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Sibelius: Kullervo cover
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JEAN SIBELIUS
Sibelius: Kullervo
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Thomas Dausgaard
[ Hyperion / CD - due 28/Jun/2019 ]
While 'Kullervo' represents just the confident first step in Sibelius's symphonic odyssey, it is also a viscerally exciting experience on its own terms- little wonder the first performance in 1892 was such a triumph for the young composer. An...
Cramer: Piano Concertos Nos 4 & 5 cover
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JOHANN BAPTIST CRAMER
Cramer: Piano Concertos Nos 4 & 5
Howard Shelley, London Mozart Players / Howard Shelley
[ Hyperion / CD - due 28/Jun/2019 ]
Listening to these fluent, expressive performances, it's difficult to see how even Cramer-one of the great virtuosos of his day-could have matched the effortless mastery so characteristic of Howard Shelley's pianism.
Parry: Piano Trio No 2 & Piano Quartet cover
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SIR HUBERT PARRY
Parry: Piano Trio No 2 & Piano Quartet
Leonore Piano Trio
[ Hyperion / CD - due 28/Jun/2019 ]
After a successful rehearsal of his piano quartet in 1879, Parry declared that he was 'wild with delight'. He could have been no less enthusiastic on hearing this dynamic account from the Leonore Piano Trio with violist Rachel Roberts.
Janácek: The diary of one who disappeared & other works cover
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LEOS JANACEK
Janácek: The diary of one who disappeared & other works
Nicky Spence (tenor), Julius Drake (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 28/Jun/2019 ]
Like many of Janácek's late masterpieces, the genesis of the 'Diary' is unseparable from its composer's intense, obsessional love for Kamila Stösslová. A song-cycle like no other, here it's the main work in a recital which showcases the extraordinary...
Bach: The Cello Suites cover
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Bach: The Cello Suites
Alban Gerhardt (cello)
[ Hyperion / 2 CD - released 29/Mar/2019 ]
Those elusive qualities of 'transcendental beauty paired with an enchanting simplicity', eloquently glossed by Alban Gerhardt in his booklet note, might also be said to characterize his playing in this outstanding new recording.
Prokofiev: Cello Concerto & Symphony-Concerto cover
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SERGEI PROKOFIEV
Prokofiev: Cello Concerto & Symphony-Concerto
Alban Gerhardt, cello / Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - released 1/Oct/2009 ]
'Music that is especially compelling, both in terms of creativity and scoring … No praise is too high for Alban's Gerhardt's musicianship, commitment and technique' (International Record Review)
Cello Concertos cover
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HANS PFITZER
Cello Concertos
Alban Gerhardt (cello) / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Sebastian Weigle
[ Hyperion Romantic Cello Concerto Vol 4 / CD - released 25/Feb/2014 ]
"Cellist Alban Gerhardt a composed and elegant player, who I have seen a couple of times in live concert, is at one with these scores and takes them all in his stride. With exemplary, highly refined playing he aptly displays the beautiful tone of his
Mozart: Violin Sonatas Vol 5 cover
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W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Violin Sonatas Vol 5
Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cédric Tiberghien (piano)
[ Hyperion / 2 CD - released 30/Mar/2018 ]
'A set that will surely become the modern reference recording' wrote David Threasher after Vol 4, a claim I would enthusiastically endorse after this superlative final volume." Gramophone Editor's Choice April 2018
Mozart: Violin Sonatas Vol 4 cover
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W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Violin Sonatas Vol 4
Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cédric Tiberghien (piano)
[ Hyperion / 2 CD - released 1/Sep/2017 ]
"The whole enterprise is near-impossible to fault. Six sonatas left now to complete the cycle, a set that will surely become the modern reference recording." Gramophone Editor's Choice Awards Issue 2017
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 ]
"Superb playing and ravishing engineering intertwine here to stunning effect. It's a modern set-up - Ibragimova on a 1775 Anselmo Bellosio strung with metal, with Tiberghien on a very beautiful and relatively new Steinway D" Gramophone
Fascinating Rhythm: The Complete Music for Solo Piano cover
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GERSHWIN
Fascinating Rhythm: The Complete Music for Solo Piano
Angela Brownridge (piano)
[ Hyperion Helios / CD - released 1/Dec/2006 ]
'Marvellous little gems thrown off with a tremendous amount of aplomb and elan. A must for all Gershwin fans' (Gramophone)
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 2/1, 14/2, 53 & 54 cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 2/1, 14/2, 53 & 54
Angela Hewitt (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - released 31/May/2019 ]
"As you might expect, her way with the fingery textures of the first movement [of the Waldstein] is dexterous and effortless, while the repeated left-hand chords have a crispness about them." Gramophone
Bach - Goldberg Variations (2015 Recording) cover
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Bach - Goldberg Variations (2015 Recording)
Angela Hewitt (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - released 30/Sep/2016 ]
"A salutary reminder that recordings which one thought couldn't be bettered, actually can - remarkable" International Piano Five Stars
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op 14 No 1, Op 31 No 1, Op 49 Nos 1 & 2, Op 81a cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op 14 No 1, Op 31 No 1, Op 49 Nos 1 & 2, Op 81a
Angela Hewitt (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - released 29/Jul/2016 ]
Another instalment of Angela Hewitt's much- lauded Beethoven presents five piano sonatas, culminating with the masterly 'Les adieux'. As usual, Angela's booklet notes muse compellingly on the music, performance practice and all things Beethovenian.
Stanford: Suite for Violin and Orchestra Op 32 / Violin Concerto in D major Op 74 cover
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CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD
Stanford: Suite for Violin and Orchestra Op 32 / Violin Concerto in D major Op 74
Anthony Marwood (violin) / BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins
[ Hyperion Romantic Violin Concerto Vol 2 / CD - released 15/Nov/2000 ]
2001 GRAMOPHONE AWARD FINALIST - Concerto - "A first recording for the Violin Concerto, and a performance unlikely to be bettered. Anthony Marwood is the impassioned soloist"
St Nicolas / Hymn to St Cecilia cover
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BENJAMIN BRITTEN
St Nicolas / Hymn to St Cecilia
Anthony Rolf Johnson (tenor) Corydon Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Matthew Best (conductor)
[ Hyperion Helios / CD - released 1/Nov/2009 ]
"A fresh and atmospheric account of Britten's colourful cantata" Penguin Guide
Vianna ds Motta: Piano Concerto in A major / Fantasia DramAItica / etc cover
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VIANNA da MOTTA
Vianna ds Motta: Piano Concerto in A major / Fantasia DramAItica / etc
Arthur Pizarro (piano) / Orquestra Gulbenkian / Martyn Brabbins
[ Hyperion Romantic Piano Concertos Vol 24 / CD - released 10/Nov/2000 ]
'To hear Pizarro is always a pleasure…lyrical phrasing wrapped in one of the most entrancing and expressive pianissimos of any pianist' - International Record Review
Stojowski / Wieniawski: Violin Concertos cover
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STOJOWSKI / WIENIAWSKI
Stojowski / Wieniawski: Violin Concertos
Bartłomiej Nizioł (violin), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Łukasz Borowicz (conductor)
[ Hyperion Romantic Violin Concerto Vol 20 / CD - released 29/Jul/2016 ]
The music of Zygmunt Stojowski has yet to benefit from the renaissance enjoyed by other Polish composers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His violin concerto - enthusiastically received at its premiere - is here revivified...
Bruckner: Symphony No 7 in E cover
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ANTON BRUCKNER
Bruckner: Symphony No 7 in E
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Donald Runnicles
[ Hyperion / CD - released 10/Dec/2012 ]
"...it's not often you hear cries of "encore" after a Bruckner symphony, but I would gladly have heard this one repeated in full' (The Guardian)
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis & other orchestral works cover
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PAUL HINDEMITH
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis & other orchestral works
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins
[ Hyperion / CD - released 1/Nov/2013 ]
'This is ideal repertoire for the BBCSSO, with its beefy lower strings, its bright, biting brass and searing violins' (The Guardian)