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Mon 11 Jun, 2018:
Portrait of a Lady with Harp: Music for Queen Christina of Sweden by Pasquini, Corelli, Arcadelt, Stradella, Alessandro Scarlatti and anonymous

Here’s a fascinating – and discretely enjoyable – compendium of music by composers championed by Sweden’s fabled Queen Christina. Having...

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Thu 26 Apr, 2018:
Gál: Piano Quartet in B flat major, Op 13; Three Sonatinas for violin and piano, Op 71; Sonatina in F major (1934)

Toccata Classics' third volume devoted to Hans Gál's chamber music launches in propitious style with the substantial Piano Quartet in B flat major...

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Mon 18 Jul, 2016:
Monteverdi: Il pianto della Madonna

An unusual twist on Monteverdi, this is a collection of contrafacta, setting his madrigals to Latin texts for liturgical use. As well as Psalms and...

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Mon 16 May, 2016:
Bach: Partita No 4 in D major, BWV 828; Toccata in C minor, BWV 911; English Suite No 3 in G minor, BWV 808; Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903; and other short pieces

Like Glenn Gould and Murray Perahia (Sony), Martha Argerich (DG) or Dinu Lipatti (EMI) before him, Nelson Freire brings Bach to joyous life on a...

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Thu 23 Jul, 2015:
Debussy: Études; Prokofiev: Études, Op 2; Bartók: Études, Op 18

The wonder of this very varied programme is that in Garrick Ohlsson’s hands these 19 Etudes shed their functional aspect (or seem to) and instead...

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Wed 25 Mar, 2015:
Vaughan Williams: Symphonies – No 4 in F minor; No 8 in D minor

Vladimir Jurowski's live account of the Eighth Symphony was captured by the LPO's own microphones in the Royal Festival Hall back in September 2008....

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Fri 13 Mar, 2015:
Messiaen: La Nativité du Seigneur (1935) (The Birth of the Saviour)

This work can be a hard nut to crack. Some slow sections make for tedious listening, while the banal conclusion of 'Les Bergers' simply does not bear...

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Wed 26 Nov, 2014:
The Merton Organ – Music by Bach, Dupré, Duruflé, Franck, Stanley, Messiaen, Mendelssohn, Langlais and Vierne

Merton College's new Dobson organ, apparently only the third new instrument to come to the UK from America since the 1940s, has a well-designed...

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Thu 28 Aug, 2014:
Perle: Eight Pieces (1938-1997)

George Perle, who died five years ago at age 93, is honored by these excellent performances, which include the majority of his works for piano,...

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Wed 14 May, 2014:
Alwyn: Fantasy Waltzes; Sonata alla Toccata; The Weather Vane; Bicycle Ride; Piece for piano; Funeral Rites for the Death of an Artist; Carwithen: Sonatina

Composed in 1954 and dedicated to the gifted New Zealand pianist Richard Farrell (who was tragically killed in a car accident aged just 32), William...

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Mon 22 Jul, 2013:
Buxtehude: Organ Works

"Buxtehude, Headmaster!" said the patrician College organist in Lindsay Anderson's If.... (the irony being that he had actually played Widor's...

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