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 Offer Bach2 The Future Vol. 2

Fenella Humphreys (violin)

impressive, both in the quality of the playing and the variety of the music…in Ysaye's Third Sonata she yields nothing to the finest recordings in her accuracy and passion, the recording capturing... More…

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 Offer Fagerlund & Aho: Bassoon Concertos

Bram van Sambeek (bassoon)

Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Okko Kamu, Dima Slobodeniouk

A truly captivating disc…Bram van Sambeek takes everything in his evidently extensive stride. The agility, conviction, impish humour and searing seriousness all stem from a remarkably rounded... More…

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Vaughan Williams & James Macmillan: Oboe Concertos

Nicholas Daniel (oboe & conductor), Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Nicholas Daniel (cor anglais)

Britten Sinfonia, James MacMillan

[Daniel] tends to let the tempo slacken when the harmonic pulse slows down [on the Vaughan Williams]...it's hard to complain when that leaves more space for his consistently golden tone...MacMillan... More…

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Andriessen, L: Theatre of the World

Los Angeles Philharmonic, Reinbert de Leeuw

This live recording, with an exemplary cast and Los Angeles Philharmonic on brilliant form under conductor Reinbert de Leeuw, captures the gruesome, morbid melancholy of a Faustian pact – but... More…

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David Briggs - Mass for Notre Dame

David Briggs (organ)

Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton

Briggs [draws] sounds of roaring, surging eloquence and grandeur from the splendid instrument at Gloucester Cathedral. It helps, too, that the Trinity College Choir have such a 'live', untrammelled... More…

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Birtwistle: Night’s Black Bird

Owen Slade (tuba)

The Hallé Orchestra, Ryan Wigglesworth

these are among the most powerful orchestral pieces of recent years...Wigglesworth and the Halle give performances of amazing concentration, accuracy and passion, aided by recorded sound of a... More…

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Unsuk Chin: Three Concertos

World Premiere Recordings

Sunwook Kim (piano), Alban Gerhardt (cello), Wu Wei (sheng)

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung

Chin is one of the best contemporary exponents of purely instrumental music drama, and these concertos provide absorbing listening...The music inevitably acquires a ritualistic aura but there... More…

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Barry, G: The Importance of Being Earnest

Barbara Hannigan (Cecily), Peter Tantsits (Jack Worthing), Joshua Bloom (Algernon), Katalin Károlyi (Gwendoline), Hilary Summers (Miss Prism), Alan Ewing (Lady Bracknell), Benjamin Bevan (Lane/Merriman), Joshua Hart (Dr Chasuble)

BCMG, Thomas Adès

Surely this is not only the best operatic treatment of Oscar Wilde since Salome, but also one of the few absolutely essential operas of the last 20 years...This performances features at least... More…

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Arvo Pärt: The Deer’s Cry

Mari Poll (violin), Johanna Vahermägi (viola), Heikko Remmel, Taavo Remmel (double basses), Robert Staak (lute), Toomas Vavilov (clarinet), Susanne Doll (organ)

Vox Clamantis, Jaan-Eik Tulve

The level of artistry necessary to achieve the kind of living, breathing performance given here by the Estonian choir Vox Clamantis is a rarity…conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve [is able] to infuse the... More…

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Stockhausen: Stimmung

Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier

A turning point for composer and contemporary music alike, Stimmung merges the serialist's rigour with the minimalist's empiricism. Barely tangible shifts between timbres, thythms, meters and... More…

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