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Schubert: String Quartets Nos. 12 & 14

Schubert: String Quartets Nos. 12 & 14


Schubert:

String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D810 'Death and the Maiden'

String Quartet No. 12 in C minor (fragment), D703 ‘Quartettsatz'


“... playing of power and brilliance... the Lindsay Quartet will give great pleasure and satisfaction... their highly-charged, intensely committed approach to the music is impressive and their CD is the one to have” Gramophone Magazine

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Modern Sound Choice - March 2012

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ASV - CDDCA560

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Beethoven - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3

Beethoven - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3


Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37


'For me Beethoven is like a god. I worship him, and I admire his music. It always produces very deep emotions in me when I'm conducting it or playing it on the piano.' (Mikhail Pletnev)

“…there were times when I genuinely wondered if even five stars wasn't insulting to playing of such glorious playful penetration. …the next minute Pletnev does something that makes you howl with disbelief.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2007 ***

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DG - 4776415

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Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne

Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne


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Philips - 4110392

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Franck: 3 Chorals and other works

Franck: 3 Chorals and other works


Franck, C:

Trois Chorals pour grand orgue, M. 38-40

Pastorale, Op. 19

Prélude, Fugue et Variation Op. 18


“The last pieces Franck ever wrote, the Trois Chorals are solemn and profound works with a strong religious feeling; the Prélude, Fugue et Variation, dedicated to Saint-Saëns and perhaps the best-known of the loose series of Six Pieces composed by Franck between 1859 and 1862, seems to evoke the former's own clear, uncluttered style of writing.” David Smith, Presto Classical, 13th March 2015

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Argo - 4117102

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Gibbons: Church Music

Gibbons: Church Music


Gibbons, O:

The First Song of Moses - Song 1 from George Wither's Hymnes and Songs of the Church (1623)

Second Preces and Responses

Te Deum & Jubilate Deo (Second Service, morning)

This is the Record of John

See, see, the Word is incarnate

Glorious and powerful God

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (Short Service)

Almighty and everlasting God

O Lord, in thy wrath rebuke me not

Hosanna to the son of David

O Lord increase my faith

O clap your hands

God is gone up


“The artistry of the performers perfectly matches Gibbons's demands in this Critics' Choice disc. Limpid clarity, sensitivity to text and earnest delivery reveal the subtleties of the composer's writing.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2007 ****

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Decca Critics' Choice - 4758184

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Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'

Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'


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Historic Choice - January 2000

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Decca Critics' Choice - 4765762

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Mozart: Clarinet Concertos & Duett-Concertino

Mozart: Clarinet Concertos & Duett-Concertino


Copland:

Clarinet Concerto

Richard Hosford (clarinet)

Thierry Fischer

Mozart:

Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622

Richard Hosford (basset clarinet)

Alexander Schneider

Strauss, R:

Duett-Concertino for Clarinet, Bassoon & Strings, AV147

Richard Hosford (clarinet), Matthew Wilkie (bassoon)

Thierry Fischer


'The best basset clarinet performance I've heard' Clarinet & Saxophone Magazine

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First Choice - May 2004

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COE Records - CDCOE811

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Romantic Russia

Romantic Russia


Borodin:

Prince Igor Overture

Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

(completed and orchestrated by Rimsky-Korsakov & Glazunov)

Glinka:

Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture

Mussorgsky:

Khovanshchina: Prelude

(completed and orchestrated by Rimsky-Korsakov)

A Night on the Bare Mountain

(arranged Rimsky-Korsakov)


“A sizzling account of Borodin's Polovtsian Dances is the centrepiece here. Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture is equally electrifying, yet there is tenderness, too, in Musorgsky's Khovanshchina Prelude. Solti fires up vintage LSO/Kingsway Hall performances.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2006 *****

“This arrangement by Rimsky-Korsakov (the serene ending to the piece is nowhere to be found in Mussorgsky's original, and actually uses music from his opera Sorochintsy Fair) is the version [of Night on a Bare Mountain] most familiar to many. Georg Solti conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in a vivid performance full of heaving lower strings and snarling brass.” James Longstaffe, Presto Classical, September 2014

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Decca Rosette Collection - 4765310

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Dvorak: Requiem & Biblical Songs (selection)

Dvorak: Requiem & Biblical Songs (selection)


Dvorak:

Requiem, Op. 89

Maria Stader (soprano), Sieglinde Wagner (contralto), Ernst Haefliger (tenor), Kim Borg (bass)

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Karel Ancerl

Biblical Songs, Op. 99, No. 1: Rings um den Herrn sind Wolken und Dunkel

Biblical Songs, Op. 99, No. 3: Gott, erhöre mein inniges Flehen

Biblical Songs, Op. 99, No. 4: Gott ist mein Hirte

Als wir dort an den Wassern der Stadt (No. 7 from Biblical Songs, Op. 99)

Biblical Songs, Op. 99, No. 8: Wende dich zu mir

Biblical Songs, Op. 99, No. 10: Singet ein neues Lied

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Jörg Demus (piano)


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DG Rosette Collection - 4765307

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Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 21 & 25

Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 21 & 25


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan'

Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503


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Philips Rosette Collection - 4765316

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