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Rachel Podger (violin)
Arte Dei Suonatori Baroque Orchestra
By the standards of the average Vivaldi violin concerto, the La stravaganza set is quite extravagant stuff, full of fantasy and experiment – novel sounds, ingenious textures, exploratory melodic... — More…
Murray Perahia (piano)
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta
A self-recommending six-disc set...which includes the Gramophone Award-winning disc of the Etudes. As Bryce Morrison said of that disc: 'From Perahia there is order and lucidity at the heart... — More…
Susan Gritton (soprano)
Collegium Musicum 90, Richard Hickox
When the glories of Haydn's late Masses have been widely appreciated, it's sad that Hummel's have been so neglected.
They are for chorus and orchestra alone, without soloists, which may have... — More…
Joan Rodgers (Governess), Ian Bostridge (Prologue/Peter Quint), Jane Henschel (Mrs Grose), Vivian Tierney (Miss Jessel), Julian Leang (Miles), Caroline Wise (Flora)
Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Harding
This performance captures the sense of dislocation essential to this chilling ghost story — More…
Paul Agnew, Brian Asawa, Laura Claycomb, Natalie Dessay, Véronique Gens, Juanita Lascarro, Marijana Mijanovic, Sara Mingardo, Anna Maria Panzarella, Patricia Petibon
Concert d'Astrée, Emmanuelle Haim
Handel-singing surely doesn't come much better than this. — More…
Roland Diry (clarinets), Jagdish Mustry (violin)
Ensemble Modern, Peter Rundel, Bradley Lubman
The most focused work here, Violin Phase (1977), wears its purposefulness on its sleeve.
Jagdish Mistry scintillates as the soloist, never letting go of the tension for a second, so when the... — More…