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Perahia is unrivalled in coaxing a subtle dialogue in the dances that resort to the artful pared-back minimalism of the two-part invention. There’s nowhere to hide and Perahia’s effortless variety... More…

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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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Every piece in Rana's tapestry is vividly characterised, and none are overblown, didactic or taken at an extreme tempo. The alternating comedy, grandeur, and exultant cleverness of the up-beat... More…

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In War & Peace

Harmony Through Music

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo)

Il Pomo d'Oro, Maxim Emelyanychev

Though the top of her voice is wiry under pressure, her coloratura is tightly sprung, her diction is flawless, and her phrasing of the often underrated poetry is sympathetic and sophisticated…Il... More…

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JS Bach: Cantatas Nos 54, 82 & 170

Iestyn Davies (countertenor)

Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen

Iestyn Davies [gives a] poised, sober performance…Arcangelo’s strings have a beautifully firm sound, with plenty of bow and intelligent details from the lute, while oboist Katharina Spreckelsen... More…

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Watkin's profound musicianship is more than enough to accelerate this recording of Bach's Cello Suites to the top of the tiny league of 'definitive' recordings...it's as if all the work that... More…

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2 CDs

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The Italian Job

Baroque Instrumental Music from the Italian States

Gail Hennessy, Rachel Chaplin (oboes) & Peter Whelan (bassoon)

La Serenissima, Adrian Chandler

The highlight of the disc for me is Chandler’s performance of a seldom-played E major Violin Concerto by Tartini: he explores fully the rich poetic content of its slow movement while projecting... More…

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Vivaldi: L'estro armonico - 12 concerti, Op. 3

Rachel Podger (violin & director)

Brecon Baroque

There's a sense of Podger and her players examining and analysing every note in their preparation, deciding on its role, and placing it carefully back into context, without ever disturbing the... More…

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2 SACDs

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Bach - The Cello Suites

Steven Isserlis (cello)

A completely new and inspiring benchmark for this unique tour de force More…

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2 CDs

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Benjamin Grosvenor: Dances

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

The quality of this playing is altogether exceptional. Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor takes nothing for granted in music. Nor should we in listening to him...he plainly understands that every interpretation... More…

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