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Cadenzas by Andreas Staier

Isabelle Faust (violin)

Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini

remarkably smooth and sweet toned playing … the ‘Turkish’ episode…is splendidly done, its snarling crescendos well-handled by Giovanni Antonini and Il Giardino Armonico, and the percussive bow-slapping... More…

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2 CDs

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Dimitris Tiliakos (Don Giovanni), Vito Priante (Leporello), Myrtò Papatanasiu (Donna Anna), Kenneth Tarver (Don Ottavio), Karina Gauvin (Donna Elvira), Guido Loconsolo (Masetto), Christina Gansch (Zerlina), Mika Kares (Il Commendatore)

MusicAeterna & MusicAeterna Choir, Teodor Currentzis

[this Don Giovanni] strips away many of our distorting performance habits, and the result is refreshing, revelatory and unsettling…Tiliakos is a dramatic Don…Loconsolo is vocally nimble and petulant... More…

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3 CDs

($21.50) $19.25

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Alina Ibragimova (violin) & Cédric Tiberghien (piano)

It is difficult to imagine [these sonatas] better played More…

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2 CDs

$14.75

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he plays [the Mozart] with restraint, albeit micromanaging the music so that no phrase sounds the same twice...[in the Chopin] Sokolov ranges from introspective musing to his native Russian virtuosity. More…

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2 CDs

$22.25

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Sophie Karthäuser (soprano), Marie-Claude Chappuis (mezzo), Maximilian Schmitt (tenor, Johannes Weisser (baritone)

Freiburger Barockorchester, RIAS Kammerchor, René Jacobs

Choir members are the virtuosos here. Their flexibility enables them to enrich or bleach vocal colour, and flood or dry up volume levels, to the subtlest degree. Jacobs plays the choir like an... More…

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CD

($14.75) $11.00

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Martha Argerich (piano)

Orchestra Mozart, Claudio Abbado

Thi is a really fine performance [of K503], with impeccably judged tempos in all three movements, and great playing from the Orchestra Mozart...[in the D minor Concerto] Argerich's playing is... More…

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CD

$14.75

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Francesco Piemontesi (piano)

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Andrew Manze

Piemontesi’s playing is mostly magnificent, with crystalline clarity, radiant tone and eloquent phrasing. In the fine and intriguing cadenzas, he shines with surety of purpose More…

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CD

$14.75

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Mozart, Schubert & Stravinsky

Martha Argerich & Daniel Barenboim (piano duo)

Stravinsky's Rite of Spring prompts several adjectives: brutal, revolutionary, relentless, terrifying...But elegant? Urbane, seductive, sensuous? This astonishing performance is all that and... More…

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CD

$14.75

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Steven Isserlis (cello/director)

The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

His interpretations, graceful and finely-etched before, now have a more rugged depth, and the new variants on his own cadenzas speak of experience…His own arrangement of Mozart’s heavenly ‘Geme... More…

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CD

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Sabine Devieilhe (soprano)

Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon

the concert-aria and operatic readings themselves are gems, each one thrown off with a splendid combination of technical brilliance, musicianly assurance and tonal sweetness, and impeccably supported... More…

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CD

$14.75

Usually despatched in 3 - 4 working days

This release includes a digital booklet