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Gerhild Romberger (mezzo-soprano)

Augsburger Domsingknaben, Frauenchor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Bernard Haitink

a perfect beauty of a performance, natural sound matching natural evoution and every solo perfectly intoned More…

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2 CDs

$20.25

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Cadenzas by Andreas Staier

Isabelle Faust (violin)

Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini

remarkably smooth and sweet toned playing … the ‘Turkish’ episode…is splendidly done, its snarling crescendos well-handled by Giovanni Antonini and Il Giardino Armonico, and the percussive bow-slapping... More…

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2 CDs

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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

$21.00

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Lisa Batiashvili (violin)

Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

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

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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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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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Currentzis has a clear and unified vision of the music’s trajectory, his interpretation grabbing you by the scruff of the neck…Most remarkable of all is the clarity of sound achieved here which... More…

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Colin Currie (percussion), Isabelle Faust (violin), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello)

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Oliver Knussen

brimming with youthful energy and Haydnesque, impish wit...Aimard brings fluent delicacy to the concertos and the orchestral soundings. He is matched in filigree precision by co-protagonists,... More…

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Ceri-Lyn Cissone (narrator), Alexander Knox (narrator) & Frankie Wakefield (narrator)

London Symphony Orchestra & The Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot Gardiner

…much to enjoy here…pinpoint precision of melody-carrying flutes and violins, the sure footed bass and above all a sense that the composer is being taken seriously. More…

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SACD + Blu-ray

$16.00

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Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons

Nelsons is spry and precisioned and his insistence on super-keen rhythm pays off big-time...The Fifth Symphony is quite marvellous...and like the Tenth should dominate the catalogue for a long... More…

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2 CDs

$19.50

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