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Mon 21 Jan, 2019:
Stravinsky: The Soldier’s Tale (l’Histoire du soldat), “to be read, played, and danced,” on a libretto by C F Ramuz; English translation by Michael Flanders

Most of us know the miniature masterpiece by its French title, l’Histoire du soldat, and in its 30-minute suite form without the narration. This...

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Mon 07 Jan, 2019:
Stravinsky: Petrushka, ballet in four tableaux (1911); Jeu de cartes, “ballet in three deals” (1936)

This lively rendition of the 1911 Petrushka is a convincing endorsement of the great story ballet, composed just one year after Firebird, that for...

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Mon 04 Jun, 2018:
Schmitt: Symphony No 2; Suites from Antoine et Cléopâtre

Florent Schmitt (1870-1958) has steadily been emerging out of the shadows cast by his illustrious peers Debussy, Ravel and Stravinsky. There are...

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Mon 29 Jan, 2018:
Four Composers – Four Pieces – Four Hands: Works by Schubert, Chopin, Liszt & Stravinsky

What an interesting and, in the auditioning, persuasive idea – to play four great piano works on different instruments, each contemporary to the...

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Mon 08 Jan, 2018:
Stravinsky: Chant funèbre, Op 5; Feu d'artifice, Op 4; Scherzo fantastique, Op 3; Le Faune et la Bergère, Op 2; Le Sacre du printemps

Stravinsky’s Funeral Song, written in memory of Rimsky-Korsakov, was lost following its sole performance in 1908 and recently found – numerous...

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Fri 29 Sep, 2017:
Stravinsky: Le Rossignol; Pribaoutki; Deux Poèmes de Paul Verlaine

Lovers of Stravinsky’s technicoloured tone poem Le chant du rossignol who are not familiar with the work it emerged from may be surprised by the...

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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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Wed 30 Nov, 2016:
Stravinsky: Mass; Cantata; Ave Maria; Pater noster; Credo; Tres Sacrae Cantiones

Stravinsky intended his Mass as a work for choir with boy trebles, and the virtually unique selling point of this new recording is that trebles are...

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Wed 02 Nov, 2016:
MacMillan: Violin Concerto; Symphony No 4

Rarely has a CD of new music engaged me quite as much as this one has, the Violin Concerto (2010) – which melds elements of song and dance –...

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Tue 04 Oct, 2016:
Copland: Symphony for Organ and Orchestra; Orchestral Variations; Short Symphony; Symphonic Ode

This darkly ravishing second volume in John Wilson’s welcome Copland survey for Chandos delves into the nooks and crannies of his orchestral work to...

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Wed 31 Aug, 2016:
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite; Apollon musagète; Concerto in D for string orchestra

This new disc of three neoclassical masterpieces includes some of the finest small-orchestra sound I’ve heard on disc in several years –...

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Mon 22 Aug, 2016:
Stravinsky: Petrushka; Debussy: La boîte à joujoux

The beauty of Ludovic Morlot’s Petrushka (1947 version) is its rhythmic precision, though by saying that I don’t mean to infer the common vice of...

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Wed 17 Aug, 2016:
Poulenc: Works for piano solo and piano duo

Poulenc’s talents as pianist and composer combined to create an oeuvre of distinction, within which discrete miniatures feature prominently. Many...

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Tue 02 Aug, 2016:
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

This recent Rite comes with the legend ‘NEW EDITION’, meaning revised and edited with the assistance of the conductor, ‘correcting numerous...

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