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Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis

a performance of striking composure, lustre and palpable dedication. Not only do the Bergen Philharmonic respond with notable poise and eagerness (solo contributions are of the highest quality... More…

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Nicholas Daniel (oboe & conductor), Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Nicholas Daniel (cor anglais)

Britten Sinfonia, James MacMillan

[Daniel] tends to let the tempo slacken when the harmonic pulse slows down [on the Vaughan Williams]...it's hard to complain when that leaves more space for his consistently golden tone...MacMillan... More…

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Louis Lortie (piano), Carla Huhtanen (soprano), Emily D’Angelo (mezzo-soprano), Lawrence Wiliford (tenor) & Tyler Duncan (baritone), Sarah Jeffrey (oboe), Teng Li (viola)

Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Elmer Iseler Singers, Peter Oundjian

The Serenade is given in the version for four soloists and chorus. The original for 16 solo voices is preferable, but Oundjian’s forces make a strong case, as do his soloists in the concertos,... More…

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Mari Eriksmoen (soprano), Louis Lortie, Hélène Mercier (pianos), Roderick Williams (baritone)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis

Either [Lortie] or Hélène Mercier could probably polish off the original [Concerto] by themselves, but their partnership develops its intensity without strain, particularly attractive in rich... More…

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Carols from St John’s College, Cambridge

John Challenger (organ)

The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha

The collective vocal heft of the ensemble's young choral scholars remains a potent weapon under Andrew Nethsinga's direction. He's a man of musical refinement, however, one ready and able to... More…

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Mark Padmore (tenor), Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Nicholas Daniel (cor anglais)

Britten Sinfonia (members), Huw Watkins (piano), Jacqueline Shave

Edge, rather than lyrical elegance, is Mark Padmore's expressive strength, combined with his superb diction...I've never heard [the Blake Songs] come across so convincingly...Lavish praise too... More…

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Ilona Domnich (soprano), Christopher Nickol (organ), Women of the Scottish National Orchestra Chorus (chorus)

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Martin Yates

Yates conducts with appropriate majesty, his slow tempos very close to Ernest Irvin’s in the film. The RSNO and chorus are in powerful form, and Ilona Domnich contributes a strikingly eerie... More…

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Susan Gritton (soprano) & Gerald Finley (baritone)

London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Richard Hickox

The choral singing is as alert and secure as one would expect from Hickox, and the balance with the orchestra is well judged too… Gerald Finley…a noble, warm-toned baritone soloist… More…

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Clean-heeled athleticism and rhythmic spring More…

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James Clark (violin)

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Martin Yates

Yates secures some commendably alert playing from the RSNO, who seem to be thoroughly enjoying the whole experience…it’s hard to conceive of a more sympathetic performance of either [the Henry... More…

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