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 Offer Chopin Evocations

Daniil Trifonov (piano), with Sergei Babayan (piano)

Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev

In this work, Trifonov staves off potential sentimentality and produces – as usual – an exquisite tone…Some listeners will undoubtedly miss the epic nature of the original orchestration, but... More…

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2 CDs

($20.00)$17.00

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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

$11.50

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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

$26.25

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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

$15.50

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 Offer Distant Light

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Sakari Oramo

[The Strand Settings] already seems a classic with its declamatory vocal ardour, orchestral finesse, and communicative confluence of styles, from tinkling minimalism to a snatch of mock Handel.... More…

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CD

($14.25)$12.00

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 Offer Tides of Life

Arrangements for string ensemble and baritone by David Matthews

Candida Thompson (violin) & Thomas Hampson (baritone)

Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Netherlands Female Youth Choir

In his orchestrations Matthews makes inspired and sensitive use of string colour and intimate solos…and in Schubert's Ständchen for vocal ensemble, the demure-sounding girls' choir, supported... More…

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CD

($16.00)$13.75

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