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The [Goldberg] Aria sings without affectation as if to emphasise that what follows isn't about the theme but what happens to it...Unstarchy too is Levit's approach to Beethoven's Diabelli Variations...As... More…

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Daniil Trifonov (piano)

Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

the Philadelphians under Yannick Nézet-Séguin provide sterling support for Trifonov's stunning pyrotechnics. There are also moments of magical repose, Trifonov achieving astonishing beauty of... More…

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The Sixteen, Britten Sinfonia, Harry Christophers

His vivid, trenchant string writing is realised with striking clarity by the Britten Sinfonia in this recording, made just a fortnight after the same performers gave the world premiere last October... More…

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and Duet for piano and orchestra

Christopher Purves (The Protector), Barbara Hannigan (Agnès), Bejun Mehta (First Angel/Boy), Victoria Simmonds (Second Angel/Marie), Allan Clayton (Third Angel/John), Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)

Mahler Chamber Orchestra, George Benjamin

[Purves] expresses a brooding pride and menace that makes your skin crawl. [Hannigan] makes an electrifying transformation from doe-like submissiveness to sexual predator, and the powerfully... More…

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2 CDs

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Sacred Choral Works

Kārlis Rūtentāls (tenor), Ieva Ezeriete (soprano), Dace Strautmane (contralto), Agata Burkina (soprano), Rūdolfs Bērtiņš (tenor)

Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava

The Latvian Radio Choir under Sigvards Klava sing, as expected, with a scintillating beauty. None of this programme…could be labelled technically easy. Fortunately the singers' intonation, balance... More…

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Vienna Philharmonic, Sakari Oramo

The premiere recording of Nørgård’s latest symphony is a rewarding listen, the Vienna Philharmonic bringing their perfection to his fascinating and attractive sound world. More…

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BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

Anderson's confidence in handling and shaping his musical material and his wonderfully precise ear for instrumental colour have been constants in his music… Oliver Knussen's beautifully integrated... More…

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Alexandra Wood (violin) & Huw Watkins (piano), Claire Booth (soprano) & Ryan Wigglesworth (piano), Alexandra Wood (violin), Ryan Wigglesworth (piano), Leila Josefowicz (violin), Claire Booth (soprano), Huw Watkins (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra, BCMG, Oliver Knussen

this CD should do more than any live performance to tell the world what a treasure he is. The Walton-esque Violin Concerto, Knussen’s masterpiece, is played with dazzling artistry by Josefowicz...[the... More…

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World Première Recordings

Truls Mørk (cello), Colin Currie (percussion)

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, John Storgårds

A late and lush harvest of works by octogenarian Einojuhani Rautavaara continues apace. Here we have eagerly awaited documentation of his two latest neo-Romantic concertos, in beautifully recorded... More…

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Andrew Watts (Angel) & Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts (Jacob)

BBC Singers & London Sinfonietta, David Atherton

Birtwistle unleashes all his powers as a stage composer onto Stephen Plaice's text, using the whole building to create a thrilling dramatisation of the Bible story…pungent pizzicato rhythms,... More…

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