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CPE Bach: Magnificat

Elizabeth Watts (soprano), Wiebke Lehmkuhl (alto), Lothar Odinius (tenor) & Markus Eiche (bass)

RIAS Kammerchor & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Hans-Christoph Rademann

a fine reconstruction of the second half of a concert [CPE Bach] conducted in Hamburg on Palm Sunday, 1786. So vivacious is the choral singing and orchestral playing under Hans-Chrisoph Rademann... More…

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 Offer Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts Mendelssohn & Schumann

Maria João Pires (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Eliot Gardiner

[Pires] has the enviable ability to make everything sound fresh but natural, and her tone is enchanting...The definition on [the Blu-ray] is superb and the camera work actually helps the viewer... More…

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SACD + Blu-ray Audio

($16.00)$12.00

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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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Beethoven: Piano Trios Nos. 6 & 7

Isabelle Faust (violin), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello) & Alexander Melnikov (Graff fortepiano)

Melnikov works wonders with his 1828 Graff piano, managing to make it less clattery and more piano-like than in most other fortepiano recordings. More…

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Walton: Symphony No. 1 & Violin Concerto

Tasmin Little (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner

Little's way with the virtuoso passages is a notch less headlong than [on her earlier recording], allowing the ear to savour her phenomenal accuracy, yet with no loss of fire...Gardner and the... More…

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Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius & Sea Pictures

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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 Offer Chopin: Piano Concertos

Ingrid Fliter (piano)

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Jun Märkl

True, she sails perilously close to over-sentimentalising the opening Romanza...but Fliter plays with grace and heartfelt sincerity - abetted by some lovely duetting with the SCO's bassoonist... More…

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SACD

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Martha Argerich & Daniel Barenboim: Piano Duos

Mozart, Schubert & Stravinsky

Martha Argerich & Daniel Barenboim (piano duo)

Stravinsky's Rite of Spring prompts several adjectives: brutal, revolutionary, relentless, terrifying...But elegant? Urbane, seductive, sensuous? This astonishing performance is all that and... More…

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Wagner: Parsifal

Jonas Kaufmann (Parsifal), Katarina Dalayman (Kundry), Peter Mattei (Amfortas), René Pape (Gurnemanz), Evgeny Nikitin (Klingsor), Rúni Brattaberg (Titurel), Maria Zifchak (Stimme)

Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet of the Metropolitan Opera, Daniele Gatti, Francois Girard (dir.)

Kaufmann is the Parsifal we've all been waiting for...Matching his agonies are those of Peter Mattei's Amfortas and Katarina Dalayman's lustrous, secure Kundry, while the relaxed, minimal gestures... More…

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2 DVD Videos

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Joyce DiDonato: Stella di Napoli

Bel Canto Arias

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo), Héloise Mas (Marta), Jean-Michel Bertelli (clarinet), Nabil Suliman (Polidoro), Rémi Mathieu (Ilo), Morgane Fauchois (glockenspiel), Héloise Mas (Sofia), Rémi Mathieu (Faone), Héloise Mas (Climene) & Nabil Suliman (Alcandro)

Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lyon,...

everyone who cares about singing should promote it immediately to the top of their letters to Santa. Creamy, sumptuous, almost flawless - every adjective may be a cliché, but how else to describe... More…

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