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1930s Violin Concertos, Vol. 1

Gil Shaham (violin)

New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sejong Soloists, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, David Robertson, Juanjo Mena

this poignant 1939 work [the Hartmann] gets an edge of the seat performance. Shaham is as convincing in the menacing central scherzo as in the plangent outer movements, and the same qualities... More…

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2 CDs

$25.25

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days

This release includes a digital booklet

Les Vents Français: French Music for Winds & 20th Century Wind Quintets

Les Vents Français (Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Paul Meyer (clarinet), Francois Leleux (oboe), Gilbert Audin (bassoon), Radovan Vlatkovic (horn)

individually, they play with attractive timbre and immaculate intonation and articulation. Collectively, they blend their colours with great finesse, within dynamics ranging from cushioned pianissimo... More…

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2 CDs

$11.00

Usually despatched in 3 - 4 working days

This release includes a digital booklet

 Offer American Polyphony

David Allsopp (countertenor), Christopher Lowrey (countertenor) & Robert Millett (percussion)

Polyphony, Stephen Layton

This is the finest performance of Barber's Agnus Dei I've heard by any choir, live or on record…a wonderful recital, not to be missed. More…

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CD

($14.75)$11.50

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days