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Tue 02 May, 2017:
Nicolai: Die Heimkehr des Verbannten

Otto Nicolai’s reputation rests almost solely on his oft-recorded Die lustigen Weiber (The Merry Wives of Windsor). This belated release of the...

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Mon 24 Apr, 2017:
Brahms: Ballades, Op 10; Fantasies, Op 116; Theme and Variations, Op 18b

This Brahms anthology from the 30-year-old Russian virtuoso Denis Kozhukhin launches most propitiously with a memorably intuitive account of the Theme...

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Fri 27 Jan, 2017:
Schumann: Papillons, Op 2; Davidsbündlertänze, Op 6; Carnaval, Op 9

Listen to Adelina de Lara (1872-1961), a pupil of Clara Schumann, speaking and interpreting Robert’s music as taught by Clara. Then switch to...

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Mon 24 Oct, 2016:
Brahms: Double Concerto in A minor, Op 102; Piano Trio No 1 in B major, Op 8 (1854 version); Schumann: Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23 (coda by Britten)

Since the orchestras of Karlshrue and Meiningen, with whom Brahms also worked, had a string complement of 30 each he probably would not have objected...

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Mon 27 Jun, 2016:
Live from Buenos Aires – Schumann: 6 Studies in Canon Form, Op 56; Debussy: En blanc et noir; Bartók: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim’s return to their native Buenos Aires in July 2015, from which this recording is taken, was much-hyped, and the...

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Thu 23 Jun, 2016:
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 61; Schumann: Phantasie for violin and orchestra in C major, Op 131; Mozart / Françaix: Nonetto

The young Swiss violinist Sebastian Bohren gives a distinctive reading of the Beethoven Violin Concerto. He is expressive, but not overly opulent,...

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Tue 21 Jun, 2016:
Songs to the Moon

This first recording from The Myrthen Ensemble is a 2-CD presentation of solo and group art songs inspired by the moon. The group was formed by...

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Fri 10 Jun, 2016:
Abrahamsen: Works for Wind Quintet

The Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen (born 1952) is a master of exquisitely composed music that says much through brevity and refinement. He also...

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Tue 24 May, 2016:
Goldmark: Rustic Wedding Symphony, Op 31; Overture – Der gefesselte Prometheus, Op 38

With Beecham, Bernstein and Toscanini (in excerpt) as selected forerunners, any candidate in the Goldmark ‘Rustic Wedding’ stakes has to cut the...

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Wed 06 Apr, 2016:
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 54; Introduction and Allegro appassionato, Op 92; Introduction and Concert-Allegro, Op 134; Träumerei, Op 15 No 7

That so much of Schumann’s ever-popular Piano Concerto is marked by arpeggiating chords is sometimes considered a weakness of his piano style, but...

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Fri 25 Mar, 2016:
Chopin: Preludes, Op 28; Nocturne in C minor, Op 48 No 1; Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 35; Polonaise in A flat major, Op 53

This live recording, by the winner of the 17th International Chopin Competition in Warsaw last year, reveals a young pianist with splendid technique...

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