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Wed 22 Mar, 2017:
Shostakovich: Piano Concertos – No 1 in C minor, Op 35; No 2 in F major, Op 102; String Quartet No 8 in C minor, Op 110 (arr Giltburg for piano)

Although one may raise an eyebrow that it has been done at all, Boris Giltburg’s transcription of Shostakovich’s desolate and searing Eighth...

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Mon 27 Feb, 2017:
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 1 in G minor, Op 13 (Winter Dreams); The Tempest, Op 18

Here's a distinctive take on early Tchaikovsky from Granada-born Pablo Heras-Casado at the helm of his bright-eyed and bushy-tailed Orchestra of St...

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Thu 12 Jan, 2017:
Debussy: Images; Jeux; La plus que lente

Back in the early 1970s, Michael Tilson Thomas set down an uncommonly perceptive set of Debussy's Images at the helm of the Boston Symphony for...

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Mon 09 Jan, 2017:
Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor; Saint-Saëns: Piano Trio No 2 in E minor, Op 92

Saint-Saëns began work on his Second Piano Trio in Algeria during the spring of 1892, completing it in Geneva that same summer. Still something of a...

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Thu 25 Aug, 2016:
Prokofiev: Symphony No 6 in E flat minor, Op 111; Waltz Suite, Op 110

We have reached the penultimate instalment in Marin Alsop's Prokofiev symphony cycle for Naxos. Drawing some notably spruce playing from her eager...

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Wed 22 Jun, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Symphonies – No 1 in G minor, Op 7 (Winter Dreams); No 2 in C minor, Op 17 (Little Russian); No 5 in E minor, Op 64

There are details to relish here, mostly with respect to the way the (excellent) orchestra is balanced: in the Fifth Symphony, for example, the trio...

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Wed 01 Jun, 2016:
Lucas Debargue: Debut Album – Piano Works by Scarlatti, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel, Grieg, Schubert and Scarlatti/Debargue

Largely self-taught, the French pianist Lucas Debargue grabbed public and critical attention by winning fourth prize at the 2015 Tchaikovsky...

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Thu 07 Jan, 2016:
Scriabin: Nuances – Assorted Piano Pieces

Valentina Lisitsa’s chronologically presented recording features a selection of Scriabin’s shorter piano pieces. It starts with the 1880s...

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Fri 04 Dec, 2015:
Four Hands – Brahms: Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op 52a; Schubert: Fantasia in F minor, D 940; Ravel: La Valse (arr Lucien Garban); Bolcom: Graceful Ghost Rag (arr William Grossman)

If there’s one quality that Leon Fleisher delivers with unfailing consistency it's musical intelligence. His collaboration with Katherine Jacobson...

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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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Tue 18 Aug, 2015:
Sempre libera – Opera Arias by Donizetti, Gounod, Bellini, Bizet, Delibes, Puccini, Meyerbeer, Offenbach, Messager and Verdi

This SACD is a joy for the beauty and versatility of Miah Persson’s voice and for its variety of arias. After the jocularity of the opening aria...

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Wed 17 Jun, 2015:
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op 115; Two Waltzes; Hungarian Dances – Nos 1 (arr. Borzó) and 7 (arr Reményi); Weiner: Két Tétel; Trad: Dances from Transylvania

Viennese-born, Berlin Philharmonic principal Andreas Ottensamer and a distinguished string quartet (led by Leonidas Kavakos) essay Brahms’s...

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