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Tchaikovsky & Sibelius Violin Concertos

Lisa Batiashvili (violin)

Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Batiashvili focuses on poetic intimacy in this deeply thoughtful performance. More…

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Trifonov’s approach is to search out through rounded and constantly beautiful piano tone the music’s pre-Debussyian side – a legitimate take on Liszt’s radical streak, keeping any risk of meretricious... More…

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Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 3, 6 & 7

Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä

The orchestra's sound under Vänskä has a kind of sharp-focus richness that's never cloying. More…

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Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana & Leoncavallo: Pagliacci (DVD)

Jonas Kaufmann (Turiddu), Liudmyla Monastyrska (Santuzza), Ambrogio Maestri (Alfio), Annalisa Stroppa (Lola), Stefania Toczyska (Mamma Lucia), Jonas Kaufmann (Canio), Maria Agresta (Nedda), Dimitri Platanias (Tonio), Alessio Arduini (Silvio), Tansel Akzeybek (Beppe)

Staatskapelle Dresden, Sachsischer...

We have plenty of the thrilling, untrammelled and ringing sound that the tenor is capable of at his best...Happily, Kaufmann’s outstanding central performances are well matched, both musically... More…

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2 DVD Videos

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Berio: Sinfonia & Berio/Mahler: Frühe Lieder

Matthias Goerne (baritone)

BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Synergy Vocals, Josep Pons

We have only to listen to [Berio’s] exquisite song orchestrations, graced with Goerne on riveting, vibrant form, to feel the depth of his empathy, an almost palpable longing to be absorbed into... More…

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Dvorak & Schumann: Piano Concertos

Stephen Hough (piano)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons

Hough joins forces with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons for a robust, grand reading that nonetheless leaves room for lyricism and introspection…[but it's in the Dvorak]... More…

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Copland: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1 - Ballets

BBC Philharmonic, John Wilson

John Wilson shows an instinctive flair for Copland's syncopated and changing rhythms, and brings out all the music's broad humour and intimate poetry More…

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Mozart: Don Giovanni, K527

Dimitris Tiliakos (Don Giovanni), Vito Priante (Leporello), Myrtò Papatanasiu (Donna Anna), Kenneth Tarver (Don Ottavio), Karina Gauvin (Donna Elvira), Guido Loconsolo (Masetto), Christina Gansch (Zerlina), Mika Kares (Il Commendatore)

MusicAeterna & MusicAeterna Choir, Teodor Currentzis

[this Don Giovanni] strips away many of our distorting performance habits, and the result is refreshing, revelatory and unsettling…Tiliakos is a dramatic Don…Loconsolo is vocally nimble and petulant... More…

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 Offer Lotti: Crucifixus

The Syred Consort & Orchestra of St Paul’s, Ben Palmer

this disc is a particularly welcome unveiling of four rapturous sacred works…the music is a pleasant fusion of the rigorous Baroque idiom…and the then-fashionable style gallant, characterised... More…

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Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana & Leoncavallo: Pagliacci (Blu-ray)

Jonas Kaufmann (Turiddu), Liudmyla Monastyrska (Santuzza), Ambrogio Maestri (Alfio), Annalisa Stroppa (Lola), Stefania Toczyska (Mamma Lucia), Jonas Kaufmann (Canio), Maria Agresta (Nedda), Dimitri Platanias (Tonio), Alessio Arduini (Silvio), Tansel Akzeybek (Beppe)

Staatskapelle Dresden, Sachsischer...

We have plenty of the thrilling, untrammelled and ringing sound that the tenor is capable of at his best...Happily, Kaufmann’s outstanding central performances are well matched, both musically... More…

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Blu-ray

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