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Vaughan Williams & James Macmillan: Oboe Concertos

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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Carolyn Sampson: Fleurs

Carolyn Sampson (soprano) & Joseph Middleton (piano)

A sweetly scented posy, this...Perfect, too, for all who love Sampson's fragrant, light-filled, warmly communicative soprano. Surprisingly, this is her sollo recital debut on disc. The bouquet... More…

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Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66

Sabina Cvilak (soprano), Ian Bostridge (tenor), Simon Keenlyside (baritone)

London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Choir of Eltham College, Gianandrea Noseda

[Noseda] delivers it afresh as a scintillating achievement...Sabina Cvilak's soprano has the focus, though not always the required gravitas, while tenor Ian Bostridge brings a piercing sincerity... More…

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 New Britten & Hindemith: Violin Concertos

Arabella Steinbacher (violin)

Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Vladimir Jurowski

Steinbacher takes the technical difficulties of both works — Heifetz called the Britten unplayable — in her stride and finds a singing lyricism in both works...She has idiomatic partners in Jurowski... More…

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Let beauty awake – English Viola Music

Ellen Nisbeth (viola), Bengt Forsberg (piano)

Nisbeth’s tone isn’t especially lush or velvety but it’s endlessly nuanced, and Forsberg, too, commands an enormously subtle tonal palette…Fresh, thoughtful perspectives on some ravishing – if... More…

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Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings

Mark Padmore (tenor), Stephen Bell (horn)

Britten Sinfonia, Jacqueline Shave (director)

Padmore's singing is very loving indeed, but in places I can't help feeling that it's a case of 'less is more'. The Britten Sinfonia and instrumental soloists are admirably attuned to Padmore's... More…

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James Gilchrist sings Leighton & Britten

James Gilchrist (tenor) & Anna Tilbrook (piano)

Gilchrist is an impressively rounded advocate. His enunciation is superb, his melodic phrasing is always wonderfully musical; he can be seductive, but at times there's an eloquent astringency... More…

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Milford, Britten and Delius: Violin Concertos

Philippe Graffin (violin)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Nicholas Collon, David Lloyd-Jones

Britten's music is wiry and nervous, dotted with a timpani tattoo…Graffin gives a very strong reading, fully reflecting the music's jitters. Nicholas Collon and the Philharmonia excel too, especially... More…

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Britten: The Turn of the Screw

Andrew Kennedy (Prologue, Peter Quint), Sally Matthews (Governess), Michael Clayton-Jolly (Miles), Lucy Hall (Flora), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Mrs Grose) & Katherine Broderick (Miss Jessel)

London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Farnes

Britten's opera makes its usual harrowing impact...Broderick's darker-toned Miss Jessel contrasts well with [Matthews]...while Catherine Wyn-Rogers's Mrs Grose is faultlessly secure and vivid.... More…

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