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Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64

London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev

Few can rival Valery Gergiev's pedigree in Prokofiev's music, and he is palpably aware of how this score works in the theatre. His pacing of events is masterly, with plenty of verve and passion…... More…

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2 SACDs

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Melnikov unquestionably gives an impression of freshness and daring, as if he's discovering the music for the first time...Certainly one's bound to feel, listening to such superb playing, that... More…

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2 CDs

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Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, K620

Daniel Behle (Tamino), Marlis Petersen (Pamina), Daniel Schmutzhard (Papageno), Sunhae Im (Papagena), Anna-Kristiina Kaappola (Königin der Nacht), Marcos Fink (Sarastro), Kurt Azesberger (Monostatos), Inga Kalna (1st Lady), Anna Grevelius (2nd Lady), Isabelle Druet (3rd Lady), Konstantin Wolff (Speaker),...

...this is a total experience, perfectly tailored for private listening. René Jacobs thinks of it as a Hörspiel: it's a play to be heard - I don't know a recorded Zauberflöte more thrillingly... More…

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3 CDs

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Vadim Repin & Nikolai Lugansky: Violin Sonatas

Vadim Repin (violin) & Nikolai Lugansky (piano)

The obvious empathy that exists between these two artists...brings enormous dividends to this warmly recorded programme. It's so easy to become complacent in such a well-worn work as the Franck.... More…

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CD

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Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z629

Lucy Crowe (Juno/Mystery), Claire Debono (Spring/First Fairy), Anna Devin (Second Fairy), Helen-Jane Howells (Eve), Carolyn Sampson (Night), Robert Burt (Mopsa), Sean Clayton (Summer), Ed Lyon (Secrecy/Adam), Adrian Ward (Autumn), Lukas Kargl (Phœbus), Desmond Barrit (Drunken Poet), Andrew Foster-Williams...

Jonathan Kent's joyous Glyndebourne production burst[s] with opulent stagecraft...Kent is abetted by William Christie in the pit, a man of the theatre down to his gainfully-employed fingertips...Altogether... More…

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2 DVD Videos

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Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z629

Lucy Crowe (Juno/Mystery), Claire Debono (Spring/First Fairy), Anna Devin (Second Fairy), Helen-Jane Howells (Eve), Carolyn Sampson (Night), Robert Burt (Mopsa), Sean Clayton (Summer), Ed Lyon (Secrecy/Adam), Adrian Ward (Autumn), Lukas Kargl (Phœbus), Desmond Barrit (Drunken Poet), Andrew Foster-Williams...

Jonathan Kent's joyous Glyndebourne production burst[s] with opulent stagecraft...Kent is abetted by William Christie in the pit, a man of the theatre down to his gainfully-employed fingertips...Altogether... More…

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Bach - Motets

Yukari Nonoshita & Aki Matsui (soprano), Damien Guillon (counter-tenor), Satoshi Mizukoshi (tenor) & Dominik Wörner (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki

The performance is, as you'd now expect from [Suzuki's] Collegium, excellent. Voices range from delicate soloists to a splendidly light and transparent 18-strong chorus. Instrumental support... 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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CD

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Ivana Gavrić: In The Mists

Ivana Gavrić (piano)

Her playing is classy, navigating a fine path between virtuosity, poetry, structural awareness and idiomatic style. There's a velvety lyricism to her Liszt and she's fearsome in the Schubert. More…

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CD

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Schubert: Winterreise D911

Werner Güra (tenor) & Christoph Berner (piano)

Werner Güra's light, lyrical tenor is in immaculately nurtured voice for this deeply considered performance...And it's fascinating to hear what Güra makes of Schubert's ubiquitous line-repetitions,... More…

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No digital booklet included