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 Offer 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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 New  Offer 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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 New  Offer Let beauty awake – English Viola Music

Ellen Nisbeth (viola), Bengt Forsberg (piano)

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 Offer 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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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: 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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 Offer 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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Favourite English Strings

Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Sakari Oramo

Oramo and the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra give us a finely disciplined Frank Bridge Variations of pungent character, fiery snap and arresting incident. It’s a performance whose nervy, questing... More…

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