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Fri 17 Aug, 2018:
Diamond: Symphony No 6; Rounds for String Orchestra; Romeo and Juliet

Composed in the decade from 1944, the three works here – examples of 20th-century American symphonic music at its most acutely lyrical, relaxed and...

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Fri 21 Apr, 2017:
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis, Op 123

“I know that God is nearer to me than to other artists; I associate with Him without fear.” Thus spake Beethoven – with certainty. But the Missa...

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Mon 06 Feb, 2017:
Mozart: Opera and Concert Arias

This anthology of Mozart arias is ably sung by the young German soprano Anett Fritsch. She sings arias from all three soprano roles in Le Nozze di...

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Thu 12 Jan, 2017:
Debussy: Images; Jeux; La plus que lente

Back in the early 1970s, Michael Tilson Thomas set down an uncommonly perceptive set of Debussy's Images at the helm of the Boston Symphony for...

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Wed 07 Dec, 2016:
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 (New Concert Edition by Sir Andrew Davis)

HIP-sters be warned: here’s a Messiah to divide opinion. Andrew Davis’s 'new concert edition' springs out of the speakers with all the glossy pomp...

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Fri 23 Sep, 2016:
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 1 in D minor, Op 13; Balakirev: Tamara

Valery Gergiev rounds off his Rachmaninov symphony cycle for LSO Live with this typically red-blooded account of the First, whose shambles of a...

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Thu 16 Jul, 2015:
d'Indy: Wallenstein, Op 12; Fervaal, Op 40 (Prelude to Act 3); Lied, Op 19; Suite dans le style ancien, Op 24; Sérénade et Valse, Op 28

This is the sixth – and final – volume in Rumon Gamba's invaluable Iceland SO series for Chandos of orchestral works by the Frenchman Vincent...

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Wed 06 May, 2015:
Bach: Sonatas for viola da gamba (cello) and harpsichord – in G major, BWV1027; in D major, BWV1028; in G minor, BWV1029; CPE Bach: Trio in G minor, Wq88

Two members of the Brook Street Band, Tatty Theo and Carolyn Gibley, here duet on the viola da gamba sonatas by Bach father and son. The twist here is...

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Wed 01 Apr, 2015:
Cervantes: Invitacíon, Los tres golpes, Los deliros de Rosita and Los muñecos; Lecuona: Ahí viene el Chino, La comparsa, Andalucia and Gitanerías; Nazareth: Eponina and Odeon

A product of Toronto's Humber College and California State University in Los Angeles, the Canadian pianist Andree-Ann Deschenes has devised an...

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Fri 06 Feb, 2015:
Chopin: Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 25; Berceuse in D flat major, Op 57; Fantaisie in F minor, Op 49; Scherzo No 4 in E major, Op 54; Debussy: Suite bergamasque; Pour le piano

This is, by my reckoning, the fifth CD from York-based pianist Sarah Beth Briggs issued on the Semaphore label, and it leaves just as favourable...

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Wed 19 Nov, 2014:
Bach: The Six Cello Suites

There is much to like in these ripe, relishable period-instrument performances of music too often tainted by lachrymose dourness. Instead, Hoog...

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Fri 25 Jul, 2014:
Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Legends, Op 22; The Wood-Nymph, Op 15

The big news here, for those who don’t already know it, is The Wood-Nymph, based on a poem about a hero who is led astray by dwarves in the forest,...

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