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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

($21.50)$18.27

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The PHQ understand absolutely the plasticity of Smetana’s vision and convey it unerringly, unshrinkingly – and in some ways even more convincingly than the Talich, which is saying something.... More…

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$14.75

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Verdi: Aida

Anja Harteros (Aida), Jonas Kaufmann (Radamès), Ekaterina Semenchuk (Amneris), Ludovic Tezier (Amonasro), Erwin Schrott (Ramfis), Marco Spotti (Il Re d'Egitto), Paolo Fanale (Un Messaggero), Eleonora Buratto (Sacerdotessa)

Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma; Coro dell'Accademia...

Anja Harteros can boast both the high-octane tone and the necessary level of dramatic expression to make Aida credibly three dimensional…[Ekaterina Semenchuk makes] many subtle observations pertinent... More…

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3 CDs

$25.25

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Shostakovich Under Stalin's Shadow: Symphony No. 10

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons

Powerful and beautifully crafted, this recording – the first from the relationship between DG and the Boston Symphony under Nelsons – is a hugely impressive sign of just what this ensemble/maestro... More…

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$13.50

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Vivaldi: L'estro armonico - 12 concerti, Op. 3

Rachel Podger (violin & director)

Brecon Baroque

There's a sense of Podger and her players examining and analysing every note in their preparation, deciding on its role, and placing it carefully back into context, without ever disturbing the... More…

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2 SACDs

$20.75

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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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[Abbado] reaches extraordinary heights…every bar surges with energy, thrust, warmth of tone, miraculous detail in even the faster passages and…a huge joy in living, which must leave every sensitive... More…

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 Offer Mozart 'The Weber Sisters'

Sabine Devieilhe (soprano)

Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon

the concert-aria and operatic readings themselves are gems, each one thrown off with a splendid combination of technical brilliance, musicianly assurance and tonal sweetness, and impeccably supported... More…

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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 1 'A Sea Symphony'

Katherine Broderick (soprano), Roderick Williams (baritone)

Hallé, Hallé Choir, Hallé Youth Choir, Schola Cantorum of Oxford, Ad Solem, Sir Mark Elder

Mark Elder's Vaughan Williams cycle with The Halle is turning out to be the finest since the two by Adrian Boult - and the opening bars of this live recording of A Sea Symphony show why. The... More…

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$14.50

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Watkin's profound musicianship is more than enough to accelerate this recording of Bach's Cello Suites to the top of the tiny league of 'definitive' recordings...it's as if all the work that... More…

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2 CDs

$16.50

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