Presto News - 7th October 2016

Daniil Trifonov performs Liszt's complete Concert Etudes

‘You aren’t seriously suggesting listening to all of these in one go, are you? The problem I have with Liszt is that the ratio of notes to actual music always seems a bit…off’. The singing colleague who regularly chauffeurs me to and from rehearsals is usually quite happy to leave me in charge of our drive-time playlist, but he blanched visibly when I cheerfully unpacked Daniil Trifonov’s 2-CD set of Liszt Etudes on a long commute the other evening.

Daniil Trifonov
Daniil Trifonov

The process of talking him round handily focused my mind on what I love about this new recording of some of the most technically formidable music in the piano repertoire: I spent the next ten minutes of motorway rhapsodising about the 25 year old Russian pianist’s gift for clarity and line, and above all (insert cliche klaxon here) his capacity for Letting The Music Breathe.

In the case of Trifonov (who recently won the Young Artist of the Year Category at this year’s Gramophone Awards) that’s more than a hoary old platitude: a committed yogi and meditation enthusiast, the practice of ‘mindful’ breathing techniques is as central to his musicianship as the practice of cross-rhythms, octaves, passage-work and any of the other pianistic challenges which Liszt throws his way. And it shows: transcendence really is his watchword throughout this two-hour odyssey, and there are several absolutely magical moments where (to borrow a phrase from Liszt’s son-in-law’s Parsifal) time becomes space.

As I said to my friend somewhere near Junction 13 of the M4, Trifonov’s approach is an ideal palate-cleanser for anyone who’s struggled with the density and overt virtuosity of this music: to expand on my point about the clarity of his playing, it’s worth mentioning that I initially sat down to audition this disc with a score to hand, as I often do when listening to repertoire which has A Lot Going On. Several pages in (and once I’d stopped disrupting the office by intermittently exclaiming ‘Look at this bit here! How is that even possible?!…’ etc), I realised I didn’t actually need it: even in the many passages where the printed page is almost entirely black, you hear every detail, every unexpected accent, every beautifully-sculpted melodic line. (To quote a colleague whose pianistic skills far exceed my own skin-of-the-teeth Grade 8 in the distant past, ‘playing the melodies in these things is one thing, but keeping the line going when you’re having to scamper off to the other end of the keyboard between every other note is something else’).

And what of that ‘overt virtuosity’, another sticking-point for many Liszt agnostics who find the lengthy passages of technical display a bit self-congratulatory and, well, wearing? Not on Trifonov’s watch. What’s striking about this collection is the tangible absence of egoism in the playing (it’s telling that in the booklet-notes he describes the etudes as ‘existential meditations’ rather than studies). Liszt himself may have had a reputation as the father of pianistic showmanship, but here the big bravura moments (such as Mazeppa, and Feux Follets, which here sounds as if it’s being extemporised on the spot) the focus is squarely on the breathtaking complexity of the music itself rather than the skill and mechanics involved in bringing it to life, and there are moments which genuinely seem to tap into that much-ballyhooed idea of ‘the Romantic Sublime’. And the light and shade of the more lyrical studies (the three operatic etudes of S144, or the ‘easier’ Transcendental Etudes Paysage and Ricordanza) also come off beautifully – these sections never come across as mere ‘breathing space’, because Trifonov assiduously maintains that same sense of light and shade even in stormiest waters which surround them.

In this instance, then, ‘Transcendental’ is no glib marketing strapline – it’s simply an accurate description of the quality of Trifonov’s playing. To hark back to my sceptical friend’s misgivings about these pieces, listen to Trifonov and you’ll never want to echo Emperor Joseph’s apocryphal comment to Mozart and accuse Liszt of writing ‘too many notes’!

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Transcendental: Daniil Trifonov plays Franz Liszt

Daniil Trifonov (piano)

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Neville Marriner (1924-2016)

News broke earlier in the week of the death of Sir Neville Marriner, a giant of the early music world with an enormous number of acclaimed recordings to his name.

Primarily known as the founder and leader of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields (which he set up in 1958), many of Marriner's recordings are still considered benchmarks - in particular his accounts of popular classics by Vaughan Williams and Elgar.

Still performing two years ago at the age of ninety, Marriner has been an inspiration to several generations of musicians.

A full obituary can be found here.

Presto Interview – Nigel Short on British part-songs

Tenebrae's founder and conductor talks to us about his latest project with the multi-award-winning chamber choir - a collection of British part-songs comprising both time-honoured favourites such as Stanford's Blue Bird and less well-known items by Murrill, Bridge, Walker and others.

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Presto Interview – Craig Hella Johnson on Considering Matthew Shepard

David talks to the American composer about his innovative new Passion-inspired work - a choral response to, and meditation on, the disturbing events of October 1998 and the tragic death of Matthew Shephard.

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Sheet Music – Special Offer on Bärenreiter Urtext

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New Releases

7th October 2016

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.

J.S. Bach: Secular Cantatas, Volume 7

Mojca Erdmann (soprano), Dominik Wörner (bass), Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki

The seventh disc in Masaaki Suzuki's series includes the Peasant Cantata (in which a peasant girl and a farm-hand praise the new owner of the estate), followed by the only two extant Bach cantatas with Italian texts. The soprano cantata, BWV 209, is possibly a musical farewell to a young pupil of Bach’s on his departure from Leipzig. In Amore traditore for bass solo, a disappointed lover takes Amor to task, accusing him of betrayal and deception.

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For the Love of Brahms

Joshua Bell (violin), Steven Isserlis (cello), Jeremy Denk (piano), Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis are joined by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in Brahms’s Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, as well as an unusual coupling: the slow movement of Schumann’s Violin Concerto, in a version for string orchestra made by Benjamin Britten, who added a short coda. Bell and Isserlis also unite with pianist Jeremy Denk in the Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 in its rarely performed original 1854 version.

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Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli & Motets

Sistine Chapel Choir, Massimo Palombella

Deutsche Grammophon presents a new release by the world’s oldest choir – performed and recorded in the heart of the Catholic Church, and featuring works by the most celebrated Italian musician of his time and reformer of church music: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.

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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 90, 101 & 106

Steven Osborne (piano)

Steven Osborne has repeatedly proved himself a Beethovenian of profound insight. In these three late sonatas—including the monumental Hammerklavier - he gives performances of stunning impact and lasting fulfilment.

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A Voice from Heaven: British Choral Masterpieces

Choir of The King’s Consort, Robert King

A collection of fourteen British choral masterpieces, including five ‘paired’ settings such as William Harris’s Bring us, O Lord God, which is partnered by James MacMillan’s 2010 setting of the same words. Other composers represented include Howells, Tavener, Parry, Stanford, Lennox Berkeley, Kenneth Leighton, and more.

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Fin de siècle: Music for viola and piano

Lawrence Power (viola) & Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano)

That the names of Hüe and Büsser are now largely forgotten is no reflection on their ability to write music which cannot fail to delight (and did not fail to win the Prix de Rome). Lawrence Power and Simon Crawford-Phillips present a recital setting Ravel and Debussy in the context of their lesser-known contemporaries.

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt: The Complete Sony Recordings (61 CDs)

This set brings together Harnoncourt’s complete recordings from 2002–2015 with Concentus Musicus Wien, the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Symphonieorchester des Bayrischen Rundfunks. It features recordings of symphonies by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and Bruckner, alongside performances of great choral works such as the Verdi, Brahms and Mozart Requiems. Also included are previously unreleased recordings of J. S. Bach’s Cantatas Nos. 26 & 36, Beethoven’s Christus am Ölberge and Dvořák’s Stabat Mater.

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Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel (DVD)

Adrian Eröd (Peter), Janina Baechle (Gertrud), Daniela Sindram (Hänsel), Ileana Tonca (Gretel), Michaela Schuster (Witch), Wiener Staatsoper, Christian Thielemann (conductor) & Adrian Noble (director)

Based on one of the best-loved stories by the Brothers Grimm, Hänsel und Gretel soon became one of the most-performed operas in the world and has remained enduringly popular with both children and adults ever since.This is the first production at the Wiener Staatsoper since World War II – inventively staged by Adrian Noble, former Artistic Director of Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company.

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14-Jan-2013 -Little Britten
07-Jan-2013 -Mendelssohn from the Quatuor Ebène
31-Dec-2012 -2012 Goodbyes and Discs of the Year
24-Dec-2012 -Looking ahead to 2013 - Verdi, Britten and Wagner
17-Dec-2012 -Wispelwey and Schiff re-visit Bach
10-Dec-2012 -Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty from Neeme Järvi
03-Dec-2012 -Christmas roundup
26-Nov-2012 -Alexandre Tharaud: Le Boeuf sur le toit
19-Nov-2012 -Belcea Quartet launch their Beethoven cycle
12-Nov-2012 -Rare baroque vocal delights
05-Nov-2012 -Elgar and the First World War
29-Oct-2012 -Rodgers & Hammerstein at the Movies
22-Oct-2012 -George Hurst
15-Oct-2012 -Mission: Cecilia Bartoli
08-Oct-2012 -Alison Balsom: Sound The Trumpet
01-Oct-2012 -Vox Luminis’s Schütz disc wins Gramophone Record of the Year
24-Sep-2012 -Glenn Gould
17-Sep-2012 -Tchaikovsky’s Early Symphonies
10-Sep-2012 -Mozart’s Don Giovanni
03-Sep-2012 -Stephen Hough's French Album
27-Aug-2012 -Mendelssohn's Elijah from McCreesh
20-Aug-2012 -Carmen from Berlin with Kaufmann and Kožená
13-Aug-2012 -Mahler Symphony No. 1 from Iván Fischer
06-Aug-2012 -Rhapsody in Blue – Grosvenor and Kempf
30-Jul-2012 -Hans Rott’s First Symphony
23-Jul-2012 -L’Olimpiade: The Opera
16-Jul-2012 -Holst and Delius on Naxos
09-Jul-2012 -Richard Strauss round-up
02-Jul-2012 -New Shostakovich discovery - Orango
25-Jun-2012 -Vivaldi from Rachel Podger
18-Jun-2012 -Two terrific Italian Renaissance reconstructions
11-Jun-2012 -Shostakovich Symphonies from Petrenko and the RLPO
04-Jun-2012 -Bach's St Matthew Passion
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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