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Marion Ralincourt (flute)

Les Siècles & Ensemble Aedes, François-Xavier Roth

There are some excellent things on this disc: full rein given to the ballet’s explosive side, often underplayed; as part of that, the wide range observed in crescendo markings, the underplaying... More…

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Bertrand Chamayou (piano)

Steeped in the French piano tradition and with formidable facility, Bertrand Chamayou is certainly not tripped up by the finger-bending virtuosity of Miroirs or Gaspard, while conveying the cut-glass... More…

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$15.75

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Yuja Wang (piano)

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Lionel Bringuier

The outer movements are so deliciously light, like the most perfect soufflé, executed with disarming insouciance by pianist and orchestra alike...You could not wish for a more atmospheric account... More…

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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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Marianne Crebassa (mezzo), Fazil Say (piano)

How can one resist the combination of Marianne Crebassa’s attractive voice and a selection of French song, especially Debussy’s Chansons de Bilitis and three Veraline songs? As for Ravel’s Shéhérazade,... More…

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French Choral Delicacies

Anna Markland (piano)

I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth

As pianist and singer, Markland offers the most idiomatic performance. She plays Satie’s Gnossiennes 4, 5 and 6 beautifully and sings the top line of Milhaud’s Deux Poèmes and Poulenc’s Un soir... More…

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Alison Balsom (trumpet), with Miloš Karadaglić (guitar)

The Guy Barker Orchestra, Guy Barker

This potpourri of a recital is...very much of its own time, eclectically flavoured in its collaborative elements and juxtaposition of music languages [sic], and deftly underpinned by Balsom's... More…

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Steven Osborne (piano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ludovic Morlot

Full of colour, both Osborne’s poetry and his exceptional touch are to the fore, the sparkling cascades in the final movement being especially breathtaking…strong performances of a programme... More…

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Martha Argerich (piano)

The difficulty in writing about the piano playing of Martha Argerich is that it is now, and always has been, so relentlessly good...Her Mozart bubbles with the freshness and effervescence of... More…

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2 CDs

$19.50

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Orchestre et Choeur de l'Opéra National de Paris, Philippe Jordan

I don't think I've heard the dances by Dorcon and Daphnis, where they compete for the affection of Chloé, so effectively characterised: Daphnis in partocular is genuinely 'légère et gracieuse'... More…

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$14.75

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This release includes a digital booklet