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Mon 10 Sep, 2018:
Reicha Rediscovered, Volume 2 – Études dans le genre Fugué, Op 97; Fugue, Op 36 No 12

This second volume in Ivan Ilić’s enterprising championing of the forgotten piano music of Antoine Reicha (1770-1836) is every bit as good as its...

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Thu 24 May, 2018:
Reich: Drumming

Percussionist Colin Currie launches his own label with what he describes as “a thrillingly unclassifiable musical colossus”: Steve Reich’s...

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Mon 02 Oct, 2017:
Reicha Rediscovered, Volume 1 – Harmonie; Grande Sonate; Capriccio; Sonata on a Theme of Mozart; Fantaisie sur un seul accord; Étude, Op 97 No 1

Think you know all there is to know about Antoine Reicha (1770-1836) from his wind music and friendships with Haydn and Beethoven? Think again. This...

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Thu 16 Mar, 2017:
Adam Schoenberg: American Symphony; Finding Rothko; Picture Studies

“My music comes straight from the heart – striving to be beautiful and inspiring, and simultaneously challenging and rewarding.” The well-chosen...

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Tue 06 Dec, 2016:
Reich: Double Sextet; Radio Rewrite

These two recent works by Steve Reich demonstrate his recent style, closely related to his 70s/80s scores, but less complex in their phase shifting...

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Wed 15 Jun, 2016:
Reich: Clapping Music; Music for Pieces of Wood; Sextet

A quite exceptional SACD. Sextet, which draws musical sustenance from the darkly chromatic Desert Music that preceded it, dates from 1984-86, the...

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Wed 27 Apr, 2016:
Reich: Mallet Quartet; Sextet; Nagoya Marimbas; Music for Pieces of Wood

The most recent work here is Mallet Quartet (2009), which frames a gently rocking slow section with mellow motorized ostinatos topped with treble...

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Tue 15 Dec, 2015:
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 54; Piano Trio No 2 in F major, Op 80

Robert Schumann’s romantic Piano Concerto is here informed by ‘period’ instruments. Alexander Melnikov plays on an 1837 Erard fortepiano,...

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Tue 03 Nov, 2015:
Coleridge-Taylor: Clarinet Quintet in F sharp minor, Op 10; Somervell: Clarinet Quintet in G major; Walthew: A short Quintet in E flat major

The expressive clarinet is the anchoring focus of these amiable British works. All three composers on this disc have obviously had Brahms’s famous...

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Mon 24 Aug, 2015:
Time Present and Time Past – Works by Alessandro Scarlatti, Górecki, CPE Bach, Geminiani, Reich & JS Bach

The almost ubiquitous Mahan Esfahani has now popped up on Deutsche Grammophon’s Archiv label with what threatens to be a curate’s egg of a recital...

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Fri 17 Jul, 2015:
Reich: Music for 18 Musicians

The first question that Reichians will inevitably ask is how does this new recording of Music for 18 Musicians compare with Reich’s own versions...

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Wed 27 Aug, 2014:
Richard Reed Parry: Music for Heart and Breath

Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire has carved out a singular niche as an outfit that marries pop accessibility to compositional intelligence....

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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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