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Wed 27 Sep, 2017:
Music for Troubled Times: The English Civil War and Siege of York – Choral Works by Byrd, Lawes, Hutchinson, Tomkins, Child, Wilson, Jeffreys and Locke

A country divided, politics in turmoil, religious intolerance on the rise… Nearly four centuries after the English Civil War, England seems barely...

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Mon 11 Sep, 2017:
Hindemith: Ludus Tonalis; Weisgall: Piano Sonata

Pianophiles will need no recommendation to investigate these rich, resonant and robust performances by Martin Perry of Hugo Weisgall’s Piano Sonata...

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Mon 21 Aug, 2017:
In Schubert's Company: Works by Schubert, Akhunov, Desyatnikov & Tabakova

Violist Maxim Rysanov has here assembled an innovative collection of viola music around the works of Schubert, including modern interpretations by...

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Mon 10 Oct, 2016:
Puts: Symphony No 2; River's Rush; Flute Concerto

In its unabashed emotion, high drama and cinematic sweep, the music of Kevin Puts (b.1972) is recognisably American. Certainly it owes a debt to the...

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Wed 24 Aug, 2016:
Music at the Habsburg Court: Concertos and Sonatas by Vivaldi, Ragazzi, Umstatt and Timmer

Vivaldi is the poster-boy here, with his A minor violin concerto from the Op 9, La Cetra, vibrantly performed by violinist and conductor Andrés...

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Wed 03 Aug, 2016:
Lotti: Crucifixus

An almost exact contemporary of Vivaldi, Antonio Lotti wrote extensively for St Mark’s in Venice and his music – so this new Delphian recording...

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Tue 05 Jul, 2016:
Mondonville: Grands Motets – De profundis (1748); Magnus Dominus (1734); Nisi Dominus (1743); Cantate Domino (1743)

A younger contemporary of Rameau, Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville (1711-72) enjoyed considerable success in his lifetime as a violinist with the...

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Thu 30 Jun, 2016:
David Bruce: Gumboots; Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115

Finding a contemporary piece to partner Brahms’s late Clarinet Quintet is not an easy task, but David Bruce’s 2008 composition Gumboots is...

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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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Tue 19 Apr, 2016:
Monteverdi: Operatic Arias and Madrigals

This exciting issue includes various styles of madrigal, other songs and three excerpts from L’incoronazione di Poppea. There is also some...

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Tue 15 Mar, 2016:
Steibelt: Piano Concertos – No 3 in E major, Op 33 (L'orage); No 5 in E flat major, Op 64 (À la chasse); No 7 in E minor (Grand concerto militaire)

Beethoven trounced Daniel Steibelt (1765-1825) in a pianistic duel that delighted frequenters of a Viennese salon in 1800, but his compositions...

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Mon 07 Mar, 2016:
Sculthorpe: Island Songs; Dean: The Siduri Dances; Edwards: Full Moon Dances – Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra

Here’s an intriguing – and entertaining – glimpse into largely overlooked developments in contemporary Australian music with three first...

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Tue 19 Jan, 2016:
Zandonai: Francesca da Rimini

Tricked into marriage with Giannciotto while in love with his brother Paolo, Francesca is also desired by their third brother Malatestino. This opera...

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