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Rachmaninov: Tharaud Plays Rachmaninov cover
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SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Rachmaninov: Tharaud Plays Rachmaninov
Alexandre Tharaud (piano) / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Alexander Vedernikov, with Sabine Devieilhe (soprano)
[ Erato / CD - released 14/Oct/2016 ]
"After the famous introductory bars - following the score rather than the composer's recording - the sweeping first subject enters faster, thankfully, than Richter's celebrated account but with the same majestic assurance" Gramophone Award Nomination
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto / Lalo: Symphonie espagnole cover
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PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOSVKY / EDOUARDO LALO
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto / Lalo: Symphonie espagnole
Augustin Hadelich (violin) / London Philharmonic Orchestra, Omer Meir Wellber & Vasily Petrenko
[ LPO / CD - released 20/Mar/2017 ]
"..Omer Meir Wellber drawing out Spanish fire and stamping heels from this colourful - and strangely neglected - score. Hadelich exudes bravado in the terrific Rondo finale" Gramophone Award Nomination 2017 - Concerto
Bach: Goldberg Variations cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Goldberg Variations
Beatrice Rana (piano)
[ Warner Classics / CD - released 1/Mar/2017 ]
"Her detailing is one of the aspects that makes this performance so compelling, be it the bringing out of a new line in the repeat, subtle changes in phrasing, a touch of pedal - examples are to be found in every single variation." Gramophone
Benjamin Appl: Heimat cover
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SCHUBERT / BRAHMS / REGER / WARLOCK / STRAUSS / WOLF
Benjamin Appl: Heimat
Benjamin Appl (baritone), James Baillieu (piano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 20/Mar/2017 ]
"The voice has a burnished, oaky beauty as well as considerable sweetness (well captured in Sony's natural engineering), while the interpretations are suffused with a gentle intelligence." Gramophone
Mozart: Great Mass in C minor, K427 / Exsultate, jubilate, K165 cover
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W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Great Mass in C minor, K427 / Exsultate, jubilate, K165
Carolyn Sampson, Olivia Vermeulen, Makoto Sakurada, Christian Immler / Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 20/Nov/2016 ]
"The choir are well drilled and the two female soloists are matched as well as any on disc...Suzuki is no speed merchant, and maintains the through line in more strenuous movements" Gramophone Award WINNER 2017
Bartók: Mikrokosmos Book 5 & other piano music cover
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BELA BARTOK
Bartók: Mikrokosmos Book 5 & other piano music
Cédric Tiberghien (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - released 1/Dec/2016 ]
"A fine programme overall, much to be recommended" Gramophone award nomination 2017 - Instrumental
Telemann: Concertos & Cantata Ihr Völker Hört cover
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GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN
Telemann: Concertos & Cantata Ihr Völker Hört
Clare Wilkinson (mezzo soprano) / Florilegium
[ Channel Classics / CD - released 10/Oct/2016 ]
"Wilkinson's softly convivial and articulate singing communicates the cheerful Epiphany text. Solomon takes centre stage in a flute concerto in D major, but my ears were drawn equally to the sympathetic playing of theorbist David Charlston" Gramophon
Ades: Arcadiana / Norgard: Quartetto Breve / Abrahamsen: 10 Preludes cover
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THOMAS ADES / ER NORGARD / HANS ABRAHAMSEN
Ades: Arcadiana / Norgard: Quartetto Breve / Abrahamsen: 10 Preludes
The Danish String Quartet
[ ECM New Series / CD - released 15/Apr/2016 ]
"The Danish are remarkable, as ever - capable of intense blend, extreme dynamic variation (in which they seem glued together), perfect intonation even on harmonics, and constant vitality and flow" Gramophone Award Nomination 2017 - Chamber
Beach, Chaminade & Howell - Piano Concertos cover
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AMY BEACH / CECILE CHAMINADE / DOROTHY HOWELL
Beach, Chaminade & Howell - Piano Concertos
Danny Driver (piano) / BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Rebecca Miller
[ Hyperion Romantic Piano Concertos Vol 70 / CD - released 26/Feb/2017 ]
"but even more appealing is Cécile Chaminade's Concertstück in the same key as the Beach...In Driver's hands it is enchanting." Gramophone Award Nomination 2017 - Concerto
Schubert: String Quartets Nos. 12 & 15 cover
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FRANZ SCHUBERT
Schubert: String Quartets Nos. 12 & 15
Doric String Quartet
[ Chandos / CD - released 27/Jan/2017 ]
"..the main event is the G major Quartet...And very impressive it is too, spacious without ever sounding ponderous." Gramophone Magazine Award Nomination 2017 - Chamber
Schubert: String Quartet No 14 'Death and the Maiden' / Sibelius: String Quarte 'Intimate Voice' cover
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FRANZ SCHUBERT / JEAN SIBELIUS
Schubert: String Quartet No 14 'Death and the Maiden' / Sibelius: String Quarte 'Intimate Voice'
Ehnes Quartet
[ Onyx Classics / CD - released 9/May/2017 ]
"I never would have thought of putting these two works together, but in this group's hands it has resulted in something wonderful." Gramophone Magazine, Editor's Choice, January 2017
Sibelius: In the Stream of Life [Songs] cover
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JEAN SIBELIUS
Sibelius: In the Stream of Life [Songs]
Gerald Finley (bass-baritone) / Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner
[ Chandos SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 30/Jan/2017 ]
"Finley sings them all with his usual finesse and careful shading, reserving his full power for the few genuinely climactic moments...The subtle, respectful orchestrations wrap around his voice like a glove" Guardian
Vivaldi: Concertos for 2 violins cover
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ANTONIO VIVALDI
Vivaldi: Concertos for 2 violins
Giuliano Carmignola (violin) & Amandine Beyer (violin) / Gli incogniti
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - released 22/Oct/2016 ]
"the two protagonists toss figures, rhythms and phrases across the net with ever-increasing excitement and intensity." The Guardian
Machaut: Messe de Nostre Dame cover
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GUILLAUME de MACHAUT
Machaut: Messe de Nostre Dame
Graindelavoix, Bjorn Schmelzer
[ Glossa / CD - released 20/Jul/2016 ]
"... compelling, because of the beauty of the voices and the evident care that has been lavished on so many details; provocative, because so many of those details will surprise, startle and perhaps infuriate." Gramophone Award Nomination 2017
Bach: Cantatas Nos 54, 82 & 170 cover
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Bach: Cantatas Nos 54, 82 & 170
Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - released 20/Jan/2017 ]
"The dominant virtue in this fine collaboration between the outstanding Davies and Arcangelo lies in an unsentimental perspicacity, reassuring in its intelligence and deep sensitivity." Gramophone Award WINNER 2017 - Baroque Vocal
All Who Wander cover
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DVORAK / MAHLER / SIBELIUS
All Who Wander
Jamie Barton (mezzo), Brian Zeger (piano)
[ Delos / CD - released 2/Oct/2002 ]
"The disc's highlight is the Sibelius, in which the mezzo pours her heart into grand, soaring accounts of some of the composer's most seductive songs." Gramophone Award Nomination 2017 - Solo Vocal
In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music cover
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HANDEL / JOMMELLUI / LEO / MONTEVERDI / PURCELL
In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music
Joyce DiDonato (mezzo) / Il Pomo d'Oro, Maxim Emelyanychev
[ Erato Warner Classics / CD - released 10/Nov/2016 ]
"In War & Peace' finds DiDonato back on Baroque ground for the first time in a while, and it's a joyful musical homecoming. ..Drama, as ever with DiDonato, is everything. Ornamentation serves narrative first, ego second." Gramophone Award WINNER 2017
Monteverdi: Madrigali Volume 3: Venezia cover
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CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI
Monteverdi: Madrigali Volume 3: Venezia
Les Arts Florissants, Paul Agnew
[ Harmonia Mundi Les Arts Florissants Editions / CD - released 15/Jun/2017 ]
"The vivid atmosphere of Agnew's performance is palpable and, as so often in these discs, his text-driven subtlety wins over." Gramophone Award Nomination 2017 - Baroque Vocal
Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge cover
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JOHANNES BRAHMS
Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge
Matthias Goerne (baritone) Chistoph Eschenbach (piano)
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - released 20/May/2016 ]
"this is supremely seductive Lieder singing, with a natural intelligence and ease with the words, matched by playing from Christoph Eschenbach that coaxes and caresses the piano with loving delicacy." Gramophone Award WINNER 2017 - Solo Vocal
Bach: The French Suites cover
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Bach: The French Suites
Murray Perahia (piano)
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 2 CD - released 2/Dec/2016 ]
"...I've only had this recording for five days but I predict a long and happy future in its company." Gramophone award WINNER 2017 - Instrumental