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Everyone loves classical music; they just haven't heard the right recordings yet.

Classical Ear delivers a new, professionally written classical CD review every weekday, along with sound clips and links to purchase. Available on your smartphone and computer via an iPhone app or any web browser, it's a smart and convenient way to discover and connect with a wide range of great music via great recordings, and help grow new lovers of classical music.


Fri 27 May, 2016:
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 4 – Nos 16-18 and 24-27

This fourth double-pack in Paavali Jumppanen’s Beethoven series is possibly the best yet, and includes at least one superb performance, the...

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Thu 26 May, 2016:
Ibert: Escales; Sarabande pour Dulcinée; Ouverture de fête; Féerique; Divertissement; Hommage à Mozart; Suite symphonique 'Paris'; Bacchanale

Aided by Chandos sound of almost startling immediacy and sumptuous realism, Neeme Järvi and his stylish Geneva orchestra give meticulously prepared...

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Wed 25 May, 2016:
Scarlatti: 18 Sonatas

I wouldn’t claim to have heard each one of Domenico Scarlatti’s 555 Keyboard Sonatas (but I’d like to), for those many I do know are each the...

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Tue 24 May, 2016:
Goldmark: Rustic Wedding Symphony, Op 31; Overture – Der gefesselte Prometheus, Op 38

With Beecham, Bernstein and Toscanini (in excerpt) as selected forerunners, any candidate in the Goldmark ‘Rustic Wedding’ stakes has to cut the...

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Mon 23 May, 2016:
Smetana: Czech Dances; On the seashore

Cherished memories of the great Rudolf Firkušný come flooding back, but it's clear from Garrick Ohlsson's wholly persuasive and intrepidly...

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