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Beethoven & Berg: Violin Concertos

Isabelle Faust (violin)

Orchestra Mozart, Claudio Abbado

listening to these wonderful performances side by side is cathartic...The journey is vividly delineated from the outset of the Berg. With Abbado drawing sonorities from his first-rate orchestra,... More…

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JS Bach: Overtures

Freiburger Barockorchester

In the Freiburg Orchestra's exhilaraing account, the soft-grained Baroque flute which gilds the B minor Suite certainly fits well with the 'small is beautiful' impulse...Its reading may lack... More…

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2 CDs

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Benjamin Grosvenor: Chopin Liszt Ravel

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

one of the most individual things about this stunning debut by Benjamin Grosvenor is his pervasive sense of balance and his unerring blend of Classical restraint and Romantic ardour...He is a... More…

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Chopin: Etudes Opp. 10 & 25

Maurizio Pollini (piano)

it is surely astonishing that Pollini could reject his early superfine brilliance,his aristocratic musicianship, his patrician ideal in the Chopin Etudes...What superb articulacy in, say, Op.... More…

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Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72

Jonas Kaufmann (Florestan), Nina Stemme (Leonore), Falk Struckmann (Pizarro), Christof Fischesser (Rocco), Rachel Harnisch (Marzelline), Christoph Strehl (Jaquino), Peter Mattei (Don Fernando), Juan Sebastian Acosta (Erste Gefangener), Levente Pall (Zweite Gefangener)

Lucerne Festival Orchestra...

The real star of this performance...is the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, in whose hands the music seems to glow from within. The playing is thrilling throughout, with Claudio Abbado caressing every... More…

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2 CDs

$23.00

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 Offer Martinu: Symphonies Nos. 1-6

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jiří Bělohlávek

Belohlavek and the orchestra are superb in the first three symphonies. He captures Martinu's shimmering, luminous orchestral textures and invests the pervasive 'sprung' rhythms of the faster... More…

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3 CDs

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Rautavaara: Modificata, Towards the Horizon & Incantations

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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Schumann: Complete Piano Trios

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Christian Tetzlaff (violin) & Tanja Tetzlaff (cello)

there are so many praiseworthy things. The way these musicians approach Schumann's long spans of rhythmically repetitive writing shows such understanding and sensitivity that you forget there... More…

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2 CDs

$16.75

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Howells: Requiem & other works

Simon Bland (organ), Hannah Partridge (soprano), Jeremy Cole (organ), Gwilym Bowen (tenor), Laurence Williams (bass), Hannah Partridge (soprano) & Amy Lyddon-Towl (alto)

Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton

In a work intended to console, it's important that the actual sound the choir makes is warmly consoling. It certainly is in this new Trinity College recording of Howells's 1932 Requiem...It's... More…

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Arias for Guadagni

the first modern castrato

Iestyn Davies (countertenor)

Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen

Through his effortless line, countertenor Iestyn Davies revivifies Guadagni's Orphic powers...Whether drawing out sustained notes or knitting together filigreed coloratura, he is a paragon of... More…

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