Presto News - 4th August 2014

Russian Orchestral Music from the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic

On Tuesday evening I had the great pleasure of attending the Proms debut of the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic (the first performance at the festival, in fact, by any Turkish orchestra) under their livewire Austrian conductor Sascha Goetzel in a programme dominated by visions of the East by Western composers; several of these works also feature on their new disc for Onyx Classics, released last Monday and recorded earlier this year in the garage of a Turkish shopping mall!

Sascha Goetzel
Sascha Goetzel

Founded in 1999, the orchestra has 90% Turkish membership (its non-Turkish members include Goetzel’s father, in the violin section!). I was initially a bit circumspect about focusing too much on ethnicity (much ink has been spilled over the past half-century about ‘Orientalism’ in music and elsewhere, and whether orchestras can be said to have a distinctively ‘national’ sound has also been the subject of recent discussions in the classical music media), but the Borusan forces seem to cheerfully embrace the idea of ‘Otherness’ and to capitalise on Istanbul’s unique situation between East and West, both in terms of repertoire choices and the special sound-world which they create: their percussion section, for instance, is particularly vivid and forthright, and the string section has an especially wide tonal palette, veering excitingly from raw and muscular to lithe and silky.

The centrepiece of their new disc offers a refreshing twist on one of the most familiar ‘Oriental’ orchestral works, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, performed here with short improvised interludes on stringed instruments such as the oud and qanun, and also integrating traditional Turkish and Middle Eastern percussion such as the def and the bendir into the tutti sections.

For me, the interludes work beautifully as palate-cleansers and serve to throw the music which surrounds them into sharper relief – I could swear I picked up on more of the ‘exotic’ elements of the rest of the work as a result, though we probably also have Goetzel’s imaginative conducting to thank for that! The performance as a whole is mesmerising - the violin solos depicting Scheherazade herself, as she spins the sultan his nightly bedtime stories that save her life, are especially beguiling and sinuous (and, most crucially, just a touch vulnerable) in the hands of Pelin Halkaci Alkin.

One of the most memorable aspects of the live performance was the flamboyant podium persona of Goetzel, who combines authority with an abandoned physicality that might break into dance at any moment! But somehow none of this comes across as superficial showmanship - the energy and almost balletic grace which he transmits to his players comes across so very strongly on this recording, even without the visuals to remind us.

The encore for Tuesday night’s prom was perhaps the highlight of an already distinguished evening (the last item on the official programme, the orchestral suite from Respighi’s opulently sensual ballet Belkis, Queen of Sheba, appears on the orchestra’s first disc for Onyx, released in 2010). Following a short but impassioned speech about music’s potential to break down geographical and cultural boundaries, Goetzel announced that the orchestra ‘couldn’t come here from the Bosphorus without bringing us the music of the Bosphorus!’, and they proceeded in truly breathtaking style with Ulvi Erkin’s rip-roaring Kocecke, a ten-minute whistle-stop tour through Turkish dances which also features on the new disc and which I’ll certainly be revisiting again (probably when the neighbours are out, as it’s very much music that demands to be heard at full throttle!)

The Borusan forces offer some of the most vital, vivid orchestral playing I’ve heard in a long time, whether throwing new light on an established warhorse or introducing us to relative rarities – I urge you to give them a whirl, and here’s hoping that there’s more to come in their survey of East meets West (Ravel’s Sheherazade, please?!)

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Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Sascha Goetzel

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Gramophone Awards 2014 – Shortlist

The shortlist for this year's Gramophone Classical Music Awards has been announced - with a strong field of 72 discs in 12 categories, it's going to be a tougher call than ever! The top three discs in each category will be announced on 20th August, with the overall winners following one week later. We've put together a list of the nominees - and this year, we've also got together with Gramophone to produce a special digital magazine with full reviews of all 72! You can read it for free here.

Presto Recommends – Music to commemorate the First World War

Although the "official" date of the beginning of the First World War varies by country - as the various declarations of war were not simultaneous - today is the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of war between the United Kingdom and Germany, which was announced at 11pm.

Not surprisingly, this unprecedentedly devastating conflict had a profound impact on musicians and composers across Europe and beyond; some lost relatives and friends, suffered traumatic physical or psychological injuries, or indeed never returned at all. David has been listening to recordings of works that have a particularly significant link to the War.

You can read through David's thoughts here.

Katherine Cooper - katherine.cooper@prestoclassical.co.uk

New Releases

4th August 2014

This is just the pick of the recent releases. The New Releases and Future Releases pages are always available for browsing all the new and forthcoming releases.

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 18 & 19

Mitsuko Uchida (piano & conductor), The Cleveland Orchestra

Another instalment in Uchida’s much-admired and Grammy-Award-winning Mozart piano concerto series with the Cleveland Orchestra. Like the composer at the premieres, Uchida directs from the keyboard. This new live recording combines the B flat Major Concerto, No. 18, K456 and the F Major Concerto, No. 19, K459, both part of the great series of piano concertos Mozart wrote in Vienna in the mid-1780s.

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Øystein Baadsvik plays Tuba Concertos

Øystein Baadsvik (tuba), Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Lindberg

One of today’s foremost exponents of his instrument, the Norwegian tubist Øystein Baadsvik is also an untiring champion when it comes to expanding the tuba repertoire. Himself a composer/arranger, Baadsvik opens this new release with his own Tuba Concerto from 2012. Christian Lindberg, chief conductor of the Arctic Philharmonic, has also composed the final work on the disc, dedicating it to Baadsvik, ‘a great tuba player and my good friend’.

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Leon Fleisher: All the Things You Are

Leon Fleisher (piano)

Leon Fleisher’s first solo disc in nearly a decade is released in time to celebrate the great American pianist’s 86th birthday, consisting largely of works for left hand, including one of the pianist’s specialities—Bach’s Chaconne, arranged for left hand by Brahms. The album also features works composed for Leon Fleisher by George Perle, Leon Kirchner, and Dina Koston as well as gorgeous renditions of favorites by George Gershwin and Jerome Kern.

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Sacrifices

La Nuova Musica, David Bates

David Bates leads La Nuova Musica in three tales of denial and sacrifice: St Peter's denial of Christ; Abraham's [narrowly averted] sacrifice of his son Isaac; and the story of Jepthe, who, before leading the Israelites into battle, vows to God that if he is victorious, he will sacrifice the first living thing he meets upon his return. Unfortunately it is his daughter, who dances out to greet him with cymbals and flutes. Jepthe must honour his vow...

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Medtner Plays Medtner Volume 1

Nicolai Medtner (piano)

The first volume of the anthology of Medtner’s recordings includes his smaller pieces – Novellas, the cycle Forgotten Melodies and the genre of piano fairy tale invented by the composer. The recordings were made in 1930 to 1947 in Paris and London.

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Mancini, H: Peter Gunn

Harmonie Ensemble New York, Steven Richman

Peter Gunn, the classic TV detective series (1958-61), is probably best remembered today for Henry Mancini's trend-setting jazz score inspired by the West Coast Cool School. In 'Music for Peter Gunn' Grammy-nominated Steven Richman and the sensational Harmonie Ensemble / New York with ace old-school improvisers Lew Soloff [trumpet] and Lew Tabackin [sax], place their own stamp on Mancini's iconic orchestrations.

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Lorin Maazel in Vienna

Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel

A 9-CD set of recordings made with the Vienna Philharmonic by conductor Lorin Maazel, who died last month. The repertoire includes the complete symphonies of Sibelius and Tchaikovsky, as well as tone poems by Richard Strauss.

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Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (DVD)

Michael Volle (Hans Sachs), Roberto Sacca (Walther Von Stolzing), Anna Gabler (Eva), Peter Sonn (David), Markus Werba (Sixtus Beckmesser), Wiener Philharmoniker, Daniele Gatti

Stefan Herheim's lavish production from the 2013 Salzburg Festival radiates youthful charm and conjures up a flood of incomparable images. Roberto Sacca is a Walther von Stolzing who shows effortless control in his superb realisation of the part; Michael Volle has both the voice and the acting ability to flesh out a fascinatingly multi-layered portrait of the masterful Hans Sachs.

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11-Jun-2012 -Shostakovich Symphonies from Petrenko and the RLPO
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28-May-2012 -Bruckner Symphonies from Rattle and Barenboim
21-May-2012 -Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
14-May-2012 -Handel in England
07-May-2012 -Britten: War Requiem
30-Apr-2012 -Hamilton Harty’s Chamber Music
23-Apr-2012 -Kathleen Ferrier
16-Apr-2012 -Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique from Ticciati and the SCO
09-Apr-2012 -New and forthcoming Opera DVDs
02-Apr-2012 -Claude Debussy
26-Mar-2012 -Wagner - Klaus Florian Vogt and a new Parsifal
19-Mar-2012 -Haydn from Thomas Fey and the Heidelberger Sinfoniker
12-Mar-2012 -Jules Massenet - Werther & Don Quichotte
05-Mar-2012 -Brahms choral discs from Gardiner and Herreweghe
27-Feb-2012 -Vivaldi: Sacred vocal works and concertos
20-Feb-2012 -Aleksandra Kurzak and Renée Fleming
13-Feb-2012 -Schoenberg and Berg
06-Feb-2012 -Alison Balsom
30-Jan-2012 -Britten Violin Concerto
23-Jan-2012 -Beethoven Symphonies from Thielemann and Chailly
16-Jan-2012 -New Year’s Concert from Vienna
09-Jan-2012 -Mariusz Kwiecień
02-Jan-2012 -Fritz Kreisler
26-Dec-2011 -The year ahead and our latest new development
19-Dec-2011 -Two legendary performances
12-Dec-2011 -Maurizio Pollini plays Chopin
05-Dec-2011 -Christmas roundup
28-Nov-2011 -Havergal Brian’s Gothic Symphony
21-Nov-2011 -Duetti da Camera: Philippe Jaroussky & Max Emanuel Cencic
14-Nov-2011 -Bruckner and Mahler from Haitink and Pappano
07-Nov-2011 -Haydn from the Takács Quartet
31-Oct-2011 -Sublime Schubert from Paul Lewis
24-Oct-2011 -Franz Liszt
17-Oct-2011 -The Decca Sound
10-Oct-2011 -Pavel Haas Quartet the big winners at the Gramophone Awards
03-Oct-2011 -Berlioz's Grande Messe des Morts from Paul McCreesh
26-Sep-2011 -Handel – Agrippina & Germanico
19-Sep-2011 -Wagner’s Flying Dutchman starts PentaTone’s 10th anniversary celebrations
12-Sep-2011 -Schubert's Schwanengesang from Padmore and Lewis
05-Sep-2011 -Gergiev and the LSO conclude their Mahler cycle
29-Aug-2011 -BIS - Maxim Rysanov, Sibelius and a special offer
22-Aug-2011 -Sublime Ravel from Ibragimova and Tiberghien
15-Aug-2011 -Gustavo Dudamel
08-Aug-2011 -Brahms/Schoenberg from Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker
01-Aug-2011 -Lucia from the Mariinsky
25-Jul-2011 -Bayreuther Festspiele
18-Jul-2011 -Benjamin Grosvenor
11-Jul-2011 -Rossini’s William Tell
04-Jul-2011 -Bach Motets from Herreweghe
27-Jun-2011 -Sublime Vivaldi from Nathalie Stutzmann
20-Jun-2011 -Beethoven’s Fidelio from Abbado and Kaufmann
13-Jun-2011 -Byrd’s Complete Consort Music
06-Jun-2011 -Vaughan Williams’s The Garden of Proserpine
30-May-2011 -Beethoven's Diabelli Variations from Paul Lewis
23-May-2011 -New DVDs from Glyndebourne
16-May-2011 -Martha Argerich
09-May-2011 -Handel's Ariodante
02-May-2011 -Daniel Barenboim plays Chopin and conducts Tchaikovsky
25-Apr-2011 -Fliter and Ibragimova excel in Beethoven
18-Apr-2011 -Julia Lezhneva sings Rossini
11-Apr-2011 -Lully’s Bellérophon
04-Apr-2011 -Mining the archives
28-Mar-2011 -Rachmaninov's Second Symphony
21-Mar-2011 -Suk's Asrael Symphony
14-Mar-2011 -Pergolesi's Stabat Mater
07-Mar-2011 -Striggio: Mass in 40 Parts
28-Feb-2011 -Tomás Luis de Victoria
21-Feb-2011 -Lisa Batiashvili - Echoes of Time
14-Feb-2011 -Kate Royal: A Lesson in Love
07-Feb-2011 -Simon Rattle's new Mahler 2
31-Jan-2011 -Percy Grainger
24-Jan-2011 -Arne: Artaxerxes
17-Jan-2011 -Handel and Strauss from Dessay and Damrau
10-Jan-2011 -Nielsen Symphonies from Colin Davis and the LSO
03-Jan-2011 -The Genius of Mozart
27-Dec-2010 -The year ahead
20-Dec-2010 -Sheet Music now online, and other recent developments
13-Dec-2010 -Robert Schumann
06-Dec-2010 -Vivaldi Operas - Ottone in Villa and Ercole
29-Nov-2010 -Christmas Releases
22-Nov-2010 -Bach Cantatas - the Gardiner pilgrimage
15-Nov-2010 -Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
08-Nov-2010 -Schubert: Piano Duets
01-Nov-2010 -Verdi's Otello from the LSO and Colin Davis
25-Oct-2010 -The Three Baroque Tenors
18-Oct-2010 -Dame Joan Sutherland
11-Oct-2010 -Bach's Violin Concertos from Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque
04-Oct-2010 -Gramophone Awards announced last Friday
27-Sep-2010 -Jonas Kaufmann: Verismo Arias
20-Sep-2010 -Wagner's Parsifal from the Mariinsky and Gergiev
13-Sep-2010 -Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte from René Jacobs
06-Sep-2010 -Puccini's forgotten masterpiece - La Rondine
30-Aug-2010 -Santiago a cappella
23-Aug-2010 -Elīna Garanča goes Spanish
16-Aug-2010 -Rued Langgaard - Music of the Spheres
09-Aug-2010 -Gramophone Awards - The Finalists
02-Aug-2010 -50 Years of the Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg
26-Jul-2010 -Gustav Mahler
19-Jul-2010 -Sir Charles Mackerras
12-Jul-2010 -Beethoven - Paul Lewis and the BBC Proms
05-Jul-2010 -A Russian Sibelius cycle
28-Jun-2010 -Ronald Brautigam's Beethoven
21-Jun-2010 -Carlos Kleiber
14-Jun-2010 -Handel's Berenice
07-Jun-2010 -Channel Classics
31-May-2010 -Alfredo Casella
24-May-2010 -Shostakovich Preludes & Fugues from Melnikov
17-May-2010 -The multi-talented Julia Fischer
10-May-2010 -Nimbus
03-May-2010 -Leonard Bernstein's Omnibus Broadcasts
26-Apr-2010 -Frédéric Chopin
19-Apr-2010 -Wagner Lohengrin - BBC Awards
12-Apr-2010 -Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique
05-Apr-2010 -Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia and Joyce DiDonato
29-Mar-2010 -Romantic Piano Concertos
22-Mar-2010 -Robin Ticciati and Brahms' Choral Works
15-Mar-2010 -Mozart Symphonies from Mackerras - Volume 2
08-Mar-2010 -Bernard Coutaz and Harmonia Mundi
01-Mar-2010 -Thomas Adès
22-Feb-2010 -Strauss: Alpine Symphony
15-Feb-2010 -Handel: Giulio Cesare and the Brockes Passion
08-Feb-2010 -Debussy and the Prix de Rome
01-Feb-2010 -Testament
25-Jan-2010 -BBC Music Magazine Awards Shortlist
18-Jan-2010 -Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet
11-Jan-2010 -Bach for Violin and Voice
04-Jan-2010 -A Ring cycle for the 21st Century
28-Dec-2009 -Anniversaries - 2009 and 2010
21-Dec-2009 -Richard Farrell
14-Dec-2009 -Thomas Tallis's Secret Garden
07-Dec-2009 -El Sistema
30-Nov-2009 -Christmas Releases
23-Nov-2009 -Kirsten Flagstad
16-Nov-2009 -Nikolaus Harnoncourt
09-Nov-2009 -Two important Elgar rarities
02-Nov-2009 -Felix Mendelssohn
26-Oct-2009 -Cecilia Bartoli and the world of Castratos
19-Oct-2009 -Winterreise from Padmore and Lewis
12-Oct-2009 -Tchaikovsky's Moscow Cantata
05-Oct-2009 -The Quatuor Ebène and the Gramophone Awards
28-Sep-2009 -Unknown Britten
21-Sep-2009 -Australian Eloquence
14-Sep-2009 -Julia Fischer plays Schubert
07-Sep-2009 -Bach Cantata bargain of the year
31-Aug-2009 -Rattle conducts Brahms
24-Aug-2009 -Bruckner from the Concertgebouw
17-Aug-2009 -Gramophone Awards 2009 - Finalists
10-Aug-2009 -Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle
03-Aug-2009 -The Vivaldi Edition
27-Jul-2009 -Diaghilev and The Ballets Russes
20-Jul-2009 -Sir Edward Downes
13-Jul-2009 -Brilliant Classics
06-Jul-2009 -Tomás Luis de Victoria
29-Jun-2009 -Britten's homage to Purcell
22-Jun-2009 -The Three Tenors
15-Jun-2009 -Penguin Rosettes and Building a Library
08-Jun-2009 -Masterclasses
01-Jun-2009 -Gergiev at the Mariinsky
25-May-2009 -Two recent re-discoveries light up Martinu year
18-May-2009 -Idomeneo from René Jacobs
11-May-2009 -A&R and Kate Royal's Midsummer Night
04-May-2009 -Chandos Records - 30 years young
27-Apr-2009 -Rachmaninov Preludes
20-Apr-2009 -20 Years of NMC
13-Apr-2009 -BBC Music Magazine Awards
06-Apr-2009 -Shostakovich 11 from the RLPO
30-Mar-2009 -BIS and the Sibelius Edition
23-Mar-2009 -Haydn - 'The Father of the Symphony'
16-Mar-2009 -George Frederic Handel
09-Mar-2009 -Bach's Brandenburg Concertos
02-Mar-2009 -Angela Gheorghiu in Puccini's Madama Butterfly
23-Feb-2009 -The world's most celebrated violins
16-Feb-2009 -Copyright to be extended
09-Feb-2009 -A feast of Early Music
02-Feb-2009 -Sarah Connolly gets Purcell year off to a flier
26-Jan-2009 -Monteverdi as you've never heard it before!
19-Jan-2009 -Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin put Platti firmly on the map
12-Jan-2009 -Hamelin proves his real class with Chopin
05-Jan-2009 -Lindsays lead the bargains
29-Dec-2008 -Jerusalem - in search of peace
22-Dec-2008 -Looking ahead - Handel, Haydn and more
15-Dec-2008 -2008 - A great year for DVDs
08-Dec-2008 -Top new Christmas recommendations
01-Dec-2008 -Richard Hickox
24-Nov-2008 -The World's Great Orchestras, and Euros and US Dollars now accepted
17-Nov-2008 -Lost manuscripts continue to be found
10-Nov-2008 -Haydn's String Quartets
03-Nov-2008 -Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony
27-Oct-2008 -Contemporary Music
20-Oct-2008 -Sir Peter Moores
13-Oct-2008 -Vivaldi in a new light
06-Oct-2008 -Americans in Pyongyang
29-Sep-2008 -Paul Lewis and the Gramophone Awards 2008
22-Sep-2008 -Songs her mother taught her
15-Sep-2008 -Vernon Handley
08-Sep-2008 -Zig Zag and the Atrium Quartet
01-Sep-2008 -Gramophone Awards nominations
25-Aug-2008 -Beautiful Messiah and Exquisite Morales
18-Aug-2008 -Great Pianists of the Past
11-Aug-2008 -Classical Television Broadcasts on the Internet
04-Aug-2008 -Chloë Hanslip and the unfamiliar
28-Jul-2008 -Leopold Godowsky and the virtuoso pianist
21-Jul-2008 -Linn Records
14-Jul-2008 -Vaughan Williams
07-Jul-2008 -Olivier Messiaen
30-Jun-2008 -Reginald Goodall's revelatory 'Mastersingers'
23-Jun-2008 -The French Baroque - 200 Years of Versailles
16-Jun-2008 -Bach Fugues from Onyx and the Emersons
09-Jun-2008 -New DVD page and Special Offer
02-Jun-2008 -Time to re-evaluate Miaskovsky
26-May-2008 -Superb Scholl sings Dowland and his circle
19-May-2008 -Fiesta! - Dudamel and the Venezuelans
12-May-2008 -The Guarneri Piano Trio and the label Praga
05-May-2008 -A La Bohème for all
28-Apr-2008 -Beethoven and Period Instruments
21-Apr-2008 -The Jerusalem Quartet
14-Apr-2008 -Nigel Kennedy
07-Apr-2008 -Paul Lewis's Beethoven
31-Mar-2008 -Ingrid Fliter
24-Mar-2008 -Mel Bonis
17-Mar-2008 -Stunning new Haydn Creation from Paul McCreesh
10-Mar-2008 -Hilary Hahn plays Schoenberg and Sibelius
03-Mar-2008 -Rattle and Gergiev on Mahler
25-Feb-2008 -Handel Organ Concertos
18-Feb-2008 -Late Mozart Symphonies
11-Feb-2008 -Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project
04-Feb-2008 -Arvo Pärt's Spiegel im Spiegel
28-Jan-2008 -Undeservedly neglected music - John Marsh and Juan de Araujo
21-Jan-2008 -New Bach Cantatas page
14-Jan-2008 -Composers' Own Recordings
07-Jan-2008 -Francis Xavier and Jordi Savall
31-Dec-2007 -50 Years of Harmonia Mundi
24-Dec-2007 -Last thoughts on 2007, first on 2008
17-Dec-2007 -Discs of the Year
10-Dec-2007 -Stockhausen
03-Dec-2007 -25 Years of the Compact Disc
26-Nov-2007 -Pacini and the importance of first performances
19-Nov-2007 -Christmas music worth hearing
12-Nov-2007 -The forgotten Maria
05-Nov-2007 -Why composers marked repeats
29-Oct-2007 -Bach B minor Mass from Suzuki
22-Oct-2007 -New Mahler 8 from Pierre Boulez
15-Oct-2007 -Lucerne Festival Orchestra
08-Oct-2007 -Julia Fischer and the Gramophone Awards
01-Oct-2007 -Mozart - Don Giovanni from René Jacobs
24-Sep-2007 -Natalie Clein and the Elgar Cello Concerto
17-Sep-2007 -Joshua Bell
10-Sep-2007 -Luciano Pavarotti
03-Sep-2007 -Kate Royal
27-Aug-2007 -Gramophone Awards - finalists revealed
20-Aug-2007 -Exciting new baroque rediscovery - Conti's David
13-Aug-2007 -Venezuelan Youth Orchestra the envy of the world
06-Aug-2007 -Music's Best-kept Secrets
30-Jul-2007 -Haydn - the most underrated great composer
23-Jul-2007 -Beethoven Piano Sonatas
16-Jul-2007 -BBC Proms 2007
09-Jul-2007 -Elin Manahan Thomas
02-Jul-2007 -Open minds and superb Bernarda Fink
25-Jun-2007 -Excited by another batch of re-issues?
18-Jun-2007 -Composer Works lists now published
11-Jun-2007 -Padmore and Bostridge sing Handel
04-Jun-2007 -Elgar's Enigma Variations
28-May-2007 -Still suffering some seventy years on?
21-May-2007 -Buying Opera on CD or DVD
14-May-2007 -Debussy's new champion
07-May-2007 -Schütz's Legacy
30-Apr-2007 -Mstislav Rostropovich
23-Apr-2007 -Missed Opportunities
16-Apr-2007 -BBC Music Magazine Awards
09-Apr-2007 -The way we listen
02-Apr-2007 -Too much Mozart?
26-Mar-2007 -Harpsichord or Piano?
19-Mar-2007 -Strauss's Four Last Songs
12-Mar-2007 -The importance of government support
05-Mar-2007 -Do today's musicians all sound the same?

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