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Mon 09 Apr, 2018:
Passion & Polyphony: Sacred choral music by Frank Martin and James MacMillan

For its debut on disc, the mixed-voice London-based choir Sonoro shrewdly couple Frank Martin and James MacMillan, composers a generation apart who...

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Wed 30 Aug, 2017:
Brahms: Piano Concertos – No 1 in D minor, Op 15; No 2 in B flat major, Op 83

A vein of melancholy stalks most of the first movement of No 1. Mark Elder’s pacing is certainly Maestoso, his balancing of instrumental lines very...

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Mon 05 Sep, 2016:
Liszt: Transcendental Etudes, S 139

“Pathetically misunderstood” was Clifford Curzon’s verdict on Liszt. Kirill Gerstein has no misconceptions of the genius behind these Etudes,...

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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 20 May, 2016:
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47; Suite, Op 117; Glazunov: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op 82; Raymonda, Op 57 (Grand Adagio)

The Sibelius concerto has served violinists well in their debut recordings: think Viktoria Mullova, Leila Josefowicz (Philips) and Angèle Dubeau...

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Mon 28 Mar, 2016:
Bach: St John Passion, BWV 245

“Lord, our master, whose glory fills the whole earth, show us by your Passion that you, the true eternal Son of God, triumph even in the deepest...

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Thu 19 Nov, 2015:
Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, Op 120; Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated!

Perplexing indeed is Igor Levit’s performance of the Goldberg Variations. Portents arise at the beginning as expectancies of excellence in the Aria...

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Thu 03 Sep, 2015:
Simpson: 20 Ayres for two trebles and two basses; Four Divisions

Christopher Simpson (c1605-69) remains best known – to those in the know at least – as the author of a treatise called “The Division Viol”,...

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Fri 28 Aug, 2015:
Amores Pasados – Lute Songs and Transcriptions by Lope de Vega, John Paul Jones, Bécquier, Fletcher, Warlock, Campion, Picforth, Tony Banks, Moeran and Sting

For anyone unacquainted with the eclectic solo career of ex-Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones it might come as a surprise to hear his “Amores...

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Thu 09 Jul, 2015:
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien, Op 45; Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture; Francesca da Rimini, Op 32; 1812 Overture, Op 49

The brass commands sonorous attention to introduce the colourful musical postcard that is Capriccio Italien, given full character and impetuous dash...

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Wed 18 Dec, 2013:
Andrea & Giovanni Gabrieli: A New Venetian Coronation 1595

Paul McCreesh first celebrated this particular Venetian Coronation back in 1990, and has now revisited the occasion for his own independent label,...

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Tue 11 Jun, 2013:
Dvořák: Symphony No 9 in E minor (New World); A Hero's Song

Dvořák's Ninth Symphony, the beloved "New World", Op 95, composed in 1893, with its haunting melodies reminiscent of American folksongs, is also his...

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