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Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 & 5

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

Alive and articulate, these three performances remind us that it’s just as possible to be stunned by an original interpretation of a familiar symphony (the Fifth) as it is to be refreshed by... More…

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2 CDs

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Mozart: Don Giovanni, K527

Dimitris Tiliakos (Don Giovanni), Vito Priante (Leporello), Myrtò Papatanasiu (Donna Anna), Kenneth Tarver (Don Ottavio), Karina Gauvin (Donna Elvira), Guido Loconsolo (Masetto), Christina Gansch (Zerlina), Mika Kares (Il Commendatore)

MusicAeterna & MusicAeterna Choir, Teodor Currentzis

[this Don Giovanni] strips away many of our distorting performance habits, and the result is refreshing, revelatory and unsettling…Tiliakos is a dramatic Don…Loconsolo is vocally nimble and petulant... More…

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3 CDs

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Bach, J S: Goldberg Variations, BWV988

Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)

Esfahani's contributions are the extraordinary range and delicacy of his touch and his scrupulous attention to matching phrasing. More…

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CD

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Berg: Wozzeck

Christian Gerhaher (Wozzeck), Brandon Jovanovich (Drum Major), Mauro Peter (Andres), Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Captain), Lars Woldt (Doctor) & Gun-Brit Barkmin (Marie)

Chor der Oper Zurich & Philharmonia Zurich, Fabio Luisi (conductor) & Andreas Homoki (stage director)

While the Lieder-like beauty of Gerhaher’s singing Is matchless – he can act too – this is no star vehicle. It is ensemble work of the highest order…the relationships are brilliantly drawn, and... More…

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DVD Video

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Berg: Wozzeck

Christian Gerhaher (Wozzeck), Brandon Jovanovich (Drum Major), Mauro Peter (Andres), Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Captain), Lars Woldt (Doctor) & Gun-Brit Barkmin (Marie)

Chor der Oper Zurich & Philharmonia Zurich, Fabio Luisi (conductor) & Andreas Homoki (stage director)

While the Lieder-like beauty of Gerhaher’s singing Is matchless – he can act too – this is no star vehicle. It is ensemble work of the highest order…the relationships are brilliantly drawn, and... More…

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Blu-ray

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Berio: Sinfonia & Berio/Mahler: Frühe Lieder

Matthias Goerne (baritone)

BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Synergy Vocals, Josep Pons

We have only to listen to [Berio’s] exquisite song orchestrations, graced with Goerne on riveting, vibrant form, to feel the depth of his empathy, an almost palpable longing to be absorbed into... More…

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CD

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CPE Bach: Cello Concertos

Nicolas Altstaedt (cello)

Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen

This recording captures all the fiery wit of orchestral-soloist banter. More…

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Prokofiev & Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos

Beatrice Rana (piano)

Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano

[the Prokofiev] presents formidable technical challenges, all of which are surmounted almost with nonchalance, the pianist's focus resolutely serving the score, not the mechanisms involved in... More…

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CD

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Martinu: The Complete Piano Trios

Recorded at the Martínek Studio, Prague, between May 2015 and January 2016

Smetana Trio: Jitka Čechová (piano), Jiří Vodička (violin) & Jan Páleníček (cello)

it's already obvious that the music for piano trio performed here by the Smetana Trio is going straight on the shortlist for 2016. Martinu's chamber music reveals originality at every turn; there's... More…

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Jonathan Harvey: Deo

Edward Picton-Turbervill (organ)

St John's College Choir Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha

nuanced and exhilarating performances. More…

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