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Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream - incidental music, Op. 61 & Overture, Op. 21

Ceri-Lyn Cissone (narrator), Alexander Knox (narrator) & Frankie Wakefield (narrator)

London Symphony Orchestra & The Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot Gardiner

…much to enjoy here…pinpoint precision of melody-carrying flutes and violins, the sure footed bass and above all a sense that the composer is being taken seriously. More…

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 Offer Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto & Symphony No. 5

Isabelle Faust (violin)

Freiburger Barockorchester, Pablo Heras-Casado

Faust is the Wise Child of the violin world, combining the innocent exuberance of a prodigy with a commanding intellectual depth that carries all before it…If the Reformation is harder to love... More…

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Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts Mendelssohn & Schumann

Maria João Pires (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Eliot Gardiner

[Pires] has the enviable ability to make everything sound fresh but natural, and her tone is enchanting...The definition on [the Blu-ray] is superb and the camera work actually helps the viewer... More…

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Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 'Italian'

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Gardiner keeps the LSO on its toes both in the C minor work and the Italian symphony, the winds producing crystal-clear articulation the hair-raisingly fast account of the latter’s concluding... More…

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Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 52 'Lobgesang'

Christiane Karg, Christina Landshamer (sopranos) & Michael Schade (tenor)

Chorus & Orchestra of Bavarian Radio, Pablo Heras-Casado

Its quasi-devotional, cross-genre status demands special advocacy, and gets it ...Michael Schade, Christiane Karg and Christina Landshammer are the persuasive soloists, while the chorus radiates... More…

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Voyages - Organ transcriptions

Olivier Latry (organ)

Latry’s characteristic integrity and virtuosic verve illuminate everything he touches – particularly in the lascivious glissando that ends his own arrangement of Falla’s Ritual Fire Dance…when... More…

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The King of Instruments - A Voice Reborn

Stephen Cleobury (Harrison & Harrison organ)

On the whole, the organ is a pretty flexible beast, best in the Mendelssohn and Franck where heavy diapasons and rounded reeds make all the difference, but less spectacular in Bach, its mixtures,... More…

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Benjamin Grosvenor: Homages

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

This third recital album from Benjamin Grosvenor is every bit as pianistically brilliant as its precedents, showing off his fluid virtuosity, musical sensitivity and fearless approach...[the... More…

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Mendelssohn, Grieg & Hough: Cello Sonatas

Steven Isserlis (cello) & Stephen Hough (piano)

If any reminder were needed that Steven Isserlis is at the top of his game, this is it...Their opening Allegro agitato is a thrilling tour de force, Isserlis sinewy and febrile, Hough's sound... More…

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