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Whatever the reaction to individual details in this performance taken from concert material on multi-track recording equipment and re-mixed with great skill, my overall impression is of consistency of approach....
Iris Loveridge (1917-2000) was a well-loved pianist who gave concerts and recitals, including broadcasts, from the late 1930s until 1995. She had a wide repertoire, which included works by contemporary...
Christoph Eschenbach and the Philadelphia Orchestra have already presented Tchaikovsky’s Fourth and Fifth symphonies in luxurious sounding versions for Ondine; and similar affluence is afforded the ‘Pathétique’, a plush, time-taken...
For some reason the dark and turbulent C minor Serenade turns up rather more often than does its E flat counterpart (K375); a pity for the latter is an agreeable...
This wide-ranging collection of music for cello and piano by Hungarian composers finds both the instrumentalists recorded in just balance – that is as a duo rather than as a...
Harp and recorder is an irresistible combination, even more so when the musicians involved are two of the best in their field. Pamela Thorby, formerly of the Palladian Ensemble, has...
This account of “The Creation” sprints into life with what must surely be the fastest ‘Representation of Chaos’ ever recorded. There is little sense of mystery in Roger Norrington’s hectic...
Although a widespread success following its Vienna premiere in 1801, and greatly influential on a generation of budding Romanticists, “The Seasons” has not achieved the lasting universal popularity of Haydn’s...
Rolando Villazón’s first solo recital for Deutsche Grammophon is billed as a collection of “buried treasure”, unfamiliar Italian arias. However, most are conventional recital fodder for a lyric tenor. An...
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