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Tue 11 Jun, 2019:
Chausson: Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Op 19; Symphony in B flat major, Op 20

Composed between 1882 and 1892 and bearing a dedication to Henri Duparc, Ernest Chausson's glorious orchestral song-cycle, Poème de l'amour et de la...

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Fri 07 Jun, 2019:
Brian: Symphonies Nos 7 and 16; The Tinker's Wedding: Overture

Alexander Walker’s survey of Havergal Brian’s symphonies with the New Russia State Symphony Orchestra is shaping up to be an invaluable series....

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Tue 04 Jun, 2019:
Berlioz: Harold in Italy; Les Nuits d’Été

“All in all, Harold is a disappointing work in so far as the stern philosophy of its opening is not maintained” (J H Elliot in The Master...

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Thu 23 May, 2019:
Lutosławski & Penderecki: Complete music for violin and piano – Lutosławski: Subito; Recitativo e arioso; Partita; Three Miniatures; Penderecki: Sonatas Nos 1 & 2

The Scottish-Polish duo violinist Michael Foyle and pianist Maksim Štšura couple two 20th-century Polish icons on their Delphian Records debut....

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Mon 20 May, 2019:
Haydn: Die sieben letzten Worte (The Seven Last Words) – Orchestral Version

Daring to dig deep, daring to be emotional, daring to throw caution to the winds. They were the objectives of six string quartets formed from students...

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Wed 08 May, 2019:
Ficino Ensemble: Winter – Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115; Sholdice: Winter; Ravel: Introduction and Allegro

Formed in 2012, the Ficino Ensemble has established itself as one of Ireland’s leading chamber groups. Its intelligently programmed, superbly played...

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Fri 03 May, 2019:
Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, Op 120; Bagatelles, Op 119; Bagatelle ‘Für Elise’ WoO 59

Whatever Beethoven thought of Diabelli’s waltz (in two halves, each half repeated), it was the source of a unique set of variations that don’t...

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Tue 30 Apr, 2019:
Bach: Das wohltemperierte Klavier, Volume 1

Thoughtful and measured, poetic and precise, Steven Devine takes a measured but crisply fluid approach that imbues this much recorded music with a...

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Thu 25 Apr, 2019:
Grace Williams: Violin Sonata; Sextet for Oboe, Trumpet, Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano; Suite for Nine Instruments; Romanza; Sarabande; Rondo for Dancing

Glancingly featured on disc, Welsh composer Grace Williams (1906-77) receives a welcome boost with this sympathetically played chamber music...

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Sun 21 Apr, 2019:
Berlioz: L’enfance du Christ

The sesquicentennial commemorations of Berlioz’s death in 1869 get under way with his ‘sacred trilogy’ L’enfance du Christ in a recording that...

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Tue 16 Apr, 2019:
Dennehy: The Last Hotel

Evidence of Irish opera’s current resurgence comes with The Last Hotel, the first of a projected trilogy by composer Donnacha Dennehy and playwright...

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