Recordings

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In a very full acoustic Oslo Kammerakademi provides a blended sound although greater ‘presence’ from whichever individual instrument carries the melody would have helped. There is however a clear intention...
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The disjoint in recent decades between the repertoire played in concerts by our professional orchestras and that recorded regularly by commercial companies has become so wide that any music-lover (or...
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Kimiko Ishizaka has already recorded J. S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations and Well-Tempered Clavier. Here she surmounts his other great compendium for the keyboard (on which Art of Fugue is usually...
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Most collectors will be aware of the numerous recordings that JoAnn Falletta has made for the Naxos label, mostly with the Buffalo Philharmonic. She is also music director of the...
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This may seem an unusual programme in some ways but the three Sonatas are contemporaneous, dating from between 1914 and 1917. The Ravel, placed here as an encore, was written...
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Something from the respective scrapbooks of Aaron Copland and the Berlin Philharmonic, a rare meeting, and possibly the only time they did. This Philharmonie concert opens in exuberant style, Elliott...
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Although J. S. Bach’s Magnificat has been recorded many times it seems that until now nobody has thought to pair it with settings of the same Biblical text by his...
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Franz Danzi (1763-1826) wrote music in various genres; only a limited amount of it is available although recording companies have paid some attention to his Wind Quintets. The chronology of...
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Sonya Yoncheva has been making something of a splash, winning accolades for her intense dramatic skills as well as for her impressive vocal abilities. As heard live, the voice has...
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Johann Gottlieb Janitsch (1708-c.1762/63) has been rather consigned to a footnote in musical history, perhaps overshadowed by such other musicians who worked alongside him in Berlin at the court of...
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