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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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Recorded live at Concertgebouw Amsterdam on 8, 9 November 2007 (Dukas/Van Keulen, Dalbavie, Messiaen, and 13, 14 June 2008 (Zuidam)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, George Benjamin & Ingo Metzmacher

These masterly performances under the baton of George Benjamin here provide the focus of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's inventive tribute to the composer, captured live at concerts during... More…

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David Krakauer (clarinet), Matt Haimovitz (cello), Jonathan Crow (violin), Geoffrey Burleson (piano) & Socalled (electronics)

The Messiaen performance puts a human face on a disparate body. I hear the piece a little differently now, and love it a little more, and what more can a recording do? More…

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Angela Hewitt (piano) & Valérie Hartmann-Claverie (ondes Martenot)

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu

Lintu's awareness of internal balance is masterly. The machine-like tutti that follows the first-movement piano cadenza marches relentlessly forwards, strings crooning high above the extreme... More…

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Vocal music by Olivier Messiaen

Marianna Shirinyan (piano) & Thomas Bloch (ondes martenot)

Danish National Vocal Ensemble, Danish National Concert Choir & Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Marcus Creed

These Danish performances conducted by Marcus Creed are models of precision and lucidity; every vocal and instrumental strand is there. But it all comes across as rather cool, with neither the... More…

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Berit Norbakken Solset (soprano)

Det Norske Solistkor, KORK & Members of the Oslo Sinfonietta, Grete Pedersen

The ecstatic, tonality-bending music of the Norwegian Fartein Valen sits well with ethereal Webern plus better-known Messiaen, a challenge met by this fine choir More…

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The Great Organ of Saint-Etienne-du-Mont, Paris

Petur Sakari (organ)

What gives distinction to this disc of 20th century French organ music by the usual suspects is the recording location - the church of St-Etienne-du-Mont in Paris where, from 1930 until his death... More…

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In Le tombeau de Couperin, Kathryn Stott not only pays tribute to the Classical impulses behind the work but also honours its more powerful moments…[her] fingers are well up to the virtuosic... More…

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