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The PHQ understand absolutely the plasticity of Smetana’s vision and convey it unerringly, unshrinkingly – and in some ways even more convincingly than the Talich, which is saying something.... More…

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Abbado in Lucerne radiates clarity, wisdom and vision, qualities that over the years one had come to expect of him. More…

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Per Nørgård: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 8

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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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

$16.50

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Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4

Maria João Pires (piano)

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding

Never for a moment does she over-reach herself or force pace and sonority...Few pianists have ever been more true to their own lights and it is hardly surprising that her many performances of... More…

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Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius & Sea Pictures

Stuart Skelton (tenor), Sarah Connolly (mezzo) & David Soar (bass), Sarah Connolly (mezzo)

BBC Symphony Chorus & BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis

among the best Gerontius performances on record. Davis resists the temptation to make the work sound like a flabby, imitation Parsifal and the results are outstandingly convincing...[Skelton]... More…

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2 SACDs

$29.00

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 Offer A French Baroque Diva

Arias for Marie Fel

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore

Sampson is quite remarkable. She has the capacity to soften the vocal line with carefully controlled vibrato, but also deploys tone of crystalline clarity...bright, vibrant, responsive and entirely... More…

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JS Bach: English Suites Nos. 1, 3 & 5

Piotr Anderszewski (piano)

He dispenses tantalising apercus with a touch that delights in nuanced voicing of the most rarefied expressiveness...He oxygenates everything he touches...For anyone who loves Bach (or the piano),... More…

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Strauss, R: Elektra

Evelyn Herlitzius (Elektra), Waltraud Meier (Klytämnestra), Adrianne Pieczonka (Chrysothemis), Mikhail Petrenko (Orest), Tom Randle (Aegisth), Franz Mazura (Der Pfleger des Orest), Bonita Hyman (Erste Magd), Andrea Hill (Zweite Magd), Silvia Hablowetz (Dritte Magd), Marie-Eve Munger (Vierte Magd),...

Herlitzius as the vengeful daughter is vocally tireless...Chereau exacts similarity intense, realistic performance from Adrianne Pieczonka as Chrysothemis...Other crucial elements in a total... More…

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The Spy’s Choirbook

Alamire & English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble, David Skinner

Skinner's scholarly expertise both strengthens and weakens his conducting. Cadences, modal shifts and points of imitation steer his reading. Especially when the English Cornett & Sackbutt Ensemble... More…

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2 CDs

$18.25

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