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Vierne & Franck: Violin Sonatas cover
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LOUIS VIERNE / CESAR FRANCK
Vierne & Franck: Violin Sonatas
Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cédric Tiberghien (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - released 1/Mar/2019 ]
"This is simply superb in every way…Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien are typically outstanding throughout, playing with exceptional control without ever forsaking spontaneity…Make no mistake,..." BBC Music Award Finalist 2020
J.S. Bach: St Matthew Passion cover
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
J.S. Bach: St Matthew Passion
Benjamin Bruns, Christian Immler, Carolyn Sampson, Damien Guillon, etc / Bach Collegium Japan chorus & orchestra / Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS SACD / 2 Hybrid SACD - released 7/Feb/2020 ]
"The musicians convey it with infectious zeal...Generic early music politesse is relegated to the shadows" Gramophone Awards 2020 WINNER - Choral
Stravinsky: Petrushka & The Firebird / Ravel: Miroirs & La Valse cover
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IGOR STRAVINSKY / MAURICE RAVEL
Stravinsky: Petrushka & The Firebird / Ravel: Miroirs & La Valse
Beatrice Rana (piano)
[ Warner Classics / CD - released 25/Oct/2019 ]
".. it is her sane, thoughtful music-making, inerrant in focus, often strikingly original and always from the heart, that sets her apart.' Gramophone Editor's Choice Dec 2019
Schumann - Myrthen cover
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ROBERT SCHUMANN
Schumann - Myrthen
Christian Gerhaher (baritone), Camilla Tilling (soprano), Gerold Huber (piano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 18/Oct/2019 ]
"Certainly a top choice for this wonderful cycle." Gramophone Awards 2020 Short List - Solo Vocal
Morgen cover
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RICHARD STRAUSS / SERGEI RACHMANINOV / HENRI DUPARC
Morgen
Elsa Dreisig (soprano), Jonathan Ware (piano)
[ Erato / CD - released 31/Jan/2020 ]
"One of the most purely seductive recitals to have come my way for a long time… in Dreisig's introspective, understated performances we hear the Four Last Songs anew, each one fascinatingly set apart from the others in its new context" Gramophone
Schoenberg: Violin concerto / Verklärte Nacht [Transfigured Night] cover
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ARNOLD SCHOENBERG
Schoenberg: Violin concerto / Verklärte Nacht [Transfigured Night]
Isabelle Faust (violin) / Daniel Harding, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, A. Tamestit & J-G. Queyras
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - released 28/Feb/2020 ]
"Faust brings a fabulous range of colour and expressive nuance to this music, and Daniel Harding matches her understanding in the way he teases out the wiry orchestral textures around her violin lines." The Guardian Five Stars
Facce d'Amore cover
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CAVALLI / BONONCINI / HANDEL / MATTEIS / SCARLATTI / HASSE / etc
Facce d'Amore
Jakub Józef Orliński (countertenor) / Il pomo d'oro, Maxim Emelyanchev
[ Erato Classics / CD - released 8/Nov/2019 ]
"He's no convincing bad boy...but this supple and sweet-toned instrument has plenty to bring elsewhere...Il Pomo d'Oro offer all their usual technicolour support and showmanship." Gramophone Awards 2020 Shortlisted - Recital
Handel: Agrippina (complete opera) cover
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GEORG FRIDERIC HANDEL
Handel: Agrippina (complete opera)
Joyce DiDonato, Elsa Benoit, Biagio Pizzuti, Franco Fagioli, Andrea Mastroni, Jakub Józef Orliński / l Pomo d'Oro, Maxim Emelyanychev
[ Erato Classics / 3 CD - released 31/Jan/2020 ]
"With DiDonato nonpareil in the title-role and a uniformly strong cast, this now becomes a first choice for Handel's Venetian masterpiece." Gramophone Awards 2020 WINNER - Opera
Handel's Queens cover
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GEORG FRIDERIC HANDEL & OTHERS
Handel's Queens
Lucy Crowe, Mary Bevan / London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham
[ Signum / 2 CD - released 19/Jul/2019 ]
"This soundly made programme is both pleasing and intriguing." Gramophone Awards 2020 Short List - Recital
Sandrine Piau - Si j'ai aimé cover
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SAINT-SAENS / FAURE / BERLIOZ / MASSENET etc
Sandrine Piau - Si j'ai aimé
Sandrine Piau (soprano) / Le Concert de la Loge, Julien Chauvin
[ Alpha / CD - released 24/May/2019 ]
"With her silvery tone, immaculate sense of line and telling if understated way with words, Piau is very much at home in this repertory'" Gramophone Awards 2020 WINNER - Recital
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 12/Jun/2020 ]
"In this most celebrated of symphonies the players sound at times as though they might explode with excitement." BBC Music Orchestral recording of the Month July 2020
Veress: String Trio / Bartók: Piano Quintet cover
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BELA BARTOK / SANDOR VERESS
Veress: String Trio / Bartók: Piano Quintet
Vilde Frang (violin), Barnabás Kelemen (violin), Lawrence Power (viola), Nicolas Altstaedt (cello), Alexander Lonquich (piano)
[ Alpha / CD - released 13/Sep/2019 ]
"But what makes this CD unmissable is the Veress Trio, a masterpiece and a performance to match. I've already pencilled it in as a contender for next year's Gramophone Awards." WINNER - Chamber Gramophone Awards 2020
Beethoven / Sibelius: Violin Concertos cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN / JEAN SIBELIUS
Beethoven / Sibelius: Violin Concertos
Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Robin Ticciati
[ Ondine / CD - released 27/Sep/2019 ]
If Beethoven's Concerto emerges as uncompromisingly provocative, Tetzlaff's Sibelius also errs on the side of danger…In many respects, a real knock-out." Gramophone Awards 2020 Short List - Concerto
Gounod: Faust (complete original opera production from 1859) cover
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CHARLES GOUNOD
Gounod: Faust (complete original opera production from 1859)
Véronique Gens, Andrew Foster-Williams; Benjamin Bernheim; Jean-Sébastien Bou /Flemish Radio Choir, Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset
[ Bru Zane / 3 CD/Book - released 23/Aug/2019 ]
"It also happens to be a terrific recording on its own terms...Rousset underpins it all with conducting that is fleet and dramatically engaged." Gramophone Awards 2020 Short list - Opera
Norgard: Whirl's World / Spell / Babettes Gaestebud Suite / Trio Breve cover
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PER NORGÅRD
Norgard: Whirl's World / Spell / Babettes Gaestebud Suite / Trio Breve
Ensemble MidtVest
[ Dacapo / CD - released 1/Aug/2019 ]
"Different facets-or rather, perhaps, a broad portrait-of this Danish composer's beguiling music, performed with passion and complete affinity with his sound world by Ensemble MidtVest" (Shortlisted - Chamber Gramophone Awards 2020)
An English Coronation, 1902-1953: Edward VII, George V, George VI, Elizabeth II cover
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CROFT / ELGAR / PARRY / WOOD / LUTHER / HOWELLS
An English Coronation, 1902-1953: Edward VII, George V, George VI, Elizabeth II
Gabrieli, Paul McCreesh
[ Signum / 2 CD - released 9/May/2019 ]
"One can imagine the virtuosity required by every contributor, at every turn, to make this a reality, let alone a dazzling triumph." Gramophone Awards 2020 Short List - Choral
Landini: L'Occhio del Cor cover
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FRANCISCO LANDINI
Landini: L'Occhio del Cor
The Heart's Eye / La Reverdie, Christophe Deslignes
[ Arcana / CD - released 24/Apr/2019 ]
"They do everything with verve and commitment,...there is a quality of musical exchange, of understanding where the pressure-points must come and of clear projection that is a rare pleasure to hear." Gramophone Awards 2020 Short List - Early Music
Purcell/Blow: Elegy - Countertenor duets by Purcell & Blow cover
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HENRY PURCELL / JOHN BLOW
Purcell/Blow: Elegy - Countertenor duets by Purcell & Blow
Iestyn Davies, James Hall (countertenors) The King's Consort, Robert King
[ Vivat / CD - released 27/Sep/2019 ]
"This is surely one of the best countertenor performances on disc…This whole disc is a trove of bittersweet delights." Shortlisted - Recital Gramophone Awards 2020
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice cover
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CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice
Iestyn Davies, Sophie Bevan, Rebecca Bottone / La Nuova Musica, Davis Bates
[ Pentatone / CD - released 4/Oct/2019 ]
"High praise, then, for David Bates and his ensemble." Gramophone Awards 2020 Short List - Opera
Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas cover
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LUGWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas
Igor Levit (piano)
[ Sony Classical / 9 CD Box Set - released 13/Sep/2019 ]
"Above all there's that sense of being completely at one with Beethoven himself. And that, in the end, is what makes this such a magnificent achievement." Gramophone Awards 2020 WINNER - Instrumental