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The late Kurt Masur (1927-2015) was Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra from 2000 to 2007 and a welcome guest with it either side of those years, a quarter-century...
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Previous Bartók releases by Cédric Tiberghien for Hyperion comprise Mikrokosmos Volumes V and VI, each with carefully planned couplings. On the current issue we find exquisite programming: two major works...
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The reason for the title of ”Maestro Corelli’s Violins” – featuring three Italian composers born between 1676 and 1681 – is that on 8 April 1708 they were performers in...
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If Ralph Vaughan Williams is not noted primarily as a composer for the piano, it is partly because he wrote little for the instrument, and what there is – this...
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Comprehensive information is given in the booklet, where, with the utmost clarity, Marc Vignal explains the complications of the numbering of Haydn’s keyboard Sonatas. The system used here is from...
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Dimitar Nenov (1901-53) is one of the great unknowns of Eastern European music, a multi-gifted individual whose music is barely known, even in his native Bulgaria. On the strength of...
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Pupil and champion of Beethoven, the vastly influential teacher of Liszt, Thalberg and Leschetizky, Carl Czerny (1791-1857) has never enjoyed much of a press. In the spirit of Mozart's “mere...
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I am delighted with this release, definitely one for lovers of French song and notable singing. Nicky Spence’s choice of music is as rare as it is enjoyable. Opening with...
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What a good idea to couple Maurice Ravel’s two contemporaneous if very different Piano Concertos (both premiered in January 1932) and add Manuel de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of...
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Although early in George Antheil’s autobiography, Bad Boy of Music (1945), the author tells of his friendship with Stravinsky (there’s a photograph of them in a street in Paris), his...
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