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Fri 25 Nov, 2016:
Stanford: String Quartets – No 5 in B flat major, Op 104 (In Memoriam Joseph Joachim); No 8 in E minor, Op 167; Joachim: Romance for violin and piano, Op 2 No 1

Amazing to think that music of such palpable quality has suffered neglect for so long. The Fifth of Stanford's eight string quartets strikes me as a...

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Tue 14 Jun, 2016:
Dvořák: Symphony No 8 in G major, Op 88; Overture – Carnival, Op 92; Suk: Serenade for Strings in E flat major, Op 6

This is, by my reckoning, Mariss Jansons's third recording of Dvořák's Eighth Symphony. Expertly patched together from two concerts in Munich at the...

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Fri 01 Apr, 2016:
Maximilian Schmitt: Wie freundlich strahlt der Tag – Operatic Arias by Flotow, Lortzing, Marschner, Nicolai, Schubert, Wagner and Weber

In the booklet interview Maximilian Schmitt terms the arias recorded here as “discoveries”, and some might be, but in truth they are central to...

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Mon 21 Dec, 2015:
Lasso: Prophetiae Sibyllarum; Dixit Dominus; Angelus ad pastores; Quem vidistis pastores; Videntes stellam; Ave Maria; Magnificat

Orlando di Lasso (1530/32-1594), probably the most celebrated European composer of his time, spent most of his working life at the court of the...

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Wed 16 Sep, 2015:
Roger Doyle – Time Machine

Time Machine confirms Roger Doyle as Ireland’s leading composer. At 66, ‘the godfather of Irish electronic music’ remains a towering figure, one...

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Thu 19 Mar, 2015:
Dvořák: Legends, Op 59; Symphony No 8 in G major, Op 88

José Serebrier's account of the 10 Legends (originally written for piano duet) is an idiomatic treat, brimful of flexibility, innocent wonder and...

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Tue 30 Sep, 2014:
Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op 40; Don Juan, Op 20

Rarely has the pertinent and majestic Zarathustra reference at the end of Ein Heldenleben made as telling an effect as it does here on this 1986 Prom...

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Mon 19 May, 2014:
Sierra: Moler; Piano Concerto: Art of War; Game of Attrition; Aquilo

This second volume of music by American-born, London-based Arlene Sierra substitutes orchestral works for the chamber music focus of the first,...

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Tue 21 Jan, 2014:
Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op 20; Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op 28; Tod und Verklärung, Op 24

This is quite a disc. Manfred Honeck's live performances from June 2012 bring so much to admire, not least a thrilling electricity, heaps of chutzpah,...

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Mon 30 Sep, 2013:
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen; Kindertotenlieder; Rückert-Lieder

Christian Gerhaher is an experienced Mahler singer, yet this recording is his first of the composer's three seminal song cycles in their orchestral...

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