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 New  Offer Chopin Evocations

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

Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev

By and large, Pletnev’s scoring is unobtrusive and does not overly distract, though the woodwind ensemble at the opening of the finale sounds like Chopin hijacked by Tchaikovsky. One thing is... More…

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2 CDs

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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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SACD + Blu-ray Audio

$16.00

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Dvorak & Schumann: Piano Concertos

Stephen Hough (piano)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons

Hough joins forces with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons for a robust, grand reading that nonetheless leaves room for lyricism and introspection…[but it's in the Dvorak]... More…

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CD

$14.75

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 Offer Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri, Op. 50

Sally Matthews (Peri), Mark Padmore (narrator), Kate Royal (soprano), Bernarda Fink (alto), Andrew Staples (tenor), Florian Boesch (bass), Soloists from Guildhall School (Quartet)

London Symphony Orchestra & London Symphony Chorus, Sir Simon Rattle

Vivid detail and clear choral textures come over quite stunningly on both formats, but the Blu-ray has the edge...Sally Matthews doesn't quite catch the ethereal quality Gardiner's Barbara Bonney... More…

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2 SACDs + Blu-ray Audio

($20.00)$15.00

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Schumann: Violin Concerto

Isabelle Faust (violin), with Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello) & Alexander Melnikov (piano)

Freiburger Barockorchester, Pablo Heras-Casado

The great advantage of presenting Schumann on period instruments is brilliantly demonstrated here. Pablo Heras-Casado and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra's urgent account of the orchestral accompaniment... More…

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CD + DVD Video

$13.75

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Hamelin has already made several fine recordings of Schumann's piano music, focusing on big virtuoso pieces. He proves to be equally adept at exploring the more intimate side of the composer's... More…

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CD

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Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (complete)

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Robin Ticciati

Ticciati clearly knows how he wants this music to go and his strong parnership with the Edinburgh players enables him to shape readings notable for their energy and individuality...Throughout... More…

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2 SACDs

$22.50

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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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2 CDs

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For the Love of Brahms

Joshua Bell (violin) & Steven Isserlis (cello), Jeremy Denk (piano)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Here’s an unconducted Double Concerto transformed into pure chamber music, in which two old friends spar amicably with the lithe support of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. There’s an... More…

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CD

$13.75

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Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3

Isabelle Faust (violin) and Alexander Melnikov (piano)

[a] beautifully balanced performance, and the warmth and intimacy of the recording is an excellent match. More…

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CD

$13.75

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