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The images shout urban cool, although there’s nothing cool or gritty about the sounds produced from his Amati cello of 1610. They’re always heartfelt, often as yielding as softened butter, and... More…

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Véronique Gens (soprano)

Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Hervé Niquet

Gens is in fine voice – indeed, she seems to be in her prime. Her diction is as always immaculate and she produces a stream of elegant tone…and the required vocal heft to ride Massenet’s orchestra... More…

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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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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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 Offer Arthur Rubinstein plays Great Piano Concertos

Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

RCA Victor Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, New Symphony Orchestra of London, Symphony of the Air, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Alfred Wallenstein, Josef Krips, Daniel Barenboim, Stanislaw...

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The Cello in Wartime

Steven Isserlis (cello) & Connie Shih (piano)

If IKEA were to make a cello, this would be it…Sow how does it sound? In Steven Isserlis’s hands, remarkably fine – though he only uses it for a handful of evocative miniatures…On Isserlis’s... More…

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The King's Singers - GOLD

The King's Singers

The famed King’s Singers attention to pin-point pitching, slick ensemble, and deft balances between the voices are present in abundance. The two Beatles arrangements are particularly successful…The... More…

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Saint-Saëns: La Muse et le Poète

Renaud Capuçon (violin), Renaud Capuçon (violin) & Gautier Capuçon (cello), Gautier Capuçon (cello)

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Lionel Bringuier

In the Violin Concerto, Renaud Capucon and the conductor provide a lesson in how to generate rubato organically from the material...the soloist's tone and technique deserve the highest praise...The... More…

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Green - Melodies françaises on Verlaine’s poems

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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Saint-Saëns - Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2

Christian Poltéra (cello) & Kathryn Stott (piano)

Why do these sonatas so rarely appear in recitals? Saint-Saëns's sensuous poeticism and ingenious craftsmanship are wonderfully combined in them. Despite Poltéra's elegance, it is the more... More…

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