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Outside of Russia, Boris Tishchenko (1939-2010) is not well covered by record labels nor in the concert hall. He was, in fact, Dmitri Shostakovich’s favourite pupil (and lifelong friend) and...
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In this fine disc of largely unfamiliar Renaissance choral music (although by some familiar composers) the two choirs of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, bring together compositions written in honour of...
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Don't be deceived by the title of this release – from several points of view it is a more enterprising project than yet another traversal of the careers of singers...
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I first heard the 32-year-old German pianist Joseph Moog at a Chopin Society recital in November 2019 in Westminster Cathedral Hall, and it is an understatement to declare that I...
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There have been some excellent performances of these two Symphonies, mostly on modern instruments. Ernst Märzendorfer and Antonio de Almeida provided thoughtful versions of No.80, but, perhaps, these distinguished conductors...
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Yehudi Menuhin performed these concertos live in the BBC studios during ten days in January 1956. He was then in his fortieth year and had long been regarded as a...
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Bruno Walter will be remembered for his close association with Gustav Mahler, whom he encountered first in 1894, and it was through the influence of the composer that at the...
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Apollo et Hyacinthus is little less than a miracle. The first of two operas which Mozart wrote at the age of 11 in 1767, it was already his second stage...
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The Estonian pianist Age Juurikas caught my attention some years back. Video performances of Rachmaninov's D-flat Prelude, Tchaikovsky's October, and Albéniz's La Vega revealed an artist capturing resonantly old-world qualities...
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The baker's dozen of Sonatas featured here originate in a little known but richly rewarding manuscript held at the British Library. Not all 66 in that set are by Gottfried...
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