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Fri 11 Aug, 2017:
Dreams & Fancies – English music for solo guitar

Dreams & Fancies, the solo debut on disc by young Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe, announces an exciting new talent. At its heart are a trio of lute...

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Fri 03 Jun, 2016:
Overtures from the British Isles, Volume 2 – Music by Walton, Leigh, Bowen, Smyth, Ansell, Mackenzie, Coates, Parry, Quilter and Foulds

Rumon Gamba sees to it that Walton's Portsmouth Point (1924-25) kicks off this collection of British overtures in swaggering fashion, and it's...

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Thu 02 Jun, 2016:
Burgess: Mr W.S. – Ballet Suite for Orchestra; Marche pour une révolution 1789-1989; Mr Burgess's Almanack

What to make of author Anthony Burgess’s music – he who wrote A Clockwork Orange, which Kubrick filmed? Well, it’s rather good: horses will not...

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Wed 30 Mar, 2016:
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85; Walton: Cello Concerto; Holst: Invocation, Op 19 No 1; Imogen Holst: The fall of the leaf

A quarter of a century and more has passed since Steven Isserlis recorded Elgar’s angst-ridden Cello Concerto with Richard Hickox and the London...

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Mon 25 May, 2015:
Great Comedy Overtures – Works by Hérold, Nicolai, Wolf-Ferrari, Thomas, Rezniček, Flotow, Auber, Lortzing, Cimarosa, Adam and Cornelius

Eleven works, a playing-time of 80 minutes ... but what exactly is a Comedy Overture? Zampa by Hérold kicks things off, lovely winsome tunes,...

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Wed 13 May, 2015:
Walton: Symphony No 2; Cello Concerto; Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten

Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Walton survey for Chandos continues in the fine, richly evocative fashion that introduced the series...

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Thu 07 May, 2015:
Benjamin: Violin Concerto; Moeran: Violin Concerto; Bax: Violin Concerto; Walton: Cello Concerto

Here's a fascinating twofer devoted to four rewarding 20th-century British concertos in (mono) BBC broadcasts from 1957-61, all of which were recorded...

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Tue 14 Apr, 2015:
And the Bridge is Love: English Music for Strings – Works by Howard Goodall, Elgar, William Lloyd Webber, Vaughan Williams, Delius, Walton and Ireland

This is an appealing mix of the familiar and rare, of the substantial and slender, all most expertly and tenderly played by the English Chamber...

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Fri 14 Nov, 2014:
Walton: Cello Concerto; Passacaglia for solo cello; Hindemith: Cello Concerto; Sonata for solo cello, Op 25 No 3

Christian Poltéra is a very fine cellist, but he shares top honours here with the equally virtuosic São Paulo Symphony Orchestra. Poltéra’s tone...

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Mon 03 Nov, 2014:
Walton: Symphony No 1 in B flat minor; Violin Concerto in B minor

The First of Walton's two symphonies continues to divide opinion; its final movement was only completed two years after the first three, but clearly...

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