard there matched the...

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Thu 10 Sep, 2015:
Venables: The Song of the Severn, Op 43; The Pine Boughs Past Music, Op 39; Nine Songs

Cut from a musical cloth whose threads weave and wind their way back to the era of Finzi, Vaughan Williams and Butterworth, Ian Venables has also...

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Mon 15 Jun, 2015:
Scriabin: Vers la flamme, Op 72, and other solo piano works

Of the 44 miniatures featured on this centenary tribute, the longest is not quite six minutes in length, the shortest a mere 27 seconds, and by far...

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Sun 26 Apr, 2015:
Sibelius: Piano Works, Volume 1

This first volume in Joseph Tong's exploration of piano music by Sibelius launches in compelling fashion with a commandingly articulate reading of...

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Fri 03 Apr, 2015:
UK DK – Works for recorder and harpsichord by Arnold, Borup-Jørgensen, Britten, Christiansen, Holmboe, Jacob and Kidane

What at first glance seems like an unlikely pairing with which to play contemporary music turns out to provide a wealth of interesting new sonorities...

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Wed 07 Jan, 2015:
Messiaen: La Fauvette passerinette and other piano pieces by Messiaen, Ravel, Stockhausen, Julian Anderson, George Benjamin, Sculthorpe, Douglas Young, Murail and Takemitsu

The core of this recital is a newly-discovered Messiaen work, La Fauvette passerinette (the subalpine warbler), here receiving its premiere recording....

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Thu 23 Oct, 2014:
Nicola Benedetti – Homecoming: A Scottish Fantasy

The Scots might have voted against independence in the recent referendum, but this recording gets an enthusiastic “Yes” from me with its rare...

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