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Part- Miserere [Various] [Br Klassik - 900527]
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This is only the second recording of Arvo Pärt’s Miserere in thirty years and benefits from a brighter ambience than the first made by the Hilliard Ensemble (ECM) in 1990. This release...
Piano Works By Miaskovsky & Bacri
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Sabine Weyer has already established herself as one of the most enterprising pianists of the younger generation. This release for Ars Produktion following on from its predecessors (above all a...
Bach - Goldberg Variations
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Lang Lang has had more than his fair share of lockdown. As well as the past twelve months of Covid, he was also afflicted by tendonitis in 2017, which put...
Weinberg - String Quartets Vol 1 [Arcadia Quartet] [Chandos Records - CHAN 20158]
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The music of Mieczysław Weinberg, or Moisey Vainberg as we used to call him, has lately emerged from the shadows. Was he a major independent voice or a mere acolyte, a Shostakovich...
Robert Simpson - Symphonies Nos 5 + 6
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The coming centenary of Robert Simpson’s birth (March 2nd) will hopefully see releases of a handful of works not yet recorded, but archival issues are always welcome when as significant...
John Eccles - Semele [Academy of Ancient Music Cambridge Handel Opera Company] [Academy Of Ancient Music AAM012]
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Around thirty-six years before Handel composed his celebrated version of Semele, the subject had been taken up by John Eccles in an opera probably written by the end of 1706,...
Serge Koussevitzky conducts Jean Sibelius live from Boston [Pristine Audio]
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Serge Koussevitzky (1874-1951) was probably Sibelius’s most ardent champion in the United States at the time these broadcast performances were made. It was not always the case. On June 22...
Rodzinski Early Recordings
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Artur Rodziński (1892-1958) is nearly forgotten today, seemingly living in the shade of better-known conductors working in America between the 1920s and '50s. In 1925 he was taken under the...
OPUS ARTE OA1308D (2 DVDs)
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For many, Die Walküre is the most approachable and human of the Ring dramas, and so it is not surprising that if any single instalment of Keith Warner’s production of...
Danacord Records - DACOCD 897-898
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France Ellegaard (1913-1999) was a well-known Danish pianist who lived for the latter half of her life in Finland and took on Finnish nationality.  Much Finnish music from the mid-twentieth-century is presented...
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