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Mon 29 Jul, 2019:
Rota: The Fellini Album

Deliciously heady and intoxicating, this delectably played compendium of Nino Rota’s scores for Federico Fellini’s era-defining films should...

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Wed 26 Sep, 2018:
Blitzstein: The Cradle Will Rock

Here’s an invaluable release for anyone interested in American musical theatre’s operatic leanings: the first full recording of Marc...

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Mon 26 Mar, 2018:
Tippett: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2

Bright-eyed, delectably sprung and commendably lithe readings of these two marvellous works (the first instalment in a welcome new Tippett symphony...

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Mon 26 Mar, 2018:
Tippett: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2

Bright-eyed, delectably sprung and commendably lithe readings of these two marvellous works (the first instalment in a welcome new Tippett symphony...

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Tue 20 Dec, 2016:
Chisholm: Simoon

Here’s a find. A 20th-century opera not performed since 1954 (in New York), never recorded and deserving of greater attention. Erik Chisholm’s...

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Thu 15 Dec, 2016:
Salieri: La scuola de' gelosi

The chief protagonists in this comic opera are a philandering Count and his sadly jealous Countess; and Blasio, a grain merchant, who is madly jealous...

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Tue 16 Aug, 2016:
Ice and Longboats: Ancient Music of Scandinavia

Imagine if you will (and it’s not too much of a stretch) that 'Ice and Longboats' is the soundtrack to a movie in which our Viking protagonists are...

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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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Thu 05 May, 2016:
Handel: Arminio

Written in 1736, Handel's Arminio has the familiar conflict between love, patriotism and filial duty. The background is of battle between Arminius, a...

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Fri 04 Mar, 2016:
Britten: Violin Concerto, Op 15; Korngold: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35

Norwegian virtuoso Vilde Frang cements her reputation as one of the most communicative artists on the current circuit with this superbly stimulating...

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Tue 09 Jun, 2015:
Henze: Il Vitalino raddoppiato; Violin Concerto No 2

Warning: the Violin Concerto No 2 (1971) by Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012) is not for the faint-hearted. It opens with an arresting dissonant statement...

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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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Thu 05 Dec, 2013:
Verdi: Otello

Yet another offering for Verdi’s commemorative year brings us a superbly played but mostly only serviceably sung version of what many consider his...

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