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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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The Sixteen, Britten Sinfonia, Harry Christophers

His vivid, trenchant string writing is realised with striking clarity by the Britten Sinfonia in this recording, made just a fortnight after the same performers gave the world premiere last October... More…

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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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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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Sacred Choral Works

Kārlis Rūtentāls (tenor), Ieva Ezeriete (soprano), Dace Strautmane (contralto), Agata Burkina (soprano), Rūdolfs Bērtiņš (tenor)

Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava

The Latvian Radio Choir under Sigvards Klava sing, as expected, with a scintillating beauty. None of this programme…could be labelled technically easy. Fortunately the singers' intonation, balance... More…

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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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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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Live at the Wigmore Hall

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano) & Antonio Pappano (piano)

both of these artists know how to deliver popular material with skill and grace...[in the Haydn] DiDonato's interpretative imagination matches Tony Pappano's thoughtful and pianistic approach...[Pappano]... More…

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2 CDs

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with Samuel Dale Johnson (baritone)

London Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Adès

Tevot's scintillating surge is brilliantly realised, as Ades's ark rides the glistening orchestral waves towards us. There's sheer pleasure to be had in its sonic grandeur, a sense of music being... More…

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Roderick Williams (baritone)

BBC Singers & Nash Ensemble, Nicholas Kok

This is a wonderful and important release of his powerful and often delicate works. Best, perhaps, to begin with On the Sheer Threshold of the Night, which is a kind of spin-off from The Mask... More…

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