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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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Hyperion continues its laudable championing of Max Bruch’s music – taking us beyond his “Violin Concerto”. The current chamber pieces are all ‘late’ in Bruch’s output, the pair of two-viola...
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The keenly-awaited second volume from Toccata Classics devoted to Ernst Krenek’s four Piano Concertos has arrived, and it’s every bit as worthwhile, supplemented by three other such works featuring the...
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Michael Barenboim, son of Daniel, journeys from Johann Sebastian Bach to Pierre Boulez via Béla Bartók, not in chronological terms, but as a full-circle recital, Boulez to Boulez. His Anthèmes...
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He may only belatedly have tackled Das Lied von der Erde, but two recordings conducted by Jonathan Nott then appear almost simultaneously. That from Tudor marks the end of a...
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He may only belatedly have tackled Das Lied von der Erde, but two recordings conducted by Jonathan Nott then appear almost simultaneously. That from Tudor marks the end of a...
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Sir Andrew Davis’s survey of Charles Ives’s orchestral output concludes with this release of three masterworks which survey the composer’s creative extent in all its idiosyncratic, frequently bewildering yet always...
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