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Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle

Rattle assuredly paces the music's long paragraphs and musters a sense of the monumental...[His] interpretation...encompasses the full gamut of emotions from tenderness and nostalgia to some... More…

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Bach, J S: St Matthew Passion, BWV244

contains 2 DVDs and Blu-ray disc

Mark Padmore (Evangelist), Christian Gerhaher (Jesus), Camilla Tilling (soprano), Magdalena Kozena (mezzo), Topi Lehtipuu (tenor), Thomas Quasthoff (bass)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Knaben des Staats- und Domchors Berlin, Sir Simon Rattle

Some of Sellars's gestures...are searing, and the rapt attention of the audience leaps out of the screen...Padmore is a great Evangelist and this must be his greatest performance of the role...while... More…

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2 DVDs + Blu-ray

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Elgar: The Apostles, Op. 49

Rebecca Evans (The Angel Gabriel/The Blessed Virgin Mary), Alice Coote (Mary Magdalene/Narrator 2), Paul Groves (Narrator 1/John), Jacques Imbrailo (Jesus), David Kempster (Peter) & Brindley Sherratt (Judas)

Hallé & Hallé Youth Choir & Hallé Choir, Sir Mark Elder

It has all the tension and excitement of live performance, rising to incandescence in the closing pages, and Mark Elder has perfect control of the large forces and dramatic pacing. Brindley Sherratt... More…

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2 CDs

$22.00

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 Offer Beethoven: String Trios, Op. 9 Nos. 1-3

Trio Zimmermann: Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Antoine Tamestit (viola), Christian Poltéra (cello)

The playing itself is dazzling, combining expressive warmth and admirable clarity: I don't think I've ever heard the presto finale of the first Trio dashed off with quite such transparency and... More…

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 Offer Handel: Alceste

Lucy Crowe (soprano), Benjamin Hulett (tenor) & Andrew Foster-Williams (bass-baritone)

Early Opera Company, Christian Curnyn

Curnyn's delicious recording of the surviving score is amplified with a sinfonia from Admeto and a passacaglia from Radamisto. These fizzily, sexily swung orchestral additions emphasise the parallels... 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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Liszt: The Complete Songs Volume 2 - Angelika Kirchschlager

Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo-soprano) & Julius Drake (piano)

Kirchschlager's rich, resonant mezzo finds beauties everywhere on this disc, from heights of drama to imtimacies of reflection, and at every turn Drake is with her. I particularly like the way... More…

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Chopin Recital 2

Janina Fialkowska (piano)

This is a rich and illuminating find. From the outset you sense Janina Fialkowska's innate, developmental grasp of drama - of the connection between phrases and their dynamic character. Then... More…

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CD

$15.50

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Wagner: Parsifal

Evgeny Nikitin (Amfortas), Christian Elsner (Parsifal), Franz-Josef Selig (Gurnemanz), Michelle DeYoung (Kundry/Stimme aus der Hohe), Dimitry Ivaschenko (Titurel), Eike Wilm Schulte (Klingsor)

Rundfunkchor Berlin & Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Marek Janowski

It has spontaneity of something which has sunk so deeply into the performers' minds and souls that they can throw caution to the wind and still be accurate...Elsner is a wonderfully sensitive... More…

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4 SACDs

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Musical Toys

Mei Yi Foo (piano)

Musical Toys, above all, delights in the importance of being playful...the work that makes the CD essential is Unsuk Chin’s set of Six Piano Etudes: music that magnificently fuses contemporary... More…

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CD

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