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Zimerman takes us into a place of deep introspection, finding vast universes within. The recorded sound, by Rainer Maillard, is beautifully judged, combining gentleness with absolute clarity…This... More…

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 New  Offer Schubert: Trout Quintet

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Daniil Trifonov (piano), Roman Patkoló (double bass), Hwayoon Lee (viola), Maximilian Hornung (cello)

This Trout is clearly in a fast-flowing river, the first movement bubbling with excitement from the off, Trifonov’s triplets tripping effortlessly along. While it’s scintillating in its clarity,... More…

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Shakespeare Songs

Ian Bostridge (tenor), Antonio Pappano (piano), Elizabeth Kenny (lute), Adam Walker (flute), Lawrence Power (viola), Michael Collins (clarinet)

Five songs from Finzi’s incomparable Let us Garlands Bring see the tenor’s head voice floating sympathetically through the melismatic vowels and ever-shifting metres of Finzi’s most sensitive... More…

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[Abbado] reaches extraordinary heights…every bar surges with energy, thrust, warmth of tone, miraculous detail in even the faster passages and…a huge joy in living, which must leave every sensitive... More…

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Martha Argerich & Daniel Barenboim: Piano Duos

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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Schubert: String Quintet & Lieder

Gautier Capuçon (cello), Matthias Goerne (baritone) & Laurene Durantel (double-bass)

Quatuor Ebène

The Quatuor Ebène, who together with the remarkable cellist Gautier Capuçon perform the C major String Quintet, stands out, even in a golden age of string quartets…and since Capuçon integrates... More…

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[Schiff] shows how [the fortepiano's] muted, delicate sound can transform Schubert for modern listeners. Two of the piano sonatas, the G Major, D894, and the late B Flat, D960, speak to us as... More…

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 Offer Schubert: Der Einsame

Ilker Arcayürek & Simon Lepper, Simon Lepper, Ilker Arcayürek

Arcayürek is a young Turk, light of voice, but not in the English tenor mode…On the one hand, I am relieved to hear a singer who doesn’t go in for elaborate interpretation…On the other, I found,... More…

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 Offer Rostropovich & Britten

Recorded live at the 1961 Aldeburgh Music Festival - Previously unpublished

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) & Benjamin Britten (piano), Peter Pears (tenor)

this Testament release of Rostropovich in his debut at the Aldeburgh Festival catches the cellist somewhere near his early and all-conquering best More…

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