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Aimard’s interpretations are anything but tame. His dynamic range is formidable, his voicing of chords scrupulously faithful, his clarity unimpeachable. It’s hard to imagine the textures having... More…

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Sensual French Masterpieces

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de France, Alan Gilbert, Seiji Ozawa

Always a strong Francophile, she makes an inspired exploration for the still-developing French tradition...it is easy to hear what inspired [Dutilleux]...Her lower register has become ever-richer... More…

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Jeremy Filsell (organ)

Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

La France au Calvaire is an astonishing work, setting, to quote the booklet note, 'a curious libretto' by René Herval who, like Dupré, was a native of Rouen. Appalled by the devastation wrought... More…

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Alison Balsom (trumpet), with Miloš Karadaglić (guitar)

The Guy Barker Orchestra, Guy Barker

This potpourri of a recital is...very much of its own time, eclectically flavoured in its collaborative elements and juxtaposition of music languages [sic], and deftly underpinned by Balsom's... More…

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Martin Fröst (clarinet), Lucas Debargue (piano), Janine Jansen (violin), Torlief Thedeen (cello)

Far from an ad hoc starry ensemble, this interpretation has had time to mature, while retaining freshness in execution. The increased hush found partway through Jansen and Thedéen’s extended... More…

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Ravel, Franck, Ligeti, Messiaen

Natascia Gazzana (violin), Raffaella Gazzana (piano)

Ravel’s early single-movement Sonate posthume — its theme predicting that of his String Quartet — is followed by Franck’s grand Sonata in A, so spacious yet cogent, brought off with panache. More…

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A peerless performance of this extraordinary masterpiece by its dedicatee. There is still no more exciting performance on disc of the fearsome sixth movement 'Par Lui tout a été fait'. More…

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Howard Shelley (piano), Valérie Hartmann-Claverie (ondes-martenot)

BBC Philharmonic, Yan Pascal Tortelier

a number of excellent accounts exist. For me, the balance tips in favour of Tortelier and the BBC Philharmonic for the light-hearted abandon that they bring to movements 5 and 10. More…

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)

Any review of the Vingt regards should begin by discussing how well the pianist conveys the cycle's visionary awe and builds its disparate sections into a true cycle. But here the virtuosity... More…

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Few possess the spiritual, emotional and physical stamina required for a successful interpretation of Messiaen's transcendent. Recorded on the back of a series of well-received concert performances,... More…

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