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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet plays Ravel, Debussy & Massenet

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier

[Bavouzet] turns in a performance of the Fantaisie that illuminates this uneven yet magical work like no other. As to the Ravel concertos, I have no hesitation in saying these are the greatest... More…

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Andreas Scholl: Purcell - O Solitude

Andreas Scholl (countertenor), with Christophe Dumaux (countertenor)

Accademia Bizantina, Stefano Montanari

Ethereal yet visceral, Scholl's voice is the dream vehicle for Purcell...Stefano Montanari coaxes thrilling playing from Accademia Bizantina, who dance and swagger, throb and pulsate with true... 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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Berlioz: Grande Messe des Morts, Op. 5 (Requiem)

Robert Murray (tenor)

Gabrieli Consort and Players, Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra, Chetham's School of Music Brass Ensemble, Paul McCreesh

McCreesh provides pretty much the enormous forces Berlioz demands- 60 tenors at least- singing French Latin, as well as mostly original instruments… it’s fascinating. More…

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Altogether, this portrait reverentially demythologises a man whose recordings and musical example remain provocative, inspiring and utterly unique. The bonus 'extras' recycle some film footage... More…

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Tempos [in K157] are admirably judged and the interaction between each individual line sounds totally natural...The Jerusalem Quartet's approach, balancing full-blooded tone with exemplary contrapuntal... More…

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Schumann: Piano Works

Piotr Anderszewski (piano)

He probes the extremes of Schumann's spiritual world, evoking a terrific spectrum of feeling...And he shows that the Gesänge der Frühe are in no way about mental disintegration: his mellifluous... More…

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Victoria: Requiem

Tenebrae, Nigel Short

Short finds a musical dramaturgy to match that of the text. The Requiem is written for six voices, but this choir of 20 never seems lumbering or unbalanced. They are perfectly tuned (listen to... More…

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Francesco Piemontesi: Recital

Francesco Piemontesi (piano)

It's not just intelligent programme planning...that makes Piemontesi stand out; this is seriously classy pianism. Clarity of thought is complemented by clarity of touch, incisive intellect by... More…

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Mahler: Symphony No. 9

Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

This captures much of the peerless tone-colour, shape, drive and above all those hushed dynamics of [the] performance, awarded what feels like an infinite silence at the end...Abbado's pacing... More…

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