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Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge

Matthias Goerne (baritone) & Christoph Eschenbach (piano)

Goerne remains a fine lieder singer … he shows a careful attention to text … he finds a contemplative depth for the Four Serious Songs, however, with the sorrow and tenderness of the second beautifully... More…

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 New  Offer Cecilia & Sol: Dolce Duello

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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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 New  Offer Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia Antartica, Four Last Songs & Concerto for Two Pianos & Orchestra

Mari Eriksmoen (soprano), Louis Lortie, Hélène Mercier (pianos), Roderick Williams (baritone)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis

The Bergen Phil finds a clear affinity with the Sinfonia Antartica...There’s an inexorability about this performance and a strong tragic undertow that makes it a compelling listen throughout.... 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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 New  Offer The Wagner Project

Matthias Goerne (baritone)

The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding

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 New  Offer Crazy Girl Crazy: Music by Gershwin, Berg and Berio

including bonus documentary DVD

Barbara Hannigan (soprano/conductor)

Ludwig Orchestra

Crazy Girl Crazy is an album that – just like its muse and protagonist – flouts the rules…The litheness of Hannigan’s voice beguiles, so that the near-segue into the Lulu Suite (1934) comes as... More…

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 New  Offer Sibelius: Tapiola, En Saga & 8 Songs

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo)

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu

Lintu’s Tapiola does indeed settle into one of the finest performances on record, reconciling the obvious with the mysterious...Again, [En Saga] is a superb performance: rich down below, perky... More…

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 New  Offer Mozart: Opera Arias

Juan Diego Flórez (tenor)

Orchestra La Scintilla, Riccardo Minasi

Florez can’t resist embroidering the music in the style of the Italian bel canto composers, which works better for Ottavio’s solos than for Tamino’s Portrait aria or Belmonte’s florid Ich baue... More…

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 New  Offer L'Opéra

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Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Ludovic Tézier (baritone), Sonya Yoncheva (soprano)

Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Bertrand de Billy

Some of the finest singing on the disc comes in the duets. Kaufmann is joined by the classy French baritone Ludovic Tézier for the duet from The Pearl Fishers, their voices blending like coffee... More…

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 New  Offer L'Opéra

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Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Sonya Yoncheva (soprano), Ludovic Tézier (baritone)

Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Bertrand de Billy

To my mind, the finest recording he’s made in a decade...it’s the tantalising glimpses of roles which may never feature in Kaufmann’s stage repertoire that are the real plums of this album for... More…

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