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Stories - Trumpet Concertos cover
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JOLAS / BEAMISH / NEUWIRTH
Stories - Trumpet Concertos
Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet), Roger Muraro (piano), Malmö Symphony Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, Martyn Brabbins
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 4/Oct/2019 ]
Alongside his celebrated performances of the classical repertory, Håkan Hardenberger is also renowned as a pioneer of significant new trumpet works. The three works on this disc were all composed with him in mind, and illustrate his many-facetted...
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The National
Alligator (Vinyl)
[ Beggars Banquet / LP - released 26/Sep/2011 ]
The National may sound like a garage band turned down, but there's as much primal energy lurking behind Alligator as in any mop-topped group of city kids with bloodstained Danelectros in a dusty warehouse. Whil
Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole / Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen / Thais: Meditation cover
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LALO / SARASATE / MASSENET
Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole / Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen / Thais: Meditation
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin) / Orchestre National de France, Seiji Ozawa / Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan
[ Warner Classics Red Line / CD - released 15/Oct/2018 ]
Today one of the world's top musicians - back then a child prodigy whose emotional power and technical prowess fascinated audiences and critics alike. These recordings of virtuoso Romantic pieces full of exotic colour laid the foundation stone for...
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SIR CHARLES HUBERT H. PARRY
Parry: Symphony No.4 / Three Movements from 'Suite moderne
BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, Rumon Gamba
[ Chandos / CD - released 14/Oct/2018 ]
"… all this rewarding repertoire is decently served by Rumon Gamba and his combined BBC forces. Chandos's sound is ripe and true to match, and Jeremy Dibble supplies a most helpful annotation." Gramophone
Gipps: Symphonies Nos 2 & 4, etc cover
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RUTH GIPPS
Gipps: Symphonies Nos 2 & 4, etc
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Rumon Gamba
[ Chandos / CD - released 14/Sep/2018 ]
"[Knight in Armour], and the single-movement Second Symphony, from 1945, are clearly both indebted to Gipps's teacher Vaughan Williams, while the Fourth, from 1972, seems to belong securely and less distinctively in the mainstream of mid-century cons
Pickard: Sixteen Sunrises & Symphony No. 5 cover
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JOHN PICKARD
Pickard: Sixteen Sunrises & Symphony No. 5
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Martyn Brabbins
[ BIS / CD - released 30/Jun/2017 ]
"The music fair kidnaps the listener's attention at the outset and does not random it until the gripping, wholly satisfying close...The performance by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales is stunning in its virtuosity" Gramophone
Overtures from the British Isles, Volume 2 cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Overtures from the British Isles, Volume 2
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Rumon Gamba
[ Chandos / CD - released 29/Apr/2016 ]
"The BBC National Orchestra of Wales play idiomatically and enthusiastically. This is thoroughly recommendable for any lover of British music." (MusicWeb June 2016).
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 5 / Pieces for solo piano cover
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CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 5 / Pieces for solo piano
Bertrand Chamayou (piano) / Orchestre National de France, Emmanuel Krivine
[ Erato / CD - released 1/Dec/2018 ]
Following his award-winning survey of Ravel's complete solo piano works, Bertrand Chamayou takes on some of the most brilliant yet fiendishly virtuosic music in the French Romantic repertoire on his new Saint-Saëns album, drawing together the two...
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Etudes-tableaux cover
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SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Etudes-tableaux
Boris Giltburg (piano) / Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Carlos Miguel Prieto
[ Naxos / CD - released 17/Aug/2017 ]
"Giltburg certainly has something fresh to say in Rachmaninov's Second Concerto...and he says it elegantly and eloquently...one of the most appealing aspects of this performance is its grand trajectory." Gramophone Editor's Choice
Holst: Planets / R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra cover
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GUSTAV HOLST / RICHARD STRAUSS
Holst: Planets / R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
CBSO Youth Chorus & National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Edward Gardner
[ Chandos SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 30/Jan/2017 ]
For its very first album on Chandos, the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain devotes its characteristic energy and musical mastery to an explosive programme that transcends daily life and earthly experience. It is helped by the enthusiastic,...
Holst: The Planets / Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra (LP) cover
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GUSTAV HOLST / RICHARD STRAUSS
Holst: The Planets / Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra (LP)
CBSO Youth Chorus, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Edward Gardner
[ Chandos LP / LP - released 24/Feb/2017 ]
"Edward Gardner's driven, finely balanced conducting ensures this is one for collectors as well as supporters." The Guardian, 10th February 2017 ****
Meyerbeer: Grand Opera (Deluxe Packaging) cover
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GIACOMO MEYERBEER
Meyerbeer: Grand Opera (Deluxe Packaging)
Diana Damrau (soprano) / Orchestre et Choeur de l'Opéra National de Lyon, Emmanuel Villaume
[ Erato Warner Classics / CD - released 6/May/2017 ]
"The surprise of this disc is how much more than "grand opera" Meyerbeer actually has to offer...[Damrau] is adept at portraying a variety of characters and the Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Lyon under Emmanuel Villaume offers stylish support."
An introduction to Shostakovich (Incls 'Piano Concerto No 2' & 'Symphony No 5') cover
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SHOSTAKOVICH
An introduction to Shostakovich (Incls 'Piano Concerto No 2' & 'Symphony No 5')
Dmitri Shostakovich Jnr (piano) / I Musici de Montreal / Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Jarvi / Maxim Shostakovich
[ Chandos Intro / CD - released 1/Aug/2006 ]
'Neeme Järvi's understanding of the bleak world inhabited by Shostakovich's symphonies continues to impress. Chandos's sound is superb as always.' American Recird Guide
Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music / Absolute Jest cover
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JOHN ADAMS
Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music / Absolute Jest
Doric String Quartet, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian
[ Chandos Classics SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 1/Jul/2018 ]
"...a magnificent reading of Naïve and Sentimental Music…with the balance of pace and introspection skilfully managed by Oundjian." Recording of the Month BBC Music July 2018
Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina (complete opera recorded in 1969) cover
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MODEST MUSSORGSKY
Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina (complete opera recorded in 1969)
Drago Starc, Dušan Popović, Miroslav Čangalović, Melanija Bugarinović / Belgrade National Opera Chorus, Kreshimir Baranovich
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 3 CD Box Set - released 20/Aug/2018 ]
A first release on CD for the first recording in stereo (and entirely complete) of Mussorgsky's tragic chronicle of faith, rebellion and repression in 17th-century Russia.
Death in Venice (Complete opera recorded in 2013) BLU-RAY cover
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BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Death in Venice (Complete opera recorded in 2013) BLU-RAY
English National Opera / John Graham-Hall, Andrew Shore, Tim Mead / Edward Gardner (cond)
[ Opus Arte Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 10/May/2014 ]
"Graham-Hall is a real stage-animal, convincing us utterly of his descent into obsession...every colour, timbre and texture of this richly imaginative score comes blazing through under Gardner's baton". (Gramophone Award Nomination 2015 - Opera)
The Rape of Lucretia (complete opera recorded in 2013) BLU-RAY cover
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BENJAMIN BRITTEN
The Rape of Lucretia (complete opera recorded in 2013) BLU-RAY
English National Opera / Sarah Connolly, Christopher Maltman, Catherine Wyn-Rogers / Paul Daniel (conductor)
[ Opus Arte Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 25/Nov/2013 ]
"The main cast delivers a superlative response from start to finish, headed by baritone Christopher Maltman's bull-like Tarquinius and mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly's harrowingly intense Lucretia." BBC Music
Part: In Principio cover
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ARVO PART
Part: In Principio
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tallinn Chamber Orchestra / Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Tonu Kaljuste
[ ECM Records / CD - released 1/Jun/2009 ]
"This is a superbly constructed recital of some of the most recent music of Estonian composer Arvo Part." (Five Stars AudAud.com)
Exhibition on Screen: Vermeer and music - the Art of Love and Leisure cover
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From the National Gallery, London
Exhibition on Screen: Vermeer and music - the Art of Love and Leisure
[ Seventh Art Productions DVD / DVD - released 10/Feb/2015 ]
Johannes Vermeer is a fascinating painter whose life and works are explored here in amazing detail. Filmed in London's National Gallery, New York's Met and other galleries in the USA and the Netherlands, this stunning film delves into a breath-taking...
Lalo: Le roi d'Ys (Complete Opera recorded in 1957) cover
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EDOUARD LALO
Lalo: Le roi d'Ys (Complete Opera recorded in 1957)
Janine Micheau, Rita Gorr, Henri Legay, Jean Borthayre / Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion française, André Cluytens
[ Erato The Home of Opera / 2 CD - released 25/Apr/2018 ]
Lalo's Le Roi d'Ys draws on the same Breton myth of a submerged city as Debussy's La Cathédrale engloutie. A great success at its 1888 premiere at Paris's Opéra Comique, it even reached the Metropolitan Opera, New York, but its current rarity on the...
The Pirates of Penzance (complete) cover
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GILBERT AND SULLIVAN
The Pirates of Penzance (complete)
John Mark Ainsley / Rebecca Evans / Donald Adams / Richard Suart / Orchestra & Chorus of Welsh National Opera / Charles Mackerras
[ Telarc Records / CD - released 1/Jan/2007 ]
"Sir Charles Mackerras directs a riveting performance with an exceptional cast. The numbers race along without any dragging tempos - witness the Pirate Kings song and 'How beautifully blue the sky'. A slight disappointment with Gillian Knight's Ruth...
José Serebrier Conducts Samuel Adler [Symphony No 6 / Cello Concerto] cover
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SAMUEL ADLER
José Serebrier Conducts Samuel Adler [Symphony No 6 / Cello Concerto]
Maximilian Hornung (cello) / Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Jose Serebrier
[ Linn / CD - released 17/Jun/2016 ]
Conducting legend José Serebrier, together with the RSNO, performs a programme of works by the hugely influential American composer Samuel Adler, including the world premiere of his Sixth Symphony.
Jenkins: The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace cover
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KARL JENKINS
Jenkins: The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace
National Youth Choir of Great Britain, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Jenkins
[ Decca / CD - released 25/May/2019 ]
The result of a special millennial commission from the Royal Armouries and the latest in a six century old tradition of "Armed Man" masses that take the fifteenth century French song "L'Homme Armé" as their starting point.
The Princess and the Bear: Strauss (R): Duet-Concertino / Beethoven: Trio / Glinka: Trio pathétique cover
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RICHARD STRAUSS / LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN / MIKHAIL GLINKA
The Princess and the Bear: Strauss (R): Duet-Concertino / Beethoven: Trio / Glinka: Trio pathétique
Laurence Perkins (bassoon), with Sarah Watts (clarinet), Martin Roscoe (piano) / Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Sian Edwards (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - released 27/Jul/2018 ]
"[the Glinka] finds Watts and Perkins squaring off and duetting like protagonists from one of the bel canto operas that inspired it, while Roscoe accompanies them with understated subtlety." Gramophone
The Art of the Prima Ballerina [2 CD set] cover
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BRITTEN / AUBER / BURGMULLER / DRIGO / MASSENET / ROSSINI / etc
The Art of the Prima Ballerina [2 CD set]
London Symphony Orchestra, National Philharmonic / Richard Bonynge
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - released 15/Dec/2013 ]
"[Bonynge] has a nice sense of rubato, and plenty of verve when this is called for. … The recording is extremely vivid" Gramophone Magazine
Poulenc: Stabat Mater / Salve Regina / Litanies a la vierge cover
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FRANCIS POULENC
Poulenc: Stabat Mater / Salve Regina / Litanies a la vierge
Michèle Lagrange (soprano), Choeur & Orchestre national de Lyon, Serge Baudo
[ Harmonia Mundi Musique d'abord / CD - released 21/Jul/2017 ]
Poulenc's Stabat Mater, which he described as a 'requiem without despair', was written in 1950 following the death of Christian Bérard, a leading figure of 1940s Paris who designed the sets for Cocteau's films and plays.
Shostakovich: Jazz and Ballet Suites / Film Music for Hamlet and The Gadfly cover
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DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Shostakovich: Jazz and Ballet Suites / Film Music for Hamlet and The Gadfly
National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Theodore Kuchar
[ Brilliant Classics / 3 CD Box Set - released 14/Aug/2005 ]
"Bargain basement prices for this three CD set from Brilliant but the performances are anything but bargain basement. Crisp, clean, vital and engaged they are consistently bracing though the repertoire, it's true, demands nothing less."
Alligator cover
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The National
Alligator
[ Beggars Banquet Records / CD - released 12/Apr/2005 ]
Described by Uncut as "a genuine treasure" The National are five New York based brothers and friends from Ohio. 'Alligator', is full of peculiar intimacies and awkward grace.
Boxer cover
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The National
Boxer
[ Beggars Banquet Records / CD - released 29/May/2007 ]
"A band on top of its game, resulting in a startling masterpiece on par with 'Turn On The Bright Lights', 'Bows and Arrows', or any other austere tribute to urban alienation you care to name."- Stylus Magazine (10/10).
Boxer (LP) cover
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The National
Boxer (LP)
[ Beggars Banquet / LP - released 26/Sep/2011 ]
Limited edition vinyl issue. On 2007's BOXER, the National's second full-length album for the venerable Beggars Banquet label, the Brooklyn-based indie-rock act follows up the lauded ALLIGATOR with another round of melancholy guitar-driven tunes. Led...
Cherry Tree cover
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The National
Cherry Tree
[ Brassland Records / CD - released 20/Jul/2004 ]
A 7-song collection that delves the depths and brought their tension-wire rock to new heights. Clocking in at just under thirty minutes Cherry Tree was an EP, a mini-LP, or a bridge to the future. It features five new songs and two bonus tracks,...
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The National
Cherry Tree (EP)
[ Brassland / LP - released 31/Jul/2015 ]
A 7-song collection that delves the depths and brought The National's tension-wire rock to new heights. Clocking in at just under thirty minutes Cherry Tree was an EP, a mini-LP, or a bridge to the future. It features five new songs and two bonus...
High Violet cover
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The National
High Violet
[ 4AD Records / CD - released 10/May/2010 ]
A melodic, explosive and beautiful set of songs that find The National at the height of their collaborative career! 'High Violet' features guests Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Sufjan Stevens & Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), amongst others. 'High...
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The National
High Violet (Expanded Edition)
[ 4AD / 2 CD - released 22/Nov/2010 ]
A melodic, explosive and beautiful set of songs that find The National at the height of their collaborative career! 'High Violet' features guests Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Sufjan Stevens & Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), amongst others. 'High...
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National, The
High Violet (Double LP)
[ 4AD LP / 2 LP - released 10/May/2010 ]
High Violet is the highly anticipated follow up to 2007's Boxer. Singer Matt Berninger said of the album in an interview: "I don't think it sounds anything like Alligator, but it's less restrained than Boxer, that's for sure. I don't quite scream my...
I Am Easy To Find cover
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The National
I Am Easy To Find
[ 4AD / CD - released 17/May/2019 ]
On September 3, 2017, director Mike Mills emailed Matt Berninger to introduce himself and in very short order, the most ambitious project of the National's nearly 20-year career was born and plans for a hard-earned vacation died. The Los...
I Am Easy To Find (Limited Deluxe Yellow, Red & Grey Coloured Triple LP) cover
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The National
I Am Easy To Find (Limited Deluxe Yellow, Red & Grey Coloured Triple LP)
[ 4AD / 2 LP - released 17/May/2019 ]
On September 3, 2017, director Mike Mills emailed Matt Berninger to introduce himself and in very short order, the most ambitious project of the National's nearly 20-year career was born and plans for a hard-earned vacation died. The Los...
I Am Easy To Find (Limited LP Clear Coloured Vinyl) cover
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The National
I Am Easy To Find (Limited LP Clear Coloured Vinyl)
[ 4AD / 2 LP - released 17/May/2019 ]
On September 3, 2017, director Mike Mills emailed Matt Berninger to introduce himself and in very short order, the most ambitious project of the National's nearly 20-year career was born and plans for a hard-earned vacation died. The Los...
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The National
Live In Brussels
[ 4AD / CD - released 13/Jul/2018 ]
To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their acclaimed album Boxer, The National chose to perform the record from beginning to end at a very special show in Brussels, Belgium on 9 November 2017. The National have established themselves as...
The National cover
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The National
The National
[ Brassland Records / CD - released 30/Oct/2001 ]
American imported disc.