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Music for Violin & Piano by Bartók, Poulenc & Ravel
Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin), Polina Leschenko (piano)
Brimming with personality, individuality and panache; in fact sometimes so much personality that a quick glance at the score is in order, simply to establish exactly what the ratio of Kopatchinskaja... — More…
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier
[Bavouzet] turns in a performance of the Fantaisie that illuminates this uneven yet magical work like no other. As to the Ravel concertos, I have no hesitation in saying these are the greatest... — More…
Krystian Zimerman (piano)
Cleveland Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez
Zimerman's pianism is self-recommending.
His trills in the first movement of the G major Concerto are to die for, his passagework in the finale crystalclear, never hectic, always stylish. For... — More…
Régine Crespin (soprano)
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet
Sumptuous of tone, supremely sensitive, Crespin was born to illuminate the art of French song. Whether floating the seductive allure of Ravel or revelling in the wit of Poulenc these recordings... — More…
Philippe Entremont (piano), Jill Gomez (soprano), Jose van Dam (baritone), Heather Harper (soprano), Jessye Norman (soprano)
Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Camerata Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra (members), Cleveand Chorus, Members of the Ensemble intercontemporain,...
CD/DVD tribute to 12 of the world’s finest instruments
James Ehnes (violin and viola) & Eduard Laurel (piano)
The icing on the cake is provided by the DVD, which shows how Ehnes achieves miracles at close hand, including his unconventional left-hand thumb extension and relatively firm bow-hold. Beautifully... — More…
Yuja Wang (piano)
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Lionel Bringuier
The outer movements are so deliciously light, like the most perfect soufflé, executed with disarming insouciance by pianist and orchestra alike...You could not wish for a more atmospheric account... — More…