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Shibe performs with superb artistry some of the now classics that Bream inspired...Prime in any such catalogue is Britten's 1963 Nocturnal after John Dowland, and Shibe gathers the listener into... More…

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Vaughan Williams & James Macmillan: Oboe Concertos

Nicholas Daniel (oboe & conductor), Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Nicholas Daniel (cor anglais)

Britten Sinfonia, James MacMillan

[Daniel] tends to let the tempo slacken when the harmonic pulse slows down [on the Vaughan Williams]...it's hard to complain when that leaves more space for his consistently golden tone...MacMillan... More…

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Britten & Korngold: Violin Concertos

Vilde Frang (violin)

Frankfurt Radio Symphony, James Gaffigan

Frang has a beautiful tone and superb intonation, and in both concertos applies a satisfying range of colour - there's much to enjoy, technically speaking. The spiky, lonely atmosphere of the... More…

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$11.00

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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Recorded live at the 1961 Aldeburgh Music Festival - Previously unpublished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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 Offer 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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1930s Violin Concertos, Vol. 1

Gil Shaham (violin)

New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sejong Soloists, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, David Robertson, Juanjo Mena

this poignant 1939 work [the Hartmann] gets an edge of the seat performance. Shaham is as convincing in the menacing central scherzo as in the plangent outer movements, and the same qualities... More…

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2 CDs

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Britten: Death in Venice

John Graham-Hall (Gustav von Aschenbach), Andrew Shore (Traveller/Elderly Fop/Gondolier/Barber/ Hotel Manager Player/Dionysus), Tim Mead (Apollo), Sam Zaldivar (Tadzio), Laura Caldow (The Polish Mother), Mia Angelina Mather/Xhuliana Shehu (Her Two Daughters), Joyce Henderson (The Governess), Marcio...

It's not often one can say a production is improved by viewing on a small screen but, for me, this one was...Graham-Hall is a real stage-animal, convincing us utterly of his descent into obsession...Above... More…

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Britten: Death in Venice

John Graham-Hall (Gustav von Aschenbach), Andrew Shore (Traveller/Elderly Fop/Gondolier/Barber/ Hotel Manager Player/Dionysus), Tim Mead (Apollo), Sam Zaldivar (Tadzio), Laura Caldow (The Polish Mother), Mia Angelina Mather/Xhuliana Shehu (Her Two Daughters), Joyce Henderson (The Governess), Marcio...

It's not often one can say a production is improved by viewing on a small screen but, for me, this one was...Graham-Hall is a real stage-animal, convincing us utterly of his descent into obsession...Above... More…

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DVD Video

$29.00

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Virtuoso: Leonidas Kavakos

Encores

Leonidas Kavakos (violin) & Enrico Pace (piano)

[Enrico Pace is] a marvellously attentive but far from self-effacing accompanist…[and] I doubt if there is more than a handful of violinists alive who can match Kavakos in the tonal variety,... More…

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 Offer Parfum

Christiane Karg (soprano)

Bamberger Symphoniker, David Afkham

The Bamberg musicians are too interested in the sheer, the precise and the subtle [in the Ravel] to stumble into cheap exoticism. The colours are sharp in Britten’s Quatre chansons françaises,... More…

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