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Few are better acquainted [with the Catalogue] than Pierre-Laurent Aimard, and this set is clearly a long-pondered act of love…Needless to say, Aimard possesses the necessary dazzling virtuosity,... 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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Orchestre Philharmonique et Choeur de Radio France, Myung-Whun Chung

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2 Presto CDs

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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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A Messiaen premiere with birds, landscapes and homages

Peter Hill (piano)

Hill places the new work within an exceptionally well-crafted recital in which Messiaen's music is a recurrent thread in a span of resonances, influences and affinities...Whether in Dutilleux... 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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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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Unquestionably, this is an exceptional instrument. If it sounded awesome in Dans la lumiere it is simply stupendous in Messiaen’s L’Ascension. Never have I heard the closing bars of `Alleluias... 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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Sharon Bezaly (flute) & Ronald Brautigam (piano)

Sharon Bezaly is rarely less than impressive. Her well-constructed programmes are performed with a mixture of virtuosity and rich tone, making her name almost a guarantee of quality. Partnered... More…

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