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Stuart Skelton (tenor), Sarah Connolly (mezzo) & David Soar (bass), Sarah Connolly (mezzo)

BBC Symphony Chorus & BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis

among the best Gerontius performances on record. Davis resists the temptation to make the work sound like a flabby, imitation Parsifal and the results are outstandingly convincing...[Skelton]... More…

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2 SACDs

$28.75

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Steven Isserlis (cello)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Paavo Järvi

This mesmerising meditation couldn't be in better hands More…

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Emily Birsan (soprano), Barry Banks (tenor), Alan Opie (baritone)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Choir, Collegium Musicum Choir, Edvard Grieg Kor, Sir Andrew Davis

there's nothing stilted about Elgar's music: it crackles with confident vitality...the Norwegian choruses respond with crisp vigour and superb English diction, only faintly (and appropriately)... More…

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2 SACDs

$28.75

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English Music for Strings

Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)

English Chamber Orchestra

as a conductor, he evidently has the ability to make a difference to collective performance-level (the English Chamber Orchestra plays characteristically and vividly at every point) while not... More…

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$7.25

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Part Songs of the British Isles

Tenebrae, Nigel Short

A spooky, flickering account of Elgar’s Owls underlines the ability of Short and his outstandingly responsive singers to create riveting atmosphere, and communicate to the listener the import... More…

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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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Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Angel), Andrew Staples (Gerontius), Thomas Hampson (Priest/Angel of the Agony)

Staatskapelle Berlin, Staatsopernchor, RIAS Kammerchor, Daniel Barenboim

Staples is a young-sounding and affecting Gerontius…he uses his vulnerability to good effect…Wyn-Rogers sings with great feeling and intensity and an always vivid response to text…Hampson is... More…

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2 CDs

$17.75

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James Ehnes (violin), Andrew Armstrong (piano)

This is a radiantly engineered album of music composed around the time of the Great War, played with beguiling elegance by James Ehnes and regular playing partner Andrew Armstrong. More…

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