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Mon 27 Mar, 2017:
Mozart: Mass in C minor, K427 (Great); Exsultate, jubilate, K165

Masaaki Suzuki’s soft-grained period instrument sound is ideal for Bach cantatas, but for Mozart’s large-scale choral music it lacks punch. Suzuki...

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Wed 15 Feb, 2017:
Leighton: Complete Organ Works

Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988) wrote with consummate skill for the organ. His thrillingly communicative 1970 Concerto for the instrument with string...

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Tue 17 Jan, 2017:
Rossini: Opera Arias

A joyously sung love song from Demetrio e Polibio (Rossini’s first opera) opens this collection of Rossini ‘trouser roles’ sung by the...

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Fri 30 Dec, 2016:
Grétry: L'épreuve villageoise

An entertaining first recording of Grétry’s delightfully frothy opéra comique L’épreuve villageoise (‘The Village Trial’) makes a...

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Mon 26 Dec, 2016:
Mahler (arr Schoenberg): Das Lied von der Erde; Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

This is a delectable and interesting pairing. The cover of the CD is a touch misleading, calling it 'Songs by Mahler'. In fact, we have his...

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Fri 09 Dec, 2016:
Jonas Kaufmann: Dolce Vita

The booklet will have you believe that Jonas Kaufmann’s latest recording will transport you to a sun-kissed Italian beach with a feel-good factor....

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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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Fri 18 Nov, 2016:
Songs from Our Ancestors: Music by John Dowland, Ruan Ji, Benjamin Britten, Franz Schubert, Xu Changjun, Dominick Argento, Chen Yi, Stephen Goss and Anonymous

A first disc from London’s Globe Theatre offers a fine introduction for those outside the capital to the venue’s musical programme. Recorded in...

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Tue 08 Nov, 2016:
Stanford: Stabat Mater, Op 96; Song to the Soul, Op 97a; The Resurrection

Stanford aficionados and lovers of English choral music will want to add this attractive, warmly played, luminously sung recital to their collections....

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Mon 07 Nov, 2016:
Anna Netrebko: Verismo – Arias by Cilea, Giordano, Puccini, Leoncavallo, Catalani, Boito and Ponchielli

In my review of 12 September 2013, I urged caution when approaching Anna Netrebko’s selection of Verdi arias, suggesting that the darkening of her...

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Wed 19 Oct, 2016:
Dett: The Ordering of Moses

Captured live at a Carnegie Hall performance in 2014, this first recording of The Ordering of Moses, a ‘Biblical Folk Scene’ by Ontario-born R...

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Tue 23 Aug, 2016:
Decades: A Century of Song, Volume 1 (1810-1820)

The key issue here is one of national balance. German repertoire from Schubert, Beethoven and Weber greatly dominates this opening volume of Malcolm...

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Mon 08 Aug, 2016:
Where'er you walk – Arias for Handel's favourite tenor by Arne, Boyce, Handel & JC Smith

Handel and contemporaries wrote many of these arias, sung so well here by tenor Allan Clayton, for John Beard, about whom there is an interesting...

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Fri 01 Jul, 2016:
Scriabin: Symphonies – No 1 in E major, Op 26; No 2 in C minor, Op 29

This must be one of the final recordings from Valery Gergiev as the London Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Conductor, and it is an impressive...

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