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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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3 CDs

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Perahia is unrivalled in coaxing a subtle dialogue in the dances that resort to the artful pared-back minimalism of the two-part invention. There’s nowhere to hide and Perahia’s effortless variety... More…

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2 CDs

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 New  Offer Cecilia & Sol: Dolce Duello

Deluxe Hardcover 1CD (Limited Edition)

Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), Sol Gabetta (cello)

Cappella Gabetta, Andres Gabetta

Gabetta’s light touch is the ideal foil for Bartoli’s expressive agility, whether the two of them are sparring in separate displays of virtuosity, weaving melancholy webs around each other, or... More…

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 Offer In War & Peace

Harmony Through Music

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo)

Il Pomo d'Oro, Maxim Emelyanychev

Though the top of her voice is wiry under pressure, her coloratura is tightly sprung, her diction is flawless, and her phrasing of the often underrated poetry is sympathetic and sophisticated…Il... More…

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CD

($13.75)$9.62

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 New  Offer Grandissima Gravita

Music by Pisenel, Tartini, Verachini & Vivaldi

Rachel Podger (violin)

Brecon Baroque

Her playing is intoxicated and intoxicating in equal measure, buoyed up by the wonderful improvisatory camaraderie of a continuo battery…Podger, inevitably, is the star, but ultimately the disc’s... More…

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Every piece in Rana's tapestry is vividly characterised, and none are overblown, didactic or taken at an extreme tempo. The alternating comedy, grandeur, and exultant cleverness of the up-beat... More…

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Bach, J S: Goldberg Variations, BWV988

Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)

Esfahani's contributions are the extraordinary range and delicacy of his touch and his scrupulous attention to matching phrasing. More…

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CD

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JS Bach: Violin Concertos

Alina Ibragimova (violin)

Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen

Alina Ibragimova makes a strikingly distinctive contribution, albeit subtle and restrained…she introduces minute expressive emphases and nuances into her solo line, sustaining the hypnotic motoric... More…

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 Offer Carbonelli: Sonate da Camera Nos. 1-6

Bojan Čičić (violin)

The Illyria Consort

Čičić's distinctive sound - sweet, slightly dry and exquisitely centred - is ideal for the taut beauty of Carbonelli's solo lines. Crucially, Čičić fleshes out the composer's ideas, filling rests... More…

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 New  Offer The Handel Album: Limited Edition

1CD Deluxe

Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor)

Ensemble Artaserse

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