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The Romantic Piano Concerto 27 - Saint-Saëns

Stephen Hough (piano)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo

If Saint-Saëns's idiom once answered – and maybe still does – to qualities fundamental to the French musical character, it must be said straight away that Hough sounds the complete insider. He... More…

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Revive

Elīna Garanča (mezzo)

Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Roberto Abbado

The French items suit her slightly cool voice better. There’s a classy, moving grandeur to Didon’s ‘Adieu, fière cité’, and a lovely wistfulness to her Mignon…in short, here’s a beautifully regulated... More…

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Visions

Véronique Gens (soprano)

Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Hervé Niquet

It’s provocative stuff, its emotional – at times emotive – impact immeasurably heightened by very careful programming...Gens and Niquet throw themselves into all this with an engrossing mix of... More…

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Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3 & other works for solo instrument and orchestra

Jean-Jacques Kantorow (violin) & Heini Kärkkäinen (piano)

Tapiola Sinfonietta, Jean-Jacques Kantorow & Kees Bakels

Right from the opening appassionato phrase on the G string, Jean-Jacques Kantorow goes for broke… Kantorow can be delicate too, while his brisk speeds… ensure that nothing sags - the second... More…

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Green - Melodies françaises on Verlaine’s poems

2CD Casebound Deluxe (Limited Edition)

Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor), Jerome Ducros (piano) & Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto)

Quatuor Ebène

may be the single most appealing and important French song recital this side of the largely excellent but sometimes uneven Fauré and Debussy discs on Hyperion...Throughout, Jaroussky's singing... More…

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 New Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony & Carnival of the Animals

Daniele Rossi (organ), Martha Argerich (piano) & Antonio Pappano (piano), narrated in French by Annie Dutoit (Martha Argerich’s daughter)

Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano

A sizzling, colourful account...Argerich and Pappano clearly relish the inclusion of pianists in this musical menagerie, evoking the Aquarium’s water and the air of Aviary with their dazzling... More…

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Yuja Wang: Fantasia

Yuja Wang (piano)

No point trying to fault anything: the lightness and flexibility of her touch takes the breath away, and her sound is at every moment transparently controlled, each piece displaying insight and... More…

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 New  Offer The Cello in Wartime

Steven Isserlis (cello) & Connie Shih (piano)

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 New Camille Thomas plays Saint-Saëns & Offenbach

Camille Thomas (cello), feat. Nemanja Radulovic (violin), feat. Rolando Villazón (tenor)

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 New Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf

Alexander Armstrong (narrator), Richard Casey, Ian Buckle (piano duet)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

Armstrong provides the narration, drily delivering Ogden Nash’s Carnival text. He’s a restrained storyteller of Peter and the Wolf and rhythmically alert in Rawsthorne’s Façade-like TS Eliot... More…

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