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Howard Shelley (piano), Valérie Hartmann-Claverie (ondes-martenot)
BBC Philharmonic, Yan Pascal Tortelier
a number of excellent accounts exist. For me, the balance tips in favour of Tortelier and the BBC Philharmonic for the light-hearted abandon that they bring to movements 5 and 10. — More…
Pascal Moraguès (clarinet)
Trio Wanderer and clarinettist Pascal Moraguès emphasise extremes, ranging from barely audible and excessively brittle piano tone in contrasting movements to an astonishingly slow ‘Louange à... — More…
Sharon Bezaly (flute) & Ronald Brautigam (piano)
Sharon Bezaly is rarely less than impressive. Her well-constructed programmes are performed with a mixture of virtuosity and rich tone, making her name almost a guarantee of quality. Partnered... — More…
Felicity Palmer (soprano), Ameral Gunson (mezzo-soprano), John Mitchinson (tenor), Malcolm King (bass), Jane Parker-Smith (organ), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Elisabeth Söderström (soprano), Robert Tear (tenor), Sir Thomas Allen (baritone), Peter Donohoe (piano), Alison Hargan (soprano), Mary...
Gillian Weir (Organ of Århus Cathedral, Denmark)
Remastered, these outstanding recordings made in Århus Cathedral are a model of how to combine atmosphere and clarity in this music, and no other player seems quite to equal Weir's remarkable... — More…