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  • La Nuova Musica set the bar in Gluck's Orfeo ed Eurydice

    ‘This is directorship at its most alert, and aiding Bates is an optimal cast’

  • James Ehnes and the RLPO pay handsome homage to Vaughan Williams

    ‘The music sounds as rapturously beautiful as ever’

  • A masterful performance of two Czech concertos

    ‘Kahánek’s scrupulous attention to the dynamic markings results in a clear-textured performance of rare delicacy’

    Recording of the Month
  • Trifonov completes Rachmaninov Piano Concerto cycle with a flourish

    ‘Trifonov frames the two Concertos with two of his imaginative and resourceful piano transcriptions’

  • An imaginative and witty new release from Hiromi

    ‘Throughout nine varied tracks, Hiromi’s playing is well served by rich, detailed sound’

  • A trilogy of triumph from pianist Francesco Piemontesi

    ‘Piemontesi’s instinctive good taste means he never indulges in histrionics’

  • Handel’s Brockes-Passion in a performance to remember

    ‘Egarr recognises Handel’s often vivid responses to Brockes’s graphic text and draws from them deeply-felt, contrasting emotions’

    Choral & Song
  • Takács Quartet and Hamelin shine in memorable recording

    ‘A treasurable disc’


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