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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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Hob.XVI: 32, 40, 49 & 50

Paul Lewis (piano)

Paul Lewis has finally turned his attention to Haydn. Hurray for that, for it’s a superb fit; it’s also clear that he has absorbed the experience of working with Alfred Brendel as a young man,... More…

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Isabelle Faust (violin)

Orchestra Mozart, Claudio Abbado

listening to these wonderful performances side by side is cathartic...The journey is vividly delineated from the outset of the Berg. With Abbado drawing sonorities from his first-rate orchestra,... More…

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Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Olivia Vermeulen (alto), Makoto Sakurada (tenor), Christian Immler (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki

Stripping the score right back, Suzuki makes musicianship dominate. He taps into the subtle arts of his fellow performers, especially Carolyn Sampson, to create a benchmark performance…Sampson... More…

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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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Krystian Zimerman (piano)

Zimerman takes us into a place of deep introspection, finding vast universes within. The recorded sound, by Rainer Maillard, is beautifully judged, combining gentleness with absolute clarity…This... More…

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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber

an essential recommendation for any collection. These are performances which seem to present a Beethoven 'for the ages', a distillation of a long interpretative tradition, without concern for... More…

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Joélle Harvey (soprano), Olivia Vermeulen (mezzo), Thomas Walker (tenor), Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Thomas Bauer (baritone)

Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen

You would be hard-pressed to find a more illuminating disc than this latest offering from Arcangelo…There’s nothing overfamiliar about the captivating freshness and buoyancy that both chorus... More…

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The pulse of the Scherzo is rigorously even, but it has explosive energy; the sheer precisions of the articulation in the finale is a pleasure, as he takes us boldly through its labyrinth of... More…

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I enjoyed every moment of these two superbly recorded discs...These are model accounts, in which Lewis, clearly a modest man, is intent on keeping himself out of the picture...I would like to... More…

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