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Fri 01 Sep, 2017:
Ravel: L'heure espagnole; Chabrier: España

The earlier of Maurice Ravel’s two operas, L’heure espagnole (1908) shares some of the comic spirit of his later one, L’enfant et les...

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Wed 01 Mar, 2017:
Brahms: Serenades – No 1 in D major, Op 11; No 2 in A major, Op 16

Jaime Martín masterminds most pleasing accounts of both of Brahms's youthful serenades with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra (of which he has been...

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Tue 23 Aug, 2016:
Decades: A Century of Song, Volume 1 (1810-1820)

The key issue here is one of national balance. German repertoire from Schubert, Beethoven and Weber greatly dominates this opening volume of Malcolm...

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Wed 10 Aug, 2016:
The Soldier's Return: Guitar works inspired by Scotland

For this recital of works by guitar composers of the early 19th century (Sor, Guiliani, Mertz and Legnani) James Akers plays period 'Romantic' guitars...

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Thu 03 Mar, 2016:
Granados: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 49; Turina: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 1; Caliope (Hymn from Las musas de Andalucia, Op 93 No 9)

These two piano quintets are linked by key – G minor – and the nationality – Spanish – of their composers. The concise, three-movement example...

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Mon 09 Nov, 2015:
Barber: Choral Works

The relationship between Somm Recordings and Paul Spicer’s Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir continues to go from strength to strength as they...

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Fri 28 Aug, 2015:
Amores Pasados – Lute Songs and Transcriptions by Lope de Vega, John Paul Jones, Bécquier, Fletcher, Warlock, Campion, Picforth, Tony Banks, Moeran and Sting

For anyone unacquainted with the eclectic solo career of ex-Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones it might come as a surprise to hear his “Amores...

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Thu 20 Aug, 2015:
Albéniz: Piano Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 78 (Concierto fantástico); Rapsodia española, Op 80; Granados: Concerto in C minor (Patético)

Albéniz’s only completed full-length piano concerto, orchestrated in part by his friend the zarzuela composer Tomás Bretón, and his one-movement...

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Fri 19 Jun, 2015:
Talbot: Path of Miracles

Former member of The Divine Comedy and musical collaborator with The League of Gentlemen among others, Joby Talbot is a prolific composer in many...

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Mon 23 Feb, 2015:
Elliott Bark: (Com)Passionate Music; Shostakovich: Preludes & Fugues Nos 1, 5 & 24, Op 87 (arr Bark); Debussy: Children's Corner Suite (arr Bark)

Classical guitarist Petar Jankovic has combined his six strings with those of a traditional string quartet and the result is a chamber ensemble full...

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Thu 15 Jan, 2015:
Homages: A Musical Dedication

The theme of Swiss guitarist Christoph Denoth’s latest album is pieces specifically dedicated to “a person, a town or a landscape.” A broad...

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Thu 01 Jan, 2015:
Alisa Weilerstein: Solo – Kodály: Sonata, Op 8; Golijov: Omaramor; Cassadó: Suite per violoncello; Sheng: Seven Tunes Heard in China

Kodály’s solo Sonata, Op 8, was long associated almost exclusively with the great János Starker – he recorded it a number of times – but of...

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Tue 09 Sep, 2014:
Paul O'Dette – My Favourite Dowland

Given that he has already recorded a complete set for this label, one might imagine that Paul O’Dette had already said everything he had to say...

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