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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…
Schoenberg, Berg & Webern
Karita Mattila (Tove), Anne Sofie von Otter (Waldtaube), Thomas Moser (Waldemar), Philip Langridge (Klaus-Narr), Thomas Quasthoff (Bauer/Sprecher), Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano), Gidon Kremer (violin), Franz Mazura (narrator)
Berliner Philharmoniker, Rundfunkchor Berlin, MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig,...
Iwona Sobotka, Timothy Robinson, Katarina Karnéus, Thomas Zehetmair (violin), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Elzbieta Szmytka, Jadwiga Rappé, Philip Langridge & Thomas Hampson, Florence Quivar, Jon Garrison & John Connell
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, with City of Birmingham...
Both these differing works [Song of the Night and Stabat Mater] are sensitively performed, giving the listener an excellent insight into the contrasting aspects of this composer's work. Rattle's... — More…
Domus: Susan Tomes (piano), Krysia Osostowicz (violin), Timothy Boulton (viola), Richard Lester (cello), with Anthony Marwood (violin)
This isn't music that yields its secrets easily. Despite pages pulsing with all Fauré's sustained radiance and energy, the abiding impression is of music of such profound introspection that you... — More…
Nadine Sautereau, Denise Scharley, Solange Michel, Odette Turba-Rabier, Claudine Verneuil, André Vessières, Yvon le Marc'Hadour, Joseph Peyron, Martha Angelici, Marguérite Legouhy, Maurice Prigent
Maîtrise de la Radioffusion Française / French Radio National Chorus / French Radio National Orchestra,...
Bour's pioneering magical (1947) mono version...should never be forgotten and in some ways is the greatest performance of this sublime score on disc. — More…
Clive Bayley (Calkas), James Thornton (Antenor), Arthur Davies (Troilus), Nigel Robson (Pandarus), Judith Howarth (Cressida), Yvonne Howard (Evadne), David Owen-Lewis (Horaste), Alan Opie (Diomede)
Opera North Chorus, English Northern Philharmonia, Richard Hickox
Troilus and Cressida is here powerfully presented as an opera for the central repertory, traditional in its red-blooded treatment of a big classical subject. Few operas since Puccini's have such... — More…
Elzbieta Szmytka, Florence Quivar, John Connell & Jon Garrison
CBSO Chorus & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
Three of Szymanowski's most important works show Rattle's ability to energise music in which he believes. Sensuality and cogency blend in refined sound. — More…
Elzbieta Szmytka, Florence Quivar, Jon Garrison, John Connell
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle
The first impression here is that Rattle is relatively new to Szymanowski. There's a huge enthusiasm here, a missionary quality that bespeaks the recent convert. On the other hand the care over... — More…