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The [Goldberg] Aria sings without affectation as if to emphasise that what follows isn't about the theme but what happens to it...Unstarchy too is Levit's approach to Beethoven's Diabelli Variations...As... More…

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 Offer Rachmaninov Variations

Daniil Trifonov (piano)

Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

the Philadelphians under Yannick Nézet-Séguin provide sterling support for Trifonov's stunning pyrotechnics. There are also moments of magical repose, Trifonov achieving astonishing beauty of... More…

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Abrahamsen: Let me tell you

Barbara Hannigan (soprano)

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Andris Nelsons

Abrahamsen expresses both the fragility and force of Griffiths's imagined Ophelia through glinting, gauze-like textures and moments of clattering tumult…Barbara Hannigan's agile, luminous voice... More…

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Per Nørgård: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 8

Vienna Philharmonic, Sakari Oramo

The premiere recording of Nørgård’s latest symphony is a rewarding listen, the Vienna Philharmonic bringing their perfection to his fascinating and attractive sound world. 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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The Danish are remarkable, as ever – capable of intense blend, extreme dynamic variation (in which they seem glued together), perfect intonation even on harmonics, and constant vitality and flow More…

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Maxwell Davies & Panufnik: Symphonies No. 10

Markus Butter (baritone)

London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Sir Antonio Pappano

Highly charged fervour animates the symphony’s discourse on creativity. More…

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Adams, J: The Gospel According To The Other Mary

Kelley O'Connor (Mary), Tamara Mumford (Martha), Russell Thomas (Lazarus), Daniel Bubeck, Nathan Medley, Brian Cummings (countertenors)

Los Angeles Philharmonic & Los Angeles Master Chorale, Gustavo Dudamel

Miracles are violent and terrifying...Kelley O'Connor is an impactful Magdalene - unruly, extravagantly passionate. Contralto Tamara Mumford has mesmerising beauty and depth of tone. Under Gustavo... More…

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Pärt: Tintinnabuli

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips

Stripping down the number of voices in Pärt has palpable benefits...Not that there's any sense of power missing: in the tutti of the Magnificat, the crescendos are ringing, and again one notes... More…

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Music of the Spheres

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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