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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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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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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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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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 Offer Arvo Pärt: Adam’s Lament

Tui Hirv (soprano) & Rainer Vilu (baritone)

Latvian Radio Choir, Vox Clamantis, Riga Sinfonietta, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Tonu Kaljuste

Adam's Lament serves as a summary of Pärt's evolution since he abandoned Modernist tendencies...The Radio Choir and Vox Clamantis affectingly convey anguished hopes for redemption while maintaining... 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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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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Saariaho: D’OM LE VRAI SENS

Kari Kriikku (clarinet), Anu Komsi (soprano)

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo

The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra partner Kriikku admirably in this enchanting concerto and under Oramo's sensitive direction provide beguiling accompaniments for Anu Komsi in the four Leino... More…

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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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