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Wed 08 May, 2019:
Ficino Ensemble: Winter – Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115; Sholdice: Winter; Ravel: Introduction and Allegro

Formed in 2012, the Ficino Ensemble has established itself as one of Ireland’s leading chamber groups. Its intelligently programmed, superbly played...

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Wed 28 Nov, 2018:
Schubert: Drei Klavierstücke, D 946; ‘Wanderer’ Fantasy, D 760; Schubert (arr Liszt): Du bist die Ruh; Die junge; Auf dem Wasser zu singen; Sei mir gegrüsst; Der Wanderer

Leon McCawley’s urgent performances of the three late Schubert Klavierstücke remind me of a long-held ambition to recommend the pieces as...

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Fri 09 Nov, 2018:
Michael Berkeley: Winter Fragments – Catch Me If You Can; Clarinet Quintet; Winter Fragments; Sonnet for Orpheus; Seven

Released to mark his 70th birthday, this rewarding collection of chamber pieces by Michael Berkeley spans half a lifetime. Following their...

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Mon 30 Jul, 2018:
Michel Lambert: Leçons de Ténèbres

Setting texts from the Lamentations of Jeremiah and dating from the early 1620s, Michel Lambert’s Leçons de Ténèbres are a remarkable exercise in...

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Wed 17 May, 2017:
Haydn: The Seasons

What, a 50-bar fugue on just six words “for thy bounty, thanks be given”? Placed at the end of section 6, it is but one example of canny mastery...

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Mon 17 Apr, 2017:
Mahler: Symphony No 3 in D minor

The opening horn unison arrests and promises much, Mahler’s Third delivered with the long view typical of Bernard Haitink. He doesn’t...

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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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Wed 20 Jul, 2016:
Hughes: I Am The Song

Boasting fine contributions by the BBC Singers, this rich survey of Bernard Hughes’s choral music provides a decidedly moreish introduction to the...

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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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Mon 13 Jun, 2016:
Hesketh: Through Magic Casements; Horae (Pro Clara); Notte oscura; Three Japanese Miniatures

There’s a curious but compelling amalgam at the heart of this richly satisfying recital. Simultaneously concentrated and relaxed, Kenneth...

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Wed 04 Mar, 2015:
Schubert: Schwanengesang, D957

After well-received accounts of Die schöne Müllerin and Winterreise (also on Onyx) comes this thoughtful, quietly challenging Schwanengesang from...

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Wed 04 Feb, 2015:
Schubert: Piano Transcriptions by Liszt, Prokofiev, Busoni and Godowsky

Antti Siirala, a pianist from Finland, made this recording at the age of 21, but its remarkable clarity of sound and technique sounds like that of a...

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Mon 27 Oct, 2014:
Aho: Concerto for Horn and Chamber Orchestra; Acht Jahreszeiten (Eight Seasons) – Concerto for Theremin and Chamber Orchestra

There can’t be many concertos for the theremin, an electronic musical-saw impressionist operated by contactless hands and fed to a loudspeaker. The...

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